Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton is one of main event matches at SummerSlam 2016 but it is in jeopardy after Lesnar was flagged by USADA for a possible doping violation. According to the latest WWE rumors, one possible replacement for the match is a showdown between Shane McMahon and Triple H.
Many news outlets are reporting that Lesnar vs. Orton may not happen if The Beast gets suspended for doping. Even though he is under a WWE contract, the New York State Athletic Commission regulates professional wrestling events.
If the worst scenario happens for the WWE, they may have an alternative match that can replace Lesnar vs. Orton. According to The Inquisitr, Shane McMahon vs. Triple H could save SummerSlam even though it is not as high profile as a Lesnar match.
Steve Carrier of Ringside News noted in his report that Shane has told close friends that he has no idea how long he will be an on-screen character. The son of Vince McMahon currently is signed as a performer and not as an executive.
In the WWE storyline, Shane and Stephanie are battling it out to see who gets to inherit the WWE. However, it has long been known that Stephanie and Triple H are the heirs apparent to Vincent Kennedy McMahon.
Nevertheless, this real-life story is good for television and it could start at the WWE Draft when the brand split becomes official. Vince has instructed Stephanie and Shane to tear each other apart while taking control of Raw and SmackDown, respectively.
It should be noted that these are just speculations at the moment. The WWE tends to change their plans especially if valuable information is leaked to the public. WWE SummerSlam 2016 will be held in Brooklyn, New York on August 21 at the Barclays Center.
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