Winner: CM Punk
- We get a promo video for tonight's WWE Title match.
In Demand has some technical difficulties but comes back to the vacant WWE Title sitting at ringside as the announcers hype the match. We go to the ring and our first comes Randy Orton to a big pop. Daniel Bryan is out next to a huge pop from Buffalo.
They lock up and go at it. Bryan takes Orton to the mat first and they trade holds. Bryan with a pin attempt. More back and forth with them trading holds. Orton drops Bryan with a shoulder. More back and forth with holds on the mat. Bryan unloads on Orton with forearms on the mat while he has him in a submission. Bryan with kicks in the corner now. Bryan climbs up for a superplex but Orton crotches him on the top rope. Orton clotheslines Bryan off the rope and Bryan falls on his head. Orton with a 2 count.
Orton turns it around and mounts Bryan in the corner with right hands. Orton keeps control and works Bryan over in the corner. Orton runs into a big boot but catches Bryan with a powerslam for 2. Orton with a slingshot suplex for a 2 count. Orton ends up on the floor and Bryan leaps out with a suicide dive. Bryan with kicks up against the barrier. Bryan whips Orton hard into the barrier and follows up with a big dropkick. Bryan goes up top but Orton catches him in a powerbomb for a 2 count. Orton with a Boston crab now.
Bryan crawls for the ropes but Orton pulls him back to the center of the ring. Bryan turns the crab into a 2 count. Bryan goes for the Yes Lock but Orton makes it to the ropes. Bryan slides out of the ring but Orton counters and sends him into the steps. Orton pulls Bryan's shoulder into the ring post as the referee counts. Orton back drops Bryan over the barrier and drops him on the floor. They come back in at 9 and Orton covers for 2. Orton takes Bryan back to the top for a superplex. Bryan headbutts Orton back to the mat. Orton goes right back and crotches Bryan on the top. Orton climbs back up and nails the superplex.
They get up and go at it, trading shots in the middle of the ring. They trade uppercuts as the crowd chants now. Bryan backslides Orton for a 2 count. Bryan drops Orton with a kick to the head for a 2 count. Bryan tries to suplex Orton in from the apron but Orton counters and suplexes Bryan hard out to the floor. Orton takes apart the Spanish announcers table. Orton goes to powerbomb Bryan through it but Bryan slides out and unloads with kicks. Bryan sends Orton into the steel steps. Bryan climbs to the top and leaps out onto Orton and the floor. Orton goes down and Bryan brings them back in the ring. Bryan climbs to the top and nails the big headbutt for a 2 count. Bryan with a big dropkick in the corner, and another. Bryan hits two more dropkicks in the corner and Orton goes down. The 5th running dropkick is a low one. Fans start chanting "yes!" as Bryan gets pumped up. Bryan with kicks to the chest as Orton is on his knees. Orton blocks the roundhouse kick and suplexes Bryan over his head.
Orton nails the second rope draping DDT and readies for the RKO. The crowd is into this one and ready for the finish. Orton mocks Bryan and hits the mat. Bryan blocks the RKO. Orton ducks a kick and rolls Bryan up for 2. Bryan counters and applies the Yes Lock. Big Show's music hits and out he comes running to the ring. Show pulls the referee to the floor as the crowd boos. Bryan breaks the hold and looks at Show in shock. Bryan asks Show what he's doing. Show responds with a knockout punch through the ropes. A "you sold out" chant breaks out. Brad Maddox appears on the stage and calls out referee Scott Armstrong. He comes in to count the pin but Show pulls him out of the ring. Show knocks out Armstrong with a punch. Show enters the ring and has words with Orton. Show drops Orton with a knockout punch. Show gets hype and the crowd goes nuts as Maddox looks on in shock. Show's music hits as he hits the turnbuckles to pose for fans. Battleground goes off the air with Orton and Bryan still down.
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