WWE: Roman Reigns Not Scheduled for Survivor Series, Randy Orton Return Update, New Events Added to 2024 Schedule

Roman Reigns Reportedly Not Scheduled for WWE Survivor Series 2023

Roman Reigns reportedly is currently not scheduled to work at WWE’s Survivor Series 2023 event next month in Chicago, Illinois, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

Dave Meltzer reported that his sources stated that WWE officials currently do not have any plans for Reigns to work at next month’s event. Meltzer reported that this is notable due to Survivor Series’ status as a traditional Big Four event for WWE.

Meltzer reported that following next month’s Crown Jewel 2023 event, Reigns’ next scheduled title defense for his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship would not be until next year’s Royal Rumble event.

Randy Orton Back Injury & WWE Return Status Update

As noted before, Randy Orton has been out of action for WWE since May of 2022 due to a back injury and had underwent back fusion surgery this past November. Orton and WWE officials have targeted a potential return date by next month’s Survivor Series 2023 event.

Dave Meltzer reported in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter that his sources spoken to stated that WWE officials still have a suggested time frame of Survivor Series 2023 for Orton’s official return from injury.

Meltzer reported that Orton’s doctors had recently suggested to him that he retire due to his back issues but Orton refused and currently wants to wrestle until he’s 50 years old if possible.

WWE Adds 27 New Dates for 2024 Events Touring Schedule

TKO Group announced earlier today that WWE has added twenty-seven new live events for their current 2024 live events touring schedule.

These new events dates cover the months of January 2024 to March 2024.

It was also announced that tickets for these upcoming events will officially go on sale starting on November 3rd.

Official press release:


Tickets On Sale Friday, November 3

STAMFORD, Conn., October 27, 2023 – WWE®, part of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), today announced 27 live events as part of the company’s 2024 touring schedule. Tickets go on sale next Friday, November 3 at 10 a.m. local.

The schedule includes:

Friday, Jan. 5: Friday Night SmackDown – Vancouver, Rogers Arena

Saturday, Jan. 6: SuperShow – Spokane, Wash. Spokane Arena

Sunday, Jan. 7: SuperShow – Wenatchee, Wash. Town Toyota Center

Monday, Jan. 8: Monday Night RAW – Portland, Ore. Moda Center

Friday, Jan. 12: Friday Night SmackDown – Lincoln, Neb, Pinnacle Bank Arena

Saturday, Jan. 13: SuperShow – Las Cruces, N.M., Pan American Center

Sunday, Jan. 14: SuperShow – Rio Rancho, N.M. Rio Rancho Event Center

Monday, Jan. 15: Monday Night RAW – North Little Rock, Ark. Simmons Bank Arena

Friday, Jan. 19: Friday Night SmackDown – Atlanta, Ga. State Farm Arena

Saturday, Jan. 20: SuperShow – Montgomery, Ala. Garrett Coliseum

Sunday, Jan. 21: SuperShow – Jackson, Miss. Mississippi State Fair Coliseum

Monday, Jan. 22: Monday Night RAW – New Orleans, Smoothie King Center

Friday, Jan. 26: Friday Night SmackDown – Miami, Kaseya Center

Friday, Feb. 2: Friday Night SmackDown – Birmingham, Ala., Legacy Arena

Saturday, Feb. 3: Road to WrestleMania – Knoxville, Tenn. Knoxville Civic Coliseum

Monday, Feb. 5: Monday Night RAW – St. Louis, Enterprise Center

Friday, Feb. 9: Friday Night SmackDown – Charlotte, N.C. Spectrum Center

Monday, Feb. 12: Monday Night RAW – Lexington, Ky. Rupp Arena

Friday, Feb. 16: Friday Night SmackDown – Salt Lake City Delta Center

Saturday, Feb. 17: Road to WrestleMania – Oakland, Calif. Oakland Arena

Sunday, Feb. 18: Road to WrestleMania – Fresno, Calif. Save Mart Center

Monday, Feb. 19: Monday Night RAW – Anaheim, Calif. Honda Center

Monday, Feb. 26: Monday Night RAW – San Jose, Calif. SAP Center

Friday, March 1: Friday Night SmackDown – Glendale, Ariz. Desert Diamond Arena

Monday, March 4: Monday Night RAW – San Antonio, Frost Bank Center

Friday, March 8: Friday Night SmackDown – Dallas, American Airlines Center

Wednesday, March 22: Friday Night SmackDown – Milwaukee, Fiserv Forum