Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt will soon be facing off in a rematch for the WWE World Championship. This match will be something called a “House of Horrors” match, and we’re now getting a better idea of what exactly that might entail.
When Bray Wyatt announced on SmackDown Live last week that he and Orton would fight in a “House of Horrors” match, nobody really had any clue what that was. That is not an established match type, and all Wyatt said was that it would push Orton to his limits, both physically and mentally.
Now, the WWE has emailed members of the WWE Fan Council asking for feedback on what fans would like to see in the House of Horrors match. According to Kate Foray of Rolling Stone, this email includes a checklist of possible elements of the match, with the options being:
- Pitch Forks
- Projected images
- A match set outside the arena
- Nothing different
Based on this survey, it seems that it’s not necessarily a guarantee that the match will take place outside of the arena. A lot of fans had assumed that this would be the case, with the match taking place at a Wyatt Compound type location. But “match set outside the arena” is a possible option on this list, rather than being a given.
It also sounds like the match might pretty much just be a regular match but with some spooky haunted house effects, kind of like an extension of what was done at WrestleMania 33. During the match between Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt, creepy images were projected onto the ring, and “projected images” is an option on the list here.
Although Kate Foray did not show this part in her tweet, a Reddit user who also got the email says that it included a list of possible weapons that could be used in the match. Those possibilities are:
- Kendo sticks
- Would prefer no weapons or objects
The WWE regularly sends out surveys to members of the WWE Fan Council asking for feedback on the show, and the fact that they’ve done so here regarding the House of Horrors match at least suggests that the stipulations of it are not completely set in stone at this point.
It has not yet been announced when the House of Horrors match will take place.