In the early stages of WWE’s building the bridge to SummerSlam for Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton, some of the wood is already splintered.
The big-time matchup of marquee stars has loads of potential. It’s a fresh pairing of top-flight performers and a smart usage of both men. Issues with schedule and aura, though, threaten to hurt the hype surrounding the SummerSlam bout.
Major questions linger ahead of the next chapters of Lesnar vs. Orton.
How much will The Beast Incarnate be around? Is Lesnar’s manager, Paul Heyman, going to be a part of the fun? And is WWE going to continue to present Orton as a sly trash-talker, or revert to his predator ways?
Let’s dive in and examine what’s clicking and what’s holding back this rivalry early on, while keeping an eye on what’s ahead.