In 2003, Triple H, Ric Flair, Randy Orton and Batista formed the dominant WWE faction known as Evolution. Ten years later, WWE Classics examines the group’s rise to power and the greed and jealousy that ultimately corrupted them.
Booker’s music hits and Cole says he never thought he’d be so glad to see Booker! Booker to the stage, but Punk says that no one wants to hear from him, this isn’t his show, hit the bricks.
Booker says that’s not true, as Managing Supervisor of RAW, Vickie allowed him to come out and decide Punk’s fate. He won’t he’s letting the fans do it.
Punk asks Booker if he’s drunk putting it in the hands of these people!
They’re on the Road To WrestleMania, so why not have Punk face one of his past WrestleMania opponents? WrestleMania 26, Rey? Like that? Or maybe WrestleMania 27, Orton? Or, maybe his last WrestleMania opponent, Jericho! “Y2J!” chants. Booker tells the ‘Universe’ to download the App and vote for who Punk should face.
Orton, on the WWE App says he beat Punk, in Atlanta, so he should face him tonight. Punk running his mouth? He can fix that with an RKO.
Cole talks about the App being overloaded and having to send people to WWE.com. King has the mic and talks about the voting for Punk’s match tonight.
Inside the ring, Booker T is surrounded by Team Hell No, Sheamus, Randy Orton, Dolph Ziggler and The Great Khali. Booker says he will take everybody back to the Royal Rumble. John Cena won the match, and will challenge for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania. Booker says everyone is here to determine who the World Heavyweight Champion going into Mania. Booker says they are all here because they are former World Champions. Booker says there are only six spots available.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. Wade Barrett makes his way to the ring.
Randy Orton vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett
Wade goes for a Lariat, but Orton whips him from the corner. Orton takes out Barrett with a Lariat, followed by a Dropkick. Barrett rolls to the floor. Wade gets back in the ring. Orton is kneed in the gut, and punched to the corner. Wade is punched, then whipped. Orton is kicked in the chest, followed by a Big Boot. Pin, but a kick out. Wade connects with a Neckbreaker. Barrett chokes Orton on the ropes with his knees. Orton is seated on the second rope, and is kneed in the face. Wade follows with a Big Boot as Orton falls to the apron. Pin, but a kick out. Barrett locks in a Headlock. Orton stands out, connecting with a Snapmare. Barrett is taken out with Lariat, followed by a Scoop Slam. Wade is put on the apron, but gets away. Orton follows to the floor, and is pushed into the ring post. Barrett goes for the Bull Hammer, but misses and hits the ring post. Orton puts Barrett on the apron, and connects with a Rope Hung DDT. Orton connects with the RKO for the win.
Winner: Randy Orton via pinfall
EXCUSE ME! EXCUSE ME! Vickie says that tonight is RAW Roulette. There’s three wheels – the wheel of Superstars, the wheel of stipulations, and third is Vickie Vegas Challenge. Tonight Cesaro will face Orton, the stipulation will be – she spins – Special Guest Ref!
Orton vs Cesaro w/ Special Guest Ref – Miz
Orton slowly to the ring. Orton poses in a corner. Cesaro out to face him. Miz out in zebra stripes.
Orton pins Cesaro for two. Orton sets Cesaro up and hits a suplex for two. Orton is blocked, then eats a corner. Cesaro beats Orton down with blows in a corner, but Miz cuts him off. Orton out, but whipped. Orton out with a big clothesline, then plants Cesaro for two. Back slam on Cesaro for two. Cesaro rolls out, Miz out after him. Cesaro with kicks and upper cuts outside. Miz starts to count. Orton blocks Cesaro, then lands Cesaro back first on the barrier. Cesaro sells the pain, then is sent partially in the ring. Orton with upper cuts on Cesaro who is hanging off the apron. Orton in and stomps Cesaro. Orton slingshots Cesaro up into the bottom rope for two.
Again Cesaro blocks Orton in a corner and comes back with blows. They exchange upper cuts. Cesaro gets the upper hand, but then Orton stops himself in the ropes and elevates Cesaro up and out. Orton out with a big clothesline outside.
Randy Orton vs. Drew McIntyre w/ Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal
Draw kicks Orton into the corner, stomping him to the mat. Drew throws Orton into the opposite corner, but is taken out with a Lariat. Drew is hit with a Scoop Slam. Orton is elbowed by a cornered Drew, but connects with a Backbreaker. Drew is put on the apron, but Jinder interferes. Orton connects with an RKO. Drew is hit with a Rope-Hung DDT. Heath interferes, but is also hit with an RKO. Finally, Drew is taken out with an RKO.
Winner: Randy Orton via disqualification
Beat The Clock Challenge Match – Antonio Cesaro vs Randy Orton
Cesaro is in the ring waving his USA flag. Orton’s music hits and he comes slowly to the ring. They circle. Cesaro quickly rolls Orton for two. Orton into a corner and rolls Cesaro up for two. Orton knocks Cesaro to the mat for two. Hammerlock on Orton who reverses and is reversed into a side headlock on Orton. Cesaro takes Orton down in the headlock, and keeps it on until they’re up. Cesaro with a shoulder block on Orton for two. Side headlock back on Orton. “Randy!” chants. To the ropes and Cesaro doesn’t give a clean break. Blows to Orton and Cesaro runs the ropes and into a Thesz Press. Blows on Cesaro, then Orton kicks Cesaro in the chest and runs his laces over Cesaro’s face. Cesaro grabs Orton in a small package for two. Drop kick on Cesaro for two.
Cesaro rolls out, Orton out with a clothesline, then rolls Cesaro back in for two. 3:00 into the match and both are on the mat.