Highlight Reel with Chris Jericho interviewing Randy Orton
Big pop for Orton. He said for the last nine months, he’s been enjoying his time with his wife and his kids but returning to the ring made him realize what’s been missing – being out here in front of tghe people. He said that he’s enjoying it so much he doesn’t care that he has to share it with Chris Jericho. Jericho said he should be thanking him because Orton gets to make his return on the Highlight Reel with the best in the world at what he does. He said that just by being in the ring with Jericho, Orton’s being put on a different level. Orton said he’s in a good mood but that could change really quick. Jericho mocked the RKO out of nowhere and said that if Orton isn’t careful, he might get hit with a Codebreaker out of nowhere.
Jericho said he’s going to catch Orton up on what’s happened since he’s been gone. He reviewed the brand split and that Orton is going to Smackdown while he’s going to Raw, kissing up to Stephanie McMahon in the process. He said the WWE champion is a barbarian who put 69 tacks into his flesh. He started whining but said it wasn’t about him, but about Randy. He said he wanted to give Randy something that he needed to help him against Brock Lesnar at Summerslam – the gift of Jericho. Orton began knocking Jericho’s haircut, saying he thought for a second he was on the Ellen Degeneres show because of it. The fans chanted, “Ellen.” Jericho told the fans to shut up and warned Orton that Lesnar was a force of nature who was coming for Orton. He showed all sorts of footage of Lesnar. Jericho talked up what a badass Lesnar was. Orton said he asked for the match because what would it mean that after nine months, he came back and beat Fandango. That was a shot at Jericho, who once lost to Fandango at Wrestlemania.
Jericho said that was cute but Lesnar was going to kick Orton’s ass and take him to Suplex City. Orton said he’s well aware and he knows Lesnar is going to suplex him over and over to get to Suplex City but it only takes one RKO to get to Viperville “no enhancement needed.” Jericho said that something tells him Orton is going to pay for that little comment. Jericho said that Brock said that Orton has been avoiding him for 15 years, that he was a coward and was going to tear his shoulder apart. Jericho passed on that Lesnar said Orton was a stupid idiot. He mocked Orton and acted like Orton wasn’t going to do a “damn thing” to him. He told Orton to go worry about Lesnar and to stay out of his business. Orton teased a RKO but then acted like he was just kidding, then snapped it. Good segment. Orton looked the happiest he’d been on camera in a LOOOOOONG time.
WWE superstar Randy Orton’s next match will be against Ryan Phillippe on Shooter.
Orton, who is currently away from wrestling due to an injury, will guest-star on an episode of the new USA series. The former WWE Champion will play James Richards, an ex-Navy SEAL who now leads the militia group Tree of Liberty. An investigation by Bobby Lee Swagger (Phillippe) exposes Richards as something other than the patriot he appears to be.
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Shooter follows Swagger, a former Marine who has come out of seclusion to stop an assassination attempt on the president. The show is based on the Stephen Hunter novel Point of Impact, as well as the 2007 Mark Wahlberg film Shooter.
The first season of Shooter, which also stars Omar Epps and Shantel VanSanten, well debut on USA on July 19 at 10 p.m. ET.
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#19 Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton — Fatal 4-Way WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match (WWE Payback)
For a match that had to juggle intra-Authority squabbling, personal rivalries reaching their, ahem, “Apex,” and the first official instance of The Shield against itself, it kept each ball in the air with a mix of intrigue (will Kane screw Seth over?), surprises (Dean vs. Roman!) and, ultimately, satisfaction (Seth retains!). Plus, we got a Shield mini-reunion, if only to Triple Powerbomb Orton through a table. Was it a tease for their eventual reformation way, way down the line? Hard to fathom. But for one night, we all believed again.
#8 Randy Orton — “Voices”
Telling a tale about the motivations and reckless nature of a man who earned the moniker The Viper, Rev Theory’s “Voices” melodically cuts as deep and strikes just as hard as Randy Orton himself.
The words detail what makes a predator tick, depicting a realm of wicked thoughts coiling throughout his brain. There’s a discussion and exchange encouraging malevolence and bloodlust. It’s the story of a relentless madman, but set to a super-catchy, albeit “screamo” refrain that gives way to badass rock. Plus, it makes one hell of a soundtrack for a beat-timed RKO video compilation
#26 Evolution — “Line in the Sand”
Motörhead is known for their hard-hitting heavy metal anthems, so it was a little surprising to see Lemmy belting out a slower tune for Evolution. With many people seeing Triple H and his crew of Randy Orton, Batista and Ric Flair as a modern twist on The Four Horsemen, Evolution needed a tune that exuded cool and confidence.
Lemmy and his band had no problem cranking out a song that was beyond cool while still retaining Motörhead’s trademark edge. If you close your eyes and listen to “Line in the Sand,” you can probably picture four suave bros getting out of a helicopter and into a limo to go party at the hottest club in the city.