Randy Orton Set For First Time Ever Match-Up On WWE SmackDown

Randy Orton WWE SmackDown contract

Randy Orton’s feud with The Bloodline is set to continue.

At the Royal Rumble, Randy Orton will step into the ring with Roman Reigns, LA Knight, and AJ Styles as he bids to become the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. All three challengers have serious beef with Reigns and a contract signing has been announced for January 19th.

It’s now been announced via a video from General Manager Nick Aldis on social media, that Orton will be taking on Solo Sikoa for the first time ever. The January 12th edition of the blue brand went off the air after Orton, Styles, and Knight had put Sikoa through the announce table.

You find the updated card for SmackDown below.

  • Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, LA Knight, and AJ Styles contract signing
  • Randy Orton vs. Solo Sikoa
  • Kayden Carter & Katana Chance vs. Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn – WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles
  • LWO vs. Legado World Order
  • Butch & Tyler Bate vs. Pretty Deadly
  • Logan Paul appears on The KO Show

Randy Orton Eyeing WrestleMania Dream Match

While The Viper is yet to tangle with Solo Sikoa in singles action, he’s got his sights set on a dream match with a more familiar rival.

During a recent interview, Randy Orton said he’d love to become World Champion again by defeating John Cena at WrestleMania. Orton and Cena have only wrestled once at WrestleMania, competing in a Triple Threat Match also featuring Triple H.

Orton hasn’t held World Championship gold since late 2020 when he defeated Drew McIntyre.