Christian announces that Edge will be in his corner for this match, and the crowd goes NUTS for Edge as his music hits, and he comes to the ring. The two friends embrace in the center of the ring. Edge said that he felt like he was passing on the torch to Edge when he retired, and that he didn't agree with Teddy Long making the rematch with Orton immediately after he won the title.
Edge then talked about how Christian complained, and then won the title back by DQ. Edge says he did some heinous things, but he did it with style. Christian is growing visibly upset. Edge says he'll always be his best friend, but that he didn't know that his best friend would become what he is today (a whining, crying, moaning little...yeah).
Edge leaves, and Orton made his entrance. Rough night for Christian.
As the match began, Christian still looked upset, and began talking to Orton. They traded blows, the back and forth beginning.
Worthy of note, during the extensive back and forth beginning of the match, Booker T mentioned that he believed Orton could be nastier, and more underhanded than Christian. How's that for heel/face dynamic?
When the two finally made their way out to ringside, Orton cleared the announce table, and looked to RKO Christian through the table. Christian avoided, grabbed his title, and made a dash through the crowd. Orton caught up, and brought Christian back towards the ringside area, stomping Christian's chest as he dragged him along.
They returned to the ring, and Orton pounded away on Christian's skull. Orton went to speak Christian as he stood in the corner, but Christian countered, throwing Orton into the steel post. Christian grabbed a kendo stick from under the ring, and made his way into the ring and unloaded, the slap of each hit ringing out through the arena. Christian choked Orton with the stick, but couldn't force a submission.
Christian went for a pin, but only got a two count. "Let's go Christian, Christian sucks" chants from the crowd. Orton rolls up Christian, only for a two count though. Christian hits a sidewalk slam, and grabs the kendo stick, climbing the ropes. He jumps, swinging the stick, but Orton answers with a dropkick as Christian is coming down.
Orton's lip is busted, he grabs the Kendo stick, but loses it after Christian kicks his way out of the corner. Orton answering with a tackle and series of punches. Christian stands, avoids the hanging DDT, and looks to hit the Killswitch. Orton counters.
Orton looked for the punt, but Christian escaped to the ringside area. Orton grabs a table from under the ring as Christian is laid out. Two tables! The crowd chanting "we want tables" and they're going to get them!
Orton threw one table into the ring, Christian sets up the other table outside of the ring. Orton sets up a superplex from the top rope, Christian landing on the unset table inside the ring. Orton sets the table up in the corner, as Christian tries to recover. Christian counters as Orton goes to put him through the table.
Christian set up the spear, but Orton avoided, looked to hit the RKO, but Christian countered as well, then threw Orton out of the ring. Orton threw Christian into the steel steps, and then sets the steps up on the apron, looking to plant Christian into them. Christian counters, slamming Orton head first into the steps. Christian clears off the Spanish announce table, and blasts Orton with a monitor.
Christian mimics Orton's pounding of the mat, and calls for the RKO! Christian goes for it, but it's countered, and Orton hits an RKO that puts Christian through the table. Great spot!
Christian crawls up the stairs, going into the ring. Orton slides in as well, both men are absolutely exhausted.
Christian hits the Killswitch after countering the RKO, but only gets a 2 count! Christian grabs two chairs from ringside, and heads into the ring.
Christian sets up a chair under Orton's head, and looks to hit Orton with the free chair, and spat in the face of Orton. Orton escapes, and grabs the free chair. Orton sends Christian out of the ring and through the table that was set up ringside. Orton clears out the weapons under the ring, throwing everything in. Two trash cans, a kendo stick.
Orton put Christian through the table that was set in the corner with a vicious slam, and Orton grabs a Kendo stick, blistering Christian's back. Christian escapes to the apron, but gets a hanging DDT into a trash can! Orton is on fire, and has some blood on his face, which makes for a great scene.
Orton began to pound the mat, but Christian answered with a kendo stick to the face. Christian climbs the top rope, dives, but Orton counters with an RKO into the steel steps! Orton pins Christian, and gets the three count! Woah!
I'm in awe of this event. Christian and Orton have put on some great matches recently, but this one has to top them all. 9/10