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Video: Randy Orton explains how he turned on Seth Rollins and The Authority on Raw

Despite the fact that we're on the so called "Road to WrestleMania," the weekly interview with Triple H is being used to promote Randy Orton appearing on this week's episode of "SmackDown." They're giving us a teaser while asking that we tune in for the rest on Thursday. The teaser? Orton explaining what he's been doing since he came back and why he went about exacting his revenge against Seth Rollins and The Authority on "Raw" this week.

"It's reverse psychology. And I was putting the feelers out. I had two giants there... it maybe wasn't the smartest thing to do but I could feel that Seth was in a good mood, he was having fun, it was the last thing that they would ever expect, for me to go there and berate each one of them down the line. But I did. It was entertaining. I was entertaining myself maybe more than anybody else. I had a lot of fun doing it. And then the relief in Seth's face when he saw that I was "joking", oh, it was tremendous knowing that at that point I didn't know if it was later that night, or the next week, or after WrestleMania that I would exact my revenge on Seth but I knew at that moment that when I got that moment that oh that moment was going to be sweet.

"It's been hard, it's been hard. I've had to really check myself a couple times. It's made me want to vomit being next to The Authority, being so close. To let it all out, it was like all the weight of the world off my shoulders at once. With every swing of the steel chair; every time I threw him into the barricade, or the steel steps; when he came crashing down through that table with an RKO; it just was... what a relief. I let it all out at once and enjoyed every second of it."

The idea was to tell them the truth but expect that they would think the idea of doing so was crazy enough that he was just joking and go with it anyway. Of course, Kane, Big Show, Jamie Noble, and Joey Mercury all seemingly saw right through it while Seth Rollins, one of the top heels on the roster, fell for it like a complete dope.

Then, of course, the glorious payoff. Orton loved it, fans loved it, and it made for great TV. That's good for this week, sure, but the idea is, or was supposed to be, that they're building to a payoff that would come at WrestleMania 31. Now they're going to have to write a sequel to a story that's already been told.

That's fine, of course. Just odd. Considering the build for this year's WrestleMania, perhaps it's fitting.

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