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Backstage news regarding Brock Lesnar taking Randy Orton’s spot at WWE Summerslam

As previously noted Brock Lesnar made his return to WWE during the June 17th 2022 edition of Smackdown. Lesnar will challenge Reigns for the unified WWE Universal title at Summerslam in a Last Man Standing match.However Orton is reportedly dealing with a legitimate injury and WWE had to come up with a backup plan. During Smackdown Riddle mentioned that Orton has a big operation coming up but did not elaborate.Its believed that the plan for Lesnars return was in the works for around three weeks and it was not a last minute decision due to the Vince McMahon allegations.ord started to emerge this afternoon shortly before 5 PM EST backstage that Lesnar could be returning.

Randy Orton was originally expected to be Reigns opponent for Summerslam. However Orton is reportedly dealing with a legitimate injury and WWE had to come up with a backup plan. During Smackdown Riddle mentioned that Orton has a big operation coming up but did not elaborate.
Fightful Select noted that once it was clear Orton would be unable to face Reigns at Summerslam plans were made for Lesnar to take the spot. Its believed that the plan for Lesnars return was in the works for around three weeks and it was not a last minute decision due to the Vince McMahon allegations.ord started to emerge this afternoon shortly before 5 PM EST backstage that Lesnar could be returning. Still he was not featured on internal rundowns that were handed out just before the show.

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