Have we seen Christian’s final match for the World Heavyweight Title? He certainly pulled out all the stops in the Heavyweight Championship match against Randy Orton at WWE’s Capitol Punishment pay-per-view. It’s safe to say that out of his seventeen years in the business, Christian has never been more pressured. Christian truly believes that he is the better man and that he was robbed of his World Title after only 2 days because of a poll conducted by SmackDown GM Teddy Long.
Christian entered Sunday’s match with a psychological advantage over the champion having concussed him with two title shots to the head. But if there was ever anyone who understood the ramifications of concussions, it’s Randy Orton having dealt numerous punt kicks to his opponent’s head, including Sheamus this past Friday Night SmackDown. Medically cleared to compete, Orton powered through Christian with a flurry of offense. Yet, as the match rolled on, Orton started striking with head-inflicting maneuvers.
The pressure kicked into overdrive when Christian’s attempt at Edge’s signature spear was evaded, blocked an RKO, and connected with the spear only to get a two-count. A deranged Randy Orton, showing signs of a new concussion, pinned Christian with an RKO to retain his championship. But as everyone could see, Christian had his leg draped underneath the bottom rope, which should have stopped the referee’s count. This match was do-or-die for Christian, and as the replay shows, he should be granted another match.
R-Truth’s sadistic plan to throw water into a “Little Jimmy’s” face backfired when the boy, decked in Cena gear, tossed the water into his face. John Cena capitalized on the distraction by rolling Truth back into the ring to plant him with the Attitude Adjustment. Although R-Truth finally received his WWE Championship match and can no longer call conspiracy, his championship aspiration and hatred towards little Jimmies has only gotten stronger.
In other bouts at Capitol, Dolph Ziggler scored a tainted submission victory over Kofi Kingston to become the new United States Champion … Alex Riley defeated his mentor The Miz in an upset … Ezekiel Jackson forced Wade Barrett into a submission with the torture rack to become the new Intercontinental Champion … Alberto Del Rio, who benefited with a run-in by Mark Henry, was declared the victor over The Big Show after the referee deemed Show unable to compete … Evan Bourne defeated Jack Swagger … C.M. Punk ended his pay-per-view losing streak by pinning Rey Mysterio Jr. with an enziguri kick.
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