– It was originally reported that Randy Orton was added to late August WWE live events, and now the August 13th WWE Live Event at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas is advertising an appearance by Orton.
@WWE UPDATE! the new lineup for @HidalgoSFA confirmed @RandyOrton @WWESheamus @BigCassWWE @WWEHidalgoTeam pic.twitter.com/re4FZ6ZG14
— Raziel Cano (@RazielCano) June 29, 2016
– We’ve heard that Vince McMahon really wants to sign Brock Lesnar to a contract extension when his current deal comes up in April of next year, which may explain part of why the Lesnar UFC 200 return was so easy to make happen.
WWE officials consider Lesnar to be a model employee as he does what’s asked of him. There is no heat on him, at least on the surface, for wanting to return to UFC.
On a related note, there’s been talk of bringing Paul Heyman back to WWE TV before Lesnar returns to build to a SummerSlam match. There’s apparently serious discussion of putting one or two Superstars with Heyman as the new “Paul Heyman Guys” for the Brand Extension.