WWE WrestleMania 37: Predicting Fiend vs. Orton and More Unannounced Matches

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistMarch 18, 2021

FILE- In this Sunday, April 3, 2011 file photo, WWE Superstar Randy Orton celebrates defeating CM Punk (not pictured) during WrestleMania XXVII at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on. World-famous WWE wrestlers such as John Cena, Shaemus and champion Randy Orton are in Saudi Arabia for three days of matches in the capital Riyadh. (Paul Abell/AP Images for WWE, File)
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The WrestleMania 37 card is starting to take shape, but with the event occurring over the course of two nights at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, there is plenty of room for additional matches.

Roman Reigns vs. Edge, Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby Lashley and Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair are the major contests that have been announced thus far, and given the amount of star power in WWE currently, there are plenty more huge bouts still to come.

With this year's Show of Shows less than one month away, here's a closer look at a few matches that figure to get added to the card and a breakdown of how they could play out.


'The Fiend' Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton

The longest-running rivalry in WWE currently is the one between "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton, although the former hasn't been seen on WWE programming since TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs in December.

Even so, the company has managed to keep the feud going by having Orton interact with Alexa Bliss on a weekly basis. Their issues have grown to the point that The Viper accepted her challenge for a match at Fastlane on Sunday.

In retaliation for Orton burning The Fiend alive during their Firefly Inferno match at TLC, Bliss has tortured The Viper both physically and mentally. She threw a fireball in his face during the Jan. 11 edition of Raw and has since caused a black ooze to drip from his mouth.

All signs point toward The Fiend returning imminently, and it figures to happen at Fastlane since it is difficult to envision WWE allowing Orton to get too physical with The Goddess.

Assuming The Fiend returns to help Bliss and get payback against Orton at Sunday's pay-per-view, it will set the stage for what could be a show-stealing match at WrestleMania.

One can safely assume it will be a Firefly Funhouse match at The Showcase of the Immortals on April 10-11, especially considering the success of the Firefly FunHouse contest between Wyatt and John Cena at last year's showpiece.

The first Firefly FunHouse match largely focused on Cena's career, as well as what Wyatt considered to be transgressions Cena committed against him, including beating him at WrestleMania 30.

Orton defeated Wyatt for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 33, plus he betrayed him by leaving The Wyatt Family and burning down their compound four years ago.

Wyatt has no shortage of ammunition against Orton, which is why a Firefly FunHouse match at  WrestleMania 37 has the potential to be even better than the 2020 version.

Given the fact that Wyatt won last year, look for him to be victorious again this year and remain undefeated in what is becoming his signature match.


Seth Rollins vs. Cesaro

Over the past few weeks, a compelling and entertaining feud has been developing between Seth Rollins and Cesaro.

It started after Rollins returned from a two-month hiatus at the Royal Rumble on Jan. 31 and subsequently addressed the entire SmackDown roster. He seemed to be teasing a face turn, only to go back to his old ways by claiming he was the leader of the blue brand.

Every Superstar who gathered ringside walked away except Cesaro. When Rollins thought The Swiss Cyborg was about to join his cause, he walked away in disgust, prompting The Messiah to attack him.

Cesaro got some revenge a couple of weeks later when he resisted Rollins' overtures once again and put him in one of the fastest and longest-lasting Cesaro Swings ever.

Rollins struck back on last week's SmackDown, interfering in Cesaro's match against Murphy by jumping Cesaro and putting him down with a Stomp.

It hasn't taken long for Rollins and Cesaro to build up a rivalry fit for the WrestleMania stage, and considering how long fans have been waiting for a big push for the Swiss Superstar, there figures to be plenty of interest in their likely match.

Rollins and Cesaro are two of the best in-ring workers in the world, and if they are given ample time, they have the ability to tear the house down and put on the best pure wrestling match of the show.

It also provides The Swiss Cyborg with the opportunity to have a career-defining moment at the biggest event in professional wrestling.

Assuming Cesaro wins, which he should, it would be his biggest victory in WWE since winning the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 30.

That win didn't have the follow-up most fans hoped for, but things should be a lot different this time around.


Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn

Another budding rivalry on SmackDown that seems likely to come to a head at WrestleMania 37 is the one between Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.

The two men haven't had much of an on-screen issue yet, but the seeds were planted on last week's SmackDown when The Great Liberator asked Owens to be part of his documentary, only for KO to essentially downplay Zayn.

On Talking Smack after Friday's show, Paul Heyman told Zayn that Owens "buried" him backstage when they were on Raw, which may have been WWE's way of setting the stage for a 'Mania showdown.

Even though WWE just started teasing tension between the pair last week, the groundwork for a WrestleMania match has been laid down for years since they are longtime friends in real life who rose through the ranks together in the business.

They both arrived in NXT several years ago, and after Owens initially looked like he was there to support Zayn, he quickly turned on him and ended up beating him for the NXT Championship.

Since then, Owens and Zayn have had an on-off relationship on screen, as they have both feuded and teamed together at certain points.

Through all of that, they have yet to face each other in a singles match on The Grandest Stage of Them All, making their potential match an ideal one for the undercard of WrestleMania.

It feels fresh given KO's status as a babyface and The Great Liberator playing the heel, plus they have tons of history to draw upon and the potential to put on one of the best matches on the card.

Due to Owens' recent run at the top of the card while feuding with Reigns over the Universal Championship, look for him to win at WrestleMania 37 and score his second successive big singles victory at the marquee PPV after beating Rollins last year.


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