WWE Vengeance: Randy Orton Vs. Cody Rhodes
Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes
Orton dominated the match early on. Once again, not much heat in this match. Rhodes was able to gain the advantage and gain some near falls. Rhodes nailed Orton with a clothesline and cinched in a chinlock, but Orton was able to suplex his way out of it. Both men got to their feet, and Rhodes hit Orton with a dropkick.
Rhodes stayed on offense, stomping Orton in the gut and beating Orton down with kicks. Rhodes continued to work Orton over. Rhodes went to the top rope and attempted a moonsault, but there was nobody home. Orton took control and nailed Rhodes with a series of clotheslines and a powerslam. Rhodes hit a quick punch and climbed to the top rope again, but was met with a dropkick when he came off.
Orton attempted a gut wrench, but Rhodes hit a disaster kick and got two count. Moments later, Orton countered his way into hitting a backbreaker on Rhodes for a two count. Orton then hit the gut wrench for another two. Rhodes headbutted Orton and was able to hit a moonsault, but only got a two count. Rhodes then missed a flying knee from the top. Orton hit Rhodes with an uppercut, but was distracted by one of the baggers and Rhodes hit Cross Rhodes. One... two... kickout! Rhodes then motioned for an RKO, mocking Orton, but was met with a dropkick when Orton got to his feet. Orton then hit a DDT on the ropes and signaled for the RKO. Rhodes motioned for another bagger to interfere, who jumped on the apron. Orton pushed Rhodes into the bagger and then planted him with an RKO to get the pin.
Randy Orton pinned Cody Rhodes.
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