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WWE Main Event: Randy Orton clashes with Wade Barrett
By NOLAN HOWELL - SLAM Wrestling


Randy Orton knocks Wade Barrett from the ring. Photo by Andrea Kellaway


Wade Barrett has fancied himself a Hollywood star as of late, letting his bit role in Dead Man Down go to his head. Tonight on WWE Main Event the WWE Intercontinental Champion goes up against "The Viper" Randy Orton. With Barrett's film schedule has been getting a lot of attention, can Orton exploit the potential ring rust Barrett accumulated while on set? All that and more tonight!

We are on tape from Albany, N.Y. Michael Cole and The Miz have the call this week.

Prior to their match, Wade Barrett has something to say. Barrett says he is a major Hollywood superstar now, as he attended the opening of "his" new movie, Dead Man Down. Barrett says he was rubbing elbows with celebrities and people were clamoring for him to act in their films. Barrett says that this video package will prove why. A trailer hyping Dead Man Down rolls. Barrett hopes everyone took notes, especially certain announcers. Orton has had enough and lays in on Barrett, starting the match inside the ring.

Match One: Randy Orton vs.Wade Barrett

Barrett tries a sneak attack, but Orton matadors him into the corner and unloads strikes. Barrett off the ropes and he eats a back elbow. Orton stomping the hand of Barrett, keeping him down on the mat. Orton stomping on each limb of Barrett. Orton unloading a few more stomps, targeting the leg. Nearfall for Orton. The two men begin to exchange strikes, leading to Barrett being sent outside via clothesline as we break.

(Commercials)

We return and Barrett is whipped into the corner. Barrett gets the boot up and begins to work Orton on the mat with strikes. Swinging neckbreaker garners Barrett a nearfall. Knee drop from Barrett leads to a sleeper. Orton gets out with a side suplex and unleashes a dropkick for a nearfall. Barrett working Orton into the corner, but Orton fights out and mounts Barrett in another corner. Ten punches to the head and a snap suplex grab Orton a nearfall.

Barrett moves outside to recover. Orton meets him, but Barrett nails him with a kick to the stomach and sends him back inside. Barrett on the apron and Orton going for his trademark rope-assisted DDT, but Barrett bodydrops him to the apron. Side kick to the stomach sends Orton tumbling to the floor as we break.

(Commercials)

We return as Barrett hits a knee lift to the stomach. Barrett in the mount position and unloads some ground-and-pound punches. Barrett choking Orton on the second rope. Barrett with a clinch and unloading knee after knee. Big boot follows, but Orton kicks out. Orton moves outside and Barrett folloes. Orton with an abdominal kick and he works Barrett into the barricade. Barrett reverses an Irish whip and sends Orton into the steel steps. Nearfall for Barrett as the match returns to the ring.

Barrett goes up top, but Orton meets him with a few right hands. Orton climbs to the second rope and nails a superplex. Orton crawls for a nearfall. The two exchange strikes in the center of the ring. Barrett sends Orton into the corner, but Orton with a bevvy of clotheslines. Barrett hooks the ropes to avoid the powerslam, but Orton gets the backbreaker instead. Rope-assisted DDT plants Barrett. Orton coiled, but Barrett moves outside. Hangman's neckbreaker lands for Barrett and he lands a huge boot for a nearfall.

Barrett looking for his signature Bullhorn and charges. Orton ducks under and hits the powerslam. "The Viper" manages to recoil. RKO plants Barrett into the mat and knocks him out cold.

Winner by pinfall: Randy Orton

Cody Rhodes will be in action next.

(Commercials)

Match Two: Cody Rhodes vs. Zack Ryder

Ryder gets the back, but Rhodes lands a trip. Ryder with an arm drag and a back elbow. Flapjack from Ryder earns a nearfall. Rhodes moves outside to regroup and Ryder follows. A punch and Rhodes is tossed back inside. Ryder on the apron, but he gets slugged by Rhodes. Rhoded with a nearfall.

Rhodes stomping Ryder into the mat. Front suplex puts Ryder down for a Rhodes nearfall. Front headlock in for Rhodes. Ryder gets out and Rhodes sends him into the ropes, only for Ryder to get a facebuster. Back elbow from Ryder and he heads up top to lands a missile dropkick. Rhodes in the corner and a forearm puts him down. Ryder tries a Broski Boot, but Rhodes moves out of the way. Disaster Kick to the back of the head leads to Cross Rhodes.

Winner by pinfall: Cody Rhodes

Video package recaps the challenge Triple H issued to Brock Lesnar on "Old School" Raw from Monday

(Commercials)

Match Three: Antonio Cesaro vs. Sin Cara

Cesaro takes control early with a takedown and some stomps. STO from Cesaro gets a nearfall. Tilt-a-whirl arm drag from Sin Cara sends Cesaro outside. Sin Cara flies to the outside to land a hurricanrana on Cesaro. Sin Cara puts him back in, but Cesaro meets him on the apron with strikes. Cesaro whirls Sin Cara around by his head to a rude meeting with the mat. Nearfall for Cesaro.

Sin Cara cornered and Cesaro lands stomps and strikes. Sin Cara fighting back with body blows, but knee to the stomach from Cesaro. Karelin throw from Cesaro earns a nearfall. Sleeper in for Cesaro. Sin Cara off the ropes and he manages to get a tilt-a-whirl small package. Sin Cara with a sunset flip slam into a nearfall pin. Tilt-a-whirl headscissors sends Cesaro tumbling to the floor. Sin Cara looking for a suicide dive, but Cesaro gets there with a huge European uppercut to knock down the luchador.

Cesaro up top, but Sin Cara lands an enzuigiri. Sin Cara heads up top and looks for a hurricanrana, but Cesaro holds him. Cesaro lifting him up for leverage, but Sin Cara hits a hurricanrana that puts Cesaro down on the mat.

Winner by pinfall: Sin Cara

Video package recaps the return of The Undertaker and CM Punk winning the opportunity to face him at Wrestlemania on Monday's "Old School" Raw.

(Commercials)

The show closes with a video package recapping John Cena and WWE Champion The Rock meeting each on "Old School" Raw.

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  • WWE Smackdown, Main Event and Saturday Morning Slam taping in Albany, NY, Photo Gallery

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