WWE still undecided on adding Luke Harper to the WWE Championship match at WrestleMania 33


Randy Orton, the winner of the 2017 Royal Rumble had a guaranteed title shot against Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania, but gave it up, vowing not to face Bray Wyatt.

This resulted in Daniel Bryan announcing a 10-man Battle Royal to determine Wyatt’s opponent for WrestleMania. However, a dusty finish at the end saw AJ Styles and Luke Harper apparently go down at the same time, although the footage indicates that AJ’s feet clearly touched the ground first.

Due to the dusty finish, Daniel Bryan ordered that Harper and Styles face each other on the next episode of SmackDown Live to have a definite winner.

The heart of the matter

According to the report by CageSideSeats, it appears that the WWE Creative officials are still undecided on whether or not Luke Harper should be added to the WWE Championship match at Wrestlemania 33.

Having Luke Harper in the match, with Bray Wyatt as his opponent would provide for a fitting culmination of the Wyatt family storyline.

However, WWE Creative will also need to keep the 2017 Royal Rumble winner Randy Orton in mind, who could also be a part of the match by turning on his master Bray Wyatt, which would make the Wrestlemania 33 showdown a triple threat one.

What’s next?

WWE might be looking to book a singles match between Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania 33, with no triple threat stipulation being added to it.

In order to get to this outcome, they might have AJ win the #1 contenders match on Smackdown, and once Randy turns on Bray and cashes in his WrestleMania championship opportunity, AJ could have his WrestleMania opportunity taken away from him as technically, Randy Orton would be more qualified for it, having won the Royal Rumble.

This could then lead to AJ having his championship match taken away from him, and it would set up Shane McMahon to take on AJ Styles at WrestleMania 33. 

Despite how the WWE might be looking to book this, AJ Styles and Luke Harper will certainly put forth a great match on SmackDown Live.

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