Battle Royal Announced For Next Week's SmackDown

As seen on this week's SmackDown Live, Royal Rumble winner Randy Orton refused to challenge Bray Wyatt for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 33. As a result, a number one contender's battle royal has been announced for next week's show.

Also advertised for that episode is SmackDown Women's Champion Naomi vs. Alexa Bliss and Nikki Bella vs. Natalya in a Falls Count Anywhere match.

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  • Simon Veitch

    If they’re seriously doing this with Orton foregoing his title match because he doesn’t want to fight Bray, that would be magnificent for storyline purposes

    • Meanie40

      They’ll have someone win the battle royal, Randy will go “on second thought, since I’m not just fighting Bray, I’m in, triple threat,” they’ll team up on the third guy, then Randy will turn on Bray at the end of the match.

  • Ace Samoa

    Smackdown just got a whole lot more interesting. Right now, Smackdown>Raw…. No doubt

  • Dave Barton

    Nothing says “I’m the best singles wrestler, let me challenge the champ” like winning an over-the-top-rope battle royal…

  • Cubed56

    Luke Harper will win this