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
Randy Orton vs. Neville vs. Kane vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus vs. Roman Reigns
Everyone battled to start off the match. Kingston pulled a ladder into the ring immediately to try and retrieve the briefcase while everyone else was fighting. That led to everyone stopping and going after him while trying to scramble up themselves. Sheamus and Kane cleared the ring. Sheamus nailed Kane and went to the top but Kane pulled him down and nailed him.
Ziggler charged but was caught. Kane went for a chokeslam but Ziggler slipped out and nailed a DDT. Ziggler went to the top but was pulled down by Sheamus. Ziggler went for a DDT but Sheamus shoved him off and nailed White Noise. Reigns tried to return to the ring but was kneed back down to the floor. Sheamus went to the floor and slammed Orton into the barricade.
Several ladders were placed in the corner. Sheamus went for White Noise on Kingston but he slippped out and nailed several kicks. Kingston went off the top but was caught and slammed. Neville nailed a missile dropkick on Sheamus but was blasted by a Kofi kick. Kingston then nailed Sheamus with a spinning kick to the head. Kingston set up the ladder in the center of the ring but was confronted by Neville. They battled in the corner. Neville monkeyflipped him but Kingston landed on his feet and ascended the ladder. Neville followed on the other side and they battled. Reigns hit the scene and took them out.
Reigns went to position the ladder but was attacked from behind by Kingston. Reigns slammed him on a ladder bridged in the corner. Neville went for a rana but was caught and powerbombed atop of Kingston and the ladder. Reigns climbed up but Kane attacked him. Kane climbed up but Orton nailed him. Orton went up but Kingston followed. Orton nailed an RKO on Kingston. Neville leapt onto the ladder but Randy nailed him with an RKO.
Sheamus and Orton battled over the briefcase and ladder. Sheamus had his hands on the case at one point but Orton pulled him down. Orton went to the top of the ladder but Sheamus nailed him and brought him down. They exchanged punches on the mat with Orton getting the better of the exchange. Sheamus shoved Orton into the adder and nailed him with a Brogue Kick.
Sheamus climbed up but this time, Ziggler was there to meet him with right hands and headbutts. Ziggler almost got the case but Sheamus nailed him. They exchanged punches on the top of the ladder. Ziggler locked a sleeper on top of the ladder, dazing Sheamus and hitting the Zig Zag off the ladder. Neville went to the top and nailed the Red Arrow on Sheamus for good measure. That brought up a big “NXT” chant.
Neville and Ziggler fought their way to the top of the ladder. They fought atop of the ladder. Neville nailed Ziggler down. Neville went to grab the case but was pulled down by Kane. Kane went for a chokeslam but Ziggler superkicked him. Neville and Ziggler teamed up to use the ladder on Kane but he wiped them out instead. Reigns returned to nail the Superman Punch on Kane. Reigns did a running dive over the top rope onto everyone on the floor.
With everyone out, the other members of New Day ran out and tossed Kofi back into the ring. Kofi set up a ladder as they cheered him on. Reigns wiped out Big E and Xavier Woods with an apron dropkick. He pulled Kofi down and nailed a powerbomb over the top to the floor on everyone, only to turn into Randy Orton attempting an RKO. Reigns slipped out and nailed a spear.
Reigns went to get the case but when he was on top of the ladder, the lights went out and Bray Wyatt appeared in the ring. He shoved the ladder over, sending Reigns toppling and then nailed Sister Abigail on him. With everyone else wiped out, Sheamus set up a ladder and went to remove the case. Neville confronted him but Sheamus overpowered him with what I think was a thumb jamming into his eye and shoved him off the ladder into the ring. Sheamus grabbed the case.
Randy Orton vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins in a Fatal 4-Way for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Everyone brawled at the bell. Ambrose hit a dive on Orton and Rollins but was attacked by J&J Security. Roman hit a big dive onto everyone. It came down to Orton and Ambrose in the ring and they had some great exchanges. They ended up on the outside as Rollins and Roman battled. Ambrose returned to the fray and now now it was Rollins getting worked over by his former Shield bretheren.
Ambrose nailed a short arm clothesline. Kane pulled Roman out of the ring and slammed him into the ringside barricade. Ambrose attacked him but was laid out. J&J Security attacked Orton and Kane jumped in.
This left Rollins in the ring to work over Ambrose and try to score the pin. Rollins scored with a flying knee for another two count. Rollins continued to work ove Ambrose, nailing a Bucklebomb and a kick for a two count. Ambrose made a comeback and went for Dirty Deeds but Kane hit the ring and chokeslammed him. Rollins covered Ambrose for a two count.
Orton pulled Kane off the apron, setting him up for a Roman apron dropkick. Rollins avoided the Orton powerslam but was nailed with an exploder for a two count. Rollins nailed him and went to the top but was caught and hit with a superplex for a two count.
Orton cleaned house on the floor and set up the announcer’s table to put Rollins through it. Rollins slammed Orton into the apron. The challengers all battled amongst themselves on the floor until The Shield opted to work together to beat down Orton and nail the triple power bomb through the table. Baltimore went nuts for this.
Rollins tried to at like they were reunited but the others weren’t interested and began beating the hell out of him. That was great. Ambrose and Rollins decided to do the same to Rollins and cleared out the other table. Before they could do it, Kane attacked. They overwhelmed Kane, then powerbombed him on top of Rollins, who was on top of the table, which didn’t break. Sheesh. The crowd chanted for another. Roman and Ambrose obliged and this time, the table shattered.