WWE: Randy Orton Desperately Needs a Match Against Brock Lesnar

Sammy SucuSenior Analyst IApril 25, 2012

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 08:  World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton during the WWE Smackdown Live Tour at Westridge Park Tennis Stadium on July 08, 2011 in Durban, South Africa.  (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Randy Orton and Brock Lesnar will be one of the best feuds of the year if done right. 

According to F4Wonline.com, this match may happen at this year's SummerSlam pay-per-view. 

The plan as of today, and this could change, is to build towards Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton at SummerSlam, which would be a big match and probably do a very good buyrate if promoted correctly. 

This battle between the two wrestlers who debuted in 2002 would be incredible. Lesnar owns the honor of being the youngest WWE Champion ever and Orton was the youngest WWE Heavyweight Champion ever.

That should be enough to create an amazing storyline, but there is much more. 

The hype and match itself would definitely outshine the current feud between Lesnar and John Cena. 

The reason being because Orton is more reckless than Cena, and he won't allow Lesnar to do whatever he wants to him the way Cena did. Orton is not passive, he punts people in the head whenever he enters his "Viper mode."

Orton, like Lesnar, really does not care about what the fans think either. Even though he has been a face as of late, Orton does not pander to the crowds the way other top babyfaces do. Orton can care less if people call him "Super Orton" or if they chant "Orton sucks."

The only voices that Orton listens to are the ones in his head every time he stands in the middle of the ring, in front of the world.

Those voices will not allow Lesnar to have the best of him. However, Lesnar will not go down without a fight. Even though Lesnar does not have voices in his head, he has this sick and twisted way of handling business. It's actually very "Orton-like," especially when he was a heel. 

Once Cena and Lesnar finish their feud, which may likely continue after Extreme Rules, a strong booking of a feud between Orton and Lesnar is exactly what the WWE would need to continue their hot streak. 

This feud may also bring Orton back into the light because as of late, he has not been talked about very much. In one way, it's a good thing because he was becoming very stale, but leaving him in the mid-card has not done much good for him lately. 

This is why he so desperately needs a match with Lesnar at this PPV. He put over Wade Barrett, has not had the title for months, was on the bottom of the card at WrestleMania and he is having a very odd feud with Kane at the moment. 

For the purposes of the match, these two have fought before, but never on a stage like SummerSlam. Considering it is one of the three or four biggest PPVs in the WWE, the card needs a very strong match that is not a third or fourth rematch for a title.

Lesnar and Orton would be a perfect way to sell a card to any fan that is willing to fork up the money to purchase the PPV at home or buy tickets to watch it live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. 

If this match goes down at SummerSlam, don't expect for any other match to surpass. That is unless, The Undertaker, The Rock or Triple H are in some sort of triple-threat match, which is definitely not happening. 

A feud with Lesnar will benefit Orton and his character so much, and the WWE needs to make sure this actually happens. 


Sammy Sucu is a featured columnist for the WWE. Sammy also writes for the NFL, the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Lakers. You can follow him on Twitter.