He returned to answer the open challenge of Heath Slater. WWE.com talked with Orton and he had the following to say:
"I gotta say, I am very rested due to my 60-day "vacation." Guys threw me huge party today, a welcome back party. They literally set the stage on fire," Orton said. "I feel better than ever. I gotta say during my ten, eleven-year career here in the WWE, I haven't felt this good, as good as I do today, and I think I just proved that out there a little while ago."
"I've been at home and I've been watching and I see Heath Slater, week in, week out calling out these Legends. I used to to do the same thing and I'm thinking to myself, "I'm the Legend Killer, the original Legend Killer." But he's not even doing it right, he's like the reverse Legend Killer. But tonight, I just couldn't stand back here and let him go on yapping his gums. He got his a** kicked last week in my hometown of St. Louis at the 1000th episode of Raw and you know what? Sorry Heath, but you're going to get your a** kicked if you flap your gums like that with Randy Orton backstage."