Randy Orton’s entry in the 2021 Royal Rumble match was made on January 8th, but he already has a huge match slated for the pay-per-view. There is a reason why WWE put him in the Royal Rumble match.

Ringside News exclusively reported that Bray Wyatt vs Randy Orton is still slated for a big gimmick match on the January 31st pay-per-view event. Those plans are still on.

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted that Orton’s Royal Rumble entry was a “red herring.” He is still locked into a match against The Fiend. Now we will have to see how they continue building that match.

Orton vs. Fiend in a gimmick match was the only other match we’ve heard as going to happen. Orton [in the Royal Rumble match] “was a Red Herring when it was announced but obviously everything is open to change”


Randy Orton had a fireball shot in his face by Alexa Bliss this week on RAW. That was an angle which drew considerable attention online, racking up over 3 million views in a matter or days. WWE has plans to continue Wyatt and Orton’s storyline, and the Royal Rumble is still set to be the site of a big collision.

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