Randy Orton’s music plays and he hits a Thesz Press on Wyatt and punches him. Orton punches Harper and then he hits a power slam on Wyatt. Orton sends Harper to the floor. Orton with a backdrop driver to Harper on the announce table. Orton punches Strowman but Strowman with a head butt and he punches Orton.
Strowman grabs Orton but Ambrose with a missile drop kick and Strowman stays on his feet. Reigns with a Superman punch and Strowman goes to the floor but does not fall off his feet.
Backstage: Randy Orton is in the back with Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns. Orton walks away as we go to commercial.
Randy Orton versus Sheamus
They lock up and Orton with a waist lock. Sheamus with a drop toe hold into an arm bar. Orton with a wrist lock into a side head lock. Sheamus gets to the ropes and he goes to the floor to yell at the referee. Sheamus gets back into the ring and they lock up again. Sheamus with a side head lock and take down. Orton with a head scissors but Sheamus escapes. They lock up again and Orton with a side head lock. Sheamus with forearms to the ribs and Orton with a shoulder tackles. Sheamus rolls to the floor. Sheamus looks around and he returns to the ring. Sheamus with a kick and European uppercuts. Orton with a European uppercut and punches. Sheamus goes to the floor one more time. Sheamus takes the mic and he wants to know what is the matter with the people in the crowd. Sheamus says he does not…Orton comes up behind and he punches Sheamus and hits a backdrop driver onto the ringside barrier. Orton with European uppercuts in the corner and then he climbs the turnbuckles to punch Sheamus but Sheamus with a reverse atomic drop. Orton with a drop kick and Sheamus goes to the floor again.
Orton goes to the floor to go after Sheamus and Sheamus with a uranage back breaker. We go to commercial. We are back and Sheamus with a reverse chin lock on Orton. Orton with punches to Sheamus followed by a head butt. Sheamus gets Orton up for a Finlay Slam and he connects. Sheamus with punches to Orton but Orton with a kick and European uppercuts. Orton with two clotheslines and he ducks a clothesline from Sheamus and Orton with a power slam. Sheamus kicks Orton but Orton with an Exploder for a near fall. Sheamus goes to the apron. Orton pulls Sheamus onto the ropes for an IEDDT but Sheamus stops Orton and Sheamus sets for the forearms across the chest but Orton stops Sheamus with elbows. Sheamus drops Orton on the top rope and Sheamus goes up top. Sheamus with a shoulder tackle for a near fall. Sheamus argues with the referee about the speed of his count. Sheamus with a shoulder into the corner followed by a knee lift. Orton with a power slam and he gets a near fall. Orton with a kick but Sheamus with a power slam. Sheamus goes for a Cloverleaf and he locks it in, but he makes it look like Orton is twisted like a scorpion. Orton reaches for the ropes and he gets there so Sheamus has to release the hold. Sheamus is sent to the apron but Orton and Orton punches Sheamus. Orton sends Sheamus into the turnbuckles and he sets for a superplex and he hits it. Orton gets a near fall. Sheamus rolls to the apron. Orton with a kick to the chest and he sets for the IEDDT and Orton hits it. Orton looks around and he twists to the mat for the push ups that lead into the RKO. Sheamus pushes Orton away and Sheamus with White Noise to Orton for a near fall. Sheamus sets for the Brogue Kick but Orton moves. Sheamus with a rollup for a near fall. Orton with an RKO and he gets the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match: the Wyatt stuff goes off and the lights go back on and the Wyatts surround Orton. Harper punches Orton and hits a super kick. Wyatt punches Orton. Harper holds Orton for Wyatt to punch him. Strowman stands in the ring while this goes on. Wyatt rolls Orton into the ring and Strowman stands over Orton and he chokes Orton out. Strowman with a Dominator to Orton.
Sheamus, Kevin Owens, Big Show and Rusev (with Summer Rae) versus Ryback, Randy Orton, Cesaro, and Dolph Ziggler (with Lana)
Ryback and Rusev start things off and they lock up. Rusev with a knee to the midsection followed by a forearm to the back and Ryback with a Thesz press and he sends Rusev’s head to the mat. Cesaro tags in and he punches Rusev in the ribs. Cesaro with a side head lock. Cesaro catches Rusev on a leap frog and Cesaro with a power slam for a near fall. Cesaro with a wrist lock and he tags in Ziggler and Ziggler with a drop kick. Ziggler tries for a hesitation DDT but Rusev stops him. Rusev avoids a super kick attempt and he takes his time getting back into the ring so Ryback with a running shoulder tackle and we have a staredown that rivals the Sharks and the Jets.
We are back and Big Show stands in the center of the ring while Ziggler punches him and looks very tiny. Show sends Ziggler into the corner but Ziggler with an elbow. Ziggler comes off the turnbuckles into a chop. Show with a Shhhh chop to Ziggler and Ziggler goes down. Show with a slam to Ziggler. Ziggler with kicks and punches. Show with a shoulder tackle. Show grabs Ziggler by the ankle and tags in Owens. Owens punches Ziggler and then he drops Ziggler onto the top rope and hits a back senton for a near fall. Owens mocks Ziggler and kicks him. Owens runs Ziggler into the corner and tags in Sheamus. Sheamus with a suplex throw to Ziggler. Sheamus with a stretch muffler and he elevates Ziggler off the mat. Ziggler with punches to get out of the hold. Ziggler charges at his corner but Sheamus stops him with a uranage back breaker. We are back and Show and Ziggler are back in the match and Show grabs Ziggler by the throat for a choke slam but Ziggler with a kick and a DDT. Rusev tags in and he kicks Ziggler and then Rusev looks at Ziggler’s partners in the match. Rusev kicks Ziggler in the back and chokes him in the ropes. Sheamus gets in a kick and Summer with a slap. Lana with a spear to Summer.
Randy Orton versus Sheamus
Orton goes for the RKO and Sheamus pushes him away and goes to the floor and grabs a mic. Sheamus tells everyone that he does not look stupid. He says you look stupid. Everyone watching looks stupid. Sheamus says you will ‘Respect the Hawk’. Orton trips Sheamus on the announce table and sends him back into the ring and Orton punches Sheamus. Orton with a European uppercut and drop kick. Sheamus goes to the floor again. Sheamus punches Orton on the floor and sends him into the ring post and connects with a clothesline. Sheamus sends Orton back into the ring and he goes up top. Sheamus with a knee drop to the head and he gets a near fall. Sheamus kicks Orton and connects with a boot to the chest. Sheamus with more kicks and he kicks Orton in the leg. Sheamus with a hard Irish whip. Sheamus kicks Orotn in the leg and knee. Sheamus with a uranage back breaker and he holds on to Orton for a second one and he asks if you are not entertained.
Sheamus with a knee to the back and he applies a reverse chin lock. Orton with elbows and a head butt. Sheamus with a knee to the midsection and Orton is down again. Sheamus with a knee drop across the head and he chokes Orton. Sheamus kicks Orton in the leg. Sheamus with punches to the midsection. Orton with European uppercuts. Sheamus kicks Orton in the midsection and connects with a back elbow. Sheamus with a reverse chin lock. Orton punches Sheamus and head butts Sheamus. Sheamus with an Irish whip and a knee lift but Orton with two clotheslines. Orton avoids a clothesline and Sheamus holds on to the ropes while Orton prepares for the power slam. Orton with a back breaker. Orton goes for the IEDDT but Sheamus gets back into the ring and Sheamus tries for the Finlay Slam but Orton gets to his feet and he sends Sheamus over the top rope with an Exploder. Orton with a running clothesline into the corner and he punches Sheamus from the turnbuckles. Sheamus sets for a running power slam and he hits it and gets a near fall.
Earlier today, Randy met some lucky members of the WWE Universe while in New York City for SummerSlam weel. Photos from the signing are now up in the gallery.
Backstage: Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns have something to say. Roman says when Bray Wyatt talks about family versus family, he sees his family knocking Bray’s family’s teeth down their throat at SummerSlam. Roman says they won’t be talking on Monday because they will be crapping out their teeth. Dean says he has been up all night thinking about painful things they can do. Since they cannot use pliers, a pipe, or a blowtorch without being disqualified. He has to get real creative thinking about how he can torture them. Roman says they picked the wrong family to deal with. Randy Orton shows up and he says that he wants Sheamus and everyone to know that there won’t be any RKOs out of nowhere. You will see it coming. Cesaro stops by and says they are messed up. Cesaro says he just wants to beat Kevin Owens so he can get a new t-shirt . . . Lose Owens Lose. The blowtorch is a nice idea. Dean says different strokes for different folks. The beating they are going to give tonight is just a taste for what you are going to get at SummerSlam.
Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and Cesaro versus Sheamus, Luke Harper, Bray Wyatt, and Kevin Owens
Orton and Sheamus start things off and Sheamus turns his back to Orton in the corner and then he turns around and Orton tries for an RKO but Sheamus is able to get away and he goes to the floor and grabs his briefcase as we go to commercial. We are back Owens wants Cesaro in the match. They lock up and Orton with a side head lock and Cesaro tags in and he hits a delayed vertical suplex even with Owens punching Cesaro while holding him in the air. Luke Harper tags in and so does Dean Ambrose. They lock up and Harper misses a punch and Ambrose with the Sting punch and chop combination. Dean with a snap mare and sliding D followed by an elbow drop. Reigns tags in and he punches Harper and gives Harper a snap mare followed by a boot to the head. Reigns with a wrist lock but Harper with a punch and Wyatt tags in and he connects with an uppercut. Wyatt sends Reigns into the turnbuckles and follows with an Irish whip but Reigns comes out of the corner with a clothesline. Cesaro tags in and he punches Wyatt. Cesaro with a European uppercut or two. Wyatt with a head butt and he sends Cesaro into the corner and tags in Harper. Harper with a European uppercut but Cesaro fires back. They go back and forth but Harper with a thrust to the throat. Cesaro goes to the apron and he kicks Owens. Cesaro with a sunset flip for a near fall and then he gets Harper ready for the giant swing. Owens hits Cesaro from behind and then Ambrose has to be held back by the referee so order can be restored. Harper with a boot to Cesaro’s head and Wyatt tags back in. Wyatt with a head butt and then he hits a splash into the corner. Wyatt tags in Sheamus and he gives Cesaro a suplex throw and then Sheamus fixes the Mohawk before he tags in Owens. Owens with a kick to the head and then Cesaro punches Owens while trying to get to his corner.