Saturday, May 7, 2011
Your NEW World Heavyweight Champion, Randy Orton
So this was the huge aforementioned SmackDown spoiler, Randy Orton won the WHC in Christian's first defense of the strap.
I like Orton, but I'm not a huge fan of this switch. I have no issue with Orton as WHC. It was simply entirely too soon to end Christian's dream. I figured, depending on the challenger, that Christian may walk out of the next PPV without the belt. I never thought, however, they would end his reign on the first episode of SmackDown after WWE Extreme Rules.
Hopefully, as Chris Jericho suggests, this is only the beginning of a larger angle for Christian. I'm not so sure it is though. It feels like WWE ventured a little outside their comfort zone, hit the panic button and threw Orton and Cena back on top.
Only time will tell....
In the meantime, here's a link to last night's episode of SmackDown if you missed it.
Also, this boss picture that A1 poster and podcaster, Zandrax, posted of your new WHC, RKO.
Photo Credit: WWE.com