WWE Title Match: CM Punk vs. John Cena
We go to the arena after the promo video and the crowd is going nuts chanting CM Punk’s name. Punk’s music and out he comes to a massive reaction. Punk takes a seat in the ring as th crowd chants his name. A few minutes go by as Punk soaks it all up. Punk goes to ringside and greets someone in the first row, possibly Colt Cabana. John Cena’s music finally hits and the crowd boo’s the hell out of Cena. Punk claps from ringside as Cena enters the ring to boo’s. We get formal ring introductions and the bell. Punk throws a kick at Cena to get things going. They finally lock up and Punk applies a headlock. Punk goes behind and wraps up Cena’s arm.
You can’t wrestle chants from the crowd. Punk goes for the Anaconda Vice early but Cena escapes. Cena takes Punk to the mat now by his arm. Cena drops Punk with a shoulder to boo’s from the crowd. Punk applauds Cena. Cena with a headlock and another takedown to the mat. Cena with a shoulder block. Punk leap frogs and takes Cena down twice to pops from the crowd. Punk with a headlock on the mat now. They get up and Punk drops Cena with a shoulder now. Punk mocks Cena with the hand gesture. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment but Punk slides out. Punk goes right for the GTS but Cena avoids it. They go to lock up again but Punk kicks Cena several times to the mat. Punk stomps on Cena in the corner now. Cena comes back and hits the bulldog for a 2 count. Cena with another headlock. Punk fights to his feet and out of the hold with right hands. Cena runs over Punk with a clothesline for a 2 count. Punk turns it around and backdrops Cena for a 2 count. We actually get dueling chants for Cena and Punk from the crowd. Punk whips Cena hard into the corner and covers him for 2. Cena with right hands and a fisherman’s suplex and a 2 count of his own. Cena goes for the AA again but Punk counters and DDT’s him for 2. Punk applies a head scissors. Cena stands up with Punk on his shoulders. Punk fights out of it and tosses Cena out of the ring. Punk puts Cena on the apron and drops a big knee to the neck from the top rope, right in front of Colt Cabana at ringside. Punk brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Punk backs Cena into the corner with knees to the head. Punk charges in the corner but Cena moves and he hits the ringpost.
Cena pulls Punk back but Punk clotheslines him for another 2 count. Punk takes Cena back to the mat with another headlock. More dueling chants from the crowd as Cena fights out of the hold. Cena with a right hand now. Cena runs into a big boot in the corner. Punk with a crossbody from the top that barely connects and a 2 count. Cena looks like he may have been legitimately hurt on his knee. Punk goes to suplex Cena in from the apron but Cena suplexes him back onto the floor. Cena brings it back in the ring for a 2 count. Cena hits a suplex and runs the ropes fine, dropping an elbow for another pin attempt. Cena scoops Punk but Punk slides out. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment and hits a variation for 2. Cena with rights and lefts now. Punk comes back and they trade punches & kicks. The crowd pops as Punk swings away. Cena counters and applies an abdominal stretch. They break the hold but both go down at the same time. Cena comes back with shoulder blocks and the back drop but Punk falls behind Cena. Punk rolls Cena up for 2. Punk misses the high knee in the corner and Cena back drops him. The crowd boo’s as Cena calls for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Punk kicks Cena in the head as he does the hand gesture. Punk sends Cena to the floor and dives through the ropes, taking Cena out. Cena is back in the ring. Punk springboards into the ring but Cena moves and Punk goes down. Cena calls for the Five Knuckle Shuffle again, connecting this time. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment but Punk lands on his feet almost. Punk comes back with a kick and a leg sweep for a 2 count.
Punk scoops Cena for the GTS but he counters. Cena with a gutwrench for a 2 count. Cena goes for the AA again but Punk counters. Punk hits two big knees to the jaw and a bulldog on Cena, laying him out face down. Punk springboards into the ring and takes Cena down for a 2 count. Punk hits Cena with several kicks to the chest now. Cena ducks one and locks the STF on Punk. Punk finally makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Punk drops Cena with a kick to the head out of nowhere for another close 2 count. Punk climbs to the top and hits a crossbody but Cena rolls through and picks Punk up, puts him on his shoulders but Punk counters the AA. Punk goes for the GTS but Cena counters and locks the STF on again. Cena pulls Punk back to the center of the ring and re-applies the hold. Punk turns the hold around and locks on his submission as the crowd goes nuts. Cena scoops Punk up and hits the AA but only gets a 2 count.
Cena goes to the top for the leg drop but Punk counters for a 2 count. Punk goes for GTS but Cena uses the ropes to escape and drop Punk. Cena hits the leg drop from up top but Punk still kicks out at 2. Cena goes for the AA yet again and nails it. Cena covers Punk but he still manages to kick out right before the 3 count. Cena argues with the referee. Cena takes Punk to the corner and puts him up top. Cena goes for an AA from the top but Punk fights him off with several elbows to the head. Punk turns it around and hits a top rope hurricanrana. Punk hits a high knee in the corner and goes for the GTS. Punk doesn’t connect all the way and Cena falls out of the ring. Punk goes to the floor and brings Cena back in the ring. Vince McMahon and John Laurinaitis make their way down and Punk stares them down. Punk gets in the ring and Cena trips him, applying the STF. Vince starts calling for the bell. Laurinaitis runs over to have the bell rang but Cena meets him with a right hand on the floor. Cena walks over and stares at Vince, shaking his head. Cena runs back in the ring but Punk connects with GTS for the pin, the win and the WWE Title.
Winner and New WWE Champion: CM Punk
– Punk celebrates in the ring with the WWE Title as Vince rolls his eyes at ringside, looking sick. The Chicago crowd goes nuts as Punk holds the WWE Title high. Vince rips the headset off Jerry Lawler and orders for Punk’s music to be cut. Vince tells them to send Alberto Del Rio out to cash in his briefcase. The crowd chants for Punk as Vince is furious at ringside. Del Rio runs out with his briefcase. Punk drops him with a right hand and drops to his knees. Punk stares at Vince and smiles. Punk escapes the ring and runs into the crowd with the WWE Title. The referee never rang the bell so Del Rio never cashed in. Punk runs through the crowd as Vince looks on and the crowd goes crazy. Punk poses with the fans and the WWE Title as Vince looks on from the ring. Punk is shown running through the concession area with Vince looking on as the pay-per-view goes off the air.