Why Randy Orton Should Turn Heel at WrestleMania 29

Sebastian MaldonadoFeatured ColumnistMarch 22, 2013

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Randy Orton is ready for WrestleMania.

He and Sheamus will get a chance at revenge against The Shield. They’ll take on the trio of Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 29. They will join forces with the Big Show.

WrestleMania 29 would be a perfect time for Orton to turn heel.

FW4Online.com (via sescoops.com) reported there were still plans for Orton to turn heel and that his turn will take place after WrestleMania.

In my opinion, WrestleMania is a better option for Orton. No one would see it coming. Why not turn Orton loose at WrestleMania?

The six-man tag match is a perfect scenario. Orton doesn’t necessarily have to lose.

He’s already lost high-profile matches at the Royal Rumble and the Elimination Chamber. Orton was the first of the final five eliminated between himself, Dolph Ziggler, Sheamus, Ryback and John Cena. He also pinned Chris Jericho in the Elimination Chamber bout before being pinned by Jack Swagger.

Orton needs a pay-per-view win. He finally gets a chance at The Shield, only for him to turn on Sheamus.

The turn won't work on Big Show unless they pull a double switch. It rarely works but has been done before. The most famous double switch happened 16 years ago. Stone Cold Steve Austin and Bret Hart were the heel and face, respectively, entering the match. But the roles switched, and the rest is history.

The reasoning behind the possible heel turn would be tricky. Orton doesn’t necessarily have to align himself with The Shield. His gimmick is “The Viper” for a reason.

Orton’s gimmick is the PG version of Stone Cold Steve Austin. Back in 2001, Austin turned on The Rock and the WWE in the same year. He told the audience he was loyal to himself, and the “Rattlesnake” persona surfaced in his heel turn.

Why should Randy Orton be any different? The Viper has the threat in The Shield and the allies in Sheamus and Big Show. WrestleMania 29 is the perfect time for Randy Orton to turn heel.

All WWE has to do is cut The Viper loose.