NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS: Orton vs. Henry (WWE World Title)
Sep 18, 2011 - by Adam Martin
WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Randy Orton (c) vs. Mark Henry
Tony Chimmel handled the ring introductions for the challenger Mark Henry and champion Randy Orton.
The bell rings and Mark Henry throws Randy Orton with force into the corner right away. Orton with some right hands backing up Henry. Orton with kicks to the body and then a kick to the head to take Henry down. Orton starts stomping over Henry's body and then drops a knee to the head. Henry gets up and he is angry. Orton tosses Henry out of the ring. Henry dodges an early RKO and then catches Orton with a boot to the face. Orton counters a World's Strongest Slam attempt and jumps on Henry's back applying a sleeper hold. Henry drops Orton into the corner to break it up. Orton with forearms to the chest of Henry from the corner. Henry with a huge right hand that drops Orton off the top turnbuckle to the outside with a loud thud. Henry with a headbutt to Orton back in the ring. Henry then stands on the back of Orton against the ropes. Henry with a body splash over Orton. Henry with the cover and Orton kicks out. Henry drops an elbow over the chest of Orton. Henry with a kick to the chest of Orton and follows with a big clothesline. Orton avoids a second body splash from Henry. Orton with a series of right hands in the corner. Orton attempts clotheslines on Henry and Henry stays on his feet. Orton connects with a dropkick that takes Henry off of his feet. Henry rolls out to the ring apron. Henry headbutts Orton and clotheslines him. Henry picks up Orton and connects with the World's Strongest Slam. Henry hooks the leg and Orton kicks out. Henry can't believe it. Orton is fighting back going after Henry's knee to take him down. Henry rolls to the ring apron. Orton grabs Henry by the head, lifts him up and hits his DDT through the ropes. Henry grabs the bottom rope during the pinfall. Henry plays defense kicking Orton away when Orton comes forward. Henry kicks away at Orton's knee when he gets up. Orton attempts an RKO and Henry pushes him away with ease. Henry then grabs Orton and hits the World's Strongest Slam. Henry hooks the leg and gets the win.
Winner and NEW WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Mark Henry
After the match, they show some great crowd shots of shocked and disappointed WWE fans. Josh Mathews walks out and interviews the new champion. Henry pulls the mic away and tells the fans to stop cheering since they were all haters. He said this is his moment and he refuses to share it with anyone. Henry says he will be the most dominant champion of all time and he won't run from anyone. “I will never…ever…lose this title,” yelled Henry as he threw the mic down.
Backstage, WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio is with Ricardo Rodriguez and John Laurinaitis. Del Rio complains about being booked in a tag match with Ricardo last week and demands more respect after tonight. Del Rio and Ricardo walk off as John wishes him luck. John looks over and wishes luck to CM Punk who is stand nearby. Punk said that is funny coming from him. Laurinaitis reminds him who he is. Punk wonders if his “good luck” means “good luck with all of your future endeavors.”
* Kelly Kelly defending the WWE Divas Championship against Beth Phoenix is up next.
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