WWE have confirmed that Randy Orton suffered ‘minor burns to his face’ after he was hit with a fireball on Monday Night Raw.
The Viper was due to face WWE champ Drew McIntyre in the main event of the show before the episode was plunged into a dramatic last-minute change.
WWE star Randy orton was struck in the face with a fireball on Raw
The company has confirmed The Viper suffered ‘minor burns’ in the shock incident
The title holder has tested positive for Covid-19 – forcing him out of a live and in-person appearance last night.
Legend Triple H ended up filling the void, and he battled The Viper at the end of the show in the quickly thrown together bout.
However, the fight between the two former Evolution members came to a dramatic halt when the lights went out.
And when they returned Orton found himself in the ring with Alexa Bliss.
The female star then proceeded to throw a fireball straight into the 14-time world champ’s face.
And that left the veteran writhing in agony as the show went off-the-air.
Now a WWE statement has confirmed the extent of the damage.
It read: “WWE Digital has learned that Randy Orton suffered minor burns to the face following the fireball attack by Alexa Bliss on Raw.
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“The Legend Killer laid down a challenge for Triple H at the beginning of the night and was in a battle with The Game when Bliss emerged from the darkness.”
It also promised that the icon would provide a condition on his health on next week’s episode of Raw.
The attack was the latest chapter in the dark story between Orton and Bliss’ new found friend ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt.
Wyatt has not been seen since TLC when Orton burned him alive in the ring after winning their Firefly Inferno match.
He then teased he had done the same to Bliss the next night on Raw.
Wyatt has not been seen since TLC, but it appears the rivalry between the two is set to continue for some time.
And they may be on a collision course to settle their differences at the upcoming Royal Rumble on January 31.
The stunning scenario was the latest chapter in the gripping storyline between the twoCredit: WWE.com
Orton previously teased he had set Bliss on fire several weeks agoCredit: WWE
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