WWE Championship Match
Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Randy Orton
What we learned: We learned here that a great build doesn’t always mean a great match.
What the hell happened here? For months, the story of Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt has been the best thing on WWE television and the payoff was horrible. I will say that both entrances were pretty sweet as 70,000 “fireflies” lighting up the Citrus Bowl was definitely a sight to see and the snake during Orton’s intro on the ramp was very nice as well. But then the match started and things went downhill from there.
First of all, what was with the images inside of the ring? I’m all for a nice “wow” factor but that was more of a “what exactly is happening” factor. I know what they were trying to do here but it did not sit well with me and even the live crowd didn’t exactly know what to do with it. All it did was stop any momentum the match had and that really wasn’t that much anyway. I did like the Sister Abigail and the RKO on the outside but those were the only real highlights of this bout.
Wyatt would eventually hit Sister Abigail in the ring but Orton was able to kick out and then after another one of the insect deals, Orton shoved Wyatt and hit a pretty average RKO for the victory and his 13th world title win. Okay then.
What’s next: There’s no way that this is over and these two will likely go at it again soon as Bray obviously has his rematch clause, but let’s hope that the next match is better than this. It’s unfortunate that Wyatt was finally given a chance to be the WWE Champion but his reign simply turned into a transitional one and he got knocked back down again on Sunday night. The match was bad, the finish was worse and the aftermath needs to somehow make up for it.