Fans at a WWE Live event in Chicago last night got a special treat, as Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton engaged in rematch after their bloody Summerslam main event. The PPV-quality match had been advertised for some time, but the no-DQ stipulation was a recent surprise.
The stipulation was announced just prior to the match by Paul Heyman, who accompanied Lesnar to the ring as usual. The bout featured a bunch of chair shots and some traded finishers, but ended fast and unsurprisingly, with Lesnar pinning Orton after an F5.
Reports from those in attendance suggest that the match was filmed by WWE camera crews, so it may appear on WWE programming soon, perhaps even at “Clash of Champions” tonight. A Lesnar match, even a pre-taped one, would be a strong addition to an already solid card.
The RAW-branded house-show bodes well in general for tonight’s PPV. Cesaro defeated Sheamus in an excellent preview of their final “best of seven series” match. Fans report a Jericho vs. Neville match as a highlight of the night, and the main event featured Kevin Owens defending the Universal Title against Seth Rollins and Sami Zayn. In defeat, Zayn still “guaranteed” that he would soon take Raw’s most prestigious title.