On Smackdown Live, Kofi Kingston challenged Randy Orton to a match at SummerSlam. Kingston will put his WWE Championship on the line against Orton.
Kingston called Randy out to the ring. Kingston referenced the two’s history from a decade ago. Kingston claims Orton used his influence to keep him down.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) July 24, 2019
Orton accepted this responsibility, but claims he was doing him a favor. Orton claimed Kingston wasn’t ready then and he’s not ready now. Orton accepted Kingston’s challenge and the match is on.
It’s very nice to see WWE reference history to set up a back story. There hasn’t been a ton of build for SummerSlam so far and there is not a ton of time left to do it. WWE has used a ready made story to make this feud interesting very quickly.