1.) Randy Orton needs to end his trilogy with Edge in a WWE Championship match at WrestleMania 37.
Now that all the specificities have been covered, it’s time to look at the bigger picture. The main reason why Randy Orton will dethrone Drew McIntyre to win the WWE Championship for the tenth time at WWE SummerSlam 2020 is because he will have the opportunity to end his trilogy with Edge in a WWE Championship match at WrestleMania 37.
As can be indicated by the rampant WrestleMania 37 rumors, WWE is currently planning on an “I Quit” match between Randy Orton and Edge at next year’s Show of Shows. Booking this match for the WWE Championship would not only raise the stakes and the ratings but also end this feud with a conclusive reward.
Many progressively-thinking naysayers may say that Orton and Edge do not need the WWE Championship for this feud and that this does not have to come at the expense of a younger star in Drew McIntyre. However, doing this will bring back prestige to the WWE Championship that has been overlooked ever since the Universal Championship was introduced in 2016.
Utilizing these legendary veterans to bring back this prestige will facilitate pathways for other young superstars on the roster, especially those in NXT. After defeating Edge at WrestleMania 37, Orton could use the title to pass the torch to someone like Tomasso Ciampa, who has been rumored to battle Orton in the near future.
Since Orton is more established than McIntyre, he is more capable of taking the next generation to the next level. Whoever beats Orton will make waves, so why not use him to build up the new stars in the WWE? Progressive booking can truly go a long way, and that should be the end goal when Orton dethrones McIntyre at WWE SummerSlam 2020.