WWE Smackdown Results 11/23/12 By WZ Nov 23, 2012 - 10:04:44 PM
The voice over man is on so it must be time for Smackdown and this week it takes place from Grand Rapids MI.
The Miz is in the ring welcoming the audience to his show. He says he has a lot of questions for the person about to be on his show and introduces John Cena. Miz starts asking Cena personal questions and also asks Cena about his injury. Cena says he thought he was going to get tough questions so Miz says he think Cena and AJ might have been friends before but there is something more between them now. Miz wants Cena to give him answers as AJ hits the ring. AJ says Cena does not have to answer anything. Miz asks if they are in love? Dolph Ziggler interrupts at the top of the stage. He says Cena is a good guy but AJ is a bad egg. He says ifit was not for AJ kissing him then he could not be set up. He says if she did not burst in to men’s lockeroom then Cena might not have gone and messed his knee up. He tells Cena that if he was him he would have feelings for AJ too. He would hate her guts. Vickie comes out on to the stage. She tells Cena his girlfriend needs to learn how to take care of her impulses. She says Dolph is right. AJ is a pitiful, sad and weak woman. She says Dolph knows how to kiss a woman that is powerful and authoritative. Cena says that’s a lie since there is no medical proof that she is a woman. Vickie says she’s all woman. Dolph says they have a professional relationship. He says if he kissed AJ it would bring out the real woman in her. Dolph says Cena and AJ deserve each other. They are 2 weak losers. Cena disagrees. He says Dolph and Vickie are the ones who deserve each other. One enjoys eating a lot of nuts and the other is looking to find his. Cena wishes them a good day.
Ryback v Darren Young [with Titus O Neil on commentary]
Right hand from Young. Another right hand. Ryback throws him in to the turnbuckle. Young with some punches. Ryback tosses him across the ring. Ryback runs at him in the turnbuckle but takes an elbow to the face. Right hands from Young as he bounces off ropes right in to a kick from Ryback. Ryback slams Young head first in to the floor. Young rolls out of the ring. Titus o Neil blows his whistle at Ryback at ringside. Young runs at Ryback but takes a right hand. Ryback runs in to Young in the turnbuckle. Young staggers out and gets clotheslined down. Big slam on Young. Ryback gets pumped by the crowd. Big clothesline. Ryback raises young to his feet. Shell Shocked gets him the 3 count.
O Neil has a mic. He gets in to the ring. He asks Ryback if he is out of his mind. He says Young is valued at millions and he might have hurt him. He blows his whistle at Ryback again frantically. Ryback kicks him in the gut and hits a Shell Shocked on him for his trouble.
R Truth v Antonio Cesaro [non title]
Cesaro has a mic on stage. He says judging by the obese faces, bloated bellies and greased up fingers they must have enjoyed thanks giving recently. He says it’s a stupid US holiday that celebrates gorging yourself and laziness. He says luckily they have him as their US champ.
Kick to the gut from Cesaro. Suplex by Cesaro. Bodyslam from Cesaro followed by a double footed jump on to Truth’s gut. Truth locks in a waist lock. Cesaro fights out. Truth fights back with right hands as Truth goes off the ropes and hits a clothesline. Dropkick on Cesaro. Truth goes for a suplex but it is reversed by Cesaro who goes for a Neutralizer but R Truth backdrops him and hits a jumping STO for the 3 count.
Winner: R Truth
Sheamus is walking backstage. Booker T walks up to him and tells him he can’t go to the lockeroom. He says he hit the Big Show with a chair at least 30 times. Sheamus says Big Show deserved it. Booker says he cannot let him compete tonight. Sheamus is not happy. Booker says at Survivor Series Big Show got disqualified on purpose so at TLC they will be having a chair match for the World Heavyweight Championship. Sheamus is now satisfied. Booker then invites Sheamus to watch the show from some VIP seats. Sheamus says it sounds good and asks if Big Show is going to be competing tonight. Booker says he is and it is against Kane and Daniel Bryan in a 2 on 1 match.
Sin Cara is walking backstage.
Sin Cara v Del Rio
Alberto Del Rio is introduced by his personal ring announcer Ricardo Rodriguez as he shows up in his expensive car. Del Rio goes for Sin Cara but Cara moves and he falls out of the ring through the ropes. Sin Cara takes him and Ricardo Rodriguez out on the outside. Back breaker back in the ring by Alberto Del Rio gets him a 1 count. Kick to the gut from Del Rio. Del Rio throws Cara in to the turnbuckle and Cara falls out to ringside.
Del Rio has Sin Cara in a chin lock. Cara fights out and rolls Del Rio up for a 2 count. Del rio knocks Cara down with a right hand and throws him in to turnbuckle. Kicks to back by Del Rio. Del Rio works on Cara’s back. Elbow to the back by Del Rio. Cara elbows Del Rio off the ropes. Hurricanrana by Cara gets a 2 count. Another kick to the gut from Del Rio. Del Rio off the ropes with a kick to the face on Cara. Suplex by Del Rio gets him a 2 count. Del Rio runs at Sin Cara in the turnbuckle but Sin Cara moves. Big slam from Del Rio for a 2 count. Kick to Sin Cara. Del Rio almost pulls his mask off. Headbutt from Del Rio. Kick from Sin Cara. High kick from Sin Cara and a cross body off the ropes for a 2 count. Tajiri like handspring elbow off the ropes takes Del Rio down. Cara goes up top but Del Rio takes him down off the top of the turnbuckle and locks in an armbreaker. Sin Cara taps.
Winner: Del Rio
Kane is sitting backstage looking at his title. Daniel Bryan walks in and tells Kane to stay out of his way tonight. Bryan says long before he teamed with Kane he beat Big Show in 45 seconds. Kane asks him if he thinks that it will happen again. Bryan says yes. Kane says no. Kane says he and Big Show used to be tag team champs but even then, Big Show whined a lot. He says Bryan and Big Show have got a lot in common. He says they should team up and call themselves ‘Team No Show.’ Bryan asks if Kane says this because he did not invite him to his house for Thanksgiving. Kane says maybe. Bryan says he would not have liked it. It was vegan Turkey. Bryan says if they win, he can go to his house for Christmas. Kane asks if he can beat up Santa Claus. Bryan says sure.
Big Show v Kane and Daniel Bryan
Kick from Bryan. More kicks from Bryan to the thighs. Big chop from Show on the ropes. Regal and Sheamus watch on from the sky box. Kick to the face from Big Show. Bryan gets thrown head first in to the turnbuckle. Headbutt to the arm of Bryan. Big Show goes for a Chokeslam but Bryan fights and Big Show throws him to the floor. Kick from Big Show. Kicks from Bryan to Big Show’s legs. Headbutt to Bryan takes him down. Big Show punishes the arm of Bryan some more. Big Show climbs on to the 2nd rope. He goes for an elbow drop but Bryan moves. Kane offers a tag but Bryan does not want the tag from Kane. He kicks away at Big Show who is on his knees. Kick to head from Bryan and cover but he gets thrown off at 2. Chokeslam attempt by Big Show but Bryan has his arm around Big Show’s neck. Big Show throws him off. He runs at Bryan in the turnbuckle. Bryan jumps on to him and manages to lock in a sleeper hold. Bryan is on Big Show’s back with a sleeper. Big Show is fading away. He falls back on to Bryan to break the hold. Kane wants a tag and this time Bryan tags him in. Kane runs in to Big Show at the turnbuckle and then hits a kick to the leg and kick to face for the cover and 2 count. Kane climbs the turnbuckle. Big clothesline knocks Big Show off his feet. Kane sets up for the Chokeslam but Big Show fights out and throws Kane in to turnbuckle but takes a DDT on the return. Kane sets up for another Chokeslam as Big Show is trying to stagger to his feet but gets tagged out by Bryan who runs in and locks in the No Lock. Kane climbs out of the ring looking bemused. He walks off. Big Show reverses the No Lock, grabs Bryan and hits him with a Chokeslam for the 3 count.
Winner: Big Show
Kane walks back and gets in to the ring. He looks at Bryan on the floor. Big Show runs at Kane and Kane ducks a KO punch from the Big Show. Both have each other by the throats. Bryan attacks Shows legs and Kane kicks him out of the ring.
Kane looks at Bryan in the ring as Big Show grabs a mic on the stage. He looks up at Sheamus watching from his suite and congratulates him. He says at TLC they have a chairs match. Big Show asks Sheamus if he thought about the fact that a giant might have a chair in his hands this time. Sheamus is shouting back from his sky box as Big Show heads backstage.
Barrett makes his way to the ring. He goes on commentary.
Kofi Kingston v Sandow [Intercontinental title]
Lock up. Sandow is hammering away at Kingston. Suplex by Sandow and a kick out. Kick from Kingston to Sandown. Kingston clotheslines Sandow over the top rope. Sandoown slams Kingston in to the turnbuckle from the apron.
Sandow has got Kingston in an armlock. Kick from Sandown. Kingston with a kick to the face. Elbow of distain from Sandow. Cover gets 2. Now Kingston and Sandow are viciously trading punches. Sandow rakes the eyes. Sandow has Kingston in a headlock. Hard right hand from Sandow. Hard shot across the neck of Kingston on the apron. Kick from Kingston takes both men out. Sandow drives Kingston in to apron. They both slide back in. Sandow kicks away at Kingston by the ropes. Crossbody from Kingston to Sandow followed by a cover for a 2 count. Sandow with a roll up gets 2. Kingston with his signature Boom Drop. Trouble in paradise for the 3 count.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
This means that Barrett will be fighting Kofi for IC title. So Barrett gets on to the announcers table. He congratulates Kofi but says Kofi’s best won’t be enough to beat him. Barrett says that Kofi will just be another victim of his Barrett Barrage.
Ziggler v Randy Orton
Orton with a knee to the gut. He hammers away at Ziggler in the corner. Ziggler goes for legs but Orton kicks him. Kick from Orton. Now Ziggler has got Orton in the corner and hammers away. Dropkick from Orton gets a 2 count. Orton grabs Ziggler’s hair on the apron and hits a suplex to bring him in to the ring. Cover for a 2 count from Orton. Kick from Ziggler and a big slam. Ziggler and Orton hammer away. Orton throws his opponent out of the ring. Ziggler tries to escape in to the crowd as Orton knocks him over the barrier.
Orton has Ziggler in a headlock. Hard elbows from Ziggler. Orton with a back suplex and cover gets 2 count. Orton sticks his foot right in Ziggler’s face. Drop toe hold on Ziggler in to the bottom rope. Ziggler falls to the outside. He shoves Orton in to the announcers table. Dropkick from Ziggler on Orton. Ziggler slides in. Orton gets in too but takes a kick to the face. Zigglers hammers down on Orton with rights and lefts. Elbow drop from Ziggler gets a 2 count. Headlock from Ziggler. Orton fights out of the headlock with some punches to the gut. Orton goes to whip Ziggler in to the ropes but gets whipped in to the turnbuckle. Ziggler runs at him but Orton goes for a roll up and gets a 2. Clothesline from Ziggler gets a 1 count. Headlock from Ziggler. Orton fights out. Big DDT from Orton gets a 2 count. Ziggler climbs the ropes. Orton attacks him up top. Orton goes up top. Superplex from Orton. Cover gets a 2 again. Clotheslines from Orton. Orton puts Ziggler on to ropes feet first and hits a DDT. Orton does his viper taunt and prepares for the RKO but Ziggler stuns him with a roll up for the 3 count.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
Ricardo Rodriguez slides in to the ring and gets an RKO. Del Rio is on the apron. Orton calls him in but Del Rio decides to back off. Meanwhile John Cena attacks Ziggler at the top of ramp and locks in an STF. Referees run out to break it up as Smackdown goes off air.
WWE Superstars for November 22nd 2012 was headlined by the main event of Justin Gabriel taking on Darren Young. Plus in a return match from the pre-show of Survivor Series, Jinder Mahal and Heath Slater of the Three Man Band took on Santino Marella and Zack Ryder. Team CoBro against the 3MB on WWE Superstars, and it is now time to run down the results for WWE Superstars 11/22/12.
WWE Superstars 11/22/12 Results.
Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal picked up the win over Santino Marella and Zack Ryder when Slater pinned Santino.
Justin Gabriel pinned Darren Young with a springboard moonsault.
WWE Superstars 11/22/12 Review.
What did this reviewer when he watched WWE Superstars for November 22nd 2012? This show was the usual two match show with a lot of recaps. However, this week had a good match and a fun tag team match, so that is a win for this particular show.
For those who missed the Survivor Series Pre-Show, we had this bout with Team CoBro against the 3MB in tag team action. This match was a perfectly acceptable little tag team match. All four competitors really worked well in this match. Of course in the end, Team CoBro fell to the might of the 3MB.
The main event was a good little match between the two NXT Season 1 Alumni, and the Nexus Competitors. Justin Gabriel always puts on a good show, and Darren Young is find enough not to embarrass himself. The result was a pretty good little singles bout. Gabriel got the win after a decent amount of time with the springboard monsault.
The result of the show was RAW recaps. They recap the AJ/John Cena/Vickie drama, and the latest developments of that on RAW. Then CM Punk’s little victory celebration.
Darren Young and Justin Gabriel was the highlight of WWE Superstars this week.
News on NXT Wrestlers Who May Be Called Up Next Posted by Steve Carrier on 11/22/2012 at 09:20 AM
With Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns being brought up to the main roster, the next group of guys on the rise in NXT look to be Big E Langston, Bray Wyatt (Taylor Rotunda), his brother Bo Dallas (Windham Rotunda) and the tag team of The Ascension - Conor O'Brian and Kenneth Cameron.
The Ascension have a great ring entranced and packaging as a team plus have developed a lot of double team moves from the old 1980's heel tag teams. Now that there is more emphasis on tag teams in WWE, they may be brought up together soon.
- We noted earlier this week that Mick Foley shot down rumors of him wrestling CM Punk. The Wrestling Observer reports that Foley's career is considered over. There had been talk of him wrestling another match internally but it sounds like we may never see Foley in a WWE ring again
Spoilers: TNA Impact Tapings - 11/25/2012 Posted by Steve Carrier on 11/13/2012 at 09:30 PM
- TNA taped the Thanksgiving episode of Impact Wrestling tonight from Orlando. Here are full spoilers, airing November 25th:
* Wes Brisco beat Garrett Bischoff in a Gut Check match. Kurt Angle came out after the match and celebrated with Brisco.
* Joey Ryan comes out and announces Open Fight Night for all Gut Check winners. Ryan talks about how he and Matt Morgan can't be stopped. He calls out Chavo Guerrero for a match. Chavo defeated Ryan by DQ when Morgan came out and hit a chokeslam. Hernandez came out and they brawled.
* Sam Shaw comes out and talks about winning Gut Check. He calls out the first winner Alex Silva. Shaw defeats Silva with a diving leg drop.
* Backstage segment with ODB, Eric Young and Hulk Hogan. There's going to be a Turkey Challenge tonight and EY is in it.
* Christian York comes out and talks about Gut Check and his 16 years in wrestling. He challenges Jeff Hardy to a non-title match. Hardy defeated York in a great match. They celebrated after the match until Bobby Roode attacked and laid them both out. He taunted Hardy.
* Taeler Hendrix comes out and talks about Gut Check. She challenges Tara and loses in a non-title match.
* Eric Young beat Robbie E and Jesse Godderz in a three-way. Jesse had to put on a turkey suit after the match. Aces & 8s attacked Young after that, using a bat, hammer and chair while ODB was handcuffed. Agents all ran down and they took EY out on a stretcher.
* Daniels and Kazarian come out to cut a promo on Final Resolution and AJ Styles.
* AJ Styles beat Kazarian.
* Austin Aries come out and talks. He rips Hulk Hogan and Brooke Hogan. Brooke comes out and they have words about her being with Bully Ray. Hogan ends up coming down as does Bully Ray. Aries escapes the ring and laughs at everyone. Brooke runs away crying while Hogan and Ray stare at each other.
Problems Between Punk and WWE Going Into WM Season Posted by Steve Carrier on 11/21/2012 at 09:27 AM
- We covered on Tuesday how WWE Champion CM Punk complained on Twitter that WWE wasn't promoting his appearance on Sunday's episode of Talking Dead, basically the Walking Dead post-show, or his Thanksgiving Day Parade appearance in Chicago.
PWInsider reports that there has been a major disconnect within the relationship between Punk and WWE over the past few weeks. It was originally reported that John Cena was the one who spoke out at Vince McMahon backstage and told him the product needed major changes because it was in bad shape. PWInsider reports that other people are saying it was Punk who spoke out.
There's a feeling that WWE is doing Punk wrong because he has held the WWE Title for over a year now and is still not featured on the promotional material for WrestleMania 29. There's also some concern about how Punk will react if The Rock does actually take the WWE Title from him at Royal Rumble. Some feel that if Punk isn't treated right during WrestleMania season, then there will be "hell to pay."
It's said that Punk has some pull in developmental, nowhere near the level of Triple H or someone like that, but Punk has gone in and told them they should push this guy or hire this guy. Punk is expected to be a big focus of the NXT storyline invasion in the coming months.
A lot of fans were wondering why NXT star Kassius Ohno, the former Chris Hero, didn't debut with Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns on Sunday night at WWE's Survivor Series pay-per-view.
We noted recently that WWE officials were talking about bringing some NXT stars to the main roster and the Survivor Series angle was the result of that. Ohno was never talked about in regards to being brought to the main roster now. Officials are high on Ohno but the feeling is that he needs more "seasoning" before being called up.
- WWE's website has announced that NXT stars
Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns attacked Santino Marella and Tyson Kidd during their match
at tonight's Main Event tapings in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
WWE has released
the following video of the attack:
- WWE Champion CM Punk took a couple shots at WWE today on Twitter, writing, "Yes, I will be on @AMCTalkingDead on Sunday. Shocking how WWE didn't promote it or get AMC the proper materials in time to announce it. This is what happens when you go over everyone's head to hustle and acquire your own outside appearances. #DIY. #disrespect. will also be the Grand Marshall in the Chicago turkey day parade. Also not announced or promoted by "my" company. Shocking. This is what happens when you go over everyone's head to hustle and acquire your own outside appearances. #DIY. Was promoted on Monday. Wasn't Sunday night when it was supposed to be. Ball dropped. S'okay. I'll pick it up and score like I always do."
John Cena Updates The Status Of His Knee Posted by Steve Carrier on 11/20/2012 at 12:57 PM
John Cena provided an update on the injury he suffered on Monday's Raw, writing on twitter, "MRI was typical good news bad news scenario. I've dealt with knees issues for the past few yrs, ill add one more to that list..... I know the risks of what can happen to me and I'm willing to play the odds. #nevergiveup c u 2nite grand rapids."
As noted earlier, there are conflicting reports if the injury was legitimate or is a storyline to make Cena the underdog "working through an injury" for his upcoming match against Dolph Ziggler at next month's Tables, Ladders & Chairs pay-per-view.
Cena will be at tonight's WWE Main Event & SmackDown tapings from Grand Rapids, Michigan and we should have another update on his condition when spoilers are posted late this evening.
John Cena hurt his ankle on tonight's episode of Raw after he landed on it awkwardly when chasing Dolph Ziggler to the back. Cena got his foot caught when leaving the ring which resulted in him landing badly on the outside. Cena limped his way to the back afterwards.
WWE acknowledged the injury with a trainer backstage saying he thinks Cena “might have a torn meniscus” as he wrapped it.
- Chad Baxter, a former collegiate wrestling champion WWE released last week from developmental, complained about the organization's stagnant product on Twitter days later, writing, "Im sick of seeing the same matches on @WWE #Boring #Overplayed."
When asked why WWE would release him, as well as fellow developmental wrestlers Chase Donovan and Nick Rogers, he wrote, "Its a mystery! Unfortunately I don't know the answer why this happened." He then re-tweeted a message stating, "WWE was stupid releasing you."
Baxter added that he has plans to continue wrestling
According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Multiple members
of WWE's creative staff and/or their assistants have been assigned to watch
footage of TNA, Ring of Honor and WWE's NXT, and file a
report on its contents. There are other employees who work in the same capacity
as consultants for the company.
*RUMOR* Why TNA Knockout Mickie James Was Out For 3 Months
The Wrestling Observer is reporting that the reason
why Mickie James was out for over three months was the discovery of a large
benign mass. The report states that James was able to keep it a secret, and was
said to be in great spirits at the recent Impact tapings.
York Says TNA's "Gut Check" Is Not Rehearsed Posted by Steve Carrier on 11/22/2012 at 01:03 PM
Christian York appeared on the Shining Wizards podcast (available at ShiningWizards.com). Highlights from the interview are as follows:
On how he got involved on Gut Check: "I was working in MCW (Maryland Championship Wrestling) and TNA was doing a house show in Bowie, Maryland, and the agents asked for a list of 10 guys, and I was one of the 10. I was eating breakfast with my wife,and they gave me call saying, we want to use you on some house shows and get a look at you. So I did that, and they called me back about doing this Gut Check."
On the Gut Check Experience: "They told me it's all a shoot, it's all real. It's not scripted stuff or anything like that, and we did that. We went from there, they did the profile thing with me, and then the match with Zema (Ion), which was pretty wild. All day long you don't know anything, its just like a rehearsal type thing. Just stand in the ring and we will go from there. Its all a shoot, they want raw emotion."
The Boy Band Gimmick: "We started that in '99. We weren't really on board with the boy band thing. We were like, man, that's gay. We were trying to be edgy, like every indy wrestler, trying to be cool as hell. We wanted to be called Fourplay, but we ended up being the Badstreet Boys. It worked, we had tons of girls as fans. Kanyon had seen the gimmick and had the idea of getting Shane Helms and Shannon Moore a tryout. Myself and Joey didn't have any idea about this. Then Shane called and said, hey, man, we just got signed, and I was like, did we get signed? And he was like, no, they are gonna give you a tryout, we are gonna do the boy band gimmick with Evan (Karagias). "
On WCW not being around: "I miss the hell out of it, man. I wish it was still around so guys would have a place to work."
First Run with WWF/ECW: "After we got released from WCW we had a no compete clause, 120 days. We waited and we just said, let's go there and try to get on. And we got on, it was pretty cool. They let us do dives and like all kinds of stuff, stuff that unheard of. They were like, just go out there in tear it up. So we did that, and they liked us and stuff, but we looked like kids compared to the cast of characters in WWF at the time. So they said why don't you go to ECW and go there and get over, get seasoned, and then come back here. We got in touch with Tommy Dreamer, and they were already interested in us, so we went there and off we went."
- Rain, who appeared in TNA Wrestling as Bobby Roode's valet Ms. Payton Banks, broke her wrist in three different places at Friday's "SHINE 5" internet pay-per-view after being subject to a powerbomb from Awesome Kong. Despite the injury, she continued the bout as planned, which concluded with her receiving an Implant Buster from Kong. She was admitted to a emergency room following the contest.
Rain tweeted an image of her wrist Sunday morning.
Kevin Kelly and Nigel McGuinness welcome us to the show. Kevin says we’re going to start with the Women of Honor but instead the Briscoes come to the ring. Jay gets on the mic and asks all of the wrestlers in the back to come down to ringside. Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team, Jay Lethal and SCUM are the only wrestlers not to come down. Jay says SCUM have the fans brainwashed into thinking it’s cool to put down ROH. He says when you knock ROH, you’re knocking all of the current roster and all of the guys who made ROH what it is today. Jay says he and Mark went down to Louisville to talk to Jim Cornette and he then talked to everybody in the back and they have found a new matchmaker. He says he’s going to restore honor into ROH; he then presents Nigel McGuinness as the new matchmaker.
Nigel says he doesn’t know what has happened to the old ROH; the same ROH that made his dreams of wrestling a reality. He says he still sees guys putting on the best matches in the world, guys with lots of passion and love for pro wrestling. He says the people who still believe in this company are going to take it back. His first decision as matchmaker is to make Kevin Steen vs. El Generico for ‘Final Battle 2012′. Nigel says Generico only had one request to make the match; he wanted a Ladder War. He then goes on to say that Corino & Jacobs need opponents in New York. He says they will defend against Caprice Coleman & Cedric Alexander as well as the Briscoes in a three-way match for the Tag Team titles! Jay gets the mic back and says ROH doesn’t raise the bar; it is the bar and they’re taking back ROH. Honor Lives.
Allysin Kay vs. MsChif
Kay disrespects MsChif early on with a slap and then drives her into the corner before hitting a big boot. MsChif fights back but then walks into a big clothesline for a two count. Kay continues to dominate and hits a samoan drop for another two count. MsChif gets a two count of her own with a unique bridging pin but Kay comes back with another two count. Kay goes for a kick but MsChif catches it, kicks Kay low and then hits a modified DDT for the win.
Winner by pinfall: MsChif
ROHWorld.com’s thoughts: This was a decent enough Women of Honor match and the first for quite a while. It’s difficult to see how they’re going to fit a women’s division into the show if that’s the way they’re going with it. We all know about MsChif and Kay looked a promising competitor.
Tadarius Thomas vs. Roderick Strong
Truth Martini joins Kevin Kelly on commentary for the match as Strong mocks Thomas instead of shaking his hand. Martini says he has released Rhino from the House of Truth. Thomas uses his unique style to kick Strong in the face and then goes to work on him with a suplex. The pair fight on the ring apron before Strong lifts Thomas up and throws him back first into the turnbuckle post. Thomas tries to fight back but he then walks into a jumping kick to the face. Thomas then comes back with a variety of kicks and then a clothesline for two. Strong comes back with a jumping knee before hitting a huge suplex backbreaker for the win.
Winner by pinfall: Roderick Strong
Strong then gets on the mic and tells Martini to get the hint; he’s not a part of the House of Truth any longer and then storms off.
ROHWorld.com’s thoughts: Thomas once again impressed with his very unique style. He looked very competitive against Strong and the match was a good one. I’d like to see another match between these two with a bit more time given to them. All in all, a decent match.
In this week’s Inside ROH, Kevin Kelly confirms the matches that Nigel McGuinness has already made for ‘Final Battle 2012′. He also runs down the Adam Cole v Matt Hardy match that was confirmed last week. Matt Hardy says he has nothing to prove and Cole is the one with everything to lose. He says at Final Battle, he can finally come out of Hardy’s shadow. Kelly also says that Nigel McGuinness will make a decision on whether Michael Elgin will face Roderick Strong at Final Battle next week. Jay Lethal talks about his situation and tells ROH that if they think they’ve seen him at his worst, they haven’t seen anything yet.
Nigel McGuinness shows off the new ROH World TV title before our main event of the evening.
ROH World TV Title Match Adam Cole (c) vs. Kyle O’Reilly
Cole has the best of the opening exchanges and knocks O’Reilly to the outside with a jumping enziguri. O’Reilly blocks Cole’s attempt at a suicide dive, Cole then kicks O’Reilly when he tries to dive out and then Cole finally hits the suicide dive. Cole throws O’Reilly into the barricades on the outside but then O’Reilly hits a dropkick to Cole when he goes for a crossbody off the rope. O’Reilly continues to control Cole as Davey Richards comes down to ringside and asks Nigel to let him talk to Kyle in the ring next week. Nigel agrees and he goes to the back after he and O’Reilly stare each other down. Cole capitalises on the brief distraction to hit a jumping DDT to O’Reilly on the apron.
Cole follows that up with a big splash off the top rope as the crowd chant ‘This Is Awesome’. O’Reilly blocks a figure four attempt and then reverses another attempt into a small package for two. Both men hit kicks but they refuse to stay down. O’Reilly hits a Regalplex for two and then locks in the Triangle Choke and starts hitting elbows. Cole somehow gets out of it as the pair trade blows from their knees before the slug it out on their feet. Tornado DDT from O’Reilly followed by a brainbuster only gets him two as he then locks in a guillotine choke.
Cole manages to get to his feet and pick O’Reilly up before hitting the backbreaker. ‘This Is Wrestling’ chants from the crowd as Cole hits a reverse superkick and the Florida Quay to get the victory. Cole celebrates with the brand new TV title as Nigel hits the ring and puts the belt around his waist.
ROHWorld.com’s thoughts: This was the third match between these two former tag team partners and it was simply brilliant. They managed to put a lot of stuff into a ten minute match and it made for an exciting, action-packed match. Both guys looked great after this one and I still think there is space for a big blowoff to this feud after O’Reilly is done with Davey. Overall, one of the best matches on ROH TV.
Next week’s main event will see SCUM defend the ROH World Tag Team titles against Rhett Titus & BJ Whitmer.
- Tonight's WWE RAW opens up with a look back at the Survivor
Series pay-per-view with teasers for the top matches. All this and more on
- We're live from Wright State University's Nutter Center
in Dayton, Ohio as Ryback makes his way out to the ring to kick off RAW.
Michael Cole is joined by Jerry Lawler on commentary as Ryback hits the
ring to a big pop. Ryback says he was about to feast on the WWE Title but CM
Punk employed three men to take food out of his mouth. Ryback says his hunger
cannot be suppressed. Ryback says Punk and his three men are his prey. Ryback calls
them all out to the ring right now for a fight. He says if they don't come, he
will tear the damn place apart until he finds each one of them. Ryback gets a
"Feed Me More" chant going.
Vickie Guerrero comes out and says he won't
be tearing anything up. She says he had two chances at the WWE Title and blew
it. She threatens him with a fine or suspension if he causes chaos
tonight. Vickie says she likes how Ryback destroys people and wants to see how
big his appetite really is. Out comes Tensai.
The bell rings and they go right at it. Ryback with
right hands, taking Tensai to the corner. Tensai whips him but Ryback comes back
and knocks Tensai to the mat. Tensai gets a cheap shot in
and then a clothesline. Tensai with a splash in the corner and headbutts,
beating Ryback down to one knee. Ryback with a Thesz Press and now he slams
Tensai's head into the mat. Tensai fights back and powerbombs Ryback. Tensai
with a backsplash and barely a 1 count.
They go on and Ryback catches
Tensai with a big slam. Tensai fights back but Ryback slams him again. Ryback
nails the big Meathook clothesline, sending Tensai out to the floor. Ryback
follows and throws Tensai into the fan barrier. Ryback says he wants Punk.
Ryback brings it back in the ring and hits another Meathook clothesline. Ryback
goes for Shell Shocked and nails it for the win.
- Sheamus is seen backstage yelling at the referee who
counted the pin in the World Heavyweight Title match.
- Still to come
tonight, CM Punk will have a celebration for his 365th day as WWE Champion. Kofi
Kingston and Wade Barrett are headed to the ring as we go to commercial.
Kofi Kingston vs. Wade Barrett
Back from the
break and out comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston. Wade Barrett is
out next. Barrett wants a shot at the IC Title and he may get it if he can get
Kofi strikes first with kicks. He ducks a clothesline and goes
for the headlock. Barrett knocks Kofi down. Kofi plays leap frog and takes
Barrett out with an elbow. 2 count by Kofi. Barrett fights back with shots
to the ribs and beats Kofi down. Kofi ends up mounting Barrett in the corner
with right hands. Kofi with a 2 count now. Kofi runs into an elbow in the
corner. Barrett takes him to the corner and drops him with an elbow. Barrett
with kicks to the ribs now. The referee backs him off but he goes right back to
More back and forth action. Kofi with kicks coming out of the
corner. Barrett takes him back down for a 1 count. The referee keeps having to
back Barrett off and warn him. Barrett with a neckbreaker and a 2 count. Kofi
fights back but Barrett clotheslines him out to the floor. Barrett stands tall
in the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Barrett is
still in control of Kofi. Barrett with a tight headlock now. Kofi tries for a
comeback but Barrett drops him with a knee to the gut. They go to the floor and
Barrett slams Kofi's face into the steel steps. Barrett brings it back in the
ring for a few pin attempts. Barrett keeps Kofi grounded on the mat now. Kofi
fights up and rolls Barrett up for 2. Kofi with a heel
kick that sends Barrett to the floor.
Barrett comes back in and Kofi
unloads on him with a bunch of high impact moves. Kofi hits the Boom Drop.
Barrett grabs his leg next but Kofi fights him off. Barrett catches him with the
big tilt-a-whirl sideslam for a close 2 count. Barrett gets kicked in the eye
now. Kofi with a crossbody from the top for 2. Kofi nails SOS for another 2
count. Barrett with a mule kick and a eye rake on the top rope. Barrett nails
the Bullhammer elbow for the non-title win.
- Cole and Lawler talk about Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose
and Roman Reigns debuting at Survivor Series to attack Ryback. We go to a video
about Brad Maddox.
- Paul Heyman is walking backstage with a big CM Punk
poster. He's excited about tonight's celebration. Heyman knocks on Punk's door
and out he comes to a pop from the crowd. Heyman says he will throw a
celebration tonight that will go down for the ages... Matt Striker walks up and
interrupts. He wants comments about the controversial Survivor Series ending and
Punk's affiliation with Rollins, Ambrose and Reigns. Punk threatens to hurt
Striker. Striker asks about Ryback and Punk says what about him. Heyman says
tonight is a celebration and everyone is invited, even Ryback. Punk doesn't seem
sure about that and wants to talk to Heyman privately. We go back to commercial.
Kaitlyn vs. Aksana
Back from the break and
Kaitlyn is in the ring with Aksana. The bell rings and Aksana begs her to back
off. Kaitlyn rushes her into the ropes. The end up on the floor and Aksana drops
Kaitlyn on her head. Aksana brings it back in the ring and covers for a 1 count.
Aksana mounts her and roughs her up, then slams her face into the mat. Aksana
with a submission on the turnbuckles and more offense.
fights back but Aksana whips her hard into the corner. Aksana crawls over and
smacks Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn shoves her off and kicks her in the gut. Kaitlyn fights
back and tosses Aksana across the ring twice by her hair. Kaitlyn with a
shoulder tackle and another toss across the ring. Kaitlyn puts Aksana on her
shoulders and hits the gut buster for the win.
- Still to come tonight, Orton vs. Del Rio in a 2 of 3
Falls Match. Back to commercial.
Brodus Clay vs. Antonio
Back from the break and R-Truth is on commentary. He
says he's out here to scout. Out first comes Brodus Clay with Cameron and Naomi.
Out next comes WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro for a non-title match.
The bell rings and they lock up. Clay takes it to the corner and works
Cesaro over. Clay with knees to the gut and elbows. Cesaro fights back with a
headbutt and rights and lefts. Cesaro brings Clay to one knee and knocks him
over with a clothesline. Cesaro with a chest stomp and a headlock now.
Clay fights back and headbutts Cesaro down. Clay with a big splash in
the corner. Clay goes for the second rope splash out of the corner but Cesaro
moves. Cesaro goes to the second rope with an uppercut. Cesaro manages to drop
Clay with the Neutralizer for the win.
- After the match, Cesaro stares down Truth and taunts
him before we go to replays.
- We get a video looking at John Cena being
honored for his 300th wish with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Guerrero is backstage talking with a man and a woman. She thanks them for being
here tonight and tells them to breathe. We go to commercial.
- Back from
the break and we get a look back at the segment with AJ Lee and Vickie Guerrero
at Survivor Series. They show the attack from Tamina Snuka also.
Justin Roberts introduces the Managing Supervisor of RAW and out comes Vickie
Guerrero with a man and a woman right behind her.
Vickie starts talking
and gets heavily boo'd. She says some people still respect authority, like
Tamina Snuka. Vickie says for weeks, AJ has made a fool of herself, John Cena
and the fans with her lies. Vickie has eye witnesses with her. The first is
Whitney Smith, the woman who came out with her. Whitney is a waitress at a hotel
restaurant in Sacramento, California. Vickie says this is where AJ and Cena had
their alleged business dinner. The woman tells her story and says Cena and AJ
requested a private table in the corner. She says they were being very touchy
feely, whispering in each others ears and looking in their eyes. The next eye
witness is Doug Brady. He's a parking attendant. He says he saw Cena and AJ sit
in a parked car for about an hour, parked next to a family. The man says the
father complained but out comes AJ Lee to interrupt.
AJ comes to the
ring and is tired of what Vickie's been doing every week. AJ says if she wants
to fire her, then go ahead and do it. If not, then do everyone a favor and shut
the hell up. Vickie says while AJ was busy kissing Cena in the car, Mr. Brady
was taking photos with his phone. Vickie says if anyone takes offense to nudity,
walk out now or cover your kids eyes. Vickie goes to show us the evidence but
John Cena comes out to a big reaction from the crowd. The eye witnesses leave
the ring as Cena comes down.
Cena says this is all garbage, a load of
crap because Vickie is trying to get people talking. Cena says he will show us
how to get people talking. Cena tells AJ he hopes she doesn't mind and begins to
makeout with her. Cena goes back to talking to Vickie but AJ turns him around
and continues the makeout session. They get into it until Dolph Ziggler attacks
from behind. They brawl and Cena dumps Ziggler out of the ring. Cena chases him
up the ramp and to the back. AJ looks on from ringside stunned.
to come tonight, Damien Sandow vs. Sheamus. Randy Orton is shown walking
backstage and his match with Del Rio is next. Back to commercial.
2 of 3 Falls Match: Alberto Del Rio vs. Randy Orton
Back from the break and Ricardo Rodriguez is doing the introduction as
Alberto Del Rio makes his way to the ring. Randy Orton is out next to a big pop.
Orton goes to work and clotheslines Del Rio for a 2 count. Del Rio kicks
him down in the corner and turns it around. Del Rio with a big kick to the back
and a 2 count. Orton turns it around and hits a nice standing dropkick. More
back and forth action in the corner. The fans chant RKO as Del Rio suplexes
Orton for another pin attempt. Orton ducks a clothesline and takes back control.
Orton with a suplex and more stomps. Del Rio fights back with a kick and hits an
armbar. Orton gets thrown to the floor and comes back in with Del Rio working on
the arm. Del Rio slams the arm over and over into the ringpost as the referee
backs him off. The referee rings the bell and disqualifies him. The first fall
goes to Randy Orton. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Orton
fights back at Del Rio but Del Rio kicks him to the mat for a 2 count. Orton
fights out with a backdrop and hits a pair of clotheslines. Orton with the
powerslam. Del Rio counters and applies the cross armbreaker. Orton taps out.
The second fall goes to Alberto Del Rio.
Del Rio takes his time
breaking the hold. The bell rings again and here we go as Orton holds his arm.
Del Rio takes him to the corner and works on the arm. Orton manages a roll up
for 2. More back and forth action. Orton with a backbreaker and a close 2 count
after Ricardo provides a distraction. Del Rio blocks the RKO but Orton drops him
anyway. Del Rio blocks it again and locks the cross armbreaker in. Orton fights
out for a 2 count. Del Rio misses the kick in the corner and Orton nails the RKO
for the win.
Winner: Randy Orton
- Cole hypes
the celebration for CM Punk to come later tonight. Cole and Lawler talk about
what just happened with AJ Lee and John Cena kissing, then Dolph Ziggler's
attack. We see John Cena rolled his ankle jumping out of the ring. Cena is
backstage with AJ and a trainer. The trainer is taping up his leg as we go back
The Great Khali vs. Primo and Epico
Back from the break and The Great Khali is in the ring as are his
opponents Primo and Epico. Hornswoggle's music hits and out he comes with a
bouquet of flowers. He stands at ringside as the match begins.
Hornswoggle shows the flowers to Rosa Mendes and approaches her as Khali
knocks Epico to the mat. Hornswoggle goes over and squirts water out of the
flowers, hitting Rosa in the face. She starts screaming. Khali chops Primo and
hits the Punjabi Plunge on Epico for the quick win.
- After the match, Hornswoggle and Khali dance in
- A WWE crew member is backstage preparing with Paul Heyman
for the big celebration tonight. They have everything Heyman asked for except
balloons. Heyman gets upset and yells that he wants balloons.
- The Miz
is walking backstage as we go back to commercial.
vs. The Miz
Back from the break and out comes David Otunga. His
opponent The Miz is out next to a decent reaction from the crowd.
bell rings and Otunga strikes first. Otunga takes Miz to the corner and stomps
away. Miz fires back but Otunga kicks him in the chin. Otunga throws Miz
shoulder first into the corner and drops him with a leg sweep for a pin attempt.
Otunga with another slam and a big elbow drop. Otunga hits another elbow and
covers for 2. Otunga clubs Miz in the back of the head and keeps him on the mat.
Otunga continues with a shoulder and a clothesline for another 2 count.
Otunga with big forearm shots to the chest now. Otunga with another big
clothesline for 2. Otunga with a bunch of knees and more offense. Miz tries to
fight back but gets dropped and covered for another pin attempt. Otunga hops on
his back and applies a big headlock, bringing Miz down to the mat. Miz finally
makes a comeback and works Otunga over in the corner. The referee backs him off
but Miz goes right back with the running clothesline. Miz goes to the top and
comes down with a double ax handle shot. Miz goes for Skull Crushing Finale and
nails it for the win.
Winner: The Miz
- We see
footage from Big Show vs. Sheamus at Survivor Series where the referee went down
and Show took advantage. Then we see how Show won and Sheamus beating him with a
chair after the match. Up next is Sheamus vs. Sandow. Back to commercial.
- After the break, we see footage from earlier tonight where Ryback had
words for Punk, Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns but they didn't come out but Vickie
Sheamus vs. Damien Sandow
to the ring and out comes Sheamus with a steel chair in hand. Out next comes his
opponent Damien Sandow.
We go to the ring and out comes Sheamus with a
steel chair in hand. Sheamus takes the mic before the match and says before, it
was about he and Big Show battling for the World Heavyweight Title but then Show
made it personal by attacking him from behind and knocking out William Regal.
Sheamus says Show stooped to a new low at Survivor Series last night. Sheamus
says he isn't smiling anymore. He calls Big Show out for a fight. Big Show's
music hits and out h e comes to the stage. Show limps and has a mic in his hand.
Show says they have nothing to settle. Show says he told Sheamus he
would knock him out and win the World Title, and he did. Show tells Sheamus to
shut his mouth and listen. They argue about the World Title and Show calls
Sheamus barbaric. Damien Sandow's music hits and out he comes.
bell rings and they go at it. Sheamus takes him to the corner and Sandow goes to
the ropes. Sheamus drops Sandow and he rolls out to the apron and then back in.
Sandow with a cheap shot and a headlock. Sheamus runs over him with a shoulder
and Sandow retreats back to the floor. Sandow comes back in and takes control.
Sheamus fights back out of the corner and beats Sandow down. Sheamus with a big
knee to the jaw. Sheamus drops Sandow again and drops knees, sending him to the
apron. Sheamus hits a suplex for a 2 count. Sheamus stands on Sandow's arm and
drops a knee onto it. Sheamus tosses Sandow out of the ring by his beard as we
go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Sandow took control
during the break. He sends Sheamus out to the floor and follows. Sandow works
him over and brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Sandow with more stomps
and right hands. 2 count by Sandow. Sandow with more offense and another pin
attempt. Sandow wails away on the apron. He comes back in, takes his knee pad
off and drops a knee on Sheamus. Sandow with a headlock now. Sandow slams
Sheamus again and drops on him with more rights. Sheamus keeps trying to fight
back but Sandow stops him. Sandow with a side Russian leg sweep. He goes for the
Elbow of Disdain but Sheamus stops him and hits the Irish Curse backbreaker.
Sheamus with a high knee and forearm shots to the chest on the apron.
Sheamus goes to the top and comes down with the battering ram. Sheamus hits
White Noise and then the Brogue Kick for the win.
- Vickie Guerrero is backstage with Tamina Snuka when
AJ Lee walks in. Vickie asks if they have met. AJ says she plans on getting to
know Tamina real well in the near future. AJ wants to talk about what happened
earlier. AJ laughs at her about her makeout session with Cena. AJ gets upset but
Tamina puts her arm in between them. AJ says Cena is hurt and asks what Vickie
is going to do about it. Vickie says nothing. AJ says if Vickie won't, then she
will and walks off. Back to commercial.
- Cole and Lawler hype Heyman's
celebration for Punk later tonight. They mention Ryback has been invited.
- AJ Lee is backstage looking for someone and Layla is try9ing to talk
her out of it. AJ finds a room and Layla tells her not to go in there. AJ tells
Layla to leave her the hell alone and walks in to the locker room where a bunch
of Superstars are. She walks to Dolph Ziggler and asks him who the hell he
thinks he is. Dolph cuts her off. He says girls like her are a dime a dozen -
she came from nothing and will never be anything. Ziggler rips into AJ and calls
her desperate, pathetic. Ziggler says she's nothing more than a shell of a woman
now. Ziggler calls her sad, weak and pitiful. He tells her to face it - she's
just trash. Dolph sits back down and AJ wails away on him. Cena comes over and
pulls her off but Ziggler and Cena start brawling. Ziggler kicks out Cena's knee
that is wrapped. Ziggler crashes Cena through the bathroom stall and unloads on
him. Other Superstars pull Ziggler off but he leaps back on Cena. AJ and a
referee come to check on Cena and call for a doctor. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see what just happened with Dolph, AJ and
Cena in the locker room. Josh Mathews is backstage and says doctors earlier
diagnosed Cena with a possible torn meniscus and says he was rushed into the
trainers room after the brawl with Dolph.
Sin Cara and Rey
Mysterio vs. Kane and Daniel Bryan
We go to the ring and out
first comes Sin Cara followed by his partner Rey Mysterio. Darren Young and
Titus O'Neil are on commentary. Out next comes one-half of the WWE Tag Team
Champions Daniel Bryan followed by his partner Kane.
Cole reveals that
Rey and Cara will be the new #1 contenders if they win this match. Cara and Kane
start the match off going at it. Cara kicks Kane in the head and springboards
in. Kane runs him over and Bryan tags himself in. Bryan hits Cara with kicks in
the corner. Bryan misses a knee off the top and Cara takes back control. Cara
with the big arm drag and tag to Mysterio fort some double teaming. Rey with a 2
More back and forth. Kane comes back in and Rey kicks at his
legs. Rey knocks Bryan off the apron and drops Kane for 619. Kane slides to the
floor but Rey kicks him. Rey runs off the apron and hits a senton on Kane on the
floor. Bryan leaps off the apron and drops Rey with a knee. Cara laps out and
takes Bryan out. We go to commercial.
: Back from the break and Kane is
in control of Cara after a big boot. Kane with the sideslam for a 2 count. Bryan
comes back in for a bit of double teaming. Bryan with a surfboard submission
now. He breaks it and kicks away. Bryan keeps control and applies a Clutch. Cara
breaks out but Bryan drops a knee in his back. Bryan drops a knee over his face
now and whips Cara into the corner. Cara hits him with a kick and a DDT out of
the corner. Rey and Kane come in at the same time. Rey dropkicks Kane and covers
for a pin attempt. More back and forth. Cara comes in and kicks Bryan to the
floor. Cara leaps out onto him as Rey goes to the top. Rey comes down but Kane
knocks him out in mid-air. Kane covers for a close 2 count. Rey goes back to the
top but Kane catches him on the way down again. The match ends when Titus O'Neil
and Darren Young interfere. Cara and Bryan end up setting PTP up for 619 and Rey
nails it. Kane hits a double chokeslam and that's it for Titus and Young.
- Punk and Heyman are backstage. Heyman thanks Punk for letting him
throw this celebration tonight. Heyman wants this to be a night that makes it
all worth it to Punk. Heyman guarantees that nobody will tarnish the night for
Punk. Heyman tells Punk his celebration awaits and we go to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see what's happened with AJ Lee, John Cena
and Dolph Ziggler tonight.
- We go to the ring and it's covered in black
and a big red X. Paul Heyman is there and behind him are two posters of CM Punk
and one looking at his title reign. The crowd boo's Heyman and he tells them not
to because he is here tonight for a man who has been WWE Champion for 365 days.
Heyman mocks the fans and Jerry Lawler. He says fans cry for the return of the
Attitude Era but when he and Punk give them a little bit of it, they don't
really like it. Heyman says this is a celebration of 365 glorious days for the
best in the world. Heyman brings out WWE Champion CM Punk.
the mic and names Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Bret Hart, The Undertaker, The Rock
and says they all couldn't do it - 365 days as WWE Champion. We see a video
looking back at Punk's year as WWE Champion.
Punk says tonight isn't
just about honoring the past year, it's about looking forward to the future and
recognizing his place in history - the top. Punk says he won't stop til July
2018 on an episode of WWE Main Event when he passes Bruno Sammartino as the
longest reigning champion of all-time. Heyman talks about Sammartino and says he
deserves to be in the Hall of Fame but says Sammartino could have never beat
Punk. Heyman says truth be told, Hulk Hogan could never beat CM Punk. Heyman
says Steve Austin couldn't beat Punk on his best day. Heyman says it will be
proven at the Royal Rumble that not even The Rock can beat CM Punk. Punk thanks
Heyman for setting all this up tonight. Punk talks about the odds being stacked
against him at Survivor Series and here comes Ryback
Ryback heads to the
ring but is cut off by Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. He fights
them off and hits the ring. They stop him again and the fight continues. Punk
hides in the corner as Ryback brawls with the three NXT stars. They drag him out
of the ring and beat him down at ringside. The announce table is cleared and
they powerbomb him through it, just like at Survivor Series. Heyman looks on
from the floor and they look up to Punk in the ring. Punk goes to the floor
where Ryback is laid out on top of the destroyed table. Punk yells that he is
the best in the world as Heyman applauds him. RAW goes off the air with Punk
standing over Ryback.
- In the NXT invasion storyline with Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins
from Survivor Series, apparently they arrived to the arena
in an armored car. Matt
Striker tweeted the following before the pay-per-view:
"Just saw an armored car w tinted windows pull up to the loading dock of
the bldg. Lots of security around. Somethings up. This is weird."
Pre-show With Drew McIntyre looking on from ringside, Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal showed up in Indy ready to shred “Team Co-Bro.” The two former United States Champions, usually full of fun and games, were all business against the self-proclaimed “three-mendous” rock stars.
Co-Bro impressively worked in tandem to take control in the early-goings of the matchup. The Milan Miracle shouted “You stupid!” on several occasions as he grappled with his opponents on the mat. Santino went to use his patented Cobra early in the contest, but it might have been premature. Slater grabbed the green sleeve and tossed it from the ring, leaving Marella at an immediate disadvantage. The power-walking host of YouTube’s “Foreign Exchange” next attempted a double-clothesline on his foes, but missed both and splatted onto the canvas.
Long Island Iced-Z got the tag, but missed an attempted dropkick off the ropes onto Slater, allowing 3MB to gain the upper hand. Jinder Mahal, eager to make a name for himself at WWE’s fall classic, nailed a series of impressive maneuvers on both Zack and Santino. The powerhouse from Punjab showed off with a few guitar strums, but a miscue by the band allowed Ryder to soar with a missile dropkick onto Mahal from the top rope.
The self-proclaimed “Internet Champion,” sensing victory in his grasp, scored with a Broski Boot to Jinder’s face. Co-Bro seemed to have the match won, but Slater disrupted the pinfall attempt. Santino, having seen enough, dashed toward the redheaded frontman to even the odds. His efforts were fruitless, however, and he was dispatched to ringside by the former Tag Team Champion.
With the action becoming chaotic, Zack nailed the Rough Ryder on Jinder seemingly out of nowhere. Once again, though, the heroes’ chances at victory were thwarted, this time by McIntyre. The Chosen One had been lurking the entire matchup, and his physical involvement allowed Mahal to slam the hair-spiked Broski down for the win.
WWE Survivor Series Opener:
The show opens with a video package highlighting the history of Survivor Series, as well as the main feuds heading into tonight's show. Special attention is paid to Big Show vs. Sheamus, as well as Punk vs. Cena vs. Ryback.
The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the 26th Survivor Series. Cole immediate hypes both World title matches before things are thrown to the ring for the traditional Survivor Series matchup.
Brodus Clay, Justin Gabriel, Tyson Kidd, Sin Cara and Rey Mysterio vs. Tensai, Primo & Epico, Prime Time Players
Kidd and Epico kick things off, wrestling down to the mat. Kidd clamps on a headlock, but Epico is able to fight up to his feet. Epico ends up back on the mat, trapped in a hammerlock, but he fights out of it. Epico kicks Kidd away, and bridges out of a pin, but he has to bail to the outside to get away from Kidd. Kidd heads out to the apron, but he's swept off his feet. Epico misses a slingshot dive on the way back into the ring, and Kidd tags Gabriel in, who comes in with a roll up for two.
Gabriel hits a standing moonsault for two before tagging out to Kidd. Some double team work leads to another two count. Mysterio tags in and gets a near fall of his own before getting kicked in the gut. Young is able to make the tag and he comes in with a suplex attempt. Mysterio lands on his feet and is able to hit the drop toe hold to send Young into the corner before hitting a low dropkick to Young's thigh. Cara tags in to the match and drives Young to the mat face first for a two count. Primo tags in to the match and eats a back elbow from Cara, followed up by a springboard Hurricanrana. Cara heads to the top rope for a cross body for another two count.
Tensai is able to tag into the match and he immediately begins slamming and man handling Cara. Titus tags in and man handles Cara or a bit before tagging back out to Primo. Primo comes down on Cara with a forearm drop before pinning him for two and clamping on a rear chin lock. Cara tries to make it to his corner, but he's forced back and Tensai tags back in. Tensai hits a head butt then drops an elbow. Then he does the same. Tensai clears off the face corner except for Clay. Cara tags out to Brodus, who comes in and wipes out Tensai, then Titus, then Young. Cara and Mysterio send the Prime Time Players to the outside and hold the ropes for International airstrike to take them out. Mysterio and Cara dive to the outside to take out Epico and Primo. Back in the ring Clay screws up a slam on Tensai, and Tensai takes him down to the mat, and out with a senton splash for the three count.
Brodus Clay is eliminated.
Gabriel tries to attack Tensai, but he just shrugs it off and takes Gabriel to the mat before tagging in Titus. Titus locks on an abdominal stretch before simply tossing Gabriel around the ring with a fall away slam. Tensai tags back in just as Titus hits a backbreaker. Tensai hits the senton, but Gabriel kicks out of a pin attempt. Tensai misses a second senton and is rolled up by Gabriel for three.
Tensai has been eliminated.
Tensai wipes out Gabriel before heading into the back. Titus comes into the ring to pound on Gabriel for a bit before tagging out to Epico who comes in and takes Gabriel down with a nice butterfly suplex. Epico puts Gabriel in a rear chin lock, but Gabriel fights out. Gabriel misses an enzugiri, but Epico misses an elbow drop. Kidd tags in and comes into the ring with a springboard dropkick. Kidd heads out to the apron and he's distracted, only to be kicked to the outside by Epico. Primo tags in and heads to the outside, shoving Kidd into the guard rail.
Primo brings things back into the ring, only to kick away at Kidd and try to get a couple of pinfall attempts. He tags out to Titus who comes in and slams Kidd to the mat hard. Titus tosses Kidd out to the apron, but misses a kick and ends up hung up on the top rope. Tyson connects with a kick to the head, and he rolls up Titus for three.
Titus O'Neal has been eliminated.
Young comes in and wails away on Kidd for a bit before tagging out to Epico. Epico suplexes Kidd down to the mat, picking him up and dropping him a second time, but the third, Kidd lands on his feet, and locks Epico in the Sharpshooter. Epico is forced to tap out.
Epico has been eliminated.
Primo attacks, hitting Kidd with rights before dropping him to the mat with a belly to back suplex. Primo leaps off the top rope, right into a dropkick from Kidd. Kidd tags out to Mysterio, who kicks Primo and hits a hurricanrana. Primo tries to roll up Mysterio, but he eats a kick to the side of the head instead. Mysterio heads to the top rope, but he's stopped by Primo. Primo heads up after Mysterio, but Rey fights him off and sends him down to the mat. Mysterio hits the seated senton before sending Primo into the ropes. Primo avoids the 619, but misses the backstabber and ends up rolled up for three.
Primo has been eliminated.
Young is the last man in the ring, and he eats a 619 right off the bat. Then he eats a splash from Cara, and Gabriel, and a springboard elbow from Kidd. Mysterio heads to the top and drops the dime to eliminate the last member of the bad guys team.
Winners and Survivors: Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara, Justin Gabriel and Tyson Kidd
Kaitlyn is shown walking backstage and she's attacked by someone wearing a hoodie and a blonde wig. Kaitlyn fights back, and she takes off the wig, exposing Aksana. Eve comes in and asks if Kaitlyn is OK, saying she'd hate if something happened to her before the match. Kaitlyn shoves Eve to the ground and repeats the same thing to Eve before walking off.
WWE Divas Championship Match Eve Torres (c) vs. Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn attacks before the bell, taking Eve down to the mat and rubbing the wig of the attacked in Eve's face. Kaitlyn takes Eve into the corner and hits and kicks her, stomping and following Eve around the ring. Kaitlyn slams Eve to the mat before kicking her again. Eve falls to the outside and Kaitlyn is quick to follow, slamming her into the announcer's table before bringing things back into the ring. Eve rolls right back out and tries to head out through the crowd. Kaitlyn slams Eve into the ring apron before sending her back into the ring again.
Kaitlyn mounts and pounds away at Eve, but a break in her assault leads to a kick in the gut from Eve. Eve takes Kaitlyn to the mat and slams her head down repeatedly before picking her up and slapping her across the face. Eve heads to the top rope and sits on the top turnbuckle, pulling back with Kaitlyn in a rear chin lock. Eve hits an elbow drop to Kaitlyn's back for a two count before locking in a weird submission focusing on Kaitlyn's neck.
Kaitlyn fights to the ropes, forcing Eve to break the hold. Eve walks over Kaitlyn before heading back up to the top. Kaitlyn pushes Eve out to the apron, then out to the floor. Kaitlyn brings Eve back into the ring, and Eve begs off, crying and apologizing. Kaitlyn slaps her across the face before slamming her to the mat fact first, twice. Kaitlyn shoulders Eve and drops her down stomach first across the knee. Eve is still able to kick out at two. Kaitlyn pulls on Eve's leg but Eve grabs the ring apron. Eve heads to the outside, and when Kaitlyn follows, Eve takes her feet out from under her. Eve brings things back into the ring where she hits a swinging neckbreaker for a three count.
Winner and STILL WWE Diva's champion: Eve
- We get a recap of what happened on the pre-show with the meeting between Team Ziggler ending poorly.
We cut backstage and Team Hell No are arguing with each other while Miz and Kingston yell and Foley and Orton look on. Foley tells everyone to stop, that everyone here are Survivors. He talks up Sandow, and Del Rio. Foley asks everyone to put their hands in for a bang bang. Everyone puts their hands in the middle except for Orton and they all put their hands up, but only Foley and Bryan say 'Bang bang'. Orton says he hates Foley, and Foley says that means he's ready.
United States Championship Match Antonio Cesaro (c) vs. R-Truth
Cesaro comes out first with a mic and says in a couple of days Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving. What do they have to be thankful for? A crumbling economy? Skyrocketing obesity rates? No, the only thing they can be happy about is Antonio Cesaro as their champion.
R-Truth's music hits, and the eccentric superstar makes his way out to the ring to not much of a reaction from this dead crowd.
The bell rings and we get a lock up. Truth rolls up Antonio for one. Another roll up on Cesaro, another one count. Truth ducks a clothesline and rolls up Cesaro for two this time. Truth catches Cesaro's leg and spins him around, hitting him with a series of rights. Cesaro hits Truth with a head butt and a huge clothesline. Cesaro tosses Truth into the corner before backing up and kicking him in the face. Cesaro hits Truth with a head butt to the stomach before focusing on Truth's shoulder.
Truth fights out of the hold, but ends up in the corner where Cesaro drives his shoulder into Truth's midsection. Cesaro slams Truth to the mat before leaping up with a double stomp to Truth's stomach. Cesaro pins Truth for a two count before clamping on a seated bear hug. Truth fights to his feet and elbows his way out of the hold, but runs into a knee to the gut from Cesaro. Cesaro puts on another bear hug, slamming Truth down to the mat, then dead lifting him before gut wrenching him over for another two count.
Truth rolls up Cesaro for two, but Cesaro comes right back with a huge uppercut for another two count before locking on another bear hug. Truth fights up to his feet again, getting shoved into the corner. Cesaro runs into a boot, then a couple of big clotheslines from Truth. Truth connects with a spinning forearm, but runs right into a boot from Cesaro. Truth ducks a clothesline and hits a heel kick before suplexing Cesaro into a jawbreaker for another two count.
Cesaro fights back with another giant uppercut before picking Truth up with the Neutralizer, putting Truth down for the three count.
Winner and STILL WWE US Champion: Antonio Cesaro
- We get a recap of Vickie Guerrero playing AJ's messages to Cena this past week on Raw.
In the Arena:
AJ Lee makes her way out to the ring and immediately heads over to grab a mic. She says she's sorry she has to do this, but she feels like she's left with no choice. Vickie Guerrero has tried to make her life a living hell. She thought that Vickie was just being a vindictive witch, or a word that rhymes with witch, but then she realized that when you have a secret, the best thing to do is accuse someone else. And that's what Vickie is doing. Vickie makes her way out screaming 'how dare you', and reminding AJ of her position. AJ says she's a seeker of the truth, and she was at home when she was sent this photo. A photo a Ricardo Rodriguez and Vickie is shown where they're eating burritos. Then a photo of her with JR with BBQ sauce all over her face.
Vickie is screaming that this is all untrue, and she's not happy. AJ shows a photo of Vickie in a bathing suit dancing alongside Brodus Clay. Vickie says this is ridiculous. AJ says Vickie's evidence, and this so called scandal is ridiculous. AJ wanted reality to slap her in the face. Vickie says it's not going to be reality, but Vickie who will slap AJ in the face. AJ stares down Vickie, backing her up. She says she doesn't want to fight, and neither does Vickie. If AJ puts her hands on Vickie, AJ will lose her job, but the same applies to Vickie. Out of nowhere, Tamina attacks AJ from behind, and puts her down with a Samoan drop before heading to the top for a superfly splash.
Vickie laughs as she stands over AJ before dropping the mic and heading off to the back.
Josh Matthews is backstage with Paul Heyman. Heyman is mad when Matthews talks about Punk's tricks. Heyman says no one gives Punk the credit he deserves. Punk is the 8th longest reigning champion of all time. While Cena is busy chasing AJ, Cena has lost to Punk more times than Heyman can count. While Ryback has been bringing us back to the caveman era, Punk made history by beating Ryback. Punk is prepared to survive and thrive in the triple threat tonight because Punk is hands down the best of the three. Punk is not only the reigning World Champion, but he's the best in the world.
- We get a video recap of Big Show and Sheamus over the last few weeks.
World Heavyweight Championship Match Big Show (c) vs. Sheamus
Sheamus is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and he gets a nice reaction from the crowd, but they still seem pretty quiet overall.
Big Show is out next, and the champion doesn't get any reaction of any kind at all as far as I can tell.
The bell rings and Sheamus attacks right away, sticking and moving. Show catches Sheamus with a right to the side of the face, then hits him with a series of clubbing blows. Sheamus tries to continue to fight back, but Show puts him down with a head butt and a short arm clothesline. Show hits Sheamus with a chop to the chest in the corner, then a punch to the gut, and another chop to the chest. Show sends Sheamus across the ring and hits a big back splash, but Sheamus hits Show with a chop block to the knee that sends Show into the ropes. Sheamus traps Show's arms in the ropes and hits him with a series of rights to the face before hitting him with a bunch of clubbing blows across the chest.
Show heads to the outside and Sheamus leaps from the apron to wipe out Show. Sheamus brings things back into the ring and he heads to the top rope, but he leaps off the top rope right into a huge spear from Show. Both men roll to the outside, but Sheamus looks worse for wear.
Show sends Sheamus crashing into the ring steps before sending him back into the ring. Show picks Sheamus up only to slam him back down to the mat. Show stalks Sheamus, shrugging off a punch and hitting him with a head butt. Show knees Sheamus in the face to knock him away. Show picks Sheamus up and drives his elbow down into Sheamus' arm. Show sends Sheamus crashing into the turnbuckle shoulder first before stomping away at the Irishman's shoulder. Show hits Sheamus with a couple more clubbing blows before laying him out with another head butt, and walking over the challenger.
Show chokes Sheamus against the middle rope, breaking before five. Sheamus rolls to the apron, driving his shoulder into Show's midsection and leaping back into the ring with a shoulder block, but Show is able to catch Sheamus with a big kick and follows up with an elbow drop that's good for a two count. Show clamps on a nerve hold and Sheamus screams in pain.
Sheamus is able to fight his way out of the hold, only to run right into a big side slam for another near fall. Show puts his foot on the side of Sheamus' head and puts the pressure on, breaking before the ref's five count. Sheamus gets to his feet and continues to try and fight, but Show puts him back down to the mat with another set of clubbing blows. Show sends Sheamus into the corner, but runs into Sheamus' boots. Sheamus jumps on Show's back and locks on a sleeper hold. Show backs into the corner, but Sheamus holds on. Show shrugs Sheamus off, but the damage is done. Sheamus hits Show with a series of rights, backing him up, but Show throws Sheamus shoulder first into the ring post.
Show puts Sheamus down with a huge elbow drop that's good for another two count. Show climbs up to the second rope, and Sheamus stops him, catching Show on his shoulders, and putting him down to the mat with an electric chair drop in an impressive display. Sheamus is able to get a two count out of it.
Both men get to their knees and trade blows. Sheamus backs Show up into the corner before hitting a running high knee, and a leaping forearm. Show is in trouble as he's put down with another running forearm. Show tries for the brogue kick, but it's blocked. Sheamus avoids the chokeslam, and he puts Show down with white noise. Sheamus goes for the pin, but Show kicks out at two.
Both men are slow to get to their feet. Sheamus poses for the crowd and gets himself psyched up. Sheamus goes for the brogue kick, and Show pulls the ref in front of him, causing Sheamus to take out the referee.
Sheamus looks on in concern at the official. Show stands up and waits for Sheamus to turn, hitting him with the KO punch. A ref in the ring standing by counts three and awards the match to Big Show.
Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Big Show
Following the match, the same official heads over to the announcer and tells him that Show has been DQ'ed.
Winner: Sheamus, Big Show retains the title
Show argues with the ref, and this allows Sheamus to recover. Sheamus grabs a chair and attacks Show, using it to blast Show repeatedly. Show writhes in pain on the arena floor as Sheamus winds up and hits Show in the knees. Show begs off, asking Sheamus to stop. Sheamus tells Show to beg. Sheamus tosses aside the chair, but he lays out Show with a brogue kick.
Team Ziggler vs. Team Foley
Ricardo Rodriguez is out to announce Alberto Del Rio who makes his way out into the arena in a Rolls Royce. Del Rio doesn't get much of a reaction out of the crowd. I'm sensing a theme for the night.
Damien Sandow is out next for his team, also getting no reaction. Cole goes over Cody Rhodes' injury while his replacement, David Otunga makes his way to the ring.
Wade Barrett is the fourth man for his team out to the ring. Guess what, there's not really much of a reaction for him, what a surprise.
Team Captain Dolph Ziggler is out to the ring next, and the crowd actually seems to come alive, just a bit, as Mr. Money in the Bank makes his way out to the ring.
Mick Foley makes his way out, apparently acting as the team captain for his team even though he won't be wrestling at all. Foley gets a bit of a pop from the crowd.
Kane and Daniel Bryan are the first competitors to make their way out to the ring for Team Foley. Bryan is wearing a pretty amazing jacket, and his beard just keeps getting more epic.
Kofi Kingston is out next, and the Intercontinental champion gets a bit of a pop that fades almost instantly.
Miz is the fourth man out for Team Foley, and he too doesn't get much of a reaction as it looks like the crowd are sitting on their hands.
Randy Orton is the last man out for Team Foley, and at least he gets a bit of a pop, hopefully bringing some life to the crowd.
The bell rings and it looks like Otunga and Kofi will kick things off. Kingston goes for a roll up right away, getting two and going straight away for a drop kick. Otunga heads out to the floor, and Kingston follows with a springboard dive to the outside, wiping out Otunga. Back in the ring, Kingston tries for a pin, getting two. Bryan tags into the ring, uppercutting Otunga, but getting caught with a sloppy powerslam. Sandow tags in and attacks, catches Bryan with a Russian leg sweep before hitting the elbow of disdain. Sandow clamps on a rear chin lock, but Bryan fights up to his feet and out of the hold, wiping Sandow out with a running clothesline and corner dropkick.
Bryan kicks away at Sandow's chest, until Sandow bails from the ring. Sandow wishes his team good luck and walks toward the back, until he's brought back to the ring by Kane. Bryan kicks Sandow in the side of the head and Kane tags in to chokeslam Sandow for the three count.
Damien Sandow has been eliminated.
Kane and Bryan argue and Kane shoves Bryan to the outside. Ziggler catches Kane with the Zig Zag from behind and gets the three count.
Kane has been eliminated.
Orton and Miz argue until Ziggler attacks again. Orton takes Ziggler out with a slingshot suplex before tagging out to Kofi.
Kofi wipes out Ziggler before tagging Bryan back into the match. Bryan runs right into a knee to the gut from Ziggler. This allows Ziggler to tag in Barrett. Bryan goes for the corner dropkick on Barrett, but misses. Barrett ties Bryan up in the ropes and Del Rio gets in a cheap shot before Barrett kicks Bryan to the outside. Barrett backs Bryan up into the apron and brings things back into the ring. Barrett tags in Otunga who comes in with an explosive shoulder block, but gets trapped in the No lock out of a pin attempt. Otunga is forced to tap.
David Otunga has been eliminated.
Del Rio comes in and kicks away at Bryan before catches him with a tilt a whirl backbreaker. Del Rio charges Bryan in the corner and ends up back dropped to the outside. Bryan makes the tag to Kingston who comes into the ring with a springboard forearm. Kingston takes out Del Rio with a series of strikes, kicks and dropkicks before hitting the boom drop. Kofi calls for the trouble in paradise, but is distracted by Ziggler. Kofi takes out Del Rio with a cross body from the second rope instead. Barrett tags in and hits a black hole slam before hitting Kofi with the bull hammer for the three count.
Kofi Kingston has been eliminated.
Orton comes in and hits Barrett with a big dropkick, but runs into Barrett's boot in the corner. Barrett tries for a suplex, but Orton blocks it, hitting Barrett with a suplex of his own before dropping a knee across Wade's face. Orton tags Bryan back into the match. Bryan kicks away at Barrett, screaming No the whole time. Bryan heads to the middle rope and hits a shotgun missile dropkick, getting a two count. Bryan kicks away at Barrett's chest, but he's clotheslined to the outside out of nowhere. Del Rio tags in and brings things back into the ring, but immediately ends up trapped in the No lock. Del Rio breaks it and kicks Bryan in the back before hitting him with a running kick in the corner. Del Rio locks on the cross arm breaker and Bryan is forced to tap.
Daniel Bryan has been eliminated.
Miz heads into the ring and hits Del Rio with a big back elbow. Orton tags back into the match and stomps away at Del Rio. Orton hits Del Rio with a clubbing blow to the chest before going for the pin and getting two. Del Rio kicks Orton's arm and drops him down with an arm breaker before tagging Ziggler back in. Ziggler kicks away and drops an elbow on Orton before clamping on a rear chin lock. Orton fights out and launches Ziggler up, pancaking him out on the mat. Miz tags in and so does Barrett, Miz takes Barrett into the corner and hits him with a series of rights before hitting the corner dropkick, and sending Ziggler from the apron. Miz heads to the top and hits a double axe handle smash to Barrett. Barrett avoids the SCF and kicks Miz in the stomach.
Barrett tries for the wasteland, but Miz counters into the SCF, getting the three count.
Wade Barrett has been eliminated.
Del Rio comes in and gets laid out by Miz, only to comes back with a giant German suplex, bridging into a pin for two. Miz is able to take Del Rio out in the corner, but Del Rio comes back with an enzugiri to the back of the head that takes Miz down for a three count.
Miz has been eliminated.
Orton heads in and hits Del Rio with a couple of rights, but he turns to Ziggler, and Del Rio takes Orton down for a two count. Ziggler tags in and takes Orton down with a neckbreaker for another near fall. Del Rio tags back in and leaps up, coming down with a double stomp on Orton's chest. Del Rio heads to the top rope and leaps off, right into a dropkick from Orton. Orton hits Del Rio with a couple of clotheslines, and a quick powerslam. Orton gets distracted by Ricardo and Del Rio hits Orton with an enzugiri for another two count. Foley attacks Ricardo and puts on Mr. Socko, applying it to Ricardo on the outside to a big pop.
Orton tries for the RKO, but Ziggler interrupts, accidentally kicking Del Rio. Orton sends Ziggler into the ring post and he's able to hit Del Rio with the RKO, pinning him for three.
Alberto Del Rio has been eliminated.
Orton drops down to the mat and psychs himself up. He tries for the RKO, but Ziggler holds on to the ropes. Ziggler hits the Zig Zag, but Orton is able to kick out at two. Ziggler goes for the rocker dropper, but Orton avoids it and sends Ziggler out to the apron, bringing him back into the ring with the suspension DDT. Orton backs away from Ziggler, setting up for the punt. Ziggler stirs, Orton charges, but he's caught with a superkick. Ziggler pins Orton for three.
Winner and SOLE SURVIVOR: Dolph Ziggler
- The events leading to our Main Event are shown.
WWE Championship Triple Threat Match CM Punk (c) vs. John Cena vs. Ryback
John Cena is the first man out to the ring, and he gets a mixed reaction that seems more on the negative side initially, but at least the crowd is reacting to something, so I guess that's a good thing.
CM Punk is the second man out to the ring, and the champion is accompanied by his advisor Paul Heyman. Punk gets a mixed reaction, but mostly positive from the crowd. Cole notes that today is the 364th day of Punk's reign.
Ryback is the final competitor to make his way out to the ring, and he doesn't get much of a reaction at all. It looks like we won't be getting formal ring introductions for this one as the competitors were announced on their way to the ring.
The bell rings and everyone stares each other down before Punk bails from the ring. Cena gives chase for a bit, then Ryback gives chase, leading to Punk catching a right hand from Cena. Ryback beats on Punk in the corner until he's pulled out by Cena. Cena beats on Punk until he's pulled out by Ryback. Ryback sends Cena to the mat, and Punk hits Ryback with a series of rights. Ryback lifts Punk up by the throat, and he's taken to the mat by Cena. Cena dumps Punk out of the ring, and Cena and Ryback have a stare down.
We get a lock up and Ryback pushes Cena back. Cena goes behind and puts on a head lock, hitting Ryback with a shoulder block out of nowhere. Ryback fights off an AA attempt, hitting a shoulder block of his own. Ryback launches Cena across the ring hard, sending him to the outside. Punk comes in, attacking Ryback from behind and blowing the crowd a kiss before suplexing the big man. Punk gloats and turns around into a gorilla press into a fall away slam. Punk rolls to the outside and Cena comes in to take on Ryback, taking him to the mat and putting on a rear chin lock.
Punk heads to the top and takes out both men with a double axe handle smash. Cena rolls to the apron and Punk sends him falling to the floor. Punk hits Ryback with another double axe handle smash, but when he goes for a third, he's caught and put back inot the corner by Ryback. Cena tries to sneak the pin, sending Ryback to the outside, but Punk kicks out and comes back with a DDT, getting a two count of his own.
Punk locks on a modified last chancery on Cena, but he's plucked up, and slammed to the mat by Ryback. Cena slams Ryback to the mat, but Ryback pops right up. Ryback and Cena trade right hands, and Cena comes up with a flying shoulder block, but Punk pulls Cena to the outside and throws Cena into the ring steps. Punk crawls up to the apron and hangs Ryback up on the top rope before hitting a springboard clothesline for a one count. Punk puts on a rear chin lock, trying to wear the big man down. Ryback fights to his feet, sending Punk into the ropes and putting him down with a clothesline and a back body drop. Ryback plants Punk with a spinebuster, then follows up with a giant clothesline.
Ryback goes for shell shock on Punk, but Cena breaks it up and locks in the STF on Ryback. Ryback refuses to quit, allowing Punk to climb to the top rope. Punk points to the sky and leaps off with an elbow drop to Cena's back. Punk calls for the GTS. Punk shoulders Cena but Cena fights out. Cena and Punk trade right hands, back and forth. Ryback clotheslines both men. Ryback tosses Punk out of the ring, then tosses Cena out after him. Ryback heads to the outside and says 'finish it'. Ryback tries to get both Cena and Punk up for shell shock, but Punk and Cena fight it off, teaming up and beating down Ryback.
Punk dismantles the announcer's table as Cena holds Ryback. Punk and Cena double suplex Ryback into the table, taking out the big man.
Punk and Cena slowly make their way back into the ring. Cena ducks a clothesline and hits a pair of flying shoulderblocks, then the belly to back suplex. Cena hits the five knuckle shuffle and tries for the AA, but Punk drops right down and hits Cena with the GTS. Cena is able to kick out at two, and Heyman and Punk both can't believe it. Cena pops up and hits the AA, pinning Punk, but he only gets two.
Punk pulls himself up in the ropes. He kicks Cena in the thighs and chest. Punk misses a kick, and Cena catches the leg. Punk kicks Cena away, and hits the running knee in the corner. Punk tries for the bulldog, but Cena counters into the STF in the middle of the ring. Ryback pulls Cena out of the ring and wipes him out with a huge clothesline. Ryback pumps himself up in the corner and runs in with a big clothesline for Punk. Ryback shoulders Punk and marches around the ring, putting the champ down with shell shock. Ryback goes for the pin but it's broken up by Cena. Cena tries for the AA, but Ryback fights out of it and plants him with shell shock. A group of guys in black come from out of nowhere to attack Ryback. They're dressed as security.
Cole identifies Roman Reins, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose from NXT as they dismantly the Spanish announcer's table and send Ryback crashing through it. Back in the ring, Punk crawls over toward Cena and pins him, getting the three count.
Winner and STILL WWE Champion: CM Punk
After the match, Punk celebrates with his title, holding it high in the air and knowing that tomorrow he will attain 365 days as champion, surpassing Hulk Hogan, and becoming the 8th longest reigning champion in WWE history.
The show ends with Punk and Heyman gloating on their way to the back.
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