5 Potential Opponents for Randy Orton at WrestleMania 35
We are getting closer and closer to WrestleMania season as the 2019 Royal Rumble PPV event is just around the corner. One superstar who is guaranteed to have a spot on The Grandest Stage of them All is none other than the third generation superstar who is also known as The Viper, Randy Orton.
Orton has accomplished everything that he could possibly achieve as he is a multiple time champion in the WWE. He has held world championship gold 13 times which is definitely a huge feat for The Viper. Currently, Orton is at the stage where he is hunting for victims, in a storyline that is similar to his Legend Killer gimmick, but this time, nobody on the Smackdown roster is safe from Orton's wrath.
Here are 5 potential superstars that can possibly face Randy Orton at Wrestlemania 35.
On March 28th, 2018, we witnessed the debut of EC3 in NXT as he had announced that he would be competing in the 6-Man Ladder Match for the NXT North American Championship at NXT Takeover: New Orleans. It was a moment that didn't come as a surprise to the fans due to the fact that he had previously left Impact Wrestling to return to the WWE under his new character.
However, on December 17th, 2018, it was then announced that The One Percenter would be debuting on the main roster. We have already seen him appear on episodes of Raw and SmackDown, as Vince McMahon has attempted to give the wrestling world an insight into EC3 and who he is.
EC3 currently hasn't been assigned to Raw or SmackDown yet, but facing off with Randy Orton at WrestleMania 35 would definitely be a big moment for him. It is likely that EC3 will receive a huge push due to the fact that he can hold his own on the mic, and the EC3 character is definitely main event material as we've seen before in Impact Wrestling where EC3 won multiple championship belts.
The 'One Percenter' is a viable option to compete as a babyface or a heel. If the WWE wanted to introduce EC3 to the SmackDown Live brand as a face, Orton would make the perfect foil for him as The Viper could attempt to make him into his next victim.
We have seen EC3 before in the WWE, but this was when he was competing as Derrick Bateman. This could be potential reasoning for Orton targetting him, as he could goad EC3 for not making it as Bateman, so what would make him think that he could make it in the WWE as EC3? Furthermore, it would also be a fantastic way to get EC3 over with the WWE Universe by having him feud with a big superstar like Orton.