We've been wondering all week how the WWE came up with the idea to the finish of the Brock Lesnar/Randy Orton match at SummerSlam, and some light has been shed on it. The Wrestling Observer is reporting that the finish went as planned for the most part. The idea behind the finish was to create a scenario that would leave people wondering whether Lesnar had gone off-script.
As for Randy Orton, he showed up at the arena on Sunday, preparing for a typical main event, but was told his match would be anything but typical. Rather than a back-and-forth main event match, the whole concept was to make Brock look stronger.
The match was originally said to be a onesided destruction that would have left Orton on the ground bleeding. The whole idea would be to have people wondering if Lesnar had gone too far off script.
Finally, The Observer said Orton was told that Brock knew how to graze him with his elbow in order to cut him without hurting him. Unfortunately, it turned out Brock really elbowed Orton and hit him with some stiff punches. Orton needed 10 staples to close the wound on top of his head.
For his part, Orton did as he was told and acted like he was knocked out, leaving the WWE trainer and referees legitimately confused. The confusion then led to the referee stopping the match due to blood and Randy's condition.
This all seems like an incredibly dangerous situation for WWE to put Randy Orton in.