An eventful episode of WWE Raw went down last night that confirmed the potential main event of Summerslam between Randy Orton and Drew McIntyre. Orton kicked off the night with a promo where he bragged about his own career. He noted how the great names like WWE Hall of Famers The Rock and Steve Austin can’t hold a candle to him.
Randy Orton went on and said he’s missing something from his run is dominant run in the WWE and that is another WWE Title reign. He then proceeded to challenge McIntyre to a title match at SummerSlam 2020. He also added how an RKO could shatter McIntyre’s dreams and he’d not even have a clue about it.
Later the night, Drew McIntyre responded to the challenge, positively before competing in a non-title affair against Dolph Ziggler. It was an Extreme Rules match that ended McIntyre executing the Claymore Kick on the Show-Off. But he could barely enjoy the win as The Viper was ready to strike.
Randy Orton dropped the WWE Champion with an ‘RKO outta nowhere’ living up to his promise from earlier the night.
Following this, WWE.com confirmed that The King of Claymore Country, Drew McIntyre will indeed defend his WWE Title against The Apex Predator, Randy Orton at Summerslam 2020,
“After taking out The World’s Largest Athlete, Orton opened the following Raw with a message for the WWE Champion: There’s an RKO in his future at SummerSlam, and he’ll never see it coming. The Viper made good on his threat, dropping McIntyre with an RKO immediately after the WWE Champion’s win over Dolph Ziggler in an Extreme Rules Match.
— WWE SummerSlam (@SummerSlam) July 28, 2020
Can McIntyre stop Orton in his tracks? Or will The Legend Killer add another name to his list?
Catch the WWE Championship clash and all of SummerSlam, streaming on the award-winning WWE Network, Sunday, August 23, at 7 ET/4 PT!”
For weeks now, Randy Orton vs Drew McIntyre has been rumored for Summerslam and WWE gave a solid start to the program on Raw. It will continue for weeks to come as we get closer to the biggest party of the summer. The second match for the August 23rd PPV event has also been made official, last night.
SummerSlam will witness WWE RAW Tag Team Champions The Street Profits defending against Andrade and Angel Garza with their manager, Zelina Vega standing in their corner. Last night’s RAW saw Garza and Andrade become the new number-one contenders by winning a Triple Threat over The Viking Raiders and the team of Cedric Alexander and Ricochet.