The 29th annual WWE SummerSlam will come to you, live on the WWE Network, on August 21 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. The big announcement was made last night on SmackDown that “The Beast” Brock Lesnar will step into the ring at “The Biggest Event of the Summer” against the returning twelve-time former World Champion “The Viper” Randy Orton, who will compete for the first time since November of last year.
Brock Lesnar’s match at SummerSlam will be Brock’s first match since WrestleMania earlier this year where he defeated Dean Ambrose in a No Holds Barred Street Fight. It will also be Brock’s first match for WWE since his fight against Mark Hunt at UFC 200 tomorrow night. Lesnar and Orton have had one match before and it was on SmackDown back in 2002 when both men were still rookies in WWE and Brock was the WWE Champion at the time.
Since then, Brock Lesnar won the WWE Championship three more times as well as won the UFC Heavyweight Championship, not to mention ending the legendary undefeated streak of The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30. While, on the other hand, Randy Orton has become a twelve-time former World Champion, having won the WWE Championship eight times and the World Heavyweight Championship four times as well as becoming the first WWE World Heavyweight Champion in history when he beat John Cena at WWE TLC 2013 to unify the WWE Championship and the World Heavyweight Championship. Here is the current card for SummerSlam:
- Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton
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