5 reasons why Randy Orton could turn heel at Survivor Series 2017
Could "The Viper" strike against his own team?
If there’s one pay-per-view Randy Orton is synonymous with, it’s Survivor Series.
He was the sole survivor in his first three elimination matches at the event and was one of two remaining members of Team SmackDown in their 2016 victory over Team Raw.
"The Apex Predator" is among the four confirmed Superstars who will represent the blue brand again in 2017’s traditional 5-on-5 match, alongside Shane McMahon, Bobby Roode and Shinsuke Nakamura, and there’s a good chance it will turn out to be another memorable PPV for the 13-time WWE champion.
In this article, we take a look at five reasons why, after three years as a good guy, it could finally be time to turn Orton heel again.
#1 Orton wants to be a heel
Randy Orton was one of the most despicable heels in all of WWE when he cashed in his Money In The Bank contract to bring an abrupt end to Daniel Bryan’s reign as WWE champion at SummerSlam 2013.
However, since the end of his time in The Authority in late 2014, “The Viper” has reluctantly returned to playing a babyface character.
He has repeatedly said during media interviews throughout his career that he prefers to play a bad guy – something he reaffirmed in September 2017 when he was a guest on Edge & Christian’s podcast.
"I’m sick of this babyface thing, that’s for sure,” he told his former WWE colleagues.