- The Miz
- Bray Wyatt
- Baron Corbin
- Dean Ambrose
- AJ Styles
1. John Cena: John Cena has been there before many times and they would like a big time match to Headline WrestleMania and John Cena vs. Randy Orton would have an old feel to it and it is as if Vince McMahon is resorting to the past for a Main Event Match. Both stars have been there before and it wouldn't be the first time they would have two big names face each other.
Pros: Both guys are the Veterans and Randy Orton is having one hell of a run with the Wyatts and the storyline is interesting. Randy has improved on his acting role and he plays it well. His acting career has only improved him in plotlines and he could sell the Main Event. He has improved since the Golden Boy that was in The Authority. And he has become a champ that people would want and he could blend in with the New Era in WWE. John Cena is accomplished and would be there for name sake.
Cons: This gives no faith to the new talent coming in. I don't know if Vince would be holding onto the past and giving it to people he trusts, but John Cena doesn't have the same appeal as he would 5 years ago. He was a star that received the Hulk Hogan push. They designed his character. When he was on Smackdown years ago he was himself and he grew and then they made him what they wanted him to be and he had the polarized chants. Because at the time undeniably their was an AJ Styles. John Cena still has a run left, but unfortunately he is in a position that he can't full fledged go heel. This New Era can be an era where more then one guy could run with the ball then one and they might start to accept that.
2.The Miz: The Miz has done well for himself and got himself in Main Event contention and he does deserve to be in main event picture based on the work he has done in and out of ring.
Pros: The Miz vs. Randy Orton: The Miz would return to center stage and be in the Main Event of WrestleMania. It would be a Main Event you wouldn't think of. This would be a battle for who would be the Number one heel in the company.
Cons: However, it looks like Randy is entering the Rumble as face based on the pop he got after eliminating Roman Reigns. Anyone could have eliminated him and it would have looked good. Anyway the reaction that Roman got was when he beat Sheamus, but I am sidetracked. Enough on him. I will discuss more on Roman Reigns tomorrow. It would not have that Main Event feel and The Miz hasn't had the belt long enough to make it a big feel.
3. Bray Wyatt vs. Randy Orton:
Pros: They have been working this storyline for awhile. There is more build to this plotline and it is logically a Main Event that would make sense. It would give Bray Wyatt the Main Event feel. He has been there against John Cena and he has been there against the Undertaker and even featured a segment against the Rock. They have been building this storyline for awhile and it is time to give the belt to Bray to see what he does with his run, but he and his family have not had the opportunity to shine as much as now and it would pin friend vs. friend. Both Orton and Bray have a lot in common their Dad had once fought in the NWA and WWF. Bray's Dad had a great career despite him being not even mentioned. He belongs in the Hall of Fame with what he has done. Both have unique styles which would make the system work.
Cons: Could Bray handle a Main Event scene is he ready for it.
4. Baron Corbin vs. Randy Orton:
Pros: A new match never been done.
Cons: No storyline, wouldn't make sense plotline, Baron is not ready yet. Baron had only one major feud this year. He is not ready.
5. Dean Ambrose vs. Randy Orton:
Pros: Dean is the only Shield member to never to Main Event. And he deserved it one year, but never got it. It all depends on who they are pinning him up against in a WrestleMania Match. Also it makes sense plotline wise. Both have had the belt, but Dean never had that WrestleMania moment and deserves it.
6. AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton:
Pros: It would be a star studded match. Both never had a feud and it would add a feel for the Club vs. the Wyatts. Don't think AJ would love to face Randy Orton the Vipor.
Cons: Nothing bad, wouldn't mind seeing the match.
Here are different scenarios and one person will face Randy Orton still a lot of matches are up in the air. With WrestleMania approaching in less then 60 days and two Pay Per Views left between the shows. They are in Play off time. Each wrestler is fighting for their slot on in WrestleMania. Either they Main Event WrestleMania or they sideline it. And they are going to make it best they can. So far WWE Smackdown Live looks like the better of the two shows.