WWE EXTREME RULES: Randy Orton vs. CM Punk (Last Man Standing)
May 1, 2011 - by Adam Martin
Josh Mathews, Jerry “The King” Lawler and Booker T are currently on commentary at ringside.
Last Man Standing Match
Randy Orton vs. CM Punk w/ The Nexus
As Punk walks down the ramp with The Nexus, the Raw GM chimes in. “And I quote, Randy Orton and CM Punk must resolve their issues tonight. To ensure that happens, all members of the new Nexus are banned from ringside.”
The bell rings and here we go. Orton with some big slaps to the body of Punk. Orton with a clothesline and kick to the chest combo. Punk bails and Orton tosses him into the ring barricade. Back in the ring, Punk catches Orton with a knee to the head. Before the match started, Punk removed a pad from a corner top turnbuckle. Punk tried sending Orton into this, but Orton blocks it. Orton with a snapmare takedown and jumping knee to the head combo. Punk rolls out and pulls out a kendo stick. Punk cracks it across the chest of Orton. Punk continues to use the kendo stick over the back of Orton. Punk grabs a second kendo stick and starts beating over Orton with it back in the ring. Punk tells the referee to start the count. The referee gets to 5 and Orton is back up. Orton with uppercuts and grabs a kendo stick. Punk cuts off Orton with a spinning back kick. Punk cracks a kendo stick over the shoulder of Orton. Referee starts counting. Punk breaks up the count and executes a back suplex. Referee starts the count. Orton is up at 6, Punk attempts a springboard clothesline, but Orton catches Punk in the chest with the kendo stick. Orton continues to beat on Punk with it. Orton with big clotheslines. Punk counters a DDT through the ropes and catapults Orton face first into the exposed turnbuckle. Punk sets a chair up in a corner. Punk with his running high knee to Orton in the corner. Orton counters a GTS and sends Punk head first with force into the steel chair. The force sends Punk through the ropes to the outside. The referee starts the count. Punk is up at 7. Orton with a powerslam on Punk on the outside. Referee starts the count. Punk is up at 8. Orton starts clearing off the announcers table. Booker T adds, “Well, I better clear off my iPad.” Punk then catches Orton with a big kick to the head.
Referee starts the count. Orton is up at 8. Orton with a back suplex on Punk over the ring barricade. Referee starts the count. Orton picks up Punk at 6, tosses him in the ring and drops down starting to stalk him for an RKO. Punk counters, attempts a GTS and connects. The referee starts the count. Orton stumbles to his feet at 9. Punk with knees to the head of Orton in the corner. They do a replay trying to see if Orton stood up on his feet to break the count and he did. Punk then drops Orton on a steel chair. Punk sets up the chair, seems to attempt a russian leg sweep, but Orton jumps up and connects with the RKO. The referee starts the count. Punk is up at 9 and then Flair flops to the outside trying to recover. Orton then clotheslines him over the ring barricade into the timekeepers area. Punk counters a DDT attempt by Orton sending Orton back first into the steel ring post. The referee starts counting. Punk yells at Orton, “Stay down!” Punk puts Orton’s head inside of a chair across his throat and sends Orton into the steel ring post. Orton starts coughing trying to recover. The referee starts counting. Orton fights to his feet at 9. Punk puts Orton across the announcers table, picks him up, Orton with elbows and Orton with an RKO over the table. Punk is up at 8 when Orton rolled off. Punk is back down. Orton backs up looking for a punt, but Punk is up, lifts Orton to his shoulders and drops him off the steel steps. Punk grabs another kendo stick and says to himself closing his eyes, “Please stay down.” Orton is back up and Punk tosses him back inside the ring. Punk is up top and Orton cracks a kendo stick over his head. Orton with more shots to the back of Punk who is leaning over the corner. Orton with an RKO on Punk flying off the top turnbuckle. Orton is up. Punk stays down after the 10 count.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, Randy Orton holds his arms up in celebration. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish.
We see Jerry “The King” Lawler heading to the back to get ready for his tag team match tonight.
Booker T and Josh Mathews discuss the 2011 WWE Draft. We review the stars drafted to Raw and Smackdown.
Footage is shown from Smackdown of WWE United States Champion Sheamus attacking Kofi Kingston.
Backstage, Sheamus is shown pacing and walks up to Teddy Long. Sheamus says he doesn’t like it. Long announces that Sheamus is defending his United States Championship against Kofi Kingston tonight in a Tables match. Sheamus said he isn’t upset about that, but rather upset he is defending his title against someone who isn’t even from the United States and demands to see Kingston’s birth certificate.
Backstage, we see John Morrison warming up for his match tonight.
* Sheamus defending the WWE United States Championship against Kofi Kingston in a Tables match is up next.