RKO, meet the F5. In the most anticipated fight of ‘SummerSlam,’ Brock Lesnar faced Randy Orton in a brutal clash of two of the WWE’s most violent superstars. The match was more of a massacre, as Randy was left lying in a pool of his own blood! Click to see the graphic image!
The roof of the Barclays Center in beautiful Brooklyn, New York was nearly blown off by the action in this match! During their Aug. 21 meeting, Brock Lesnar, 39, viewed as the most unstoppable force in sports entertainment, went toe-to-toe, fist-to-fist, with the WWE’s “Apex Predator,” Randy Orton, 36. Randy tried to go for the RKO, right out of the gate, but Brock blocked it. From there, he took his opponent down to “Suplex City.”
During the match, Brock slammed Randy through a table! He tried to do it again, but Randy nailed an RKO on his opponent on the second announce table! Randy hit another RKO in the ring, but Brock still kicked out! Brock then countered a punk kick into a F5, but it wasn’t enough to end Randy.
Suddenly, Brock’s fury was unleashed, and unloaded so many punches into Randy that “The Viper” was covered in blood at the end! Brock was then awarded the victory via Technical Knockout.
He wasn’t done. Randy was drafted to SmackDown, and Smackdown’s commissioner, Shane McMahon, came out to stop the carnage. Brock arrogantly delivered a F5 to Shane before walking out of SummerSlam with a vicious smirk on his face!
— WWE SummerSlam (@SummerSlam) August 22, 2016
— WWE (@WWE) August 22, 2016
It was called “The Match 15 Years in the making.” These two superstars trained side-by-side in then-WWE’s development territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling, per WWE.com. Plus, prior to this match, they’ve only competed against each other one time in 2002! Both men were rookies at the time and Brock, just one month into his reign as WWE Champion, scored the pinfall back then.
There was some doubt that this match would have happened in the first place. Brock was fresh off his win at UFC 200, defeating Mark Hunt, 42, by decision when he was flagged for a potential doping violation! On top of that, he failed a second drug test, leaving some to wonder if he would be suspended by the WWE. However, Brock is not a “full time” performer, and not subject to the WWE’s Wellness Policy that suspended Paige, 24, Alberto Del Rio, 39, and Eva Marie, 31.
What’s next for these two superstars? If Randy isn’t too injured, he could easily insert himself into the hunt for the WWE’s World Championship over on SmackDown Live! As for Brock, he more than hinted at a WrestleMania XX rematch with semi-retired wrestler, Bill Goldberg, 49, calling out the WCW legend by saying he’s “next.”
What did you think about the Orton-Lesnar match at SummerSlam, HollywoodLifers? Did your favorite Superstar walk away with his hand raised?