Could Randy Orton and Sheamus be set to face off at this year's SummerSlam event?
Well, there has been simmering tension in the storylines between the two for a while now and one recent report indicates that this may indeed be the case.
In this week's (subscribers-only) F4W Newsletter, Bryan Alvarez writes that the two are currently planned to wrestle each other at the summer pay-per-view:
The plan at the moment is for Orton vs. Sheamus to be a featured match at SummerSlam. That would indicate one of them is turning soon. Orton hates being a face and there has been talk of him turning for literally almost a year now.
OK, the news that Orton may—finally—be turning heel is certainly welcome.
Orton's babyface character feels bored and stale these days. It doesn't help that the star himself positively exudes apathy and indifference whenever he comes out on Raw and SmackDown these days, either.
He's obviously frustrated with his current role and desperately wants to do something different. A heel turn might just be the thing that gets him back into the main event scene (Orton has been out of the title picture for ages now).
Clearly, a change is long overdue.
But assuming a Viper heel turn is in the works, is Sheamus really the ideal opponent? Let's be honest: No one is exactly clamouring for an Orton-Sheamus feud right now.
Frankly, Sheamus is arguably having as many problems with being a babyface as Orton is. This has been strongly apparent in his most recent feud with Mark Henry, which saw the supposedly babyface Irish star come off as obnoxious, rude and a total bully.
Come on, who wasn't rooting for Henry to teach him a lesson?
If Orton and Sheamus do square off in August, will anyone actually care?