Here’s some more evidence for the “work or shoot” game that’s sweeping the internet following SummerSlam’s main event angle with Brock Lesnar, Randy Orton & Shane McMahon (not to mention the post-show one with Lesnar, Chris Jericho & Vince McMahon), courtesy of WWE superfan Ellis Mbeh, aka Shocked Undertaker Guy.
Mbeh shared a picture from the Sunday, Aug. 21 pay-per-view (PPV) in Brooklyn which shows Orton on the ramp after the show, and it doesn’t look like a guy with a concussion, or who wasn’t expecting to take an elbow or two.
In fact, it looks like a guy enjoying having been a part of fooling a bunch of people about the legitimacy of what they just saw:
On Monday, I was concerned for the Viper’s health, thinking maybe a planned spot had resulted in an unplanned injury - perhaps even a serious one. Orton looked legitimately shaken after the elbow which produced a pool of his blood on the canvas in Brooklyn.
This picture, and stories where Vince claims the entire thing went according to his script, make me think otherwise.
That’s good pro wrestling.