three-opponent situation because she's still ticked at him, or that everyone saw her psychotic episode last week, and says he doesn't deserve that kind of unfairness. AJ glares at him, saying that she actually agrees with him and even agrees that him versus Sheamus should be saved for a special occasion, but Punk still walked out on the people, and thus the people decide his fate tonight. Punk turns away into Brodus, who can only grin on as Punk slinks away.
- Commercial Break
Non-Title Match: WWE Champion CM Punk v. "The Viper" Randy Orton
Thank god for wrestling-snarky Canadians. Punk looks visibly annoyed as Orton saunters down to the ring. Who can blame him, given the history between the two. Cole notes the pink, black, and white trunks of Punk in mocking tribute to the Hart family.
Lock-up, followed by a shoulder block from Orton. Headlock by Orton, followed by a block from Punk. Punk retreats to the corner after Orton counters his run off the ropes. Dueling "Let's go Orton" and "CM Punk" chants as the two beat one each other, before Punk counters into a backbreaker for 1.
Slam to the mat by Punk, followed by a headlock on Orton, who counters out with some elbows. Whip the corner, Punk floats over, RKO attempt by Orton, but Punk retreats to the outside. He decides to make for the back like last time, but Orton stops him on the ramp, ramming him into ring before tossing him back inside. Punk, though, hangs up Orton, who comes down on his knee hard as we go to commercial...
Back from commercial, Punk has Orton in an abdominal stretch, who hip tosses out, before Punk delivers a kick to Orton's bad knee. Punk up for a HBK elbow, which gets two. Another elbow get another two. A few more shots by Punk, who goes back up top, only for Orton to knock him down and climb up. BIG superplex by Orton for a close 2 count.
The two rivals trade big right hands, getting to their feet. Orton gets the upper hand, before Punk delivers a kick to the midsection, then Orton counters with a clothesline. Punk stops Orton's momentum, but gets backdropped for his troubles. Orton goes for the rope-assisted DDT, but gets hung up again, and Punk nails a springboard clothesline for a 2 count.
Punk says it's GTS time, but Orton counters for the RKO, Punk shoves him off, only for Orton to nail his backbreaker, followed by his vaunted DDT. Orton sets for the RKO again, but Ziggler comes out for the DQ.
WINNER: Randy Orton by DQ
- RKO on Ziggler gets countered into a clothesline on Punk. Powerslam to Ziggler, powerslam to Punk. RKO attempt on Punk gets thwarted by Ziggler, who pushes Randy into the corner as he and Punk double team in. JERRY LAWLER in for the save, as he beats Punk out of the ring, as Orton does the same with Dolph, and all four men are brawling as we go to commercial...
CM Punk & Dolph Ziggler v. Randy Orton & Jerry "The King" Lawler
Back from commerical, as AJ Lee has apparently restored order and made an impromptu tag match. Orton and Ziggler brawling in the corner. Orton gets the upper hand as he tags in Lawler, who delivers a dropkick and a couple of fist drops for a two count.
Ziggler comes back with a knock down, kicking and beating down Lawler, mocking him with a delayed elbow for a two count. Headlock into the sleeper hold, before Lawler counters with a back suplex. Punk looks like he wants to be anywhere but here. Orton gets the hot tag. Clotheslines, followed by the powerslam. Rope DDT countered into a backdrop by Ziggler to the outside.
PAUL HEYMAN is walking to ringside, apparently for a convo with with his new client, Vickie screaming all the while that there is a match going on, hilariously enough. Punk and Heyman are apparently planning to walk out, as they start talking about restaurants in Montreal. Ziggler's beating on Orton, but immediately gets dropped with a RKO for 3, Punk completely unaware and uncaring to what's happening as he walks off with Heyman.
WINNERS: Randy Orton & Jerry Lawler
- Commercial break
- Ad for Rock-Cena Wrestlemania Special DVD. Never seen a lukewarm Wrestlemania match get so much advertising since Bobby Lashely vs. Umaga in "Battle of the Billionaires."
- Another "Did You Know" blurb touting Smackdown's success. Wonder how much Nielsen gets paid for this research.
- Backstage, Punk and Heyman are leaving as Matt Striker comes up to them asking what the nature of their relationship is. Punk stares long and hard at Striker, stating simply, "I'm a Paul Heyman guy." Well, I'm sold...
- Recap of the Bryan-Kane "Hug It Out" segment, with hilarious commentary and play-by-play from the Miz, accompanied by happy-go-lucky music, which slowly deteriorates as the Bryan and Kane go from buddies to beating each other up again. A little long for my liking, but I personally thought the bit was freaking hilarious.
- Back live with Kane and Bryan backstage, who each claim that the other had something to say to them, before seeing that the good doctor Dr. Shelby has paid them a visit and ask them to come together, as he was invited by AJ, who wants them to try and find a breakthrough again. Shelby has an idea that will either go north or waaaaay south, as Kane and Bryan seem understandably nervous about it.
- Commercial Break
- WWE Rewind with Zack Ryder picking up a win over Heath Slate last week on Raw
Heath in the ring, talking a lot of junk about Ryder and how he got lucky last week, and Heath wants a rematch. Ryder on the tron, saying how Heath's not facing Ry-derrrr, but, well, you know...FEED! ME! MORE!
Ryback v. Heath Slater
Ryback tosses Heath to the outside, gets hung up by Slater, who fires on Ryback with some weak shots, before Ryback nails him with the Meat Hook, followed by a double powerbomb, and the Fisherman's Buster for the three and another, albeit funny, squash for Ryback.
- Cole & Lawler promote the WWE App for the IPhone.
- Prime Time Players backstage... (Continues on next page)