Steve sent word that Sin Cara defeated Tyson Kidd in the dark match before tonight’s WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view in Tampa.
WWE’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view opens up with a video mentioning WrestleMania 27 and how tonight we get extreme. “Nothing is too extreme” for tonight is the tagline. And we’re live from Tampa, Florida as the pyro goes off. Josh Matthews welcomes us to Extreme Rules and we go right to the ring.
Last Man Standing Match: Randy Orton vs. CM Punk
Matthews, Jerry Lawler and Booker T are on commentary as Randy Orton makes his way out for tonight’s opener. Out next comes CM Punk with Nexus members Mason Ryan, David Otunga and Michael McGillicutty with him. The General Manager’s e-mail alert goes off and Matthews steps up to the podium. It’s announced that Nexus is banned from ringside. Punk heads for the ring and exposes a turnbuckle before hopping in. The bell rings and here we go.
They go at it and Orton strikes first. They go out to the floor and Orton throws Punk into the barrier and drops him with an uppercut. Orton throws Punk into the steel steps and hits him across the chest with forearm shots. Orton with another uppercut. Punk rolls back in the ring and Orton follows. Punk kicks Orton in the gut and makes a comeback, knocking Orton on his back with knees to the head. Orton counters Punk when he tries to throw him into the exposed turnbuckle. Punk whips Orton to the mat and drops a knee.
Orton comes back with a knee of his own and Punk retreats to the floor. Orton comes out but Punk pulls a kendo stick from under the ring and nails Orton with it. Punk with another cane shot. Punk brings the cane and Orton back in the ring. Punk whacks Orton in the arm with the cane. Punk charges with the cane but Orton blocks him and lays him down with an uppercut. Orton gets the cane now but Punk back kicks him. Punk gets the cane back and goes back to work with it on Orton’s shoulder. Punk with a backdrop on Orton. Punk tells the referee to start his 10 count. Orton makes it up at the 6 count. Punk flies off the top rope but Orton knocks him out of the air with a cane shot. Orton unloads on Punk with the cane now.
Orton with clotheslines and a backbreaker. Orton brings Punk in but Punk blocks the second-rope DDT. Punk catapults Orton face-first into the exposed turnbuckle. Punk gets a chair now and props it up in between the top rope and the second rope in the corner. Punk hits Orton in the other corner with a high knee to the face. Punk goes for a GTS but Orton stops it. Orton tries for an RKO but can’t. Punk goes for another GTS but Orton counters. Orton slings Punk hard into the steel chair that’s propped in the corner. Punk is out on the floor but gets up before the 10 count. Orton comes out and works Punk over on the floor, throwing him into the fan barrier and the ring apron repeatedly.
Orton with a big powerslam on the floor. Punk makes it up at the 8 count as Orton starts clearing off the announcer’s table. Orton goes back to Punk but Punk drops him to his knees with a shot to the head. Orton makes it back up at 8 as Punk goes back to work on him. Punk tries to slam Orton face-first into the announcer’s table but Orton counters. Orton hits a backdrop and drops Punk’s back over the top of the fan barrier. Orton brings it back in the ring and drops to get hyped up for the RKO. Punk blocks it and takes Orton’s legs out. Punk goes for the GTS and nails it on Orton. The referee begins his count.
Orton barely makes it up and Punk argues with the referee before going back to work on him. Punk with a side leg sweep, dropping Orton on top of a steel chair. Punk sets up the chair now and goes for another takedown but Orton hits him with a RKO out of nowhere. The referee begins his count. Punk makes it up just before 10 but stumbles out of the ring. Orton comes out after him and clotheslines Punk over the barrier. Orton goes to bring Punk in with the DDT off the fan barrier but Punk rams him back into the ring post. Orton gets up at 8. Punk kicks him and wraps the chair around his head and neck. Punk then rams Orton’s head with the chair around it into the ring post. That looked like it hurt but Orton gets up at the 8 count. Punk wails away with right hands.
Punk takes Orton on top of the announcer’s table and goes for the GTS. Orton fights out of it and RKO’s Punk on top of the announcer’s table but it doesn’t break. Punk barely makes it up before falling back to the floor. Orton goes for a punt kick but Punk dodges it. Punk goes for a GTS but drops Orton’s face into the steel steps. Orton makes it up again before the count. Punk rolls Orton back in the ring. Punk climbs the top rope with a cane in his hand. Orton gets up and hits Punk with a cane shot, knocking him off the top. Punk is hung up in the corner as Orton hits him repeatedly with the cane. Orton uppercuts Punk and sets him back upright on the top rope. Orton climbs to the second rope and hits an RKO off the top on Punk. Punk can’t make it back to his feet and Orton is the last man standing.
Winner: Randy Orton