Randy Orton had ultimate protection on this week's episode of Monday Night Raw and was announced in the co-main event of Hell in a Cell, where he will face John Cena in the structure.
We first reported on September 15, 2014 here at WrestlingNewsWorld.com that Orton wasn't happy with his booking and had approached WWE officials about taking some time off towards the end of the year. With the company being light on top talent, WWE officials were reluctant to grant his request. Instead, they were going out of their way to cater to him to convince him to stay on. The original plan was for him to face Roman Reigns at Hell in a Cell but his injury of course changed that.
Orton was not happy with the idea of facing the LOSER of Cena vs. Dean Ambrose at Hell in a Cell, which is likely why his opponent was determined on this week's episode of Raw. You can read about a recent backstage interaction between Vince McMahon and Orton at this link.
The protection of Orton on this week's Raw was not be accident as the company was adamant to push him as the co-headliner of this month's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view.