In an update on the decision to remove Randy Orton from his match against Bray Wyatt at last night’s WWE Backlash pay-per-view, the decision was something that the company had been discussing over the last 7-10 days, according to a report from who note that the plan to go with Kane as the substitute in the match had been in place as a “Plan B” and was not a last minute decision and not a situation that the company did not see coming.

The report notes that Orton’s situation is being described as concussion-related and that Orton has not consistently been able to pass the company’s medical testing, to the point where WWE’s medical staff would be comfortable with Orton taking bumps. He was reportedly spotted late last week in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the same city that Dr. Joseph Maroon, who oversees the WWE Wellness Policy is situated and was not on the road for the SmackDown live events over the weekend, coming in specifically for his appearances at the WWE Backlash pay-per-view.