WWE’s Royal Rumble event is going down on January 27th from Tropicana Field. The company has plenty of time to build toward those big matches, but Roman Reigns’ opponent is already seemingly set.

Randy Orton returned to WWE, and he eventually inked an exclusive deal with SmackDown. That will see him on the same brand as the Bloodline, a stable he wants revenge against for the 18 months of action he had to miss. Naturally, The Apex Predator is setting his sights on Roman Reigns.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer mentioned that he was told that Randy Orton vs Roman Reigns is an option for the Royal Rumble. As of right now, it is WWE’s strongest option, because other top names seem to be busy with other programs at the moment.

“I know that it was under consideration. I also know that there were other ideas, too. I thought from I watched RAW on Monday that it was gonna be Roman vs Randy at the pay-per-view. There are ideas, but it’s possible that there were other ideas, too, so we’ll see how it plays out. This is the strongest, by far. You could do Punk, but it’s too early, and Punk is with Rollins. Kevin Owens is going with Logan Paul.”


“The angle basically told you, right? They got 9 weeks to promote it, so that’s what I expect it being. Nothing else makes sense.

We will have to see how WWE books the Royal Rumble event. There are plenty of options, but it appears that Randy Orton will be a big time player in this situation as everything shakes out in the end.

WWE is rolling pretty strong as they exit 2023. Only time will tell what fans are talking about by the end of the year. The Royal Rumble will certainly give fans a lot to talk about as they kick off 2024.

What’s your take on Roman Reigns vs Randy Orton for the Undisputed Universal Title at the Royal Rumble? Let us know what you think in the comments section!

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