VENGEANCE: Orton vs. Rhodes
Oct 23, 2011 - by Adam Martin
Randy Orton vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes
The bell rings and Orton drops Rhodes with a quick clothesline. Rhodes attempts a bulldog and Orton pushes him away with force. Orton sends Rhodes to the outside and bounces his face off the steel ring steps. Orton tosses Rhodes back inside and dodges a springboard kick from Rhodes. Rhodes with a headbutt and goes on the attack. Rhodes with a front suplex. Orton with a series of uppercuts. Rhodes fires back with a clothesline. Orton with a back suplex. Rhodes with a standing dropkick. Rhodes with a boston crab applied on Orton. Orton counters out. The two exchange right hands. Rhodes with an Alabama Slam. Roll Tide. Rhodes attempts a huge moonsault and Orton moves out of the way. Orton with a snap powerslam on Rhodes. Rhodes from the top turnbuckle and Orton catches him in mid-air with a dropkick. Rhodes with his Beautiful Disaster springboard kick to the face. Rhodes counters a DDT through the ropes, but Orton drops Rhodes off his back. Orton with a quick neckbreaker on Rhodes. Orton puts Rhodes up on the top turnbuckle, hits a few rights, Rhodes with a headbutt and this time catches Orton with a moonsault. Rhodes misses a knee drop on Orton from the second rope. One of Rhodes' baggers jumps up on the ring apron. Orton drops him with a right hand. Rhodes with the Cross Rhodes, cover and Orton kicks out. Rhodes yells out in frustration. Rhodes drops to his chest and starts pounding on the mat mocking Orton. Orton with a dropkick to Rhodes when Rhodes attempt an RKO. Orton with a DDT through the ropes. Now Orton drops down and starts hitting the mat getting ready for the RKO. The second bagger jumps up on the ring apron. Orton sends Rhodes into him. Orton with an RKO and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Randy Orton
After the match, we see a replay of the finish. Back live, Orton celebrates up on the turnbuckle.
A promo runs hyping the return of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and his return to action for the first time in 7 years at the WWE Survivor Series PPV on Sunday, November 20.
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