TLC: The Miz vs. Randy Orton (WWE Championship)
WWE Championship – Tables Match
The Miz (c) w/ Alex Riley vs. Randy Orton
We got ring introductions from Justin Roberts for the challenger Randy Orton and champion The Miz.
Orton goes on the attack right away as the bell rings. Orton with a huge scoop slam and knee to the head. Orton sends Miz into the corner with force. Miz dodges an attack from Orton and works on him in the corner. Orton fires back with a clothesline out of the corner. Orton sends Miz into the steel ring post. Orton with big right hands as Alex Riley looks to get involved, but stops himself. Orton with a suplex on Miz. Riley put the table back under the ring that Orton took out. Orton grabs the table again and as he lifts it up Miz dropkicks it in his face. Miz sets up the table near the ring. Orton fights back with a big uppercut and puts Miz on his shoulders, climbs up the steel steps, but Miz jumps off and drops Orton face first off the steel steps. Miz grabs the top part of the steel steps and knocks out Orton with it. Miz sets up another table and has Orton over it. Miz goes up to the top turnbuckle, but Orton rolls off. Orton with a kick to Miz and sends him into the barricade. Miz throws Orton face first into the other steel steps twice. Miz grabs another table and slides it in the ring. Back in the ring, Miz connects with his corner clothesline. Miz sets the table up in the corner. Orton counters an irish whip into an Angle Slam. Orton tosses the table over Miz. Orton sets the table back up, puts Miz up on the top turnbuckle and attempts a superplex into the table when Riley runs in the ring and moves the table out of the way. Orton and Miz exchange punches. Orton with a series of clotheslines into his powerslam. Miz rolls to the ring apron. Orton with his DDT through the ropes on Miz. Riley goes on the charge at Orton on the outside and Orton levels him with a quick clothesline. Orton puts a table in the ring and sets it up. Orton with a backbreaker. Riley with a distraction to prevent an RKO. Referee bump as Miz attempts his Skull Crushing Finale. Orton with an RKO on Riley. Miz is down on the outside. Orton then grabs Riley and powerbombs him through the table. Miz then pops back up and hits the Skull Crushing Finale on Orton. Miz then moves Riley away from the area where he crashed through the table and puts Orton there. Miz jumps out of the ring, revives the referee and points his direction at Orton sitting in the debris of the broken table. The referee calls for the bell.
*** Match restarted ***
When the referee is revived, he sees the replay and what Miz did. The referee calls for the match to be restarted. Orton goes on the attack after Miz in the entrance area. Miz is sent into the steel ring post and then tossed back in the ring by Orton. Miz then sends Riley into Orton as he gets up on the ring apron to get back in. Orton flies back and crashes through a table. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner & still WWE Champion: The Miz
After the match, Michael Cole complains about how the match originally ended saying there is no instant replay in wrestling.
Backstage, Alberto Del Rio is hitting on Rosa Mendes. Edge shows up bouncing up and down in the back of Del Rio’s car. Del Rio said if he plans to kidnap his official ring announcer, he doesn’t care and could get another one like that snapping his finger. Edge suggests they team up tonight against Kane and Rey Mysterio. Del Rio says really? Edge says no and thinks he will be okay tonight. Del Rio says he might have to injure him the way he injured Edge’s buddy Christian. Edge promises to walk out of Houston tonight as a 10-time World Heavyweight Champion and gives a wink to Del Rio.
* Kane defending the World Heavyweight Championship against Edge, Rey Mysterio & Alberto Del Rio in a TLC match is up next.