Brock Lesnar confirmed to be facing Randy Orton at Summer Slam

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We are two weeks away from the Battleground PPV, but the WWE are already looking ahead to August's Summer Slam event.

The first match for the big event in Brooklyn has been announced and it also brings with it, the return to the ring of two future WWE Hall of Famers.

Return of the Beast

It was announced this past Monday on RAW that a reveal would be made regarding the Summer Slam plans of Brock Lesnar.


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Tonight on Smackdown we were given the answer as the Beast Incarnate's Summer Slam opponent was revealed.

It was revealed to be none other the Viper Randy Orton who will also make his in-ring return at Summer Slam.

Lesnar hasn't been seen since WrestleMania 32 earlier this year while Orton has been out on the injured list for the better part of a year.

The announcement came as part of a segment on Smackdown in which they returned to WWE Studios to establish the first match for Summer Slam.

The question however now becomes, when will the Viper and the Beast make their returns to WWE TV?

All about to change

The WWE Draft is fast approaching and it is set to change the entire landscape of the WWE with each superstar set to find a home on one brand or the other.

With the match between Lesnar and Orton now confirmed to be taking place a month after the draft, you have to wonder if this is an implication about what will happen with them both?

Will they both be drafted to the same show? Will Lesnar even get drafted or a show or as a part-time superstar, will he just appear sporadically?

There are a lot of different ideas floating around about what will happen with the Draft, but the only way for us to find out is to wait two more weeks and see for ourselves.

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