A few weeks ago we noted that there was strong consideration of Randy Orton winning the WWE championship from Drew McIntyre at SummerSlam so he could defend the title in a rematch against McIntyre at the Royal Rumble or at WrestleMania 37 to help McIntyre into the great coronation. in front of thousands of fans.
There is still time for WWE to figure things out for Mania but based on what WrestlingNews.co was told from WWE sources, there is still discussion within the company about Orton leaving SummerSlam with the title. If Orton won then he would do so without help from Ric Flair, which wouldn’t make any sense as it wouldn’t help McIntyre if Orton had pinned him clean.
However, Bryan Alvarez has pointed out something interesting on Wrestling Observer Live. Alvarez speculated (note: he didn̵7;t report this as true) that the Flair angle in Monday Night Raw could be a change as Flair returns to SummerSlam to help Orton. Alvarez points out that we have never really seen Orton’s feet in contact with Flair’s head because the lights are off. Fans claim that the lights off happened due to Retribution but Alvarez speculates that Orton may have arranged everything so that the lights go off at the right time making fans think he came in contact with Flair’s head. Remember Orton teased Christian a few weeks ago even though he wasn’t hit hard. Orton is trusted to deliver a blow to Christian in the head without injuring him.
Alvarez said, “Why is Randy turning on Ric Flair now, instead of after the match with Drew McIntyre? If Drew McIntyre wins, Randy Orton flipping Ric Flair the next day is the best way to regain heat and he can blame Ric Flair. There are a million things you can do. I think Randy Orton is beating Drew McIntyre. If Randy Orton is beating Drew McIntyre, see how they pushed Drew McIntyre. I think the only way Randy wins is with help. I think this is a change and Ric Flair will come out at SummerSlam and he will help Randy Orton win the 14th World Title and they will be delighted and they are on their way to this gold. they talked about. “
Alvarez continued, “Why do I say that? Because Randy Orton teased Christian a few weeks ago, right? Christian retired due to a head injury. Christian has had so many concussions and they will never let him struggle again and you know what they definitely won’t let him do – play a game of chess. So what they did, it was a filmed program and they filmed it in such a way that Randy Orton’s foot was between the camera and Christian’s head. He might be a step from Christian’s head but he took the shot and they edited the sound effect and they shot it from a perfect angle and it looks like he attacked him and killed him. me. Well, guess what, Ric Flair couldn’t suffer any physical punishment either. It was a taped performance, they might have used the sound effects, they could do the same thing but they didn’t. Instead, Randy started to run and started running and the lights turned off and when they returned, Ric Flair was presumed dead. We don’t know, like Zelina Vega asked, as a viewer, do you have any evidence that Randy Orton really pissed off Ric Flair? No evidence. I think these two are working together and they allegedly wrote Ric Flair off the plot but at SummerSlam, Flair will come back and he will kill Drew McIntyre, Randy Orton will RKO him and win the title. brand name and they are all in brackets. I hesitate to say this but guess what, it all makes sense! But we’ll see what happens at SummerSlam. “
Alvarez says the lights off are easily explained and it has nothing to do with Retribution. He speculates that Orton and Flair might have asked anyone from backstage (ex: “Frank the Janitor”) to turn off the lights at the right time.
The trailer for SummerSlam is “You’re Never See It Coming”, implying that there will be something done on the show to shock fans, so we’ll see if this or what. Another shock occurred in the show.