A news item on their official website contains quotes from Orton himself, as well as WWE COO Triple H.
“We don’t allow chair shots to the head in WWE. We understand it was in the heat of the moment but we take this very seriously and as a result, Orton and Bryan were fined.”
Orton was also quoted about the fine;
“Trust me, it was enough.”
The news does not appear on the company’s corporate website, leading to speculation that the story is actually a work, especially as the last time that talent were fined for chairshots to the head – Triple H and Undertaker at WrestleMania 27 – it was announced on the Corporate site.