WWE SummerSlam Rumors: Is the WWE planning a huge swerve for top Championship match? The biggest party of the summer will take place this month.
The WWE have booked several mouth watering clashes for the upcoming SummerSlam. From Sasha Banks vs Asuka to the Wyatt vs Strowman trilogy, there are plenty matches to look out for. One such clash is Drew McIntyre vs Randy Orton.
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The current WWE Champion McIntyre was earmarked by Vince McMahon himself as a potential top guy in the promotion quite a while ago. Orton on the other hand, led the company for several years while the Scottish Psychopath lost his job before charting his fairytale comeback.
WWE SummerSlam Rumors: Is the WWE planning a huge swerve for its top Championship match?
McIntyre and Orton wil go head to head with the WWE title on the line at SummerSlam. The popular train of thought heading into the second biggest show of the year is that the Viper will dethrone the Scottish Psychopath.
However, Bryan Alvarez of Wrestling Observer believes that if the win does come, it will not be clean and Orton will have done so with the help of Ric Flair. He speculated that Orton’s attack was just a setup for a surprise later down the line and it made no sense for him to turn on his aid now.
“Why would Randy turn on Ric Flair now, as opposed to after the match with Drew McIntyre?” Alvarez asked. “If Drew McIntyre is going to win, Randy Orton turning on Ric Flair the next day is the best way to get his heat back and he can blame Ric Flair. There’s a million things you can do.
“I think Randy Orton is beating Drew McIntyre. If Randy Orton is beating Drew McIntyre, look at how hard they have pushed Drew McIntyre. I think the only way that Randy wins is with help. I think that this is a swerve and that Ric Flair is going to come out at SummerSlam and he is going to help Randy Orton win the 14th World Title and they will have been in cahoots and they’re on their way to this gold that they talked about.”
Alvarez explained that the WWE allowed Orton to punt Christian who hasn’t and may never be cleared to take a bump. Yet, they turn off the lights before Orton’s foot could make contact with Flair’s head. He has suggested the likelihood of this being Orton’s doing rather than Retribution’s.
What proof do you have as a viewer that Randy Orton actually punted Ric Flair?
“Why do I say that?” Alvarez continued. “Because Randy Orton punted Christian a few weeks ago, right? Christian retired due to a head injury. Christian had too many concussions and they will never clear him to wrestle again and you know what they sure aren’t gonna clear him to do – take a punt.
“So what they did, it’s a taped show and they shot it in such a way that Randy Orton’s foot was in between the camera and Christian’s head. He did the punt and they edited in the sound effect and they shot it from the perfect angle and it looked like he punted the guy and killed him.
“Well, guess what, Ric Flair can’t take any physical punishment as well. It was a taped show, they could have done the exact same thing but they didn’t. Instead, Randy went for the punt and he started running and the lights went out and when they came back on, Ric Flair was allegedly dead. We don’t know, just like Zelina Vega asked, what proof do you have as a viewer that Randy Orton actually punted Ric Flair? Zero proof.
“I think these two guys are working together and they allegedly wrote Ric Flair out of storyline but at SummerSlam, Flair is going to return and he is going to screw Drew McIntyre, Randy Orton is gonna RKO him and win the title and they are all in cahoots.”
While Alvarez has himself made it clear that this is all just speculation, WWE SummerSlam’s tag line, “You’ll Never See It Coming,” lends credence to this theory. While it does makes sense, the only way to know for sure is to wait and watch what happens.
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