Page 4 of 6
After the Match
As the match ends, the cell begins to be lifted back to the ceiling as Mark Henry makes his way out of the ring to leave. Henry begins to head out, only to turn around and grab Orton and hit him with another World's Strongest Slam. Henry continues his abuse on an already injured Orton by wrapping Orton's leg inside a chair and (from the second rope) executed a Vader Bomb that was not felt by Orton who moved his leg just in time. Orton then retaliated by picking up the chair and began to hit Mark Henry several times. Henry is able to make his way out of the ring, but Orton follows Henry up the ramp and continued with the chairshots even as the neared the backstage area. Henry gets a nice kick on Orton and then quickly makes his way backstage.
Alberto Del Rio is shown being interviewed by Josh Matthews in the backstage area. Del Rio comments that he shouldn't be in the match because he's, "not a criminal and not an animal". Del Rio continues on talking about what an animal does when trapped and promises to leave with the WWE Championship title.
With the Intercontinental Title in toe, Cody Rhodes makes his way to ringside wearing a nice suit. He has a mic in his hand as he announces it's not even Halloween yet and he wouldn't let most of the fans on his street. He continues that the fans who refused his paper bags should be euthanized like an animal. Rhodes puts the Intercontinental Title into a paper bag. One of the lackies with Rhodes hands him a black velvet bag that Rhodes procedes to pull a white Intercontinental Title belt out of. He tells the crowd that it is the classic Intercontinental Title belt. He continues by saying the title had been held by Ricky Steamboat, Bret Hart, Randy Savage, and Steve Austin. He announced he would wear it in honor of the past winners though he would be wearing it with more pride and dignity than any of the former winners did. John Laurinaitis interrupts Rhodes rant about defending the belt apologizing for the interruption and listing his credentials. Laurinaitis explained that Triple H was ordering Rhodes to defend the Intercontinental Title right then and there.
Continued on page five ...