Randy Orton apparently joked about some of the recent allegations against him during the dark main event at Tuesday's WWE TV tapings in Greenville, South Carolina. That match saw Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson and WWE Champion AJ Styles defeat Orton, Samoa Joe and WWE United States Champion Shinsuke Nakamura.
Orton approached some of the WWE staff members at ringside before the match and offered his hand for a shake, shaking the hand of one guy while laughing. The whole group then broke out in laughter.
This appeared to poking fun at the recent sexual harassment allegations against Orton. Former WWE writer Court Bauer noted in an older MLW Podcast that Orton would greet new WWE creative writers by putting his hand down his pants, pulling out his penis, touching himself and then introducing himself.
"For every new writer that would show up, he'd come in the room, put his hand down his pants, pull out his dick, touch himself, then say 'I'm Randy Orton, shake my hand... oh you don't want to shake my hand? You're big leaguing me? That's f--ked up man. Should I tell Vince and Steph you won't shake Randy Orton's hand?
The writers would all start sweating and backing up into the corner, the guys dick is still hanging out, and he would be there cutting a promo on a guy with his dick hanging out for like five minutes. Court goes on to say Orton was very intense so you could never tell if he was f--king with you or he was really hot."
The allegations have resurfaced on platforms like Reddit alongside seeing mainstream media outlets picking up the story. WWE responded to media inquires and noted that they were looking into the matter but it's believed that there will be no action taken. The reaction from Orton and the WWE crew members could be a sign of how the allegations are being looked at within the company.