Undisputed WWE Title Match: CM Punk vs. John Cena
We go to the ring as out first comes tonight’s special referee, WWE “COO” Triple H. Cult of Personality hits next as WWE Champion CM Punk makes his way out to a nice reaction from the crowd. Punk’s music stops and the boo’s begin for John Cena. Punk takes a seat in the middle of the ring and waits. Cena’s music finally hits and out comes the other WWE Champion to a mixed reaction from the crowd.
Justin Roberts does formal ring introductions before the bell. CM Punk seems to get the bigger positive reaction. Punk applauds as Cena is introduced. Triple H holds up both WWE Title belts as we get ready to go. Triple H then checks both men for foreign objects. Finally at 10:19 EST we get the bell. They lock up and Punk takes it to the corner. They break as the crowd chants.
They go to lock up again and Cena goes for Punk’s arm. They trade holds and Punk takes Cena to one knee with a headlock. Punk knocks Cena down and goes for a quick pin attempt. They lock up again and Cena takes Punk down by his arm and tries for a pin but it’s not counted. A few words between Cena and Triple H there. Dueling chants for Punk and Cena from the crowd now. They lock up again and Punk goes behind. Cena fights back and takes Punk down with a headlock. Cena drops Punk with a shoulder block for a quick 1 count. Another Punk chant starts in the crowd. They go to lock up again but Cena takes Punk down by his leg. Cena goes back to work on Punk’s arm. Punk fights to his feet but Cena takes him back down and applies a headlock. Punk fights free, they run the ropes and Punk dropkicks Cena for a 2 count. Punk with a headlock on the mat now. Punk applies the body scissors to keep the hold locked.
Cena fights to his feet, puts a knee in Punk’s gut and drops him with a gutwrench for a 2 count. Cena goes back to another headlock on Punk. Cena with a fisherman’s suplex for another 2 count. Another headlock by Cena now. Cena scoop slams Punk and drops an elbow for another 2 count. Cena with another headlock now. Punk breaks free again and takes Cena down. Punk with several knees and one big knee to the gut for a 2 count. Punk continues the offense and drops a headbutt for another 2 count. Punk applies body scissors again in the middle of the ring. Cena powers out and goes for the STF but Punk kicks him off to the apron. Punk tries to suplex Cena back in the ring but Cena blocks it. Cena tries to suplex Punk to the floor but Punk stops him. Punk dropkicks Cena in the back, sending him off the apron and to the floor.
Cena rolls back in the ring and Punk tries for a pin attempt. Punk kicks Cena hard in the ribs and drops down for a 2 count. Punk with a chinlock now. Cena powers out with Punk on him and drops Punk with a sideslam. A Fruity Pebbles chant breaks out in the crowd. Cena with shoulders now. Punk blocks, knees him in the head and goes for another pin attempt. Punk misses the knee in the corner. Cena goes for shoulder blocks and hits them. Cena goes for the big back drop but Punk blocks it. Punk with the high knee this time. Cena blocks a bulldog and slams Punk down hard. Cena goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Punk blocks it. Cena blocks that and slams Punk. Punk applies a submission hold and has Cena’s neck tied up. Cena breaks free and applies the STF on Punk. Punk turns it around and applies the Anaconda Vice. Punk keeps the hold locked and pins Cena for 2 counts. Cena turns it around again and applies the STF. Punk makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold.
Cena charges and Punk dumps him over the top rope, down to the floor. Punk runs the ropes and suicide dives through them, landing on Cena and the floor. Replays show Punk hit his head on the barrier. Triple H makes it to a 9 count and stops. He goes to the floor and brings Cena back in the ring, then rolls Punk back into the ring. Punk and Cena make it to their feet finally. Punk strikes first but they trade various shots – chops, kicks and punches. Punk misses a roundhouse kick. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment but Punk slides out. Cena dropkicks Punk out of nowhere. Cena hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle and goes for the AA again. Punk counters it again and rolls Cena up for 2. Cena jacknife pins Punk for 2 now. They go back and forth and Punk kicks Cena in the head for another 2 count. Punk goes for the GTS but can’t hit it. Cena splashes Punk in the corner and hits the bulldog. Cena lays out Punk this time but can only get a 2 count. Cena goes to the top turnbuckle. Punk runs up and hits him with a knee to the head. Punk hits a bulldog from the second rope for a 2 count.
Punk goes back to the corner. Punk springboards in with a clothesline but Cena moves and catches Punk in the STF. Punk finally makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Cena goes for the AA again but Punk slides out. Punk goes for the GTS but Cena counters. Cena nails the AA but Punk kicks out at 2. Cena is frustrated as he has a few words with Triple H about the call. Cena goes back to the top rope for the big leg drop. Punk moves and Cena lands hard. Punk goes for the GTS and nails it but Cena kicks out at 2. Punk is frustrated now and has a few words with Triple H.
Punk gets up but is limping. Punk goes back to the top rope. Punk poses and hits a huge elbow drop but Cena kicks out just before the 3 count. Punk looks at Triple H again. A huge “Randy Savage” chant breaks out after Punk’s elbow drop. Cena rolls Punk up for a 2 count out of nowhere. Punk charges with a big knee to the gut. Cena fights back with rights and lefts. Punk connects with a big kick and then the high knee on the ropes. Punk nails GTS again but Cena gets his foot on the ropes. Triple H doesn’t see this and counts the pin.
Winner and Undisputed WWE Champion: CM Punk
- Punk celebrates with the title as Michael Cole yells about Cena’s foot being on the ropes. Cena gets up and talks with Triple H. Triple H says he didn’t see it. Punk sits down on top of the announcer’s table with the WWE Title before making his way around the ring. Punk re-enters the ring where Triple H is. Triple H raises his hand.
After CM Punk won the WWE Championship and Triple H held his hand up in the air, Triple H headed up the ramp as CM Punk continued to celebrate in the middle the ring. All the sudden, Kevin Nash makes his return to the company by hitting Punk with a jacknife powerbomb!
Suddenly, Alberto Del Rio’s music hits the arena and he is cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase, and he has a referee with him. Del Rio attacks CM Punk and pins him and gets the three count. Just minutes after Punk won the Undisputed WWE Championship, Alberto Del Rio wins it.
After the match, Triple H acts like he doesn’t what is going on, talking with the referee with what just happened. Kevin Nash escapes through the crowd as Del Rio holds up his first Championship belt to close the show.
Winner: And NEW WWE Undisputed Champion: Alberto Del Rio