Triple H’s music plays while the WWE roster is on the stage and Stephanie McMahon and Triple H are in the ring. Stephanie says that this is a historic episode of Raw. It is time for everyone in the arena, on the stage, and anyone who will ever don tights will need to show respect to one man.
Hunter says that the history of WWE merged with the bright future at TLC. We are here tonight to pay honor to that man. Randy Orton makes his way to the ring with a championship belt on each shoulder. He stops next to Daniel Bryan and John Cena and he raises both belts over his head. Randy says that it is nice feeling when your faith was rewarded. He says that no one had faith in him that he would win the most important match in WWE history. Everyone bought into the lie that he had been handed everything his entire career. He proved that when an opportunity presents itself, he takes it. He did it when he ascended the ladder and took those two championships and turned them into one.
Last week, he stood in this ring with twenty other former champions. None of them have accomplished what he has accomplished. When he looks at the locker room on the stage, beaming back their jealousy at him, where they are is appropriate because he is so much better than everyone.
Randy says that he is the most powerful person standing in the ring. He is the Champion of Champions. He is the World Heavyweight Champion.
John Cena calls him an idiot and Randy wants his mic turned off.
John says that he is not going to ruin Randy’s moment. John says that he will give the Cliff’s Notes of what Orton was going to say. Champion of Champions, Apex Predator. Viper Viper Viper, Handcuffs.
John says that he saved everyone twenty minutes. He congratulates Randy and says that he was the better champion last night. That champion forces you to put up or shut up every night. He says that Randy has talked enough so put up or shut up.
Orton says that he does not get his rematch tonight.
John says he was not talking about him. He really wants to be WWE World Heavyweight Champion. He told someone that he would give that person a fair rematch if he won the title. John says that Randy should face Daniel Bryan.
Randy says that he does not care what people think and he wants security to kick out Cena.
John says that there is no better way to prove his legacy than to face Daniel Bryan.
Randy says that he does not have to listen to John Cena, Daniel Bryan, or the idiots in the stands. He does not have to listen to anybody.
Stephanie tells Randy that he has to listen to them.
Randy says that he is not trying to lose his temper. He says that John is way out of line. To give Daniel Bryan a title shot is not what is best for business.
Hunter tells Randy that he agrees with Randy at this time. Daniel does not deserve an opportunity for a title match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Stephanie says that Daniel was voted Superstar of the Year. Hunter says that they listen to the WWE Universe. If that is a match that the people would like to see.
Randy says that he went through a war and was in a TLC match last night.
Hunter says that there is no better way to kick off the Champion of Champions’ new era with a main event like this.
Randy will get to silence the critics who say that Randy cannot beat this man. Randy Orton will face the Superstar of the Year.
Backstage: Hunter and Stephanie are talking in the back with Kane and Orton enters. He wants to know if this is a joke. He is fighting Daniel Bryan less than 24 hours after winning the biggest match of his life.
Stephanie reminds Orton that Daniel Bryan was almost decimated by the Wyatt Family 24 hours ago. They value Randy as their champion, the face of the company, and their friend. Randy is the first WWE Unified World Champion. It is double the work and double the responsibility.
Hunter reminds Orton that he is the top of the food chain. He cannot just say why he is the best, he has to show it. Hunter says that they have Randy’s back.
Renee Young is with Randy Orton in the interview area. Randy is congratulated and he says that he has heard that word too much. He will be facing a troll tonight. How many times does he have to beat this loser? When did the Authority start to listen to the fans? He only knows what is best for business. He tells everyone that they should bend over and kiss his ass.
Daniel Bryan versus Randy Orton in a Non Title Match
They lock up and they go into the corner. Bryan with a clean break and Orton goes to the floor. Orton returns to the ring and they lock up again and Bryan with a side head lock and take down. Orton grabs the hair and he puts Bryan in a head scissors. Bryan rolls through and works on the legs with a step over toe hold and he falls back to the mat to add more pressure to the legs.
Bryan with a rollup while maintaining the step over toe hold and he gets a near fall. Orton goes to the floor. Orton with a forearm and head butts to Bryan and then he punches Bryan. Orton with a suplex.
Bryan with a leg take down and he sends the leg into the mat and then he drops elbows to the leg. Bryan with kicks to the leg. Bryan puts the leg in the ropes and he hits a drop kick to the knee. Bryan wrings the leg into the ring post. Bryan with a forearm to Orton and he returns to the ring. Bryan pulls Orton into the ring and he gets a near fall.
Bryan with a European uppercut but Orton with a kick and European uppercut of his own. Orton with another European uppercut. Orton with one more and then they go back and forth until Bryan gets the advantage. Bryan with a knee to the midsection. Bryan with a kick to the midsection.
Bryan with a leg drop to Orton’s leg and he applies an Indian Death Lock. Orton is able to escape the hold by biting Bryan in the knee. Orton with a boot to the head and he connects with a European uppercut. Orton with a Thesz Press but Bryan counters with a single leg crab.
Orton is able to get to the ropes and Bryan has to release the hold. Bryan with a kick to the leg. Orton with a short arm clothesline. Orton stomps on the elbow and the referee checks on Bryan. Orton with a head butt to Bryan and then he works on the arm while in the ropes. Orton stomps on the foot and follows with a back elbow for a near fall.
Orton with an arm bar. Orton sends Bryan to the mat as he continues to work on the arm and Orton gets a near fall. Orton with the Garvin Stomp. Orton does the pose but Bryan bites Orton in the head and Bryan with punches.
Bryan does not hit a round kick when Orton holds on to the ropes. Bryan with a knee that sends Orton to the floor. Bryan misses the suicide dive when Orton moves out of the way and Bryan lands on his shoulder as we go to commercial.
We are back and Orton with a reverse chin lock. Orton with a shot to the midsection and then he knocks Bryan off the apron with a shoulder. Orton with a hammer lock and he sends Bryan into the ring post. They return to the ring and Orton gets a near fall. Orton with a head butt. Orton puts Bryan on the turnbuckles and he punches Daniel. Orton sets for a superplex and he hits it.
Orton gets a near fall. Orton looks around while Bryan gets back to his feet. Bryan with punches but Orton with a kick. Orton with an Irish whip and Bryan flips over Orton and he hits a flying clothesline but Bryan lands on his injured elbow.
Bryan with a running drop kick into the corner and then he goes for a second one and he connects. Bryan with kicks to the chest and he puts Orton on the turnbuckles. Bryan with a super rana. Bryan gets a near fall. Bryan with a head butt. Orton with a back breaker and he takes too much time to make the cover and Bryan tries for the Yes Lock. Orton with a catapult and Bryan skins the cat but Orton with a kick.
Orton with an IEDDT. Orton looks around for that spot to twist to the mat and he does it. Orton pounds the mat and tries for the RKO but Bryan with a backslide for a near fall. Bryan with a round kick for a near fall. Bryan goes to the apron and up top but Orton crotches Bryan. Orton climbs the turnbuckles for another superplex but Bryan blocks it and sends Orton to the mat with a head butt.
Bryan sets for the diving head butt and he connects but he can only get a two count. Bryan with kicks to the chest and leg. Bryan with an Irish whip but he misses the drop kick into the corner when Orton moves and Bryan lands on his back. Orton with a rollup for a near fall but Bryan counters with the Yes Lock. Orton gets to the ropes and Bryan has to release the hold.
Orton rolls to the floor. Bryan with a suicide dive onto Orton. Bryan with an Irish whip into the ringside barrier followed by a drop kick. Bryan goes up top and hits the missile drop kick. Bryan kips up and he kicks Orton in the chest. Bryan misses the round kick and Orton with a low blow. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Daniel Bryan (by Disqualification)
After the match: John Cena’s music plays and he sends Orton to the floor. Orton with an RKO. Orton stands over Cena and Bryan holding his title belts.