Randy Orton At SummerSlam, What's Next For Daniel Bryan, Divas (Or Lack Thereof) On Raw, Damien Sandow

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Were you surprised that Randy Orton was not immediately placed into a storyline on Raw? Do you think he'll have a match at SummerSlam?

WWE wanted to bring Randy Orton back on the live show and give him a chance to work. While his stock has fallen due to heat from his second documented WWE Wellness Policy violation, there are preliminary plans to book him in the top of the card. Orton is advertised to appear at this week's Smackdown taping so perhaps he will get a storyline there. I would be surprised if Orton were left off the SummerSlam card.

With his feud with CM Punk behind him, what is next for Daniel Bryan?

Based on what WWE did on this week's Raw it appears WWE is rehashing the program between Daniel Bryan and Kane, perhaps for a match at SummerSlam. As is the case with Orton, both Bryan and Kane are advertised for this week's Smackdown taping so we should get further clarification of the direction WWE intends to take after the show is taped.

Can you explain why even though WWE Raw is now an hour longer they still can't find time to slip in one Divas match?

We have had a lot of readers email in and ask about the Divas and there is no way I can explain the thinking behind not featuring even one Divas match. WWE doesn't highlight their Divas based on in-ring work and some would probably point to AJ's increased role on television as the highlight from the Divas.

Do you see Damien Sandow getting a massive push in the future?

WWE officials are high up on Damien Sandow and I'm a fan of the gimmick. I can't help but see Hunter Hearst Helmsley when I look at Sandow but he has a long way to go before he reaches that level. As for a monster push, it depends on the reactions he draws from his current push before being elevated.

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  • Bogusstang

    He reminds me of one of the all time greats in his intensity and movements. Bruiser Brody

  • lloyd Clarke

    was it just me or was orton looking,ahem,a little leaner than before his tainted supplement suspension??

    • biggdaddyt2012

      I notice the difference also lol

    • Bault16

      Looked basically the same.

    • No doubt he looked smaller. Thats the one thing i notice about guys that return from a suspension. You’d think with all that free time he would hit the gym more and come back looking better….guess not.

      • Callum

        He looked out of shape we couldn’t see the abs like we usually do. He looked quite slower than usual!

  • Randy

    Sandow even has Hunter Hearst Helmsley’s theme song. That should tell you something

    • Terry

      No . No he doesn’t .

    • kevin

      No he doesn’t hunter had ode to joy.

    • Ken

      Clearly Randy is part of the unwashed uneducated masses Mr Sandow is here to save.

  • Richard

    I will never look at Damien as a main eventer until they change his last name to SHADOW.

    • PainOfDemise

      I'll never look at him as a main eventer until they get rid of his current trunks and get some better ones. I see what look they were trying to go with it, but it just looks awful.

    • Luke

      Thank you for your irrelevant opinion

    • n1ck

      no he doesn’t

  • Voice of Wrestling

    Damien Sandow is the one of the best heels to come through the the ranks in years

  • Ken

    Can you explain why even though WWE Raw is now an hour longer they still can’t find time to slip in one Divas match? — Well, if you take away all the extra What Happened Earlier and What Happened Last Week segments, and the ridiculous Look At Us We Have This Many Twatter Followers, there wasn't any extra time on the show.

    If all the WWE is going to do with their extra hour is shamelessly self-promote instead of providing more original production, then this three hour raw experiment is gonna tank. I've never understood the need for the constant recap segments anyway. They should ditch them and take the attitude of If You Want To See What Happened Last Week, You Should Have Watched Last Week. Maybe Now You Won't Miss Next Week.

  • The Cowboy

    @Bogusstang – You're right, Sandow looks freakishly like Chief Brody.

  • Ellen

    I'd say you were spot-on categorizing AW with the divas.

  • Evon Reese

    From the crowds reaction to Orton it would not be a surprise if he's at SummerSlam. That's what the fans want. His suspension it seems only helped him with his fans. Randy must have been a little worried about how the crowd would receive him because he had a huge grin on his face and really milked it all he could. The fans really loved it too. I bet writerrs are scrambling coming up with a story line for him just to get him in SummerSlam. If his stock was down it jumped back up last night.

    • smark

      they where saying welcome back and randy siad I know I know

  • Ian P.

    I was thinking Lanny Poffo.

  • Anand

    Richard what are your comments on the excessive number of recaps and replays that have plagued this 3 hour show? HHh vs Brock 3 times, punk opening segment 3 times, randome clips from 4 weeks ago and 2 weeks ago. Why so many? Can't they just add a couple of mid card matches to make up that 15 odd mins?

  • Brandon, South Africa

    “Allow me to beg your indulgence for just one moment… *boos*… Please be quiet while I am speaking, thank you!” – he’s brilliant.

  • kevin

    Sandow makes me think of Backlund I love it

  • Steve l

    Hes a good mix of a young HHH and,the Genius.

    • MonsterMike42

      With the trunks you can add in "Macho Man" Randy Savage.

  • Chris Corkhill

    Totally agree Damien sandow is a great heel and without mistakes will be a main event star soon

  • smithmiester

    Sick of everyone b****ing about the lack of diva action. Who actually wants to see that anyway..? I’m fine with just aj.

    • Callum

      You must be gay. Hot women fighting. SEXY!!!!

  • smark

    he has triple h's old gimmick same theme song and almost the same style but hunter wore pants that where not pink I cant take damion serious in those pink trunks lol

    • kevin

      He doesn’t have triple h theme they are different H had Ode to Joy.

  • Jordan

    I get a kick out of Sandow. He's like a modern Genius

  • Scott

    Sandow is genius – I hope he gets a serious feud soon!

  • Lenny

    Ladies and gentlemen, if I may beg your indulgence for just a moment…I am the intellectual savior of the masses and I am your martyr! Dude you can’t help but to love Damien Sandow! Don’t even matter what Color trunks he’s wearing, bottom line he can work the mic and the ring! This guy is going to be a main eventer for sure!

  • Al

    I seriously like Sandow’s gimmick. I haven’t enjoyed someone’s gimmick like this for a while!

  • robert

    to get superkicked pedigreed all in the same segment. He's not my instant fav like Daniel Bryan but he's talented. i didn't know Daniel bryan in roh but the first nxt i seen him i knew he was a star to me anyway. I think one of these commer backers like Brock should work with Daniel Bryan imagine the talent in that ring Lesnar and Bryan wow be almost as good as les vs Angle that's what bryan needs f### the Rock let him wrestle his clone Cena. and Divas what's the point they should prob take a rold like AJ they just don't have the same as Trish and all them,

  • stoney

    Sandow does remind me of Triple H before he joined DX, I guess Sandow will be telling people to suck it in a couple of years time