Randy Orton Captures Gold While the Rest of Legacy Targets More of It

Ryan MichaelSenior Writer IIIJune 16, 2009

Even in the shadow of the disaster known as the Donald Trump Fictitious take-over, "The Great" Randy Orton defeated Triple H, John Cena, and The Big Show to become the newly crowned WWE Champion.

In his shadow lies the upstart Legacy who have targeted the Unified Tag Team Championship.

Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase should have little trouble dealing with the current champions, and they are likely to become the saviors of a tag team division for which they are superior to every other group.

Raw appeared to be gaining momentum after Randy Orton nailed a dazed and confused Big Show with a vicious RKO, pinning him in clean fashion to regain the title he never should have lost.

The look on the face of an undeserving Triple H at the conclusion of the match was quite simply...priceless.

Priceless, however, is a term that might become long forgotten as Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase have ditched their old theme music (titled "Priceless") in favor of a new multi-generational theme song that seems to better suit where this Super-Stable is heading.

Heading for greatness that is.

I care little for the unfounded criticism of Legacy.

I applaud the fans' desire to dislike the group as that stance is all for the better in my opinion. So, I have little concern that Rhodes and DiBiase can hold their own.

Ted DiBiase alone proved that he is a superior wrestler to Dave Batista when he faced him on Smackdown a few moths back. It's even sad to say that DiBiase's mediocre (yet constantly improving) micsmanship is actually light-years ahead of Batista's prime.

That is to say, if he ever had one.

But, I'm not going to pick on Batista as he is currently enjoying a well deserved vacation.

Instead, I'm going to focus my negative attention on Donald Trump.

While I will admit that I enjoyed his antics two years ago during his feud with Vince McMahon, I've since matured to the point where I find little appeal in his robotic approach to fan-management.

I don't care for a blatant kiss-a** swagger, which makes me almost as nauseous as listening to Batista try to speak.

(Damn, I told myself no more warranted Batista-bashing in this article).

Anyhow, Donald Trump's very obviously pre-recorded dialog did little to excite me.

As a matter of fact, the fact that Mr. Trump cared so little as to not make himself available to cut a live promo is an early indication that this fatuous little gimmick will grow quite stale in a matter of seconds.

Already has.

Raw needs stability, not imprudent gimmicks that hope to attract temporary audiences.

I typically applaud Vince McMahon's creative genius, but I suppose Randy Orton punted away what little was left of his sensible creative juices.

The good news is that Raw will be under capable hands with Randy Orton as their leader.

God knows that the program is going to need some credible stability, and they got it in Orton so long as Raw doesn't self destruct between next Raw and The Bash.

Randy Orton is set to defend his WWE Championship against Triple H in a Last Man Standing match next week on Raw.

It's a bit odd to see a WWE Championship match in two consecutive weeks on Raw, especially when the following Sunday is going to be the official Pay-Per-View, in which we can logically assume the title will be defended there as well.

I'm not sure what to make of this entropy of structure, but I imagine that things will become much more clear in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, we can at least enjoy the one great thing that did happen on Raw.

The true King of Kings is back on his throne as we can finally say that the Champ is here!