In WWE, the scorch of Summer brings about many hot feuds and angles. The biggest storyline coming from the summer of 2016 is obviously the Brand Extension Draft. However, somewhere in the middle of that madness, we find a Viper and a Beast.
This year in Brooklyn, Brock Lesnar will step into the ring with Randy Orton at an event which holds great significance in the career's of both WWE Superstars. For it was at SummerSlam where both ascended to the top of the mountain.
At SummerSlam 2002, Brock Lesnar - at the age of twenty-five - would become the youngest WWE Champion in history. Two years later, at the very same event, Randy Orton - at the age of twenty-four- would become the youngest World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history. Yes, SummerSlam has been good to both Lesnar and Orton and now they will meet on a more than fitting stage.
As with all Brock Lesnar matches, "The Beast" will walk into Barclays Center as the favourite. However, we are here to side with "The Viper."
These are 5 strong reasons why Randy Orton should defeat Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam:
5. Orton Needs the Victory
Brock Lesnar will always be an attraction and a draw for WWE. Lesnar can easily disappear from the scene once again after SummerSlam and remain away from WWE for the rest of the year without dwindling interest. People want to watch Lesnar.
Randy Orton has been away from WWE for quite some time and prior to his departure found himself in somewhat of a stagnant state. Orton was definitely losing that mega-star feeling throughout his last run.
Allowing Randy Orton to go over on Brock Lesnar is not just a victory but a massive momentum boost for a career that could sorely use one at this point. This victory would place Orton back on that mega-star level.
4. Unexpected Finish
There are a couple of things to expect as we head into the Randy Orton/Brock Lesnar match at SummerSlam: the mastery of Paul Heyman and plenty of hype. During the match itself, we can expect the usual Suplex Parade.
At WrestleMania 32, Brock Lesnar defeated Dean Ambrose with relative ease. Sure, Ambrose managed to stick a few stiff shots on "The Beast," but the outcome was obvious from the start of the match.
Randy Orton will not avoid his first-class trip to Suplex City come SummerSlam. However, an RKO Outta Nowhere at some point followed by a three-count on Brock Lesnar will provide fans with a great surprise finish.
3. Orton's Role in the New Era
As it pertains to the New Era in WWE, Brock Lesnar is not really a member. Lesnar will remain a part-time performer throughout this current movement, unlikely to put over any of the up-and-coming talent.
However, with Randy Orton back in the picture, there are bound to be a number of New Era Superstars looking to make a name for themselves at the expense of the twelve-time World Champion and hopefully Orton will oblige.
With a victory over Brock Lesnar to begin to his role in the New Era, Randy Orton will present an entirely new aura around his WWE legacy. This will cause for a more significant impact when a New Era talent can defeat Orton.
2. Legend Killer
The word "killer" has become taboo in WWE and needless to say, Randy Orton will not be polishing off his old nickname anytime soon. However, the implication remains that Orton is in fact a "Legend Killer."
Since Brock Lesnar put an end to The Undertaker's undefeated streak at WrestleMania XXX, "The Beast" has become an untouchable entity in WWE as seemingly nobody can stop the reign of terror set forth by Lesnar.
Enter a suitable candidate to conquer "The Conqueror." Randy Orton prided the early years of his career on being the "Legend Killer" of WWE. Who better to finally score a clean victory over a legend like Brock Lesnar than Orton?
1. Make Lesnar Look Human
Doping is an all-too common problem in the world of professional sports and it appears as though Brock Lesnar has found himself involved in such a scandal. As the world knows by now, Lesnar was victorious over Mark Hunt at the recent UFC 200 event.
However, allegations have surfaced in regards to Brock Lesnar and the possibility of doping. While this should not directly affect his WWE career, why not use this as the catalyst of an epic angle?
With a little more edge being incorporated into WWE storylines, having Randy Orton defeat Brock Lesnar and then go on to subtly claim Lesnar can only win while doping (in UFC and WWE) will make for some entertaining Lesnar storylines moving forward.
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