Extreme Rules Preview: Randy Orton vs. CM Punk (Last Man Standing Match)

20110419_xr_orton_punkIn what is sure to be their most chaotic and career-changing encounter yet, bitter rivals Randy Orton and CM Punk will collide at Extreme Rules in a Last Man Standing Match.

The only way to emerge victorious in a Last Man Standing Match is to brutalize one’s opponent to the point where they can no longer rise to their feet in response to a referee’s 10-count. Judging by the tumultuous history between The Viper and The Second City Saint, these two competitors aim to settle the score under appropriately hazardous circumstances.

Since there are no disqualifications in a Last Man Standing Match, Punk – backed by The New Nexus – would seem to have an advantage at Extreme Rules. However, Orton will no doubt look to capitalize on the group’s apparent instability as of late … and perhaps its waning faith in The Second City Savior.

Not one to forgive or forget, the New Nexus overlord harbored long-gestating resentment for WWE’s Apex Predator dating back to Unforgiven in 2008, when Orton punted Punk in the skull and cost The Straight Edge Superstar the World Heavyweight Championship. In 2011, Punk exacted revenge against Orton by interfering in The Viper’s WWE Title Match at Royal Rumble against defending Champion The Miz. In the weeks that followed, a seething Orton sought retribution by targeting Punk’s New Nexus underlings, punting each of them in the skull until only their leader remained.

To counter this physical threat, the calculating Punk elected to take the psychological route, stalking Orton’s wife and assaulting an off-guard Viper with a wrench just two weeks before their anticipated WrestleMania XXVII clash. Hobbled with an injured knee, Orton was unable to punt The Straight Edge Superstar as he did the rest of The New Nexus, but nevertheless sealed a decisive victory over Punk with an RKO on The Grandest Stage of Them All.

Although Orton had dealt The New Nexus a series of crippling blows – culminating with Punk’s humbling loss at The Show of Shows – the armbanded rogues recuperated, costing The Viper the No. 1 contendership to The Miz’s WWE Title during a Five-Man Gauntlet Match on the April 11 edition of Raw. With championship glory once again wrested from his grasp by The New Nexus, a determined Orton battled and defeated Punk again the following Monday night in a hard-fought WrestleMania rematch that only fanned the fires of their scorching mutual contempt.

Will the coiled Viper sink his fangs into Punk yet again? Or will the self-aggrandizing Punk earn a tainted victory with the help of his New Nexus cronies? To find out, tune in to Extreme Rules, May 1, live on pay-per-view.

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8 Comments on “Extreme Rules Preview: Randy Orton vs. CM Punk (Last Man Standing Match)”

  1. YES!!! YES!!! YES!!! That’s the best wrestling news iv heard all week !!! Looking sooooooo forward to this match !!!

  2. cm punk to win randy orton doing the rko when his been beaten the crap out of is a bunch of bs cm punk best wwe superstar today

  3. g00d luck punk for the fight.U re the best,in WM27 Randy Orton only have luckk with this RKO.Vamos!U can destroy The Viper!!
    P.D:I love the GTS

  4. I’ve got a bad feeling about this. Randy is one of those guys who have too much power on backstage and usually guys who feud with him, get their asses raped. Latest achievements of Orton would be destroying Kofi’s push in late 2009, somehow coming out of the Legacy-angle as the dominant fan favourite, not looking bad once against Edge, not looking bad once against Sheamus and only losing the WWE title by MITB and help of several people, mostly Alex Riley – I don’t think Orton allowed Miz to beat him cleanly once! And now…has Punk ever beaten Orton cleanly? Without the help of New Nexus? Don’t think so. That’s why I hate seeing my favourites feud with Orton, because he is such a backstage politic fucker. The only way for Punk to win the Last Man Standing is probably having all of the New Nexus members to hold Orton down for the 10-count. Overall – Fuck You, Randy Orton!

  5. Yay i hope nexus will come and take that orton and punt him in the skull it will be the best night !!! so please cm punk do not Disappointed
    Us!!!

  6. Cmpunk VS. Randy Orton…..WOW O WOW! The two cutest guys ever against each other! BOY-i wudnt miss this match for a million bucks!!

    P.S. CMPUNK I LOVVEEE YOUU!! 🙂 YOUR THE BEST,KEEP THE AWESOMELY AMAZING WORK! 😛

  7. Cmpunk VS. Randy Orton…..WOW O WOW! The two cutest guys ever against each other! BOY-i wudnt miss this match for a million bucks!!

    P.S. CMPUNK I LOVVEEE YOUU!! 🙂 YOUR THE BEST,KEEP THE AWESOMELY AMAZING WORK! 😛

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