In one of the biggest wins of Orlando Jordan's career, the United States Champion found a way to knock out and pin The Rabid Wolverine.

Chris Benoit looked poised to win the championship after hitting three German suplexes and his patented flying headbutt. But in an act of desperation, Jordan shielded the corner from the referee while removing the padding from the top turnbuckle. He then used Benoit's own momentum to propel him face-first into the exposed steel. It knocked Benoit out cold, and Jordan passed a crucial test in his WWE career by beating the former world champion. Perhaps the key for Jordan was his elusiveness; he managed to avoid all of The Crippler's attempts to apply submission holds -- twice preventing Benoit from locking in the Sharpshooter.

In one of the biggest wins of Orlando Jordan's career, the United States Champion found a way to knock out and pin The Rabid Wolverine.

Chris Benoit looked poised to win the championship after hitting three German suplexes and his patented flying headbutt. But in an act of desperation, Jordan shielded the corner from the referee while removing the padding from the top turnbuckle. He then used Benoit's own momentum to propel him face-first into the exposed steel. It knocked Benoit out cold, and Jordan passed a crucial test in his WWE career by beating the former world champion. Perhaps the key for Jordan was his elusiveness; he managed to avoid all of The Crippler's attempts to apply submission holds -- twice preventing Benoit from locking in the Sharpshooter.