With all signs pointing towardsJohn Cena not being a part ofWWE Backlash 2016, Randy Orton could easily be the biggest name on the card. While a lot of theBacklash hype is being used to promote the first-ever SmackDown Tag Team Champions and the first-ever SmackDown Women's Champion,Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt certainly won't go unnoticed.

Unless something changes in the next week or so, Randy Orton's match at this year'sWWE Backlashwill be the first time The Viper has competed in a singles match at the event without any additional stipulations or titles on the line.

WhileDean Ambrose is busy defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship againstAJ Styles, the winner of the Orton/Wyatt bout will clearly be considered a top contender for the biggest title exclusive to the blue brand.

What follows is one part ina series ofWWE Backlashhistory articles, in which we take a look at a WWE Superstar's record (such as The Undertaker) at Backlash. That history is then taken into consideration forWWE Backlash 2016 predictions, which are discussed at the conclusion of the article.

Win-loss record atWWE Backlash

Having competed at just four of the previous eleven WWEBacklash events, Randy Orton's overall Backlashrecord is2-2. He won aHardcore Match in 2004 and a Six-Man Tag Team Match in 2009. He seems to have trouble when four singles competitors are involved atBacklash, however, as he lost aFatal 4-Way Match in 2007 and aFour-Way Elimination Match in 2008.

WWE Backlashtitle matches

Randy Orton's match againstBray Wyatt will be the firstBacklash match that The Viper has competed in without a WWE Championship of some kind on the line.

In 2004, Orton successfully defended theWWE Intercontinental Championship. Three years later, he was one of three WWE Superstars challenging for John Cena's WWE Championship. The following year, Orton was forced to defend that same title against JBL, John Cena and Triple H. Hunter took Randy's title that year in the Four-Way Elimination Match. One year after that, Orton left WWE Backlash with the WWE Championship for the first time, as he took the belt from Triple H in a Six-Man Tag Team Match.

Worthy competition at Backlash

It could certainly be argued that Bray Wyatt is the least significant opponent that Randy Orton will haveever faced atBacklash. The only other time Orton had a one-on-one singles match at the event was in 2004 againstMick Foley. In 2007, his three opponents for the Fatal 4-Way Match included John Cena, Edge andShawn Michaels. He faced Cena, Triple H and JBL the following year, and teamed up with the rest of The Legacy to face Triple H,Batista and Shane McMahon in 2009

Predictions forBacklash 2016

Once Dean Ambrose and AJ Styles have finished feuding over theWWE World Heavyweight Championship, there aren't a lot of believable challengers for the title left on theSmackDown Live roster.

With John Cena adopting a part-time schedule, Randy Orton remains the only tried-and-true main event WWE Superstar available to the blue brand. While Bray Wyatt is certainly someone who will lead the New Era of WWE Superstars in the years to come, look for Randy Orton to get the win atBacklash. From there, he's likely to move on and challenge whoever leavesBacklashwith the world title.

WWE Backlash2016will air live via the WWE Network on Sunday, September 11.

TheBacklashKick-Off Show begins at 7/6c, while the main show begins at 8/7c. Viewers who can't watch the show as it airs live from The Coliseumin Richmond can stream the entire Backlashevent on-demand with the WWE Network.

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