WWE traditionally have four ‘big’ pay-per-views every year, with the biggest party of the summer joining WrestleMania, Survivor Series, and the Royal Rumble as their flagship shows.
Of course, this year’s SummerSlam will be something different to normal.
WWE have already confirmed that the show will not emanate from the planned Boston venue, the TD Garden, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
It raises the prospect of another behind-closed-doors show, following in the footsteps of WrestleMania and Extreme Rules.
The main event of the show appears to have leaked ahead of time, though.
Drew McIntyre, of course, is the current WWE Champion, and he has successfully defended the belt on five occasions, beating The Big Show, Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley and MVP, in a tag match, and Dolph Ziggler.
And he is set to take on a new opponent at the biggest party of the summer.
Reports have claimed that he will be wrestling Randy Orton at the show, giving the Viper something to do as Edge continues his recovery from a triceps injury.
And Dave Meltzer, writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, claims that there is a possibility that Orton could actually win the match and, with it, the WWE Championship, per a transcription from WrestleZone.
The idea is that he would then take the championship into a match with Edge at WrestleMania.
Nothing is confirmed at this point, however, and Meltzer is said to have expressed concerns over the possibility of an Orton win, instead believing that younger stars should be receiving pushes.
The RKO-loving superstar has plenty of history with the world title, holding the WWE Championship nine times, and the World Heavyweight Championship on four separate occasions.
Drew, of course, is currently enjoying his first reign as champion and one has to wonder if making the switch at this point makes all that much sense.
McIntyre has had plenty of excellent matches while holding the belt but he is yet to really get into a meaty feud for the title, and having him give it up this quickly feels like it could be a major error.
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