Randy Orton's Friction with the Authority Has Added Intrigue to Title Picture

Sebastian MaldonadoFeatured ColumnistFebruary 12, 2014

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Randy Orton is in quite a predicament.

On February 23rd,the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion is all set to defend his title in the Elimination Chamber match where he’ll face Daniel Bryan, Christian, John Cena, Antonio Cesaro and Sheamus. However, his current situation is bringing him more headaches than ease.

The Authority is not pleased. The WWE’s current direction between Orton’s alliance with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon has taken an intriguing turn. They’re losing faith in the current “face of the WWE.” Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are constantly testing him despite winning consecutive pay-per-view matches since Hell In A Cell.

Apparently, that’s not enough. Orton’s unstable character and The Authority pushing him further over the edge puts his WWE World Heavyweight Title in desperate hands.

Randy Orton’s friction with The Authority has added intrigue to the title picture.

This isn’t the first time champions have been pushed despite their winning ways. Vince McMahon did it twice with Triple H and Stone Cold Steve Austin in 2000 and 2001. Both ended drastically, with numerous challengers vying for the title and eventually taking the titles from both Austin and Triple H.

Orton’s case is similar to Triple H’s in 2000. After defeating The Rock for the WWE title at Judgment Day, he had to fight off Rock, Kane and the Undertaker. It only lasted a month, as The Rock regained the WWE title at King of The Ring.

The spot Orton’s in is worse than his current boss. He’s got plenty of challengers to fight off for the title.

We all know the Elimination Chamber will bring up many challengers. Orton has battled Cena, Christian, Sheamus and Bryan on multiple occasions. Now, Cesaro joins that mixed puzzle as well. Even if Orton survives, he has two other WWE Superstars to worry about: Batista and Brock Lesnar.

Batista won the Royal Rumble, guaranteeing his title opportunity at WrestleMania 30. The following night saw Lesnar demanding his shot for the WWE world title.

Orton has five reasons to be concerned when the chamber lowers February 23. Now, he needs to worry about Batista and Lesnar.

Orton’s always been a powder keg, which should confuse fans as to why The Authority wants to use reverse psychology on their champion. Why would they stack the deck against their “face of the WWE?”

Regardless, the WWE World Heavyweight Championship could be in an interesting spot in the next two months. Does Orton keep the title before WrestleMania 30? I’m not sure; it doesn’t look like it. Frankly, The Authority’s “motivation” could backfire in their face. They need their champion focused, not pulled in different directions. And that’s what’s happening right now.

Randy Orton’s friction with The Authority adds intrigue to the WWE world title picture. Subsequently because of their bickering, we might see a new champion in the next two months. However, time will tell if the reign of Orton falls during WrestleMania season.