Michael Cole had a chance to talk with Randy Orton. Michael reminds Randy about his ‘excommunication’ from The Authority. Michael asks Randy how it felt to live with that night after night. Randy says something changed in him. The four months he was off, all he could think of was to get his vengeance on Seth Rollins. Randy says he came back and he had his blinders focused on Randy. He thought he would get his revenge at Fastlane, but it did not happen. Randy says he is an opportunist. He wove his way back into the fabric of the Authority so they would trust him. The mind games were a lot of fun.
Michael reminds us that Orton helped Rollins beat Roman Reigns a few weeks ago on Raw. Randy says that he is not friends with Roman Reigns and he will never be friends with him. He used Roman just like he would use anybody else. He would use his grandmother if it meant he could get to Seth Rollins. That was what would get everyone to think he would be trusted. Michael asks Randy why would he say what he did on Raw. Randy says it was reverse psychology. Seth was in a good mood so it was not expected that he would berate everyone. Randy says he was entertaining himself. Then the relief in Seth’s face was tremendous. Randy knew he would exact his revenge, but when that moment happened, it would be sweet. Michael asks Randy why did he do it on Monday. Randy points out that Kane and Big Show were taken care of by Stephanie. During the match, Noble and Mercury removed themselves from the equation. He had Seth right where he wanted him. When Seth wanted him to make the tag, he pulled his hand back. Randy says he saw fear in Seth Rollins’ eye. Something came out and he enjoyed beating the holy hell out of Seth Rollins. It was like all of the weight of the world off his shoulders with every swing of that chair. Every time he threw Seth into the steel stairs or barricade, it was a relief. He enjoyed every minute of it.
Michael asks Randy if he knows there is hell to pay. Randy says he knows that is the case. Michael asks Randy what is the first thing he is going to do on Monday. He is going to find Seth Rollins, spit in his face, and challenge him to a match at Wrestlemania.
Before Dean can shake John’s hand after thinking about it for a little while, Randy Orton, Kane, and Seth Rollins appear on the TitanTron and Randy comments on his favorite new Bromance. He says that they are very happy to see John and Dean work things out. It seems like they needed a friend and they deserve each other.
Kane says that Seth told them what Dean said about John Cena while they were in the Shield. He says that John was nothing more than an overhyped action figure who couldn’t wrestle his way out of a box of cereal. Orton says that John said things about Ambrose. He said he was a nutjob who would self destruct like everyone else who pretended to be crazy.
Kane says that no one cares about what John or Dean may have said about each other. If you have mended your fences, why not prove it in a match against him and Randy Orton later tonight. We will see if they can work as a team, or if the Lunatic Fringe and Cenation destroy each other. Kane asks Seth if he has anything to say and Seth remains silent as we go to commercial.
Kane and Randy Orton versus Dean Ambrose and John Cena
Orton and Ambrose start things off and they lock up. Orton with a knee and he tries to send Ambrose into the turnbuckles but Ambrose blocks it and he sends Orton into the turnbuckles. Ambrose punches Orton and then he sends him into the opposite corner. Ambrose with a kick and snap mare followed by a sliding clothesline. Ambrose with a snap elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Cena tags in and he punches Orton. Cena with an Irish whip and bulldog for a near fall. Cena with a fisherman suplex and Orton tags in Kane.Cena punches Kane but Kane with an uppercut. Cena and Kane exchange punches and Cena with a flying shoulder tackle and Ambrose tags in so they can give Kane a double suplex and Ambrose gets a near fall.
Ambrose puts Kane in the ropes and he hits a running drop kick. Kane with a shoulder tackle and he tags Orton back in. Orton kicks Ambrose while Kane holds him. Orton with an Irish whip but Ambrose with a clothesline out of the corner and then he stomps on Orton’s midsection. Cena tags in and they make a wish with Orton’s legs. Orton gets to the ropes and he kicks Cena away. Orton with a knee drop and he says something to Ambrose. Orton kicks Cena and stomps on his hand. Orton with a kick but Cena with punches and a belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall. Orton is thrown to the floor. Kane tries to attack Cena from behind but Cena drops down and Kane goes over the top rope to the floor. Ambrose tags in and he hits a suicide dive onto Orton and Kane. We go to commercial.
We are back and Kane with a reverse chin lock on Ambrose. Ambrose with a jawbreaker and punches. Kane with a boot to Ambrose and he gets a near fall. Orton tags in and he kicks Ambrose in the corner. Orton sends Ambrose to the floor and Orton distracts the referee and Kane kicks Ambrose. Orton goes to the floor and he tries to send Ambrose into the announce table, but Ambrose blocks it and he sends Orton into the announce table and he punches Orton. Orton sends Ambrose into the ring steps and then he gets a near fall when they return to the ring. Orton with a side head lock but Ambrose with a head butt.
Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, and Kane are in the office and Kane says Raw was a resounding success. They gave Triple H an unforgettable season premiere. Chris Jericho and Roman Reigns won’t soon forget what happened to them on Monday.
Seth says that he knows what makes Roman tick. He can get inside his head. Tonight, we finish Roman Reigns for good. Randy says that he likes that, but Chris Jericho said that he gets everything handed to him, but the beatdown on Raw will be nothing compared to what we do to that wannabe rock star tonight. Kane says that is what is best for business.
Randy Orton and Seth Rollins versus Chris Jericho and Roman Reigns
Orton and Reigns start things off and Orton with punches. Reigns with a snap mare and running shoulder tackles. Reigns clotheslines Orton over the top rope to the floor. Reigns knocks Rollins to the floor. Reigns sends Orton into the apron and he punches him. Rollins tries to get involved but Reigns with an uppercut to Rollins.
Orton knocks Reigns off the announce table when Reigns focused on Rollins on the floor. We are back and Orton chokes Reigns in the ropes. Reigns with an uppercut to Rollins on the apron but Orton with a clothesline into the corner. Orton runs his boot laces against the bridge of the nose and he applies a reverse chin lock. Reigns gets to his feet and he hits a uranage slam and both men are down.
Rollins and Jericho tag in and Jericho with a chop to the top of the head and he knocks Orton off the apron. Jericho with a shoulder tackle and a flying clothesline. Jericho with a double leg take down and he tries for the Walls of Jericho but he turns it into a catapult and Rollins hits the turnbuckles. Jericho with the Walls of Jericho on Rollins but Orton comes in and Jericho has to release the hold. Jericho with a bulldog but Orton hits Jericho when he goes for the Lionsault. Rollins with a near fall on Jericho.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring.
Randy says that just because you have won the battle, it does not mean that you won the war. One match does not define him. One match does not define Roman Reigns. He has been called the Legend Killer, the Apex Predator, and the Viper. One thing he has never been called is a loser. All this has done is make him more focused. When he gets more focused, this things happen.
We see footage of Randy Orton RKOing Roman Reigns through a table last month on Raw.
Orton says that is the Legend Killer, the Viper, and the Apex Predator. Roman Reigns will get what he deserves and what is coming to him. Maybe tonight. First things first. He has a match with Rob Van Dam. He tells Rob that he is sorry that Rob is nothing more than collateral damage. It will be a warning to everyone in the back and the WWE Universe. If you stand in his way, he will put you away. Randy says that he is third generation, a twelve time champion, and the greatest superstar in this industry.
Randy says that he deserves your respect. Now that he has his focus back, he will take it from you.
Backstage: Renee Young is in the interview area with Rob Van Dam. Renee asks Rob about his match with Randy Orton. Rob says he feels great and that Randy needs to chill out. There is no shame to lose to Roman Reigns. Randy is obsessed asking for respect. Randy should be worried about his match with the ‘Whole Damn Show’ . . . R . . . V . . .Randy Orton attacks Van Dam from behind and he tells Renee that when Rob wakes up, he will be at ringside waiting for him.
Randy Orton versus Rob Van Dam
Van Dam runs to the ring and Orton goes to the floor. Orton has a kick blocked and Van Dam with punches but Orton sends Van Dam into the ropes and he kicks Rob. Orton with an Irish whip but he misses a charge into the corner and Van Dam with a back kick and a springboard thrust kick and a drop kick. Van Dam clotheslines Orton over the top rope to the floor. Van Dam with a flip dive onto Orton and both men are down. Van Dam puts Orton on the ringside barrier and then he punches Orton. Van Dam does the thumbs before the corkscrew leg drop and Orton moves out of the way and Van Dam hits the ringside barrier.
Orton sends Van Dam into the ringside barrier and then he sends Van Dam into the ringside barrier again. Orton slams Van Dam’s head into the German announce table and then into the ring steps. Orton sends Van Dam into the ring steps one more time. Orton slams Van Dam’s head into the announce table and the referee calls for the bell.
After the match: Orton with a belly-to-back suplex onto the announce table. Orton looks at Van Dam on the announce table and Van Dam rolls off the table and Orton with a clothesline. He tells the camera man to move. Orton picks up Van Dam and he sends Van Dam over the ringside barrier and Orton hits the IEDDT off the ringside barrier.
Orton brings Van Dam into the ring and then Orton grabs a steel chair. Orton brings the chair into the ring and he sits down in front of an almost motionless Van Dam. Orton mocks Van Dam by doing the thumbs. Orton moves the chair and then he hits an RKO on the chair. The medical staff checks on Van Dam and Orton leaves the ring. Orton tells the announcers to tell Roman that he will see him later.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring.
Randy says that last week on Raw he was informed that Brock Lesnar would be facing John Cena with the World Title. He has no issue with Lesnar, but Randy says that he deserves to be in that match. He is not in that match because of Roman Reigns. Roman stands in the way of his legitimate right to be the champion. As long as Roman is around, he will not be able to get what he so rightly deserves.
That is why on Raw, he left a very distinct message for Roman Reigns. We see the footage of the attack by Orton on Reigns on Raw.
Randy tells Roman that he dares him at SummerSlam to step into the ring with the venomous cold viper who will inject his venom into Reigns’ veins and Roman will ball up in the corner like he did on Raw. Randy tells Roman that he can believe in that.
Renee Young is in the interview area with Randy Orton. Renee asks Randy about what happened on Raw when Kane said that he hates Orton. Randy says that he does not care what Kane says. He cares that Kane does what is best for business and that is walking out of Battleground as Champion.
Chris is an old opponent of his. Chris has done everything in the WWE. Some say that Chris is a legend. Randy says that the only thing left is to introduce Jericho to the Legend Killer.
Chris Jericho versus Randy Orton
They lock up and Orton with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Jericho with a drop kick and then he kicks Orton in the corner. Orton rolls to the floor and he tries to get into Jericho’s head. Jericho with a springboard drop kick that knocks Orton off the apron and we go to commercial. We are back and Jericho chokes Orton in the ropes. Jericho with a splash to the back and then he gets a near fall. Orton with a kick followed by a kick to the ribs and a clothesline in the corner. Orton stomps on the ankle and then he chokes Jericho with his boot. Jericho chops Orton.
Jericho with an Irish whip and Orton moves in the corner when Jericho tries for a splash. Jericho goes to the floor. Orton follows Jericho to the floor and Orton sends Jericho into the ring steps. Orton Irish whips Jericho into the ring steps. Orton with a back drop driver onto the ringside barrier. Orton rolls Jericho back into the ring and Orton gets a near fall. Orton poses and Jericho with a rollup for a near fall. Orton with a clothesline and he gets a near fall. Orton with a reverse chin lock. Jericho gets back to his feet. Jericho with an elbow and chop. Orton sends Jericho to the mat and then Orton poses again.
Orton with a boot to the midsection and he drives his boot into the chest. Orton with a near fall. Orton returns to the reverse chin lock. Jericho with a belly-to-back suplex. Orton with kicks and Jericho with chops. Jericho with a running forearm and shoulder tackle but Orton sends Jericho over the top rope. Jericho lands on the apron and he goes up top and hits a chop to the top of the head. Jericho with a double leg take down and he tries for the Walls of Jericho but Orton punches him. Orton with a power slam for a near fall. Orton kicks Jericho in the chest followed by an Irish whip but Jericho floats over and hits an enzuigiri and Jericho gets a near fall. Jericho kicks Orton and Jericho with an Irish whip and clothesline into the corner. Jericho goes up top and Orton hits the ropes and it crotches Jericho.