During the airing of “Aftermath” on Sportsnet 360 in Canada following Smackdown, it was revealed that Randy Orton will be Brock Lesnar’s opponent at WWE SummerSlam on August 21 live in Brooklyn, New York. Orton has been out of action since November.
WWE did not reveal Orton as Lesnar’s opponent during the Smackdown tapings on Tuesday night in Toledo and instead opted to hold off to make the announcement on TV. With Smackdown airing on Wednesday in Canada, news leaked early.
A formal announcement from WWE will be revealed on Thursday night. WWE continues to advertise Lesnar for SummerSlam regardless of the outcome of UFC 200 this Saturday when he faces Mark Hunt in the main event in Las Vegas.
Pro Wrestling Spotlight on Facebook posted a screenshot of the announcement.