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    The summer of dream matches continues Sunday, Aug. 21, when Randy Orton returns to the ring to lock horns with Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. The blockbuster encounter was made official on tonight’s SmackDown.

    Despite being two perennial main eventers who trained side-by-side during their formative years at onetime WWE developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling, The Apex Predator and The Beast Incarnate have only competed against each other once before in a WWE ring. It happened in September 2002, when both were still WWE rookies. Lesnar, already a month into his reign as WWE Champion, took the victory that night.

    Much has changed since that lone, fateful bout, of course. Lesnar has since emerged as a true world-beater and the conqueror of The Undertaker’s WrestleMania Streak, a fearless, 286-pound juggernaut who packs dynamite, and bad intentions, in his fists. One of the most dangerous men in combat-sports history, Lesnar remains the only individual to have ever captured the WWE Championship, UFC Championship and NCAA heavyweight wrestling championship.

    The Viper, meanwhile, bears little resemblance to the gifted, if inexperienced, shaggy-haired Superstar who stood across the ring from Lesnar 14 years ago. Since his one and only match against The Beast, Orton has gone on to win an incredible 12 World Titles, establishing himself as one of the most decorated Superstars of his generation. Orton has also exhibited on more than one occasion a disconcerting ability to turn sinister at a moment’s notice. Such a dark, remorseless attitude may prove invaluable against a monster like Lesnar.

    Adding further intrigue to the clash is that it is Orton’s first match since injuring his shoulder late last year. Having been out of action since November, Orton is assuredly interested in reasserting himself as WWE’s Apex Predator. There may be no better way to accomplish that goal than by taking down The Beast Incarnate. Yet, the question remains: Will Orton’s shoulder end up being a weakness against Lesnar?

    Watch this historic showdown in its entirety when SummerSlam airs live from Brooklyn, N.Y., on the award-winning WWE Network Sunday, Aug. 21, at 7 ET/4 PT.
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    Re: SummerSlam 2016 - Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar

    Kind of annoyed that they couldn't just wait on an opponent, and then make it make sense. If I was WWE I would have promoted Brock in UFC to death, and hope to God he wins that fight. Stephanie McMahon talking crap about UFC leading Brock to say he didn't give a shit what she said really isn't helping the situation. You have a box office attraction who you use once in awhile, you are paying him insane money. Why on Earth wouldn't you build a relationship with UFC? It's not like Brock is a guy who's going to be on WWE Tv weekly. To me it would be amazing seeing Training videos of Brock leading up to his UFC match on WWE tv. Imagine seeing UFC pay back the favor, and talk about WWE on one of their PPVs you know the one with buys the WWE couldn't even imagine. It strikes me as a case of WWE being stubborn, and not learning from any of their mistakes.

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    Re: SummerSlam 2016 - Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar

    I hope that Orton beats Brock. Brock isn't that "special" anymore and he clearly wants to go back to UFC or something, so let him go and let Orton get the win. I would have preferred Owens get the win over Brock, but WWE put themselves in this position booking a match out of nowhere. It would have been pretty cool to see management, fed up with Owens' constant complaining, book him against Lesnar at SummerSlam.

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    Re: SummerSlam 2016 - Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar

    Quote Originally Posted by Sober View Post
    I hope that Orton beats Brock. Brock isn't that "special" anymore and he clearly wants to go back to UFC or something, so let him go and let Orton get the win. I would have preferred Owens get the win over Brock, but WWE put themselves in this position booking a match out of nowhere. It would have been pretty cool to see management, fed up with Owens' constant complaining, book him against Lesnar at SummerSlam.
    At this point in Brock's career I don't think it would be wise to have him lose to Orton. I guess their theory is have him beat Orton, and on paper it should be a decent match. If brock is signed at least a few more years, the only time I'd have him lose is at Wrestlemania. From what I heard they running out of dates for Brock, imagine if he was the WWE Heavyweight Champion going into the UFC fight? The press for that would be awesome.

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    Re: SummerSlam 2016 - Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar

    Quote Originally Posted by Necro View Post
    At this point in Brock's career I don't think it would be wise to have him lose to Orton. I guess their theory is have him beat Orton, and on paper it should be a decent match. If brock is signed at least a few more years, the only time I'd have him lose is at Wrestlemania. From what I heard they running out of dates for Brock, imagine if he was the WWE Heavyweight Champion going into the UFC fight? The press for that would be awesome.
    I don't really know UFC well at all, but it's been a while since Brock had a real fight so wouldn't it look bad if the WWE Champion lost in a UFC fight? I'm not saying Brock is going to lose this fight, just that I don't think WWE would do something that is out of their control. The press would be there, but WWE would be on the losing end if Brock loses. If Brock wins, it wouldn't be bad for UFC since we all know he was a former champion there.

    Honestly, my thoughts on Brock right now is that WWE needs to start reaping a profit out of him. He hasn't really built anyone, but himself. He's becoming like Undertaker at WrestleMania, except worse. He only works with the top talent and they all lose to him (or he doesn't get pinned). It's time for Brock to finally work with some new faces that NEED that push to be seen as a top talent. The Ambrose/Brock feud is a very faint memory to me and it didn't really affect how I viewed Ambrose. Brock needs to be used in a way that will help the guys that are there year round.

    Back to the SummerSlam match, I want Orton to win for two reasons: 1) I love Orton and 2) If Brock can lose to Orton, it brings Brock down a bit from his pedestal so it wouldn't come off as strange to see Owens or someone midcard get a feud or win over Brock.

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    Re: SummerSlam 2016 - Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar

    Quote Originally Posted by Sober View Post
    I don't really know UFC well at all, but it's been a while since Brock had a real fight so wouldn't it look bad if the WWE Champion lost in a UFC fight? I'm not saying Brock is going to lose this fight, just that I don't think WWE would do something that is out of their control. The press would be there, but WWE would be on the losing end if Brock loses. If Brock wins, it wouldn't be bad for UFC since we all know he was a former champion there.

    Honestly, my thoughts on Brock right now is that WWE needs to start reaping a profit out of him. He hasn't really built anyone, but himself. He's becoming like Undertaker at WrestleMania, except worse. He only works with the top talent and they all lose to him (or he doesn't get pinned). It's time for Brock to finally work with some new faces that NEED that push to be seen as a top talent. The Ambrose/Brock feud is a very faint memory to me and it didn't really affect how I viewed Ambrose. Brock needs to be used in a way that will help the guys that are there year round.

    Back to the SummerSlam match, I want Orton to win for two reasons: 1) I love Orton and 2) If Brock can lose to Orton, it brings Brock down a bit from his pedestal so it wouldn't come off as strange to see Owens or someone midcard get a feud or win over Brock.
    No Brock Lesnar came off two losses in UFC and came into the WWE as the guy in the company.

    Making a guy who's supposed to be one of the top guys in your company lose without a solid reason isn't good planning to me. Summerslam would be too soon to have him take a loss. If they built a program of Brock winning competitive matches for someone your building that leads up to a Wrestlemania loss I'd love to see that.

    WWE is using older guys as band-aids. Making Brock's contract worth it is building him as an attraction you bring out for big events. WWE dropped the ball by watering him down quickly, and using him in matches they didn't have to.

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    Re: SummerSlam 2016 - Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar

    Quote Originally Posted by Sober View Post
    The Ambrose/Brock feud is a very faint memory to me and it didn't really affect how I viewed Ambrose.
    Really? Cos I felt like that match fucked Ambrose completely. He was gaining momentum and that fued looked like it might make him as a legit main event talent and then they had a short match that made Ambrose look weak and he stumbled out of 'Mania into the Jericho feud which downright stank too.

    Brock's been mishandled since he came back the WWE and they've not once managed to utilise him correctly. Losing to Cena in his first match back was the wrong decision. A trilogy with Triple H was the wrong decision. Beating/facing 'Taker (at all) was the wrong decision. Making him champion was the wrong decision. Having him in the Rumble match and neither winning nor seeking revenge on those that eliminated him was the wrong decision. Hell, signing him to a contract with such a limited number of dates was the fucking wrong decision.

    Brock's remained a draw in spite of the bullshit he's had to deal with from WWE's creative team and carved out a niche as the guy that can put on some brutal fights when it comes down to it and in terms of quality there's no denying that he puts on a good show and has had some great matches.

    At this point though I don't know if WWE can recreate that aura that he had when he came back the night after WrestleMania 28. He brutalised Cena and lost due to a total fluke but all anyone remembers is that he lost his first match back and then went into one of the dullest feuds ever with Triple H for the rest of the year; his first full year back in the 'E was a total fucking bust - he was signed for one year and Triple H monopolised his time instead of having him beast Cena and whoever else (Triple H and Orton maybe) before putting someone up and coming over at WrestleMania 29.

    This match is what it is and will be fine but there's so many better options on the roster that aren't Orton and I think the reason this is happening is because no one cares if Randy eats this loss. Either Brock comes back the conquering hero or he needs a definitive win to re-establish his Beast persona in a pro-wrestling environment; either way Orton's going down and Lesnar can move on from there with whatever dates he has left to feud with someone who's actually still relevant.

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    Really? Cos I felt like that match fucked Ambrose completely. He was gaining momentum and that fued looked like it might make him as a legit main event talent and then they had a short match that made Ambrose look weak and he stumbled out of 'Mania into the Jericho feud which downright stank too.

    Brock's been mishandled since he came back the WWE and they've not once managed to utilise him correctly. Losing to Cena in his first match back was the wrong decision. A trilogy with Triple H was the wrong decision. Beating/facing 'Taker (at all) was the wrong decision. Making him champion was the wrong decision. Having him in the Rumble match and neither winning nor seeking revenge on those that eliminated him was the wrong decision. Hell, signing him to a contract with such a limited number of dates was the fucking wrong decision.

    Brock's remained a draw in spite of the bullshit he's had to deal with from WWE's creative team and carved out a niche as the guy that can put on some brutal fights when it comes down to it and in terms of quality there's no denying that he puts on a good show and has had some great matches.

    At this point though I don't know if WWE can recreate that aura that he had when he came back the night after WrestleMania 28. He brutalised Cena and lost due to a total fluke but all anyone remembers is that he lost his first match back and then went into one of the dullest feuds ever with Triple H for the rest of the year; his first full year back in the 'E was a total fucking bust - he was signed for one year and Triple H monopolised his time instead of having him beast Cena and whoever else (Triple H and Orton maybe) before putting someone up and coming over at WrestleMania 29.

    This match is what it is and will be fine but there's so many better options on the roster that aren't Orton and I think the reason this is happening is because no one cares if Randy eats this loss. Either Brock comes back the conquering hero or he needs a definitive win to re-establish his Beast persona in a pro-wrestling environment; either way Orton's going down and Lesnar can move on from there with whatever dates he has left to feud with someone who's actually still relevant.
    Yeah I think I worded that Ambrose thing badly. What I meant by that was that it did nothing for me in regards to Ambrose. The feud was supposed to make me get behind Ambrose or like Ambrose more, but it didn't and was hardly memorable.

    You know, you mentioned them rebuilding Brock back into the beast person, but something came across my mind. Does WWE in 2016 really need Brock? When he came back years ago, WWE sorely needed him as the main event scene and the roster was rather weak. Now is a different story. I may not like the SHIELD guys, but they are main eventers. Then you've got Cena and AJ, and guys that can slip into the main event like Owens, Zayn and Jericho. So I'm not hating on Brock, I'm just wondering if building Brock into a beast again is necessary today or if they should move in another direction with him?

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    Re: SummerSlam 2016 - Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar

    I'm not that keen for this Orton vs Lesnar match. It seems to me that they've ran out of ideas in regards to what to do with Lesnar. Orton's about the only top star left that they could out him in the ring with that he hasn't faced before. They've already done Lesnar vs Cena, Lesnar vs HHH and Lesnar vs Taker to death. They've done Lesnar vs Ambrose, Reigns and Rollins (though I suspect those 3 will be feuding through the summer anyway so no chance that any of them would be free to face Lesnar at Summerslam). Next top star would probably be Styles but he'll be tied up with Cena for Summerslam. Wyatt doesn't have enough credibility at this point, Cesaro, Sheamus and Owens are 3 other guys that fans want to see vs Lesnar, but I don't think WWE regars any of them as big enough stars to be in a match vs Lesnar. With that in mind, Orton's about the only option they have.

    I think it's a given that Lesnar wins this. Doesn't make sense for him to win at UFC 200 and then lose to Orton. Only thing that does is make UFC look weak, but they've invested too much in Lesnar to have him lose to Orton, just to stick it to UFC.

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    Re: SummerSlam 2016 - Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar

    Considering WWE's main concern on announcing this match ahead of time was so that they could get free advertising on UFC 200, I think they made the right call. More casual fans or fans lost to MMA years ago will know who Randy Orton is compared to WWE's other top players (Cena aside) and to those fans the match might seem a pretty big deal on paper. Also by using Orton, WWE aren't giving away any plans for Battleground because Orton's not on that show either. If Brock had anyone from The Shield as a named opponent, that gives something away from the triple threat, if they name Cena or Styles that's an indication that their feud is going away. I'd love to hear a better alternative Lesnar opponent with the situation WWE found themselves in.

    I can't complain on this one, it's a match I've always wanted to see. Can't wait.
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    Re: SummerSlam 2016 - Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar

    Brock is going to take Orton to Suplex City it is as simple as that...Orton has no chance

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    Re: SummerSlam 2016 - Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar

    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Gyimah View Post
    Brock is going to take Orton to Suplex City it is as simple as that...Orton has no chance
    That maybe true, fans want to see the suplex's so it will happen, I still expect them to put on a great match and Orton will have his fair play of offence in the match, in a way I'm not really bothered who wins to tell you the truth, I just want to see an entertaining match between two of the most talented WWE main eventers, of my era.

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    Re: SummerSlam 2016 - Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar

    Quote Originally Posted by Sober View Post
    You know, you mentioned them rebuilding Brock back into the beast person, but something came across my mind. Does WWE in 2016 really need Brock? When he came back years ago, WWE sorely needed him as the main event scene and the roster was rather weak. Now is a different story. I may not like the SHIELD guys, but they are main eventers. Then you've got Cena and AJ, and guys that can slip into the main event like Owens, Zayn and Jericho. So I'm not hating on Brock, I'm just wondering if building Brock into a beast again is necessary today or if they should move in another direction with him?
    Given how UFC 200 went and the aftermath of that concerning Brock, as well as how Orton presented himself at BattleGround, it's not out of the realms of possibility that Lesnar takes the loss...

    That said, Lesnar is still a legitimate draw at this point and his being involved in the WWE does creat interest. At this point in time, if SummerSlam doesn't pop a nice buy-rate it's more down to WWE ignoring the UFC fans that might have checked out the RAW following 200. If I'd not watched the 'E in years and got interested in the product because Lesnar made note of his being at SummerSlam to face Orton and tuned in to see Darren Young win a battle royal by sheer lucky coincidence I'd have tuned right back out again at that point; hell, I nearly switched RAW off anyway at that point I watch it every week.

    Brock Lesnar conquered a legit Top Ten Heavyweight contender in the UFC two nights before and WWE made no mention of it for the first half hour or so! All it would've taken to keep people interested was a nicely put together video package and the announcement of either Orton being there that night, or his BattleGround appearance and that keeps things simmering until the Draft when you make a big deal out of Orton and Lesnar being on seperate brands (a stare down would've been really nice right there) at which point you get BattleGround out of the way and start to build to SummerSlam. Casuals are locked in because you've not forgotten about it and presented them with enough to stay invested and your hardcore were already coming to the party anyway. Win-win.

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    Considering WWE's main concern on announcing this match ahead of time was so that they could get free advertising on UFC 200, I think they made the right call. More casual fans or fans lost to MMA years ago will know who Randy Orton is compared to WWE's other top players (Cena aside) and to those fans the match might seem a pretty big deal on paper. Also by using Orton, WWE aren't giving away any plans for Battleground because Orton's not on that show either. If Brock had anyone from The Shield as a named opponent, that gives something away from the triple threat, if they name Cena or Styles that's an indication that their feud is going away. I'd love to hear a better alternative Lesnar opponent with the situation WWE found themselves in.

    I can't complain on this one, it's a match I've always wanted to see. Can't wait.
    It's not really the opponent that bothers me, especially after the Highlight Reel at BattleGround showed us a nicely motivated Randy Orton, and I do understand the reasoning behind announcing Brock as facing someone at SummerSlam before UFC 200 happened but I think that they could've done the same round-about thing by just having Brock announce it post-fight that he'd be heading back the 'E for SummerSlam and having members of the roster either campaign for or run away from that match - it could even still be Orton getting the spot after an impassioned promo at BattleGround.

    When Brock first returned Orton was on my list of preferred opponents but Randy has a habit of phoning it in at times and that version of the Viper belongs no where near Lesnar. After BattleGround and the impression Orton gave on the Highlight Reel I feel a lot better about this match (and you're certainly right about the reasoning for him being Brock's opponent) I'd just prefer Owens or Joe to have gotten the spot and think they'd be better opponents for Brock and would have more to gain from it too.

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    Re: SummerSlam 2016 - Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar

    They could make this quite psychological, with the RKO seen as the one-shot weapon that Brock needs to avoid at all costs. Funnily enough, bar the F5, I honestly can't think of a more protected finisher in the modern era - so build the match around the fact that Brock can do as many suplexes as he wants but simply must avoid that #OUTTANOWHERE moment.

    I'm looking forward to it.
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    I say Lesnar wins this match beating Orton but that he will take Orton to Suplex City but Orton's mistake will end up being that Orton will go for his patented Punt to the skull trying to put Lesnar's brains out but when Orton goes charging in Lesnar nips up and F5s Orton

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    Unless WWE have lost their minds, Brock isn't losing to Randy Orton. They don't give two fucks about his test failure and they almost tacitly encourage that sort of behavior by not insisting Brock adheres to the Wellness Policy like almost everyone else has to. And even if they did want Brock to put someone over as some form of punishment, and I could their mindset behind wanting such a punishment because by failing a drug test under USADA, Brock's forced WWE to admit he doesn't fall under the Wellness Policy, thereby making it seem like a joke, the only people Brock should be putting over are guys who need the rub to get established as a real main eventer. Randy Orton isn't one of those people.



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    Itd be awesome if they ran the story of brock being pissed off about what happened and he just kills everyone on the roster. Squashes Orton cena 14 style and then just mercs the whole roster. Have him show up on Smackdown too because he DOESN'T GIVE A FUCK and just lay everyone out

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    Itd be awesome if they ran the story of brock being pissed off about what happened and he just kills everyone on the roster. Squashes Orton cena 14 style and then just mercs the whole roster. Have him show up on Smackdown too because he DOESN'T GIVE A FUCK and just lay everyone out

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    Re: SummerSlam 2016 - Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar

    Looking forward to this even though I can't find any storyline meaning on it. I get why they booked the match, it's just that there is nothing really to it - at least not yet. The build up will be tasteless without Heyman though.

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    Re: SummerSlam 2016 - Randy Orton vs. Brock Lesnar

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoFantastico View Post
    Unless WWE have lost their minds, Brock isn't losing to Randy Orton. They don't give two fucks about his test failure and they almost tacitly encourage that sort of behavior by not insisting Brock adheres to the Wellness Policy like almost everyone else has to. And even if they did want Brock to put someone over as some form of punishment, and I could their mindset behind wanting such a punishment because by failing a drug test under USADA, Brock's forced WWE to admit he doesn't fall under the Wellness Policy, thereby making it seem like a joke, the only people Brock should be putting over are guys who need the rub to get established as a real main eventer. Randy Orton isn't one of those people.
    To be fair to WWE Brock isn't a full-time performer and hasn't been on WWE TV since 'Mania... they can quite happily claim that his embarrassing little incident happened after that and from what I heard their statement on the matter was that seems to be what they are trying to do. Now, whether or not they can produce proof that they ever tested him is up for debate, but I tend to fall on your side of things there and suspect they have never once tested him, nor did they ever intend too.

    I could see Orton winning this though. Just from the same perspective that told Vince that Brock beating 'Taker was a good idea. Orton wins here and then they do next to nothing with it.

    I don't think it's likely... but I do think it's possible.

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