Randy Orton versus Erick Rowan
Orton goes for the RKO right away but Rowan pushes him away. Rowan with a spinning power slam and then he punches Orton and drops an elbow or two. Rowan with a forearm but Orton kicks Rowan. Orton with forearms but Rowan with a kick and head butt. Rowan with a drop kick and Orton goes to the floor. Rowan sends Orton into the ring steps and then he sends Orton back into the ring as Rowan poses. Orton kicks Rowan as he tries to get back into the ring and Orton hits the IEDDT. Orton looks around and then he twists to the mat and pounds it before he hits the RKO and gets the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match: the lights go out and then they go back on but the ring only contains Orton and a lamb mask.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. Randy tells Bray all you do is talk. You say you’re the face of fear and he finally know what that means. You are the face of fear because you are afraid. You are afraid of him. You were afraid of him on Sunday so you attacked him from behind. It did not work. You are not the first and you won’t be the last. Randy says he is in the ring by himself so if you have the balls, come to the ring and face your fear.
Bray appears on the TitanTron and he says a wise man knows when to stay down. This world we live in is cruel and unfair. He gave Randy a gift. He gave him a way out. All you had to do was stay down and you didn’t. Instead you chose to embarrass him. Bray says he did not like that. He knows what he must do. He cannot stop. Until death do us part. Not fire, daggers, or bullets will end this. Don’t sleep. DO NOT SLEEP.
The lights go out and then they go back on and Bray is at ringside behind Orton. Bray sits on the announce table and he removes his hat and vest. Randy waits for Bray, but Bray is not going to fight him. The lights go out and they come back on and Erick Rowan is in the ring and he attacks Randy from behind. Rowan tries to continue his attack but Orton with an RKO.
Bray introduces himself to Randy and he says that is his game. He eradicates the infected. If you really do have voices in your head and they tell you what to do, he hopes they tell you to run. Run Randy. Run.
Randy’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage and then he goes at the Ortonly pace to the ring. Randy tells Bray the voices in his head, they are asking who the hell does this guy think he is. Bray thinks that Randy is damaged because he has staples in his head? Randy says he has been damaged for a long time and that gives him his charm. From one damaged man to another, he tells Bray he has his attention. Bray says that is what he wanted. That is the predator he wanted to see. That is the courage that he appreciates. You are no longer the predator in this situation. You are damaged. You are weak. Bray says that he is the predator now. You should know better than anyone what a predator does best. He kills. At Backlash, he will cut the serpent’s head off and put it on his mantle like the trophy you are.
Randy says he has played that game with many people before and he is still standing here. Randy mentions the scars from Cactus Jack and The Undertaker. Those are not the scars you have to worry about. They are the internal scars and the demons inside. Maybe that is why he half ass respects Bray. He knows Bray has demons too. So Bray Wyatt wants Randy Orton at Backlash. You got it. Randy says fear . . . he is not afraid of Bray. He is not afraid of a man who calls himself a God. Randy says he is not afraid of kicking Bray’s ass . . . right now. Orton goes into the ring and the lights go out.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. Randy says he bets people did not expect to see him here tonight, but here he is. He says if you couldn’t tell by the ten staples holding his head together, he was in one hell of a fight on Sunday night against Brock Lesnar. Randy says he knew what he was getting into, but he would have rather been carted out unconscious than what happened. Shane thought by intervening he did the right thing, but their paths will cross again.
Bray Wyatt’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Bray asks Randy how is his head. He says he saw what Brock did to him and he saw the look in your eyes change. It went blank. There is nothing like laying there with you head busted open to remember that you are just a man. You are a great man, but just a man. A man who hurts, a man who suffers. A man who dies. Bray says he is not just a man. He is a god. A God can never die. You will find all about it . . . in time.
We start off with Daniel Bryan and Shane McMahon talking about how they will show that Team Blue is best at SummerSlam. They also have Randy Orton sign the contract for his match with Brock Lesnar. Heath Slater enters and he has a fruit basket from the Farmer’s Market. He gives Randy an apple. Daniel says the card was a condolence card. Heath says he watched last week’s Smackdown and he reminds Daniel and Shane that he stood toe to toe with Brock Lesnar. Shane says he will not be disrespected by Heath. Heath says they have a big pickle and Daniel says there is no pickle. Randy says he has an idea and he takes a bite of the apple and we go to the opening video.
Heath Slater versus Randy Orton
Orton with a kick and he sends Slater shoulder first into the ring post. Orton sends Slater into the other ring post and then Orton with a clothesline and Garvin Stomp. Orton with punches and then he connects with forearms across the chest. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Heath Slater (by disqualification)
After the match: Orton sends Slater to the floor. Slater is thrown over the announce table. Orton drops Slater on the ringside barrier and hits an IEDDT. Orton rolls Slater into the ring and he waits for an RKO but then he gets up and walks around Slater. Orton picks up Slater and hits a German suplex on Slater and does the Brock Bounce. Orton picks Slater up again and hits another German suplex and then Orton twists to the mat and does the RKO push ups and hits the RKO.
Randy Orton arrives at the arena and he is told of his match against Alberto Del Rio and then he is asked about how is he staying focused for Brock Lesnar. Randy says he has known Brock for fifteen years and he points out that he is the legend killer so he does not have to worry about that. It only takes one RKO to get to Viperville. Alberto asks Randy if he is kidding. Viperville sounds like a joke for something that would be at Disneyland. Randy says he will give Alberto a VIP ticket and he tells him it is a bumpy ride. Alberto tells Randy we will see if he can do it with a broken arm.
Randy Orton versus Alberto Del Rio
They lock up and Del Rio escapes. They lock up again and Orton with a side head lock. Orton with a shoudler tackle and Del Rio goes to the apron to regroup. Del Rio gets back into the ring. Del Rio with a kick and he sends Orton into the turnbuckles. Orton with European uppercuts and he sends Del Rio into the turnbuckles. Orton with a hard Irish whip. Orton climbs the turnbuckles and punches Del Rio but Del Rio gets away. Orton with a clothesline and kicks. Orton catapults Del Rio into the bottom rope and Orton gets a near fall. Del Rio kicks Orton and punches him in the midsection. Del Rio goes for a splash but Orton moves and Del Rio goes to the apron. Orton drops Del Rio against the ropes and Del Rio goes to the floor as we go to commercial.