Even after he captured both the WWE and World Heavyweight titles at last month’s TLC pay-per-view, Randy Orton had to go one-on-one with John Cena. I do not agree with creative on this, but this PPV is called the Royal Rumble after all.
Now with Randy Orton winning this match, it shows not only that he beat John Cena, but that he is still the face of the WWE. There are so many questions coming out of this match; where does Randy Orton go on to defend his titles against? Who will John Cena face in the future?
The WWE is in for some big changes. Where does Orton fit it? He is the “guy” for Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, but with so many uncertainties within that pack, can we really buy into Randy Orton being the guy for the WWE when reaction to his entrance, matches and promos are not up to expectations?
If you look at Orton before he won the WWE title, what was he really doing? Was it important or even interesting? No. He was really an afterthought if you think about it. Just because upper management is behind a guy and they think he should be the top guy, that doesn’t mean the “WWE Universe” wants him to be the top guy.
Either way, however, Orton will be the “guy” for the time being.