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WWE announces storyline update on Randy Orton

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WWE has announced a storyline update on Randy Orton following the show-closing angle of Monday's episode of Raw.

Monday's show ended with Alexa Bliss shooting a fireball into Orton's face. In their storyline update, WWE claimed that Orton "suffered minor burns to the face following the fireball attack by Alexa Bliss on Raw."

The full storyline update is available below:

WWE Digital has learned that Randy Orton suffered minor burns to the face following the fireball attack by Alexa Bliss on Raw.

The Legend Killer laid down a challenge for Triple H at the beginning of the night and was in a battle with The Game when Bliss emerged from the darkness.

Don't miss Raw next Monday at 8/7 C on USA Network for the latest update on Orton's condition.

Orton was supposed to face WWE Champion Drew McIntyre in a non-title match on Monday's Raw, but that couldn't happen due to McIntyre testing positive for COVID-19. A fight between Orton and Triple H instead headlined the episode. The lights went out during the fight and Bliss replaced Triple H in the ring. Bliss then shot the fireball into Orton's face.

Orton defeated "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt in a Firefly Inferno match at December's TLC pay-per-view. On Raw two weeks ago, a cliffhanger closed the show as Bliss challenged Orton to set her on fire like he did to The Fiend. Orton did an interview the following week saying that he hates himself for showing mercy and not lighting Bliss on fire. Orton vowed to direct that hatred toward other people.