Backstage: Bray Wyatt had attacked Randy Orton, who was on the floor, and was slammed a door on his ankle.
Bray Wyatt came to the ring. The crowd chanted for “Randy.” They announced that due to injury, Randy Orton will not be competing. Wyatt demanded they ring the bell, so he could win by forfeit. They rang the bell and began counting Orton out. Wyatt was announced the winner via forfeit. They then announced Wyatt would compete in a No Holds Barred Match against….Kane.
Kane vs. Bray Wyatt: No Holds Barred
Kane set up a chair and called for a tombstone but Wyatt slipped out and drilled him with a Uranage on the chair for a two count. Randy Orton came out and began limping towards the ring. The crowd chanted for Orton. Bray turned his attention to Orton but Kane sat him. Orton caught him with the RKO out of nowhere and left the ring.
Kane grabbed Wyatt and nailed a chokeslam for the pin.
Randy Orton versus Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman)
Lesnar runs Orton into the corner and connects with shoulders. Lesnar with knees and a forearm to the back. Lesnar goes for a German suplex but Orton holds on to the ropes and hits elbows and a drop kick. Lesnar pushes Orton away on an RKO attempt. Lesnar with a German suplex and then he hits a second one. Orton kicks Lesnar but Lesnar with a knee and a German suplex. Lesnar with a knee to the ribs and then he picks up Orton for a fourth German suplex. Orton with a kick and forearms. Lesnar with shoulders in the corner.
Lesnar with German suplex number five. Lesnar with knees and he has to hold Orton up. Lesnar sets for a German suplex and hits number six. Brock does the Brock Bounce as Orton goes to the floor. Lesnar goes to the floor and Orton with forearms but Lesnar with a knee and he slams Orton onto the Smackdown announce table. Orton falls into the crowd and Lesnar biels Orton through the Smackdown announce table. Lesnar sends Orton back into the ring. Lesnar stands over Orton and hits a seventh German suplex. Orton goes to the floor and the Raw announce table is being adjusted. Lesnar puts Orton on the Raw announce table and stands over Orton as he picks him up. Orton with an RKO on the announce table and Orton smiles. Lesnar rolls off the table while Orton gets back into the ring. Orton with the IEDDT and then he hits an RKO for a near fall. Orton sets for the field goal kick but Lesnar gets Orton up and hits the F-5 but Orton kicks out. Lesnar removes the gloves and he punches and elbows Orton. The referee stands over Lesnar and Orton as Orton is not moving. Orton is bleeding from the forehead. Lesnar is in the corner while the medical staff tries to make sure there is still blood in Orton. Lesnar punches Orton and the referee admonishes Lesnar.
Lesnar with more hammer fists to Orton and then he stands over Orton and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Brock Lesnar (by referee stoppage)
After the match: Lesnar continues to attack Orton. Shane McMahon gets in the ring. Lesnar does not let Shane gets to Orton. Shane tells Lesnar to get out of the ring since the match is over. Lesnar gives Shane an F-5.
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.
Randy Orton versus Sheamus
Orton goes for the RKO and Sheamus pushes him away and goes to the floor and grabs a mic. Sheamus tells everyone that he does not look stupid. He says you look stupid. Everyone watching looks stupid. Sheamus says you will ‘Respect the Hawk’. Orton trips Sheamus on the announce table and sends him back into the ring and Orton punches Sheamus. Orton with a European uppercut and drop kick. Sheamus goes to the floor again. Sheamus punches Orton on the floor and sends him into the ring post and connects with a clothesline. Sheamus sends Orton back into the ring and he goes up top. Sheamus with a knee drop to the head and he gets a near fall. Sheamus kicks Orton and connects with a boot to the chest. Sheamus with more kicks and he kicks Orton in the leg. Sheamus with a hard Irish whip. Sheamus kicks Orotn in the leg and knee. Sheamus with a uranage back breaker and he holds on to Orton for a second one and he asks if you are not entertained.
Sheamus with a knee to the back and he applies a reverse chin lock. Orton with elbows and a head butt. Sheamus with a knee to the midsection and Orton is down again. Sheamus with a knee drop across the head and he chokes Orton. Sheamus kicks Orton in the leg. Sheamus with punches to the midsection. Orton with European uppercuts. Sheamus kicks Orton in the midsection and connects with a back elbow. Sheamus with a reverse chin lock. Orton punches Sheamus and head butts Sheamus. Sheamus with an Irish whip and a knee lift but Orton with two clotheslines. Orton avoids a clothesline and Sheamus holds on to the ropes while Orton prepares for the power slam. Orton with a back breaker. Orton goes for the IEDDT but Sheamus gets back into the ring and Sheamus tries for the Finlay Slam but Orton gets to his feet and he sends Sheamus over the top rope with an Exploder. Orton with a running clothesline into the corner and he punches Sheamus from the turnbuckles. Sheamus sets for a running power slam and he hits it and gets a near fall.
Randy Orton vs. Sheamus
Sheamus acted as if he was ready to fight, then went to the floor to avoid Orton. The fans were all over him chanting, “You look stupid.” They locked up and Orton and Sheamus exchanged holds as they tried to attack the other’s arm.
Orton got the better of Sheamus, who went to the floor. This time, Orton followed and sent Sheamus into the barricade and tossed him into the ring. Sheamus immediately rolled to the outside where Orton caught him with a clothesline.
Orton tossed Sheamus back into the ring and drilled him with kicks. Sheamus and Orton exchanged uppercuts. Sheamus cut off Orton and nailed several backbreakers. He worked over Orton and locked him in a side chinlock. Orton fought his way out but was sent into the corner. Sheamus charged but Orton avoided him. Sheamus drilled his shoulder into the ringpost.
They battled back and forth while on their knees and then returned to their feet. Orton caught him with several clotheslines. He went for the snap powerslam but Sheamus held onto the ropes to avoid it. Sheamus went for White Noise but Orton avoided it and clotheslined him over the top to the floor. Sheamus pulled Orton to the floor. They battled and Orton slammed him on the announce table.
They returned to the ring where Sheamus missed The Brogue Kick and was caught with the Powerslam for a two count. Sheamus came back with the rolling Senton for a two count. Sheamus and Orton avoided each other’s finishers. Sheamus went for the Texas Cloverleaf but Orton escaped. Sheamus nailed White Noise for a two count.
Sheamus continued working him over with uppercuts but was cut off with several right hands and an exploder suplex. Orton stalked Sheamus, who was down in the corner, then beat him with right hands in the corner. Sheamus slipped out underneath and nailed Orton with Snake-Eyes. Sheamus went to the top but Orton caught him. They exchanged punches.
Orton went for a superplex and scored with it. JBL noted that was the move Orton’s father used to put a lot of people away. Randy, however, did not, as Sheamus kicked out. JBL said Scott Irwin created the superplex.
Orton went for the hanging DDT off the ropes and scored it. Sheamus came back and locked in the Texas Cloverleaf. Orton fought his way to the ropes but Sheamus pulled him back. Orton finally escaped and then caught Sheamus out of nowhere with the RKO for the pin.
Winner: Randy Orton