The WWE announced on Smackdown that Brock Lesnar will fight Randy Orton at this year’s SummerSlam.
Randy Orton has been out of action since the Fall of 2015 because of a shoulder injury. Brock Lesnar, meanwhile, will be fighting at UFC 200 this weekend.
This is a match-up that I wanted to see when Brock Lesnar first returned to the WWE. I could have even taken the match-up last year at some point. But the layoff for Orton is not something that helps this match. If Orton was around for the last few months and going on a rampage in the WWE, then maybe. But now it just seems like a hastily thrown together match.
Of course, there is the possibility that this match doesn’t happen if Lesnar gets KO’d at UFC 200. He could be medically suspended. Of course, I’m sure the WWE will find a way to work around that.