WWE World Heavyweight Championship - Randy Orton

October 07, 2007 - October 07, 2007

For weeks leading up to their highly-anticipated Last Man Standing title match at No Mercy, Orton took psychological warfare to new levels. The Legend Killer punished WWE Champion John Cena's father in and out of the ring, enraging Cena and throwing The Champ off his game.

Then, with just six days before their match, Orton ambushed Cena with a series of RKOs. The Champ was injured during the attack and was diagnosed that evening with a torn right pectoral tendon. He underwent surgery the following day and was told that he would need six months to a year of rehabilitation. Mr. McMahon then ordered Cena to surrender the WWE Championship, and five days later at No Mercy, The Chairman awarded the title to Orton.

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