Rumor: WWE Planning Randy Orton vs. Drew McIntyre Feud for SummerSlam

WWE is currently rumored to be planning for Drew McIntyre to defend his WWE Championship against Randy Orton at this year’s SummerSlam, according to WrestleTalk.

WrestleTalk’s Louis Dangoor reported that WWE’s original plans for Orton were for him to continue his feud with Edge to lead to a third match between the two at SummerSlam, but those plans were dropped following Edge’s triceps injury at last month’s Backlash event.

Dangoor previously reported that Orton had pitched an idea to WWE officials for him to work with someone from the NXT roster for a potential match in the future and potentially at SummerSlam. Some of the notable NXT talent Orton was interested in for a potential match included Adam Cole and Tommaso Ciampa.