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WWE Releases Injury Update On Randy Orton,Jim Cornette Says WWE Is In Trouble When Vince McMahon Passes Away , Bobby Lashley Says He Wants To Return To WWE, More

December 30, 2011   ·   0 Comments

WWE.com has released details concerning Randy Orton’s condition following an injury he suffered at Tuesday’sSmackDown taping, including how long The Viper could be sidelined.

Although the full extent of his injury remains to be seen, WWE physician Dr. Michael Sampson examined Orton and updated WWE.com about his condition.

“Randy suffered a herniated disc on the L4-L5 level on the left side, and that’s resulting in pain and weakness down his leg.” Sampson explained. “He’s going to need some time off for rehab, anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy.”

WWE.com adds that the injury could keep him sidelined for a few weeks.

Sheamus will replace Orton in Street Fights against Wade Barrett at WWE live events this week.

During an interview with SLAM! Wrestling, MMA fighter and former WWE & TNA superstar Bobby Lashley says that he would like to return to WWE sometime in the future.

Lashley, who recently captured his first MMA championship, said he’s eager to settle up on “unfinished business” and “there’s still something’s to accomplish in WWE.”

“I’m completely open to going back, I would love to come back and do something big if there was an opportunity presented, I would definitely consider it,” he said. “While I would do it, if the chance never came my way then I would be completely content in continuing with what I’m doing at the moment and that’s continuing wrestling and trying to become the best possible fighter I can be.” 

To read the full interview, head over to Slam.Canoe.Ca.

— Radar Online reports Thursday that 14-time Major League Baseball All-Star Alex Rodriguez is dating former WWE Diva Torrie Wilson.

The 36-year-old former pro wrestler spent the holidays with her family in Boise, Idaho, where Rodriguez was coincidentally spotted as well.

Rodriguez and Wilson were photographed earlier this month taking a bike ride together in Miami, Florida. Wilson was also spotted in photographs taken earlier this year while Rodriguez was vacationing in Mexico with friends George Clooney and Stacy Keibler.

— Randy Savage is mentioned in the Chicago Sun-Times list of notable sports deaths in 2011. The legendary wrestler died of a sudden heart attack while driving with his wife, Barbara Lynn Payne, in Seminole, Florida on the morning of May 20, 2011.

Paul “Triple H” Levesque’s promotion in September 2010 to WWE’s Executive Senior Advisor made official what was already informally apparent: Vince McMahon’s son-in-law will one day run the sports entertainment empire. Speaking toPower Slam, Jim Cornette comments on whether Levesque is qualified to succeed McMahon as head honcho of WWE.

“Nobody’s qualified to replace McMahon,” says Cornette. “Vince is one of a kind, a guy who will never come along again.

“Triple H is a student of the business, but he’s still got his own little quirks. He’s Vince’s son-in-law, and he’s being groomed for the spot because he thinks in large part like Vince McMahon in terms of what a star is supposed to look like: a jacked-up bodybuilder. So, some things are not going to change. He’s probably going to bring a more youthful approach to it, although [Triple H is] in his early 40s. So, he’s not exactly youthful—but Vince is 66.

“So, no: nobody’s qualified to replace Vince. [Triple H] might do an okay job. But, personally, I think when General Patton [Vince] passes on, I think they’re in trouble. [WWE is] always going to exist because they have a lot of money in the bank and they’ve grown into such a global company, but I don’t think there’s going to be any giant ground broken or revolutionary things done after Vince is gone.”

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