Did Sheamus make Randy Orton pay for stopping The Celtic Warrior’s Money in the Bank cash-in dead in its tracks? Or was The Viper able to rebound from the Brogue Kick?
In recent months, the rivalry between the two tough-as-nails competitors proved to be as intense as it was vicious. At SummerSlam Kickoff, Sheamus declared that he would Brogue Kick The Apex Predator out of the picture after Orton stopped him from cashing in his Money in the Bank contract several weeks ago.
In the opening moments of their contest, Orton tried to end things immediately with an RKO.. When Sheamus exited the ring and began berating the WWE Universe for calling his mohawk “stupid,” his focused opponent attacked him on the SummerSlam announce table, and the action was off and running.
The Celtic Warrior soon roared back and unleashed a malicious assault on Orton, including a flying knee, backbreaker and anything else he could think of to soften up the target of his rage. Yet no matter what he threw at Orton , the 12-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion would not give in. Before long, hehurled Sheamus over the top rope to the outside floor.
At the height of the action, Sheamus went for a Battering Ram over the top rope, only to be hit with an RKO “outta nowhere.” However, the first-ever Irish-born World Champion was once again able to roll out of the ring to avoid being pinned. When Orton went for a punt to the skull, The Celtic Warrior countered with White Noise. Moments later, Sheamus fulfilled his promise and hit not one, but two jaw–shattering Brogue Kicks for an impressive victory.
Now that “Mr. Money in the Bank” has overcome The Viper at The Biggest Event of the Summer, will anything stand in the way of him cashing in his coveted contact and becoming WWE World Heavyweight Champion?