Robert Keith Orton is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, “Cowboy” Bob Orton. He is the father of wrestler Randy Orton, who is signed to WWE. Orton’s father, Bob Orton, Sr., and brother, Barry O, were also professional wrestlers.
Orton’s father, Bob Orton Jr., had been involved in the feud between Randy and Undertaker for months and in their climactic Hell in a Cell match, he interfered. During the match, both Bob and The Undertaker bladed and bled heavily, with Orton cut open at the hands by Undertaker.
Even though they were bleeding on each other, the elder Orton neglected to tell The Undertaker that he had Hepatitis C which he had tested positive for in his teenage years. Since it can stay dormant for a very long time in some cases, he never became symptomatic and forgot about it until he tested positive while undergoing a WWE physical.
Talent relations department head John Laurinaitis was told about the positive test. In spite of his health status, Bob was cleared to wrestle and bleed by WWE booker Johnny Ace, and nobody, including Laurinaitis told The Undertaker. Understandably, Undertaker was furious when he found out after the match from the doctor, who was a friend of his.
Thankfully, The Undertaker didn’t contract Hepatitis C. Bob Orton Jr. was fired a couple months later.