10 Wrestling Facts We Didn't Know Last Week (April 8)

Did The Undertaker tell WWE officials he was done after 'Mania 32?

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On the October 12, 2015 episode of Monday Night Raw, Randy Orton suffered an injury that has kept him on the shelf ever since. Over a decade ago, a shoulder issue had forced Orton from the ring, and the problem flared up again during a tag-team bout against The New Day. 

This time, Randy neglected to visit the same surgeon who had worked on him before. Instead, he went under the knife with a new doctor, receiving similar surgery to that performed on rugby players experiencing shoulder pain. It worked a treat, and Orton estimates that he will be back in WWE over the next couple of months.

The company could sure use his star power, but questions remain over just how much time Orton has left as a full-time talent. In this week's article, the WWE star opens up on that issue, revealing how much time he believes is realistic.

In addition to that story, there are also facts related to the likes of Bret Hart, Bill Goldberg and The Undertaker. There's also a fascinating tale told by Vince Russo regarding some Attitude Era backstage heat between Steve Austin and Jeff Jarrett.

 But let's start down at the Performance Center with an NXT star...

10. Finn Balor Always Wanted To Get His Friends Hired

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It's admirable that Finn Balor told Triple H he wanted to head to the NXT developmental system for a while before landing on the main WWE roster. Looking to bed into the company, the Irishman realised that whilst he had been a world-travelled star for years, many casual WWE fans may not know who he was.

In NXT, he has been a revelation. Recasting himself from 'Prince' Devitt to Finn Balor, the guy is the current reigning NXT Heavyweight Champion. As good as he is inside the ring, the man has also been working diligently behind the scenes to try and land his friends jobs.

Speaking with the Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast, Balor said that one of his goals upon signing for WWE was to ensure that he put a good word in for his buddies. Men like AJ Styles, Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson and Shinsuke Nakamura are on that list, and all are currently a part of the WWE system. 

It seems Balor is a man of his word in that respect.


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