WWE had plans for Riddle and Sheamus’ program to continue after WrestleMania. Those plans were changed around the next night.
Riddle entered into a short program with Randy Orton instead. According to Fightful Select, The Viper was in favor of this feud which helped it along.
Those backstage in WWE said Orton was in favor of working with Riddle, and the changes made.
As Ringside News has exclusively reported in the past, Randy Orton has a certain amount of pull backstage. Obviously, this paid off for Riddle this time around. We will have to see how WWE books this feud in the future.