Randy Orton’s music played to a huge reaction in Orton’s hometown. Lilian introduced Orton from St. Louis, increasing the roar from the crowd. Orton smiled half-way down the entrance ramp, then hit the ring and posed to a loud reaction.
RANDY ORTON vs. BIG SHOW — Extreme Rules match
As the bell sounded, Cole noted it’s basically anything goes in this match. The crowd started a “Randy, Randy” chant as Orton took it to Big Show early on, but Big Show eventually knocked down Orton. Orton rolled to the outside to recover, drawing Big Show to the floor. On the floor, Orton retrieved a kendo stick and hit Show with it, but Show blocked a third shot and broke the stick over his leg. Show then blasted Orton across the ringside area. Orton found another stick, but Show broke it, too.
Show wanted to end Orton with a ringpost shot, but Orton blocked and shoved Show into the post. Orton then busted out a ladder from under the ring, but Show kicked the ladder into Orton’s face. The match then returned to the ring, where Show smashed Orton with a right hand, but it wasn’t the WMD, so Orton kicked out. Show then rolled to the floor and decided to grab the ladder to use as a weapon back in the ring. Next, Show pulled out two chairs to add to the available weapons in the ring.
After setting up his weapons, Show headbutted Orton, then sidewalk-slammed him for a two count. Show then placed Orton on the ladder, which was held up by the two chairs. Show wanted a Vader Bomb, causing the crowd to freak out, but Orton moved and Show ate the ladder stomach-first. Orton then followed up with a trademark second-rope DDT before firing up the hometown crowd for a potential RKO. Orton positioned himself for the RKO, and he surprised the crowd by connecting with no counter. Orton covered, but Show kicked out, stunning the crowd again. JBL said Orton thought he hit the home-run.
Check out what is likely the poster for the next pay-per-view following May’s EXTREME RULES in St. Louis featuring none other than our very own, Randy Orton!
Could this mean we may just get our long awaited heel turn in Randy’s hometown of St. Louis next month? Or perhaps something better? Who knows! I suppose we’ll have to wait and see!
The Shield vs Randy Orton, Big Show, and Sheamus
The Shield make their way through the huge crowd, as is tradition.
Reigns and Sheamus start things off. They lock up and Reigns with punches but Sheamus punches back. Sheamus with a knee and he sends Reigns into the turnbuckles. Reigns punches Sheamus. Sheamus with an Irish whip but Reigns with an elbow. Sheamus with a clothesline and forearm to the back. Sheamus blocks a hip toss and Sheamus with punches and a short arm clothesline for a near fall.
Orton tags in and they send Reigns to the mat. Orton with a leaping knee drop and then he stomps on Reigns’ head and he does the Garvin stomp. Reigns with a knee and forearm. He tags in Rollins and Orton with a drop kick. Orton sends Rollins into the turnbuckles and Orton climbs the turnbuckles and punches Rollins. Orton with a slingshot suplex and he tags in Sheamus.
Sheamus with a punch to the midsection and forearm to the back. Sheamus misses a short arm clothesline and Rollins with a drop kick to the knee. Ambrose tags in and he kicks Sheamus until the referee pulls him off. Sheamus with punches and a knee. Sheamus with a power slam and he gets a near fall.
Show makes the tag because he did not want to be left out and Show with a head butt. Show pulls off Ambrose’s vest and Show with a chop to the exposed flesh. Show with more chops followed by an Irish whip and running butt splash but Ambrose with a drop kick to the knee. Rollins tags in and he hits a knee off the turnbuckles followed by boots to the head to keep Show on the mat.
Although heated rivalries like The Rock vs. John Cena and The Undertaker vs. CM Punk are already setting The Road to WrestleMania 29 ablaze, a newly created and extremely volatile contest could very well steal The Show of Shows’ spotlight and prove to be the most intense and personal match of all: Randy Orton, Sheamus & Big Show vs. The Shield.
After weeks of vicious attacks and fierce reprisals, the infamous Shield threw down the gauntlet on the March 15 edition of SmackDown. Unhappy with not being part of The Showcase of The Immortals, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns interrupted the post-match celebration of two Superstars who have been locked in their crosshairs of late: Randy Orton and Sheamus. The treacherous trio told the two former World Champions to find a partner to face them in a Six-Man Tag Team Match on The Grandest Stage of Them All on April 7.
Never ones to back down from a fight, The Viper and the Irish brawler immediately declared the blockbuster match was on, and quickly set out to find a powerhouse third Superstar who is just as hungry to defeat the “Hounds of Justice” as they are. Although their initial selection for a third member was Ryback, the “Human Wrecking Ball’s” found himself removed from the bout by Raw Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero, leading Orton and Sheamus to select Big Show (who had expressed a previous interest in joining The Celtic Warrior and Apex Predator) as his replacement.
The move could swing the contest either way. The monstrous Big Show has a huge score to settle with The Shield, following the trio’s repeated attacks against him over the span of several weeks. Pairing with two former World Heavyweight Champions in Sheamus and Orton, Show certainly has been spoiling for a fight against Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns. This could be his chance.
Elimination Chamber Match
Winner challenges for the World Heavyweight Championship at Wrestlemania 29.
– Chris Jericho vs. Daniel Bryan vs. Jack Swagger vs. Kane vs. Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton
We get a video package running down the rules, and a bit of the history of the chamber match.
Jack Swagger is the first man to make his way to the chamber. He’s accompanied by Zeb Colter on his way down the entranceway. Swagger has a mic in hand. He says when he holds the mic, he holds the power. When he uses the mic, he uses it to shower the fans with truth. Zeb Colter speaks the truth. Zeb is a great American and if the fans have any type of respect for their country they will stand up and give it to him. This man, Zeb Colter. Swagger hands off the mic and applauds. Zeb says they are in a den of inequity. They are in New Orleans, and on the eve of President’s day, he can’t help but think of Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana purchase, and how ashamed he would see what became of it, and this once great nation. A nation that Zeb defended with his life. And just like the WWE, they’re both full of intruders, panderers, and he spent one year in the muck with Swagger’s daddy to see people crossing borders, breaking laws, and asking for a handout. Together, they will make things right, because tonight, in this chamber, a real patriot and American will set things straight, and win one for the good guys. Mark Zeb’s words, tonight marks the beginning of a Jack Swagger era. Swagger yells out ‘We the people’ before being cut off by Kane’s music.
Kane makes his way into the chamber to a decent reaction, and heads right for his pod without a big speech like Swagger.
Mark Henry is the third entrant, and the World’s strongest man doesn’t get the warmest reaction from the crowd, although to be fair, it’s not really much of a reaction at all.
Henry stares down Swagger before making his way into his personal pod and finds himself closed in.
The final pod is claimed as Randy Orton makes his way down to the ring and into the chamber. Orton gets a really nice initial pop from the crowd.