Renee Young is in the interview area with Randy Orton. She asks Randy if he has any New Year’s Resolutions for 2014. Randy says that he has nothing to prove. Since Renee asked so nicely, he will answer the question. Maybe Randy will enter the Royal Rumble, win it, and then go to Wrestlemania to watch it from a luxury box and write his Hall of Fame acceptance speech. Then he will go to Raw the next night and retire as the WWE World Champion and induct himself into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Dolph Ziggler interrupts and he says that he didn’t know that there was a Hall of Fame for Spineless WWE World Champions. Dolph says that he will be the guy to finally shut Orton up.
Orton says that it sounds like someone wants an RKO.
Kane interrupts and says that as Director of Operations, he is here to guarantee a calm work environment. Randy and Dolph will settle this in the ring tonight.
Dolph leaves and Kane tells Randy that backstage must be a safe zone, but in the ring . . .
Randy Orton versus Dolph Ziggler
They lock up and Orton backs Ziggler into the corner until the referee separates them. Orton goes to the floor. They lock up again and Orton with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Orton looks around and smiles before he poses. Orton with a kick and he sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Ziggler blocks a punch and he punches Orton in the corner.
Orton with a kick and head butt to Ziggler. Orton with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Orton picks up Ziggler and Irish whips Ziggler but Ziggler with an uppercut. Ziggler punches Orton and then climbs the turnbuckles for more punches. Ziggler with a snap mare and it is time for a leaping elbow drop and he gets a near fall.
Orton sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles to stop Ziggler’s advantage. Orton punches Ziggler and Ziggler punches back. Orton with a kick and forearm but Ziggler with a drop kick and Orton goes to the floor. Ziggler tries to stop Orton before he can get to the floor and we go to commercial.
Orton returns to the ring but it was just a way to anger Ziggler. Ziggler follows after Orton and he hits Orton from behind. Ziggler with punches but Orton with a kick and he tries to send Ziggler into the steps but Ziggler blocks it and he sends Orton into the ring steps. Ziggler rolls Orton into the ring and he gets a near fall.
Ziggler tries for a neck breaker but Orton sends Ziggler off the ropes and Orton with a back elbow. Orton misses a charge into the corner and Ziggler with a drop kick. Ziggler misses a splash into the corner and Ziggler is sent shoulder first into the ring post and Ziggler goes to the floor and Ziggler holds his neck.
Orton waits for Ziggler to get back into the ring while the referee makes his count. Ziggler is able to get into the ring at nine. Orton with a boot to Ziggler and then he stomps on the chest and then he connects with a leaping knee drop to the side of the head and Orton gets a near fall.
Orton with a reverse chin lock on Ziggler. Ziggler with punches but Orton with a knee to the midsection for a near fall. Orton returns to the reverse chin lock. Ziggler gets to his feet and he hits a jawbreaker to escape the hold. Ziggler with a kick and cross body but instead of making the cover he punches Orton. Ziggler with a Stinger Splash into the corner and then he punches Orton.
Ziggler with a neck breaker and a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Both men are down. Ziggler tries for the Fameasser but misses. Orton tries for the snap power slam but Ziggler holds on to the ropes and Orton goes to the mat. Ziggler with a DDT and he gets a near fall.
Ziggler goes to the apron and he starts to climb the turnbuckles but he takes too much time and Orton crotches Ziggler on the turnbuckles. Orton with a forearm to the back and then he connects with a head butt. Orton climbs the turnbuckles for a superplex, but Ziggler knocks Orton off with a head butt. Ziggler with a missile drop kick and he gets a near fall.
Ziggler sends Orton shoulder first into the ring post and Ziggler with a Fameasser for a near fall. Ziggler with punches and the referee warns Ziggler. Orton with a thumb to the eye when the referee was not looking and Orton with an RKO and he gets the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Orton sends Ziggler into the announce table and then into the ring steps. Orton slams Ziggler’s head into the apron and then he sends Ziggler into the ring post. Orton sends Ziggler into the Garcia Cubicle. Orton picks up Ziggler and puts him on the ringside barrier for an IEDDT.