Now that Triple H’s opponent is set for the WWE’s flagship event, one of the major outstanding questions centers around who Randy Orton will face at Wrestlemania 26.

It seems very very likely that Randy Orton will be involved in a match against at least one of his former proteges at the big event later this month.  I asked several of my friends who watch wrestling, and the opinions were split.

Randy Orton vs Ted DiBiase
DiBiase has been at odds with Orton on several occasions, so this singles match is coming sooner or later, and with DiBiase eliminating Randy Orton at Elimination Chamber, now would be just as good a time as any to go this route.  With this possibility, Cody Rhodes would likely be going into the Money In The Bank match, but to me, he doesn’t seem like a viable contender to win that match – despite who his father is.

Handicap Match – Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase vs Randy Orton
Several of the people I talked to mentioned this as a possibility, but I think it would be a bad idea.  Either Randy Orton is going to get killed, or WWE is going to take another step towards burying their tag division – not to mention the careers of two talented young wrestlers.  I don’t like it as a Wrestlemania match… especially because WWE.com lists this in the preview for tonight’s RAW.  They wouldn’t have this match tonight AND a rematch on their biggest event of the year.

Cody Rhodes vs Ted DiBiase vs Randy Orton
This only happens if Ted DiBiase turns on Cody Rhodes (or vice-versa), but even still, I think the Randy Orton character would be too leery of being fooled into believing the tension between his former proteges was an act designed to get Orton into a handicap match.

I’ve got perhaps the most bold prediction of all:

Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes vs Randy Orton & Kofi Kingston
Sure, Orton feuded with Kofi Kingston for a large portion of the year, had some classic matches, but they’d be an interesting team.  Kofi could show up during Orton’s handicap match tonight on RAW and stop a merciless beatdown of Orton. This would also be a good way for the WWE to help turn Randy Orton back into a “face” (good guy), patching things up between Randy and one of his biggest rivals in recent history.

Although I might be wrong about Kofi being Randy’s partner, I fully expect Orton to be involved in a tag match at Wrestlemania 26, and we should almost DEFINITELY find out who his partner will be during the handicap match tonight.  It won’t be Batista, Ric Flair or HHH (Orton’s former stablemates in Evolution), and frankly I can’t think of any other good options than Kofi.