EST July 2004 | The only approved source for all things on WWE Superstar, Randy Orton.

Randy Orton’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Randy says that he is going to get right to it, just like Big Show got his job back. Show blackmailed his way into a title match at Survivor Series. If anyone saw the beatdown that Big Show received last week, Randy says that he will be victorious at Survivor Series. He will retain the WWE Title. He will remain the face of the WWE. In the meanwhile, while Triple H and Stephanie are on vacation, Randy is in charge of tonight’s Raw.

Brad Maddox comes out and he has something to say. He appreciates Randy helping tonight, but Brad reminds Randy that he is the General Manager of Raw. He has the authority and responsibility to be in charge of Raw. Therefore . . .

Kane’s music plays and Bull Shannon makes his way to the ring. Kane says last week, the Authority appointed him the Director of Operations. In the absence of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, he is in charge tonight. Brad tells Mr. Kane that with all due respect, he has had the job for a while. He tells Kane to follow his lead. Brad says that Randy Orton will face one half of the Tag Team Chamipons . . . Cody Rhodes.

Kane says no. Randy Orton will face Goldust.

Brad and Kane argue over the first match and Randy tells them to make up their mind. Randy says that he cannot fight both of them.

From out of EXCUSE ME, Vickie Guerrero emerges and she wishes Triple H and Stephanie a wonderful vacation. Vickie says that she has complete confidence in Randy’s in ring skills. As a former General Manager of Raw and the current General Manager of Smackdown, and the voice of reason, the thing that is ‘Best for Business’, they would agree with Randy.

Tonight, Randy Orton will face Cody Rhodes . . . and Goldust.

Goldust and Cody Rhodes versus Randy Orton
Goldust starts off and they lock up. Goldust with a side head lock take down and Orton with a head scissors. Orton with a side head lock take down and Goldust with a head scissors. Orton escapes. Orton pushes Goldust and Goldust with a punch. Orton with a shoulder tackle but Goldust with a hip toss and drop kicks. Cody tags in and he connects with an elbow from the turnbuckles.

Cody with a gourdbuster for a near fall. Orton sends Cody into the turnbuckles and he connects with a European uppercut. Cody with a side head lock and Goldust makes the blind tag and gets a near fall with a rollup.

Orton with shoulders in the corner followed by punches. Orton sends Goldust into the turnbuckles and Goldust with an Irish whip. Orton comes out of the corner with a clothesline. Orton with the Garvin Stomp to Goldust. Orton with forearms to the back followed by a head butt. Orton chokes Goldust.

Orton with forearms but Goldust with punches. Orton with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot and Orton pulls Goldust off the turnbuckles as we go to commercial.

We are back and Orton with a reverse chin lock on Goldust. Goldust gets back to his feet and Goldust with a punch. Orton tries for the power slam but Goldust holds on to the ropes. Goldust gets a near fall.

Cody tags in and hits a springboard drop kick and then he gets a sunset flip out of the corner for a near fall. Cody with a drop down uppercut and then he goes up top for a moonsault and he gets a near fall. Cody waits for Orton to get up and Orton tries for a back breaker but Cody with a knee and he tags Goldust back in. Goldust misses a splash but Goldust with a punch and then Cody and Goldust clothesline Randy over the top rope to the floor.

The referee starts his count and Orton gets to his feet at eight and he decides to stay outside the ring and get counted out.

Winners: Goldust and Cody Rhodes (by count out)

After the match: Big Show (who was advertised as not being in the UK) makes his way to the ring after his music plays. Show punches Orton and he sends Orton around the ring and into the ring steps. Show rearranges the announce table and he choke slams Orton through the announce table.

The doctor checks on Orton, who is holding his elbow while officials stand by and watch.

The doctor checks on Orton’s arm and Brad Maddox comes in to apologize. Vickie offers her apology but Randy tells her to save it for next week when Triple H and Stephanie are back. Kane enters and Randy tells him that he doesn’t want to hear from Kane. Kane tells Randy to pay attention or Big Show won’t be his only problem.

The doctor continues to check on Orton and The Shield arrive and ask Randy how he is doing. Randy wants to know where they were when Big Show handed him his ass. They beat him last week and this week he got choke slammed through a table.

Dean says that it is none of Randy’s business. They don’t work for Vickie, Brad, Kane, or Randy. Dean tells Randy to feel better.

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