• Lesnar is not confirmed to appear at SummerSlam 2020
  • McIntyre could get dream match with Orton
  • SummerSlam 2020's venue is yet to be known

WWE SummerSlam 2020 is set for Aug. 24, but an official venue has yet to be announced. Regardless, one of the WWE stars expected to be on tap to defend his title is Drew McIntyre.

Known to be one of the biggest annual events of the promotion, it makes sense to see "The Chosen One" clash with the same guy he won the WWE heavyweight champion title from ⁠— Brock Lesnar. McIntyre wrested the title from "The Beast Incarnate" at Wrestlemania 36.

Since then, Lesnar has not been seen in shows, and most are wondering when the former WWE champion will return to the scene.

For those who have been following the wrestling scene, Lesnar is one of the top stars who normally emerges from the shadows at SummerSlam. Most will recall how Lesnar emerged against Seth Rollins at both Wrestlemania and Summerslam last year. Hence, it makes sense to see him doing the same this year.

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Unfortunately, there are external conditions to consider. The COVID-19 pandemic remains a big problem for the world, with cases and deaths continuing to rise.

One problem the WWE is now facing is the venue. Originally set at the TD Garden in Boston, large-scale gatherings have been disallowed until Sept. 7. No new venue has been announced as of this writing. Hence, there is a possibility that Lesnar may not make it to SummerSlam so backup plans are now up in the air.

The "DropKick DiSKussions" podcast made an interesting suggestion that Randy Orton could be a good replacement. The Viper was supposed to meet Edge at SummerSlam, but the Rated-R superstar is out due to a torn tricep. With Edge unavailable, it makes sense to pit Orton against McIntyre.

In a report last month from Wrestling Inc., McIntyre revealed opponents he would like to feud with. Orton was one of them, and he believes the WWE veteran is someone who can make him work. Aside from that, the 35-year-old believes he can learn a thing or two from The Viper. McIntyre even referred to Orton as "his Joker."

"If they've never seen me before or remember me from the past they're gonna go 'ooh who's this guy?' and he's gonna help tell that story and really establish me as a top, top player. I think basically Randy Orton is my Joker," he said.

WWE's Drew McIntyre TOKYO,JAPAN - JUNE 29: Drew McIntyre enters the ring during the WWE Live Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan on June 29, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images

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