Vince McMahon is said to be very high up on Randy Orton right now.
It’s being said that McMahon came up to the finish with Orton vs. Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam and praised Orton for taking the beating at the annual event. Many WWE Superstars probably would have complained about a spot like that, but not Orton. The idea was to protect Orton and have him not get pinned, which is why Vince wanted to end it the way it did.
In regards to Orton possibly getting a WWE World Title run, the SmackDown title picture is pretty crowded for the foreseeable future.