There have been conflicting reports in recent months about Randy Orton’s opponent for the WWE Summerslam PPV. Orton has teased having a match against NXT stars such as Tommaso Ciampa but Orton’s Summerslam match could depend on what WWE decides to do with Brock Lesnar at the event. As previously noted, Lesnar is expected to be returning for Summerslam. Lesnar has been rumored to be facing Drew McIntyre in a rematch for the WWE Title but a Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley match has also been talked about.
Louis Dangoor of WrestleTalk.com and Alex McCarthy of TalkSport.com have addressed the rumors:
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. https://t.co/YDxEkxr1zE
— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) July 8, 2020