LONDON -- When Raw hopped the pond to jolly ol' England this week, it was JBL who decided to serve up an order of Bangers & Smash to two of his three opponents in the upcoming Fatal Four Way WWE Championship Match at Backlash in a possible preview of how their title battle might shake down.
JBL, Triple H and Randy Orton each saw action in the squared circle (John Cena was recuperating from his 2-on-1 Handicap Match the week before), with JBL battling The Game while Orton faced off against Raw General Manager and loyal English subject, William Regal.
Unfortunately for Regal, the London O2 Arena would prove to be his Waterloo. Despite the home field advantage, the prodigal son simply could not withstand the onslaught of the reigning WWE Champion. After punishing Orton's neck with a series of slams, Regal was left lying in the ring like a mound of mushy peas after suffering an RKO from the Legend Killer.
Apparently, not content disposing of Regal, Orton also felt compelled to meddle in the bout between Triple H and JBL. In an attempt at eliminating The Game from Backlash, the Legend Killer ran in and nearly took off Triple H's head. He administered an RKO before then teaming with JBL against The Game. As Orton was set to punt Triple H's noggin all the way to Scotland, however, JBL turned on him and laid out the WWE Champion with a vicious Clothesline from Hell.
If the night in England proved anything, it's that trying to predict the behavior of your Backlash opponents is surely a recipe for folly. In the immortal words of England's Sir Winston Churchill, "It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time."