Randy Orton met with Vince McMahon, Triple H and other WWE officials on Friday. While specifics of the meeting have not been disclosed as of this writing, I’m told there is still the possibility the company cuts ties with Orton and releases him.
The feeling is if the company can no longer push him as a main event talent, there isn’t enough upside to keep him around. Orton’s current position, with two public Wellness strikes, allows no room for error and many feel like even if it gets back on the “straight and narrow,” one mistake results in a mandatory termination.
Making matters worse, Orton is currently under a lucrative 10-year contract and WWE would save money by terminating it and spending the money elsewhere. Even if he was brought back and pushed as a mid-card talent, I’m told the company can’t justify the amount currently stipulated in his agreement.