Randy Orton made quick work of R-Truth on this week's Monday Night Raw, and it looks like "The Legend Killer" has picked out his next target. Over the past few weeks The Big Show has tried and failed to get his hands on Orton for what he did to both Edge and Christian, and he once again ran out when Orton threatened to nail Truth with a Punt Kick. Orton joked that the kick wasn't for Truth, it was for Show. He then threw down a challenge for an Unsanctioned Match against show on next week's Raw, which the giant accepted.
Show and Orton have been in nearly 150 matches together in their respective careers, but they haven't had a one-on-one match on television since October 2018 (Orton won, qualifying for the World Cup tournament at Crown Jewel that Shane McMahon infamously won).
While the match won't take place this Sunday at The Horror Show at Extreme Rules, WWE came incredibly close to booking the same match seven years apart. The pair clashed in an Extreme Rules match at the same pay-per-view back in 2013 (Orton won that too).
Here's what WWE has booked for this year's Extreme Rules as of now:
- WWE Championship: Drew McIntyre vs. Dolph Ziggler (TBD Stipulation)
- Raw Women's Championship: Asuka vs. Sasha Banks
- SmackDown Women's Championship: Bayley vs. Nikki Cross
- United States Championship: Apollo Crews vs. MVP
- Wyatt Swamp Fight: Bray Wyatt vs. Braun Strowman
- Eye for and Eye: Seth Rollins vs. Rey Mysterio
Orton's last pay-per-view bout saw him beat Edge at Backlash in what WWE pushed as the "Greatest Wrestling Match of All Time." Edge suffered a torn tricep during the match and has been out of action ever since. In a new interview with ComicBook last week, Edge talked about his road to recovery.
"I don't know, it was a month yesterday," he said. "It's so hard to tell in that initial kind of two months where it's at and where everything is. I've always been happy with the fact that I rebound from injuries pretty quickly. I got back from a torn Achilles in six months which is kind of stupid. But you know I'm also older now so I don't know what that means. I've never had a surgery in my 40s so I don't know how quick I recover anymore, I guess is what I'm saying. So I don't know. I honestly don't know. One thing I have learned is rather than rushing back I need to listen to my body and I need to listen to my body more I think.
"Even with the Backlash match, my arm was sore going into it but I didn't realize, I didn't think anything was going on, it was just a little sore. Okay, well that makes sense. When I got the surgery the doctor said there was a pretty good chance it was partially torn going into the match. I didn't know that, I just thought my elbow is a little sore. But when you're a wrestler, stuff gets sore, that's what happens. So I just need to listen more I guess. Back to the point of how long? I don't know I'm just going to listen to my body and truly listen to my body, make sure I have self care, which I never really paid attention to before. Whether that entails yoga, cold plunges, saunas, whatever that is, I just need to do more of it, especially being 46 now."
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