Jul 09, 2016 06:39 AM EDT
WWE Summerslam 2016: Brock Lesnar Vs. Randy Orton Headline Match Confirmed For One Of WWE's Biggest Pay-Per-Views! [VIDEO]
Looks like the extremely dominant wrestler; Brock Lesnar has his hands full as "The Beast Incarnate" is slated to return to WWE at SummerSlam 2016 to face Randy Orton, right after his Saturday night clash with Mark Hunt at UFC 200.
Whether the outcome of the much-awaited Brock Lesnar Vs. Mark Hunt fight turns out to be a win, lose or even a draw, Lesnar has got his next assignment locked in the WWE at the upcoming PPV (pay per view), SummerSlam on August 21.
On Thursday, July 7, it was announced during SmackDown that Lesnar will step inside the squared ring at SummerSlam 2016 to go toe-to-toe with Randy Orton, FoxSports reported.
The highly-anticipated WWE event is scheduled to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Although Orton and the entire WWE Universe would be looking forward to his return after been out of action for quite a long time now, it remains to be seen if Orton has recovered well enough to square off against "The Beast."
Making a return after a hiatus since October citing a shoulder injury, "The Viper" may not be the favorite to beat Lesnar in a one-on-one matchup.
It was later disclosed that Orton had suffered a Bankart lesion in his shoulder, a moderately torn rotator cuff and stretched ligaments that require about four to six months to heal completely.
Lesnar, on the other hand has been on a roll. In his last match at WrestleMania 32, he squared off against the reigning WWE World Heavyweight Champion Dean Ambrose and emerged as the winner. Earlier last month it was announced that Lesnar would make an appearance at WWE SummerSlam 2016, Forbes reported.
As far as Lesnar's scheduled fight with Mark Hunt at UFC 200 is concerned, World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. dubbed it as a "one-off opportunity," however when asked about the probability of making more than one appearance for UFC during SummerSlam's press conference, Lesnar responded with "never say never."
Did Lesnar hint another upcoming matchup in UFC? We'll need to wait and see.
Irrespective of what's in store as far as Lesnar's future in MMA is concerned, the professional wrestling company is all set to see him step inside the squared ring once again as his mere presence on any card tots up credibility and authenticity.
Citing Lesnar's growing fame with his exposure in UFC and WWE, taking advantage of the attention focused on him by booking him in a highly-anticipated match at SummerSlam 2016 is without-a-doubt - as The Authority would put it - "good for business."
In addition to this, the hype that surrounds The Viper's return from a long absence makes this Brock Lesnar Vs. Randy Orton clash a dream matchup.
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