Brock Lesnar attacked CM Punk at the end of the most recent edition of WWE's "Monday Night Raw" and planted the "Best in the World" with the F5. That maneuver seemed to be the start of a feud between Lesnar, a Paul Heyman guy, and Punk, who distanced himself from Heyman during last night's show.
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PWInsider.com is now reporting that the match between the two would actually take place at "SummerSlam" in August rather than at "Money in the Bank" in July. WWE's logic is that Punk, Lesnar and Heyman can keep up the momentum and keep fans invested in the feud for two months and that the fight would be a big moneymaker. In addition, MITB typically gets a good buyrate, so the match is not necessary to sell the July pay-per-view.
Undertaker Competing At SummerSlam?
The Shield member Dean Ambrose defended his WWE United States Championship against Kane on "Raw" last night and mocked Kane's storyline brother, The Undertaker, at one point in the match when he attempted to perform the "Old School" move, in which Taker twists his opponent's arm, climbs to the top turnbuckle, walks across the rope and then jumps onto his foe.
According to F4WOnline.com, Ambrose's mockery teased a potential tag team match at SummerSlam between the Brothers of Destruction and The Shield. Many officials backstage believe Taker would be open to wrestling the match.
Chris Jericho, Dolph Ziggler Plans
According to Wrestlezone.com, WWE is planning to keep Chris Jericho as a babyface despite the fact that fans booed him in Chicago when he faced CM Punk at "Payback" on Sunday. The company views Y2J as one of its most consistent and best faces that it can use to put over younger wrestlers.
Jericho will be with WWE until August, when he leaves to tour with his band, Fozzy. Y2J has a concert date scheduled for the same Sunday as SummerSlam, so it is unknown if he will compete at the pay-per-view.
As for Dolph Ziggler, PWInsider.com reports that the company has officially turned The Show Off into a face. Those backstage know that the fans have come to support Ziggler in recent months and decided he works better as a good guy.
Officials have discussed putting Ziggler into the Money in the Bank match at the pay-per-view of the same name to earn a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship. Ziggler would then cash in against current champion Alberto Del Rio. Technically, The Show Off should also have a rematch for the title against Del Rio because he beat Ziggler for the title at "Payback."