WWE TLC Results
Sunday, December 15, 2013
From the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas
Report by Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
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The show opens with Triple H’s music, and The Game makes his way into the arena with Stephanie McMahon by his side.
Stephanie says tonight, each and every one of us will be part of history, as we’ll witness one of the most important matches in professional wrestling. The WWE Champion vs. the World Champion. Hunter talks about Lou Thesz wrestling Buddy Rodgers. He talks about how that match led to the split of the titles. Hunter name checks some of the most important champions of all time, people like Hogan, Austin, Flair and Michaels. Hunter says tonight those two championships become one. Only one man will walk out, and into the history books, as the champion of champions. Stephanie asks if it will be Cena or Orton, and says tonight we’ll crown the WWE World Heavyweight Champion before the two walk to the back.
This leads to a video package highlighting the unification match, and the history behind those two belts.
The pyro hits, and Michael Cole welcomes us to the show, calling it the single most important night in WWE history.
CM Punk’s music plays, and the straight edge superstar makes his way to the ring for the first match of the evening.
The Shield is out next, of course making their way to the ring through the crowd.
CM Punk vs. The Shield
Punk will start things off tonight against Dean Ambrose. The bell rings, and we’re ready to begin. We get a lock up, and Ambrose goes behind, trying to push Punk to his corner, but Punk avoids it. Another lock up and Punk takes Ambrose over with a snap mare. Rollins tags in and Punk bails to the floor. Rollins follows and Punk heads back into the ring. Punk knocks Ambrose off the apron, and catches Rollins with a couple of quick shots on his way back into the ring. Punk buries his shoulder in Rollins’ midsection in the corner before hitting a couple of back elbows, and a big neck breaker. Punk picks Rollins up for another neck breaker, and then a third.
Punk traps Rollins in a front face lock, but Rollins fights out and makes the tag to Reigns. Punk scores with a couple of forearms, but Reigns lifts Punk by the neck and throws him into his own corner, stomping away. Punk is able to fight out of the corner, but runs into a big forearm from Reigns. Rollins tags back in and stomps at Punk’s back before hitting a neck breaker of his own. Rollins tags out to Ambrose who hits a quick elbow drop, and a series of stomps to the midsection. Ambrose picks Punk up and whips him into the Shield corner before tagging out to Reigns.
Reigns comes in with a nasty clothesline to Punk, then hits a kick to Punk’s ribs. Punk slaps Reigns and hits him with a couple of forearms, but runs right into a huge flying clothesline before Reigns dumps Punk out to the floor. Reigns follows out to the floor and tries for a spear, but he misses Punk and flies over the announcer’s table, hitting hard. Reigns makes it back into the ring, and Punk goes right on the attack, ripping at Reign’s eyes and pummeling him with forearms. Punk picks Reigns up to his feet, but Reigns hip tosses Punk over the top rope and to the floor.
Rollins tags in and he and Punk trade right hands. Punk teases the GTS, but a distraction from Ambrose allows Rollins to score with an enzugiri for two. Rollins calls for the GTS, mocking Punk before shouldering him. Punk fights out and shoves Rollins into Ambrose. Punk hits a big kick to Rollins’ temple that gets him a two count.
Punk hits Rollins with a back kick, a couple of clotheslines, and a swinging neck breaker. Punk hits Rollins with the running knee in the corner, and a huge cross body from the top rope for another two count. Punk goes right into the anaconda vice, but Ambrose breaks it up. Ambrose makes the tag and picks Punk up to his feet, shoving him into the corner and burying his shoulder in Punk’s gut. Ambrose sits Punk on the top rope and follows him up, but Punk is able to head butt him away. Punk stands on the top rope and goes for the elbow drop. He knocks Rollins from the apron and gets a two count on Ambrose.
Punk calls for the GTS, shouldering Ambrose. He drops Ambrose to hit Rollins with a GTS. Punk shoulders Ambrose again, Ambrose fights out, but Reigns comes in and misses Punk, spearing Ambrose. Punk pins Ambrose and gets the three count.
Winner: CM Punk
Backstage, AJ Lee is interviewed with Tamina. AJ tells Renee that if she paid attention, she’d know AJ always wins when it counts. AJ’s number is one, as in the one woman who counts. She didn’t win Slammy for Diva of the year because the WWE Universe is a joke, as is Natalya, and Total Divas. AJ says it’s sad, but after tonight, she’ll be the only one laughing.
Back out in the arena, Natalya’s music hits, and she makes her way to the ring to not much of a reaction at all.
AJ is out next, accompanied by Tamina. She skips her way down to the ring, also not getting much of a reaction.
WWE Divas Championship Match: AJ Lee vs. Natalya
The bell rings and Natalya goes for the immediate roll up. Natalya takes AJ over in a headlock, but AJ turns things around with a headscissors. A little bit of chain wrestling leads to another pin attempt for Natalya. Natalya takes AJ over and begins working on the arm of the champion. AJ tries to fight out of the hold, but she’s taken over, then hit with a snap mare dropkick combo. AJ tries for a baseball slide, but Natalya catches her and throws her into the guardrail. Natalya brings things back into the ring, but she’s kicked from the apron off a distraction from Tamina.
AJ brings things back into the ring for a near fall. AJ traps Natalya in a rear chin lock, but Natalya fights out of it, only to run into a huge back kick from AJ for another two count. AJ clamps on a front face lock, but Natalya fights up to her feet and out of the hold, running AJ into the corner hard. AJ comes back with double boots to the face of Natalya before slamming her into the turnbuckle and kicking away at Natalya’s gut. AJ misses a splash in the corner, but she’s able to counter a body slam into a guillotine hold. Natalya fights out of it, and avoids a roll up, dropkicking a seated AJ in the face. Natalya hits AJ with a series of clotheslines, and a quick suplex. Anoter suplex from Natalya, and then a Michinoku driver type slam sets Natalya up for the sharpshooter. AJ screams in pain, but she crawls for the ropes. Natalya drags her into the middle of the ring, but AJ is able to roll through and reverse it. Natalya is distracted by Tamina, and this leads to AJ locking in the black wide hold. Natalya breaks it.
A big clothesline from Natalya lays out AJ, and she goes right back for the sharpshooter. AJ counters into a roll up, and holds Natalya’s hair for the three count.
Winner and STILL WWE Divas Champion: AJ Lee
We get another video package highlighting the history of the WWE Championship, showing some of the big names that have held the belt, including Backlund, Rodgers, Hogan, Hart, the Rock, Edge, Guerrero, and the Undertaker. Also, those who have held the World Championship, including Harley Race, Dusty Rhodes, Ric Flair, and more.
Damien Sandow is out to the arena, and he says he’s interrupting the event with a PSA. He says the following words and phrases are garbage ‘y’all’, ‘yeehaw’, and ‘Big E Langston’ followed by ‘Intercontinental Champion’, but he’s going to change that right now.
Langston is out next, and he doesn’t get much out of the fans.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match: Big E Langston vs. Damien Sandow
The bell rings, and Sandow goes right into the headlock, getting tossed off. Langston shrugs off everything Sandow throws at him. Langston takes Sandow into the corner and hits him with a big right before tossing him across the ring and following with a big splash. Langston takes Sandow over with a backdrop, but Sandow drops down and goes to the floor. Langston follows, and blocks a right, hitting a right of his own. Sandow is able to grab Langston and pull him into the ring post, following up with a quick baseball slide. Sandow takes things back into the ring for a near fall, then hits Langston with a series of rights and a couple of quick elbow drops. Sandow traps Langston in a rear chin lock, but Langston fights out. Sandow is able to turn things into a front face lock, but Langston tosses him away. Langston sets up for the Big Ending, but Sandow fights out and hits a nasty clothesline. Sandow hits a couple of head butts, and a big elbow drop, followed by the elbow of disdain. A knee drop from Sandow sets up another two count, and Sandow goes back to the rear chin lock.
Langston stands up and backs Sandow into the corner, hitting a spear like maneuver in the corner, but Sandow comes right back with a beautiful dropkick, and another knee drop. Sandow hits Langston with a series of head butts to the back, mounting Langston in the corner. Langston lifts Sandow up, and drops him with an electric chair drop.
Langston pops up and hits a big clothesline, the follows with a belly to belly suplex. Langston hits the ropes and executes a big splash to Langston’s back. Langston tries for the Big Ending, but Sandow counters with the Edgecution for two. Langston fights back, trying for another Big Ending, but Sandow turns it into a roll up. Sandow hits double boots out of the corner, but runs into an explosive shoulder tackle from Langston. Langston hits the Big Ending and gets the three.
Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: Big E Langston
Randy Orton is shown getting ready backstage and Vince McMahon walks in. McMahon shakes Orton’s hand and simply walks off.
Cole checks in with tonight’s All Star Panel of Mick Foley and Booker T. Josh Mattews says Miz was part of the panel, but he used the opportunity to talk trash about Kofi Kingston, and it led to Kofi coming and and getting into a scuffle with Miz. This led to the Authority booking Miz vs. Kingston, and it will be a No DQ match. Foley says that’s what’s best for business.
When things are sent back to ringside, The Real Americans are out with Zeb Coalter in tow for the fatal four way match for the WWE Tag Team Championship match.
Rey Mysterio is out next, to a nice pop from the crowd (though the crowd has definitely not been all that active tonight, so it’s not saying much), followed by his partner the Big Show.
Ryback and Curtis Axel are the third team to make their way to the ring, and again, not much of a reaction out of the fans.
Cody Rhodes and Goldust are out to the ring last, and the champions they too get a lackluster reaction.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match: Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. The Real Americans vs. Rey Mysterio and the Big Show vs. Ryback and Curtis Axel
The bell rings and it looks like Ryback and Cody Rhodes will kick things off. We get a lock up and Ryback shoves Cody away. Cody comes right back, and gets a clubbing blow to the back. Cody reverses a belly to back suplex, and hits Ryback with a big right hand. Cody catches Ryback with a boot in the corner, and a middle rope dropkick to the knee. Goldust comes in, and he’s quickly shoved back into Ryback’s corner. Axel makes the tag and hits Goldust with a nice dropkick before clamping on a side headlock. Goldust scores with a kick to the gut, and a dropkick of his own on Axel before working over the arm. Goldust clamps on another headlock, and Big Show makes the blind tag. Show comes in and Axel tries to catch him with a kick, and some arm work, but Show grabs Axel’s arm and wears it out instead. Show traps Axel in the ropes and hits a giant open hand chop.
The crowd asks for another chop, and Show is happy to oblige. Another one more time chant, and Show comes up with yet another open hand chop to Axel’s chest. Show tags out to Mysterio who comes in with a couple of quick forearms, but Axel quickly tosses him into the corner and slams him to the mat, hitting an elbow drop and tagging in Ryback. Ryback hits a splash from the middle rope and pounds on Mysterio with a series of right hands. Ryback slams Mysterio head first into the corner and tags Axel back in. Axel grinds his forearm against the back of Mysterio’s head, but when he tosses Mysterio into the corner, Mysterio fights out and both men hit cross body blocks, falling to the mat.
Ryback tags in and hits Mysterio with a huge clubbing blow to the back. Goldust makes the blind tag, and he comes in with a series of clotheslines to Ryback. Goldust hits Ryback with a big right hand, and a spine buster, but Ryback stands and kicks Goldust away. Ryback tries for a power bomb, but he’s rolled up by Goldust for three instead.
Axel and Ryback have been eliminated
Ryback clotheslines Goldust, and Swagger comes in, going on the offensive. Swagger tags out to Cesaro who comes in with a series of shots to Goldust’s gut. Swagger tags back in and hits a series of knees to the gut before clamping Goldust in a front face lock.
Goldust makes it to his feet and pushes back toward his corner, but Swagger forces Goldust back into the Real American’s corner. Cesaro tags in and sends Goldust to the floor, only to tag back out to Swagger. Swagger goes to the floor and hits Goldust with a giant charging clothesline. Swagger sends Goldust back into the ring and tags out to Cesaro. Goldust tries to fight back, but Cesaro wrenches Goldust up and over, slamming him to the mat for a two count. Cesaro works over Goldust’s arm, but Goldust is able to fight back up to his feet. Cesaro hits Goldust with a head butt to the stomach before tagging out to Swagger. Swagger chokes Goldust on the middle rope, then works him over with a bear hug.
Goldust fights out of the hold, and struggles to make the tag, but he settles for a roll up on Swagger for two. Goldust hits Swagger with a big right, then a back elbow from the middle rope. Cesaro makes the tag, and he’s got Goldust by the legs. He hits a big swing, taking Goldust around almost ten times, before slingshotting Goldust into a big slam from Swagger. Cody breaks up the pin, stomping at Swagger. Swagger hits the Swagger bomb out of the corner, and Cesaro tags in, following up with a leaping double stomp for another two count. Cesaro locks in a rear chin lock on Goldust, but Goldust is quick to fight out and score with a yoshi-tonic.
Goldust sends Swagger over the top rope and to the floor, then kicks away Cesaro. Goldust goes for the tag, but Swagger pulls Cody from the apron, and Cody is favoring his knee. Goldust hits a hurricanrana from the second rope, and Big Show tosses Swagger into the guard rail on the floor.
Cesaro boots Mysterio from the apron, then turns around into a powerslam from Goldust. Goldust makes the tag to Big Show, who comes in with a couple of clotheslines, and a huge flap jack to Cesaro. Show tosses Cesaro into the corner before hitting a back splash, and a running shoulder block. Show tries for the chokeslam, but breaks it to hit the KO punch on Swagger. Cesaro comes off the middle rope, and right into another KO punch from Show that’s good for a three count.
The Real Americans have been eliminated
Show backs away and helps Goldust to his feet before beginning the next phase of the match. Goldust is able to lock Show in a headlock, but Show fights out and hits a shoulder tackle to knock Goldust to the floor. Show picks Goldust up to the apron by his head and hip tosses him back into the ring. Show runs into a boot from Goldust in the corner, and Goldust hits a cross body, for another two count. Goldust is able to score with a right hand, but Show catches him with a chokeslam. Goldust is able to reverse it into a DDT for two. Cody makes the tag, and he and Goldust hit a double suplex on Show. Cody gets a two count.
Cody tries for the disaster kick, but Show counters with a huge open hand chop to the chest. Mysterio makes the tag and comes in with a hurricanrana. Cody back drops him to the apron, but Mysterio sends him away and hits a seated denton from the top rope. Mysterio scores with a kick to the side of Cody’s head for a two count. Rhodes runs into a back elbow from Mysterio. Cody is able to his the disaster kick on Mysterio for a two count. Cody waits for Mysterio to stand and he tries for cross Rhodes, but Mysterio fights out and sends Cody into the ropes. He then sends Goldust into the ropes and hits the 619. Show pulls Goldust from the ring and tosses him into the barricade. Show grabs Rhodes and Rhodes fights out and pushes Show into the ring post. Cody heads back into the ring with a springboard move that Mysterio turns into a power bomb for two. Mysterio counters cross Rhodes, sending Rhodes into the ropes. Rhodes counters the 619 and tries for the cross Rhodes, but it’s countered into a roll up. Cody is finally able to hit Cross Rhodes, and he gets the three count.
Winners and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions: Goldust and Cody Rhodes
Backstage, the Prime Time Players are shown talking. Darren Young says he talked to the Rock yesterday. Titus obviously doesn’t believe him. Young hold up a ‘brawler buddy’, and Titus holds up a Cena toy. Khali and Los Matadores come in, with plush toys of their own. Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox make their way in and break things up. They grab the Cena and Brodus clay toys, and begin to ‘fight’ each other with them. Kane makes his way into the picture, and Maddox and Vickie scurry off. Kane looks down, and picks up the Clay doll, using it to smash the Cena doll across the room.
Back in the arena, Brodus Clay and Sweet T make their way out to the ring with the Funkadactyls in tow.
R-Truth and Xavier Woods make their way out to the ring next, getting the crowd behind them (finally) with a bit of rapping.
Brodus Clay vs. R-Truth
The bell rings and Truth takes it right to Clay, backing him into the corner and hitting him with a series of punches. Clay runs into a European uppercut, and Truth scores with a dropkick from the middle rope. Truth is able to hits the axe kick for a one count.
Brodus bails to the outside, and Truth follows with a slingshot body press to the outside. Truth brings things back into the ring, and he heads to the top. Brodus stops Truth by running into the ropes and making him fall from the top. Clay hits a series of stomps, and he heads to the middle rope, hitting a banzai drop.
Clay goes for a pin, but Truth is able to kick out at two. Clay hits a couple of big elbow drop, and a giant ‘boom drop’ like leg drop. Clay hits Truth with a heart punch, then stands on his chest. Clay his Truth with a couple of huge punches to the side of the head, then suplexes him almost entirely across the ring. Clay hits Truth with a giant splash in the corner, then another. Truth drops to seated position. Clay comes in after him, and Truth drops to the floor. Clay follows Truth to the outside, and Tensai tells him to bring things into the ring. Woods pushes Truth back into the ring while Tensai and Clay argue on the outside. Clay heads back into the ring and catches Truth in the tree of woe. Clay charges in and splashes Truth twice while he’s hung up. Tensai tells Clay to focus on the win, and they continue to argue. Clay tells Tensai he’s better than him, and Tensai shrugs him off and heads to the back. He’s followed shortly by the Funckadactyls. When Clay turns around, it’s into a giant heel kick, and a roll up from Truth for three.
Backstage John Cena is shown talking to someone. Vince McMahon interrupts, shakes Cena’s hand, and tells him ‘May the best man win.’.
Kofi Kingston’s music hits, and he makes his way into the arena to another pitiful reaction from this pretty awful crowd.
We get another recap of what happened on the pre-show to lead up to this match. The Miz is out next, and the crowd continue to sit on their hands.
No DQ Match: Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz
The bell rings, and Kofi mounts Miz and hits him with a series of rights. Kofi runs into a back elbow from Miz, and Miz follows up with a series of rights of his own. Kingston continues the fight, hitting more right hands and stomps in the corner that sends Miz to the outside. Kofi follows, and gets in a couple more licks before sending Miz back into the ring. Back in the ring, Kofi sends Miz back to the outside over the top. Kofi dives through the ropes right into a forearm to the jaw from Miz. Miz picks Kingston up and slams his head into the apron, then the barricade. Kofi comes back, backing Miz into the opposite barricade hard. Kofi kicks at Miz’s chest and ribs while he’s trapped against the barricade.
Kofi picks Miz up and drops him with a clothesline. Kofi drops a clothesline, and goes for the trouble in paradise, but Miz ducks and Kofi connects with the ring post. Miz grabs Kofi’s foot and drives it into the arena flow before bringing things back into the ring for a two count. Miz picks Kofi up by his ankle and drives hi knee into the canvas. Miz slaps at Kofi’s face while picking him up, and drops Kofi down with a knee breaker. Miz goes for another knee breaker, but Miz counters into a roll up. Miz blocks a boot from Kofi in the corner, and kicks him in the knee. Miz traps Kofi in the ropes and continues slapping at Kofi’s face before placing his ankle on the bottom rope and driving all his weight into Kofi’s knee twice. Kofi counters by kicking Miz over the top rope and to the outside.
Kofi follows Miz to the outside, but Miz crotches Kofi on the barricade, following up with a big running kick. Miz brings things back into the ring and pins Kofi for a quick two count. Miz goes to the corner and begins pulling the turnbuckle pad off. Miz returns to Kofi, kicking him hard, then hitting him with a big running knee lift. Miz tries for the SCF into the turnbuckle. but Kingston reverses into a roll up for two. Miz comes right back with a big clothesline, and a running corner clothesline. Miz goes to the top rope, and he leaps off, right into a big dropkick from Kofi.
Kofi picks Miz up and tries for the SOS, but Miz counters. Kofi tries for the trouble in paradise, but misses. Kofi is able to kick Miz into the exposed turnbuckle, and follows it up with the trouble in paradise, getting the three count.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
The WWE and World Heavyweight Championship belts are shown hanging high above the ring, and Cole brings the unification match up again. This leads up into a ‘tale of the tape’ showing Cena and Ortons respective stats.
We get a video package that highlights the recent feud between Daniel Bryan and the Wyatt family.
Daniel Bryan is out to the ring first, and he gets the best reaction of the night so far, bringing the crowd to their feet for what seems like the first time since CM Punk entered the arena.
The lights go out, and the Wyatt Family make their way to the ring, led by Bray Wyatt.
Daniel Bryan vs. The Wyatt Family
Bray sits in the rocking chair as Bryan starts things off, bringing the fight to Rowan quickly. Rowan takes Bryan into the corner, but runs right into a drop toe hold that sends him into the corner. Bryan scores with a couple of kicks, but Rowan takes Bryan right down to the mat before tagging out to Harper. Harper comes in and hits Bryan with a huge European uppercut, then rips away at Bryan’s face. Bryan kicks at Harper’s knee, then takes him over with a dragon screw. Bryan stands on the backs of Harper’s knees, and rips at his face, before stomping down. Bryan kicks at Harper’s legs, but Harper comes back with a slap to the face. Harper tags out to Rowan, who kicks away at Bryan in the corner before stomping on his head.
Rowan slams Bryan to the mat hard, then picks him up and does it again. Rowan picks Bryan up in a bear hug, rag dolling Bryan in the process. Bryan fights out of the hold, but runs right into a flap jack for two. Harper tags back in and hits Bryan with an upper cut in the corner. Bryan back flips over Harper and ducks a clothesline, but runs right into a sit-out slam. Bray stands up and takes gets up to the apron. Bray tags in and says it didn’t have to be like this. They could have been friends, and he could’ve helped Bryan. Bray hits a huge splash in the corner and wears Bryan out with a series of head butts.
Bray picks Bryan up to his feet and hits a big suplex, throwing Bryan across the ring. Bray does his creepy spider walk toward Bryan, before tagging out to Harper. Harper hits a big elbow drop and follows with the gator roll. Bryan fights up to his feet, but Harper hits him with a big uppercut. Rowan tags back in and hits a head butt, then picks Bryan up and hits a fall away slam. Rowan hits a series of right hands, and Harper tags in. A bit of double team work leads to a huge boot from Harper, and Bray tags back in. Bray screams at Bryan the whole time, then offers his hand to Bryan. Bryan kicks Bray in the side of the head, and comes up with a series of forearms. Bryan runs into a huge back elbow, and Bray rips at his face.
Harper tags back in, and Bray says he’s done with Bryan. Harper hits a huge sit-out power bomb, but Bryan kicks out at two. Bray whispers something in Harper’s ear, and Harper misses a running boot in the corner, getting hung up in the ropes. Bryan hits a double dropkick, knocking Bray and Rowan off the apron. He follows with a dropkick to Harper’s back. Bryan seats Harper on the top rope and hits a belly to back superplex for two.
Bryan waits for Harper to get to his knees, and he hits him with a series of kicks to the chest, and a final kick to the side of the head. Bryan goes to the top rope and hits a flying head butt, getting two before Rowan breaks it up. Bryan avoids a splash in the corner and kicks Rowan in the side of the head. Rowan ends up trapped in the ropes and Bryan kicks him repeatedly. Bray tags in and Bryan stops him cold. Bryan sends Harper and Rowan from the ring before scoring a roll up on Bray for two. Bray hits him with a big shot to the head. Bryan dives through the ropes and wipes out Harper before hitting a drop toe hold on Rowan into the ring steps. Bryan catches Bray throat first on the top rope, then hits a shotgun missile dropkick. Bryan tries for the yes lock, but Wyatt stops him and pounds away. Bray hits sister Abigail, and pins Bryan for three.
Winners: The Wyatt Family
Bray cradles Bryan’s head, laughing the whole time, following the match.
Cole throws it to the expert panel with Josh Matthews. Booker T says Daniel Bryan just could not overcome the odds. Foley says Bray Wyatt has ‘it’. Matthews says we’re just moments away from the unification match, and he asks for predictions. Foley says TLC is nowhere to be when you can’t take the blows, and Orton may have a glass jaw. Foley calls for Cena, and Booker T calls for Orton to win the match.
This leads into another video package highlighting the events leading up to this match, again referencing a good bit of history behind the titles.
Randy Orton’s music hits, and he’s the first competitor to make his way to the ring for the unification TLC match. Tables, ladders, and chairs line the entrance way to the ring.
John Cena is out next, and he gets a pretty good reaction out of a pretty bad crowd.
After formal ring introductions from Justin Roberts, we’re ready to kick things off.
WWE Championship and World Heavyweight Championship TLC Match: John Cena vs. Randy Orton
The bell rings, and we’re ready to begin. We get a lock up, and Cena backs Orton into the corner. Both men turn things around, and Cena takes Orton over with a headlock.
Cena takes Orton down with a shoulder tackle, and he goes right for the tables on the outside. Orton stops him cold, and brings a ladder into the ring. Orton sets up the ladder, but Cena stops him, grabbing the ladder and slamming it into Orton’s head. Cena heads back to the outside and brings a table into the ring. Cena props the table in the corner, and shoulders Orton. Orton fights out of it, and tries to sends Cena into the table, but Cena blocks it and sends Orton to the outside. Orton comes back in with a chair in hand, and he tries to use it against Cena, but Cena blocks. Orton kicks Cena in the gut and cracks Cena across the back with the chair, before bringing it down across Cena’s chest.
Cena bails to the outside, and Orton follows, chair in hand. Orton winds up, but Cena ducks and Orton connects mostly with the ring steps. Orton doesn’t stop though, winding up and hitting Cena across the back again. Orton mocks Cena before winding up, and missing Cena, hitting the ring post instead. Cena picks up the chair and uses it to his Orton a couple of times across the back.
Cena grabs another table and sets it up on the outside. Cena drags Orton over and tries for a power bomb, but Orton counters out and sends Cena crashing into the ring steps. Orton grabs another ladder and sends it into the ring. Orton sets up the ladder under the belts, and begins climbing. Orton gets his hands on the belt, but Cena pulls him down. Cena hits the ropes and runs into a dropkick from Orton. Orton tosses the ladder from the ring, then kicks Cena in the ribs before stomping at his joints and grinding his boot into Cena’s face. Cena pulls himself up, using Orton, and he and Orton trade blows. Cena hits the ropes and runs into a powerslam from Orton.
Orton stomps on Cena’s chest, then heads to the outside for another chair, and another ladder. Cena picks up the ladder and drives it into Orton’s chest. Cena sets up the ladder under the belts and begins the climb. Orton pulls him down, and hits a big belly to back suplex. Orton picks up the ladder, but he misses Cena with it, tossing it to the outside. Orton grabs a chair and uses it to wail on Cena.
Orton wedges the chair in the corner between the top and middle rope. Cena ducks a clothesline and hits two shoulder tackles, and a belly to back suplex. Cena calls for the five knuckle shuffle, but Orton catches him with a kick to the face, then he tosses Cena face first into the chair in the corner.
Orton goes back out for another ladder, bringing it into the ring and setting it up under the titles. Orton climbs the ladder, but he’s stopped by Cena. Cena slams Orton’s head into the ladder, and Cena hits the five knuckle shuffle from the third rung of the ladder.
Cena picks up the ladder, and smashes it into Orton’s face, sending Orton over the top rope and to the outside, through the table on the floor. Cena sets the ladder up under the titles and he begins to climb. Cena goes for the titles, but Orton is able to get back into the ring, and pull Cena down for an RKO.
Orton hits Cena with a series of head butts, then a big right. Cena fights back with a series of rights before clotheslining Orton over the top rope. Cena slams Orton’s head into the apron before picking up the ring steps and using them to hit Orton. Cena hits Orton with the steps again, then he goes for another table. Cena brings another table into the ring and props it in the corner across from the one already set up. Cena goes back out after Orton, and Orton scores with a mic shot to the top of Cena’s head. Orton puts Cena’s head on the ring steps and stomps down.
Orton uses the mic to hit Cena repeatedly. Orton begins dismantling the Spanish announcer’s table. Orton backs up and tries for the punt, but Cena avoids it and hits the AA, sending Orton through the announcer’s table.
Cena pulls himself into the ring, and he sets up the ladder under the titles. Cena begins the slow climb to the top. Cena gets his hands on the title, but Orton knocks the ladder out. Cena holds on to the World Championship, but Orton grabs a chair and uses it to whack Cena, forcing him to let go. Orton winds up for another shot, and Cena spears him through one of the tables set up in the corner.
Orton bails to the outside, and crawls toward the ladder. Orton begins looking under the mats at ringside, finding and grabbing handcuffs. Orton handcuffs Cena to the bottom rope.
Orton has the key in hand, taunting Cena with it. Orton tosses the key out into the crowd. Cena pulls at the handcuffs, but can’t break them. Orton goes up the entranceway and grabs a huge ladder. Orton hits Cena with the ladder, but Cena shrugs it off. Cena tries using a ladder, and a chair to do anything to break the cuffs. Cena undoes the turnbuckle, and he climbs the ladder, bringing the turnbuckle with him. Cena knocks Orton from the ladder. Orton grabs the ring rope that’s still attached to Cena, and he pulls him off the ladder, sending him head first into the table in the corner, which doesn’t break.
Orton sets up the ladder, and he gets his hand on the titles. Orton takes both titles off the clasp, and Orton is the winner.
Winner and NEW WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Randy Orton
Orton holds both titles high over his head and celebrates while Cena recovers in the corner. He’s interrupted by Vince McMahon’s music, and Vince makes his way to the ring with Triple H and Stephanie.
Stephanie, Hunter and Vince are all clapping on their way down. Stephanie hugs Orton when she gets into the ring, and Hunter shakes Orton’s hand, as does Vince. The show ends with Cena looking on disappointedly while Vince, Stephanie and Hunter present their unified WWE World Heavyweight Champion.