In the latest WWE Smackdown news and rumors, fans saw an intense match take place during Friday’s Smackdown. It featured Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes in what ended up being a bloodfest due to a vicious post-match attack by Orton.
The recent Friday night Smackdown results saw Randy Orton’s match against former friend Cody Rhodes end with a disqualification. Orton pulled off Rhodes’ protective face mask, then used it as a weapon to clock Cody in the face. From there, Orton snapped, showing the rage of “The Viper” ahead of his upcoming Hell in a Cell match. Orton continued attack Rhodes around the ring, including a shot to the head with a ringside timekeeper’s bell. That ended up legitimately cracking open Rhodes’ head and causing the blood to spill.
According to Bleacher Report’s article, some believe that Orton is due for some sort of punishment by WWE for his recent actions. The reason for that is because this is the “PG era” of WWE where bloodshed is not welcome. Fans of that era love to see it, but it’s not the message WWE wants to send these days. Add to that the fact that two guys were just fired for shoving a referee, and it makes a good case for why Orton should be fined at the very least.
At the very least it should be a “fake fine” similar to what COO Triple H gave to Miz and R-Truth. That will make it look like WWE takes these matters seriously and continue to play up the vicious nature of Randy Orton. With a major Pay-Per-View on the way in about a week, WWE needs Orton to be a part of his big match with Mark Henry at a PPV where blood is technically allowed to spill.