Ric Flair recently noted on his WOOOOO! Nation podcast that WWE Superstar Randy Orton may be looking to work a lighter or reduced WWE schedule in the near future.
Flair mentioned it would be similar to a schedule Shawn Michaels had before he retired, where Michaels would work a number of shows before having time off. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that Orton has been granted several weekends off this year already, and he’s probably financially stable and doesn’t need to be on the road as much anymore.
WWE / NXT star Alex Riley recently posted the following update, noting he is closer to making his in-ring return:
— Alex Riley (@AlexRileyWWE) August 27, 2015