#9 Randy Orton vs. CM Punk - Extreme Rules 2011
Now, this is how you open up a pay-per-view!
A fantastic match, this Last Man Standing Match is one of the best matches in WWE history to ever open up a show. Extreme Rules 2011 was an excellent event overall and this set the tone for what was to come.
The action started off fast with some quick exchanges. We had a lot of use from a kendo stick from both men as they slugged it out. We get a few varieties of suplexes from both as Punk screamed at Orton to stay down before he wrapped Orton's neck in the chair and sends him into the ring post.
After Punk barely survived the count after an RKO, Orton charged for the Punt, but Punk counters to a modified GTS where he used the ring steps instead of his knee. Punk grabbed a kendo stick as Orton made it to his feet at the count of nine. Orton battled back and relentlessly beat Punk with a kendo stick in the corner.
Randy then hits a top rope RKO for the 10-count.