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Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton confirmed for WWE SummerSlam

Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton

While the Smackdown show airing tonight in Canada made no mention of Brock Lesnar at all (after Raw had advertised Lesnar's opponent being announced on the show) Randy Orton was finally announced as Lesnar's SummerSlam opponent during the Aftermath show that airs on Canada's Sportsnet channel.

It is not clear if WWE failed to put the Lesnar announcement on the Canadian version of Smackdown show in fear it would break before airing in the U.S., or there was a change in plans.

Orton had been the expected opponent for Lesnar as noted on Wrestling Observer Radio Monday night.

The two started together in OVW, but have never had a major program in WWE.

Of course, this is all dependent on Lesnar's health coming out of UFC 200 where he and Mark Hunt have been moved to the main event as Jon Jones was pulled from the show due to an potential USADA anti-doping violation. You can get more on that breaking news story here.

We'll have more on this very busy newsday in combat sports on tonight's Wrestling Observer Radio for subscribers.