Edge vs. Randy Orton
Randy Orton dropped Edge early on with a shoulder block. Edge attempted a comeback, but Orton dropped Edge and then started stomping over his body. Orton drops a huge knee over Edge. Orton with forearm shots to the chest of Edge. Orton catapults Edge’s chest into the bottom rope. When Edge rolls out to get away, Orton follows and Edge drives him into the barricade near the timekeeper. Back in the ring, Edge catches Orton in the gut with his knee and then applies a body scissors submission. Edge drops Orton stomach first over the top rope and then heads up to the top turnbuckle. Orton recovers, cuts Edge off, Edge is able to knock Orton back to the mat, Orton crotches Edge, jumps back up and executes a quick suplex. Edge and Orton exchange right hands. Edge with a big forearm to Orton and Orton responds with a series of clotheslines and a powerslam for a two count. Edge drops Orton with a big boot. Orton with his DDT through the ropes on Edge that results in a two count. Edge attempts a spear and Orton catches Edge with a big kick to the face. Orton then drops to the mat and is ready to strike. As Orton was pounding the mat to pump himself up, he starts favoring his right arm and is struggling to bend it. It looked like he said something to Edge who quickly backed off and rolled to the outside. The referee checks on Orton who walks to the outside. Orton is holding his bicep when he gets near Edge. Edge gets in a few shots and Orton backs up. Edge goes for a spear, Orton moves and Edge hits the padded ring barricade. The referee reaches a 10 count in the ring and calls for the bell.
Winner: No Contest, Double Count Out
After the match, WWE officials and referees hold Edge back as Randy Orton heads to the back still favoring his right forearm. At ringside, Cole, Lawler and Striker discuss the injury to Orton.
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