World Heavyweight Championship - Randy Orton

August 14, 2011 - September 18, 2011

Christian thought he had an ace up his sleeve when he invited lifelong friend and former tag team partner Edge to stand in his corner for his No Holds Barred Match with Randy Orton at SummerSlam. However, the retired Rated-R Superstar wasn’t about to let the rule-bending World Heavyweight Champion pick up yet another tainted victory and abandoned Captain Charisma to feel the wrath of The Viper on his own.

A number of punishing implements were used in this incredible clash at Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center – including chairs, tables, trash cans and kendo sticks – but it was Orton’s venomous mid-air RKO onto the steel steps that would prove to be the greatest weapon in either Superstar’s arsenal, helping WWE’s Apex Predator capture his ninth World Championship overall at The Biggest Event of the Summer.


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