WATCH: Randy Orton dishes out three RKOs on SmackDown!
Last Updated: 07/02/18 9:48am
Randy Orton delivered three RKOs on SmackDown this week - and all of them came from 'out of nowhere'.
Nobody could be prepared for what was about to come as Bobby Roode's music started after his successful United States title defence against Rusev.
It had been a gruelling match for Roode and he was readying himself to bask in the spotlight and the warm afterglow of victory, safe in the knowledge he would be leaving the Sprint Center in Kansas City with the belt firmly in his possession.
Perhaps, however, the Glorious One should have seen it coming.
Kansas City is a short (in American terms, at least) four-hour drive along the I-90 highway from Orton's home town of St Louis; the Viper had made the journey and was ready to pounce.
First, Roode took an RKO. His music stopped. His celebration was spoiled.
Then came the turn of Aiden English, with the Shakespeare of Song taking a fierce RKO, worryingly, to his larynx. It is unknown at this stage how this will affect his ability to serenade him on future Rusev Days.
And then the Bulgarian Brute was cut down to size too as an unhappy Rusev Day went from bad to worse.
Click on the video above to watch the hat-trick of RKOs!