WWE World Heavyweight Championship – Triple Threat Match
Randy Orton (c) vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan
The bell rings and Daniel Bryan takes out Randy Orton right away with his flying knee. Batista grabs Bryan and Bryan counters a powerbomb into a huricanrana. Batista rolls out. Bryan with shots to Orton in the corner. Orton counters an irish whip and drops Bryan down by his bad shoulder. Batista is back in taking out Orton with a clothesline. Orton with a back breaker on Batista. Orton with a shot to Bryan and Batista clotheslines Orton over the top rope. Batista drops Orton face first off the announce table. Batista sends Orton shoulder first into the steel steps. Batista repeats this sending Orton face first off them this time. Batista separates the steel steps, Orton counters and gives Batista a back body drop over the steps. Orton with a back suplex on Bryan off the ring barricade. Orton does the same to Batista. Orton poses standing on top of the steel steps. Back in the ring, Orton stomps over the body Batista. Orton drops a knee, hooks the leg and Batista kicks out. Bryan comes out of no where with a double missle dropkick taking out both Orton and Batista. Bryan with kicks to the chests of Orton and Batista. Bryan catches Batista with a kick to the head.
Orton blocks a kick from Bryan and launches him over his head instead. Batista misses a charge on Bryan in the corner. Bryan with corner shots to Orton and Batista going back and forth. Crowd in New Orleans is fired up for Bryan. Bryan is up top with Orton and connects with a top rope huricanrana for a two count. Batista with a suplex on Bryan over the top rope to the outside. Batista is going up top when Orton cuts him off. Orton connects with a superplex on Batista. Bryan comes out of no where connecting on Orton with a flying headbutt. Bryan gets the Yes Lock applied on Orton. We see Triple H and Stephanie McMahon walking out to the ringside area through the crowd. Triple H gets in a shot on the referee to knock him out. Batista with a spinebuster on Bryan. Triple H has referee Scott Armstrong jump in the ring. Batista Bomb on Bryan. Bryan kicks out after two. Batista can’t believe it. Triple H and Stephanie are upset at ringside. Batista misses a charge in the corner. Bryan kicks referee Scott Armstrong in the face. Michael Cole reminds us it is No DQ. Bryan with a suicide dive taking out Triple H, Scott Armstrong and even Stephanie McMahon! Triple H is pissed.
Triple H grabs a sledgehammer and gets back in the ring when Bryan cuts him off. Bryan has the sledgehammer and hits Triple H with it in the head. Bryan rolls up Batista and Orton breaks it up. Orton tosses Bryan out of the ring and hits an uppercut. Batista and Orton are double teaming Bryan at ringside. Batista drops Bryan head first off the ring barricade. We see a shot of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon being taken to the back. Orton nails Bryan in the shoulder using part of the steel steps. Orton and Batista start to clear off the announce table. Batista uses a TV to hit Bryan. A loud “CM PUNK” chant breaks out. Orton has the steel steps setup near the table. Batista has Bryan up with him on the announce table. Batista gets Bryan up for the Batista Bomb and Orton jumps up catching Bryan with a reverse RKO. Orton landed back first over a TV monitor as they crashed through the Spanish announce table. EMT officials are walking out to the ringside area to attend to Daniel Bryan. Batista grabs Orton, trips him up and then sends him back first into the ring barricade. Batista sends Orton face first into the steel ring post as well. Batista contines to work over Orton.
Back in the ring, Orton almost gets his DDT using the ropes when Batista counters tossing him over the top rope. Orton quickly recovers, trips up Batista and gives him a DDT to the floor from the ring apron. We see a shot of Bryan being taken away on a stretcher. Bryan is removing the straps and climbing off the stretcher. Orton grabs Bryan and sends him shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Orton tosses Bryan in the ring and slides back in. Orton is calling for the end with the RKO. Bryan counters and gets the Yes Lock applied. Batista breaks it up. Bryan pulls Batista down and gets him in the Yes Lock. Orton breaks that up. Orton tosses Bryan to the corner and works over Batista in the other. Batista blocks an RKO attempt. Batista takes out Bryan with a spear. Orton with an RKO on Batista. Batista kicks out at 2. Orton can’t believe it. Orton backs up looking to punt Batista. Bryan comes out of no where with his flying knee. Batista tosses Bryan out, hooks the leg of Orton and Orton barely kicks out. Batista has Orton up and drops him down in the Batista Bomb. Bryan with a flying knee on Batista! Bryan gets the Yes Lock applied on Batista. Batista taps!
Winner and NEW WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Daniel Bryan
After the match, we see a shot of the huge crowd inside the Superdome chanting “YES! YES! YES!” along with Daniel Bryan. Bryan grabs both of the belts, jumps to the outside and gets on top of the announce table lifting them high as a huge display of pyro goes off. Confetti begins to fill the Superdome. Bryan returns to the ring and holds up the titles in celebration. “For eight long months Daniel Bryan has battled The Autority. And finally tonight, he wins,” adds Michael Cole to close out the show. Bryan drops down to his knees and stares down at the titles. He picks them up and has one last big celebration as the PPV goes off the air.