Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. Randy says he bets people did not expect to see him here tonight, but here he is. He says if you couldn’t tell by the ten staples holding his head together, he was in one hell of a fight on Sunday night against Brock Lesnar. Randy says he knew what he was getting into, but he would have rather been carted out unconscious than what happened. Shane thought by intervening he did the right thing, but their paths will cross again.
Bray Wyatt’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Bray asks Randy how is his head. He says he saw what Brock did to him and he saw the look in your eyes change. It went blank. There is nothing like laying there with you head busted open to remember that you are just a man. You are a great man, but just a man. A man who hurts, a man who suffers. A man who dies. Bray says he is not just a man. He is a god. A God can never die. You will find all about it . . . in time.
Randy Orton versus Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman)
Lesnar runs Orton into the corner and connects with shoulders. Lesnar with knees and a forearm to the back. Lesnar goes for a German suplex but Orton holds on to the ropes and hits elbows and a drop kick. Lesnar pushes Orton away on an RKO attempt. Lesnar with a German suplex and then he hits a second one. Orton kicks Lesnar but Lesnar with a knee and a German suplex. Lesnar with a knee to the ribs and then he picks up Orton for a fourth German suplex. Orton with a kick and forearms. Lesnar with shoulders in the corner.
Lesnar with German suplex number five. Lesnar with knees and he has to hold Orton up. Lesnar sets for a German suplex and hits number six. Brock does the Brock Bounce as Orton goes to the floor. Lesnar goes to the floor and Orton with forearms but Lesnar with a knee and he slams Orton onto the Smackdown announce table. Orton falls into the crowd and Lesnar biels Orton through the Smackdown announce table. Lesnar sends Orton back into the ring. Lesnar stands over Orton and hits a seventh German suplex. Orton goes to the floor and the Raw announce table is being adjusted. Lesnar puts Orton on the Raw announce table and stands over Orton as he picks him up. Orton with an RKO on the announce table and Orton smiles. Lesnar rolls off the table while Orton gets back into the ring. Orton with the IEDDT and then he hits an RKO for a near fall. Orton sets for the field goal kick but Lesnar gets Orton up and hits the F-5 but Orton kicks out. Lesnar removes the gloves and he punches and elbows Orton. The referee stands over Lesnar and Orton as Orton is not moving. Orton is bleeding from the forehead. Lesnar is in the corner while the medical staff tries to make sure there is still blood in Orton. Lesnar punches Orton and the referee admonishes Lesnar.
Lesnar with more hammer fists to Orton and then he stands over Orton and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Brock Lesnar (by referee stoppage)
After the match: Lesnar continues to attack Orton. Shane McMahon gets in the ring. Lesnar does not let Shane gets to Orton. Shane tells Lesnar to get out of the ring since the match is over. Lesnar gives Shane an F-5.
In an article written for The Player’s Tribune, WWE superstar Dolph Ziggler wrote about his Top 5 favorite finishing moves of all time. Randy’s infamous RKO was among the list, read below to see what Dolph had to say:
This list wouldn’t feel complete without the RKO. It’s a great finisher and I’ve taken a few of them. There’s something just special about Randy’s athleticism. He so good at what I’m trying to accomplish that it makes me mad. He has a way of doing something incredibly difficult, while having a look on his face that says I’m thinking about Disneyland right now but I’m still wrestling better than you ever can.
So the RKO is kind of perfect for him because it’s a difficult looking move to pull off that he’s made stand out through art, showmanship and impact. He has many well-documented snake attributes, but he’s also so smooth in the ring that it adds a lot to the RKO. And like a lot of these great finishers, it comes out of nowhere. Like I’m pretty sure he even sells a shirt that says “Out of Nowhere” on it.
We start off with Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon talking about how they will show that Team Blue is best at SummerSlam. They also have Randy Orton sign the contract for his match with Brock Lesnar. Heath Slater enters and he has a fruit basket from the Farmer’s Market. He gives Randy an apple. Daniel says the card was a condolence card. Heath says he watched last week’s Smackdown and he reminds Daniel and Shane that he stood toe to toe with Brock Lesnar. Shane says he will not be disrespected by Heath. Heath says they have a big pickle and Daniel says there is no pickle. Randy says he has an idea and he takes a bite of the apple and we go to the opening video.
Heath Slater versus Randy Orton
Orton with a kick and he sends Slater shoulder first into the ring post. Orton sends Slater into the other ring post and then Orton with a clothesline and Garvin Stomp. Orton with punches and then he connects with forearms across the chest. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Heath Slater (by disqualification)
After the match: Orton sends Slater to the floor. Slater is thrown over the announce table. Orton drops Slater on the ringside barrier and hits an IEDDT. Orton rolls Slater into the ring and he waits for an RKO but then he gets up and walks around Slater. Orton picks up Slater and hits a German suplex on Slater and does the Brock Bounce. Orton picks Slater up again and hits another German suplex and then Orton twists to the mat and does the RKO push ups and hits the RKO.