WWE Raw Results and Grades: Three can’t-miss returns and a dream match

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8 of 10

Big Show and the Viking Raiders vs. Randy Orton, Andrade,and, Angel Garza

Result: Randy Orton wins with an RKO

Grade: B, The match wasn’t great, but it was solid enough and developed some more story between Andrade and Garza. Orton was the star of the show with his “talk” to Garza and his heel work in this match. He and Show were kept away from each other besides the RKO attempt, so you know they are having a match at Extreme Rules.

After defeating Andrade and Angel Garza last week in a two-on-one match when the heels had another falling out, Big Show is setting his focus squarely on Randy Orton. The Viper showed up on WWE Raw this week to interrupt another argument between Garza and Andrade, telling them that they had better not mess up in the six-man tag match. He also added that Show is his and his alone to deal with.

Garza started the match against Show, because Orton wants to be the last one to face Show. He wants to make Show get through the other men before Orton finishes him off. Show wasted no time chopping the life out of Garza, who found himself stomped on the rope in mere seconds.

The Viking Raiders and Show continued to punish Garza with chops and power moves, but Garza was finally able to slip free to tag in Andrade. Garza was having trouble getting to his feet and out of the ring, so Andrade decided to taunt him for some reason. And then Garza later decided to start yelling at Andrade, nearly screwing up the match.

Well, Orton didn’t take too well to this, and he choked out Garza on the outside, telling Garza that he had one more chance before The Viper took matters into his own hands.

Show started yelling at Orton when both men were on the outside, while Garza and Erik continued to fight, with Garza eventually getting the better of him. Garza looked 10 times better after Orton motivating him. The power of the three letters?

When Show finally entered, he dominated Andrade, but just when he called for the KO punch, Orton jumped in for an RKO attempt to save his tag partner. Andrade countered the chokeslam into an attempted sleeper while Show was watching Orton, but Show’s strength got him out of it.

Orton tagged himself in and hit an RKO on Erik for the win. Once again, The Apex Predator got the job done on his own.