The time for games, mind or otherwise, is over: Randy Orton will battle Bray Wyatt at WWE No Mercy Sunday, Oct. 9, in an inevitable collision that has been building and building for the better part of two months and was finally confirmed on WWE’s official Twitter account.

Randy Orton catches Bray Wyatt in a trap with No Mercy: SmackDown LIVE, Oct. 4, 2016

The mind games continue en route to No Mercy, as The Viper sets a trap for The New Face of Fear to fall into.

Originally scheduled to battle at WWE Backlash, the bout never materialized thanks to a backstage assault on The Viper by Wyatt, but The Apex Predator and New Face of Fear continued to circle each other for weeks on end. Orton, for his part, has been angling for a score-settling match between the two ever since, but The Eater of Worlds opted instead to unman The Viper mentally, taunting him with eerie messages from afar and, occasionally, sending his disciple Erick Rowan out to do his dirty work. 

No stranger to psychological warfare, Orton later turned the tables on Wyatt, transforming the hunter into the hunted and causing The Eater of Worlds to fall into a trap on the Oct. 5 edition of SmackDown LIVE.

It would appear, however, that the game has reached its final turn. Wyatt likes to dare his opponents to “find him.” At No Mercy, he will finally get his wish. Whether Orton is prepared to do what must be done, however, is another story. Tune in to see who becomes predator and who becomes prey at WWE No Mercy, live Sunday, Oct. 9, at 8 ET/5 PT, only on the award-winning WWE Network.

The time for games, mind or otherwise, is over: Randy Orton will battle Bray Wyatt at WWE No Mercy Sunday, Oct. 9, in an inevitable collision that has been building and building for the better part of two months and was finally confirmed on WWE’s official Twitter account.

Randy Orton catches Bray Wyatt in a trap with No Mercy: SmackDown LIVE, Oct. 4, 2016

The mind games continue en route to No Mercy, as The Viper sets a trap for The New Face of Fear to fall into.

Originally scheduled to battle at WWE Backlash, the bout never materialized thanks to a backstage assault on The Viper by Wyatt, but The Apex Predator and New Face of Fear continued to circle each other for weeks on end. Orton, for his part, has been angling for a score-settling match between the two ever since, but The Eater of Worlds opted instead to unman The Viper mentally, taunting him with eerie messages from afar and, occasionally, sending his disciple Erick Rowan out to do his dirty work. 

No stranger to psychological warfare, Orton later turned the tables on Wyatt, transforming the hunter into the hunted and causing The Eater of Worlds to fall into a trap on the Oct. 5 edition of SmackDown LIVE.

It would appear, however, that the game has reached its final turn. Wyatt likes to dare his opponents to “find him.” At No Mercy, he will finally get his wish. Whether Orton is prepared to do what must be done, however, is another story. Tune in to see who becomes predator and who becomes prey at WWE No Mercy, live Sunday, Oct. 9, at 8 ET/5 PT, only on the award-winning WWE Network.