SmackDown results: Venomous debut

BY Mitch Pasero

April 29, 2011

GREENSBORO, North Carolina – With the 2011 WWE Draft over and Edge retired, Randy Orton wasted no time making an impact on the blue brand. He heralded in his arrival on Friday nights by dropping Drew McIntyre, Alex Riley and Brodus Clay with stinging RKOs.

Randy Orton & Christian def. Alberto Del Rio & Brodus Clay

If there was any question about what impact Randy Orton would make on SmackDown, he quickly made it known that he is a force to be reckoned with. In the night’s main event, The Viper downed big Brodus Clay to help secure a win for his team. Will Orton and Christian carry this momentum into their respective matches this Sunday at Extreme Rules?

Randy Orton RKO’d Drew McIntyre and Alex Riley

When Randy Orton kicked off the night by introducing himself to the SmackDown audience, a slew of Superstars wanted their chance in the spotlight. However, The Viper quickly asserted his dominance with a pair of devastating RKOs to Drew McIntyre and Alex Riley. When Alberto Del Rio and Brodus Clay came calling, Christian rushed to Orton’s side. Before an all-out brawl, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long arranged for the foursome to officially meet in the night’s main event.