Bob Orton was never seen on-screen again. All in all thumbs up! This gave him the opportunity to seek revenge, and on the July 28th edition of Smackdown, Orton reignited their feud by costing the Undertaker a number one contender's opportunity for Batista's World Heavyweight Championship. Why This Match Is Important to Me: At the time, I was roughly 14-15 years old, and while I understood that wrestling was predetermined, I still had a bit of a markish streak. Despite all of this backstabbing, the jubilee was not to happen, as Randy Orton lost to the Undertaker after a Tombstone Piledriver. And thus, a series of events were set in motion that would eventually lead to the death of the Legend Killer. In the main event, The Undertaker faced Randy Orton with Bob Orton inside Hell in a Cell.
He became more defiant and stood toe to toe with the Undertaker in a fantastic match at Wrestlemania. They push the casket upright and leave. Reposts and vague titles Obvious reposts and titles that are overly ambiguous will be deleted at the moderators' discretion. Even with this as a mental distraction, the Undertaker managed to pin Randy Orton with a Tombstone. The record ended up being 3-2 for the Undertaker, but even though he won, Orton didn't completely lose. Survivor Series was a terrible pay-per-view on top of that. Randy Orton was on his way to becoming a legend, he didn't need to keep killing them.
Watching him Tombstone the bloodied Ortons and seal the deal is still one of my favorite wrestling memories. The Viper was quick to regain offense, blasting Hardy with a steel chair on the spine. The result of the match wasn't as important as the aftermath, however, as the Ortons decided to set the Undertaker's casket on fire, immolating him in the process. In the preceding weeks, Undertaker showed off vignettes of his making a special casket for both of the Ortons. Orton used it again for his one-off feud with Hulk Hogan, but as a regular characteristic, it was done. They met the next month at No Way Out and had one of the greatest title matches in the history of professional wrestling. The Undertaker had decisively destroyed the thorn in his side for the better part of a year.
Now for the elephant in the room. The Undertaker on the other hand began a world title pursuit, which lead him into his now infamous feud with the anti-American Muhammed Hassan. Orton's desperation to rid himself of the Undertaker became clear. I got this one confused for the Friday night debut. Things settled down between them during the summer. In retrospect, now respecting Randy Orton for his character work and skill, I appreciate the feud for how good it was structurally.
He ended up losing to Rey Mysterio in a championship triple threat match at Wrestlemania, and again the Smackdown after that. He did a keylock on Randy at Summerslam, and choked out Bob Orton with the triangle choke during the casket match. To see the two of them engaged in a feud this intense was like watching two antipodes colliding. Whilst the referee wanted to call the match there, Orton would refuse, demanding the ref count the pinfall, leaving Orton the victor, and Hardy, stretchered to the back. Perhaps my view of this time is jaded because after Eddie Guerrero died, it just wasn't a very fun time watching. Orton wasn't near the worker he is now and, again the point of Hell in a Cell to me is that no one can get in, no one can get out, and yet they let Bob Orton Jr in.
This is the feud for me growing up. He continued his pursuit of the World Heavyweight Championship by challenging Kurt Angle at the end of the 2006 Royal Rumble. No one informed the Undertaker about this prior to the match, and he was reasonably pissed that he had been bled on by someone with Hep C. I fully expected Undertaker to lose the Hell in a Cell match, because he just always seemed to. Come here to discuss pro wrestling in all its forms and factions.
As the Smackdown roster poured out to celebrate with him, suddenly the lights went out, and a group of druids pulled a casket onto the stage. Cowboy Bob Orton naturally tried to involve himself in the Hell in a Cell match, and ended up getting busted open for his troubles. Afterwards, Orton was suspended for pooping in a Diva's bag. The rematch was set for Summerslam. At the contract signing for their match, Randy showed the ultimate disrespect by slapping the Undertaker in the face. Fighting around Eddie Guerrero's low-rider, Randy Orton trapped the Undertaker in the back of the car, and drove it into the Smackdown set, presumably killing him again That was not the debut of Friday Night Smackdown, Friday Night Smackdown debuted on September 9th 2005.
Ordinarily this wouldn't be a problem, but Bob Orton happened to have Hepatitis C, a disease that can be contracted through contact with blood. Graham told him that to cement his legacy, Randy needed to go out on a limb, and do something that no one had ever done before. As for Randy this feud brought him back to the level he should have been at from Summerslam 2004. Moderator Discretion At any time the moderators will use discretion on any given rule. Randy and Cowboy Bob managed to escape, but the rest of the locker room ended up eating shit in his place.
This was also Randy at his most heinous, at least until he started punting people, so I despised him. Awesome how much both dudes changed throughout the course of this feud. I don't think I hated anyone more than Randy Orton growing up. He even got his Hall of Famer dad into the mix, using him to lure the Undertaker into an ambush on the go-home Smackdown. SummerSlam 2005 was the eighteenth annual SummerSlam professional wrestling. However, these may be posted as a self post with a description of the content. All of this can of course be appealed by messaging us.