Hunter is proud to welcome back one of those 30 men. He has been a foe and a friend. They evolved together. Randy Orton makes his way to the ring instead of the guy Hunter was expecting.
Randy says that he is going to get right to it. Who in the hell do they think they are. Stephanie wants to know who in the hell Randy thinks he is because Sunday is the start of the Road to Wrestlemania and then ten days ago, the WWE Network was announced. Never before have so many eyes been watching the WWE.
On Monday night, after Randy Orton lost to Kofi Kingston, what did Randy do? In case Randy forgot, we see the footage. Stephanie says that Randy attacked an old man who had his back turned to him. The actions were deplorable and are not becoming of the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. That may have been okay in the past, but there is a new regime. If Randy does not want to follow the new Authority, Randy will not have to worry about defending the title or being part of the WWE roster.
Randy says that if he was not put in an unnecessary rematch against John Cena of if Brock Lesnar was not brought back. Now Hunter has brought back Batista. Who knows what his intentions are. Randy says that there would not be a network without Randy Orton. Randy wants Stephanie to tell him how he is supposed to react to the blatant disrespect. If he could go back, he would not have changed a thing.
Hunter tells Randy that he will take the bass out of his voice real fast. Hunter says the reason why Randy Orton is the WWE World Champion and the reason why Randy is the face of the WWE. They believe in him. Despite his faults, he is the complete package. He has the goods to walk through any problems in a way becoming of a WWE Champion. They believe that he is that good.
It appears that Randy has lost faith in himself. This has allowed Randy to make some irrational decisions . . . like lose to Kofi Kingston. There is no shame in losing to Randy Orton. Hunter says that he would expect the Viper to make it right. Instead, he punches a defenseless man. John Cena is standing in Randy’s way. Brock Lesnar is waiting behind Cena. Batista is waiting behind Lesnar. He would expect Batista to look in his direction. Randy needs to rise up and be a man. He needs to fix what is broken and he needs to do it in short order. Hunter will give Randy the opportunity because Randy will face Kofi Kingston again with the chance to make it right. When that is done, Randy will get a chance to make it right with John Cena. Randy will do this alone.
Batista’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
After posing on the turnbuckles, Batista kisses the ring and then he hugs Stephanie and Hunter. They leave the ring and hand Batista the mic. Orton offers his hand to Batista and Batista says hello to Randy. He says that he understands that Randy has a few questions about his return. He wants to make this as simple as possible as to why he is back. He is back for ‘that’ as he points at the title belts. Whether it is Randy, John Cena, or someone else, he does not care.
He is back to win the Royal Rumble on Sunday. He is back to be WWE World Heavyweight Champion. He is back to headline Wrestlemania so Orton has to deal with it.
Kofi Kingston versus Randy Orton
Orton with punches and he sends Kofi into the turnbuckles. Orton with a back elbow for a near fall. Kofi with a double leg take down and punches to Orton while Orton appears to be distracted by the lack of presence of John Cena. Kofi sends Orton into the ringside barrier. Kofi rolls Orton back into the ring and Orton goes to the floor. Orton with a knee to Kofi and then he sends Kofi into the announce table. Orton brings Kofi back into the ring and gets a near fall.
Orton stomps on Kofi’s leg but Kofi with punches and kicks. Kofi with an Irish whip and forearm in the corner for a near fall. Orton sends Kofi into the turnbuckles. Orton mocks Cena before moving towards the corner. Kofi with kicks and punches. Orton with a knee and front face lock.
Orton with a suplex and then he wants to know where Cena is. Kofi with a back slide for a near fall. Orton with a clothesline for a near fall. Orton tries for the IEDDT but Kofi gets back into the ring and he hits the SOS for a near fall.
Orton with a forearm and then he punches Kofi in the corner.
We go to the back and John Cena has finally arrived and he is on his way to the ring.
Kofi grabs the leg and Cena enters the ringside area and Cena attacks Orton and the referee calls fro the bell.
Winner: Randy Orton (by disqualification)
Orton is sent into the ring post and ringside barrier by Cena. They fight into the crowd as Cena continues to work over Orton. Cena gets Orton up for an Attitude Adjustment in the aisle but Orton with elbows. Orton tries to go up another aisle and Cena stops him.
Orton escapes through a luxury suite and then Orton is able to get into a vehicle and he is driven away.
Cena returns into the arena and then gets in the ring as we go to credits.