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AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton official for WWE WrestleMania 35

After it was all but confirmed on SmackDown, AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton has been made official for WrestleMania 35.

Styles and Orton's promo segment on Tuesday's SmackDown ended with Styles issuing a challenge to Orton for WrestleMania. The story for the segment was Orton taking exception to Styles calling SmackDown the house that Styles built. Orton compared his accomplishments in WWE to Styles wrestling on the indies/outside of WWE, even name-dropping Dixie Carter at one point.

There was an angle at Fastlane where Styles hit the Phenomenal Forearm on Orton. Their feud had been building for a couple of weeks prior to that.

Orton will be in a gauntlet match on next week's SmackDown, which Kofi Kingston has to win to get a shot at Daniel Bryan's WWE Championship at WrestleMania. Samoa Joe, Cesaro, Sheamus, and Rowan will be Kingston's other opponents in the match.

WrestleMania 35 is taking place at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on April 7. Here's the updated card:

  • Raw Women's Champion Ronda Rousey defending against Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch in a triple threat match
  • Universal Champion Brock Lesnar defending against Seth Rollins
  • Triple H vs. Batista in a no holds barred match
  • Kurt Angle's farewell match (opponent has yet to be announced)
  • AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton
  • Shane McMahon vs. The Miz
  • WWE Cruiserweight Champion Buddy Murphy defending against the winner of a number one contender's tournament (Cedric Alexander is facing Tony Nese in the finals on next week's 205 Live)