Sunday, September 15, 2019

Brock Lesnar vs Randy Orton (2016)

This match has gone down in history in recent years and it’s all to do with its utterly bizarre and even somewhat dangerous finish. Seeming to have absolutely no disregard for PG, Brock Lesnar busted Randy Orton open with hard strikes, making him bleed profusely with a serious risk of concussion added on top. This apparently angered quite a few people in the back including Chris Jericho, who reportedly tried to physically intimidate Lesnar backstage as he was concerned for Orton’s welfare. Whilst it may have been pre-arranged by Lesnar and Orton berforehand and Lesnar may well have known how to do the finish without seriously hurting Orton, considering the PG rules that WWE has had to abide by since 2008 and the insane amount of risk involved in hard way bleeding, it was really stupid that this match finished like this. If there was ever an argument to bring back blading to WWE, this match could be a very good argument for it (although we all know that Vince would never allow huge amounts of blood to be intentionally spilled in matches ever again – those remarks in WWE’s latest round of press calls are more than enough evidence for that).

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