Out first is the challenger, Christian. He gets good heat and is confident that he will walk out of Chicago with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
The reigning champion, Randy Orton, makes his way to the ring to a great reaction.
Orton and Christian stare each other down as the referee holds the championship above his head. The referee calls for the bell, and the match begins.
Orton and Christian lock up, and they are evenly matched. Christian slaps Randy in the mouth and then "The Viper" goes on the assault. Randy lands a few right hands before connecting with a dropkick. Christian goes to the corner and Randy goes for a clothesline.
Christian moves out of the way and begins his assault on Orton.
Christian lands a few rights and a few lefts before hitting a clothesline on Orton. Orton is down in the ring, and Christian slaps him over the head and taunts him. Christian picks Orton up, but Orton counters and hits a European Uppercut.
Orton throws Christian off of the ropes, but the latter kicks Randy in the chest. Christian then hits a DDT and goes for the pin.
Christian receives a count of two.
He then gets up and claps his hands, signaling for The Killswitch. Orton gets up and Christian grabs him. Christian goes for the move, but Orton pushes him off and hits a power slam.
Orton then hits two clotheslines before another power slam.
Christian goes to the ring apron, but Orton follows. Orton grabs Christian and hits his signature Spike DDT. Orton then goes into "Viper" mode and signals for the RKO.
Christian gets up and Orton goes for the RKO, but Christian pushes him off. Orton comes back and both men go for a clothesline. Both men hit their moves and they are both knocked down in the middle of the ring.
The referee starts his count and he gets to three before either man starts moving. Both men get to one knee and trade right hands. Both men get up all the way and still trade rights.
Orton hits three right hands in a row, goes to the ropes, and then goes for a clothesline, but Christian locks in a sleeper hold.
Orton goes down and the fans get behind him. Orton starts to power out of the hold, but Christian lets it go and hits an uppercut on Orton. Orton is stunned, and Christian goes for a clothesline. Orton flips him over the ropes, and he lands on the floor below.
The referee starts his count, but Orton goes out and throws Christian back in the ring.
Orton stalks Christian and sizes him up for a punt to the skull. Orton takes off, but Christian moves out of the way at the last second.
Christian grabs Orton and hits a DDT. Christian sizes up Orton for a spear. Orton gets up, and Christian goes for the spear. Orton hits him with a boot to the face and then hits a suplex. Orton crawls over to Christian and goes for the pin.
The referee counts to a very close two count.
Orton gets frustrated and sizes Christian up for the RKO. Christian gets to his feet, and Orton hits the RKO. Orton pins Christian. The referee gets to a count of two and a half before Orton realizes that Christian's foot is under the rope.
Orton breaks the pin and yells at the referee for almost costing him his title. Christian gets to his feet, and he spins Orton around. Christian hits the Killswitch and goes for the pin.
The referee gets to two and a half when Orton puts his foot on the rope. The referee stops the count, and Christian goes crazy, yelling at the referee and threatening to punch him.
Christian eventually turns around and grabs Orton. Orton hits a fast RKO and pins Christian for the victory.
Randy Orton retains the WWE World Heavyweight Championship!