Wow this is interesting I was annoyed when Wyatt didn't win the RR since I believed it would be better to have Wyatt win the RR, Orton win at EC then Wyatt has his WM moment, but I guess they didn't do that because they do have greater plans as we see here. My only concern is that Orton is playing all these mind games and I hope it doesn't result in him taking the title from Bray eventually. Cena has the Miz match most likely so I'd say Styles is the favourite to win the Battle Royal or maybe dark horse Luke Harper.Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton's implosion may not be as close as first thought. The duo engaged in a brief staredown after Bray's WWE Championship victory at Elimination Chamber, and after weeks of toying with the Eater of Worlds, Orton's long-awaited betrayal seemed imminent.
Things took a big twist on SmackDown, however. Wyatt successfully defended his WWE Championship in a three-way match with AJ Styles and John Cena, and Orton came to the ring in the aftermath. Instead of challenging Wyatt, however, Orton pledged his allegiance to his "master," bent the knee, and seemingly refused to face him in Orlando.
General Manager Daniel Bryan followed-up on Talking Smack by stating that next week's SmackDown will feature a number one contender's battle royal, with the winner supposedly facing Wyatt in Orlando. Coupled with Orton's announcement, this had muddied the waters in the WWE Championship scene.
Orton's deception has been on the cards since the moment he first joined the Wyatt Family. Randy vs. Wyatt remains the most likely direction for WrestleMania, but it looks like WWE are set on prolonging the inevitable split. Regardless of what happens in the battle royal, however, Orton's refusal is almost certainly a hoax, and the latest step in his master plan.
The clip of Orton vowing not to face Bray is below.
Source: Randy Orton 'Refuses' To Wrestle Bray Wyatt - WWE Book Battle Royal To Determine Number 1 Contender