Barrett lays into Jackson with several clubbing blows to the face, but when Barrett goes for a kick, Jackson catches his foot, and delivers a body slam. Then a second, and third. Then a fourth. Jackson lifts Barrett up on his shoulders and locks him in the torture rack, forcing Barrett to tap out.
Winner and NEW Intercontinental Champion: Ezekiel Jackson
After the match, Jerry Lawler makes his way into the ring, and asks Jackson how it feels to be the new Intercontinental Champion. Jackson says it's the greatest day of his life. It's great. He says he beat Barrett in the nation's capitol of Washington D.C. He says in his life, the most important things are liberty, and the personification of domination. Jackson screams and walks to the back.
'Obama' is backstage with Beth Phoenix, Santino, and Kelly Kelly. Santino asks if the impersonator wants to learn the Cobra. He begins to teach him the move, but he's taken down by the 'secret service'.
Josh Matthews is backstage with CM Punk. Punk says Washington DC is the birthplace of the straight edge movement, but what it's known for is the scum of politicians. He says Matthews called him a politician earlier, and that's ok, because the difference between him and the other wrestlers here, is that he tells the truth. He says Mysterio is lying through his mask, and he's trying to get rich just like Punk and everyone else. The difference is Punk will tell you he's using you. He says tonight after he wins the match, he's going to go out and do the most honest thing the WWE Universe has ever seen.
CM Punk vs. Rey Mysterio
The bell rings, and a surprising amount of the crowd seems to be pro-Punk. Punk backs Mysterio into the corner with a couple of whiffing kicks, but then allows him to back out. Punk and Mysterio trade a couple of holds, wrestling down to the mat and back up again. Mysterio takes Punk over with an inventive snap mare, and Punk looks surprised. Punk backs Mysterio into the corner, and goes for an elbow, but Mysterio avoids it and kicks at the backs of Punk's legs. Punk slams Mysterio to the mat and goes for a quick pin but only gets one. Punk takes Mysterio down with a big shoulderblock. Punk connects with a boot to the gut, and Mysterio begins fighting back, taking Punk off of his feet and down to the mat with a quick roll up. Mysterio catches Punk with a dropkick that sends him into the ropes, but Punk rolls out to the floor. Mysterio hits Punk with a dropkick through the ropes, but when he goes out to the apron and leaps off onto Punk, Punk dumps him over into the barricade.
Punk sends Mysterio back into the ring and goes for a couple of quick pins, alternating with stomping on Mysterio. Punk buries his knees in Mysterio's back and stretches him backward holding on to Mysterio's chin and legs. Mysterio counters out into a quick pin but Punk kicks out and goes right back on the attack with a quick stomp. Punk locks Mysterio in a body scissors and yells at him to give up, but Mysterio won't quit. Mysterio pulls at Punk's feet, breaking the hold and punching at Punk's knee. Mysterio runs to Punk but gets caught with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for another two count, then locks in another body scissors.
Punk continues to wear down Mysterio, but Mysterio fights out of the hold. Mysterio hits a hurricarana to send Punk into the ropes, but when Mysterio goes for the 619, Punk counters with a giant clothesline. Punk hits Mysterio with a couple of knees to the stomach before locking in an abdominal stretch.
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