WWE WrestleMania Results: CM Punk vs Randy Orton

Written by Michael Lambarde on Apr. 03, 2011

CM Punk vs Randy Orton

Punk goes right after the bad leg, but Orton shuts him down and lays him out with a European uppercut and a running clothesline. A second clothesline sends Punk to the outside, and Orton goes after him for more European uppercuts. Orton tries to whip Punk into the steps, but Punk vaults over them and then quickly turns around and rams the steps into Orton’s bad leg. Punk goes up top and hits a flying bodypress for 2, but Orton gets his over the back neckbreaker and tries a kick, but Punk catches it and hyperextends it over his shoulder, lays one more kick into the leg for good measure, and covers for 1.

Punk ties Orton’s leg in the ropes and puts the knees to it, then backs up and hits the climbing knee and springs off the ropes for a kneedrop just for good measure. Punk hangs Orton upside down in the corner and goes up top and kneedrops Orton in the chest. Punk covers but only gets 2, so he signals that it’s time for Orton to Go To Sleep. Punk gets him up, but takes too long and Orton elbows his way out and goes for the RKO, but Punk hits a high kick to the face and covers for 2. Punk goes up top and points to the sky Randy Savage style, but Orton pops up and crotches Punk on the top rope. He spends 20 or 30 minutes staring around at the fans before going up and hitting a superplex. Orton makes the cover and gets 2, but Punk quickly goes out to the floor and drags Orton to the corner, rams his leg into the post several times, then does the Bret Hart ringpost figure four. Punk gets back in the ring and locks Orton into an Indian Deathlock while hitting double axhandles on Orton’s knee. Punk pulls the kneepad and bandage off of Orton’s knee, but Orton breaks free by headbutting Punk and then starts nailing him with clotheslines and a snap powerslam.

Orton with a Thesz Press and an Angle Slam gets 2, then pulls Punk to his feet and Punk fires off with a series of kicks and sweeps Orton’s legs out from under him, then quickly hooks the Anaconda Vice right in the middle of the ring. Orton makes the ropes, then rams Punk to the corner and hits the DDT off the ropes. Orton sets up for the RKO, but Punk’s not moving so Orton gets to his feet and sets up for the punt, but his leg goes out from under him. Punk looks up and smiles, then pulls himself to his feet and goes over to Orton, and Orton goes for the RKO but Punk instantaneously dives out to the apron. Punk looks around with his “what a relief” look on his face, then goes for a springboard into the ring and Orton catches him in the RKO for the win.

Winner: Randy Orton