Bray introduces himself to Randy and he says that is his game. He eradicates the infected. If you really do have voices in your head and they tell you what to do, he hopes they tell you to run. Run Randy. Run.
Randy’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage and then he goes at the Ortonly pace to the ring. Randy tells Bray the voices in his head, they are asking who the hell does this guy think he is. Bray thinks that Randy is damaged because he has staples in his head? Randy says he has been damaged for a long time and that gives him his charm. From one damaged man to another, he tells Bray he has his attention. Bray says that is what he wanted. That is the predator he wanted to see. That is the courage that he appreciates. You are no longer the predator in this situation. You are damaged. You are weak. Bray says that he is the predator now. You should know better than anyone what a predator does best. He kills. At Backlash, he will cut the serpent’s head off and put it on his mantle like the trophy you are.
Randy says he has played that game with many people before and he is still standing here. Randy mentions the scars from Cactus Jack and The Undertaker. Those are not the scars you have to worry about. They are the internal scars and the demons inside. Maybe that is why he half ass respects Bray. He knows Bray has demons too. So Bray Wyatt wants Randy Orton at Backlash. You got it. Randy says fear . . . he is not afraid of Bray. He is not afraid of a man who calls himself a God. Randy says he is not afraid of kicking Bray’s ass . . . right now. Orton goes into the ring and the lights go out.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. Randy says he bets people did not expect to see him here tonight, but here he is. He says if you couldn’t tell by the ten staples holding his head together, he was in one hell of a fight on Sunday night against Brock Lesnar. Randy says he knew what he was getting into, but he would have rather been carted out unconscious than what happened. Shane thought by intervening he did the right thing, but their paths will cross again.
Bray Wyatt’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Bray asks Randy how is his head. He says he saw what Brock did to him and he saw the look in your eyes change. It went blank. There is nothing like laying there with you head busted open to remember that you are just a man. You are a great man, but just a man. A man who hurts, a man who suffers. A man who dies. Bray says he is not just a man. He is a god. A God can never die. You will find all about it . . . in time.
Randy Orton versus Brock Lesnar (with Paul Heyman)
Lesnar runs Orton into the corner and connects with shoulders. Lesnar with knees and a forearm to the back. Lesnar goes for a German suplex but Orton holds on to the ropes and hits elbows and a drop kick. Lesnar pushes Orton away on an RKO attempt. Lesnar with a German suplex and then he hits a second one. Orton kicks Lesnar but Lesnar with a knee and a German suplex. Lesnar with a knee to the ribs and then he picks up Orton for a fourth German suplex. Orton with a kick and forearms. Lesnar with shoulders in the corner.
Lesnar with German suplex number five. Lesnar with knees and he has to hold Orton up. Lesnar sets for a German suplex and hits number six. Brock does the Brock Bounce as Orton goes to the floor. Lesnar goes to the floor and Orton with forearms but Lesnar with a knee and he slams Orton onto the Smackdown announce table. Orton falls into the crowd and Lesnar biels Orton through the Smackdown announce table. Lesnar sends Orton back into the ring. Lesnar stands over Orton and hits a seventh German suplex. Orton goes to the floor and the Raw announce table is being adjusted. Lesnar puts Orton on the Raw announce table and stands over Orton as he picks him up. Orton with an RKO on the announce table and Orton smiles. Lesnar rolls off the table while Orton gets back into the ring. Orton with the IEDDT and then he hits an RKO for a near fall. Orton sets for the field goal kick but Lesnar gets Orton up and hits the F-5 but Orton kicks out. Lesnar removes the gloves and he punches and elbows Orton. The referee stands over Lesnar and Orton as Orton is not moving. Orton is bleeding from the forehead. Lesnar is in the corner while the medical staff tries to make sure there is still blood in Orton. Lesnar punches Orton and the referee admonishes Lesnar.
Lesnar with more hammer fists to Orton and then he stands over Orton and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Brock Lesnar (by referee stoppage)
After the match: Lesnar continues to attack Orton. Shane McMahon gets in the ring. Lesnar does not let Shane gets to Orton. Shane tells Lesnar to get out of the ring since the match is over. Lesnar gives Shane an F-5.
In an article written for The Player’s Tribune, WWE superstar Dolph Ziggler wrote about his Top 5 favorite finishing moves of all time. Randy’s infamous RKO was among the list, read below to see what Dolph had to say:
This list wouldn’t feel complete without the RKO. It’s a great finisher and I’ve taken a few of them. There’s something just special about Randy’s athleticism. He so good at what I’m trying to accomplish that it makes me mad. He has a way of doing something incredibly difficult, while having a look on his face that says I’m thinking about Disneyland right now but I’m still wrestling better than you ever can.
So the RKO is kind of perfect for him because it’s a difficult looking move to pull off that he’s made stand out through art, showmanship and impact. He has many well-documented snake attributes, but he’s also so smooth in the ring that it adds a lot to the RKO. And like a lot of these great finishers, it comes out of nowhere. Like I’m pretty sure he even sells a shirt that says “Out of Nowhere” on it.