We then go backstage to John Laurinaitis asking CM Punk if he's not celebrating because he has stuff on his mind because of Chris Jericho. He says Punk looks angry and like he wants to go beat Jericho up, but he doesn't want a brawl out there, he wants a wrestling match, so he decides that if Punk loses his temper and gets disqualified, he'll lose his title to Chris Jericho.
WWE Title Match: CM Punk vs Chris Jericho
Okay, so as we just heard, Punk loses the title if he's disqualified here. Nothing like last minute stipulations on the biggest show of the year. They tie up and fight over a rear waistlock, Punk takes Jericho down and tries to go behind, Jericho escapes but Punk sits out and goes behind, then fires forearms into Jericho's face. Punk sends Jericho to the ropes and lands a knee to the midsection, then drills Jericho in the face with knees and stomps in the corner. The referee backs Punk off, and Jericho stands up and slaps Punk in the face, so Punk goes back to stomping Jericho's face out in the corner. Jericho with another pair of slaps and then he backs off to the corner, and Punk again goes after him with right hands and knees before the referee backs him off yet again. Jericho asks Punk how his father is, and that enrages Punk, who traps Jericho's arms and rams elbowsmashes into his face American Dragon-style. Punk with a slam and then he goes up top, but Jericho rolls out to the floor, so Punk adjusts and hits a clothesline to the floor. Jericho asks Punk how his sister is, so Punk grabs a chair from ringside and chases Jericho into the ring with it, but catches himself at the last second. He stands there holding the chair over his head as Jericho yells at him that his father's a drunk and his sister's a drug addict, but Punk tosses the chair aside and gives Jericho an opening to hit a dropkick from the second rope.
Now Jericho has the advantage and rams kneestrikes into Punk and then catches him with a running back elbow. They go out to the apron and Punk goes for GTS on the outside, but Jericho slips out and clotheslines Punk into the ring, then picks him up and suplexes him out to the floor, and Punk takes it full on in a cringe-inducing moment. Jericho hits a running punt to Punk's ribs, then quickly rolls him inside and covers him for 2. Jericho with elbowdrops to Punk's ribs and then gets a double underhook backbreaker, a move Punk used many times in his pre-WWE days to welcome people to Chicago, but that only gets 2 for the challenger. Jericho gets a rear chinlock and Punk fights his way out, but Jericho catches him in a spinning backbreaker for 2 and then kicks him in the back and follows up with a senton for a two count. Punk again fires back with right and left hands and tries a crossbody off the top rope, but Jericho grabs Punk by the tights and yanks him down onto the back of his head. Jericho covers and gets 2, then traps Punk in a standing surfboard. Punk mulekicks his way out, then uses Jericho's momentum against him off a bulldog attempt by ramming him into the corner. Punk has the momentum and starts firing back with chops and kicks, a leg lariat, a clothesline, and a neckbreaker for 2. Punk with a running high knee in the corner and then comes out with a bulldog attempt, but Jericho shoves him off and goes for a Lionsault, Punk tries to get the knees up, but Jericho blocks and goes right into the Liontamer, and Punk escapes that and gets a high kick to the head for 2. Punk with a slam and then he goes to the top rope and goes for the Macho elbow, but Jericho gets the knees up and hits a Codebreaker that sends Punk spilling out to the floor.
Jericho goes out and gets Punk and rolls him back into the ring, but Punk gets the Go To Sleep out of nowhere and slowly crawls over to make the cover, but takes too long and Jericho is able to get his foot on the bottom rope. Punk unloads with more kicks, then catches Jericho with a snap powerslam for 2. Jericho escapes a suplex attempt and dumps Punk gut first onto the top rope, then hits the Lionsault for 2. Jericho fires forearms into Punk's unprotected head and then goes up top, but Punk makes it to his feet and unloads on Jericho, even pulling out the legendary Mongolian chop. Punk goes to the top rope and goes for a Frankensteiner, but Jericho holds onto him on the way to the mat and goes right into the Walls Of Jericho. Punk is trapped right in the center of the ring, but fights his way to the ropes and forces the break. Jericho protests with the referee, then charges Punk and gets backdropped to the floor. Punk hits a dive through the ropes and wipes out Jericho, then connects with the running high knee against the ringpost. Punk rolls Jericho back into the ring and goes for a springboard move back in, but Jericho catches him coming in with a Codebreaker and makes the cover, but Punk is out at 2. Punk goes for the GTS another couple of times, but Jericho fights his way out and shoves Punk into the corner and unloads with a running forearm to the back of the head and a kick to the ribs. Jericho goes back to the top rope, but takes too long and Punk hits a leaping enziguiri. Punk carries Jericho out to the middle of the ring, yells "BEST IN THE WORLD!" and goes for the GTS, but Jericho blocks and gets Punk in the Liontamer. Punk doesn't tap, so Jericho turns it into the full Walls Of Jericho, and Punk fights to get to the ropes, but Jericho drags him back out to the middle of the ring. Punk slips out and counters to a small package, Jericho counters to a small package of his own for 2, and Punk counters that to the Anaconda Vice, Jericho uses the hair to roll Punk to his back for 2, but Punk counters back to the Anaconda Vice and Jericho uses kneestrikes to escape and go back to the Walls Of Jericho. Punk tries to punch and kick his way out and finally succeeds and goes back to the Anaconda Vice and Jericho is finally forced to tap out.
Winner: CM Punk
Jericho looks mad as Punk celebrates and shouts out once again that he is the Best In The World.
We visit with the pilots who did the fly-by of the arena with fireworks as Lillian Garcia sang earlier in the evening, and then...SOMEBODY CALL MY MAMA! Brodius Clay comes out to tell us that we're gonna do something special tonight, he wants everyone to get out their phones because WE GONNA CALL OUR MAMAS! Brodius calls his mama on the phone and says we at Wrestlemania and he wishes she was here to see all this greatness...but wait a minute, she is here! Brodius introduces Mama Clay, and his mama comes out with a giant fake ass to dance with Brodius and the girls. As if that wasn't good enough, a whole bunch of other people's fat mamas comes out and dances with their giant fake asses as well.
Before our main event, WWE drives home John Cena's entire issue with the Rock as we see a commercial for the new GI Joe movie, starring the Rock. We see the video packages with the history between John Cena and the Rock, and then it's MAIN EVENT TIME!
The main event, a year in the making, is up next on Page 5!
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