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WWE Payback 2017 Rumors: House of Horrors match latest update

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World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) pay-per-view (PPV) Payback 2017 will see Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt face each other this Sunday. The bout will be a House of Horrors match.

WWE Rumors are suggesting that parts of the House of Horrors match will be a pre-taped affair. However, the match will reportedly conclude real time in the ring, according to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer Newsletter.

The wrestling promotion has been very vague in describing the upcoming House of Horrors match between Randy Orton and Bray Wyatt at Sunday’s Payback. Many rumors have stated the reason for this is because WWE didn’t actually know what a House of Horrors match would be.

Details of House of Horrors match unknown

During the promos leading up to the bout, Wyatt has left out any specifics; only making vague threats that would apply to nearly any match WWE eventually came up with. Recently, WWE sent out a survey asking viewers what they wanted to see in a House of Horrors match.

There’s been little to no explanation given as to what this type of match will entail. The match could be a pinfall/submission only match, a Falls Count Anywhere variation, or any other combination of matches that the WWE has at their disposal.

The idea for this match dates back to the Attitude Era according to Edge and Christian. On an episode of the Edge and Christian’s Pod of Awesomeness, the WWE veterans claimed that WWE official Michael P.S. Hayes pitched the idea for the match back when Edge, Christian, and Gangrel were known as the stable The Brood.

The match will most definitely begin as a taped fight in a Haunted House type set/location and will probably end up in the ring, thus being partially taped and partially live as Dave Meltzer mentioned. Many fans are predicting that it will be similar to the pre-taped segment with The Wyatt Family and The New Day when the two factions battled at the Wyatt Family Compound.

Wyatt to gain credibility after House of Horrors bout

Bray Wyatt started this year on a high note, defeating John Cena and AJ Styles at Elimination Chamber for the WWE Championship. But, the loss to Orton at ‘Mania has once again stunted Wyatt’s push. Ever since his debut on the main roster, Wyatt has been brilliant in his character, but the booking has left out a number of key wins that would have given him more credibility.

It’s possible WWE finally realizes this and are having the Horror’s match just to give Wyatt his win back and position him as a threatening supernatural character for his run on Raw.

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