The Outcome of Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk
We’re told there is still no definitive plan for the ending of Brock Lesnar vs. CM Punk at WWE SummerSlam, which of course is just over a week away. The match was originally scheduled to main event the show, however, the talk now is that WWE Champion John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan will close the show. Suggested finishes for Punk vs. Lesnar have included a double count out and outside interference.
The bout really books WWE into a corner because it’s lose/lose for either Lesnar or Punk to go under. One observer notes that no finish can be ruled out, no matter how “stupid” or “far fetched.”
John Cena Needs Time Off?
John Cena’s elbow is getting worse by the match and it doesn’t help that he takes the majority of his bumps “elbow first.” At this point the smartest thing to do is to get it fixed after SummerSlam so he doesn’t have to miss a big pay-per-view. I can’t confirm there are any plans for him to do so as Cena is always reluctant to take time off and is a self-proclaimed workaholic.
Vince McMahon’s Next Corporate Champion
The rumblings about Randy Orton becoming Vince McMahon’s next “corporate champion” continue, with the obvious twist that Orton goes full heel. Whether or not this happens at SummerSlam remains to be seen but it is worth noting he’s not on the card yet.