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Randy Orton def. WWE Champion Sheamus (Disqualification)

Randy Orton def. WWE Champion Sheamus (Disqualification)

LOS ANGELES -- WWE Champion Sheamus will be the first to admit that his ruthless in-ring style and tendency to bend the rules have catapulted the irritable Irishman to great heights in WWE, earning him two WWE Title reigns in under a year. That relentless attitude helped The Celtic Warrior retain the WWE Title against Randy Orton at SummerSlam, clinging to his beloved championship after attacking the match official and getting disqualified. However, Sheamus could hardly escape Orton's clutches after the match when he found himself at the receiving end of a venomous RKO onto the announce table. (PHOTOS)

Targeting Orton's right arm, Sheamus used his weight advantage and notoriously hammer-like offense to weaken his opponent early in the match, enjoying the brutality all the while. But serpents are most dangerous when they're wounded, and The Viper soon sank his fangs into the pale-skinned pugilist, much to the delight of the sold-out crowd at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. But after Orton kicked out of the WWE Champion's punishing Brogue Kick, a frustrated Sheamus went outside the ring for a steel chair. The referee tried to pry the weapon from The Celtic Warrior's grasp, but was shoved off the ring apron and onto the ground in return, resulting in a disqualification.  

Although Sheamus and Orton have faced off in the past -- most notably at the 2010 Royal Rumble, where The Celtic Warrior successfully retained the WWE Title -- their rivalry intensified over the past several weeks after WWE's Apex Predator defeated Edge and Chris Jericho on Raw to become the No. 1 contender to the WWE Title. Since then, The Viper has been on the hunt for his Seventh World Title, but the first-ever Irish-born WWE Champion has affirmed to the WWE Universe that he's never been afraid of snakes.

Knowing Sheamus' history of stealing victories due to outside interference, Raw's anonymous General Manager proclaimed that any Superstar interfering in this bout would be suspended indefinitely. The GM also announced that if Orton loses the bout, he would get no rematch and would go to the back of the line, raising the stakes for the serpentine Superstar and fueling his desire to win. When Sheamus' disqualification destroyed Orton's chances of attaining the WWE Title at SummerSlam, The Viper went berserk, leveling Sheamus with a post-match RKO.

Although Orton was technically victorious at SummerSlam, he remains focused on capturing Sheamus' title. The WWE Universe can expect the animosity between these two Superstars to continue Monday nights on Raw.

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LOS ANGELES -- WWE Champion Sheamus will be the first to admit that his ruthless in-ring style and tendency to bend the rules have catapulted the irritable Irishman to great heights in WWE, earning him two WWE Title reigns in under a year. That relentless attitude helped The Celtic Warrior retain the WWE Title against Randy Orton at SummerSlam, clinging to his beloved championship after attacking the match official and getting disqualified. However, Sheamus could hardly escape Orton's clutches after the match when he found himself at the receiving end of a venomous RKO onto the announce table. (PHOTOS)

Targeting Orton's right arm, Sheamus used his weight advantage and notoriously hammer-like offense to weaken his opponent early in the match, enjoying the brutality all the while. But serpents are most dangerous when they're wounded, and The Viper soon sank his fangs into the pale-skinned pugilist, much to the delight of the sold-out crowd at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. But after Orton kicked out of the WWE Champion's punishing Brogue Kick, a frustrated Sheamus went outside the ring for a steel chair. The referee tried to pry the weapon from The Celtic Warrior's grasp, but was shoved off the ring apron and onto the ground in return, resulting in a disqualification.  

Although Sheamus and Orton have faced off in the past -- most notably at the 2010 Royal Rumble, where The Celtic Warrior successfully retained the WWE Title -- their rivalry intensified over the past several weeks after WWE's Apex Predator defeated Edge and Chris Jericho on Raw to become the No. 1 contender to the WWE Title. Since then, The Viper has been on the hunt for his Seventh World Title, but the first-ever Irish-born WWE Champion has affirmed to the WWE Universe that he's never been afraid of snakes.

Knowing Sheamus' history of stealing victories due to outside interference, Raw's anonymous General Manager proclaimed that any Superstar interfering in this bout would be suspended indefinitely. The GM also announced that if Orton loses the bout, he would get no rematch and would go to the back of the line, raising the stakes for the serpentine Superstar and fueling his desire to win. When Sheamus' disqualification destroyed Orton's chances of attaining the WWE Title at SummerSlam, The Viper went berserk, leveling Sheamus with a post-match RKO.

Although Orton was technically victorious at SummerSlam, he remains focused on capturing Sheamus' title. The WWE Universe can expect the animosity between these two Superstars to continue Monday nights on Raw.