John Cena is the number one guy in the WWE. There is no one the company feels is more valuable than him. The only man that comes close is Randy Orton. He will be around for a long time and the WWE is counting on him to make them a lot of money in the future. So it's always a good idea to try your best to not piss either of these guys off, especially Orton.
We all remember Ken Anderson getting fired for botching a suplex on Orton. It was widely speculated that Orton had gone to management with his issues with how Anderson worked in the ring and finally he confirmed as much:
I did tell Ken that he shouldn't be dropping me on my head with such a simple basic move. He never said sorry, and even called me a liar after the match. I remember looking at him in disbelief. And yes, I did tell management I did not want to work with him after that. Who wouldn't? That's my side.
There was also an instance with Kofi Kingston this past January when Kofi messed up the timing of the finish to a match between the two. Orton very clearly yelled at Kingston right there on camera, calling him stupid and cursing at him. The problem was that Kofi was in the midst of his big main event push. Guess what happened to that? Yep.
Now we have yet another instance of a wrestler getting on Orton's bad side. On the July 26th Raw, Randy Orton had a match against Jey Uso with Sheamus at ringside. Orton defeats Uso and invites Sheamus into the ring. While he's doing so Jimmy Uso comes in and attacks Orton. Sheamus tries to capitalize but Orton moves and he knocks Uso out of the ring. When Sheamus turns around Orton gives him the RKO.
After a few seconds the Miz music hits and he comes down to try to cash in the money in the bank briefcase. While the ref is holding Miz back and waiting for Sheamus to get to his feet so he can "officiallly" start the match, Orton, who had been pacing outside the ring, quickly comes back in and hits the RKO on the Miz. Immediately after you can see Orton start yelling and screaming "you motherf--". Apparently Randy felt like the Miz was positioned as such to give away the fact that he was going to get hit with the RKO. You can watch the video here and judge for yourself. Personally, I can see where Orton has a problem. It's a pretty big mistake to make on the part of the Miz.
The question now becomes, are we going to see him quickly fade back down to the mid-card? Well, if history is any indicator don't be surprised if it that is exactly what happens.