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

Randy Orton versus Seth Rollins in a Non Title Match
They lock up and Rollins with a side head lock into a hammer lock but Orton with a reversal and side head lock take down. Rollins with a head scissors and Orton escapes. Rollins with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Orton with a back elbow. Rollins with kicks and punches to Orton. Orton sends Rollins to the mat by the hair and then he sends Rollins into the corner on an Irish whip.

Rollins with a Michaels flip in the corner and then Orton with a clothesline. Orton with the Garvin stomp. Orton with a knee drop and he gets a near fall. Orton with a back breaker. Rollins with a flatline into the turnbuckles followed by a Harley Race knee to the back to send Orton through the ropes and to the floor.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Rollins with a reverse chin lock on Orton. Orton with a head butt to get out of the hold. Rollins with a slingblade for a near fall. Rollins with a knee to Orton followed by an Irish whip. Rollins gets sent to the apron by Orton and Orton crotches Rollins on the top rope. Orton stands in front of Rollins who is still feeling the effect of falling on his ding ding.

Orton with a superplex and both men are down. Rollins with punches and Orton with head butts. Orton throws in punches as well. Orton with a kick. Rollins with more punches. Orton with a European uppercut and punches. Rollins punches back but Orton with the advantage. Rollins with a kick to the midsection.

Orton with two clotheslines and he ducks a clothesline and Orton sets for the power slam but Rollins holds on to the ropes. Orton runs into a boot and then Rollins goes to the turnbuckles but Orton catches Rollins and hits a power slam for a near fall. Orton is dropped on the top rope by Rollins and Rollins with an enzuigiri from the apron.

Rollins with a springboard knee to the head and he gets a near fall. Rollins sets for a buckle bomb but Orton escapes and he tries for a back breaker but Rollins lands on his feet. Orton with a t-bone suplex that sends Rollins to the apron. Orton tries for the IEDDT but Rollins gets back into the ring and Orton with an enzuigiri to send Orton to the floor. Rollins with a suicide dive that sends Orton into the ringside barrier but Rollins hits the barrier as well and both men are down.

Rollins is up first and he sends Orton back into the ring. Rollins misses a splash into the corner. Orton tries for an RKO but Rollins counters into a rollup. Rollins with a super kick to Orton but he can only get a near fall. Rollins twists to the mat and pounds the mat and does the Orton pose. Rollins picks up Orton for the buckle bomb but Orton counters with a back body drop and Rollins lands on his feet. Orton sends Rollins to the apron and he hits the IEDDT.

Orton looks around and then he twists to the mat and shows Rollins how to pound it. Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble attack Orton and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner: Randy Orton (by disqualification)

After the match, Mercury and Noble attack Orton but Orton sends Noble into the post and he punches Mercury. Orton clotheslines Rollins, but Rollins fights back.

Kane’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.

Kane picks up a chair from ringside and he brings it into the ring. Rollins thinks that Kane is going to use it on Orton but since Kane takes his time, they attack Orton.

Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns come into the ring. Mercury and Noble are sent to the floor. The three challengers surround Rollins while Kane stands on the floor with the chair. Ambrose hits the double underhook DDT on Rollins. Ambrose picks up Rollins for Reigns to hit the spear on Rollins.

Kane continues to stand on the floor with the chair. Reigns and Ambrose discuss something and they pick up Rollins for an RKO. Reigns with a spear to Orton and Ambrose with a double underhook DDT to Reigns.

Ambrose stands tall in the ring while Kane stands outside the ring like a statue.

Randy Orton makes his way to the ring to kick off tonight’s broadcast and he grabs a microphone because he has something to say. Orton says that WWE Payback is a fitting name for a pay-per-view and he will be getting payback on Seth Rollins in two weeks. Orton talks about how the fans also voted Roman Reigns into the match and he will still leave WWE Champion at the event. Reigns makes his way to the ring through the crowd, interrupting Orton’s talking time in the ring. Reigns grabs a microphone as he comes into the ring, Reigns says that it will be him getting payback on Rollins.

The fans chant “RKO” as Orton urges them on, Reigns tells Orton that his fans will not be fighting for him in the ring. Reigns says that if Orton comes near him at WWE Payback, he will not be standing for much longer. Orton talks about his history in the WWE, while downplaying what Reigns has done in the WWE thus far. Reigns then says that he defeated Orton this past year at WWE Summerslam and he will defeat Orton again if he has to so he can win the WWE Championship. The New Day come to the stage with a microphone in hand, Xavier Woods says since Orton and Reigns are so negative, that the New Day will be a positive.

Woods references the Montreal Screwjob while calling both men a bunch of whiners, a “New Day Sucks” chant breaks out. Big E talks about how Reigns cannot win the big one and the Rollins seemingly has Orton’s number. Big E wants both Orton and Reigns to clap along with them, which neither wrestler obliges them in doing so. Big E announces that the New Day will face Orton and Reigns in a handicapped match, as ordered by Kane, the match will start right now.

Non-Title Handicap Match: The New Day (Kofi Kingston, Big E & Xavier Woods) (WWE Tag Team Champions) vs. Randy Orton & Roman Reigns
We return from commercial with Orton and Kingston locking up to start the match, Orton catches a charging Kingston with a clothesline before dropping him on the top rope. Reigns tags in and he catches a hanging Kingston with a suplex, Kingston runs away before tagging Woods in. Woods applies a headlock to Reigns, Reigns uses his power to send Xavier into the ropes to hit him with a shoulder tackle. Reigns then hits Woods with a samoan drop before tagging Orton in, Orton lands a suplex for a near fall. Orton stomps on the back of Woods before landing a knee drop, Reigns tags in and he punches Woods in the gut.

Reigns then kicks a sitting Woods directly in the face, Orton tags in and he resumes his stomping session on Woods. Woods tries fighting back and Orton kicks him in the face, Kingston distracts Orton as Big E tags in to hit him with a belly to belly suplex. Kingston tags in and he chokes Orton on the middle rope before tagging Woods in, Woods slows the match down by locking Orton in a chin lock. Orton tries fighting back and Woods drops him with a dropkick as we head to commercial.

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Eden Stiles introduces WWE World Champion Seth Rollins, who comes to the ring flanked by J&J Security and Kane. Highlights from the WWE World Title Match between Rollins and Randy Orton at WWE Extreme Rules were shown as Rollins comes to the ring. Rollins has the microphone and he talks about how he outsmarted Orton last night at the pay-per-view. Rollins says that he single handedly built and destroyed The Shield, while reminding us that he also cashed in Money In The Bank at WWE Wrestlemania 31 to win the WWE World Title.

Rollins says that he proved he is a valiant and fighting champion last night, while he had Orton right where he wanted him last night. Rollins states that he beat Orton all by himself last night, while Kane looks at Rollins with a confused look on his face. Rollins talks about how he defeated Orton with an SKO, which is his version on Orton’s RKO finishing maneuver. Rollins then decides to thank Kane for doing what was “best for business”, before calling him the crypt keeper. Rollins starts mocking Kane about his age before Kane interrupts him, Kane says that Rollins illegally used the RKO last night.

Kane calls Rollins a spoiled little brat, Kane then says that he would rather be the WWE version of the crypt keeper instead of the WWE’s Justin Bieber. Kane says that Rollins is only champion because he has six people helping him out every night, Orton’s music plays and he comes to the stage with a microphone in hand. Orton says that since a member of The Authority said that Rollins cheated, that he should get a rematch. Rollins says that Orton should only get one opportunity at the gold, Kane is about to speak when Roman Reigns makes his way to the ringside area.

Reigns takes a moment to pose on the announce table before Rollins starts insulting him, Reigns grabs a microphone and he tells Rollins to shut up. Reign’s talks about how he took out the Big Show last night at WWE Extreme Rules, Reigns then says Orton had his shot and he now wants a shot at Rollins and the title. The crowd erupts in a chant of “Justin Bieber” towards a disgusted Rollins, Rollins says that he has already defeated both men and neither will get a title shot. Kane interrupts Rollins and he says that both men made good arguments for a title shot, Kane then makes a tag match for tonight pitting himself and Rollins against Orton and Reigns. Kane then states that the WWE Universe will decide who gets a title shot at WWE Payback.

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Randy Orton makes his way to the ring and he stands inside the cage. Randy says for someone who prides himself about being the smartest in the room, you are a dumb bastard Seth. Seth chose to ban the RKO last week for his stipulation. Seth thinks the RKO is his greatest weapon, but his greatest weapon is to unleash great pain on those who deserve it. Randy says he does not need the RKO to win. That would be too quick and too easy. Seth made this slow and agonizingly painful on Sunday. When the bell rings, he is going to break Seth’s jaw. He is going to break his jaw so we don’t have to listen to you run your mouth week in and week out. Then he is going to drag his carcass into a corner of the cage that he is going to put his boot in your ribs. Then he will pick you up by your stupid blonde streak and I am going to run you into the cold steel until every inch of your body is aching. When the misery ends and the beating is over, so will your reign as WWE World Champion.

Seth Rollins’ music plays and he makes his way to the stage with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble. Seth says he doesn’t want to come out and state the obvious, but Randy has an anger problem. Randy is shocked that it took him so long to figure that out. He says he has a Seth Rollins problem and he will do everything to make that go away on Sunday. Seth tells Randy he didn’t listen to a lot of what Randy was saying, but he wants to make sure he got the gist of it. Seth is a jerk and Randy is going to beat him up and the losers in the crowd ate it up.

Seth says he plays this game of human chess better than anybody. That is why he is well on track to being the Greatest WWE Champion of All Time. Inside that ring, he can outmaneuver anyone. Outside the ring, he can outthink anyone. All of this, he is the best at it. If you don’t believe him, he has the title to prove it. He is not going to take anything away from Randy. He is one of the greatest and a surefire Hall of Famer. As good as Randy is, Seth says he is that much better. Cage or no cage, Authority or no Authority, you can make all the threats you want. At Extreme Rules, you will not walk out of the show as the WWE Champion, that is a promise. Randy says that Seth gave him a good idea so he will get it out of his system. Randy says that he is going to go into the back and RKO every son of a bitch he sees. Then he will RKO Seth before the end of the show. That is a promise.

Kalisto and Sin Cara versus Kofi Kingston and Big E
After the match, Orton comes from out of nowhere and he gives an RKO to Woods and Kofi after sending Big E to the floor. Big E gets on the apron and then he backs away from Orton.

Backstage: We go to the back where the Rosebuds are in catering and Heath Slater sits down next to Erick Rowan and he says he is accepting the John Cena Open Challenge. Rowan gets up and leaves and Slater yells at Rowan about walking away from the new US Champion Randy Orton gives Slater an RKO through the table and then he eats a chip and the count is at THREE.

Miz versus Damien Sandow (with Summer Rae)

After the match, Miz says on behalf of his momentous victory he says this one more time. He tells us who he is and that he’s . . .Getting an RKO.

Seth Rollins (with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble) versus Dolph Ziggler
Seth Rollins

After the match, Seth says that he said what he would do. He is the man. He tells Randy Orton that at Extreme Rules, your little RKO won’t save you. He will prove once and for all . . .The cage lowers and Kane is held back. Orton makes his way into the cage before it lowers and Orton grabs Rollins. Rollins kicks Orton but Orton pulls Rollins off the top rope and hits an RKO for the thumb. Kane smirks while Orton’s music plays and we go to credits.

Randy Orton vs. Cesaro (w/ Tyson Kidd and Natalya)

They lock up and Orton backs Cesaro into the corner but Orton with a clean break. They lock up again and Orton with a side head lock. Orton holds on to the ropes on an Irish whip attempt. Cesaro goes for the legs but Orton avoids Cesaro and he is backed into the corner. Cesaro with a kick and European uppercuts.

Orton with a kick and European uppercuts of his own. Orton with a side head lock but Cesaro with a shoulder tackle followed by a double stomp and a very European gesture. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock. Orton with a Orton punches Cesaro but Kidd chop blocks Orton. The referee warns Kidd and he kicks Orton and chokes him as we go to commercial.

Winner: Randy Orton (by Disqualification)

Kane comes out and he tells Randy not to celebrate yet. Kane says that he is in charge and as Director of Operations, he is fair and impartial to each and every employee. With the stipulation for Extreme Rules on the line, he cannot let this match end in a disqualification. Since you want some retribution against Tyson Kidd, he will make everything right and it will be a two on one handicap match.

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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!

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