Punk sent the opening moments of the match working over Orton's injured leg. Punk went for the GTS, Orton was able to squirm out but was met with a kick to the face.
I'm not sure if it's a mic issue, but the crowd has been pretty quiet since the opening match.
Orton was able to catch Punk on the top rope and hit a top rope superplex to change the tide of the match. It was short-lived, as Punk gained control again and applied a figure four on the corner post.
Punk continued to work over the injured knee. Orton managed to break free and hit Punk with several clothelines and a power slam. He started teeing off on Punk's head and hit a side suplex for a two count.
Orton hit Punk with a DDT on the ropes. He started stomping the mat and signaled for the punt. Orton went for the punt, but his knee gave out on him. Punk started smiling and got back to his feet. As Punk started walking over, Orton managed to get Punk ready for the RKO, but Punk slid out.
Punk then climbed to the top rope and came flying at Orton, who transitioned the move into an RKO, flooring Punk and allowing Orton to get the pin. Good match, but lacked crowd heat until the end.
The Rock is backstage with Gene Okerlund and says it might get ugly because he heard that John Cena's #1 fan is there to confront him. Okerlund tells him that he's already here. Rock turns around and it's Pee Wee Herman. Rock asks Pee Wee if he wants to be on the Fruit Loop troop or Team Bring It. Okerlund comes out in Cena gear and Pee Wee laughs. Pee Wee says he wants to be on "Team Bring It," says "if you smell what Pee Wee is cookin'," and Rock welcomes him to Team Bring It.
A promo for The History of WrestleMania DVD set aired.
The 2011 Hall of Fame class is introduced. Abduallah the Butcher is introduced first, decked out in a suit. That was weird. Sunny, The Road Warriors, Drew Carey (to boos), Bob Armstrong and Jim Duggan are introduced. There is a pause, and Shawn Michaels' music hits. He dances his way to the center of the stage. HBK soaks in the appreciation from the crowd. The Hall of Fame music hits again. It's announced that the Hall of Fame will air tomorrow night before RAW.
Booker T and Jim Ross are introduced to call the match. As JR made his way to the ring, Michael Cole, in a bright orange outfit, interrupted. Cole ripped JR for waddling to the ring. Cole said that Jerry Lawler had the biggest ego in the world, and ripped into JR and Lawler. He said once he wins tonight, JP will have to proclaim him the "new Mr. WrestleMania." Jack Swagger's hit and he makes his way to the ring.
"Stone Cold's" music hits and he comes out in a mini-jeep and almost hits Swagger on the way down. He then chases Cole, and Cole seeks shelter in his glass shield. Jerry Lawler's music hits and we're off.
Jerry Lawler vs. Michael Cole
Lawler is in the ring while Cole is acting the fool in his glass pod, doing jumping jacks and stretches. Lawler went out of the ring, Swagger tried to ambush him but Lawler caught him, beat him up a bit and threw him into the ringside barrier. Lawler then went over to Cole's glass pod, and Cole was begging for forgiveness and extended his hand through a hole in the class. Lawler grabbed Cole's hand and started ramming Cole's head into the glass. Lawler then went inside the pod and beat on Cole while throwing him into the glass.
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