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CM Punk vs Randy Orton (WWE Wrestlemania XXVII 04/03/11)

WWE Wrestlemania April 3 2011 CM Punk Randy Orton

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#1 Loss

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 10:42 PM

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#2 ShittyLittleBoots

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 01:03 PM

An underrated WrestleMania gem! Orton came out w/ a taped up knee - that set up the story of the match. You got CM Punk doing absolutely awesome work over that taped up knee, which Orton sold pretty damn well. CM Punk's facial expressions and overall body language during his beatdown of Randy were tremendous. Such a great performance by the man. Loved the ending w/ Punk getting all cocky & proud of avoiding the RKO too, only for him to get RKO'd right after. Great match. ****1/4



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Posted 30 May 2018 - 09:08 PM

Good call by Shitty Little Boots to pimp this match. It is way better than I remembered.

 

CM Punk vs Randy Ortron - WrestleMania XXVII

 

It is interesting how in this day and age matches like this can overlooked. I don't know if there is too much wrestling or too much good wrestling or maybe the feuds lack stickiness or maybe WWE does not do a good job canonizing matches anymore. Whatever the case maybe there is no excuse for a WrestleMania match this good to be overlooked and underdiscussed.

 

Orton had been put in a position to get over the new heels in 2010 working main event WWE Championship feuds on RAW with Sheamus, Wade Barrett & The Miz. CM Punk had been floundering since the Straight Edge Society had been dissolved. With Cena literally burying Wade Barrett at TLC, CM Punk was given a new cult, New Nexus. He targeted Orton for punting him in the skull back in 2008. Better late than never. Orton proceeded to punt every single member of New Nexus back to FCW. Punk turned the tables and injured Orton's leg so that he could not punt him. Honestly in terms of storyline progression week-to-week this actually sounds like one of the best feuds in WWE in the past ten years.

 

Great match. Loved how aggressive Orton was in this. The opening Euro Uppercut and clothesline were massive. You could feel his anger. I love the cheap way Punk attacks the injured leg. He kicks the steel steps into Orton when Orton was stalking him. What a cowardly and dick move. Punk mocks his injury now he is full command. Great leg work by Punk. I liked Orton's hope spot of RKO and Punk hitting a roundhouse head kick to stymie that. Superplex was another good Orton hope spot. Punk is relentless on the leg. Figure-4 around the ringpost is always a goodie. Strong Orton comeback! Orton looked great both selling and offense. His character is terribly boring and his promos are dreadful, but the dude can wrestle. His leg gives out on the Punk. Punk's master strategy pays off. Punk looks to collect his victim for the G2S but the coiled viper explodes for an RKO, but Punk retreats in a nick of time. Great spot. Punk goes for his Springboard Clothesline to further weaken Orton, but this allows Orton to hit an RKO out of the air. Excellent compact match with great performances by both wrestlers. **** 







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