Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. The Rhodes Scholars make their way to the ring. Damien requests silence, saying what happened on Raw was a professional and managerial abomination. Not only were their victory taken from them, but were put in a match against Sheamus and Orton. Damien is about to tell a story of his uncle, but Rhodes says they don’t deserve it. Rhodes says they ruined their night, and now they will ruin theirs.
Sheamus and Randy Orton vs. Rhodes Scholars (Cody Rhodes and Damien Sandow)
Rhodes and Sheamus lock up, as Sheamus connects with a Headlock Takeover. Sheamus runs the ropes, and takes down Cody with a shoulder. Cody attacks Sheamus to the corner, whipping him. Cody does a Float Over, but is caught. Rhodes gets away, tagging Damien. Sandow is hit with an Elbow Drop, and is taken to the corner. Sandow whips Sheamus, but is reverses. Damien is hit in the gut with a shoulder, followed by a Knee Lift to the face. Sheamus goes for White Noise, but Sandow gets out. Sandow is put on the apron, having his chest beaten in. Cody runs to Sheamus, but is hit in the face. Cody falls to the floor, as Damien snaps Sheamus’ neck against the ropes. Damien drags Sheamus to the floor, as Cody connects with a Disaster Kick off of the announce table.
Sheamus hits Cody with fists, but is taken down with a Dropkick. Pin, but a kick out. Rhodes hits Sheamus back while leaning on the second rope. Sandow is tagged, as he punches Sheamus’ chest. Sandow rolls to the floor, taking Sheamus’ upper body over the apron. Sandow elbows him, but Sheamus fights back with headbutts. Rhodes is tagged, as he takes Sheamus away from Orton. Sandow is tagged, as he dominates Sheamus with fists. Sandow locks in a Front Facelock, following by attacking Sheamus in the corner. Sheamus fights back, but is taken back down. Sandow is hit with a boot, as he skins the cat from the corner. Sheamus hits the Battering Ram to Sandow, as he tags Orton. Rhodes is tagged too. Orton cleans house, following with a Scoop Slam. Orton connects with an Exploder Suplex, following by putting Rhodes on the ropes. Orton connects with a Rope Hung DDT. Sandow hits Orton, but is taken out with a Brouge Kick. Orton connects with an RKO to Rhodes for the win.
Winners: Sheamus and Randy Orton via pinfall
Randy Orton & Sheamus vs Team Rhodes Scholars
Orton and Sandow lock up. Side headlock on Orton. Orton pushes out, Orton under then over and gives a back elbow. Another blow, then snap suplex on Sandow for two. Orton tags out. Sheamus with his battering ram on Sandow for two. Arm bar on Sandow, but Sheamus eats a forearm. Into the heel corner and Rhodes tags in. Rhodes on Sheamus, but then Rhodes up and eats a rolling senton on Rhodes for two. Big kick to Rhodes’ shoulder, but then Sheamus low roped from the ring. Clothesline to Sheamus by Sandow outside. Rhodes out and rolls Sheamus in for two.
Sandow tags in and on Sheamus with blows. Knee drop on Sheamus for two. Rhodes tags in and kicks Sheamus in the fans. More kicks, then a knee to Sheamus’ face for two. Chinlock on Sheamus on the mat. Sheamus up with blows, then blocks Rhodes and hits a short clothesline. Orton calls to Sheamus and gets the tag.
Clotheslines, then that power slam on Rhodes. T-bone from Orton for two. Rhodes to the apron, but Sandow pulls Rhodes from the apron. Orton out and on Sandow with blows, but Rhodes sends Orton into the post head first. Rhodes stomps his former mentor outside the ring, then sends him in. Rhodes in and tags out.
Sheamus vs. Big Show
Show begins by throwing punches, but is put in the corner by Sheamus. Show is kicked, but fights off Sheamus in the opposite corner. Sheamus gets out, but is hit with a Spear. Sheamus rolls to the floor, as Show chops him on the chest. Sheamus is rolled back into the ring, as Show gets on the the apron. Sheamus hits Show’s head on the turnbuckles, and goes for 10 hits to the chest. Shamus manages a few, but Show drags him to the floor. Show throws Sheamus behind the barricade, near the time keepers.
Show pulls Sheamus’ elbow over his head. Sheamus stands out, hitting Show. Sheamus runs the ropes, but is caught in a Sidewalk Slam. Pin, but a kick out. Show goes to the second rope, as Sheamus goes to pick him up. Show gets away, picking up Sheamus in a Powerbomb. Show dr0ps Sheamus backwards, in what looks like an Inverted Powerbomb. Show chops Sheamus in the corner many times. Show is headbutt, and kicked. Sheamus gets the upperhand, with Axe Handles and Running Knee Lifts. Sheamus is caught in a Chokeslam after going top rope, but reverses it into a DDT. Sheamus goes for White Noise, but ducks a KO Punch. Sheamus connects with White Noise, calling for a Brouge Kick. Show rolls to the floor, as Sheamus tackles him off of the apron. Show rolls Sheamus back into the ring, but is caught with a Brouge Kick off the apron. The Shield interrupt. Randy Orton comes into the ring, standing with Sheamus. The Shield come in to attack.
Winner: Sheamus via disqualification
Big Show gets in the ring, cleaning house of the Shield. Sheamus, Show and Orton all take out the Shield. Show follows with a KO Punch to Sheamus. Orton than does an RKO to Show.
Randy Orton vs Wade Barrett in a Non Title Match
Barrett charges at Orton but Randy moves. Randy with punches in the corner but Barrett with a kick to the midsection. Orton with a back elbow and then he runs the laces against Barrett’s face. Orton with the Garvin Stomp to Barrett. Orton with a knee drop to the back of the head and Orton gets a near fall.
Barrett with a head butt and jabs to Orton. Orton with punches and a European uppercut. Orton clotheslines Barrett over the top rope to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Orton with an Irish whip but Barrett gets his boot up when Orton charges into the corner. Barrett with a kick to the midsection followed by a neck breaker for a near fall. Barrett with a knee drop to Orton followed by a reverse chin lock. Orton with a belly-to-back suplex to escape the head lock.
Orton with a drop kick to Barrett and he gets a near fall. Barrett with punches and an elbow to the head. Orton with punches of his own and he climbs the turnbuckles and punches Barrett. Orton with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Barrett rolls to the floor and Orton goes after him but Barrett with a kick and he sends Orton’s head into the ring steps.
Punk says he should be main eventing this year’s WrestleMania. I should be defending my Championship at this year’s WrestleMania, but I’m not. Not for anything I did or didn’t do. I’m not, because of you! You stole from me what I hold most precious. You screwed me! You did. Punk points to a number of fans. You’re only screwing yourselves. If I’m not in the main event, I see no purpose for being at WrestleMania. What I just saw. What the world just laid their eyes on gives me that purpose. You took from me, and now I’m going to take from you. I’m going be beat Taker at WrestleMania. You like The Streak? You like those numbers 20-0, but when I mention a historic 434 days, you roll your eyes? The longest in decades. You want to get snarky when I say how good I am, and back it up, but none of you have done anything great in your lives. You want to roll your eyes at 434, I have a number for 20-1. That one is drug free, alcohol free, he’s straight edge, he’s best in the world, and he’s Punk. He says what he means, means what he says, deal with it.
Orton’s music right as Punk drops his mic. Orton says he wouldn’t be so confident, especially since I beat you at WrestleMania. You haven’t beat Taker at the show of all shows. I have. It was 8 years ago, I was a rookie. And I came this close. The thing is that I’m not a rookie, the most dangerous in that locker room. What I’d like to do is ask the WWE ‘Universe’ who they’d like to see face Taker at WrestleMania? Punk? The fans give heat. Or Orton? The fans pop for this. Orton and Punk stare at each other.
Big Show’s music hits and out he comes. He says they’re running off at the lip about facing Taker. What makes them think they can beat Taker. He also faced Taker, but he didn’t have this then. His WMD. If you’re going to face the Phenom and end his streak, you need to be more than a Viper, more that straight edge. You need to be a giant. This giant is going to knock that 20-0 into oblivion.
Backstage: Randy Orton and Sheamus speak about Orton’s match with Big Show later tonight. Sheamus says he will watch his back for the Shield during the match, Randy thanks Sheamus for his help, and walks away.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. A highlight from Raw is shown, when Randy Orton connects with an RKO to Seth Rollins from behind. Orton runs to the crowd. Big Show makes his way to the ring.
Randy Orton vs. Big Show
Randy and Show lock up, as Show pushes Orton down. Orton throws fists at Show leading him to the corner. Show puts Orton in the corner, going for a chop. Orton reverses, putting Show in the other corner. Show is punched in the face ten times. Show pushes Orton away, following with a headbutt. Show connects with a fist to a cornered Orton. Show connects with a chop from the corner. Show connects with a gut punch. Orton tries to fight back, but is chopped in the corner again. Show whips Orton to the corner, splashing him. Show runs the ropes, but is dropkicked to the floor.