Live blog from WrestleMania XXVII: Randy Orton vs. CM Punk
Live report from the Georgia Dome in Atlanta:
Before the start of this match, there was a backstage skit between The Rock, Eve and Mae Young. After a comedy bit with the women, Rock turned around and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin was there.
When they were face to face, the crowd reaction was off the charts. There was tension between them, but they shook hands.
Punk gained the early advantage and worked over Orton’s “injured” knee.
Punk got a near fall at the 4:30 mark after hanging Orton upside down in the corner and coming off the top rope foot first into Orton’s midsection.
Punk went for the GTS, but Orton maneuvered out of it and attempted an RKO. Punk countered with a roundhouse kick to the chest for a two count.
Orton hit a superplex at 6:50 for a near fall. Punk then went back to work on the knee, including a figure-four leglock around the post.
Punk locked on a triangle choke at the 11-minute mark, but Orton got to the ropes.
After hitting a DDT while Punk was hanging on the middle rope, Orton set up for the punt to the head. However, Orton’s knee gave out as he tried to run across the ring.
Orton then attempted an RKO, but Punk slipped away and the crowd gasped. Punk went for a dive off the top rope, but Orton caught him with a mid-air RKO for the win at 14:45.
Best match on the show thus far.