WWE SUMMERSLAM: Christian vs. Randy Orton (WWE World Title)
Aug 14, 2011 - by Adam Martin
WWE World Heavyweight Championship – No Holds Barred Match
Christian (c) vs. Randy Orton
Before the match, Christian grabs a mic and says he has an announcement. He introduces the man that will be in his corner tonight: the Rated R Superstar and his best friend, Edge. Huge reaction for Edge. He reminders everyone that doctor’s said he would never be cleared again to compete in a WWE ring. Edge said when he left, he was happy and he felt he was part of passing the torch to Christian. He said no one deserved to become the World Heavyweight Champion more than him. Edge added it wasn’t fair that Teddy Long made him defend his title just days later…but Christian continued to complain week after week. He puts over Christian becoming a 2-time champion, but by disqualification? Edge said not to get him wrong, he did bad things in his career, but he did it with style and wasn’t boring. He said he didn’t hide behind suits and contracts. Edge said along the way, Christian has become a disgrace to himself. He said Christian needs to hear this…he didn’t know his best friend would becoming a whining, moaning, crying little bitch. Edge drops the mic and heads to the back.
We got ring introductions for the challenger Randy Orton and champion Christian.
The bell rings and here we go. The two exchange shots early on. Orton with a clothesline. Christian with a flying elbow off the top. Orton drops Christian and gets in a few stomps to the body. Christian pushes Orton up against the ropes and stands over Orton’s back applying pressure. Orton attempts his DDT through the ropes, but Christian counters and tosses Orton over the top rope. On the outside, Orton tosses Christian into the ring barricade. Orton clears the main announce table and attempts an RKO over it, but Christian counters. Christian grabs his belt and runs into the crowd. Orton catches up to him on the arena steps and they start brawling. Orton pushes Christian back down ringside and tosses him in the ring. Orton with right hands to Christian in the corner. Christian grabs a kendo stick after dropping Orton in the ring quickly. Christian drives it into the body of Orton and then cracks it across his back and chest a few times. Christian then starts choking Orton with it. Orton fights back with an uppercut. Christian catches him with an elbow coming off the ropes. Orton with a close rollup. Christian with a spinebuster. Orton is bleeding in his mouth. Christian grabs the kendo stick again. Christian is up top, looks to hit Orton with the kendo stick, but Orton counters with a dropkick. Orton with a series of clotheslines and a powerslam. Christian with big boots to Orton in the corner. Orton with a rollup for a two count. Christian slaps Orton, hits the ropes and Orton catches with him a Thesz press. Christian counters a DDT attempt through the ropes. Orton comes back dropping Christian off his back in a reverse neckbreaker. Orton backs up for a punt in the corner. Christian rolls out, trips up Orton, grabs his legs, but Orton pulls Christian face first into the steel ring post.
Orton pulls out two tables from under the ring. He puts one in the ring and when he comes back out, Christian drives him into the ring and Christian sets up the other table near the ring. Both are now up on the ring apron and now up top on the turnbuckle. Orton with a superplex on Christian over the top of the table that wasn’t setup in the middle of the ring. Orton puts the table up in the corner. Christian with a reverse DDT on Orton. Christian misses a spear, counters an RKO and sends Orton over the top rope. On the outside, Orton sends Christian into the steel ring steps flipping over. Orton grabs the bottom part of the steel steps and puts them up against the ring. Christian sends Orton face first into it. Christian clears the Spanish announce table and hits Orton in the head with a TV monitor. Christian puts a dazed Orton on top of the table. Christian picks up Orton, looks to hit his own RKO, but Orton counters and hits the RKO on Christian crashing through the table. Christian pulls himself back in the ring. Orton rolls back in as well. Christian with the Killswitch. Real close count. They show a replay and it looked extremely close. Christian bails and grabs two steel chairs back to the ring. Christian puts a chair under Orton’s head. He spits in Orton’s face and attempts a conchairto. Orton moves. Orton grabs a chair and cracks it over the back of Christian. Orton uses the chair to hit Christian in the body with it sending Christian off the ring apron crashing through the table at ringside. Orton brings the steel steps in and starts tossing trash cans and kendo sticks into the ring. Orton tosses Christian back in. Orton with a powerslam on Christian through the table in the corner. It looks like Orton cut his hand during that spot. Orton grabs a kendo stick and breaks it hitting Christian over the back with it two times.
Orton grabs Christian through the ropes and gives him a DDT over a trash can. Orton is firing up for an RKO. When Christian stands up, he hits Orton in the face with a kendo stick. Christian springboards off the corner and Orton catches him with an RKO over the steel steps! Orton with the cover and gets the win.
Winner and NEW WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Randy Orton
After the match, we see various highlights leading to the finish. Back live, Randy Orton is up on the turnbuckle and is holding up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. We see a shot of WWE officials helping Christian to the back.
A video package runs showing WWE in Los Angeles this week to promote Summerslam.
Backstage, we see a shot of Triple H in his referee shirt talking with his wife Stephanie McMahon.
A video package runs hyping John Cena vs. CM Punk.
* John Cena vs. CM Punk with Triple H as the special guest referee for the Undisputed WWE Championship is up next.