Bitter adversaries look to settle their heated rivalry this Sunday, live on the award-winning WWE Network, when Randy Orton battles Sheamus in a huge SummerSlam showdown.
The two relentless Superstars are no strangers to each other, or to personal rivalries and hard-hitting fights, all of which will be on display when The Viper looks to take down The Celtic Warrior at The Biggest Party of the Summer. Tom Phillips broke news of the match announcement on the Raw Facebook page.
Their intense rivalry reached its boiling point on the Aug. 10 edition of Raw when Sheamus interfered in Orton’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match against Seth Rollins, costing him a potential victory. However, the third-generation Superstar made sure to return the favor by RKOing his Irish adversary just as he seemed ready to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase.
This conflict first started in the weeks leading up to Money in the Bank, when both competitors established their intentions to become the next “Mr. Money in the Bank.” As we saw, it was the fiery Irishman who made it out of the live WWE Network event with the coveted contract, but that hasn’t slowed down The Apex Predator’s quest to become a 13-time World Champion.
As for the man with WWE’s most prized briefcase, Sheamus is not one to back down from a fight, even if that means engaging in an unforgiving war with one of WWE’s most vicious Superstars. Since returning to WWE with a new look and attitude, the Dublin native has targeted WWE’s underdogs. Obviously, the master of the RKO is no underdog, but Sheamus has shown no prejudice when it comes to stomping out a Superstar’s hopes and dreams.