Not exactly the biggest surprise. Over the last few weeks on “Smackdown Live”, Bray Wyatt’s “Wrestlemania XXXIII” opponent has been in question. First it was Randy Orton, then it was either Luke Harper or AJ Styles, then it was either Orton or Styles. After tonight though, we have a definitive answer as to who will be challenging Wyatt for the title at the biggest show of the year. Let’s get to it.
This week on “Smackdown Live”, Orton defeated Styles to officially become the #1 contender for Bray Wyatt’s Smackdown World Title. This comes a week after Orton burned Wyatt’s barn down and leaves Styles with nothing to do at “Wrestlemania XXXIII”. In theory he’ll be facing Commissioner Shane McMahon, who Styles had words with earlier in the night. You can read the full results here.
Opinion: You had to know this one was coming and it was hardly the biggest shocker. This was a pretty easily predicted match all the way back in 2016 when Orton joined Wyatt in the first place. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing though as the match should be good and could help solidify Wyatt as a main event player going forward.
Randy Orton vs. AJ Styles - Winner to headline WrestleMania: SmackDown LIVE, March 7, 2017
Who do you see winning this match? If Wyatt retains, who takes the title off of him? Let us know in the comments below.