The Shield are in front of the ring and they are introduced by Justin Roberts.
Triple H makes his way to the ring and he passes his new security team.
Hunter wants to take everyone back to an epic moment. One that you will not forget if you were there live. It was a paradigm shift. It was the start of a new future.
We see the footage from SummerSlam.
Hunter says that was business. That was what was best for business. It was nothing personal. Hunter wants us to take a look at how Raw ended last week.
We see Hunter encouraging Daniel Bryan to come to the ring and his assault at the hands of the Shield and Randy Orton.
Hunter says that was personal. He embarrassed and humiliated Daniel Bryan because of his actions. Every action has a consequence. Daniel made it personal. At the start of last week’s Raw, Daniel insulted his wife, himself and his family. That is the personal response that you get for doing that.
Hunter says that he is willing to let water run under that bridge as if nothing happened. He is willing to be a business man with Daniel. It is up to Daniel.
Hunter says that the ratings were through the roof. The Social Media buzz. The word on the street. Every indicator says that business is booming. It is all due to one man. One man who is the new face of the WWE.
Hunter wants everyone to show respect to the man who is their champion, their future, and what everyone deserves . . . Randy Orton.
Hunter wants to take a second to congratulate Randy into breathing new life into the WWE. He congratulates Randy for breathing new life into the WWE Championship. As COO, he wants to reward someone who excels. Someone who will grasp that brass ring and run with it. He has a gift for Randy. Hunter says that he did this out of his own pocket.
Hunter brings out a Cadillac Escalade for Randy.
Randy says that he doesn’t know what to say, but he thanks Hunter for the very generous gift. He wants to thank Hunter for having the vision and the business acumen to realize that the only person who deserves the title of Face of WWE is him.
Daniel Bryan comes out and stares at the Escalade.
Daniel comments on Randy’s sweet ride. It is much better than his Honda Fit. Randy worked really hard for that WWE Championship. While Randy is out here making thank yous, Daniel says that he has a few of his own.
Daniel says that it would be an opportune time to thank everyone here and in the WWE Universe. He might not be the biggest, the strongest, or the prettiest. That title goes to Twinkletoes Orton. Daniel says that the people have believed in him and supported him. He say that means a lot to him.
Daniel says that he wants to thank John Cena. He thanks John for the opportunity to wrestle in the main event of SummerSlam for the WWE Championship because Triple H never would have given him that opportunity.
Finally, he wants to thank Triple H. He thanks Hunter for ending the charade and showing his true colors. He showed that what is best for business is as narrow minded and misguided as Vince McMahon. He tells everyone to look at Hunter. He was the rebel in a leather jacket who used to thumb his nose at authority is now a sell out in a suit. Now he thumbs his rather large nose at everyone in the WWE Universe.
Orton tells Daniel to remember who he is talking to. Daniel needs to show them the respect that they deserve. Randy says that he is the Face of the WWE.
Daniel tells everyone to give it up for the Face of the WWE. At Night of Champions, when he gets his rematch, that face will be rearranged. Daniel says that Hunter’s vision of the future will be rearranged because he will become the WWE Champion.
Hunter says that is a sweet little fantasy as he calls Daniel ‘Jiminy Cricket’. Hunter starts to sing When You Wish Upon a Star. In the real world, it makes a difference who you are. It makes all the difference in the world. Daniel is not an A Player. Randy is an A Player. Daniel is a B at best.
Daniel will get his chance when he goes one on one with Seth Rollins. Since Daniel is so big on his work ethic. If he beats Seth Rollins, he will face Dean Ambrose. If he can get past Dean Ambrose, he will face Roman Reigns. He will give Daniel the gift that keeps on giving. He will give him the gift of Justice. He will give him the gift of the Shield in a gauntlet. Hunter tells Daniel that he believes in him.
Josh Mathews is with Christian in the interview area. Josh asks him about the announcement of the Gauntlet Match for Daniel Bryan. Christian says that it is hard to say anything bad about the current regime because you end up with dire consequences. Christian points out that he survived the Attitude era and the McMahon-Helmsley regime. He talks about how history has a habit of repeating itself.
Randy Orton stops by and he says that Christian is angry because he lost at SummerSlam while Orton won. Randy tells Christian that he will lose when he gets taken out with an RKO.
Christian says that Hunter likes sledge hammers and he has found a new tool.
Randy Orton versus Christian in a Non Title Match
They lock up and Christian with a rollup for a near fall. They lock up again and they go around the ring. Orton with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Orton with a kick and punch followed by a head butt and European uppercut. Christian with a drop toe hold and he goes to the floor but Orton moves on the punch.
Christian with a back body drop that sends Orton to the floor. Christian with a baseball slide to Orton and it sends him into the ringside barrier followed by a punch. They return to the ring and Christian with an inverted DDT for a near fall.
Christian goes up top and Orton avoids Christian. Orton with a drop kick and he punches Christian. Orton with a boot to the head and then he choke Christian in the ropes. Orton drops Christian on the top rope and Orton with a knee lift that sends Christian to the floor.
Orton poses and then he returns to his opponent. Orton brings Christian back into the ring and he does the Garvin Stomp followed by a leaping knee drop for a near fall. Orton with a reverse chin lock. Christian with elbows to Orton but Orton with a kick. Christian escapes a slam and he tries for another inverted DDT but Orton with a punch and head butt.
Orton gets a near fall. Orton with forearms across the chest. Christian with elbows but Orton with a head butt. Christian with a punch and then they go back and forth with more punches. Orton with an Irish whip but he runs into an elbow. Christian goes to the turnbuckles but Orton pushes Christian off the turnbuckles and to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Orton with a reverse chin lock on Christian. Christian gets back to his feet and he punches Orton. Christian with a kick to Orton and he goes up top. Orton stops Christian on top and he punches Christian. Orton with head butts followed by a European uppercut. Orton sets for the superplex and he hits it.
Christian with an inside cradle for a near fall. Orton with two clotheslines and he avoids one from Christian. Orton tries for a power slam and Christian avoids it. Christian sends Orton into the turnbuckles and he punches Randy. Christian with an Irish whip but Orton comes out and hits a clothesline. Christian drops Orton on the top rope and Christian goes up top for a cross body and he gets a near fall.
Orton with a jackknife cover for a near fall but Christian reverses and gets a near fall. Orton with head butts and then he goes for the IEDDT but Christian gets into the ring. Orton with punches. Christian with boots to Orton and then he goes to the turnbuckles for a Tornado DDT and he gets a near fall.
Christian with a slingshot to the floor and he punches Orton but Orton recovers and hits the IEDDT. Orton looks around and he finds that spot to twist to the mat and he does the RKO push ups. Orton tries for the RKO but Christian pushes him away. Christian sets for the spear but Orton with a leap frog. Christian is able to hit the spear but Orton kicks out at two.
Christian avoids an RKO and he tries for the Killswitch. Orton sends Christian into the referee and Orton with a thumb to the eye and he hits an RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Daniel Bryan appears on the TitanTron and he was impressed with Randy’s performance. He tells Randy from a B guy, that was an A+ performance. Daniel talks about the pretty car for the pretty man.
Daniel wonders what would mean if he beats Randy Orton at Night Of Champions? Would he be the face of the WWE?
Daniel shows the Escalade and it is covered with Yeses.
We are back and Brad, Hunter, and Randy are looking at Randy’s vehicle. Hunter tells Brad that this car is his personal property. He gave it to Randy Orton. That title belt is his personal property and Randy is holding it. If everyone wants to make it personal. Hunter tells Brad to go into the locker room and march them to the stage so they can watch and see what happens to Daniel Bryan tonight. Hunter tells Brad that if anyone thinks about getting involved or interfering, or crosses that line will be personally fired by him.
Randy tells Hunter that Daniel Bryan is going to pay for this.
After the match, Rollins and Ambrose hold up Bryan for Reigns to give him a spear.
Triple H’s music plays and he looks at Big Show and Dolph Ziggler. Triple H gives The Shield the signal and it is time for the Cerberus Bomb.
Randy Orton’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Ambrose and Rollins hold Bryan up and Orton says something to Bryan and he gives Orton an RKO. Orton and Hunter walk through the sea of Superstars as they part.