WWE CAPITOL PUNISHMENT: Orton (c) vs. Christian (WWE World Title)
WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Randy Orton (c) vs. Christian
We got ring introductions for the challenger Christian and the champion Randy Orton.
The bell rings and Randy Orton drops Christian right away with a right hand. Orton with a big stomp over the head of Christian. Christian fires back with some rights of his own. Orton with a Lou Thesz Press and more right hands. Orton with a headlock applied. Christian counters out and Orton connects with a shoulder block. Christian dumps Orton to the outside, hits the ropes and dropkicks Orton through the ropes. Christian then slingshots himself over the top rope, but Orton moves out of the way. Back in the ring, Orton with right hands over Christian in the corner. Orton then clotheslines Christian over the top rope. Orton follows Christian to the outside and Christian drops Orton face first off the steel ring steps. Christian tosses Orton back in the ring and stands over his chest/neck applying pressure. Christian with a quick neckbreaker. Orton with a quick rollup for a close two count. Christian fires back with a spinebuster for a two count of his own. Christian sits over Orton and nails him with two big right hands. Orton counters an irish whip sending Christian into the corner with force. Orton with a high back body drop on Christian. Orton with big forearm strikes to the chest of Christian. Orton catches Christian with a big snap powerslam. Orton headbutts Christian and grabs his head in pain. Orton pulls Christian up to the top turnbuckle and connects with a superplex. Orton with a hook of the leg and Christian kicks out after two. Orton has Christian up on his shoulder appearing to launch Christian down in a powerbomb, but he tosses Christian in the air and drops him down in a neckbreaker. Christian counters an RKO attempt and bails to the outside. Christian is back up on the ring apron and Orton hooks his head dropping him with his DDT through the ropes. Christian counters an RKO attempt with a reverse neckbreaker that results in a close two count. Christian backs up in the corner, attempts a spear, Orton counters, attempts an RKO, Christian counters and drops Orton with a spear. Christian covers…1…2…Orton gets a shoulder up at the last second. Christian can’t believe it. Orton drops Christian with a quick dropkick. Christian falls back into the corner and hits his kick to the face. Christian goes up top, jumps, Orton moves and hits the RKO. Orton covers Christian, Christian’s leg is under the bottom rope and the referee counts the pinfall.
Winner and still WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Randy Orton
After the match, the referee hands the title to Randy Orton who holds it up high. The announcers are not acknowledging Christian’s leg being under the bottom rope. We then see Christian grabbing the referee and telling him his foot was under the bottom rope. The referee says he didn’t see it. Orton is celebrating on the top turnbuckle when he turns to see Christian aruging with the referee. Orton then knocks out Christian with the World Heavyweight Championship. Orton smiles and celebrates once again. We then see highlights of the match leading to the finish that clearly showed Christian’s foot under the bottom rope. Cole argues in favor of Christian. Lawler and Booker T think his foot was under after the pinfall.
A promo for WWE Money in the Bank on Sunday, July 17 airs. They are using Shane McMahon’s “Money Money Money” theme for the show it appears.
* The Bella Twins are coming out along with Keith Stone, spokesperson for Keystone Light beer.