We begin with MizTV even though it was supposed to be the Highlight Reel. Miz is in the ring and he is dressed to talk. He says that his guests are bitter rivals and they will meet at Extreme Rules. Miz says that he wants to make tonight memorable.
Miz brings out Randy Orton and then he brings out Big Show.
Miz reminds them that in their match, anything goes. Miz brings up the issues that they have had since Wrestlemania so this match is one that people are anticipating. We see footage from last week when Big Show knocked out Tensai in their match and then he was going to take care of Brodus Clay but Orton hits an RKO on Show.
Miz asks Big Show about the RKO and he asks if this is a preview of what is going to happen at Extreme Rules. Show says that he would expect a weasel like Miz to ask him a question like that. Orton hit that move because he came at him from behind. Orton attacked him at Mania and last week against Tensai. There are no rules on Sunday so he can use whatever he wants to rip Orton apart. Show says that he does not need a weapon because he has one at the end of his hand. The last thing that the people will remember in St. Louis is a TKO, not an RKO.
Orton says that is a very interesting and entertaining story. There is one thing because the ending is inaccurate. Extreme Rules takes place in his home town and he is not going to let Show beat him in his home town. He won’t let Show knock him out in front of his friends and family. Orton says that he made the mistake of trusting Show at Wrestlemania. The only thing that people will remember on Sunday is how the Viper struck down the Giant. Orton tells Show that he may not get back up.
Antonio Cesaro vs. Randy Orton
They lock up and Cesaro backs Orton into the corner but Orton changes position and Orton with a clean break. Cesaro with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Cesaro with a boot but Orton with a back elbow and then he stomps on Cesaro’s head and he runs the laces across Cesaro’s face.
Cesaro with a head butt when the referee tried to separate them in the corner. Cesaro with kicks to Orton. Cesaro with an Irish whip and running European uppercut into the corner. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock. Orton with punches and then he hits an Exploder suplex. Orton with a kick to the chest followed by two clotheslines. Cesaro misses a clothesline and Cesaro holds the ropes and he connects with an elbow, but you do not stop Orton from hitting the power slam.
Cesaro goes to the apron and Orton sets for the IEDDT but Cesaro counters and he gets a near fall with a rollup. Orton with an RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
Renee Young is in the back with Randy Orton. Renee asks Randy about what happened with Big Show on Raw. We see the punch that knocked Orton out.
She wants to know what Randy’s message to the Big Show is. He says that he vouched for the Big Show at Wrestlemania and it got him knocked out twice. They say that when you mess with the viper, you are going to get bitten. He says that at Extreme Rules, there will be no antidote for what he does to the Big Show.
Big Show vs. Tensai (with Brodus Clay, Cameron, and Naomi)
Show with a kick and punches to Tensai but Tensai punches back. Tensai with shoulders in the corner followed by a knee and head butts. Tensai with another head butt and punches. Tensai with a splash and he sets for the Baldo Bomb but Show with the knockout punch and Show gets the three count.
Winner: Big Show
After the match: Show sees Clay checking on Tensai and Show goes after Clay. Clay with punches but Show with a spear to Clay and he waits for Clay to get up but Orton comes from out of nowhere and hits an RKO on Show.
Randy Orton vs. Antonio Cesaro
The two men worked some chain wrestling to start, and Orton gained the upper hand. Orton stomped Cesaro’s extremities. Cesaro began fighting back and dumped Orton to the floor as the show went to a commercial. Back from the break, Cesaro had Orton locked in a rest hold. Orton battled out, but Cesaro stayed in control and hit his gutwrench suplex for a two count. He followed with a European uppercut for a near fall.
Cesaro went back to the rest hold and Orton fought him off again. This time, Orton began to make his comeback with a series of clotheslines and a powerslam. Orton went for his hanging DDT, but Cesaro stepped through the ropes and caught Orton with a hotshot.
Cesaro attempted to hit Orton with a German suplex to the floor, but Orton managed to hold onto the ropes to save himself. Orton attempted a flying double-axe handle, but Cesaro stepped aside and Orton crashed into the barricade. Both men sold on the floor. The show returned to Cesaro working over Orton’s arm on the steel ring post. Cesaro went for a flying double-axe handle of his own, but Orton surprised him with a dropkick to the mush. Very good spot.
Randy Orton walks in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Damien demands silence before he sings a song to the audience.
Randy has voices inside his head, just watching him puts him to bed. Puts me to sleep. Randy walks down here on this ramp his expression stays the same. Does his pose up in the corner, can’t think of anything more lame. All his tattoos are disgusting, all that oil on him is heinous. All you people get to sit back and watch him beat this ignoramus.
Randy Orton vs Damien Sandow
Orton punches Sandow and he must not be a fan of music. Orton puts Sandow on the apron and he tries for the IEDDT but Sandow gets to the floor. Orton with a clothesline and then he drops Sandow on the ringside barrier. Orton sends Sandow back into the ring but Sandow goes to the floor again.
Orton punches Sandow and sends him into the ringside barrier and apron. Orton hangs Sandow on the apron and he tries for an IEDDT but Sandow sends Orton into the ringside barrier. Orton with a back breaker followed by a European uppercut or two. Orton punches Sandow and he pulls Damien out of the corner. Orton with a stomp to the midsection. Sandow with a shoulder and knee to the midsection. Sandow with a punch but Orton with a punch of his own and a suplex.
Randy Orton versus Damien Sandow
They lock up and Orton with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. They lock up again and Sandow with a side head lock. Orton with a reversal and shoulder tackle. Orton is sent into the turnbuckles by Sandow and Damien with kicks until the referee warns him. Sandow with punches. Sandow with a knee to the midsection followed by a snap mare and knee drop for a near fall. Sandow with a reverse chin lock.
Orton with punches but Sandow with a more effective punch. Sandow floats out of the corner but Orton with a clothesline out of the corner. Orton with another clothesline and he avoids one from Sandow. Orton with a power slam. Sandow goes to the apron and he sets for the IEDDT but Sandow gets into the ring and he puts Orton on the apron and Sandow drops Orton on the top rope.
Sandow with a running shoulder that knocks Orton off the apron and we go to commercial.
We are back and Sandow with a side head lock but Orton with a belly-to-back suplex. Sandow with a kick to the knee and a DDT for a near fall. Sandow with knees to the chest followed by the side Russian leg sweep. Sandow with the Elbow of Disdain and it connects. Sandow with a second one and he gets a near fall.
Sandow with a reverse chin lock but Orton with head butts and an uppercut. Orton with a drop kick to Sandow followed by a back body drop. Orton with an elbow and then Sandow rolls to the apron. Orton with the IEDDT and he looks around for the opportunity to twist into the mat and he punches the mat and hits the RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Big Show comes out and he has something to say to Randy. He says Orton must be the most amazing one on one competitor, but the problem is that Randy isn’t much of a team player. If Randy didn’t have such a big ego at Wrestlemania and would have let him make the tag, they might have beaten the Shield and Orton wouldn’t have been knocked out.
Sandow attacks Orton from behind and gives Orton Terminus.
Show laughs at what just happened to Orton and he says that was so funny. Show tells Orton that at Extreme Rules, there will be nothing funny about what he does to Randy.