WWE reps contacted me on behalf of WrestlingNewsWorld.com to confirm the Randy Orton attack in South Africa was not part of a storyline. They sent along the following statement:
“On Tuesday night at a WWE live event, Randy Orton was attacked in the ring from behind by a South African fan, who is being held by authorities pending criminal charges. Thankfully, Randy is well enough to continue performing on the tour in South Africa.”
For those that missed it, there was an incident following Orton vs. Big E Langston at Tuesday night’s WWE live event in Cape Town, South Africa. After Orton’s victory, a member of the audience, identified as 20-year-old Tshepo Sekhabi, jumped in the ring and delivered a “low blow” to Orton’s groin as he was celebrating in the corner. Sekhabi was quickly retained and Orton responded by delivering double middle fingers.
A clear video of the incident is available at this link.