Don't expect to see much of Randy Orton on WWE TV in early 2018.
According to reports, Orton will be working the second and fourth weeks of January as well as the February 6th WWE SmackDown! Live TV tapings. Following those dates, he will have the rest of February and all of March off.
Orton, who turns 38 in April, will be entering his 18th year in WWE next year. He is expected to work WrestleMania 34 and is currently advertised for the April 9th post-WM34 SmackDown! Live taping, however he is not expected to be part of the annual WWE WrestleMania Revenge Tour of Europe in May.