Either Randy Orton is a massive troll, or he’s hinting at something huge in his latest post on Instagram.
The multi-time WWE Champion has just a few months left on his WWE contract, and is yet to re-sign, leading many to assume that he is interested in joining AEW.
Orton has just posted the below picture on Instagram with the caption “tick tock tick tock”, and went on to tag a number of stars who have also been linked with moves away from WWE.
As you can see, he’s standing in front of a plaque which reads “elite”, and I don’t think I really need to dive into why that’s a hint.
AEW World Champion Chris Jericho then replied with: “Send in a tape and some pix and I’ll see what I Can do….?”
Orton has been very open with his praise for AEW, appearing on a recent live Twitch stream and saying:
“That AEW looks f**kin’ cool, huh?”
“The show [AEW: Dynamite debut] started…i’ll tell you what it’s that big show feel. Cody and Sammy Guevara, that kid can do some sh*t. I’d love to work with that kid. They had a great match. I thought that opening the show with that match is a good idea and well received.”
While many will say this is just Orton having fun, there is no doubt that he has connections within AEW, and he has not signed a contract extension with WWE.
If it were to happen, it would be a move on the same level as Chris Jericho in terms of Vince McMahon viewing it as traitorous, so we’ll see if Randy has the nerve to do it.