A new match has officially been added to the card of the upcoming SmackDown pay-per-view No Mercy.
The WWE announced on Twitter on Wednesday that Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton will go head-to-head at No Mercy, the pay-per-view event that will be broadcast on the WWE Network on October 9th.
This should not be all that surprising, especially considering how much of this week’s SmackDown was devoted to the feud between Orton and Wyatt. Bray continues to declare that he’s a god (even though he loses practically every match he’s ever in), and last night, he played some weird mind games with The Viper. That lead up to a freaky moment where Orton beat up Wyatt, stole his mask, sat down in his chair, and began singing until the camera cut back to Wyatt sitting in the chair like nothing happened. Needless to say, there was a lot of confusion in the audience.
Wyatt and Orton were supposed to have this match at Backlash on September 11th. But when Orton was not medically cleared to compete, the WWE had to improvise, coming up with a storyline where Wyatt injures Orton backstage. The match was replaced with one between Bray Wyatt and Kane, with Orton coming out to deliver an RKO.
This is the second match to be added to No Mercy this week, the other being an Intercontinental Championship match between The Miz and Dolph Ziggler that was announced on SmackDown. This will be Ziggler’s final shot at the title; if Ziggler wins, he becomes the Intercontinental Champion, but if he loses, he will permanently leave the WWE.
Also scheduled for No Mercy is a Women’s Championship match between Becky Lynch and Alexa Bliss, plus a Tag Team Championship match between Heath Slater and Rhyno and The Usos, and of course the World Championship triple threat match between AJ Styles, Dean Ambrose and John Cena. The event will take place on October 9th in Sacramento, California.