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Oh Bilal: Why Randy Orton’s Heel Turn Was A Flop

by Bilal V - August 10, 2013

The biggest story in the world of professional wrestling this week was Randy Orton apparently turning heel on John Cena and Daniel Bryan in their 6 man tag team match against The Shield on WWE Raw. The problem is the Orton turn that had been rumored for weeks and months was weak at best. If you missed it, Daniel Bryan was thrown into Randy Orton by a member of a Shield knocking Orton off the apron. Leading to Orton RKOing both Bryan and Cena after the match. He was all set to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase after the match for a WWE title shot again one John Cena… until The Shield stopped him (at this point Orton is still face). The big twist was… Orton did not stop the Shield from beating up Bryan and Cena after the match… that’s it. Yes Randy Orton, did not step into the ring… and the rest of the roster could not make the short trip from the locker room to help Cena and Bryan either. So by WWE’s creative writers logic you could argue everyone else in the locker room on the roster is heel.

Consider the alternatives: Orton could of successfully cashed in, only to punt Cena and prevent him from his rematch, and instead defending his newly won WWE Championship against the weaker Daniel Bryan. Or Randy Orton could of thrown Cena and/or Bryan into the ring to The Shield. Orton could of cashed in at Summer Slam and taken a steel chair to the new former WWE champion Bryan and Cena afterwards, leaving neither healthy enough for a rematch till several months later. I could go on and on, but I want to open it up to you: How would you have turned Randy Orton heel? Comment below!

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  • Luc Fox

    Now that is how you cash in Money in the Bank! Best heel turn in a longgg time!

  • Luc Fox

    Now that is how you cash in Money in the Bank! Best heel turn in a longgg time!

  • Bilal

    Nice Rilwan I had not thought of a triple threat would be a good way to keep this going. Even cashing in on a no contest would be a good change of pace.

  • Bilal

    Nice Rilwan I had not thought of a triple threat would be a good way to keep this going. Even cashing in on a no contest would be a good change of pace.

  • Rilwan Prince

    What I would like to see is at Summerslam – a good match between Bryan and Cena. A good back and fourth. Then have something really hard hitting cause the match to end no contest then have Randy Orton come out punting Cena in the head, cashing it in. – the reason i wanna see it like this cause i like daniel bryan, i dont wanna see his reign short lived, and if orton cashes it in at summerslam after bryans win, it will be a waste of hard work and obviously cena has a rematch clause. And because neither men won the match, it would be a great way to set up a triple threat match at the next ppv. So we can have a nice 4 weeks of rival, good promos and a good build to a triple threat match. My opinion

  • Roy Bledsoe

    I just think once wwe establishes a mega star of his caliber than maybe one day. I think if wwe wanted to shock ppl do what they did with rock in 98 and build bryan up as a mega face and bam turn him heel!

  • Bilal

    Fair enough, I hope your right.

  • Bilal

    Fair enough, I hope your right.

  • Will Henderson

    it wasn’t a heel turn, it was a “Sending a message” moment, it set up a pending heel turn, Orton will turn Heel when he cashes in Daniel Bryan after he wins the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. i think that’s what’s gonna happen.

  • Will Henderson

    it wasn’t a heel turn, it was a “Sending a message” moment, it set up a pending heel turn, Orton will turn Heel when he cashes in Daniel Bryan after he wins the WWE Championship at SummerSlam. i think that’s what’s gonna happen.

  • Bilal

    You could be right, I wonder though who’s cash in attempt was more heel-ish this week Orton’s or Sandow’s?

  • Bilal

    You could be right, I wonder though who’s cash in attempt was more heel-ish this week Orton’s or Sandow’s?

  • Bilal

    Nice Roy, someone has to be heel, and I think John Cena will never do it even if half the fans are sick of him.

  • Bilal

    Nice Roy, someone has to be heel, and I think John Cena will never do it even if half the fans are sick of him.

  • Bilal

    Very possible Daniel, and we have seen worse (Alberto Del Rio around the holidays). I still would of liked one shift turn but maybe it will build to something bigger.

  • Bilal

    Very possible Daniel, and we have seen worse (Alberto Del Rio around the holidays). I still would of liked one shift turn but maybe it will build to something bigger.

  • Bilal

    True but some of the face briefcase owners have told the day they were going to cash in, and even those who have not still served as a hero in similar situations. I hope your right and maybe there is more turn to come.

  • Bilal

    True but some of the face briefcase owners have told the day they were going to cash in, and even those who have not still served as a hero in similar situations. I hope your right and maybe there is more turn to come.

  • Solid

    It was hardly a heel turn, cmon.

    He did it for one reason, having both Bryan and Cena weakened by the shield (or anyone really, it just happened to be the shield) in case he wanted to cash in after the WWE Championship match at Summerslam, keeps people wondering if he will cash in.

    This kind of thing has happened many times before from a case holder.

  • Solid

    It was hardly a heel turn, cmon.

    He did it for one reason, having both Bryan and Cena weakened by the shield (or anyone really, it just happened to be the shield) in case he wanted to cash in after the WWE Championship match at Summerslam, keeps people wondering if he will cash in.

    This kind of thing has happened many times before from a case holder.

  • Bilal

    ANTSFOLDIER I like it, I like it a lot!

  • Bilal

    ANTSFOLDIER I like it, I like it a lot!

  • ANTSFSOLDIER

    Honestly I would have had Daniel Bryan defeat Cena at Summerslam and have Orton cash in and RKO Bryan and then punt kick him and become the new WWE Champion and he could feud with Cena and possible lose the title to Bryan at the Rumble and we could havee Bryan vs Punk at Mania

  • ANTSFSOLDIER

    Honestly I would have had Daniel Bryan defeat Cena at Summerslam and have Orton cash in and RKO Bryan and then punt kick him and become the new WWE Champion and he could feud with Cena and possible lose the title to Bryan at the Rumble and we could havee Bryan vs Punk at Mania

  • Daniel Stockwell

    I don’t think it was a ‘turn’ as such – just a moment to help re-establish Orton as a man who will 1: who will RKO just about anyone and 2: a selfish personality who will only assist dependent on whether it benefits himself. Both have always been traits of Orton, particularly his heel persona. It may lead to the eventual heel turn but for now, it seems like they are just sowing the seeds.

  • worm72_99

    It wasn’t a heel turn in the slightest. It was him making a statement. He wad declaring don’t forget me and this contract, I’m here, and I’m a threat. Exactly what he said in his promo. He RKOed them to make the point any time, any second I can have what I want so remember that, and don’t you forget about me..don’t don’t don’t you forget about me….

  • Roy Bledsoe

    Easy, since D bry wasn’t going to be a corporate guy like Mr Mcmahon wanted, bryan could of won, Vince could of came out and said “congrats but it won’t last cause I found someone worthy of the title. Orton comes down cashes in Money in the bank and wins the WWE title with help from Vince!

  • Bilal

    Fair enough Jeff I watched Smackdown and I was not exactly sure. However, the fact that we can even debate it proves that it was a bad turn, or even if its not over yet it is too much of a slow burn.

  • Bilal

    Fair enough Jeff I watched Smackdown and I was not exactly sure. However, the fact that we can even debate it proves that it was a bad turn, or even if its not over yet it is too much of a slow burn.

  • jeff miller

    He’s not heel, yet. If you watched smackdown he was still cheered by the fans and the announcers called the match like a face vs face match.

  • jeff miller

    He’s not heel, yet. If you watched smackdown he was still cheered by the fans and the announcers called the match like a face vs face match.

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