Randy Orton vs Wade Barrett in a Non Title Match
Barrett charges at Orton but Randy moves. Randy with punches in the corner but Barrett with a kick to the midsection. Orton with a back elbow and then he runs the laces against Barrett’s face. Orton with the Garvin Stomp to Barrett. Orton with a knee drop to the back of the head and Orton gets a near fall.
Barrett with a head butt and jabs to Orton. Orton with punches and a European uppercut. Orton clotheslines Barrett over the top rope to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Orton with an Irish whip but Barrett gets his boot up when Orton charges into the corner. Barrett with a kick to the midsection followed by a neck breaker for a near fall. Barrett with a knee drop to Orton followed by a reverse chin lock. Orton with a belly-to-back suplex to escape the head lock.
Orton with a drop kick to Barrett and he gets a near fall. Barrett with punches and an elbow to the head. Orton with punches of his own and he climbs the turnbuckles and punches Barrett. Orton with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Barrett rolls to the floor and Orton goes after him but Barrett with a kick and he sends Orton’s head into the ring steps.
Punk says he should be main eventing this year’s WrestleMania. I should be defending my Championship at this year’s WrestleMania, but I’m not. Not for anything I did or didn’t do. I’m not, because of you! You stole from me what I hold most precious. You screwed me! You did. Punk points to a number of fans. You’re only screwing yourselves. If I’m not in the main event, I see no purpose for being at WrestleMania. What I just saw. What the world just laid their eyes on gives me that purpose. You took from me, and now I’m going to take from you. I’m going be beat Taker at WrestleMania. You like The Streak? You like those numbers 20-0, but when I mention a historic 434 days, you roll your eyes? The longest in decades. You want to get snarky when I say how good I am, and back it up, but none of you have done anything great in your lives. You want to roll your eyes at 434, I have a number for 20-1. That one is drug free, alcohol free, he’s straight edge, he’s best in the world, and he’s Punk. He says what he means, means what he says, deal with it.
Orton’s music right as Punk drops his mic. Orton says he wouldn’t be so confident, especially since I beat you at WrestleMania. You haven’t beat Taker at the show of all shows. I have. It was 8 years ago, I was a rookie. And I came this close. The thing is that I’m not a rookie, the most dangerous in that locker room. What I’d like to do is ask the WWE ‘Universe’ who they’d like to see face Taker at WrestleMania? Punk? The fans give heat. Or Orton? The fans pop for this. Orton and Punk stare at each other.
Big Show’s music hits and out he comes. He says they’re running off at the lip about facing Taker. What makes them think they can beat Taker. He also faced Taker, but he didn’t have this then. His WMD. If you’re going to face the Phenom and end his streak, you need to be more than a Viper, more that straight edge. You need to be a giant. This giant is going to knock that 20-0 into oblivion.
Backstage: Randy Orton and Sheamus speak about Orton’s match with Big Show later tonight. Sheamus says he will watch his back for the Shield during the match, Randy thanks Sheamus for his help, and walks away.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. A highlight from Raw is shown, when Randy Orton connects with an RKO to Seth Rollins from behind. Orton runs to the crowd. Big Show makes his way to the ring.
Randy Orton vs. Big Show
Randy and Show lock up, as Show pushes Orton down. Orton throws fists at Show leading him to the corner. Show puts Orton in the corner, going for a chop. Orton reverses, putting Show in the other corner. Show is punched in the face ten times. Show pushes Orton away, following with a headbutt. Show connects with a fist to a cornered Orton. Show connects with a chop from the corner. Show connects with a gut punch. Orton tries to fight back, but is chopped in the corner again. Show whips Orton to the corner, splashing him. Show runs the ropes, but is dropkicked to the floor.
I’ve added 12 photos of Randy meeting with WWE Circle of Champions honorees. Tucker & Grant before Smackdown on Tuesday in Oklahoma City, Ok into the gallery.
Circle of Champions – February 2013
Backstage: Orton heading for the ring.
Orton vs Cesaro
Cesaro in the ring waving the American flag. Orton out to face him.
They lock up. Cole wants to wear the puke yellow blazers for Old School RAW next week. Side headlock on Orton. Orton with blows and pushes out. Orton under and over Cesaro, then puts out an elbow. Orton with a throw on Cesaro for two. Upper cuts on Cesaro. Trip Tweets for the first time and isn’t in the mood to play games. Cesaro picks up Orton and tosses him for two. Orton grabs the shoulder after landing on it again. Cesaro rakes his laces over Orton’s face. “Randy!” chants as Cesaro with upper cuts after upper cuts. Orton whipped, but comes out with a clothesline, then another. Orton’s power slam and Orton sucks up the love. Cesaro on the apron, but hangs Orton up top! Orton comes back with a back breaker, but rushes into Cesaro’s high knee. Cesaro off the corner, but right into an RKO for three.
Winner: Orton (3:02)
The show begins with a highlight from Elimination Chamber showing Alberto Del Rio defeating Big Show. Jack Swagger is shown winning the Chamber match. Also, The Rock is shown revealing the new WWE Championship. John Cena and CM Punk will have a match on Raw, where the winner will challenge the Rock for the WWE Championship at Wrestlemania. Cena is shown staring at the Rock, but is attacked from behind by CM Punk.
Ricardo Rodriguez introduces Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio makes his way to the ring with Rodriguez. Del Rio says at Elimination Chamber, he retained his Championship. Del Rio says he is now going to Wrestlemania. Del Rio says he found out his opponent would be Jack Swagger. With Swagger’s new attitude, Swagger thinks he is what’s wrong in America. Del Rio says he has seen all the videos, speaking about the problem being immigrants. Del Rio says this country was built by hard working people, immigrants included. Del Rio says that is why America is so great, and as a result of the American Dream, he is the World Heavyweight Champion. Del Rio says Swagger claims to be the “Real American,” but is only a real jackass. Del Rio says immigrants don’t look for hand-outs, but would like to lay his hand out across Swagger’s face. Randy Orton interrupts.
Orton says he will do his best to stay calm, cool and collected. Orton says something was taken from him at the Elimination Chamber PPV. Orton says the chance was taken by Jack Swagger. Orton says he would have done the exact same thing, but Orton wants to take out his frustration on Swagger tonight. Orton asks Del Rio to step aside for tonight, because he wants to take on Swagger. Booker T interrupts.
Booker says he wants to have a Champion vs. Champion match, as Alberto Del Rio will face Wade Barrett. Also, Jack Swagger will face Randy Orton.