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

Byron mentions that Triple H and Stephanie are on vacation this week so who knows what will happen tonight after what we saw last week on Raw.

Big Show is standing next to his trophy while Seth Rollins, Kane, Jamie Noble, and Joey Mercury are in the ring.

Seth says before we get started tonight, he wants to take a second . . . to be interrupted by the crowd booing him. Big Show has joined everyone in the ring.

Seth says that he is trying to . . . he gets interrupted again.

Big Show tells you to show some respect for your champion. Seth tells Show he understands that they are all jealous and he would be jealous of himself too. Seth says he wants to wish Triple H and Stephanie well wishes since they are on vacation. They deserve a vacation after the Wrestlemania they put on. Seth says he thought we were over the ‘You Sold Out’ chants. Seth reminds everyone that he is the WWE Champion.

The biggest takeaway from Wrestlemania is not that they broke the attendance record for Levi’s Stadium, that this was the record Wrestlemania crowd, or that they trended 142 during Wrestlemania. The biggest takeaway is that the Authority always wins. Wrestlemania is all about creating moments. They created moments all night long.

Their leader and his role model Triple H nailed the final nail in the coffin of WCW when he single handedly beat Sting. Big Show cemented his place as the greatest Giant of all time by winning the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

Kane . . . Kane . . . Kane was there.

Show takes the mic and he says that he is no longer under Andre the Giant’s shadow, and he says he never was because he is the greatest Giant of all time. Now everyone is under his shadow. Wrestlemania ended with a new WWE Champion. A true fighting champion. A champion with honor, dignity, and respect . . . Seth Rollins.

Seth says the future is now and not just in the new WWE Champion. Seth Rollins is the greatest champion OF ALL TIME.

Show says that we should thank Seth because Seth gave us an epic memory. A memory that will go down as one of the greatest things that will live forever, on the WWE Network.

Seth cannot think about what to say about Kane so Kane takes the mic. He says that the Authority was successful at Wrestlemania because . . .

Randy Orton’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage. Randy congratulates Seth for getting his Wrestlemania moment and he wants everyone to let Seth hear it. By cashing in, it does not take away from Randy hitting the greatest RKO of his career. Randy points out that he beat Seth.

Seth tells Randy his problem is that he sees things as ‘glass half empty’. Seth says he cannot stand whiny complainers. It is not about Randy Orton.

Randy says that he is calling it like it is. He deserves the chance to face Seth for the title. Randy wants to know if he needs to check with Mommy and Daddy to make it okay.

Kane says that he is still the Director of Operations and in a position of power so he tells Randy to show him some respect. Kane says that Randy has made it clear that he wants to challenge Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship, but there are others who are worthy. Tonight we will have a triple threat match to determine the Number One Contender to face Seth Rollins at Extreme Rules. It will be Roman Reigns versus Ryback versus Randy Orton. Kane says that is what is best for business.

Kane says that you will all compete in singles matches before the main event. Kane tells Randy his match is next. . . . against ME!

Kane vs. Randy Orton
Orton punches Kane and he hits a clothesline into the corner and goes for another one and connects. Kane with an Irish whip but he runs into a boot and Orton with forearms across the chest. Kane knocks Orton off the turnbuckles with an uppercut and Orton falls to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Orton with a kick but Kane with an uppercut. Orton with more punches and a head butt. Kane with a boot to the chest and he gets a near fall. Kane with a punch followed by an Irish whip and clothesline. Kane with a side slam for a near fall. Kane with a boot to Orton. Kane kicks Orton. Kane with a suplex and he gets a near fall.

Orton with clotheslines and then he hits a power slam followed by a drop kick. Kane goes to the apron and Orton with a kick and then he sets for the IEDDT and he hits it. Orton listens for the crowd to tell him where to twist to the mat and pound it for an RKO, but Kane heard it and he goes to the floor to regroup. Orton goes to the floor and he clotheslines Kane. Orton with a belly-to-back suplex onto the ringside barrier but Kane with a chair to the midsection and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner: Randy Orton

After the match: Kane tries to choke slam Orton onto the chair and Orton escapes. Kane avoids an RKO onto the chair and he goes to the floor.

Backstage: Renee Young is with Randy Orton. She asks him about being the logical opponent for Rollins. Randy says he expected it but the Authority has him jumping through hoops. Nothing against Ryback and Reigns, but he is going to do what it takes to get to that match against Seth Rollins at Extreme Rules.

Randy Orton vs. Roman Reigns vs. Ryback in a #1 Contender Match for WWE Extreme Rules

Reigns kicks Orton and punches him. Ryback kicks Reigns and gets him up for the muscle buster but Orton stops Ryback and hits a back breaker for a near fall. Reigns punches Orton and kicks him in the corner. Reigns with a forearm but Ryback with a splash to both men and Ryback gets a near fall on Reigns and then Orton. Reigns punches Ryback and Reigns with a flying clothesline for a near fall. Orton punches and kicks Reigns but Reigns punches back. Reigns with an Irish whip but Orton with a clothesline. Ryback throws Orton to the floor and he kicks Reigns.

We see The Authority make their way onto the stage.

Ryback with an Irish whip but Reigns with a boot. Ryback with a power slam and he sets for the clothesline. Orton gets in and he hits a clothesline on Ryback and then Reigns. He ducks a clothesline from Ryback and hits a power slam. Orton power slams Reigns and then he gets Ryback set for the IEDDT but Reigns with a forearm to the back of the head and he gets a near fall on Orton.

Ryback sends Reigns into the turnbuckles but he misses a splash into the corner. Reigns with the neverending Story on Ryback but Orton with a rollup for a near fall. Reigns with a Superman punch to Orton but Ryback with a spinebuster to Reigns. He waits for Reigns to get up and he hits a clothesline. Orton tries for an RKO but Ryback with a spinebuster and then he gets Orton up but Orton gets to his feet and Reigns with a spear to Ryback.

The Authority approaches the ring and Reigns with a plancha onto everyone but Show and everyone goes down. Reigns grabs Rollins and Show with two knock out punches. Rollins is pulled into the ring by Orton and Mercury and Noble go after Orton. Ryback takes care of Mercury and Noble.

Orton with an RKO on Ryback for the three count.

Winner: Randy Orton

After the match: Rollins with Black Out to Orton and he kicks Ryback to the floor. Rollins stands over Orton and holds the title belt.

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