WWE has announced that the newly crowned WWE Champion ”The Eater of Worlds” Bray Wyatt will defend his newly won Championship belt against the former champion ”The Face that Runs the Place” John Cena this Tuesday night on WWE SmackDown Live.
The announcement was made via a video package for this week’s episode of WWE SmackDown Live that aired during last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw.
— WWE (@WWE) February 14, 2017
Bray Wyatt was one of the contestants who competed in the six-man Elimination Chamber match, with the coveted WWE Championship up for grabs, this past Sunday night at the 2017 edition of WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, alongside five other superstars including ”The Lone Wolf” Baron Corbin, ”The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles, ”The Self-Proclaimed A-Lister” The Miz, ”The Lunatic Fringe” Dean Ambrose, and the then-reigning WWE Champion John Cena.
In the end, Bray eliminated A.J. Styles via pinfall by planting A.J. on the mat by the ‘Sister Abigail’ move for the 3-count to capture his first singles title, in the name of the WWE Championship.
It’s widely believed that Bray Wyatt would be facing ”The Apex Predator” Randy Orton at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando, so it’s quite possible that he would retain his title on WWE SmackDown Live.
Considering that A.J. Styles has not received his one-on-one rematch for the WWE Championship following his loss at the Royal Rumble against John Cena, it’s possible that we may see Bray defending his Championship against Styles somewhere down the line as well.
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