|By Marc Middleton | September 16, 2012 | Comments|
Dolph Ziggler vs. Randy Orton
Vickie Guerrero comes out to introduce Dolph Ziggler. Out he comes with the Money in the Bank briefcase. Out next comes his opponent Randy Orton to a big pop.
The bell rings and they lock up. Back and forth to start but Orton takes Ziggler down first. Orton stomps away as Vickie screams from ringside. Orton with a knee to the face and an uppercut. Orton with more offense until Ziggler drop toe holds him into the ropes. Ziggler with a dropkick and a 2 count. They trade shots on their feet now. Ziggler with a kick to the face and a neckbreaker for 2. More back and forth and pin attempts. Orton takes Ziggler to the top for a superplex but Ziggler fights him, sending Orton down to the mat.
Ziggler connects with a missile dropkick from the top for 2. They get up and trade shots again. Ziggler leaps up and drops Orton's neck over the top rope and covers for 2. Ziggler stomps on Orton now. Ziggler drops a series of elbows and shows off a little before dropping the last elbow. 2 count by Ziggler. Ziggler goes back to a headlock.
Orton fights to his feet and breaks the headlock with a backdrop. Orton charges but Ziggler gets an elbow up. Ziggler clotheslines Orton for another 2 count. Orton fights out of another hold and they trade shots again. Orton with a dropkick. Ziggler with a DDT out of nowhere for 2. Ziggler goes to the top but Orton knocks him of his feet. Orton hits Ziggler with right hands while he's on the top. Orton climbs up for a superplex and nails it. Orton covers for 2.
They both get up and go at it again trading shots. Orton fires way with rights and a headbutt but Ziggler comes right back. The brawl continues as the fans get into it. Orton with clotheslines. Ziggler blocks a shot and hits the big leg drop for a very close 2 count. Ziggler goes for the sleeper but Orton takes him to the apron for the DDT. Ziggler escapes to the floor and Orton follows. Orton drops Ziggler on the floor. Orton takes Ziggler to the fan barrier and hits the draping DDT from there instead of in the ring on the second rope.
Orton brings Ziggler back in for a 2 count. Orton waits for Ziggler to get up and signals for the RKO. Ziggler blocks it and rolls Orton up for a close 2 count. Ziggler goes for the sleeper again and locks it. Orton rolls out and catches Ziggler with a big RKO for the win.
Winner: Randy Orton
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