Last night’s Raw saw the main event of SummerSlam confirmed.
WWE had already announced that Randy Orton would appear on the show to confirm his next victim and not unexpectedly, that victim turned out to be WWE Champion Drew McIntyre.
Orton used the opening segment of the show to issue his challenge to McIntyre who was due to face Dolph Ziggler in the night’s main event.
Interestingly, WWE had already chances the previously announced WWE Title match between McIntyre and Ziggler to non-title. This was presumably to allow them to focus on the SummerSlam match all show rather than have to water down Orton’s position by having him pretend that it could be either man holding the belt at the night’s end.
Whilst an obvious SummerSlam main event, it is also undoubtedly the correct one.
McIntyre has blossomed into a true star this year and has carried the world title with aplomb. Orton for his part has been one of the best heels in WWE in 2020. His feud with Edge has been Orton’s best work in over a decade.
This fresh match up deserves the spotlight of the main event of WWE’s second biggest annual event and the winner is far from a foregone conclusion.
SummerSlam will take place on Sunday August 23rd. The assumption is that it will take place at the Performance Center, but recent reports suggest WWE are at least considering more unusual locations for all or part of the show.
The only other match announced so far is that The Street Profits will defend their Raw Tag Team Titles against Andrade and Angel Garza, who won a triple threat number one contenders match on last night’s show.