As seen on tonight’s WWE SmackDown, Randy Orton refused to take his title shot against WWE Champion Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 33, pledging allegiance to Wyatt. Orton said as long as Wyatt is the master and he is the servant, Orton refuses to face him at WrestleMania.
“As long as you are the master and I am the servant, I refuse to face you at WrestleMania,” Orton said. “I pledge my undying allegiance to you, Bray Wyatt!”
Daniel Bryan announced on tonight’s episode of Talking Smack that they will have a Battle Royal to determine a new #1 contender for the WWE Title on next week’s episode of SmackDown Live.
The #1 contender would then go on to face Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 33 for the Championship.
BREAKING: @WWEDanielBryan announces a #1Contender #BattleRoyal NEXT WEEK on #SDLive to replace @RandyOrton, who refuses to face Bray Wyatt! pic.twitter.com/f9WCD4D6Tz
— WWE (@WWE) February 15, 2017
Also confirmed for next week’s show is Nikki Bella vs. Natalya in a Falls Counts Anywhere match.