SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Randy Orton has been searching for vengeance on Seth Rollins ever since Mr. Money in the Bank ousted him from The Authority and tried to end his career with a pair of devastating Curb Stomps several months ago. The serpentine Superstar got his fill on The Grandest Stage of Them All, picking his rival apart at WrestleMania 31 before taking the victory in unbelievable fashion, countering another Curb Stomp with a thunderous RKO.

Rollins, as always, thought he had the advantage heading into the bout with J&J Security keeping a close eye on the proceedings from ringside. The Apex Predator stalked slowly to the ring, psyching himself up for the impending battle and rarely taking his eyes off of his foe. The two competitors went hold for hold in the opening moments of the match, yet when Rollins tried to show off with a backflip, he was struck down by The Viper.  Mr. Money in the Bank almost found himself on the receiving end of an RKO, but quickly scurried out of Orton’s grasp.

Orton didn’t let Rollins rest, pouncing on him in the corner, but The Future of WWE countered with a brutal turnbuckle powerbomb. When things looked bleak for Rollins, Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury distracted Orton, only to take a double DDT onto the Levi’s® Stadium floor. That gave Rollins the opening he needed to execute an aerial attack on The Apex Predator and take control of the bout.

Rollins seemed to have reversed his fortunes and talked trash to Orton, declaring that this was “his time” on The Grandest Stage of Them All. However, just when Rollins evaded his trademark powerslam and thought he had The Viper on the ropes, Orton caught Mr. Money in the Bank mid-Curb Stomp and slammed him into the canvas.

The two rivals engaged in a high-speed series of counters, with Orton eventually assuming the controlling position. He then connected with a ring-rocking RKO, but was stunned when Rollins kicked out. Perhaps wanting to end things then and there, The Apex Predator lined Rollins up for the punt that has put many Superstars out of action. J&J Security quickly dove on the proverbial grenade once again for Rollins, each willingly going into Orton’s path and eating an RKO for their troubles.

Rollins pounced on The Viper and positioned him for another Curb Stomp. Unbelievably, though, Orton popped up and vaulted Mr. Money in the Bank mid-air, catching him on the way down with a bone-jarring RKO to seal the victory.

Seth Rollins may have gone into WrestleMania 31 looking to cement himself as the Future of WWE. That future will have to wait another day, however, until he can find a way past Randy Orton.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Randy Orton has been searching for vengeance on Seth Rollins ever since Mr. Money in the Bank ousted him from The Authority and tried to end his career with a pair of devastating Curb Stomps several months ago. The serpentine Superstar got his fill on The Grandest Stage of Them All, picking his rival apart at WrestleMania 31 before taking the victory in unbelievable fashion, countering another Curb Stomp with a thunderous RKO.

Rollins, as always, thought he had the advantage heading into the bout with J&J Security keeping a close eye on the proceedings from ringside. The Apex Predator stalked slowly to the ring, psyching himself up for the impending battle and rarely taking his eyes off of his foe. The two competitors went hold for hold in the opening moments of the match, yet when Rollins tried to show off with a backflip, he was struck down by The Viper.  Mr. Money in the Bank almost found himself on the receiving end of an RKO, but quickly scurried out of Orton’s grasp.

Orton didn’t let Rollins rest, pouncing on him in the corner, but The Future of WWE countered with a brutal turnbuckle powerbomb. When things looked bleak for Rollins, Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury distracted Orton, only to take a double DDT onto the Levi’s® Stadium floor. That gave Rollins the opening he needed to execute an aerial attack on The Apex Predator and take control of the bout.

Rollins seemed to have reversed his fortunes and talked trash to Orton, declaring that this was “his time” on The Grandest Stage of Them All. However, just when Rollins evaded his trademark powerslam and thought he had The Viper on the ropes, Orton caught Mr. Money in the Bank mid-Curb Stomp and slammed him into the canvas.

The two rivals engaged in a high-speed series of counters, with Orton eventually assuming the controlling position. He then connected with a ring-rocking RKO, but was stunned when Rollins kicked out. Perhaps wanting to end things then and there, The Apex Predator lined Rollins up for the punt that has put many Superstars out of action. J&J Security quickly dove on the proverbial grenade once again for Rollins, each willingly going into Orton’s path and eating an RKO for their troubles.

Rollins pounced on The Viper and positioned him for another Curb Stomp. Unbelievably, though, Orton popped up and vaulted Mr. Money in the Bank mid-air, catching him on the way down with a bone-jarring RKO to seal the victory.

Seth Rollins may have gone into WrestleMania 31 looking to cement himself as the Future of WWE. That future will have to wait another day, however, until he can find a way past Randy Orton.