WWE WrestleMania 29: Is It Too Obvious That Randy Orton Is Turning Heel?

Travis WakemanCorrespondent IIApril 1, 2013


This Sunday at WrestleMania 29, the combination of Randy Orton, Big Show and Sheamus will take on The Shield, one of the most impressive groups the WWE has ever seen.

So what's the catch? There has to be another reason why this match was put on the card, doesn't there?

It seems like a good bet that someone will be turning heel in this match. In fact, it seems almost certain.

Randy Orton, Sheamus and Big Show, three men who have had battles with each other over the years, didn't even want to team together a couple of weeks ago. Now they're showing a high level of cohesion while destroying 3MB multiple times.

If someone does turn heel, Orton seems the proper choice.

Orton arguably does his best work as a heel and would likely be more comfortable in that role.

Aside from that, no one has been able to beat The Shield. Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins have been dominant since debuting at the Survivor Series in November.

So despite the fact that The Shield has already won a six-man tag team match against a team consisting of John Cena, Sheamus and Ryback, we're supposed to believe that this team can hand them their first defeat?

In recent weeks, we have seen some tension between Sheamus and Big Show, and Orton has played the role of mediator. That all seems a little out of character for the man known as the "Viper."

From Orton's demeanor to the fact that the three men are suddenly showing an amazing level of solidarity, it all seems like a heel turn is coming, and it won't be a surprise.

WWE may be keen to the fact that the potential plan may be a little obvious and try to come up with a last minute swerve, but as of right now, it seems clear that The Shield will emerge victorious due to help from someone on the other side.

If WWE wants things to make sense, it will stick to the plan, regardless of how apparent it seems. For one, The Shield has already beaten a superior team to this one. Furthermore, Orton needs a fresh change of character.

Allowing Orton to turn on his teammates would allow him to do that along with making The Shield look even stronger. It's the right move all the way around.

The only question is, would Orton then become part of The Shield or not?