BCTV talks with WWE Superstar Randy Orton, who drops a hint about RAW’s return to Barclays Center.
We’ve added 3 high quality scans of Randy from the Wrestlemania 29 promotional booklet.
We’d like to send a huge thank you to Karina of R-Mysterio.Com for donating the scans!
Booker T is walking in the back and Randy Orton stops him and he congratulates Booker on his induction into the Hall of Fame. Randy wants a favor from Booker. He wants Big Show tonight in the ring. Orton says that he talked Sheamus into believing in Big Show and he wants to prove it.
Booker says that there is nothing he can do because Vickie has a match for Big Show with Sheamus.
Orton tells Booker that he can do what he wants because he is a Hall of Famer and a real GM.
Booker tells Randy he has his match.
Sheamus and Randy Orton are arguing about getting matches with Big Show. Orton says that he is man enough to admit that he made a mistake. He wants to handle it but Sheamus says that he will fix it.
Sheamus says that everyone knows what happened between him, Randy Orton, and Big Show. Sheamus wants to know if people want to see him kick Big Show’s arse tonight.
Randy Orton’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. He tells Sheamus that while he is out here begging for support, Big Show is his tonight. He tells Sheamus to have a listen. Randy wants to know who wants to see him kick the Big Show’s ass.
Since we have a General Manager and an Executive Assistant deal that Vickie does, we are going to let the fans choose who Big Show faces.
The Shield vs Randy Orton, Big Show, and Sheamus
The Shield make their way through the huge crowd, as is tradition.
Reigns and Sheamus start things off. They lock up and Reigns with punches but Sheamus punches back. Sheamus with a knee and he sends Reigns into the turnbuckles. Reigns punches Sheamus. Sheamus with an Irish whip but Reigns with an elbow. Sheamus with a clothesline and forearm to the back. Sheamus blocks a hip toss and Sheamus with punches and a short arm clothesline for a near fall.
Orton tags in and they send Reigns to the mat. Orton with a leaping knee drop and then he stomps on Reigns’ head and he does the Garvin stomp. Reigns with a knee and forearm. He tags in Rollins and Orton with a drop kick. Orton sends Rollins into the turnbuckles and Orton climbs the turnbuckles and punches Rollins. Orton with a slingshot suplex and he tags in Sheamus.
Sheamus with a punch to the midsection and forearm to the back. Sheamus misses a short arm clothesline and Rollins with a drop kick to the knee. Ambrose tags in and he kicks Sheamus until the referee pulls him off. Sheamus with punches and a knee. Sheamus with a power slam and he gets a near fall.
Show makes the tag because he did not want to be left out and Show with a head butt. Show pulls off Ambrose’s vest and Show with a chop to the exposed flesh. Show with more chops followed by an Irish whip and running butt splash but Ambrose with a drop kick to the knee. Rollins tags in and he hits a knee off the turnbuckles followed by boots to the head to keep Show on the mat.
Although heated rivalries like The Rock vs. John Cena and The Undertaker vs. CM Punk are already setting The Road to WrestleMania 29 ablaze, a newly created and extremely volatile contest could very well steal The Show of Shows’ spotlight and prove to be the most intense and personal match of all: Randy Orton, Sheamus & Big Show vs. The Shield.
After weeks of vicious attacks and fierce reprisals, the infamous Shield threw down the gauntlet on the March 15 edition of SmackDown. Unhappy with not being part of The Showcase of The Immortals, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns interrupted the post-match celebration of two Superstars who have been locked in their crosshairs of late: Randy Orton and Sheamus. The treacherous trio told the two former World Champions to find a partner to face them in a Six-Man Tag Team Match on The Grandest Stage of Them All on April 7.
Never ones to back down from a fight, The Viper and the Irish brawler immediately declared the blockbuster match was on, and quickly set out to find a powerhouse third Superstar who is just as hungry to defeat the “Hounds of Justice” as they are. Although their initial selection for a third member was Ryback, the “Human Wrecking Ball’s” found himself removed from the bout by Raw Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero, leading Orton and Sheamus to select Big Show (who had expressed a previous interest in joining The Celtic Warrior and Apex Predator) as his replacement.
The move could swing the contest either way. The monstrous Big Show has a huge score to settle with The Shield, following the trio’s repeated attacks against him over the span of several weeks. Pairing with two former World Heavyweight Champions in Sheamus and Orton, Show certainly has been spoiling for a fight against Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns. This could be his chance.
I’ve added 4 photos of Randy with his father “Cowboy” Bob Orton at the 2013 WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony held earlier tonight in New York City into the gallery.