Randy Orton is officially coming back.
On the November 20 episode of WWE Raw, Orton was named as the fifth and final member of Team Cody (Cody Rhodes, Sami Zayn, Seth Rollins, Jey Uso) in their WarGames match against the Judgment Day (Damian Priest, Finn Balor, Dominik Mysterio, and JD McDonagh) and Drew McIntyre. That match is set for the Survivor Series premium live event on Saturday, November 25.
Cody Rhodes announced Orton was his team's final member at the end of the show on November 20. Rhodes had noted that he called an old friend, and he came through. Rhodes stated that he had a legacy with this teammate, and he was the Apex Predator, before he named him. Orton did not appear on the show, so it seems like his return will come at WWE Survivor Series: WarGames.
Orton has been out of action for nearly 18 months, as he last wrestled on the May 20, 2022 episode of WWE SmackDown. On that show, Orton and Matt Riddle lost the Raw Tag Team Championships to The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso). Since then, Orton has been sidelined following back fusion surgery.
Fightful Select previously reported that Randy Orton would be the final member of Team Rhodes for WWE Survivor Series.