WWE Bragging Rights: WWE Championship - John Cena vs. Randy Orton (c)

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WWE Championship – Iron Man Match, Anything Goes
Randy Orton (c) vs. John Cena


A minute in and Orton has the chinlock of doom already locked in. At the 56:00 mark, Cena put Orton in the STF and Orton immediately tapped, in order to not get injured for the rest of the match. Fall 1: Cena via submission

At the 51 minute mark, Orton caught Cena coming off of the ropes for the five knuckle shuffle in an RKO to get the pin to even up the match. Fall 2: Orton via pinfall

At the 49 minute mark, Orton took the match outside of the ring and nailed Cena in the head with a monitor, but only got a two count. He put Cena back in the ring and hit Cena in the head with a microphone for another two count. Cena's head got busted open though. The referee stopped the clock to get Cena's head checked out, but Cena refused and the clock restarted.


Orton continued to beatdown Cena and went for another RKO, but Cena reversed it, hit the five knuckle shuffle and went for the Attitude Adjustment, which Orton half-way turned into an RKO and they both were out. Both men had an arm over the other, and the referee counted them both out with a double pinfall, so it's at 2-2. Fall 3 & 4: Cena and Orton via double pin.

Doctors came in to check on Cena, but Cena refused medical attention again. Cena was quickly able to get Orton to the top rope, and hit an attitude adjustment from the top rope and pinned Orton for the fifth fall at round the 40 minute mark. Fall 5: Cena via pinfall

During the 30-second rest interval, Ted Dibiase and Cody Rhodes hit the ring and attacked Cena, allowing Orton to pin Cena for the sixth fall at around the 39 minute mark. Fall 6: Orton via pinfall

Kofi Kingston ran in with a chair and chased Dibiase and Rhodes to the back, so it's back to one-on-one.

The match went towards the back, and Orton threw Cena threw the stage causing some pyrotechnics to go off. Orton pinned Cena to win the seventh fall. Fall 7: Randy Orton via pinfall

They are on par to tie, if not top, the 11 falls set in the Rock – Triple H iron man match from 2000.


Randy Orton placed John Cena on an area of the stage where the pyro goes off and pushed the pyro buttons, but Cena was out of the way. Cool way to get some rest time for both men. Orton then beat on Cena while heading back to the ring.

There's a lull in the match right now. The crowd is quiet as Orton has spent the latter part of 10 minutes punishing Cena. Out of nowhere, Cena small packaged Orton for a three count at around the 27 minute mark to get the eighth fall and tie it at 4 falls a piece. Fall 8: Cena via pinfall

Orton grabbed Cena on the apron and went outside the ring and hit a DDT on Cena from the apron onto the ringside floor. Orton pinned Cena for the ninth fall at around the 24:00 mark. Fall 9: Orton via pinfall

Cena was eventually able to recover and took the match to the stands. Cena punished Orton outside of the ring, and proceeded to throw Orton THROUGH a barricade. Cena grabbed the steel steps and placed them next to the announce table. Cena hit Orton in the head with another set of steel steps and then said, "I'm gonna finish him." He placed the steel steps on top of the other set of steel steps, so they are now level with the announce table. Cena then carried Orton and climbed to the announce to the top of the steel stairs and gave Orton an attitude adjustment through the announce table for the tenth fall at the 9:00 mark. Fall 10: Cena via pinfall


Cena immediately covered Orton after the 30-second rest period, but Orton was able to kick out after two. Cena then grabbed a table inside the ring. Cena went outside and carried Orton into the ring and placed him on the table. Cena went to the top rope and dove off, but Orton moved out of the way and Cena crashed through the table with 5:00 left.

Both men traded blows as they were getting back to their feet. The fans cheered Orton and booed Cena as they traded blows. Cena made a comeback and went for a shoulderblock, but Orton moved out of the way and Cena hit the referee, knocking him out. Orton hit Cena with an KO, and another referee hit the ring, but Orton only got a two count. Orton then shoved that referee to the ground.

Orton went for a punt, but Cena moved out of the way and got Orton in the STF. With :05 left, Orton tapped, giving Cena the eleventh fall and the win. Good match, but definitely not one of the best iron man matches we've seen. Winner and NEW WWE Champion: John Cena