Event: WWE Night Of Champions Pay-Per-View
Airdate: Sunday, September 18th, 2011 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: The First Niagara Bank Arena in Buffalo, New York
WWE Night of Champions Opener:
We open the show with a video package that highlights the Night of Champions theme of tonight’s PPV. We also get a good look at the match coming up later between CM Punk and Triple H.
The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the PPV. I have to say, the stage looks great. Cole is on commentary tonight with Booker T and Jerry Lawler. Booker and Lawler talk about the Championship matches happening tonight, and tease that there might be a new COO before the end of the night. It looks like the Tag belts will be opening the show as Miz makes his way out, followed by R-Truth.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match
– Evan Bourne & Kofi Kingston (c) vs. The Miz & R-Truth
Miz tells the fans in attendance to listen to the remix of Truth’s song, and he and Truth make their way down to the ring singing ‘You Suck’ the whole way down. Truth and Miz do some goofy posing, and make me hope this tag team will be short-lived.
Bourne makes his way out next, followed shortly after by Kingston and the champs make their way to the ring, where they flaunt their belts in front of the challengers and hold them up for the fans.
The bell rings and it looks like Miz and Kingston will be starting things off. Both men lock up and Miz pushes Kingston into the corner, breaking with a head butt. Kofi comes right back with a big right forearm that’s good for a two count. Bourne tags in and goes right to the top. Kofi holds Miz up and Bourne hits a double stomp to Miz’s midsection. Bourne hits Miz with a nasty kick and tags out. Bourne goes to hands and knees and Kofi jumps off his back to hit Miz hard. Miz tags out to Truth who comes in and eats a hip toss. Kofi tags out and helps Bourne hit a hurricarana on Truth before they hit a double dropkick on Miz. Both men go to the top rope and leap out on top of Miz and Truth to a big pop.
Bourne gets a near fall back in the ring, but Truth is quick to come back, laying in with a series of punches to the face. Truth chokes Evan against the middle rope, the distracts the ref so Miz can score a kick to the face, leading to another near fall. Truth hits a big right hand before tagging out to Miz. Miz comes in and runs right into Bourne with a kick to the head that’s good for another near fall. Miz locks in a rear chin lock, but Bourne fights it off right away, kicking out of it, but Bourne goes for a dropkick and Miz avoids it, scoring another two count. Miz tags out to Truth and both men hit a shoulderblock, taking Bourne to the mat for a two count for Truth.
Truth locks in a front face lock but Bourne fights it off with a northern lights suplex and both men are down. Bourne crawls toward Kofi and Truth makes the tag, allowing Miz to come in and prevent the tag. Miz lays in with rights to Bourne’s head. Miz kicks at Bourne’s midsection, but Bourne fights back with punches and kicks to Miz. Miz tries for the SCF, but Bourne reverses and scores a tag. Kingston comes in as a house of fire and takes it to Miz. Kingston scores with the boom drop after hitting a big dropkick. Kofi gets the crowd behind him and avoids an ambush from Truth, and hits the SOS on Miz for a near fall.
Truth distracts Kingston and Miz spikes Kofi down into the canvas face first but Kofi is able to kick out at two. Even though there’s no tag Bourne comes in to the match with double knees to Miz’s chest and takes it to Miz, but Miz hits him with a big kick. Bourne rolls up Miz for two and hits Miz and Truth with big kicks. Bourne goes to the top and goes for the shooting star press but Miz moves and Bourne lands on his feet. Miz scores with a sick DDT but Kofi breaks up the pin. Truth makes the tag but the ref doesn’t see it and argues with the ref. Miz hits the SCF and goes for the pin, but the distraction allows Bourne to kick out.
Both Miz and Truth look upset. Miz argues with the ref and shoves him to the mat. The ref calls for the bell.
Winners by DQ and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions: Kofi Kingston and Evan Bourne
Following the match, Miz gets in the ref’s face again, and slaps him down to the mat. Truth pulls him away to calm him down, and picks the ref up, only to slap him across the face as well. Miz and Truth scream at the ref while he crawls from the ring.
Miz and Truth are shown walking backstage. They’re interrupted by Matt Striker who reminds them they may be fined. Truth says that wasn’t a ref, it was one of Triple H’s conspirators. Miz says they don’t care what Triple H thinks, and after tonight he may not be the COO.
Intercontinental Championship Match
– Cody Rhodes (c) vs. Ted DiBiase
Cody Rhodes is the first man out to the ring with men in tow handing out paper bags. We also get a recap of the events that have led up to this match, including Dibiase disguising himself as a fan in a bag and attacking Rhodes.
Ted Dibiase is next out to the ring, and he gets a big of a reaction from the Buffalo crowd.
The bell rings and we’re ready to kick off this match. Both men lock up quickly but break just as quickly. Rhodes talks smack. Another lock up and this time Dibiase backs Rhodes up into the corner. Dibiase sends Rhode across the ring but gets a drop toe hold for his troubles. Dibiase and Rhodes wrestle on the mat for a bit, Dibiase scores a kick to the face and Rhodes backs up and tells the ref to hold Dibiase away. Rhodes kicks Dibiase in the gut, but Dibiase hits a short arm clothesline. Ted works over Cody’s arm, wrenching and twisting away.
Rhodes hangs Dibiase up in the ropes and kicks him in the gut but Dibiase responds with a beautiful dropkick. Dibiase fights with punches and Rhodes comes back with a slap. Rhodes surprises Dibiase with a knee to the gut that turns the tide. Rhodes goes to the second rope and leaps off with a kick to Dibiase’s head. Rhodes goes for the pin and gets a two count. Cody works over Ted’s midsection with repeated knees to the gut before slapping at his head and kicking at his stomach. Cody picks Ted up in a suplex and throws him out to the front.
Cody goes for a camel clutch but quickly modifies into working over Ted’s arm, wrenching away. Rhodes locks in a test of strength and Ted tosses him back, leading to both men needing to bridge to avoid a pin. Rhodes comes up right away and scores with stomps to Ted’s gut and chest. Dibiase avoids a charging Rhodes in the corner and slams the back of his neck down across his knee. Dibiase goes for a dropkick but Rhodes avoids it and Dibiase falls to the mat. Rhodes picks him up to his feet and locks in an abdominal lock.
Dibiase hits a hip toss to get out of the hold, but he walks right into a big dropkick from Rhodes, who goes for a cover and gets a two count. Rhodes steps around Dibiase’s arm and locks in a face lock, pulling back hard. Dibiase gets to his face and ights Rhodes off, but Rhodes comes back with a fist to the face. Dibiase responds with a clothesline, atomic drop, slap to the face, and running knee which is good for a two count of his own. Dibiase runs into Rhodes’ feet, but comes right back with a spinebuster, scoring a two count as a result.
Cody goes to the second rope again but when he comes off, Dibiase is waiting with a dropkick. Dibiase goes for the pin but Rhodes grabs the ropes to stop the count. Dibiase puts Rhodes on the top turnbuckle, but Rhodes fights back with head butts that knock Dibiase away. Dibiase runs right back to the corner and throws Rhodes off with a body slam. Dibiase rips Rhodes’ mask off and goes to hit him with it but Rhodes ducks it, rolls up Dibiase and grabs a hand full of tights for the three count.
Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: Cody Rhodes
In the Arena:
Christian’s music hits, and he makes his way down to the ring wearing street clothes.
Christian has a mic in hand and he looks out at the crowd. He says Night of Champions, Buffalo, New York. He fills the crowd in on what he’s been up to. He’s talked to Teddy Long and Triple H, and they’re too self absorbed to do the right thing, so he’ll do the right thing. He’s been in the business a long time, and racked up a lot of great matches that people will talk about for years to come, so he deserves one more match to become the World Champion, so he should get to face whoever wins the Henry/Orton match, immediately after the finish tonight. He takes a shot at Buffalo fans, telling them they’ve never won the Superbowl, they’ll probably never win the Superbowl, but he’s won it, twice. He’s a champion, this is the Night of Champions, and he wants everyone who feels his pain and joins his cause to stand up and say he deserves one more match. The crowd before to chant one more match as well, until they’re interrupted by Sheamus’ music.
Sheamus makes his way down to the ring, also wearing street clothes, and also with a mic. He says Christian’s right, this is the Night of Champions, not the night of the squinty eyed, crying, moaning, complaining little weasel. Sheamus has been a World Champion too and he’d give his Uncle Ferguson’s lucky green testicle to be here tonight. Christian says he’s got the testicles to stand up and tell the world he deserves one more match. Sheamus says he’s got a good point, and he’s sure his uncle would agree with him too. So if Sheamus can help Christian get a match, and he wins the title, he’ll have to give Sheamus the first match. Sheamus gets the crowd to chant one more match, but surprises Christian with a big bicycle kick, laying him out. Sheamus smiles and gets a big pop from the crowd.
United States Championship
Fatal 4-Way Match
– Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Alex Riley vs. Jack Swagger vs. John Morrison
The bell rings and all four men will be in at once for this one. Swagger and Morrison pair off and Ziggler and A-Ri pair off. Rlley takes out Ziggler with a clothesline before tossing him to the outside and turning to Swagger. Swagger takes Riley down with a big shoulder block and lays in with clubbing blows to the back. Riley slams Swagger down to the mat out of nowhere and gets a two count. Riley leaps over the top rope to try and get Ziggler but Dolph moves and Riley crashes into the ring steps. Morrison surprises Swagger out of nowhere with a big kick to the head, but Ziggler breaks up the cover. Morrison hits a dropsault, sending Ziggler from the ring and pinning Swagger for two. Morrison charges Swagger but ends up being hip tossed over the top rope.
Ziggler and Swagger talk amongst each other for a bit, but then turn against one another. Swagger man handles Ziggler, tossing him to the outside. Riley is able to surprise Swagger, almost scoring the pin, but he can’t muster the three count. Morrison is also able to surprise Ziggler with a kick to the face, but Ziggler kicks out at two and responds with a rocker dropper that’s good for a two count of his own. Ziggler sends Morrison into the ropes but eats a quick upper cut. Morrison sits Ziggler on the top rope and follows up. Morrison goes for a superplex but Ziggler fights it off and Morrison ends up in a tree of woe. Riley leaps over Morrison into the corner, but ends up German suplexed out by Morrison, who falls to the mat. Swagger is in and he tosses Ziggler from the top, and Ziggler rolls to the outside. It’s down to Swagger and Riley in the ring.
Morrison is in the ring and he takes it to both Riley and Swagger, almost scoring the pin on Riley. Morrison pulls Riley toward the corner and goes for the starship pain, but Riley counters by getting his knees up. Morrison falls right into Ziggler’s clutches in the sleeper hold. Swagger locks Riley in the ankle lock. Morrison falls to the outside of the ring and Riley kicks Swagger away, knocking him into Ziggler who falls to the outside. Riley DDT’s Swagger and goes for the pin but he only gets a two count.
Swagger backs Riley into the corner before locking in the ankle lock again. Morrison goes for a springboard kick but Swagger ducks it and hits a gutwrench powerbomb. Ziggler tosses Swagger away and steals the pin and the three count.
Winner and STILL WWE US Champion: Dolph Ziggler
Josh Matthews is backstage with Mark Henry. Matthews says Henry has had opportunities in the past, but maybe he can’t win the big one. Henry says he has 15 years of frustration built up, and he’ll take it out on Orton, and as far as Matthews, he wants him to come out and interview the new World Champion.
Vickie Guerrero is shown celebrating backstage. She says tonight she saw her future. The US Champion works for her. Swagger wants to work for her. Other superstars want to work for her. Things are happening. If Triple H has to step down tonight she knows she’ll make a great COO. She ends up kissing Matt Striker before leaving.
World Heavyweight Championship Match
– Randy Orton (c) vs. Mark Henry
The bell rings and both men circle each other slowly before locking up. Henry casually tosses Orton into the corner, but Orton comes back with a series of right hands. Orton ducks punches from Henry and kicks away at Henry’s legs, taking him down to the mat. Orton continues the assault, kicking away at Henry’s joints, but Henry gets right up to his feet, charging Orton. Orton sidesteps Henry and tosses him to the outside and Henry is furious. He makes his way back into the ring and gets Orton in press position. Orton fights out and tries for the RKO but Henry pushes him away and hits a big kick to the face.
Henry sends Orton corner to corner before hitting a big splash. Henry goes for the world’s strongest slam but Orton leaps over Henry and behind him, locking in the sleeper hold. Henry falls back into the corner to crush Orton and force the break. Orton gets on the turnbuckle and lays in with punches, but Henry turns around and hits a giant right hand that knocks Orton down to the arena floor.
Henry follows to the outside and beats on Orton before slamming him back first into the ring apron. Henry sends Orton back into the ring and follows, hitting an immediate head butt that sends Orton to the mat. Henry goes to the outside and grabs Orton’s chin and feet, wrapping him around the ring post and pulling back hard. Henry pushes Orton back into the middle of the ring and follows. Henry stands on Orton’s back, crushing him, before slamming him to the mat and hitting a running slam, but Orton is able to kick out at two.
Henry takes Orton into the corner and buries his shoulder in Orton’s midsection before sending him down to the mat and hitting a big elbow drop. Henry goes for the cover but only gets a two count. Henry kicks Orton’s chest and follows up with a big clothesline. Henry puts his hand around Orton’s throat and talks smack until the ref’s count forces him to break. Orton begins to fights back with punches, kicks and uppercuts. He backs Henry up until Henry hits a head butt. Henry goes for a splash but Orton moves out of the way. Henry goes to the corner and Orton mounts him laying in with a series of punches until he’s pulled away by the ref twice. Orton hits a clothesline, then another, but Henry is still up. Orton hits a dropkick that sends Henry to the mat, but Henry rolls to the apron. Orton grabs him, but Henry fights him off with a head butt and lays him out with a clothesline.
Henry hits the World’s strongest slam but Orton is able to kick out at two. Henry drags Orton to the corner and goes for the Vader bomb, but Orton gets his feet up into Henry’s face. Orton is a house of fire and he actually hits a beautiful DDT. Orton psychs himself up but Henry rolls to the apron. Orton plants Henry with the rope assisted DDT, but when Orton goes for the cover Henry is able to grab on to the rope.
Orton stands over Henry but Henry pulls him down into the middle rope hard before kicking away at him repeatedly. Orton’s knee is hurt, but he goes for the RKO, only to have Henry push him away. Henry hits the World’s strongest slam again, and goes for the pin, getting the three count.
Winner and NEW World Heavyweight Champion: Mark Henry
After the match, Matt Striker comes in the ring and congratulates Henry. Henry grabs the microphone and says Striker didn’t believe. Henry tells the crowd to don’t start cheering because they all are doubters and haters too. Henry welcomes us all to the Hall of Pain as the crowd boo’s him. Henry says this is his moment and he’s not sharing it with anyone. He will be the most dominant champion of all-time and is taking on all comers, he says. Henry isn’t running from anyone and will never, ever lose the title. Henry drops the mic and leaves with the World Title as we go to replays. Henry runs his mouth to fans as he heads to the back and welcomes us to the Mark Henry Era.
Alberto Del Rio is shown walking backstage with Ricardo and Johnny Ace. Lauranitis and Del Rio argue, and Del Rio says after he beats Cena tonight, he better get the respect he deserves. Ace wishes Del Rio good luck, and also wishes Punk good luck. Punk says that almost sounds sincere. Ace says when he says good luck, he means it. Punk says, ‘like best of luck in your future endeavors?’ before walking away.
Divas Championship Match
– Kelly Kelly (c) vs. Beth Phoenix
Kelly Kelly is out first, with Eve in tow, and she gets a heel reaction from Beth’s hometown crowd as she makes he way to the ring. The challenger makes her way out with Natalya, and she gets a huge pop from the Buffalo crowd. Beth looks really happy, and even cracks a smile on her way into the ring, going as far as playing to the crowd.
The bell rings and Beth backs Kelly right into the ropes. Kelly locks in a headlock but Beth throws her into the ropes and hits a shoulder block, only to miss an elbow. Phoenix goes for a hip toss but Kelly lands on her feet. Kelly grabs Beth’s arm and goes to the top, scoring a hurricarana, but Beth is able to kick out of a pin. Kelly wraps her legs around Beth’s throat, but breaks before five. Kelly goes to the top rope and leaps off but Beth catches her and puts her over her knee, spanking her repeatedly, before simply kicking her in the stomach. Beth goes for the pin but she’s only able to get two.
Beth chokes Kelly against the middle rope before sling shotting her into the bottom rope. Beth goes for a pin but she’s only able to get two. Beth sends Kelly into the ropes but Kelly is able to come up with a bulldog out of nowhere. Natalya pulls Beth to the outside and Eve comes over to attack Natalya. Beth pulls Eve off by her hair, slamming her head into the floor hard. Back in the ring Kelly scores a couple of quick surprise roll ups, but Beth kicks out at two. Beth is able to come up with a big clothesline that takes Kelly down. Beth picks Kelly up and sits her on the top turnbuckle, hitting her with a big right hand. Beth climbs up after her, and connects with a big superplex.
Kelly isn’t moving and Beth is slow to move over her for the cover, but Kelly kicks out at two. Beth makes her way up to her feet on wobbly legs, picking Kelly up and going for the glam slam, but Kelly counters into a roll up, getting the three count. And this crowd is not happy.
Winner and STILL WWE Diva’s Champion: Kelly Kelly
After the match, Kelly leaves all smiles with Eve as it looks like Beth is about to cry in the ring. We go to replays.
WWE Championship Match
– Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. John Cena
We get a neat little video package hyping the WWE title as Del Rio’s destiny, that incorporates the events that have led up to this match. It’s a cool little piece of work from the WWE video editors.
Ricardo Rodriguez is out to make the introduction for the Champion, who is the first man to make his way out to the ring. Del Rio doesn’t even both with a car, walking out of the main entrance out to the ring. Del Rio doesn’t look happy getting into the ring and asking Ricardo where his key is. An engine can be heard revving and Cena’s music hits. Cena drives into the arena in a Ferrari, getting out and running down to the ring. Del Rio looks flustered outside of the ring.
We get formal ring introductions from Justin Roberts, but they’re interrupted as Del Rio grabs the mic out of his hands. He says he doesn’t want to hear his horrible voice with his horrible English accent. Del Rio calls in Ricardo to do his introductions, instructing him to do it the right way, in Spanish. Ricardo performs a special ring introduction for Del Rio, handing the mic back to Roberts. Cena grabs the mic from Roberts and says what he hates worst about Del Rio is he honestly thinks he’s in a different class. Thinks he can drive fancy cars, well Cena stole his car. And Cena may not have his own ring announcer, but he’ll give it a shot. Cena give his own ring introduction, poking a little fun at himself, referencing the Rock, and calling out Del Rio, before handing off the mic and having Roberts introduce him officially.
The bell rings and Cena takes Del Rio over with a side head lock. Cena pushes Del Rio down to the mat and he goes into the ropes immediately. The crowd doesn’t seem to be too into either man. Del Rio locks in a head lock but Cena sends him into the ropes and hits a shoulder block. Del Rio retreats into the rope. Cena and Del Rio circle each other and Del Rio strikes with punches and kicks, laying into Cena while he’s laid out on the mat. Del Rio sends Cena into the ropes and gets a shoulder block. Cena sends Del Rio corner to corner and hits a facebuster but he’s tripped by Ricardo. Ricardo’s thrown out by the ref, and neither he nor Del Rio look too happy about it.
Cena hits a series of punches, but Del Rio avoids a charging Cena and hits him with a running kick to the back in the corner. Cena falls to the outside and Del Rio follows, slamming him back first into the announcer’s table. Del Rio sends Cena back into the ring and goes up to the top rope, jumping off with some sort of weird strike before locking in a rear chin lock. Cena fights up to his feet and breaks the hold hitting a gut wrench suplex as well that’s good for a two count. Cena slams Del Rio’s head into the corner before sending him across the ring and following up with a fisherman suplex. Cena shoulder’s Del Rio, but Del Rio hits an arm breaker and goes for the pin, but Cena’s too close to the ropes.
Del Rio kicks Cena hard in the face, and he goes for another cover but he still can’t get three. Del Rio grabs Cena’s arm and punches away at his midsection. Del Rio locks in a rear chin lock, planting his knee in Cena’s back for leverage. Cena fights up to his feet and slams Del Rio to the mat with a sloppy suplex.
Both men are slow to their feet, and when they get up they both hit clotheslines. Both are slow to get up again, but when they do Del Rio hits Cena with a kick that sends him to the apron. Cena hangs Del Rio up on the top rope, but Del Rioe comes right back with a clothesline that scores another two count. Del Rio goes hang Cena up against the middle rope, but Cena moves and Del Rio slides through the ropes to the outside where he falls to the floor hard. Del Rio gets back to the apron and he’s suplexed back into the ring by Cena.
Cena hits a couple of shoulder blocks, a belly to back suplex, and five knuckle shuffle, but when he goes for the AA, Del Rio counters into a back cracker that’s good for a two count. Cena kicks Del Rio in the stomach and sends him into the corner, following up with a dropkick and a pin for a two count. Cena goes up to the top, but he’s caught with a kick to the side of the head that sends him crashing down to the mat. Del Rio pins Cena for another two count.
Del Rio goes for a kick and Cena avoids it. Cena tries for the STF, but Del Rio fights it off and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Del Rio takes Cena to the corner and kicks away at him, wearing him down. Del Rio places Cena on the top turnbuckle, facing away, and pulls him down into a tree of woe. Del Rio goes for a spear, but Cena gets up and Del Rio’s shoulder connects with the ring post. Del Rio struggles as Cena gets to his feet on the top rope. Cena comes off with a leg drop from the top rope but Del Rio still kicks out at two.
Cena goes for the AA but Del Rio counters with a German suplex, bridging into a pin for a two count. Del Rio pulls Cena over toward the corner and stomps away at him. Del Rio slowly makes his way to the top turnbuckle and leaps off with a big back senton, but Cena is still able to kick out at two. Del Rio can’t believe it. Del Rio locks in the cross arm breaker, and Cena struggles against it. Cena stands to his feet, pulling Del Rio up while still locked in the hold, and he slams Del Rio down to break it up. Ricardo is back down, but he’s caught by Cena and slammed headfirst into a turnbuckle. Cena turns back to Del Rio and locks in the STF cranking away hard. Del Rio is finally forced to tap out, and this one is over.
Winner and NEW WWE Champion: John Cena
Following the match, Cena celebrates in front of the fans, tossing out some of his wrist bands, and jawing a little bit with Lawler and Booker T.
– Just a quick note I’d like to point out as a fan of good commentary, Michael Cole is losing his voice!
No Disqualification Match
If CM Punk wins, Triple H resigns as COO of WWE
– Triple H vs. CM Punk
We get a video package that highlights the animosity that’s been building between these two men over the past few months, including the tensions added by Kevin Nash to the proceedings.
Cult of Personality hits, and the crowd pops as CM Punk makes his way out to the entrance ramp, and toward the ring. It’s also worth noting here that Punk is wearing an awesome ice cream bar shirt with his figure on it. I’m not sure if it’s new, but it’s definitely awesome.
The strains of Motorhead hit, and the crowd pops as Triple H makes his way out for his first match since WrestleMania.
Punk attacks Hunter from behind while he’s spitting water during his entrance and Hunter falls to the floor. Punk follows out and beats on him for a bit before launching him over the barricade into the time keeper’s area. Punk begins taking apart the announcer’s table, but he’s attacked from behind by Hunter who takes it to him by launching him into the barricade, then sending him over the announce table. Hunter mounts Punk and lays into him with punches before taking him up on the announce table. Hunter teases the pedigree and Punk counters into G2S position but when Hunter counters Punk scurries into the ring.
Hunter looks disappointed but he makes his way into the ring. In the ring Hunter and Punk trade blows with Punk backing Hunter into the corner. Hunter turns it around, beating on him before sending him across the ring and trying for the pedigree. Punk backs Hunter into the corner and buries his shoulder in Hunter’s midsection repeatedly. Punk sends Hunter across the ring and goes for the running high knee but Hunter ducks it and Punk connects with the turnbuckle before falling to the outside. Hunter follows and slams Punk’s head into the barricade before taking Punk to the corner and slamming his knee into the ring steps and post, hard.
Punk and Hunter continue to brawl on the outside and Punk sends Hunter into the barricade before setting him up against the ring post and hitting the running high knee there instead. Hunter comes back by launching Punk over the barricade into the crowd. Hunter stands on the barricade and leaps out into the crowd, hitting Punk with a flying forearm. Hunter grabs Punk around the throat and hits a clubbing blow across Punk’s chest. Hunter just goes to work on Punk, beating him over and over. Punk and Hunter fight through the crowd with Hunter chasing and beating Punk through the fans. Punk grabs a trash can and uses it to hit Hunter in the head before sending him over a free standing barricade, back toward the entrance way.
Punk beats on Hunter for a bit, but when he goes away and comes back, Hunter is able to catch his legs and slingshot him into some of the electronics set up by the entranceway. Hunter continues to work on Punk, but Punk back drops him over the electronics to the other side where it’s just the hard floor. Punk jumps on top of the electronics and leaps off with a flying forearm. Punk picks up a couple of sand bags and throws them at Hunter hard before taking him by the head and ramming him into the entranceway set. Punk and Hunter then take their fight up the ramp toward the ring.
Punk sends Hunter back into the ring, but grabs a chair on his way back in. Punk lays in with a hard shot across the Game’s back, going for a pin and getting a two count. Punk wedges the chair in between the middle and top rope. Punk lays in with knees to Hunter’s stomach. Hunter hits a spinebuster and goes for the pin, but Punk is able to kick out. Hunter launches Punk into the chair wedged into the ropes, and Punk goes to the outside. Hunter slowly makes his way to the floor, walking over to Punk. Hunter kicks out Punk’s leg right out from underneath. Hunter picks Punk up and sends him into the ring, grabbing his leg and wrapping it around the ring post.
Hunter grabs a chair and uses it to hit Punk in the knee while his leg is still wrapped around the ring post. Punk screams in pain and drops to the floor. Hunter gives Punk the crotch chop. Hunter grabs Punk’s leg, but Punk kicks Hunter away, sending him head first into the ring steps. Hunter takes apart the Spanish announce table and grabs a monitor but he turns right around into a kick to the head from Punk that lays him out on the table. Punk goes to the top rope, and leaps off with a Macho Man style flying elbow that takes both he and Hunter through the table.
Both men are slow to get to their feet, and they struggle to make their way into the ring. Miz and R-Truth run down to the ring, and Miz begins attacking Hunter while Truth beats down Punk. The ref doesn’t do much of anything since it’s No DQ. Miz hits Hunter with the SCF and Truth puts down Punk. They drag Punk on top of Hunter for the pin and force the ref to count, but Hunter kicks out at two.
Miz argues with the ref, shoving him. The ref blocks a punch from Miz and delivers one of his own, but he’s jumped from behind by R-Truth and the numbers are too much for him to deal with. Miz and Truth continue to double team the ref, sending him out to the arena floor. Lauranitis walks out and calls for help. Punk and Hunter are up and they take out Truth and Miz respectively. Punk turns around and eats a pedigree from Triple H. A ref runs down to the ring, but Lauranitis stops the ref and has him tend to his fallen co-worker. Hunter makes his way back into the ring and Punk hits a G2S. Punk pins Hunter and the ref goes to count it but it’s broken up by Truth. Punk goes to the outside and lays out Truth by hitting him with the G2S.
Punk springs back into the ring where he’s met by a pedigree, but Punk is able to kick out of the pin attempt. Ace is shown texting and Nash walks in from the crowd. Nash takes it to Hunter, putting his knee into his stomach repeatedly and going for the jackknife powerbomb, but it’s interrupted by Punk. Nash responds by hitting Punk with the jackknife powerbomb instead. Hunter has rolled to the outside and Nash follows, laying Hunter out with a running clothesline. When Nash turns around, he’s laid out from out of nowhere by Hunter who has a sledgehammer.
Hunter gets back into the ring and he connects with another pedigree, pinning Punk for the three count, and retaining his job.
Winner and STILL WWE COO: Triple H