Smackdown Update – Brock Lesnar “crashes” Smackdown Live

Brock Lesnar Summerslam 2016 announcement - July 7, 2016 Smackdown (c) WWE.com

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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor

Brock Lesnar has now appeared on back-to-back WWE shows after returning to WWE TV Monday night on Raw.

Lesnar “crashed” Smackdown Live on Tuesday night to get payback on Randy Orton for “crashing” Raw on Monday night.

The set-up was Orton facing Fandango in singles action after Orton took a dig at Fandango in his WWE TV return interview with Chris Jericho at the Battleground PPV.

With security surrounding the ring for Orton’s match, Lesnar came out through the crowd to intimidate Orton. Lesnar then charged through security and took out Orton with an F5.

This brought out Smackdown authority figure Shane McMahon to send Lesnar out of the building. Lesnar was joined by Paul Heyman backstage before they were escorted out.

The first “cross-over” angle is unfolding only two weeks into the brand split. However, WWE is reinforcing the lines that were drawn via the Draft by making a big deal about Orton and now Lesnar making “unauthorized” appearances on the other show to promote their Summerslam match.

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