Highlight Reel with Chris Jericho interviewing Randy Orton
Big pop for Orton. He said for the last nine months, he’s been enjoying his time with his wife and his kids but returning to the ring made him realize what’s been missing – being out here in front of tghe people. He said that he’s enjoying it so much he doesn’t care that he has to share it with Chris Jericho. Jericho said he should be thanking him because Orton gets to make his return on the Highlight Reel with the best in the world at what he does. He said that just by being in the ring with Jericho, Orton’s being put on a different level. Orton said he’s in a good mood but that could change really quick. Jericho mocked the RKO out of nowhere and said that if Orton isn’t careful, he might get hit with a Codebreaker out of nowhere.
Jericho said he’s going to catch Orton up on what’s happened since he’s been gone. He reviewed the brand split and that Orton is going to Smackdown while he’s going to Raw, kissing up to Stephanie McMahon in the process. He said the WWE champion is a barbarian who put 69 tacks into his flesh. He started whining but said it wasn’t about him, but about Randy. He said he wanted to give Randy something that he needed to help him against Brock Lesnar at Summerslam – the gift of Jericho. Orton began knocking Jericho’s haircut, saying he thought for a second he was on the Ellen Degeneres show because of it. The fans chanted, “Ellen.” Jericho told the fans to shut up and warned Orton that Lesnar was a force of nature who was coming for Orton. He showed all sorts of footage of Lesnar. Jericho talked up what a badass Lesnar was. Orton said he asked for the match because what would it mean that after nine months, he came back and beat Fandango. That was a shot at Jericho, who once lost to Fandango at Wrestlemania.
Jericho said that was cute but Lesnar was going to kick Orton’s ass and take him to Suplex City. Orton said he’s well aware and he knows Lesnar is going to suplex him over and over to get to Suplex City but it only takes one RKO to get to Viperville “no enhancement needed.” Jericho said that something tells him Orton is going to pay for that little comment. Jericho said that Brock said that Orton has been avoiding him for 15 years, that he was a coward and was going to tear his shoulder apart. Jericho passed on that Lesnar said Orton was a stupid idiot. He mocked Orton and acted like Orton wasn’t going to do a “damn thing” to him. He told Orton to go worry about Lesnar and to stay out of his business. Orton teased a RKO but then acted like he was just kidding, then snapped it. Good segment. Orton looked the happiest he’d been on camera in a LOOOOOONG time.