Randy Orton appears headed towards a feud with the current WWE Champion.
A prior report stated how Orton wanted to work with NXT stars but a new report from WrestleTalk's Louis Dangoor notes that Orton is likely feuding with WWE Champion Drew McIntyre for SummerSlam.
Previously, Orton has reportedly thrown out the idea of working with NXT roster members including Tommaso Ciampa and Adam Cole. However, the new report states that although Orton doing an angle with either Ciampa or Cole is not in the cards for SummerSlam, it doesn't mean that WWE isn't open to the idea of exploring that in the future.
A while back, Ciampa and Orton got into a Twitter war following NXT TakeOver: In Your House when Orton gave a backhanded compliment, saying he heard the event was good and gave them a leg slap for their efforts. Ciampa responded by saying he uses Orton matches to put his daughter to sleep.
Fightful reported in November 2019 that Orton pushed to remain with The Revival as FTRKO, but the trio was split after a short run during the WWE Draft. Orton was confronted by The Big Show on WWE Raw recently and is currently in a feud with the former WWE Champion. Orton's last pay-per-view match was a win over Edge at Backlash, but now Edge is on the shelf for some time after undergoing surgery for a torn triceps.