Event: WWE SummerSlam Pay-Per-View
Date: Sunday, August 15th, 2004
Location: The Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Results by Carla Walsh of PowerWrestling.com
Summer Slam Opener:
The pay per view started off with a video package, hyping up tonight’s pay per view event. In the arena, Michael Cole and Tazz kicked it off on commentary and the music of the Dudley Boyz hit and they made their way out to the ring for the opening contest.
Six Man Tag Team Match
The Dudley Boyz vs. Rey Mysterio, Paul London and Billy Kidman
As the Dudleys got in the ring, footage of Spike Dudley turning on Rey Mysterio was shown and since then, Spike Dudley has unleashed a new side to himself as he aligned himself with his brothers, the Dudley Boyz.
D-Von Dudley started the match off in the ring against Billy Kidman and the two locked it up in the ring and D-Von gave Billy a shot to the mid section and then he backed Billy into the corner and hammered away on him. D-Von whipped Billy to the other side of the ring and Billy hopped over D-Von and pulled him down to the mat with a head scissors.
D-Von Dudley gave Paul London a body slam and then Spike Dudley came off the top rope with a stomp to the chest. Spike then taunted Rey Mysterio and he tried to get in the ring but the referee restrained him as the crowd started chanting “We want tables!”
Bubba Ray went to hit Paul London but Paul moved out of the way and Bubba hit D-Von to knock him down from the ring apron. Paul started crawling to his corner for the tag but Bubba grabbed him by the foot and then Paul knocked Bubba down and out with an Enziguri. Bubba was able to make the tag to Spike Dudley before Paul could get over to make the tag and Paul nailed Spike and then made the tag to Rey Mysterio.
Billy Kidman planted Spike Dudley with the BK Bomb and a pin but only got a two count as Bubba Ray broke it up. All six men then got in the ring and the referee lost control of the match until Kidman and London knocked both of the Dudleys out of the ring. Paul London then went off the ropes as Billy Kidman ducked down and Paul London jumped off of Kidman’s back with a suicide hilo onto Bubba Ray.
Billy Kidman held onto Spike and Rey charged at Spike with a clothesline to send him down to the mat and then Billy Kidman gave him a slingshot into the ropes and then Rey Mysterio hit the 619 and then Kidman hit the shooting star press to pin Spike for a two count as D-Von made the save.
The action then spilled to the outside of the ring and Paul London got laid out with a belt shot to the head and then the Dudleys got back in the ring with Billy Kidman and planted him with the 3D. Spike Dudley then got in the ring and covered Billy Kidman for the three count to pick up the win.
Winners – The Dudleys
Till Death Do Us Part Match
Matt Hardy vs. Kane
Lita’s music hit in the arena and she made her way out to the ring and she looked to be showing a little bit, as said by Jerry Lawler and then Matt Hardy made his way out and this is a one on one match with Matt Hardy facing Kane in this “Till Death Do Us Part” Match. If Kane wins this match, he will marry Lita but if Matt Hardy wins, Kane will leave Matt and Lita alone and they can wed if they wish.
As Kane got in the ring, Matt Hardy nailed him and then slammed him into the corner and hammered away on him. Kane whipped Matt to the other side of the ring and charged at him but Matt kicked Kane in the face. Matt then hopped to the second rope and gave Kane a side effect by jumping off the second rope.
Matt Hardy gave Kane a tornado DDT from the second rope and then he pinned him but only got a two count. Matt then laid into Kane with some right and left hands to back him into the corner. Kane then fired out of the corner with a hard upper cut to send Matt down to the mat.
Matt Hardy gave Kane the twist of fate on the outside of the ring and then he got back in the ring and told the referee to start the ten count and if Kane gets counted out, Matt Hardy is the winner of the match. Referee Mike Chioda started his count and Kane sat up at the count of six and then he slowly got up and got back in the ring at the count of nine. As Kane rolled into the ring, Matt stomped away on him and then Lita went over and grabbed the ring bell and set it on the ring apron for Matt. Lita then went over and distracted the referee, giving Matt Hardy the opportunity to clock Kane with the ring bell. Matt then covered Kane but only got a two count as Kane put his foot on the middle rope to break the pin.
Matt Hardy headed to the top rope and jumped off at Kane but Kane caught him by the throat. Matt fought out of the choke slam predicament and then he went for the twist of fate but Kane shoved Matt into the ropes and then knocked Matt down with a big boot. Kane then headed to the top rope and Matt got up and knocked Kane down to straddle the top rope.
Matt laid into Kane with a number of hard right hands and then he climbed up and went for a super DDT but Kane grabbed Matt by the throat and gave him the biggest choke slam (in the ring) in the history of Summer Slam from the second rope! Kane then pinned Matt Hardy for the three count to pick up the win!
Winner – Kane
Lita looked disappointed from the outside of the ring and she nodded in disapproval as she walked away from the ring and Kane had a huge smile on his face as Lita was almost in tears. Kane got out of the ring and walked down the aisle with his arms open for Lita but Lita took a look at him and ran to the back.
Todd Grisham was shown with Randy Orton and Todd spoke about what just happened and he said that Lita has got to be upset. Randy said upset? Why would anyone be upset? Tonight is a night for celebration. Summer Slam 2004 is going to go down in history because one of the most talented, charismatic and best looking WWE Superstars is going to ascend to greatness tonight. Tonight will be… John Cena was seen standing by and he said that tonight will be the night that the Franchise opens shop on Booker T’s ass. John told Randy that he’s going to look nice and he’s a fan of his too and he knows he has fans out there but let’s see how many fans he has out there. John asked the fans if they like Randy Orton and the fans booed. John then asked the crowd if Randy Orton is going to beat Chris Benoit for the World Championship? The crowd booed and John said “welp, at least you have the people behind you. Hah.” Randy then said that he doesn’t care what a bunch of ass backward Canadians think and he doesn’t care what John Cena thinks. Quite frankly, it’s a bit pathetic that John Cena had to interrupt Randy’s interview to get some airtime. None the less, tonight, Randy Orton is going to leave Toronto as the youngest World Heavyweight Champion… ever.
United States Championship Match
Best of 5 Series
John Cena vs. Booker T (c)
Booker T’s music hit in the arena and he made his way out to the ring as the United States Champion and this is the first match in the best of five series for the United States Championship with Booker T against John Cena!
Booker T and John Cena stood face to face and exchanged words and then the two exchanged right hands until Booker T gave John Cena a knee to the mid section. Booker then whipped Cena off the ropes and went for a clothesline but Cena ducked the clothesline and nailed Booker with a clothesline of his own and then a pin for a two count.
John Cena gave Booker T some hard right hands and then he went off the ropes and came back and went for a hard right hand but Booker T knocked Cena down to the mat with a side kick. Booker T then put John Cena in a camel clutch in an attempt to get him to give it up but John Cena got back to his feet and lifted Booker up on his back and then rammed him into the turnbuckles.
Booker T knocked Cena down to the mat and then he did the spinaroonie and hopped back up to his feet and John Cena grabbed Booker T and gave him the FU and then a pin for the three count to pick up the win a relatively short match.
Winner – John Cena
Theodore Long was shown backstage and he was proud of the Best of 5 Series. Someone entered the room and it was RAW General Manager Eric Bischoff. Theodore asked Eric what he can do for him? Eric said that he thought he’d stop by and congratulate him. His new position as General Manager, Eric is very proud of him. It seems like every time we have one of these RAW/Smackdown! joint pay per views, he’s dealing with another General Manager of Smackdown!. What is he now, number four? There was Stephanie McMahon, Paul Heyman, Kurt Angle and now him. Eric said he wanted to give him some advice; learn as much as he can and enjoy it as long as he can because at the rate we are going, by the time Survivor Series rolls around, let’s just say he doubts Theodore will be around. Don’t take it personally, it’s just reality. Theodore said that he can appreciate that, just like Eric can appreciate this. Tonight, Theodore doesn’t know whether his nephew Eugene will beat Triple H or not or if Eric will succeed in getting rid of him but if he ever does, then Theodore has no problem signing Eugene to Smackdown! and making him the biggest Superstar ever. That not only goes for Eugene but that goes for every Superstar on RAW that are sick of Eric Bischoff and they want out. Now that’s nothing personal, that’s just reality. You feel me? Theodore then told Eric that he betta ‘holla, holla, holla!’
Intercontinental Championship Match
Triple Threat Match
Batista vs. Chris Jericho vs. Edge (c)
Batista’s music hit in the arena and he made his way out to the ring for a Triple Threat Match against Chris Jericho and Edge with Edge’s Intercontinental Title on the line!
As Edge got in the ring and pranced around, Batista attacked him from behind and sent him to the arena floor. Chris Jericho then attacked Batista and the two went at it as the crowd chanted “Y2J, Y2J!” Chris laid into Batista with some knife edge chops and right hands in the corner until Batista shoved Jericho down to the mat. Chris hopped right back up and continued to go at it with Batista.
Batista went for the power bomb on Chris Jericho but Edge got in the ring and hit Batista with a chop block to send him down to the mat. Edge then stomped away on Batista and then he lifted him up in the corner and gave him some right hands until Batista whipped Edge to the other side of the ring.
Edge went to the second rope and jumped off at Batista but Batista kicked him in the gut and then Batista lifted Edge up and hit him with a snake eyes on the top turnbuckle. Batista went off the ropes but Chris pulled Batista down to the mat and then Batista knocked Chris down. Edge knocked Batista to the outside of the ring and the crowd heavily booed him as Jim Ross noted that there are no count outs or disqualifications in this match. The only way to win is by pinfall or submission.
Chris Jericho hit Edge with a high cross body and Edge rolled through and used the ropes for leverage to get a two count. Moments later, Chris Jericho put Edge in the Walls of Jericho as the crowd was pro-Jericho and Edge fought to get to the ropes. Edge was close to tapping out as he couldn’t get to the ropes but Batista got in the ring and nailed Jericho in the back of the head with a clothesline. Batista then whipped Jericho into the steel ring post and then he went for a clothesline on Edge but Edge ducked it and gave Batista a DDT and then a pin for a two count. Edge is heel; crowd booed him all the way.
Edge went to the corner for a spear on Batista but Chris Jericho interrupted it and knocked Edge down to the mat. Batista then gave Jericho a spinebuster and then a pin for a two count.
Chris Jericho gave Edge a bulldog and then Batista hopped up to the ring apron and Chris hit him with a springboard drop kick to send him down to the arena floor and then Edge hit Chris Jericho with the spear and then a pin for the three count to retain the Intercontinental Championship!
Winner and still Intercontinental Champion, Edge
Eddie Guerrero vs. Kurt Angle
Kurt Angle’s music hit in the arena and he made his way out to the ring along with Luther Reigns and this is Kurt Angle’s first match on pay per view since Wrestlemania and he is wrestling against Eddie Guerrero in a rematch from Wrestlemania!
Eddie Guerrero and Kurt Angle locked it up in the center of the ring and Kurt went to the legs and lifted Eddie Guerrero up and then took him down into a waist lock. Eddie fought to get out of the waist lock and then he took Kurt down with a fireman carry. The two kept it tied up and Angle backed Eddie Guerrero into the corner as the crowd chanted “Let’s go Angle!”
Eddie Guerrero went to the ankle of Kurt Angle early in the match but couldn’t lock in the ankle lock. Later on, Eddie Guerrero went back to the ankle and actually grabbed Kurt and put him in the ankle lock in an attempt to get him to tap out. Kurt fought to get to the ropes but then he rolled over and jammed his thumb into Eddie Guerrero’s eye. Kurt Angle then gave Eddie Guerrero the Angle Slam and then he pulled down the straps and went for the ankle lock on Eddie Guerrero and got it on. Eddie fought to get out of the ankle lock and he grabbed Kurt by the ankle and both men had the ankle lock on but Kurt torched on the ankle of Guerrero to force Eddie to break the hold. Eddie then fought to get to the bottom rope to force the referee to break the hold. As the referee restrained Kurt Angle, Luther Reigns gave Eddie Guerrero a boot to the back of the head and then Kurt Angle put Eddie Guerrero back in the ankle lock but Eddie once again escaped the hold.
Eddie Guerrero chopped away on Kurt Angle and Kurt ducked down and took Eddie down to the mat and then twisted up on the ankle and put him in a modified version of the STF. Kurt eventually released the hold and gave Eddie Guerrero an elbow drop to the inner knee section and Eddie grabbed Kurt in a cross arm breaker and the referee counted a one count in favor of Eddie Guerrero as Kurt Angle quickly got out of it.
Kurt took Eddie down to the mat and put the pressure on his leg and then he started to unlace his boot as Eddie fought to try to get out of the hold. Kurt held onto a headlock on Eddie as he fought to get up and then Eddie gave Kurt a jaw breaker followed by the Angle Slam on Kurt Angle to take him down to the mat. With both men down on the mat, the referee started the count and both men got back to their feet at the count of nine.
Eddie Guerrero’s boot came loose but none the less, he continued to go at it with Kurt Angle. Eddie hooked Kurt in a front face lock and gave him a series of vertical suplexes. Eddie Guerrero then went to the top rope as his ankle was in pain and Kurt Angle popped up off the mat and gave Eddie Guerrero a belly to belly suplex from the top rope and then he pinned Eddie but only got a two count.
Kurt Angle went for the Angle Slam but Eddie Guerrero countered it into a DDT to pull Kurt down to the mat. Eddie then held onto his leg and then headed towards the top rope and came off with the frog splash but Angle rolled out of the way. Angle then gave Eddie Guerrero the Angle Slam and then a pin for a two count.
The crowd chanted for Eddie and Kurt pulled Eddie’s boot off and then he put the ankle lock on the exposed foot and then Eddie caused Angle and the referee to collide, sending the referee down to the mat. Eddie Guerrero then nailed Kurt Angle with the boot and then he went over and hit Luther Reigns with it. Eddie then acted as if he was nailed with the boot as the referee got up and the referee started the count. Eddie Guerrero went to the top rope and came off with the frog splash and then he pinned Kurt Angle but only got a two count as Kurt Angle was somehow able to kick out of the frog splash.
Eddie Guerrero then went over to the referee but Kurt pulled him down to the mat by the ankle and put him in the ankle lock and Eddie tried to get out of it but Kurt held onto it and then he trapped Eddie’s other leg to stop him from moving and then he locked the leg and twisted away on Eddie’s ankle to force him to tap out and the crowd roared in approval as the referee called for the bell.
Winner – Kurt Angle
As Kurt Angle’s music played, the crowd chanted “You suck, you suck” to sing along to his theme song. Strange crowd, huh?
Unforgiven – the RAW Brand:
The next time the WWE will be on pay per view is a RAW brand pay per view and that is on Sunday, September the 12th from Portland, Oregon and that is the first ever pay per view in Portland!
Triple H vs. Eugene
Triple H’s music hit in the arena and he made his way out to the ring and this is a one on one match with the Game facing Eric Bischoff’s nephew, Eugene!
At the sound of the bell, both Eugene and Triple H laid into each other with right hands until Triple H kicked Eugene in the mid section to send him back. Triple H then hit Eugene with some more right hands to knock him down to the mat. Triple H backed Eugene into the corner and hit him with a hard right hand and then a kick to the mid section.
Eugene jumped off the ring apron with an ax handle to knock Triple H down and when Triple H got back up, he grabbed Lilian Garcia and used her as a shield and Eugene tried to help Lilian but Triple H shoved her down to the ground and then he laid into Eugene.
While on the outside of the ring, Triple H removed the covering from the Spanish announce table and he tossed the monitors aside, displaying that he’ll do anything to Eugene in this match. Triple H then hopped up to the ring apron and went for a suplex on Eugene from the inside of the ring onto the announce table but Eugene countered it with a suplex of his own to pull Triple H back into the ring. Eugene then mounted Triple H in the corner and hammered away on him with a number of hard right hands.
Triple H fell down to the mat in pain and it looked as though he hurt his knee and the referee told Eugene to back off and he gave the X signal to the camera and as he was about to call for the bell to end the match, Triple H got up and blindsided Eugene.
The crowd chanted “Eugene sucks!” and they booed him as he hammered away on Triple H. As usual, the crowd in Toronto is a ‘unique’ one to say the least.
Eugene gave Triple H the Rock Bottom and then he went for the people’s elbow but Triple H got up and gave Eugene a spinebuster. The two battled to the outside of the ring and Triple H whipped Eugene into the steel steps to bust his arm open and then Triple H rolled Eugene into the ring.
Triple H kicked Eugene in the gut and went for the Pedigree but Eugene countered it with a back body drop and the crowd booed Eugene. Triple H grabbed Eugene by the head and slammed him into the turnbuckle and Eugene showed no effect and pumped up and gave Triple H some rights and lefts and then a hard right hand to send Triple H down to the mat. Eugene then gave Triple H an inverted atomic drop and then a running clothesline to send him down to the mat. Eugene lifted Triple H onto his back but Triple H got down and went to kick Eugene in the gut but Eugene caught his foot and gave Triple H the finger and then gave him the Stone Cold Stunner to send him down to the outside of the ring. Eugene got out of the ring and went after Triple H and went for an elbow but Triple H blocked it and went to slam Eugene into the steel steps but Eugene blocked it and knocked Triple H into the steps. As Eugene got Triple H back in the ring, Ric Flair made his way out to the ring and the crowd “Woooooooo’d” in approval for Ric Flair.
Eugene gave Triple H a big boot and then he posed as if he was Hulk Hogan and then he went off the ropes and gave Triple H a leg drop and then a pin for a two count. Ric Flair hopped to the ring apron and Eugene knocked him down with a right hand and then Eugene went to the top rope and went for the double ax handle but Triple H kicked him in the gut and went for the Pedigree but Eugene countered it into a slingshot into the corner. Eugene then kicked Triple H in the gut and planted him with the Pedigree and then pinned him for a two count as Ric Flair put Triple H’s foot on the bottom rope.
Eugene went off the ropes but Ric Flair tripped him up and the referee saw it and ejected Ric Flair from the ringside area and Ric Flair went nuts. As Flair went to the back, William Regal showed up from behind and put on some brass knuckles and then knocked Ric Flair out with them and then he tried to warn Eugene that Triple H was behind him and when Eugene turned around, Triple H kicked him in the gut and planted him with the Pedigree and the pin for the three count to get the win.
Winner – Triple H
William Regal got in the ring and attended to Eugene and Triple H grabbed Ric Flair by the leg and dragged him towards the back and then he picked him up and helped him to the backstage area.
The Coach was shown on the court and it is time for Diva Dodgeball! The first team consists of Joy, Amy, Tracie, Maria, Christy and Michelle and that’s Team Dream! Team Divas consists of Trish Stratus, Molly Holly, Stacy Keibler, Jazz, Gail Kim, Nidia and Victoria! And the referees are Earl Hebner and Michael Chioda. Coach explained the rules of Diva Dodgeball and if you are hit by a ball, you are eliminated immediately. If you catch a ball, the person who threw the ball is eliminated immediately. It is all up to the referee and no arguing. Coach said that one of the RAW Divas has already been eliminated; they don’t want to make it two nights in a row, do they? The RAW Divas won the match with only one of the girls getting eliminated. After the match, Trish argued with referee Earl Hebner over Gail Kim’s elimination. The WWE Divas then got in an argument and a little bit of a brawl over their loss.
WWE Championship Match
The Undertaker vs. John Bradshaw Layfield (c)
The music of the Undertaker hit in the arena and he made his way out to the ring as the challenger to JBL’s WWE Heavyweight Championship in the Smackdown! main event! Orlando Jordan accompanied John Bradshaw Layfield to the ring in this match.
The Undertaker and JBL locked it up in the center of the ring and the Undertaker shoved John Bradshaw Layfield right out of the ring and then he got out of the ring and stalked JBL as JBL backed off. JBL pointed the other way and Taker looked back and JBL went for a cheap shot but the Undertaker was just too quick for JBL.
The Undertaker went for the ‘old school’ arm wringer but John Bradshaw Layfield was able to stop him from heading to the top rope.
JBL gave the Undertaker a side slam and then he pinned him but only got a two count. JBL then went to the top rope and came off with a shoulder block to send the Undertaker down to the mat and then he covered Taker but only got a two count.
The Undertaker twisted away on the arm of JBL and then he walked back to the corner and climbed the rope and went for ‘old school’ once again and connected with the hard shot to the shoulder from the very top rope. Taker then planted JBL with a downward spiral.
JBL pulled the Undertaker into the steel ring post by the legs and then Orlando Jordan distracted the referee and JBL used a steel chair on the Undertaker’s leg behind the referee’s back.
During the match, the crowd must’ve gotten bored because they started entertaining themselves by doing “the wave.” The crowd later started chanting “Spanish table!”
JBL went to the top rope and the Undertaker hit him to slow him down and then he hooked JBL and gave him a super plex and then a pin for a two count.
The Undertaker went for the Last Ride but JBL gave Taker a shot to the knee to take him down to the mat and then JBL jumped on Taker’s knee several times and then he twisted away on the knee of the Undertaker and the Undertaker’s shoulders were down on the mat and the referee counted a two count in favor of JBL. Taker grabbed JBL by the throat and went for a choke slam but JBL got out of it and then Taker planted JBL with a spinebuster.
The Undertaker grabbed JBL by the throat and planted him with a choke slam and then he pinned him but only got a two count as JBL was somehow able to kick out of the choke slam. Taker lifted JBL up and went for the tombstone but JBL got out of it and landed on his feet and Orlando got in the ring but Taker nailed him to send him out of the ring. JBL then nailed the Undertaker with the Clothesline from Hell and then he pinned him to get a two count.
JBL squashed the referee in the corner inadvertently and then both the Undertaker and JBL collided with dueling big boots to knock each other down to the mat. Orlando Jordan grabbed the WWE Title and tossed it to JBL and JBL nailed the Undertaker with the title and then he covered him but the referee was down and out. Orlando Jordan got in the ring and tried to wake up the referee and Orlando used Nick Patrick’s hand to count a two count as the Undertaker kicked out of the pin. Orlando then attacked the Undertaker but the Undertaker knocked him to the outside of the ring. JBL then hit Taker with another clothesline and then he mounted Taker in the corner and gave him some right hands until the Undertaker countered it with the Last Ride. The Undertaker then covered JBL but only got a two count as the referee was still groggy.
The Undertaker lifted JBL up on his shoulder and went for the tombstone but Orlando got in the ring and Taker gave him a big boot and then he took the title from Orlando and hit JBL with it and the referee saw it and disqualified the Undertaker.
Winner by disqualification and still WWE Champion, John Bradshaw Layfield
Despite his loss, the Undertaker continued to go at it with JBL, tossing him to the outside of the ring and then he pulled the longhorns off the limo. The Undertaker then hammered away on JBL and then gave him a body slam on the hood of the limo. Taker then gave JBL an elbow drop and then he headed to the backstage area as JBL was bloodied up on the hood of the limo. As Taker headed to the back, the crowd booed and the Undertaker turned back and made his way back down the aisle. The Undertaker climbed up onto the limo and grabbed JBL and choke slammed him right through the roof of the limo, prompting the crowd to chant “holy shit, holy shit!”
World Heavyweight Championship Match
Randy Orton vs. Chris Benoit (c)
Evolution’s music hit in the arena and Randy Orton made his way out to the ring as the challenger for the World Heavyweight Championship in this one on one match against Chris Benoit and this is the final match of the night! Howard Finkel wound up being the ring announcer for this match after Lilian Garcia was manhandled in the match between Triple H and Eugene.
At the start of the match, the crowd chanted “you screwed Bret” at Earl Hebner and it’s apparent that Earl Hebner can no longer work in Canada without being hassled from the crowd. Chris Benoit and Randy Orton then locked it up and quickly pulled back and then they locked it up once again and once again pulled back. Orton and Benoit finally locked it up and Benoit backed Orton into the corner and referee Earl Hebner called for a break but he didn’t get it right away and the referee yelled at Benoit, prompting the fans to heavily chant “you screwed Bret” once again.
Chris Benoit and Randy Orton locked it up with a test of strength and Randy Orton used his height to over power Chris Benoit and Orton tried to take Benoit down with a back heel trip but Benoit bridged out of it and broke it up and put Randy in a top wrist lock and then tripped Randy down to the mat.
Chris Benoit went for a sharpshooter but Randy countered it and rolled through and then Randy Orton grabbed Chris Benoit by the legs and put him in the sharpshooter. Chris tried to get to the ropes but Randy pulled Benoit towards the center of the ring to stop Benoit from reaching the ropes. Benoit used his strength to get out of the sharpshooter and he immediately put Randy in the sharpshooter and Orton tried to get to the ropes but he was unable to and Benoit slapped Orton on the Crippler Crossface but Orton got to the ropes and slid out of the ring where Randy Orton slammed Chris Benoit into the steel ring post. At this point, the crowd once again started chanting “Spanish table.”
Chris Benoit knocked Randy Orton to the outside of the ring and then he went off the ropes and dove at Randy Orton with a tope but Randy Orton moved out of the way and Benoit slammed himself face first into the security wall.
Randy Orton hooked Chris Benoit in a gut wrench into an over the head back breaker into a neck breaker. Randy Orton then covered Chris Benoit but only got a two count.
Both men went for a high cross body at the same time and they both collided and fell right down to the mat. With both men down on the mat, the referee started the count and both Orton and Benoit got back to their feet at the count of eight. Randy Orton and Chris Benoit then exchanged blows until Benoit knocked Orton down with a thrust to the throat.
Chris Benoit went for a German suplex on Randy Orton but Orton blocked it and then Benoit gave Orton a northern lights suplex into a pin for a two count.
Chris Benoit perched Randy Orton on the top rope and went for a super plex but Randy shoved Benoit down to the mat and then Orton came off the top rope with a cross body pin for a two count on Benoit. Orton told Benoit to get up and when he did, he went for the RKO but Benoit shoved Orton into the ropes and knocked him down with a clothesline. Benoit then went for the sharpshooter but Orton shoved him back. Chris Benoit then gave Randy Orton a belly to back suplex and then he put him in the sharpshooter and Orton reached for the ropes but was unable to reach them. Orton faded away and the referee was there to check on Orton and if the hand dropped three times, that’s the end. Orton showed life at the third time and finally reached to get the bottom rope to break the sharpshooter.
Chris Benoit then gave Randy Orton a shot to the back and then he gave him a series of German suplexes and Orton finally blocked one and went for a clothesline but Benoit ducked it and hooked Benoit in some more suplexes. Chris Benoit then signaled for the finish and he headed to the top rope and came off with the flying headbutt and Orton got his feet up into the face of Chris Benoit. When the camera panned to Randy Orton, his face was bloodied up. Orton went over to Chris Benoit and pinned him but only got a two count and Chris Benoit immediately kicked out and put Orton in the Crippler Crossface. Orton reached to get to the ropes but was unable to do so. Orton finally rolled through and got out of the Crossface.
Orton and Benoit exchanged blows and Randy Orton planted Chris Benoit with the RKO and then he pinned him for the three count to win the World Heavyweight Championship!
Winner and new World Heavyweight Champion, Randy Orton