Backstage news on WWE's plan for Randy Orton

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Backstage news on WWE's plan for Randy Orton

The most sensational victory of the last edition of Wrestlemania, probably after that of Braun Strowman against Universal Champion Bill Goldberg, was the one that led Drew McIntyre to win the absolute title of Monday Night Raw, the WWE Championship, snatching it from the hands of the WWE Beast: Brock Lesnar.

After accomplishing such an achievement, McIntyre has managed to hold onto his title so far, passing through several enemies who have tried in vain to beat him, such as Bobby Lashley, Big Show or Seth Rollins. Apparently, however, now WWE would finally find the right opponent who could finally knock out the Scottish talent of Monday Night Raw, seeing him in the character of Randy Orton.

According to reports from the well-known overseas website WrestlingNews, WWE leadership apparently has designated the Legend Killer as a possible replacement for McIntyre, as WWE Champion.

Rumors on Randy Orton's future

This handover should take place in the most anticipated PPV of the summer, that is in Summerslam.

The reason behind this idea is that WWE would like to see Randy Orton and Edge once again feud, but this time with a title up for grabs, with Drew McIntyre that would be so much more, once his champion momentum is over. Orton teamed with Andrade and Angel Garza, with Zelina Vega, to defeat Big Show and The Viking Raiders on this week’s RAW.

The team of Orton, Garza and Andrade has been a big hit with fans on social media. The Orton vs. Big Show feud looks to be a temporary program to get them through WWE’s “The Horror Show at Extreme Rules” pay-per-view, where they are rumored to face off in some sort of stipulation match.

McIntyre is currently feuding with Dolph Ziggler and will defend the title against him at Extreme Rules. Orton has held the WWE Championship nine times and WWE's World Heavyweight Championship four times. He was the final holder of the World Heavyweight Championship, which he unified with the WWE Championship to become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion by defeating John Cena at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs in 2013.

Orton is recognized by WWE as having the fourth-most world championship victories in history, behind only Cena, Ric Flair, and Triple H. He is the winner of the 2013 Money in the Bank ladder match, as well as the 2009 and 2017 Royal Rumble matches, and has headlined multiple WWE pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania XXV and WrestleMania XXX.