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WWE SummerSlam 2015 match card preview: Randy Orton vs. Sheamus

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Sheamus vs. Randy Orton

Oh good. It's these two again...

The Road to SummerSlam

Since Payback, if The Viper and The Celtic Warrior have been on the same pay-per-view (PPV) card, they've been in a match together. Amazingly, that's only two shows, but it feels like a lot more than that.

That's probably because no one can figure out why they're fighting, except that Sheamus came back as a heel with nothing to do, and last year, Orton was turned back to a face...and he has nothing to do. They're name performers that Vince McMahon and team know that they'll need to call on as main eventers sooner or later (the big Irishman probably sooner, since they went ahead and gave him the Money in the Bank briefcase earlier this Summer), and their names on the bill excites some fans they'll keep brawling until something else presents itself.

Even though the mohawked former WWE champ hasn't done much with the title shot his MitB contract untitles him too, it's still provided most of the drama in this feud. That Sheamus climbed the ladder and claimed it instead of Orton, and that the infamously poorly executed cash-in attempt a couple of weeks ago on Raw cost The Apex Predator a chance to pin Seth Rollins for the belt are pretty much the main sources of animus between the two.

Since then, they've been doing a lot of crossing over with Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens and/or Roman Reigns & Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt & Luke Harper to keep the feud going while keeping them away from each other until Sunday night in Brooklyn.

What's at Stake?

Either guys standing in the company stays the same, win or lose. So while they'll want to give a good showing, mostly what they want is to not have a repeat of the Smarkamania crowd revolt of 2013 in the New York/New Jersey area, where this very pairing gave us ten minutes of JBL chants.

And there's always the question of if this will be used to position Sheamus for a cash-in, maybe even later on tonight. But if there's one thing Seth Rollins taught us at WrestleMania, its that Mr. Money in the Bank doesn't need to beat Randy Orton to become WWE champion on the same show.

How will Brooklyn treat two guys who've never been confused for internet darlings in a match with nothing on the line? I can't be the only one dying to find out!

Come on back to cSs tonight and find out along with all your friends at the best dang pro wrestling community on the interwebs.

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