WWE SmackDown Results: Daniel Bryan Vs. Seth Rollins, Orton Vs. RVD, HHH Town Hall Meeting
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- We begin with a recap of Monday; Cody getting fired and the Triple H power trip.
- There is red carpet in the ring. Hunter, Vickie, and Brad Maddox are in the ring. Superstars are on the stage. (I'm having technical difficulties with my satellite feed.)
RVD speaks up from the stage. He says he gets a vibe that is "not cool, dude." Hunter says he has waited since 2000 to hear RVD call him dude. Ryback is tired of being called a bully. Triple H makes Ryback vs. Dolph Ziggler. Triple H says Daniel Bryan's ego is too big to be on the stage. Triple H says Bryan can choose any member of the Shield to face tonight. Kofi had spoken up so Hunter rewards him with a non-title match with Curtis Axel. Rob Van Dam will face Randy Orton, next. Hunter introduces Orton to the ring.
Randy Orton vs. Rob Van Dam
Alberto Del Rio has joined commentary. RVD goes to work in the corner with shoulder thrusts. RVD gets a near fall. Van Dam drops a leg on the apron and a kick to the face of Orton from up top. Orton hits his signature powerslam to shift the momentum. He begins to stomp RVD on the canvas. RVD comes back with a spinning dropkick for 2. Orton takes control back and slows the pace on the mat. Van Dam with a split-legged moonsault for 2.
The action goes to the floor. RVD lays Orton out on the security wall but Orton avoids the kick from in the ring and RVD's leg crashes on the barricade. Orton starts to stomp RVD in the ring. He poses but gets RVD chants. RVD hits the ropes and Orton catches him with a dropkick. Orton tosses RVD to the floor to obviously piped-in "ooohs" from the crowd. We cut to commercial.
Orton is in control in the ring with a headlock as we return to action. RVD comes back with a combination for 2. Orton takes RVD's legs out and rolls him up for 2. Orton with a neckbreaker. Orton with the ropes-DDT. More "fake" fan reactions. Orton coils, RVD kicks him in the head and almost pins him. Rolling Thunder from RVD; he goes up top but misses with the 5-Star. RVD rolls to the floor. Orton chases Ricardo away. Del Rio sends Ricardo into the steel post. RVD dives onto Del Rio from inside the ring. Orton throws RVD into the announce table and hits a DDT from the apron to the floor.
The crowd legitimately chants "this is awesome." Orton hits the RKO for the win.
Winner by pin: Randy Orton
Orton raises the title over his head and heads to the back. RVD is laid out on the mat as Del Rio starts to stomp him. Del Rio applies the cross arm breaker as the ref tries to get him off and RVD taps. Del Rio raises his title. Cole sells their match at Night of Champions.
- Renee Young interviews Daniel Bryan in the back. He says he was told not to go on the stage and he does not feel he is better than anybody. He says he will let The Shield decide who will face him because we all know they will get involved anyway.
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