I’ve added 4 photos of Randy along with Rey Mysterio signing autographs and meeting with children from Make-A-Wish during a private signing held earlier today have been added into the gallery.
Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, and Drew McIntyre versus Big Show, Randy Orton, and Sheamus
Slater and Orton start things off and Slater with a kick. Slater floats over but Orton with a punch and suplex. Sheamus tags in and Orton with a European uppercut and Sheamus with a slingshot shoulder tackle. Sheamus with an Irish whip but Slater with an elbow and punch. Slater with a kick and Drew is tagged in.
Drew punches Sheamus but Sheamus punches back. Sheamus with a power slam and Drew gets into the ropes. Sheamus hits Slater on the apron and Drew with a drop kick from the turnbuckles and Mahal tags in. Mahal kicks Sheamus and he hits a neck breaker and gets a near fall>
Mahal with knees and a cravate. Slater tags in and he punches and kicks Sheamus in the corner. Slater with jabs to Sheamus but Sheamus with a uranage back breaker and both men are down. Show tags in and he clotheslines Mahal a few times. Show with an Irish whip and then he hits a spear. He grabs Slater by the throat as well as Drew. Orton with an RKO to Slater and Sheamus with a Brogue Kick to Drew. Show knocks out Mahal and gets the three count.
Winners: Randy Orton, Sheamus, and Big Show
This day to many is merely a day of fools, the one day a year put aside for all you jesters out there to pull one over on some poor unsuspecting soul to get a good laugh. However, to any Randy Orton fan out there today is certainly no joke but a day of celebration for our favorite third-generation wrestler. And with each year that passes it becomes a little more wondrous to us just how long we’ve been supporting you. There is no arguing that in all these years, our pride and admiration for you as grown tremendously. We’re proud to call you our friend, and look forward to what the future holds. Here’s to many more, cheers! 🙂
– Carol and Angela
On March 22nd Randy attended the Wizard World Comic Con in St. Louis, Missouri – Where as you can see, he had a great time talking to the press & receiving an autographed jersey from the hometown football team the St. Louis Rams.
You can check out the photos in the gallery now.
Randy Orton vs. Damien Sandow
Orton looks strong out of the break, but seems to disagree with the tension on the ropes. Sandow turns it around in the corner. Thesz Press from Orton. Sandow slips out of the ring then does it again, but gets clobbered ringside.
Orton with his slow-paced offense out of the break. Sandow rolls away from the knee drop to gain an edge. Orton blocks a suplex and hits one of his own. Sandow slips out of the elevated DDT and sends Orton to the ringside, but Orton yanks him out of the ring. Sandow sends Orton into the steps. Side Russian Legsweep and the Elbow of Disdain for a two count.
Sandow goes to the turnbuckle, but Orton attacks him there, then hits a superplex, which is good for a nearfall. Orton goes on offense, but eats a boot in the corner. Jumping neckbreaker gets Sandow a nearfall. Orton hits his DDT and panders to the audience for cheers before prepping and hitting the RKO.
Winner: Randy Orton in 10:30.
The Bleacher Report has an interesting article up about why Randy’s match at Wrestlemania 29 may be the opportunity he needs to turn heel. This is a definite good read and it makes some very interesting points. As one of the many who is just dying to see Randy heel again, I recommend giving this a read.
Randy Orton may be the voice of reason in his team with Sheamus and Big Show, but should they lose at WrestleMania 29 to The Shield, Orton will turn on his friends.
After nearly a year of losses, this will give Orton the chance to turn heel and start winning again.
Over the past several months, Orton has been on a career downturn. He’s lost clean to many superstars, including Jack Swagger, Dolph Ziggler and even Alberto Del Rio. Once called the Apex Predator, Orton hasn’t looked like the nine-time world champion and 2009 Royal Rumble winner of old.
Instead, he’s been more of an in-ring floatation device, staying afloat in the WWE main roster tidal wave of talent but just barely.
Orton is 33 years old with 13 years of professional experience. He’s got plenty of years ahead of him. Instead of putting other guys over, the Viper should be walking over other guys.
Orton’s wish to turn heel has been covered here on Bleacher Report. His upcoming bout with Sheamus and Show against The Shield may be the opportunity he needs to turn heel and get back in the win column.
But not by winning the match itself.