At this point Randy Orton has been in the ranks of the WWE for the last seventeen years. Unlike some other top stars Randy has had a lot of ups and downs in his career struggling to really keep his stock high in the company at all times. Early it seemed like Randy would be the first person to break through from the 2002 rookie class, but that changed after the flop World Title reign in 2004. Fast forward to modern times when Randy has become the elder statesman it has been a sight really seeing Randy get push to the background in favor of names like Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, Seth Rollins, and others.
However, since the start of his feud with Kofi Kingston it seems like Randy has found his way out of the background and into the foreground once again. Even though their first meeting leaned a bit much on the history these two men have mounted in the last decade and not enough on making the match memorable things have seemingly picked up in recent weeks. Recently a rise in intensity has given the feud some much needed energy. Now with sides even and Randy taking The Revival under his wing similar to the way he took Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase under his wing many years ago things have changed again.
Last week on Raw the trio attacked the New Day and "injured" Xavier Woods and though there is no indication of when we will be seeing Woods again it would help the feud and the new trio if he missed a few weeks. In my opinion, Woods shouldn't be on television this week and instead Kofi & Big E should give us an update on him. Next week he should be selling the injuries, because there is no need to rush through this and the longer Woods is gone the more dangerous it makes Orton and The Revival seem. I love this new combination, because everyone knows how valued Orton is in the company and seeing him with The Revival could mean the team has finally been placed in a spot to succeed like they deserve.
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