Todd Grisham interview Randy Orton. Orton said he had nothing left to say to Triple H or Shane McMahon, but wanted to talk about Dave Batista. Orton said that Batista is still doing Triple H's bidding, just like back in Evolution. Orton said he knows Batista has issues, but he better not get disqualified, because then Triple H would lose the title. Orton said that is what is important, Triple H keeping the WWE Title. Orton said that it is still "all about the Game ... to some people."
Ranjin Singh and The Great Khali came out for the Kiss Cam, and called out Santina Marella. "She" came out and said she would love to kiss Khali, but she isn't what she "appears" to be. Singh said she needed to explain herself. Santina said she is not "a single girl" and said she was in love with someone else. Khali, through Singh, wanted to know who it is. Santina said it's JR, and that Ross had been "courting" her since Wrestlemania. Santina expressed her love for Jim Ross. Ross noted he is happily married. Singh said Khali understands and that all he wanted to see was Santina kiss JR right now. Ross said "that isn't going to happen" while Lawler and Cole were cutting jokes. Ross asked Cole who was feeding him his lines. Santina then said he, er she, felt faint. Beth Phoenix and Rosa came out, and Phoenix said she is sick of this and wanted a match for the Miss Wrestlemania crown right now. Khali was angry at the interruption, and Phoenix tried to explain to him that Santina was a man. Phoenix told Khali he had rocks in his head, assumed all women in "Punjabi" were ugly if he likes Santina, and that Khali must be an idiot. Khali bopped Beth in the head, then shoved her to the mat. Santina told the referee to ring the bell, shoved Rosa out of the way, then covered Phoenix for the pin. Khali approached Santina, who tried to run away, and Khali pulled off her bra. Santina ran off, covering her/his chest, while Khali and Singh celebrated with the bra.
The events leading to the six-man tag were shown.
WWE Champion Triple H, Batista & Shane McMahon vs. Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes. If Orton's team wins, Orton becomes the new WWE Champion.
The babyfaces each had separate entrances, but were getting along in the ring. Legacy entered together, slowly. Jim Ross pointed out that all three of Randy Orton's title reigns were ended by Triple H. They started brawling before the bell, and Triple H battled Randy Orton up the rampway and into the back, while Batista and Shane held DiBiase and Rhodes at bay. Triple H came back out, but no Orton. The referee ordered the bell to be rung, without Orton, so essentially it is a handicap match for now.
Batista pulled Cody into the ring to start the match. Batista hit some shoulderblocks in the corner, then hit a running kick to the face. Batista looked at DiBiase and said "You're next, don't worry". Shane tagged in and he and Batista gave Cody the Demolition Decapitation. Shane hit some elbows on Cody, then tagged in Triple H, who pounded Cody in a corner and stomped him down. Triple H whipped Rhodes hard across the ring, then gave him a crotch chop before kicking him in the head. Cody kicked away a backdrop attempt and tagged DiBiase. Triple H gave him a clothesline and tagged in Shane. Shane and Triple H gave DiBiase the Hart Attack. Is this a tribute to classic WWF tag teams tonight?
Batista tagged in, and DiBiase kicked away a backdrop attempt. Rhodes tagged in, but Batista kicked him and gave him a delayed vertical suplex. Rhodes raked his eyes and tagged DiBiase, who threw a series of punches and kicks in his corner. Priceless tagged in and out, working over Batista in their corner, but then Batista hit a double clothesline, knocked Rhodes out of the ring and gave DiBiase a spinebuster. Batista set up for a Batista Bomb, but DiBiase scurried out of the ring. Batista went after him, and Randy Orton ran out and nailed Batista from behind, then rammed him into the ringpost. Orton jumped on the apron so DiBiase could tag him, then went after Batista, throwing him back in the ring and stomping him.
Orton pounded Batista with punches, then put him in his corner and tagged in Rhodes to stomp him down. Orton and DiBiase worked over Batista in the corner whenever Rhodes got backed off by the referee. Orton tagged back in and kicked Batista, then, with Batista hanging off the middle rope, hit a DDT for a two count. Orton stomped Batista in the gut repeatedly, then tagged in DiBiase. Batista rallied, but DiBiase hit a drop toe hold and applied a side headlock. Batista broke out with a back suplex, but DiBiase tagged Orton, who cut off Batista before he could make a tag. Orton delivered a series of kneedrops, then put him in a chinlock.
Batista got to his feet and elbowed out of it, then hit Orton with a spear-like headbutt to Orton's gut. Batista made the hot tag to Shane, while Rhodes tagged in for his team. Shane cleaned house and gave Rhodes a neckbreaker for two. Shane threw Rhodes to the floor, then went to clear off the announce table, but was stopped by DiBiase, who Shane tackled. Cody got back in the ring, and Shane pulled him throat first across the top rope. Shane gave Cody a top rope elbowdrop, but was pulled out of the ring by DiBiase. Orton grabbed Shane and threw him into the ringsteps. Orton tagged in, then went after Shane, pulling him back into the ring with a vertical suplex for two.
Orton kicked at Shane, and glared at Triple H. DiBiase tagged in and stomped Shane, then kicked him in the ribs, sending him to the floor. He worked him over on the outside, then tossed him back in the ring for a two count. Rhodes tagged in and stomped him, and Shane tried to fight back, but got put in the wrong corner again. Cody tagged Orton, then held Shane for a kick to the body. Orton hit a standing dropkick to Shane for a two count. Shane crawled for a tag, but got pulled back and DiBiase dropped a series of elbows, then a double stomp off the middle rope. Shane tried to battle back, but DiBiase rolled Shane to the mat and kicked him in the back. Rhodes tagged back in and hit a kneedrop to the side of the head for a two count. Rhodes applied a front facelock, and Shane eventually battled out of it and almost made a tag, but was cut off by DiBiase and a slew of elbowdrops.
DiBiase hit an old-school Ted DiBiase fistdrop. DiBiase applied the Million Dollar Dream, but Shane broke out of it and hit a DDT. Shane made the tag to Triple H as Orton tagged in. Triple H battered Orton with right hands, then hit a clothesline and a facebuster to the knee. DiBiase and Rhodes ran in, but Triple H tossed them out. Orton hit a boot to the face, but Orton ran into a spinebuster. DiBiase broke up the cover. Batista and DiBiase fought on the floor, where DiBiase gave Batista a drop toe hold into the security wall. In the ring, Triple H set up Orton for a Pedigree, but Cody broke it up and hit Triple H with a DDT. Shane tackled Rhodes from the ring, and they battled on the floor.
Rhodes hit Shane with a chair, then Batista, with the referee not seeing it. In the ring, Orton went for an RKO on Triple H, but Triple H escaped it. On the outside, Batista had gotten the chair from Rhodes and was going to use it, but Triple H grabbed it away, fearing a DQ. DiBiase grabbed Batista from behind and rammed him into the ringpost. Orton hit Triple H with an RKO and covered him for a two count (and the bell inexplicably rang anyway). Then Orton gave Triple H the punt to the head for the pin at the 24 minute mark.
Winner and new WWE Champion: Randy Orton.
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