It’s now time for C.M. Punk and Randy Orton’s WWE WrestleMania 27 grudge match. This match has been building since Orton cost C.M. Punk the World title in 2008. Before the match we were treated to a video sequence of the build-up to the match. The crowd popped for Punk, but they popped harder for Orton. A lady holding a sign a few feet from me really had the hips swinging as Orton made his way to the ring.
One minute into the match and Punk kicked the steel ring steps into Orton’s injured knee. Punk rolled Orton into the ring and quickly nailed a cross body press from the top rope for a quick two-count. Punk then stood up and smiled as he approached Orton and continued to work on the Viper’s injured knee.
Time for the competing “CM Punk!” and “Let’s Go Orton” chants!
Punk continued to control the match and turned Orton upside down in the corner before doing some sort of awesome legdrop to Orton’s face. Punk then called for the Go To Sleep and set him up, but Orton slithered out of it and went for the RKO, but Punk kicked him in the back of the head instead.
Randy Orton went into CRAZY LOOK MODE, then superplexed Punk off the top rope (after pausing for all the cameras to take pictures). Orton got a two-count, and then Punk somehow got back in control. He applied the figure four around the steel ropes and continued to focus on the injured knee.
A few minutes later, Orton finally took control of the match and started hitting many of his signature moves as he made crazy faces. Then he fully went into Viper mode, pounding on the ground waiting for the RKO. Predictibly, he thought better of it and stood up to punt CM Punk in the head. As he went in for it, Punk kicked him in the knee. Punk slowly approached, and Orton went for the RKO, but Punk awesomely moved out of the way and went to the turnbuckle. Punk jumped off the top rope and Orton hit the biggest RKO of all time. He then easily picked up the one, two, three.
That super-RKO was the move of the night.
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