- The events leading to the Orton - Sheamus feud are shown.

WWE Championship
Sheamus (c) vs. Randy Orton
If anyone interferes in the match, they will be suspended indefinitely. If Randy Orton loses, he cannot get a re-match

Sheamus' music hits, and the champion is the first man to make his way to the ring. Orton's music hits, and the Viper gets a really nice pop as he makes his way out to the ring.

After formal ring introductions, and the bell, we're ready for this one to begin. Both men lock up, and Sheamus is able to take Orton into the corner. Sheamus backs out and pounds on his chest. Another lock up and Sheamus pushes Orton into the corner again. Sheamus goes to pose again, and Orton kicks him in the gut, taking him into the corner and continuing to work over the midsection with kicks. Sheamus tries to fight back, but Orton takes him right back down to the mat with a big clothesline. Orton stomps away at Sheamus. Sheamus gets back up and tries to fight again, but he eats another clothesline, and another this time to the outside. Orton follows to the outside and he slams Sheamus' head into the announce table before clotheslining Sheamus into the crowd over the barricade.

Orton beats on Sheamus for a bit, and they make their way back into the ring before the 10 count. Orton goes right back to work on Sheamus, kicking at his joints and hitting a big knee drop to Sheamus' head. Sheamus tries to crawl to the outside, but Orton catches him with even more stomps before grabbing his legs, and slingshotting him straight into the bottom rope. Sheamus rolls to the outside, and when Orton follows, Sheamus is able to slam him into the barricade. When Sheamus tries to toss Orton into the barricade however, Orton reverses and sends Sheamus shoulder first into the barricade.

Orton breaks the count, and he tries to send Sheamus shoulder first into the ring steps, but Sheamus is able to reverse the Irish whip and turn it around on Orton. Orton rolls back into the ring where Sheamus meets him with a vicious series of stomps before pounding his head. Sheamus goes for a pin, but he's only able to get a two count. Sheamus brings Orton up to his feet where he hits a wuick short arm clothesline. Sheamus hits a knee drop and goes for another cover and gets another near fall. Sheamus locks in a rear chin lock, but Orton is quick to fight back up to his feet. Sheamus goes for a suplex but Orton blocks and reverses it.

Sheamus rolls out to the apron, but when he comes in, Orton gets him in position for his rope assisted DDT. Sheamus is able to get out of it though, and toss Orton over the top rope to the outside. Sheamus follows and he stomps away at Orton before picking him up and slamming him back first into the barricade. Sheamus picks him right back up and slams him again. Sheamus rolls Orton into the ring and goes right for the pin but only gets two.

Sheamus lets Orton get back to his feet and he hits a big running forearm to Orton's head. He goes for another pin and gets another two count. Sheamus locks in a modified rear chin lock, with what looks to be an arm bar, and he takes Orton down to the mat. Orton is able to fight his way back up to his feet where he fights out of the submission, only to eat a drop toe hold into the middle turnbuckle. Sheamus gets Orton in position for a reverse DDT and he brings Orton down over his knee. Sheamus goes for two covers, but gets two two counts. Sheamus connects with the Irish Hammer to put Orton down.

Sheamus goes back to work with another rear chin lock, but Orton is able to fight up to his feet. Orton connects with a back body drop to break things up and both men are down.

Sheamus tries to charge Orton in the corner, but Orton avoids it and connects with his signature backbreaker. Orton goes for the cover but he only gets a two count. Both men get back to their feet and they slug it out in the middle of the ring. Orton gets the better of Sheamus with a Big European uppercut and a series of clotheslines before hitting a big powerslam. Sheamus misses a spear in the corner and goes shoulder first into the ring post. Orton puts Sheamus on the top tunbuckle and he connects with a big superplex. Orton goes for the pin, but he only gets a two count.

Both men are back up and Sheamus connects with a urunage backbreaker that's good for a two count. Sheamus gets back to his feet and tries to psych himself up while waiting for Orton to get up. Sheamus goes for the bicycle kick, but Orton ducks it and Sheamus gets hung up in the ropes and falls to the outside.

Sheamus gets back to the ring apron and Orton springs into action with the rope assisted DDT. Orton goes for the RKO, but it looks like Sheamus pushes him off to avoid most of the impact. Sheamus gets to his feet and he goes for the Irish curse, but Orton fights out of it. An attempted RKO is fought off, and Sheamus is able to hit the bicycle kick, but Orton kicks out at two!!! Sheamus throws a tantrum.

Sheamus goes to the outside where he grabs a chair. He rolls into the ring with chair in hand, but the referee is quick to grab it. Sheamus and the ref fight over the chair, and Sheamus ends up pushing the ref to the outside. The ref calls for the bell.

Winner by DQ: Randy Orton

When Orton gets back to his feet, Sheamus tries to hit him with the chair, but Orton ducks it and responds with a low blow. Orton looks down at the chair and picks it up, to the approval of the crowd. Orton decides against it though, and he pulls Sheamus to the outside instead. Orton tears apart the announce table, slamming Sheamus head first into the table. Orton climbs on the table with Sheamus and once the Irishman gets to his feet, Orton smiles and hits an RKO, but the table doesn't break. Orton looks pissed, as Sheamus rolls off the table.

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