Report: Randy Orton To Face Top WWE Star At WWE SummerSlam

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Report: Randy Orton To Face Top WWE Star At WWE SummerSlam

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WWE SummerSlam is right around the corner, and a recent report from WrestleTalk suggets that Randy Orton will be involved one of the top matches on the card. According to Louis Dangoor of WrestleTalk, WWE Champion Drew McIntyre is Orton’s likely opponent. As Dangoor points out, given WWE RAW’s relative lack of main event heels, the match-up makes sense.

A few weeks ago, I reported that Randy Orton had been pitching to work with members of the NXT roster at SummerSlam, most notably Adam Cole & Tommaso Ciampa.

However, I've been told that due to the shortage of #WWERaw heels, Randy Orton will likely be facing Drew McIntyre.

— Louis Dangoor (@TheLouisDangoor) July 8, 2020

Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT said that “common sense” would suggest a McIntyre/Orton match at WWE SummerSlam.

In fairness, I was also told Orton’s immediate thoughts after learning Edge was injured was to pivot to either Adam Cole or Tommaso Ciampa at SummerSlam.

Not sure on current plans, but common sense says Randy is top heel/best matchup for Drew.

— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) July 8, 2020

Another recent report suggested that Orton is interested in facing Adam Cole and/or Tommaso Ciampa; Dangoor writes that these matches could still potentially happen down the road.

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