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“Somebody That I Have a Legacy With”: Cody Rhodes Confirms Randy Orton’s Return & Addition to Survivor Series WarGames Match

Published 11/20/2023, 11:33 PM EST

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Finally, the WWE has granted wrestling fans their long-awaited moment to cherish. After a lot of speculation for months, Cody Rhodes announced the Viper’s in-ring return. Moreover, he disclosed Orton’s role as their fifth member for the high-stakes Survivor Series WarGames bout.

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Despite not making the announcement with aplomb, Rhodes confirmed the information in a manner that sent the crowd into raptures.

Cody Rhodes finally spilled the beans on Randy Orton’s highly hyped-up return


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After the highly physical encounters between the WarGames contenders, Cody Rhodes took the mic to convey something important. He noted that despite his team failing to clinch the decisive advantage for Survivor Series; he had some good news. The American Nightmare added that Mclntyre’s win tonight allowed them to find their fifth man.

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Hinting at who could be the superstar, Rhodes said, ‘somebody I had a legacy with’. And this was more than enough for the Apex Predator’s fans to be filled with joy. Despite not even hearing his name outright, the WWE faithful garnered the hint and accepted it wholly.


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Now, with this, Orton’s appearance in the squared circle has been confirmed. The wrestling legion can witness the Viper’s return during the upcoming Survivor Series PLE. It’s been a long and arduous journey for the former WWE champion as he looks to grace the squared circle once again. Let’s explore the hardships he faced to make his comeback at the upcoming PLE.

The complete background of Randy Orton’s impending in-ring return

Randy Orton has seen and done it all in his long staggering WWE career, but still, people have been hurting over his hiatus. Now, as the veteran is only a week away from bringing back his mojo, let’s take a deeper look at the backdrop of the situation.

Randy Orton was, is, and will be a forever asset to WWE. He has very little left to add to his legacy at this point in time. The Legend Killer was last seen in action on the May 20, 2022, episode of SmackDown when he alongside Matt Riddle had to drop the Raw Tag Team Championship titles to The Usos during a Championship unification match.


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Not only did he lose the converted gold but Orton also suffered a grave injury. The injury’s severe nature kept him on the fringes until now. After he had undergone back fusion surgery and a long rehabilitation period, fans started to foresee his return. The speculation ran high after Cody Rhodes made a sly hint at his ‘old friend’s return at last week’s Raw before coming up with the full-fledged revelation tonight.

After a long back and forth in the process, fans finally got their prize with Orton gearing up for butt heads against the Judgement Day monsters next week.


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What’s your take on Cody Rhodes’ stellar announcement of Randy Orton being on their team at Survivor Series Wargames? Let us know in the comments.

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Written by:

Shreya Nag


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I had been a casual wrestling fan for a long time and after joining EssentiallySports, I started to watch WWE more attentively. I’ve been hooked on to pro wrestling thanks in large parts to stars like Becky Lynch, Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns. I have cannot go a day without going through my social media feed occupied by their updates.
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Amal Joyce