As noted before, Randy Orton is expected to receive a push to the top of the card and is a major priority over the next few months.
In addition to focus being put back on Randy Orton, a heel turn for his character is expected. Sources have noted that the heel turn has been a discussed possibility to happen as soon as this Sunday's Survivor Series.
Until recently, there has been concern of Orton turning heel because he's been a top face for the Smackdown live events. It now seems officials have realized a heel turn is probably the best use of Orton's talents and will satisfy him personally as he's expressed how he likes to play a heel rather than face.