WWE Raw report: Brock Lesnar announced as John Cena's SummerSlam opponent

Beast Incarnate to fight for WWE World Heavyweight Title in LA

Last Updated: 22/07/14 7:17pm

Paul Heyman explains what will happen when Brock Lesnar fights WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena at SummerSlam.

Brock Lesnar will fight for the WWE World Heavyweight Title at SummerSlam.

The Beast Incarnate was named as John Cena’s challenger for August’s pay-per-view with Triple H’s Plan A, Randy Orton, and Plan B, Seth Rollins, embroiled in scraps with other Superstars.

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Lesnar was revealed as Plan C on Monday Night Raw and if he wins his clash with Cena inside the Staples Center next month – as Paul Heyman insists he will – the Minnesotan will become world champion for the first time since 2003.

The Anomaly’s title opportunity came about after the apparent favourite to fight Cena, Orton, was taken out by Roman Reigns and it became clear that Dean Ambrose’s rivalry with Mr Money in the Bank, Rollins, was far from over.

But Cena looks the real loser in this instance, as even though he defeated Lesnar the last time they met at Extreme Rules, in 2012, few would bet against the former UFC Heavyweight Champion backing up conquering The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania by seizing gold at SummerSlam.

Orton, though, now has to deal with not only being out of the WWE World Heavyweight Title picture but with the fact that former Shield man Reigns wants to hurt him.

The grapplers have locked horns a lot in recent months – and did at the start of Raw when Reigns bested The Viper and Kane – but a one-on-one encounter may be needed to decide the better man.

And it seems Ambrose and Rollins – who scuffled all over the Tampa Bay Times Forum at Battleground on Sunday evening – are headed that way, too, with The Lunatic Fringe sending out a message to The Aerialist on the red brand by shellacking Cesaro with a steel chair.

Handcuffs

Oh yeah, and Stephanie McMahon got arrested.

The Billion Dollar Princess slapped long-time enemy Brie Bella as the former Divas Champion prepared to watch her sister, Nikki, lose to Alicia Fox, Eva Marie, Cameron and Rosa Mendes.

And McMahon – who also ejected Bella from the arena – was made to pay for her actions when she was charged with aggravated battery, placed into handcuffs and hauled away by police officers.

Plenty more Superstars and Divas endured tough nights in Miami, too, with Chris Jericho destroyed by The Wyatt Family; AJ Lee attacked by tag-team partner Paige after the duo’s victory over Natalya and Emma; and Fandango, thanks to Layla, losing to Zack Ryder.

However, Bo Dallas had a broad grin on his face following a win over a LeBron James-dressed Damien Sandow; Dolph Ziggler conquered The Miz, the man that pipped him to the Intercontinental Title at Battleground; and Rusev toppled The Great Khali.

Plus, Xavier Woods, in a resplendent white suit, urged Kofi Kingston and Big E to ‘take what was theirs’ in the wake of their tag-team reverse to Ryback and Curtis Axel.

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