Randy Orton’s Injury Reportedly Kayfabe, Reason Why Dana Brooke Isn’t Pushed In WWE

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Randy Orton seemingly suffered a knee injury during his recent match with AJ Styles in Hershey, PA.

The Apex Predator attempted an RKO within the first few minutes but The Phenomenal One managed to evade; Orton landed awkwardly and fell. WWE medics rushed to the ring to check on Orton and the referee called off the match.

Dave Meltzer reported on the Wrestling Observer message board that Orton’s injury isn’t legitimate and only part of the storyline.

Hopefully, the ongoing feud between Orton and Styles will culminate at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view next month and so will the rivalry between The Viking Raiders and The OC.

Dana Brooke has been enjoying plenty of television time on Friday Night SmackDown in recent weeks. Her budding relationship with Hall Of Fame Class Of 2020 inductee, Dave Bautista has garnered plenty of fan attention and WWE seems ardent on making full use of the steam while it lasts.

Despite all the opportunities, Brooke hasn’t received any significant push to date. It’s been over 3 years since her main roster debut, yet WWE hasn’t viewed Brooke anything more than a mere enhancement talent.

On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that Brooke’s status in WWE is the sole reason behind her not receiving any push despite being presented as a viable Superstar now and then.

“That’s what you have enhancement talent for and Dana Brooke is enhancement talent. So, she’s there when they need a heel — now Dana Brooke may get a win now — you know because they do 50/50 booking, it won’t mean anything too much, but you know she’s not the one being pushed.”

Lacey Evans is the one that they’re behind. Dana’s just there to lose when they need a loss. If they need a win she’ll take a win.”

Hopefully, Brooke will be able to break out of the “enhancement talent” territory before WWE buries her once and for all.