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5 possible matches for Randy Orton at WrestleMania 34 

Liam Hoofe
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The Viper is without a feud heading into Wrestlemania season
The Viper is without a feud heading into Wrestlemania season

This time last year, Randy Orton was riding high. He had just won the Royal Rumble match and was set to challenge the WWE Champion at WrestleMania (at the time, John Cena, later to become Bray Wyatt). He was involved in one of SmackDown's main storylines- an ongoing feud with Bray Wyatt, which had just seen The Viper 'join' the Wyatt Family and everything was looking pretty good for the third generation superstar.

Fast forward 12 months and Randy is lost in no man's land. His WrestleMania match and subsequent title run were a dud, with Randy going on to have a string of laughably bad matches, including the infamous 'House of Horrors' match, and several title matches with Jinder Mahal.

The rest of 2017 was rather forgettable for Orton. He had a short-lived feud with Rusev over the summer, before finishing the year with a series of random tag matches with Shinsuke Nakamura, often against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.

Despite all this, Randy still remains one of the company's biggest stars and it seems unlikely that they would not want to put him on the card in New Orleans. With Fastlane, SmackDown's pre-WrestleMania pay-per-view, a matter of weeks away, the company is likely to put the wheels in motion for some sort of WrestleMania program for him very soon.

Let's take a look at who could face The Viper at this year's WrestleMania

#5 Baron Corbin

A WrestleMania match with Orton could help the Lone Wolf get back on track

Like Orton, Baron Corbin's 2017 was a year of extremes. After winning the Money in the Bank Briefcase back in June, it looked as if Corbin was destined for great things on SmackDown Live. This all went wrong, though, when Corbin failed to cash in his briefcase on the SmackDown before SummerSlam, and the Lone Wolf has struggled to recover ever since.

Corbin was given a run with the US Title but that was brought to an abrupt and surprising end at Clash of Champions when he was dethroned by Dolph Ziggler. Corbin has not even been in the conversation for a US Title shot since then.

Corbin is in desperate need of a worthwhile feud at the moment, and he and Orton could prove to be the perfect match for each other at WrestleMania. Following his early exit from the Rumble, Corbin looks to have become a more aggressive character once again and his bullying of lower level mid-card wrestlers could prompt Randy Orton to come out and confront him, setting up a feud between the pair in the process.

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Liam Hoofe
Full time traveller and teacher. Loves talking all things wrestling including NJPW, ROH and WWE. Also a contributor to, DailyDDT and Flickering Myth. You can contact me on Twitter- @liamhoofe
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