Randy Orton shocked the wrestling world when he became the new WWE champion, defeating Drew McIntyre at WWE Hell in a Cell. The feud between the two is well-documented although most did not expect the WWE title to change hands.

Some are now left befuddled behind the plan to suddenly change WWE champions. Orton will face Roman Reigns at WWE Survivor Series in a champion vs. champion match happening on Nov. 22. It will be a treat for WWE fans although it is advisable to also look at the storyline leading to this match.

For Orton, the win allowed him to move up and tie Triple H as a 14-time world champion. Only John Cena and Ric Flair are ahead of them with 16. His feud with McIntyre is expected to continue although a potential third figure has been added in Bray Wyatt, also known as “The Fiend.”

Wyatt emerged from the darkness on the Oct. 26 edition of WWE Raw. It all started when Orton guested on “Moment of Bliss” with both talking about the title and a bit of history. Orton has some unfinished with “The Fiend” as well so that is another storyline to follow.

With the protagonists set, Orton could end up defending his title in a Triple-Threat match with McIntyre and Wyatt. Unless the WWE creative team has something else in mind, a new champion could emerge. If not that route, Edge could be inserted in a possible four-way match, making it a pretty wild skirmish to watch out for.

But as far as Orton’s feud, it could carry on with the WWE star who also falls short. If not, some feel that another old face may rise from the ashes. Edge has feuded with The Legend Killer, returning and winning over Orton at Wrestlemania 36, Dave Meltzer reported. Orton got even at Backlash, meaning a rubber match could be set moving forward.

If Edge enters the picture to renew his rivalry with Orton, it could be a McIntyre vs. Wyatt feud anew. If Orton vs. Edge is set up at Wrestlemania 37, it won’t come as a surprise if McIntyre faces “The Fiend” to determine who will be the WWE champion after the biennial meet.

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