For the past few weeks, the rivalry between these two men has been steadily increasing. Starting in 2008 when Randy Orton kicked CM Punk in the head, the rivalry was reborn on Monday Night RAW with Punk wanting revenge on the Viper with the help of the new Nexus.
Both superstars are equally harsh, remorseless and demented and there was only one way to separate them from each other, and that was a Last Man Standing Match at Extreme Rules.
The physicality shown by these two men was simply amazing. The match saw kendo sticks, chairs and different parts of the arena being used as weapons, as both men tried to incapacitate each other. Both men survived the finishing moves of the opponent during the course of the match.
One of the most memorable points was the shot by Orton with a kendo stick as Punk came off the top rope (I would suggest that Randy take up baseball or cricket). Punk did not disappoint, as he draped a chair around Orton’s neck before sending him flying into the ring post.
At the end, Orton went crazy with the kendo stick, taking multiple shots on Punk’s back before hitting the RKO off the top rope. Orton remained off his feet stalking his prey until a count of nine, making it up in time to beat the count and emerge victorious. Photos of the backs of each man posted on twitter after the match told the story.
Punk is a great athlete and Orton is one of the top superstars in the company. Some people have criticized Orton saying that he is just another John Cena—unbeatable. But together, Punk and Orton put on a great match, setting the bar for the rest of the night.