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By Mike Johnson on 2016-09-11 15:33:00

Randy Orton will not be competing tonight at WWE Backlash, PWInsider has confirmed.  Orton was slated to wrestle Bray Wyatt. There is no word yet on how WWE will handle the situation in terms of its storylines.

According to multiple sources, Orton has yet to be cleared by WWE to compete in the ring after the TKO finish of the SummerSlam match against Brock Lesnar.  WWE had been hoping Orton would be cleared over this past week, but that did not happen.  

The issue appears to be concussion-related, which would mean Orton has not passed an Impact test.

There is a great chance that the scheduled rematch between Orton and Lesnar on September 24th in Chicago will not take place as well, unless Orton is cleared before then.  As of now, that bout is still up in the air.

Orton is backstage at the Backlash PPV in Richmond, Virginia.


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