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Randy Orton def. Chris Jericho

Randy Orton def. Chris Jericho

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Chris Jericho is a heavy metal star, a bestselling author and the host of a chart-topping podcast, not to mention a six-time World Champion. However, at Night of Champions, Randy Orton proved why he still considers himself WWE’s Apex Predator.

See photos of Orton and Jericho's thrilling grudge match

Putting to rest any doubt that The Viper has lost his bite, Orton prevailed against Y2J in a highly personal battle between two of WWE’s most decorated Superstars. The Face of WWE punctuated his victory, sealing the win not just with an RKO, but with an RKO executed in mid-air!

The clash — set in motion by Jericho’s suggestion that all of Orton’s success has been handed to him and heightened by a backstage ambush by Orton — was an evenly fought contest throughout. Superplexes, steel steps and the announce desk all came into play, highlighting the intensity of the bout. Both Superstars pulled out their most sensational moves: Jericho scored with a Lionsault and nearly made The Viper tap out at point to the Walls of Jericho, while Orton nailed his torqueing, low-pivot powerslam and draping DDT.

The match took a dark turn when Jericho, having been run shoulder-first into the corner, crumpled in the corner. Sinisterly, Orton tapped his earlobe, almost mocking the Jerichoholics in attendance, before slinking back in the opposite corner in preparation for the feared punt. The veteran Y2J, however, sensed the attack coming and countered with a schoolboy for a near-fall.

More fisticuffs ensued, followed by chants of “Y2J,” and yet another momentum swing. When it looked like Orton was readying for the RKO, Jericho wisely escaped again, this time hitting the Codebreaker for a two-count. So in disbelief was Jericho that he let out an incredulous “Are you serious?” in response.

Choosing to take to the air in a last-ditch effort, Jericho perched himself on the top rope. This strategy would prove to be a fatal misstep: As he sprang off the top, Jericho was caught by surprise with a remarkable RKO, followed by the pin.

Cold and calculating as ever, and knowing he had just topped an incredibly accomplished competitor, Orton smirked in contentment as Justin Roberts announced him the victor. Who will The Viper sink his fangs into next?

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Randy Orton def. Chris Jericho

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Chris Jericho is a heavy metal star, a bestselling author and the host of a chart-topping podcast, not to mention a six-time World Champion. However, at Night of Champions, Randy Orton proved why he still considers himself WWE’s Apex Predator.

See photos of Orton and Jericho's thrilling grudge match

Putting to rest any doubt that The Viper has lost his bite, Orton prevailed against Y2J in a highly personal battle between two of WWE’s most decorated Superstars. The Face of WWE punctuated his victory, sealing the win not just with an RKO, but with an RKO executed in mid-air!

The clash — set in motion by Jericho’s suggestion that all of Orton’s success has been handed to him and heightened by a backstage ambush by Orton — was an evenly fought contest throughout. Superplexes, steel steps and the announce desk all came into play, highlighting the intensity of the bout. Both Superstars pulled out their most sensational moves: Jericho scored with a Lionsault and nearly made The Viper tap out at point to the Walls of Jericho, while Orton nailed his torqueing, low-pivot powerslam and draping DDT.

The match took a dark turn when Jericho, having been run shoulder-first into the corner, crumpled in the corner. Sinisterly, Orton tapped his earlobe, almost mocking the Jerichoholics in attendance, before slinking back in the opposite corner in preparation for the feared punt. The veteran Y2J, however, sensed the attack coming and countered with a schoolboy for a near-fall.

More fisticuffs ensued, followed by chants of “Y2J,” and yet another momentum swing. When it looked like Orton was readying for the RKO, Jericho wisely escaped again, this time hitting the Codebreaker for a two-count. So in disbelief was Jericho that he let out an incredulous “Are you serious?” in response.

Choosing to take to the air in a last-ditch effort, Jericho perched himself on the top rope. This strategy would prove to be a fatal misstep: As he sprang off the top, Jericho was caught by surprise with a remarkable RKO, followed by the pin.

Cold and calculating as ever, and knowing he had just topped an incredibly accomplished competitor, Orton smirked in contentment as Justin Roberts announced him the victor. Who will The Viper sink his fangs into next?