“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
WWE Performance Center
March 23, 2020
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Paul Heyman kicks off the show with a video. His client is the most
dominant force in WWE history. The list of victims is endless: Roman
Reigns, Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Hulk Hogan, The Rock, “Nature
Boy” Ric Flair, Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena, and The
Undertaker at WrestleMania. No one has ever been so dominant for so
Drew McIntyre appears in the video and says Lesnar has met his
match. Footage is shown of McIntyre putting Lesnar down. This is the
same video they played two weeks ago.
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman are in the ring. The hard
camera is pointing at the stage. These are uncertain times, but we
have certainty in Lesnar. Drew McIntyre can do anything that he
wants to. He can train his ass off, he can go to the gym, and spar
with Mixed Martial Artists, but McIntyre cannot beat Brock Lesnar at
WrestleMania. Not this most unique, most extraordinary WrestleMania.
A WrestleMania too big for just one night. McIntyre can get down on
his hands and knees, but God’s prayer line will only give him a busy
signal. The next time that McIntyre prays for WrestleMania, Lesnar
will answer the prayer by making it quick and painless. After what
happened at the Royal Rumble and Brooklyn, New York, Lesnar will
make it quick but not painless.
Because of what McIntyre accomplished by eliminating Lesnar and
winning the Royal Rumble, McIntyre then put Lesnar down on his back
three times in Brooklyn. Heyman assures everyone that when
WrestleMania is over, McIntyre will be just another bitch wannabe
that tried. The greatest champion to ever stand in a WWE ring is the
reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion of the
World: then, now, and forever, Brock Lesnar.
A week from Saturday, Brock Lesnar will defend the WWE Championship
against Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania.
Randy Orton will answer Edge’s WrestleMania challenge later tonight.
AJ Styles will be live later tonight to talk about Undertaker’s
attack on Gallows and Anderson.
They are going to show the classic triple threat match from Royal
Rumble 2015 with Brock Lesnar, John Cena, and Seth Rollins. They
also showed this match in full on the Raw that was snowed out the
night after that Royal Rumble. I attended this live and recapped it
again the next night.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
John Cena vs. Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar (c) w/ Paul Heyman
This is a replay from last night’s Royal Rumble. I was there live
and just saw myself in the crowd. The crowd is loudly chanting for
Brock Lesnar. The bell rings, and Lesnar immediately goes after
Rollins. Rollins scurries out of the ring. Cena tries to attack
Lesnar, but Lesnar gives him a German Suplex. Lesnar stares at
Rollins as he stands over Cena. Lesnar hits a second German Suplex
on Cena. Rollins tries to blindside him, but Lesnar catches him in
position for the F-5. J&J Security run in, and Lesnar gives them
a double German Suplex! Lesnar kicks them out of the ring and turns
into an AA attempt from Cena. Lesnar slides off and shoves him into
a kick from Rollins. Lesnar brings Rollins into the ring the hard
way. Lesnar knees him in the ribs a few times, and Rollins drops to
the mat in pain. Lesnar then gives him a German Suplex. Lesnar turns
his attention to Cena, and he gives him a German Suplex as well.
Heyman smiles maniacally at ringside as the crowd roars in approval.
Lesnar kicks Rollins before giving Cena a traditional suplex that
sends him flying across the ring. Lesnar gives Rollins another
German Suplex that spikes him on his shoulder. Lesnar hits Cena with
another traditional suplex before hitting one on Rollins. Lesnar is
slowly making his way around the ring before punching Cena in the
ribs. An “ECW” chant breaks out. Lesnar then applies the Kimura Lock
on Cena. Cena powers Lesnar up and hold him. Rollins goes to the top
rope and takes both men out with a flying knee to the head!
Rollins kicks away at Lesnar, as he is dazed on his knees. Rollins
punches away at him until Lesnar makes a quick comeback. Cena
punches away at Lesnar. Cena and Rollins give Lesnar a double-team
suplex. Cena catches Lesnar with an AA. Rollins throws Cena out of
the ring and covers Lesnar, but he kicks out at one. Cena quickly
gets back in the ring and punches away at Cena. Lesnar immediately
knees Cena in the ribs. Rollins tries to attack him, but Lesnar
knees him in the ribs and throws him out of the ring. Lesnar then
hits Cena with a traditional suplex that sends him out of the ring.
Lesnar goes outside, and Rollins dropkicks him into the ring post.
Lesnar holds his shoulder in pain and kneels next to the steps. Cena
then gives him a dropkick. Cena chases Rollins back into the ring.
Cena hits him with a pair of shoulder blocks that the crowd loudly
boos. Cena hits Rollins with a back suplex powerbomb, and he smiles
as the crowd loudly boos him. Cena goes for the 5 Knuckle Shuffle,
but he’s able to counter a kick from Rollins. Rollins lifts him back
up and hits a second back suplex powerbomb. Cena goes for the 5
Knuckle Shuffle again, but Lesnar comes back in the ring and gives
him a German Suplex. Lesnar hits Cena with a second German Suplex,
and Rollins kicks Lesnar in the head. Rollins hits the ropes and
knees Lesnar in the head to knock him out of the ring. Cena catches
Rollins with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall.
Rollins elbows Cena in the face before going to the second rope to
hit a blockbuster, but Lesnar breaks up the pin. Lesnar clubs
Rollins a few times before throwing him out of the ring. Cena
punches back at him before hitting a clothesline, but Lesnar doesn’t
go down. Cena tries a second time for the same result. Cena finally
takes him down after a third time. Rollins pulls Cena out of the
ring and waits for Lesnar to get up. Rollins springboards off the
top rope, but Lesnar catches him and hits an F-5! Cena quickly gets
back in the ring and breaks up the pin. Lesnar hits Cena with a
German Suplex, and he is really dominating this match. Lesnar leaves
the ring and dismantles the commentary table. Lesnar annihilates a
TV monitor on the steps. Lesnar gets in the ring, and Cena hits him
with an AA, but Lesnar quickly pops up. Cena hits him with another,
but Lesnar again pops up. Cena hits a third AA and covers, but
Rollins pulls him out of the ring and sends him into the steel
steps. Rollins gets in the ring and hits Lesnar with a Curb Stomp,
but Cena breaks it up the pin! The crowd chants, “This is awesome!”
Lesnar rolls out of the ring to recover. Heyman talks strategy to
him, and Lesnar is on his feet now. Lesnar walks around ringside
until Cena takes him out with a spear through the barricade! Cena
slowly starts to get into the ring when he notices Lesnar getting to
his feet. Cena then viciously sends him into the steel steps! Cena
cannot believe that Lesnar is still getting up. Cena then cracks him
in the head with the steel steps. Rollins hits Cena with a baseball
slide. Lesnar is bleeding from the shoulder blade on top of the
commentary table. Rollins then drops an elbow from the top rope
through Lesnar on the commentary table! The crowd chants, “Holy
Sh*t” and “This is Awesome.”
We come back from the break to see that Cena has already rolled
Rollins into the ring. Rollins catches him with an inside cradle for
a near fall. Rollins kicks him in the head and picks up another near
fall. Cena pulls himself up in the corner and catches Rollins in an
AA attempt. Rollins flips through to his feet and goes for a
hurricanrana, but Cena counters into a sit-out powerbomb for a near
fall! Heyman is flipping out at ringside for a doctor. Rollins has
rolled to the apron. Cena grabs him and pulls him to the top rope
for a superplex, but Rollins blocks it. Rollins does a sunset flip
and runs across the ring with him for a turnbuckle powerbomb for a
near fall! Both men are down as replays are shown of the latest
exchange. Rollins goes for a Curb Stomp, but Cena counters into an
STF! Rollins claws to the bottom rope, and J&J Security breaks
up the hold. J&J double-teams Cena as doctors and EMTs bring out
a stretcher for Lesnar. In the ring, Rollins and J&J Security
hit Cena with a Triple Powerbomb for a near fall!
Rollins picks up his Money in the Bank briefcase and waits for Cena
to get to his feet. Rollins goes to hit Cena with it, but Cena gives
him a back body drop over the top rope! J&J Security try to
attack Cena, but he overpowers them. Cena then gives them an
unbelievable double AA! Rollins runs in with the briefcase, but Cena
catches him with an AA for a near fall! At ringside, EMTs are
loading Lesnar on the backboard of a stretcher. A “Let’s go
Cena/Cena sucks,” chant breaks out. They trade punches with the
crowd doing the “Yeah” and “Boo” chant. Cena goes for an AA, but
Rollins rolls off and kicks him in the midsection. Cena tries to
catch him with another AA, but Rollins slides off and hits an
enzuigiri. Rollins connects with the Curb Stomp for a near fall!
Rollins cannot believe it.
Rollins goes to the top rope and hits an amazing twisting 450
splash! Lesnar all of a sudden gets in the ring and gives Rollins a
German Suplex! Lesnar then takes Cena out with a German Suplex, and
Cena falls out of the ring. Lesnar goes to give Rollins another
German Suplex, but he backflips through and lands on his feet!
Rollins picks up the briefcase and hits him in the face with it, but
Lesnar quickly pops up! Rollins hits him in the face again and sets
up for a Curb Stomp on the briefcase. Lesnar counters the Curb Stomp
and catches him with an F-5 to retain the championship!
Winner and still WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Brock Lesnar
Rob Gronkowski will be the host of WrestleMania.
Footage is shown of the Undertaker viciously taking out Gallows and
Anderson. AJ Styles will be live, next.
Video Package: The Undertaker vs. AJ Styles at WrestleMania 36
AJ Styles comes out to the stage with Luke Gallows and Karl
Anderson. Styles says WrestleMania is too big for one night. As of
last week, it is official that the Phenomenal One and the Phenom
will go at it at WrestleMania. Styles doesn’t care what night it’s
on. It could be Saturday or Sunday. Undertaker might care because
he’s not sure when Michelle McCool lets him out of the house.
Undertaker has lost control of everything. Last week when he came
out, he was wearing stretch pants like when you’re pregnant. They
were maternity pants. It was like a gothic version of The Tiger
King. Speaking of tigers, did you see on Undertaker’s Twitter
account a video of him in the pool with a tiger and his wife.
Video: Undertaker and Michelle McCool make a pitch to save the
Styles cannot believe this is real. Who is this man? Has he lost
complete control of himself? Ever since he lost his match to Brock
Lesnar and ended the Streak, he hasn’t been the same. Styles wanted
to take his soul, but Michelle McCool beat him to it. His mystique
is gone. Styles wishes he could say this was the first time it has
happened, but he’s been doing this for a while. Where has the
Undertaker gone? Styles does not want the Mark Calaway posting
selfies on Twitter. Styles wants the Undertaker from yesteryear, but
he’s nowhere to be found. Styles says he’ll give the WWE Universe
what they want. He’ll give the WWE Universe what they want to see.
Styles will bring back the Deadman in a match that he would love to
be in: a Boneyard Match. When this is over, he’s picked out the
perfect plot for Undertaker. Ironically enough, it’s the same plot
Michelle McCool picked out when she buried his career.
The Street Profits will defend the Raw Tag Team Championship against
United States Champion Andrade and Angel Garza.
Charly Caruso is backstage with Andrade, Angel Garza, and Zelina
Vega. Vega makes fun of Charly. Tonight, Andrade and Garza will
prove that they’re the most charismatic team in WWE. Andrade will be
the most decorated in champion in WWE after WrestleMania. The Street
Profits won’t be dancing with the Tag Team Titles much longer.
Andrade says they want the titles. Garza says they’re men that know
what they want. They walk off, but Garza walks back and winks at
Video Package: Edge challenges Randy Orton to a Last Man Standing
Andrade and Angel Garza w/ Zelina Vega vs. Ricochet and Cedric
Before Cedric Alexander makes his entrance, Andrade and Garza try to
blindside him. Ricochet wipes them out with a springboard cross-body
Ricochet starts the match against Andrade. Ricochet blocks a kick
and chops him. Andrade chops back and takes him down. Ricochet takes
him down with a head-scissor takeover and dropkicks him for a two
count. Angel Garza tags in, but it’s not official since he wasn’t
holding the tag rope. Ricochet punches Andrade to the corner. Garza
unties the tag rope and goes to another corner. The referee
admonishes him again. Andrade makes a comeback on Ricochet and chops
him off the top rope. Garza then sends Ricochet into the LED apron.
Alexander chases him away.
Raw Tag Team Champions The Street Profits walk out to join
commentary to watch their WrestleMania opponents.
We come back from the break to see Andrade working on Ricochet’s
arm. Garza tags in. They send Ricochet into the ropes and hit a
double-team flapjack/kick to the ribs combo for a two count. Garza
rips off his pants and hits Ricochet with double knees. Garza
applies a side headlock and tags Andrade in. Andrade punches and
boots Ricochet down. Ricochet comes back with a superkick on
Andrade. Garza tags in, and Ricochet rolls him up for a two count.
Garza dropkicks Ricochet to the corner and knees him. Ricochet
fights out of the corner, but Garza kicks him down before tagging
Andrade back in. Andrade hits the ropes and does a sunset flip.
Andrade then lifts Ricochet up for Garza to dropkick him. Andrade
covers for a two count. Ricochet soon comes back with a super
hurricanrana on Andrade.
Alexander tags in and takes Garza down a few times before striking
away at him. Alexander takes him down and dropkicks him in the head.
Alexander boots him back and hits a slingshot flatliner for a near
fall. Garza fights back, but Alexander and Ricochet hit an inverted
atomic drop/dropkick combo. Ricochet hits a standing shooting star
press for a near fall. Andrade chops them back, but they sandwich
him with stereo superkicks. Garza goes for a superkick, but
Alexander falls way before he even touches him. Garza takes Ricochet
down and comes off the second rope, but Ricochet dropkicks him out
We come back from thee break to see Alexander fight Andrade back and
hit a big kick for a near fall. Andrade soon hits him with a
drop-toe-hold into the corner. Andrade crushes Alexander with double
knees in the corner for a near fall. Garza tags in and knees
Alexander before hitting a sloppy slingshot inverted suplex for a
near fall. Garza clubs away at Alexander and tags Andrade in.
Andrade and Garza hit a double-team slam on Alexander, but Ricochet
breaks it up. Andrade is knocked out of the ring, and Garza knocks
Ricochet out of the ring. Garza knees Alexander in the face for a
Garza hits a moonsault on Alexander for a near fall. Andrade tags
in, and they go for a double-team suplex, but Ricochet breaks it up.
Ricochet knocks Garza out of the ring and hits a twisting moonsault
plancha on Garza. Alexander then hits a Michinoku Driver on Andrade
for a near fall. Alexander pulls on Andrade’s tights and his rear
end is partly exposed. Andrade clubs Alexander, but Alexander beats
him down. Andrade rolls Alexander up before wiping him out with a
vicious elbow strike for the win. The referee actually stopped
counting, but Alexander didn’t kick out.
Winners by Pinfall: Andrade and Angel Garza
The Street Profits make their way down to the ring to “congratulate”
them. Andrade and Garza brawl with them, but the Street Profits
knock them out of the ring. The Street Profits are in action, next.
Footage is shown of 3:16 Day last week on Raw.
The Street Profts vs. Shane Thorne and Brendan Vink
Angelo Dawkins takes Shane Thorne down. Thorne sends him into the
ropes, but Dawkins shoulder blocks him down. Montez Ford tags in and
dropkicks Thorne down. Ford chops Thorne’s chest and talks trash.
Ford chops him again and mocks Thorne’s reaction to the pain. Thorne
boots him back and sidesteps an avalanche. Brendan Vink tags in and
big boots Ford down. Vink punches Ford and stomps him down in the
corner. Vink chops Ford’s chest and mocks him. Vink scoop slams Ford
and picks up a two count. Vink applies a front facelock. Thorne tags
in and crushes Ford with a wild cannonball in the corner for a near
fall. Thorne stomps Ford a few times and applies a neck vice. Ford
gets out with a jawbreaker. Vink tags in and grabs Ford. Ford flips
up and kicks Vink in the head.
Dawkins and Thorne tag in. Dawkins turns Thorne inside out with a
shoulder block before hitting Vink with an exploder suplex. Dawkins
hits Thorne with a flapjack. Dawkins avalanches both men in the
corner before giving Thorne a spinebuster. Ford tags in and hits a
big frog splash for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Street Profits
Footage is shown of R-Truth beating Riddick Moss for the WWE 24/7
Coming up next, we’ll hear from Shayna Baszler.
WrestleMania 36 is 12 days away!
Rob Gronkowski will be the host of WrestleMania 36. The commentators
run down the card.
Charly Caruso is shown having a sit-down interview with Shayna
Baszler in the ring. Baszler won’t answer any of her questions.
Baszler says Charly looks afraid of her. Is Charly afraid she’ll
bite? Baszler says Becky Lynch will lose at WrestleMania. She wants
the Raw Women’s Title so she can continue to destroy. All of a
sudden, Becky Lynch hits Baszler from behind with a chair. Lynch
hits her again and walks off pleased.
Aleister Black will be in action, next.
Aleister Black vs. Leon Ruff
The bell rings, and Black looks totally calm while Ruff looks
terrified. There is complete silence as Black walks to the middle of
the ring and sits down. Ruff tells him to get up, but Black doesn’t
respond. Black avoids a kick, blocks a second attempt, and Black
hits him with Black Mass for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Aleister Black
We’ll hear from Seth Rollins, next.
Kevin Owens is in the ring. Last week, he answered Seth Rollins’
challenge, but Rollins wasn’t here. Owens wants to hear from him
Seth Rollins walks out to the stage. Rollins had a few questions for
Owens regarding his comments. This place is pretty nice, but does
Owens honestly believe that fighting him in this building gives him
the home field advantage. Rollins didn’t train here, but Owens did.
Owens earned his job in WWE in this building… but does Owens
understand how he even got the opportunity to do all those things?
Rollins didn’t train in this building because it didn’t exist when
he got to WWE. This building was built on his blood, sweat, tears,
sacrifices, and successes. Rollins’ first day in WWE was him walking
into a dilapidated warehouse and told all his past accomplishments
meant nothing. Rollins had to come back and suffer, persevere, and
succeed not just for him. Rollins gave up his life’s accomplishments
for people like Owens to get the opportunity to train in a beautiful
building like this. Owens is standing in his way of progress. Owens
refuses to fall in line. None of this exists without Seth Rollins.
NXT doesn’t exist without him, the Performance Center doesn’t exist
without him. There is no Gargano, Ciampa, Undisputed ERA, Women’s
Revolution without him. Most importantly without him, there is no
Owens says he’s not going to listen to this delusional speech.
Rollins asks Owens to let him finish. Rollins needs to know why
Owens picked WrestleMania of all places to make an example out of
him. Does Owens know Rollins’ track record at WrestleMania? He won
the Intercontinental Championship, Universal Championship, beat
Brock Lesnar, Triple H, cashed in Money in the Bank… he has more
WrestleMania moments than he can count. Owens has zero WrestleMania
moments. Owens’ WrestleMania track record reads like this: failure
after failure after failure. What about last year? That’s right…
Owens wasn’t even good enough to be on WrestleMania. Rollins says
Owens can’t beat him on his worst day. WrestleMania is never his
worst day. Under pressure, he becomes a god. Rollins says Owens
doesn’t stand a chance and walks off.
Time to replay another classic match. Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka at
WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans. Here’s my recap from 2018:
Smackdown Women’s Championship Match
Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Asuka
Charlotte Flair comes out to her father’s theme song of “Also sprach
Zarathusta” while sitting on a throne. Royal guards escort her down
the stairs. She’s wearing a robe and spins around like her father
did. Asuka’s mask is bedazzled. They do the announcements in the
ring to give this a big fight feel.
The bell rings, and they circle the ring before locking up. Flair
wrenches the arm, but Asuka gets out and takes her down. Flair kips
up and does a cartwheel before shoving her and letting out a “WOO.”
Flair struts, so Asuka kicks her in the midsection. Asuka hooks a
side headlock, but Flair whips her off. Flair takes her down and
goes for the Figure Four, but Asuka gets out and hits a sliding kick
for a two count. Flair checks her lip to make sure it’s not
bleeding. John Cena is once again shown at ringside watching the
match. Asuka takes Flair down and hits a double stomp to the back.
Asuka kicks her and goes for a running hip attack, but Flair catches
her. Asuka quickly rolls her up for a two count. Flair chops her to
the corner and knees her. Asuka reverses a whip, and Flair rolls up
the turnbuckle and lands on the apron. Asuka kicks her in the
midsection and connects with a shot to the head. Asuka then hits a
running hip attack that sends Flair to the barricade. Asuka
acknowledges that Flair’s shoulder appears to be injured. Asuka
attacks her coming in the ring and slams her down on the shoulder.
Asuka then applies an arm bar. Flair rolls through, but Asuka
quickly comes back with a knee. Flair just as quickly hits a
backbreaker and slams her down. Flair pulls her up, but Asuka goes
for her Asuka Lock. Flair blocks it and gets out with a backpack
stunner. Flair blocks a boot and clubs the back. Flair lays her out
on the bottom rope and drops a knee on the back of her neck. Flair
drops another knee. Flair goes to the top rope and goes for a
moonsault, but Asuka somehow counters into a triangle choke! Flair
fights with all that she’s got and manages to counter into the
Boston crab. Asuka powers out and covers for a two count. Flair then
rolls her up for a two count. Flair looks fired up.
Asuka hits a strike combo and kicks Flair for a two count. Asuka
grabs the left arm of Flair and kicks away at the injured left
shoulder. Flair manages to shove her down. Flair holds her shoulder
in the corner. Asuka knocks Flair to the apron and goes for a hip
attack, but Flair moves. Flair then kicks her down. Flair’s left
elbow is bleeding. Flair pulls her to the apron and goes for a
suplex, but Asuka blocks it. Asuka knocks her back and hits a suplex
off the apron to the floor! The referee begins to count them out,
but Asuka rolls in at eight. Flair rolls in at nine. Flair yells
that she’s the queen. Asuka wildly strikes away at her before taking
her down. Asuka lets out a primal scream and goes to the top rope.
Asuka then floors her with a missile dropkick. Asuka gets her in a
surfboard and stomps away at the left shoulder. Asuka pulls her to
the corner, but Flair chops away at her. Flair then climbs the ropes
and nearly slips, but she recovers and hits a Super Spanish Fly for
a near fall! Flair cannot believe that didn’t put Asuka away. Flair
goes for Natural Selection, but Asuka counters into a massive arm
bar! Flair manages to get out and goes for the Figure Four, but
Asuka kicks her away. Flair blocks a kick and chops her, but Asuka
hits a snapmare and sets up for an Asuka Lock. Flair manages to roll
her up for a two count. Asuka hits the ropes, but Flair cuts her in
half with a spear. Asuka kicks out at two and a half. Flair looks
like she’s about to cry in frustration.
Flair has had enough, and she hooks the legs and applies the Figure
Eight. Asuka screams in agony AND SUBMITS! ASUKA’S STREAK IS OVER!
Winner by Submission and still Smackdown Women’s Champion: Charlotte
Charly Caruso asks Charlotte Flair what it was like to relive that
match. Flair says it was inspiring. For Rhea Ripley, it must have
been terrifying. Flair beat Asuka’s undefeated streak, she retired
the Divas Championship, and was one of the first women to main event
WrestleMania. Ripley should watch her legacy matches. Woo!
We’ll hear from Randy Orton, next.
Randy Orton comes out to the stage. Over the last few months, he’s
done and said things that have been misunderstood. It all came from
a place of love, but it’s been seen and taken as an act of brutality
and violence. Orton is talking to Edge. He is here to respond to his
challenge from last week, but he wants to get something off his
chest. Orton needs to apologize. Three weeks ago, he lied to Beth
Phoenix when he said that Edge is a junkie for the roar of the
crowd. Edge isn’t that. Edge is a junkie for his own ego. Adam
Copeland is a junkie for Edge.
Edge did say something last week that rang true. Orton never had to
pay his dues for his opportunity. Orton was handed an opportunity
because of what his last name is. Just because he was handed an
opportunity, that doesn’t guarantee a Hall of Fame career. One year
after he was called up to the main roster, he won the
Intercontinental Champion. A year after that, he became the youngest
World Heavyweight Champion in history.
Edge thinks Mick Foley passed the torch to them. Foley didn’t pass
him anything. Foley slammed him in thumbtacks, so he beat him, spat
in his face, and took the torch. Orton went from a third-generation
prospect to the three most deadly letters in sports-entertainment.
Edge says Orton doesn’t have grit, but that’s wrong. Grit isn’t
sitting on the couch for nine years asking “what if.” Grit to Orton
is longevity in an industry that seldom has any. Grit is being the
one constant in the locker room. Orton looks around and doens’t see
anyone that has accomplished near what he has accomplished. Nobody
has as much grit as him, including Edge. Edge calls him an entitled
brat, but isn’t Edge the ultimate opportunist? Edge wouldn’t have
done the same thing if Triple H offered him to join Evolution?
Everything he said the last few months, he’s done it because he
loves Edge, his family, and daughters. That’s why he sent their
father back home.
Edge challenged him to a Last Man Standing match at WrestleMania
last week. Orton says, “Edge, you may be writing the story, but at
WrestleMania I’m going to write the last chapter and end it. I
accept.” Orton’s music plays as the show comes to an end.