WWE Championship – Six Pack Elimination Challenge
Sheamus (c) vs. John Cena vs. Randy Orton vs. Edge vs. Chris Jericho vs. Wade Barrett
Crowd is hyped for the main event tonight. We got ring introductions for the challengers John Cena (boo birds in full force), Edge (moderate reaction), Chris Jericho (decent reaction), Wade Barrett (big heat), Randy Orton (huge reaction) and the champion Sheamus (huge heat). Cole mentioned there are 32 combined world title reigns for all the men involved in this main event.
Crowd is insanely hyped for the main event. The bell rings and tons of brawling breaks out. Barrett goes shoulder first into the steel ring post when Orton side steps him. Sheamus pulls Orton out and Orton sends Sheamus into the barricade. Orton is back in and Cena levels him with a clothesline. Jericho tosses Cena out and hits Orton with some right hands. Cena is back in and hits some big rights on Jericho. Jericho responds with some of his own. Cena with a bulldog on Jericho. Orton with an RKO on Jericho. Orton hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Chris Jericho is eliminated.
Jericho can’t believe it. A loud “Y2J” chant starts up as Jericho leaves the ring and heads to the back. Orton, Cena, Edge and Sheamus all surround Barrett. All four go after him. Edge and Sheamus clothesline him over the top rope. Orton and Cena clothesline Edge and Sheamus and then toss them out of the ring. Cena and Orton are left alone in the ring. Barrett is in and goes after Orton. Barrett tries to get some help from Sheamus and Edge. They pause and then both go after him. Cena with a dropkick on Edge. We are again left with Orton and Cena in the ring. Orton misses an RKO. Cena attempts an STF. Orton pushes him away. More counters. Barrett pulls Edge and Orton off the ring apron and Sheamus levels Barrett with a clothesline. Sheamus rolls in and gets a nearfall on Cena. Sheamus beats down Cena and then leaves the ring to get in a few shots of his own. Back in the ring, Sheamus with a high knee on Cena. Sheamus with a high elbow on Cena. Sheamus has Cena up on the top turnbuckle with his back facing the ring. Sheamus has Cena up, but Cena holds on to the ropes. Edge trips Cena up on the top turnbuckle after fighting off Sheamus. Edge and Sheamus with a double superplex on Cena off the top rope. On the outside, Sheamus and Edge toss Barrett into the guard railing. Sheamus and Edge toss Orton back in the ring. Sheamus with forearms to the chest of Orton. Edge with a shoulder charge to Orton in the corner. Orton fires back with clotheslines on Edge and Sheamus. Snap powerslam by Orton on Edge. Sheamus levels Orton. Barett knocked off the ring apron. Edge and Sheamus now go at it with Edge planting Sheamus with an inverted DDT. Sheamus side steps a Spear attempt by Edge and connects with his Irish Curse backbreaker. Edge side steps a big boot and Spears sheamus. Edge with a Spear on Orton. Cena with an AA on Edge, pinfall and Edge is gone.
Edge is eliminated.
We are down to Cena, Orton, Sheamus and Barrett. Barrett has Cena up on his shoulders. Cena counters and gets Barrett up on his. Barrett counters and drops Cena with a big DDT. Barrett with big left hand jabs to Cena. Cena with huge flying shoulder breakers and his spinning powerbomb plant. Five Knuckle Shuffle by Cena on Barrett. Cena has Barrett up. Barrett counters off and Sheamus catches Barrett. Cena has Sheamus down in the STF. Sheamus gets to the bottom rope. Here comes Nexus. Cena takes out a few. Barrett is in and drops Cena with his Wasteland finisher. Barrett pins Cena.
John Cena is eliminated.
The crowd can’t believe it. Nexus starts going after Orton at ringside and toss him back in the ring. Nexus jump up on the ring apron as Orton gets to his feet. Cena has a steel chair and takes out Nexus. Orton with an RKO on Heath Slater. Barrett has Orton up. Orton hits his backbreaker on Barrett. Orton with an RKO on Barrett, cover and Barrett is gone.
Wade Barrett is eliminated.
Sheamus is in the ring. Sheamus levels Orton with his big boot. Sheamus covers and Orton kicks out. Sheamus can’t believe it. Orton counters a Celtic Cross attempt and catches Sheamus with an RKO. Orton gets the pinfall.
Sheamus is eliminated.
Winner & new WWE Champion: Randy Orton
After the match, Randy Orton is handed the title and holds up the WWE Championship in the corner. We then see the eliminations of John Cena and Sheamus to close the match. Back live, Orton is holding the title high in the corner as he gets a huge ovation from the crowd.
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