Bray Wyatt Defeats Randy Orton
Fans and bookmakers alike seemed convinced that Randy Orton was going to pick up the victory over Bray Wyatt in the first ever ‘house of horror’s match this Sunday night, but the removal of the WWE title from the picture has planted a few seeds of doubt.
With the title not in the picture, there is no reason that Bray can not win at Payback, other than saving face for Randy, who is currently in possession of the most important belt in the company.
There are a number of ways Bray could win this without damaging Randy, but one of the most logical is an interference from Jinder Mahal costing Randy. The WWE are keen to establish Jinder as a viable threat quickly and having him and the Bollywood Boyz interrupt here would instantly give the stable some credibility on a big stage.
If Bray is set to feud with Finn Balor once this ends, which seems highly likely, then he needs to keep some sort of momentum up and a victory here would definitely keep him established as a main event player on Monday nights.