WWE champion CM Punk vs. Ryback vs. John Cena
Ryback gets the final ring entrance.
Punk is chased around the ringside area and right into a Cena punch. Punk got worked over. Cena and Ryback went face to face and Punk shoved Cena into him. He nailed Ryback but was kicked down with a big boot to the chest.
Cena nailed a running bulldog on Punk. Punk rolled out, leading to the first ever physical meeting between Cena and Ryback being teased. They faced off and locked up. Ryback won the first lock up, tossing Cena down hard.
Cena grabbed a side headlock but was shot into the ropes and shoulderblocked Ryback down. Cena went for the AA but Ryback slipped out and shoulderblocked him. Ryback stomped him in the corner and kicked him out of the ring.
Punk returned and attacked Ryback from behind and suplexed him. Ryback rose up and pressed and slammed Punk for a two count. Cena grabbed Ryback and locked on a side chinlock. Punk came off the top with a flying axehandle. Punk nailed another on Ryback.
Punk went for another but was caught and tackled into the buckles. Punk caught Ryback with a leaping leg lariat. Ryback rolled to the outside, Cena rolled up Punk for a two count. Punk caught him with a DDT for a two count. Punk locked in a Last Chancery on him but Ryback grabbed Punk and lifted him into a running powerslam.
Cena nailed a suplex on Ryback but it had no effect. They battled back and forth, slugging it out. Cena nailed a shoulderblock and went for another but Punk grabbed him and pulled him to the outside, then threw Cena hard into the ring steps.
Punk nailed a flying clothesline on Ryback and locked in a chinlock, riding him on the mat. Ryback fought back with a series of backdrops and a spinebuster. He set up for the Meathook clothesline and nailed it. He went for the Shellshock but Cena nailed his legs from behind and locked in the STF on Ryback.
Ryback held on as Punk went to the top and came off the top with the flying elbow on both. Punk immediately sold that he hurt his arm. He pulled himself up and called for the GTS. Punk slipped out and they exchanged punches and strikes. Ryback charged and clotheslined them both.
Ryback threw Punk and Cena both out of the floor in front of the announcers. He tried to set up for Shellshock on both on the floor. This led to Punk and Cena teaming to work over Ryback before realizing what they were doing. They finally silently agreed to continue and both set up for a double suplex through the announcer's table.
Cena and Punk returned to the ring from opposite ends. Punk missed a clothesline and Cena nailed a series of tackles and a powerbomb. He went for the Five Knuckle Shuffle and nailed it. Punk recovered and nailed the GTS but Punk kicked out at the last second. Cena caught Punk with the AA but he kicked out at the last second as well.
Punk and Cena recovered and exchanged kicks. Cena pulled him down for the GTS but Punk escaped and kicked him off in the corner. Punk nailed the high running kneelift in the corner. Punk went for the bulldog but Cena cut him off and locked in the STF in the center of the ring. Ryback, recovered, pulled Cena out of the ring and clotheslined him on the floor.
Punk pulled himself up only to be nailed with the Meathook. He nailed Shellshock but Cena broke up the pin. Ryback overpowered Cena and nailed him.
Three guys dressed identical - Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose from NXT - all hit the ring and worked over Ryback. They dragged him out and hit a triple powerbomb through the other announcer's table.
Punk covered the beaten Cena and scored the pin.
Your winner and still WWE champion CM Punk!!
Real good match. I guess I won't have to get any more emails asking when Ambrose and Rollins are debuting.
Punk was limping on the way out.