Sunday, July 10, 2016

The Beast vs. The Viper


By Kevin Hunsperger
@kevinhunsperger & @my123cents on Twitter
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It's old news by now, but I wanted to wait until after UFC 200 to write more about the SummerSlam match between Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton. I have no problem with Orton being in this match. I'm actually relieved no one from the "New Era" is at risk of being fed to Brock.

Admittedly, I'm not the biggest Randy Orton fan, but with him being gone for months, putting him into this match adds some excitement to his return. Brock winning his match at UFC 200 by decision is also important. I don't know how much WWE will play off Lesnar's UFC career in the promotion of this match, nor do I know what the plans are for either man beyond their SummerSlam match. 

With about 18 months left on his contract, this could be the start of the Brock Lesnar farewell tour. WrestleMania 33 COULD be his last as a regularly contracted Superstar. Although he re-signed his deal right before WrestleMania 31, perhaps he'll do an extension and go out with a bang at 34.  But now I'm being way too speculative.

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I'm looking forward to this match. Even though both have been around for a long time, they've only ever wrestled one time before and that was in 2002.  I can't see Brock losing nor Randy dropping his return. So as of right now, I say it'll end in a no contest or double DQ. A bit of unpredictably again by WWE is just what this wrestling/sports entertainment fan needs.

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