Backstage: Striker says Orton will be in the Royal Rumble this year, as will Sheamus. Orton says he’s won before and will win again. 3MB comes in and Slater says they’re in the Royal Rumble, and one will go on to victory at WrestleMania. Orton asks who will face Orton tonight? Slater says to pick one. Orton says after tonight Slater won’t be playing lead guitar, he’ll be playing the harp.
Heath Slater w/ 3MB vs Orton
3MB are in the ring playing air guitar. Orton out to face Slater.
3MB leave the ring and Slater on Orton, but out back on Slater with a shoulder block. Orton runs the ropes over and under Slater into a hip toss, but then Orton takes Slater down for two. Slater back with blows on Orton, but the ref pulls Slater back and Orton back on him with kicks. Slater to the mat, then cowers, but sends Orton out. Both Drew and Mahal pay for going after Orton. Slater with a drop kick through the ropes on Orton, then 3MB attack him outside. Slater goes out, sends Orton back in and pins for two.
Chinlock on Orton, but he’s quickly to his feet. But then Orton drops to one knee. Slater keeps the hold on tight, but Orton up and elbows out. Slater wiggles from a scoop slam and takes Orton down in a strange DDT in a corner for a long two. Orton looks a bit shaken, or is actually selling well. Slater up, but Orton knocks him silly. Orton climbs and beautifully hits his father’s famous superplex. Slater up into a couple sick clotheslines, then ‘vintage’ Orton with his power slam. Drew distracts, but Slater ends up on the apron and eating Orton’s DDT. The fans go wild! Orton pounds the mat, but only twice and very lightly, then hits his RKO for three.
Winner – Orton (4:27)
Mahal attacks Orton from behind. RKO to Mahal! RKO to Drew. Orton poses for the fans.