Last week Vince McMahon appeared on ECW’s TV show and declared that history would be made at WWE No Mercy. As we saw last night, Vince awarded Randy Orton the WWE Championship at the start of the PPV. The WWE title awarded to Orton was a new championship belt. It’s essentially the same title Cena had without the spinning “WWE” logo.
Orton would lose the title within 20 minutes in a match with Triple H. By the end of the night, Randy Orton was once again the WWE Champion, defeating Triple H in a Last Man Standing match. The WWE Championship changing hands 3 times in 1 night and Triple H’s 11th WWE Title win were both “historic” events.
Before John Cena got injured last week, the original plan was to have Randy Orton win the WWE Title in their scheduled Last Man Standing match.