#NEWS: Randy Orton/The Revival Faction Shot Down

WWE is in the middle of much controversy right now. Between some shady deals, unhappy superstars and social media outbursts, the company is in some considerable hot water. One superstar who may also want to throw the Connecticut-based company further in the fire is a certain 3rd generation superstar. Randy Orton, who is looking to make his stay more comfortable, may have just placed one foot out the door.

While we continue to be on the road to the RKO Decision 2020 in regards to what the Randy Orton plans to do next after his WWE contract ends, we get a bit of background into Randy Orton’s connection with the ‘Top Guys’, The Revival and their short run as a three-man team.

Reports have surfaced that while the multi-time world champion was on Smackdown with The Revival, it was pitched by Orton to creative to form a faction. So much so, Randy moved up the hierarchy. And even presented it to Vince McMahon who subsequently turned it down… then had Orton drafted to RAW.

We aren’t sure if this led to Randy’s now infamous Instagram photo I reported previously, but speculation will definitely arise with this report.

In the meantime, the ‘Top Guys’, more specifically Scott Dawson, is still… “all in”, on this faction:

Either way, we here at Pro Wrestling Post will keep an eye on what happens next between WWE and these three talents. Reports still state Dash and Dawson have not signed a new deal so only time will tell.

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Caul’s Call

I’ve never been hyped for an organically formed faction the way I was for FTRKO. They formed during Orton’s time challenging for Kofi’s title. Randy looked extremely comfortable with Dash and Dawson. Even where you can see he even cracked a smile or two during their run. For the Smackdown champions, they became a lot more ruthless and vigilant. Even wrestling stiff during that time when facing The New Day.

I’m not a fan of speculation. I do hope all this eventually either leads to contract negotiation. Either put the three together again or all three leave to greener pastures.

John Caul
John Caul is a longtime wrestling fan since the Attitude Era. A former color commentator for several independent companies and former owner of independent wrestling company Imperial World Wrestling, John currently spends his time interacting with wrestling fans on Twitter while enjoying podcasts such as Cheap Heat and Jobber Tears.