Randy Orton will look to collect his rent at WrestleMania.
Earlier today, WWE announced that AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton is official for WrestleMania 35. Styles issued the challenge to Orton this past Tuesday on SmackDown Live after the two engaged in a heated promo. Orton didn't accept the challenge on the spot but all signs pointed to the match going down at MetLife Stadium on Apr. 7.
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After weeks of subtle jabs between Orton and Styles culminated in a surprise Phenomenal Forearm on The Viper at WWE Fastlane, the two Superstars collided in a harsh war-of-words on the blue brand.
Orton claimed that it was absolutely ludicrous that SmackDown LIVE is referred to as The House that Styles Built when Orton has been holding it down and making history on the blue brand since 2002. Orton declared that this wasn’t Styles’ house, but his, and The Phenomenal One would soon just be another “indy darling” who couldn’t hack it against him.
Styles interrupted WWE’s Apex Predator and accused him of never accomplishing one thing in WWE that he could call his own since his father and grandfather opened the door for him and his association in several factions along the way protected him from failure.
Orton took great exception to that claim and promised Styles that this was his house, rent was due and that he should make the check out to the three most destructive letters in sports-entertainment: R-K-O. Styles didn’t blink, instead retorting by challenging his adversary to a showdown at WrestleMania.
WrestleMania 35 is scheduled for Apr. 7 at MetLife Stadium. Here is a look at the updated card:
RAW Women's Championship - Triple Threat Match
Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch
WWE Universal Championship
Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Seth Rollins
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Buddy Murphy (c) vs. TBD
No Holds Barred Match
Triple H vs. Batista
Kurt Angle's Farewell Match
Kurt Angle vs. TBA
Shane McMahon vs. The Miz
AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton