Update: WWE Rep Confirms to WZ That Randy Orton Fan Attack Was Not Part of a Storyline

Nick Paglino

Randy OrtonWZ has been contacted by a WWE spokesperson, who has issued the following statement to the site:

“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.”

In addition to the above statement, the WWE rep did confirm that the fan attack was NOT part of a storyline.

As we noted in our live results from earlier today, Randy Orton did indeed compete during tonight's Cape Town show in a match against Wade Barrett.

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