PWInsider - WWE News, Wrestling News, WWE



By Mike Johnson on 2009-11-22 22:48:00
Backstage with Team Orton.  Orton said that when he formed this team, he expected a lot better than what he has now.  He said he expected to be next to the ECW champion, The Straightedge champion and the two men he handpicked to be the next generation of stars.  CM Punk said they expected someone to lead by example, but not be embarrassed by Kofi Kingston.  They teased it would get heated for a moment, but Orton then said tonight they had a chance to erase all the sins against them by being victorious tonight.

They plugged the Raw Thanksgiving show.

Team Kingston (Kofi Kingston, MVP, Mark Henry, Christian, R-Truth) vs. Team Orton (Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase, Cody Rhodes, William Regal, CM Punk)

They ran a video feature on the fun Kingston vs. Orton brawl in Madison Square Garden this past Monday.

Orton and Henry opened the bout.  Henry caught Orton with a running charge in the corner.  The heels all tried to attack him but Henry laid them out with punches.  He caught Orton with a bearhug.  The referee argued with the babyfaces, allowing Legacy to attack Henry from behind.  Orton snapped Henry with the RKO and pinned him.

Henry is eliminated.  5 vs. 4 with Team Orton in the lead.

MVP faced off with Orton.  They locked up.  Orton muscled MVP into the heels' corner.  DiBiase tagged in and began assaulting him with kicks.  The heels all took turns working on MVP.  Punk snapmared MVP and cinched on a side chinlock.  MVP fought out, but Punk kicked him in the gut.  Punk rebounded off the ropes but was kicked up and over.

R-Truth tagged in and flipped Punk into a suplex.  He avoided several Punk moves but DiBiase distracted him.  Truth nailed DiBiase but Punk caught him with the GTS.  Truth is pinned.

Truth is eliminated.  5 vs. 3.  Orton in the lead.

Christian caught Punk with a backslide for a two count.  He elbowed Punk and got another two count.  Punk caught him with a sla and tagged in DiBiase.  DiBiase came off the middle rope with a double stomp to the chest, getting a two count.  He nailed a scoopslam on Christian but the ECW champ kicked out.

DiBiase tried for Dreamsweep but Christian avoided and attempted the Killswitch.  He sent Christian into the corner.  Christian came off the ropes with a sunset flip and pinned DiBiase.

DiBiase is gone.  4 vs.3.  Orton in the lead.

Regal attacked Christian but Kofi tagged in and dazzled Regal with offense.  Kingston missed a flying bodypress off the middle ropes.  Cody Rhodes tagged in and nailed several right hands.  Regal returned and nailed several knees and a European uppercut.  Kingston fought back and they pushed hard that Kingston was ushering in a new age for young stars by standing up for himself.

MVP tagged in and rolled up Regal.  3 vs. 3.

MVP nearly caught Rhodes with a pinfall before bringing him into the babyfaces' corner.  Rhodes caught Christian with a clothesline for a two count.  He scissored his legs around Christian's waist to wear him down.   Cage worked his way out and turned it into an inverted pinfall attempt for two.  Rhodes tagged in Orton, who nailed a dropkick to Cage's face.  Orton kicked up at two.

Orton stomped Christian in the chest and dragged him back over to the heels' corner.  Rhodes tagged in but missed a kneedrop.  MVP tagged in with a series of clotheslines.  He went up and over to avoid a Rhodes charge and nailed a big knee.  He drilled Rhodes' head into another knee , went 'balling and dropped an elbow.  Orton distracted MVP, who nailed him.  Rhodes caught MVP with the Crossroads for the pin.

MVP is eliminated.  3 vs. 2 with Team Orton in the lead.

Kofi rolled up Rhodes for a quick two count.  Christian tagged in and wore down Rhodes' arm  Christian and Kofi began making fast tags in and out.  Kofi hit a splash for a two count.  Rhodes began peppering Christian in the corner with punches.  Christian allowed Rhodes to leapfrog over him, then caught him with the Killswitch.

Rhodes is pinned.  2 vs. 2.

Orton and Christian went back and forth.  Christian got the better of the exchange in the corner but Orton snapped him into the middle turnbuckle, face-first.    Orton dropped a knee across Christian's face, then turned around to punch Kofi.  Christian caught Orton with a small package for a two count.  Orton went for the RKO but Christian avoided and nailed the Killswitch.  He got a two count but Punk broke it up. 

Christian charged and Orton moved.  Christian hit the corner and was caught with the RKO.

Christian out.  2 vs. 1 - Punk and Orton vs. Kofi.

Kofi and Orton faced off but Orton tagged out before there was any contact.  Striker pointed out Kofi and Punk were Tag champions together.  They faced off, nose to nose, for a long time.  The finally began exchanging punches.  Kofi came back with an explosive series, then whipped Punk.  Punk put the brakes on and went for the GTS.  Kofi escaped and went for the Trouble in Paradise but Punk escaped.  Stalemate.

Orton tried to distract Kofi but it didn't matter.  Kofi hit the SOS for a two count.  Punk nailed him with a knee to the chest.  He snapmared Kofi over and drilled him in the back with a knee.  Punk scissored Kofi with a triangle   Kofi escaped and kicked Punk in the face as Punk charged him in the corner.  Punk came back with a scoop slam for a two count.  He wore down Kingston on the mat and tied Kofi up in holds.  Orton was stalking around outside.

Kingston began to fight back.  Kofi escaped and went for a splash but Punk put his knees up.  Punk nailed a suplex into a sitdown bomb.   Punk nailed the running high knee in the jaw but when he came out of the corner for the bulldog, Kofi nailed him with a back suplex.   Kingston went to the top rope as Punk recovered.    Punk caught him while he was on the top and attempted a superplex.  Kingston fought him off but undaunted, Punk returned and attempted it again.  Kingston shoved him off and came off with a big flying bodypress for a two count.

Kingston began mounting a comeback with a clothesline. He was going for the SOS splash but Orton leaped on the apron.  Kingston went after him and Orton ducked down.  Punk rolled up from behind Kingston but Kingston rolled through and pinned Punk.  1 vs. 1.

Orton hit the ring but was hit with Trouble in Paradise and Kofi pinned him clean in the center.  A star is born.

Your winner and sole survivor, Kofi Kingston!

Page # [1][2][3][4][5][6]

If you enjoy you can check out the AD-FREE PWInsider Elite section, which features exclusive audio updates, news, our critically acclaimed podcasts, interviews and more by clicking here!

Use our reports with online gambling where you can play casino games or bet on different kind of sports!