Backstage: Randy Orton is in the back with Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. Orton walks away as we go to commercial.
Randy Orton versus Sheamus
They lock up and Orton with a waist lock. Sheamus with a drop toe hold into an arm bar. Orton with a wrist lock into a side head lock. Sheamus gets to the ropes and he goes to the floor to yell at the referee. Sheamus gets back into the ring and they lock up again. Sheamus with a side head lock and take down. Orton with a head scissors but Sheamus escapes. They lock up again and Orton with a side head lock. Sheamus with forearms to the ribs and Orton with a shoulder tackles. Sheamus rolls to the floor. Sheamus looks around and he returns to the ring. Sheamus with a kick and European uppercuts. Orton with a European uppercut and punches. Sheamus goes to the floor one more time. Sheamus takes the mic and he wants to know what is the matter with the people in the crowd. Sheamus says he does not…Orton comes up behind and he punches Sheamus and hits a backdrop driver onto the ringside barrier. Orton with European uppercuts in the corner and then he climbs the turnbuckles to punch Sheamus but Sheamus with a reverse atomic drop. Orton with a drop kick and Sheamus goes to the floor again.
Orton goes to the floor to go after Sheamus and Sheamus with a uranage back breaker. We go to commercial. We are back and Sheamus with a reverse chin lock on Orton. Orton with punches to Sheamus followed by a head butt. Sheamus gets Orton up for a Finlay Slam and he connects. Sheamus with punches to Orton but Orton with a kick and European uppercuts. Orton with two clotheslines and he ducks a clothesline from Sheamus and Orton with a power slam. Sheamus kicks Orton but Orton with an Exploder for a near fall. Sheamus goes to the apron. Orton pulls Sheamus onto the ropes for an IEDDT but Sheamus stops Orton and Sheamus sets for the forearms across the chest but Orton stops Sheamus with elbows. Sheamus drops Orton on the top rope and Sheamus goes up top. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Sheamus argues with the referee about the speed of his count. Sheamus with a shoulder into the corner followed by a knee lift. Orton with a power slam and he gets a near fall. Orton with a kick but Sheamus with a power slam. Sheamus goes for a Cloverleaf and he locks it in, but he makes it look like Orton is twisted like a scorpion. Orton reaches for the ropes and he gets there so Sheamus has to release the hold. Sheamus is sent to the apron but Orton and Orton punches Sheamus. Orton sends Sheamus into the turnbuckles and he sets for a superplex and he hits it. Orton gets a near fall. Sheamus rolls to the apron. Orton with a kick to the chest and he sets for the IEDDT and Orton hits it. Orton looks around and he twists to the mat for the push ups that lead into the RKO. Sheamus pushes Orton away and Sheamus with White Noise to Orton for a near fall. Sheamus sets for the Brogue Kick but Orton moves. Sheamus with a rollup for a near fall. Orton with an RKO and he gets the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match: the Wyatt stuff goes off and the lights go back on and the Wyatts surround Orton. Harper punches Orton and hits a super kick. Wyatt punches Orton. Harper holds Orton for Wyatt to punch him. Strowman stands in the ring while this goes on. Wyatt rolls Orton into the ring and Strowman stands over Orton and he chokes Orton out. Strowman with a Dominator to Orton.
Sheamus, Kevin Owens, Big Show and Rusev (with Summer Rae) versus Ryback, Randy Orton, Cesaro, and Dolph Ziggler (with Lana)
Ryback and Rusev start things off and they lock up. Rusev with a knee to the midsection followed by a forearm to the back and Ryback with a Thesz press and he sends Rusev’s head to the mat. Cesaro tags in and he punches Rusev in the ribs. Cesaro with a side head lock. Cesaro catches Rusev on a leap frog and Cesaro with a power slam for a near fall. Cesaro with a wrist lock and he tags in Ziggler and Ziggler with a drop kick. Ziggler tries for a hesitation DDT but Rusev stops him. Rusev avoids a super kick attempt and he takes his time getting back into the ring so Ryback with a running shoulder tackle and we have a staredown that rivals the Sharks and the Jets.
We are back and Big Show stands in the center of the ring while Ziggler punches him and looks very tiny. Show sends Ziggler into the corner but Ziggler with an elbow. Ziggler comes off the turnbuckles into a chop. Show with a Shhhh chop to Ziggler and Ziggler goes down. Show with a slam to Ziggler. Ziggler with kicks and punches. Show with a shoulder tackle. Show grabs Ziggler by the ankle and tags in Owens. Owens punches Ziggler and then he drops Ziggler onto the top rope and hits a back senton for a near fall. Owens mocks Ziggler and kicks him. Owens runs Ziggler into the corner and tags in Sheamus. Sheamus with a suplex throw to Ziggler. Sheamus with a stretch muffler and he elevates Ziggler off the mat. Ziggler with punches to get out of the hold. Ziggler charges at his corner but Sheamus stops him with a uranage back breaker. We are back and Show and Ziggler are back in the match and Show grabs Ziggler by the throat for a choke slam but Ziggler with a kick and a DDT. Rusev tags in and he kicks Ziggler and then Rusev looks at Ziggler’s partners in the match. Rusev kicks Ziggler in the back and chokes him in the ropes. Sheamus gets in a kick and Summer with a slap. Lana with a spear to Summer.
Randy Orton and Cesaro versus Kevin Owens and Sheamus
Cesaro and Owens start things off and Owens decides to tag in Sheamus before locking up. Orton wants to be tagged in so he can face Sheamus and Cesaro does it. They circle each other and Sheamus goes to the floor to listen to the crowd insult his look and Sheamus tells everyone to respect the ‘hawk’. Sheamus returns to the ring. Sheamus with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. They lock up again and Orton with a side head lock. Orton with a shoulder tackle or two and then Sheamus goes to the floor. Sheamus returns to the ring and he tags in Owens. Cesaro wants the tag and Owens attacks Orton who takes too much time to make the tag. Orton with a boot and Owens with an Irish whip and Orton with a clothesline out of the corner. Cesaro tags in and he hits a delayed vertical suplex. Owens with a knee and punches. Cesaro with a springboard European uppercut and Owens goes to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Orton with punches and head butts to Sheamus. Sheamus with a Finlay slam and then Owens tags in and hits a back senton for a near fall. Owens knocks Cesaro off the apron and goes with the old timey fighting pose before kicking and punching Orton. Sheamus tags in and he kicks Orton. Sheamus chokes Orton in the ropes. Sheamus with a splash into the corner followed by a running knee lift and he gets a near fall. Owens tags back in and he kicks Orton. Owens with a snap mare and reverse chin lock. Owens throws Orton to the floor and then Owens goes to the floor after Orton. Orton with a kick and back drop driver onto the ringside barrier. Orton gets back into the ring and Owens struggles to get back in and Sheamus tags in and he grabs Orton. Orton kicks Sheamus away and Cesaro tags in.
Cesaro with European uppercuts to Sheamus followed by an Irish whip and running European uppercut. Cesaro does it three times and then he hits a series of European uppercuts and ends with a short arm clothesline. Cesaro goes up top for a cross body and he gets a near fall. Cesaro tries for the giant swing but Sheamus gets to the ropes. Sheamus with a forearm to Cesaro and then he hits a power slam. Sheamus goes up top but he comes off and is met with a European uppercut and Cesaro gets a near fall. Sheamus goes for a back body drop but Cesaro lands on his feet. Cesaro with a kick and he tags in Orton. Sheamus with a forearm to Cesaro and Cesaro kicks Owens off the apron. Orton with an IEDDT to Sheamus and then he looks around and tries for an RKO on Owens but Owens blocks it. Orton with an RKO on Sheamus for the three count
Winners: Randy Orton and Cesaro
Randy Orton’s music plays and he asks Kevin if he has put on weight lately. He praises Cesaro’s glasses. Randy says that if anyone deserves a title shot tonight, it is him.
Seth says that it is not going to happen. Seth says Tom Brady has a better chance of getting a free meal in Seattle than any of you jerkoffs getting a title match. The only thing that matters is what he thinks. He tells everyone that they should get out of his ring.
Triple H’s music plays and he comes out and he says that was an interesting thing for Seth to say when he said that he does not care about what the Authority says.
Seth says that he did not mean it that way.
Hunter says that we are two weeks away from SummerSlam and doctors are telling him that John Cena is 50/50 at best to make it to SummerSlam and that means turmoil for the WWE Championship. That turmoil can create for some great competition. In that ring tonight, there will be a triple threat match. Cesaro, Kevin Owens, and Randy Orton will be in that match. The winner will be in the main event tonight against Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship.
Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens vs. Randy Orton
Owens pushes Cesaro and Orton tries for an RKO on Owens but Owens pushes him away. Owens goes to the floor and Orton with a rollup on Cesaro for a near fall. Cesaro with a baseball slide to the floor and he goes after Owens. Orton comes up behind Owens and clotheslines him. Cesaro sends Orton into the ringside barrier. Cesaro with a sunset flip and then he sets for the giant swing but he goes for a double stomp instead and gets a near fall.
Cesaro with an Irish whip and running European uppercut into the corner. Cesaro with another one and Orton with a t-bone suplex to Cesaro and Owens with a back senton onto Cesaro. Orton with a t-bone suplex to Owens and Kevin goes to the floor. Orton tries for the IEDDT but Cesaro sets for the giant swing on Orton. Owens pulls Cesaro out and sends him into the ring post. Owens drops Orton on the top rope and hits a back senton for a near fall.
Owens kicks Orton and he does the Orton pose. Owens with a forearm followed by an Irish whip but Owens with a clothesline and he does the Orton pose. Orton stomps on the hand and then he stomps on the midsection. Cesaro with a clothesline to Orton and he sends him to the floor. Owens kicks Cesaro to the floor and Cesaro misses a forearm and Orton with a back drop driver onto the ringside barrier. Orton Irish whips Owens into the ringside barrier.
Orton Irish whips Cesaro towards Owens and Cesaro tries to suplex Owens into the crowd but Owens sends Cesaro into the crowd. Orton with a back drop driver onto the ringside barrier. Orton gets a near fall on Owens. Orton with a suplex to Owens and he gets a near fall. Orton and Cesaro with European uppercuts and Cesaro shows Orton how it is done. Owens with European uppercuts to Cesaro and then Owens sends Cesaro to the floor. Orton with a back breaker to Owens.
Cesaro goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall. Cesaro with a European uppercut but Orton fires back. They go back and forth until Cesaro gains the advantage. Cesaro with an Irish whip to Orton and Orton with a clothesline out of the corner. Cesaro blocks an RKO attempt and counters into the crossface. Orton gets to the apron and then to the floor but Cesaro holds on until the last minute. Owens knocks Cesaro to the floor and Owens with a flip dive onto Orton and Cesaro.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Owens with a back elbow and then he send Cesaro into the ring post. Owens with a cannonball for a near fall. Owens goes to the apron and then he goes up top but Orton stops him and sets for a superplex. Owens with a head butt to send Orton to the mat and Cesaro with a drop kick to Owens. Orton and Cesaro set for a double superplex on Owens. Cesaro gets a near fall but Orton pulls Cesaro off.
Orton punches Cesaro and Cesaro with European uppercuts. Cesaro with the giant swing and then he sets Orton in the Sharpshooter. Orton tries to get to the ropes but Cesaro pulls Orton into the center of the ring. Owens kicks Cesaro into Orton and Owens with a rollup to Cesaro. Owens sends Cesaro to the apron and Orton with a clothesline. Orotn with a power slam and he grabs Owens and Cesaro for a double IEDDT and he hits it.
Orton looks around and he twists to the mat and Cesaro pushes Orton away on an RKO attempt. Owens pulls Orton to the floor and he hits a Fallaway slam that sends Orton into the ringside barrier. Cesaro with a plancha onto Owens. Cesaro with a cross body to Owens and Owens rolls through for a near fall. Cesaro with a springboard European uppercut for a near fall. Cesaro puts Owens on the turnbuckles and he punches Owens. Cesaro climbs the turnbuckles for a superplex but Owens drops Cesaro on the top rope and then Owens with a swanton onto Cesaro’s knees.
Cesaro runs into a super kick and then he tries for the pop up power bomb but Cesaro leaps over Owens and Orton with an RKO to Owens and then one to Cesaro for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match: While Randy Orton celebrates, we see Seth Rollins watching on the monitor in the Authority’s office.
Backstage: Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. Roman says they are here to send a message to Bray Wyatt and Luke Harper. Dean says that just like Roddy Piper, they are here to kick ass and chew bubble gum, and they are out of bubble gum. Roman says they love to fight. They will be breaking heads all night long. Randy Orton enters the room and he says whatever you boys want to do is fine, just leave Sheamus to me. Dean says finally Randy has a good attitude.
Randy Orton, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns versus Sheamus, Bray Wyatt, and Luke Harper
Harper and Ambrose start things off and Ambrose with punches and chops in the corner. Harper with a knee. Ambrose with a cross body and then he knocks Wyatt down and Sheamus off the apron. Ambrose sends Harper to the floor and then Orton and Reigns take care of Sheamus and Wyatt. Ambrose comes off the top turnbuckle with an elbow onto Sheamus, Harper, and Wyatt.
We are back and Sheamus with European uppercuts to Reigns. Reigns with a forearm to Sheamus. Reigns with a punch to Sheamus and he sends Sheamus to the floor. Reigns sends Sheamus into the ringside barrier and he punches him again. Sheamus punches Reigns and Sheamus sends him into the ringside barrier. Sheamus sends Reigns into the ringside barrier again. Wyatt tags in and then Harper tags in and Reigns says he wanted Bray. They lock up and Reigns blocks a punch and he punches and kicks Harper. Harper with a punch to the throat and he tries for a suplex but Reigns blocks it. Reigns with a suplex and he tags in Ambrose. Ambrose with a running drop kick to the midsection and then he sends Harper into the turnbuckles. Ambrose with a running forearm into the corner and Harper with a drop kick. Wyatt tags in and he connects with a head butt and forearms. Wyatt with an uppercut and he puts Ambrose on the turnbuckles.
Randy Orton vs. Kevin Owens
They go back and forth with comments before doing anything physical. Owens pushes Orton and Orton kicks Owens. They exchange punches and Orton with a European uppercut and kick. Orton with another European uppercut and Owens goes to the floor.
Owens tries to get back into the ring but Orton tries to cut him off so Owens stays on the floor. Orton goes after Owens on the floor and they go back and forth with punches. Orton sends Owens into the ringside barrier. Owens with a punch but Orton with an Irish whip into the ringside barrier and a clothesline.
Orton rolls Owens back into the ring and he starts with the Garvin Stomp. Owens with a clothesline and he kicks Orton and does his own version of the Garvin Stomp. Owens punches Orton and Orton stops a European uppercut and hits a drop kick. Owens goes to the floor and Orton follows Owens to the floor again. Orton with European uppercuts but Owens sends Orton into the ring post and then hits a Fallaway Slam into the ringside barrier and we go to commercial.
We are back and Owens with a reverse chin lock. Orton with punches but Owens with a short arm clothesline and back senton for a near fall. Owens rubs his elbow against Orton’s neck. Owens kicks Orton and then picks him up and punches Orton. Orton with a kick but Owens with a punch. Orton and Owens exchange European uppercuts and then Orton with a back breaker and both men are down.
Owens sends Orton into the turnbuckles and connects with a clothesline in the corner followed by another clothesline. Owens with a knee to the midsection for a near fall. Owens yells at Michael Cole and wants to know how that looks. Owens punches Orton in the midsection. Owens with elbows in the corner. Owens with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner but Owens misses the cannonball when Orton moves.
Orton with two clotheslines and then he ducks a clothesline and hits a vintage power slam. Orton looks around but he runs into an elbow. Owens comes off the turnbuckles and Orton with an exploder but Owens rolls to the apron. Orton picks up Owens and sets for the IEDDT but Owens drops Orton on the top rope. Owens pulls Orton to the floor and Orton Irish whips Owens into the ringside barrier.
Sheamus gets up and he hits Orton with a Brogue Kick and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Randy Orton (by Disqualification)
After the match: Sheamus rolls Orton into the ring and Owens follows but Cesaro comes to the ring and he hits Sheamus with a European uppercut and then Cesaro with a splash onto Owens. Cesaro with a European uppercut to Sheamus and then he kicks Sheamus. Owens with a pop up power bomb to Cesaro.