Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter) versus Randy Orton
They lock up and Swagger with a side head lock and take down. Orton with a side head lock but Swagger with a top wrist lock and he takes Orton to the mat. Orton with a rake of the eyes followed by a European uppercut and drop kick. They go to the floor and Orton with a belly-to-back suplex onto the ringside barrier.
Orton returns to the ring and then he goes back to the floor to clothesline Swagger. Orton with a European uppercut on the floor and he gets a near fall when they go into the ring. Orton climbs the turnbuckles and he punches Swagger. Orton with more punches from the turnbuckles. Orton with a suplex.
Orton gets a near fall. Swagger with a kick to the knee and a forearm to the back and kick to the ribs. Swagger with a running shoulder tackle. Swagger with knees in the corner until the referee warns him. Orton with kicks but he misses a clothesline. Orton with a Thesz Press and punches. Orton stomps on the hand but he checks on his knee. Swagger with a shoulder into the knee and then he hyper-extends the knee and he applies a step over toe hold.
Randy Orton’s music played to a huge reaction in Orton’s hometown. Lilian introduced Orton from St. Louis, increasing the roar from the crowd. Orton smiled half-way down the entrance ramp, then hit the ring and posed to a loud reaction.
RANDY ORTON vs. BIG SHOW — Extreme Rules match
As the bell sounded, Cole noted it’s basically anything goes in this match. The crowd started a “Randy, Randy” chant as Orton took it to Big Show early on, but Big Show eventually knocked down Orton. Orton rolled to the outside to recover, drawing Big Show to the floor. On the floor, Orton retrieved a kendo stick and hit Show with it, but Show blocked a third shot and broke the stick over his leg. Show then blasted Orton across the ringside area. Orton found another stick, but Show broke it, too.
Show wanted to end Orton with a ringpost shot, but Orton blocked and shoved Show into the post. Orton then busted out a ladder from under the ring, but Show kicked the ladder into Orton’s face. The match then returned to the ring, where Show smashed Orton with a right hand, but it wasn’t the WMD, so Orton kicked out. Show then rolled to the floor and decided to grab the ladder to use as a weapon back in the ring. Next, Show pulled out two chairs to add to the available weapons in the ring.
After setting up his weapons, Show headbutted Orton, then sidewalk-slammed him for a two count. Show then placed Orton on the ladder, which was held up by the two chairs. Show wanted a Vader Bomb, causing the crowd to freak out, but Orton moved and Show ate the ladder stomach-first. Orton then followed up with a trademark second-rope DDT before firing up the hometown crowd for a potential RKO. Orton positioned himself for the RKO, and he surprised the crowd by connecting with no counter. Orton covered, but Show kicked out, stunning the crowd again. JBL said Orton thought he hit the home-run.
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.