Plans Changed For The Fiend vs. Randy Orton; There Never Was A Creative Endgame Relayed To Talent

Needless to say, the culmination of Randy Orton and the Fiend didn't quite end up the way most people wanted.

The WrestleMania 37 night 2 clash between Orton and Fiend ended abruptly, and even confusingly to some. Randy Orton tweeted frustration about the angle after WrestleMania, but Fightful Select was able to learn more about original plans, or lack thereof associated with it.

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If the Fiend/Randy Orton climax at WrestleMania wasn't what you were expecting, you aren't alone. In fact, the talent are among those.

Fightful has learned that the plan as of Friday before WrestleMania was much different. However, it was changed over the weekend to Randy Orton emerging victorious in a different way. There was never a plan in order for a Firefly Funhouse, and beyond that, those associated with the angle were never given an endgame at any point, outside of the fact that it would write Orton off of television for a good period of time. A "surprise" finish was pitched over the weekend, and we're told Bruce Prichard and Vince McMahon were instrumental in the change and the decision making associated.

We were told that management seemed happy with the finish as it played out, but talent we've heard from were exceedingly confused.

While it seemed a natural to utilize Firefly Funhouse, it wasn't to be.

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