Mysterio fights out of the stretch, and catches Punk with a drop toe hold sending Punk face first into the middle turnbuckle. Mysterio kicks Punk away and goes to the top, but Punk kicks him into the tree of woe, and catches him with a dropkick to the face, going right into a pin for a two count. Punk picks Mysterio up and shoves him into the ropes, hitting him with a head butt to the stomach, then another. When he goes for a third, Mysterio catches him with a kick to the chest, and a weird headscissors sending Punk over the top and to the floor. Mysterio his an asai moonsault from the ring apron out on top of Punk.
Back in the ring, Mysterio goes to the top and hits a standing Punk with a diving head butt. Mysterio connects with a springboard cross body and Punk rolls through into a pin for two. Punk and Mysterio trade an awesome series of almost kicks that ends with Mysterio laying in a kick to the side of Punk's head, but it's not enough to keep him down for a three count.
Mysterio goes back to the top, but Punk stops him, taking him up and executing a super belly to back suplex. Punk goes for the pin, but he's only able to get two. Punk hits the running knee in the corner to Mysterio, sending him back into the corner. Punk goes into the corner, but Mysterio moves, and Punk's shoulder connects with the ring post. Mysterio hits a 619 in the corner, sending Punk to the outside. Mysterio goes to the outside and struggles, but he's able to get Punk back into the ring. Mysterio goes for the flying press from the top, but Punk gets his knees up. Punk goes for the pin but he's only able to get a two count. Punk calls for the G2S, laying in to Mysterio with a series of knees to the gut. Punk goes for the G2S and Mysterio counters into a roll up for two.
Punk connects with a huge kick to the side of Mysterio's head, but it's still not enough to keep him down for the three count. Punk picks up Mysterio and tries for the G2S again, but Mysterio reverses into an arm drag, sending Punk into 619 position. Punk counters the 619, shouldering Mysterio and delivering a huge G2S. Punk pins Mysterio, and this one is over.
Winner: CM Punk
- We get a video package that details the history between Christian and Randy Orton, and the heel turn by Christian that ultimately led to their match.
World Heavyweight Championship
Randy Orton (c) vs. Christian
Randy Orton is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and as soon as his music hits he gets a monster pop from this DC crowd.
Christian is the next man out, and he gets a bit of heat, but not really much of a reaction at all from this crowd.
We get some formal ring introductions for both men and we are ready to go!
The bell rings and Christian shoves Orton, so Orton lays in with a right hand, then a series of them, then a kick to Christian's chest. Orton takes Christian down with a big shoulderblock, then hits a big stomp. Christian fights back with a couple of slaps to the face. Christian ducks a clothesline, but he falls to a Thesz press. Orton locks in a side headlock, then takes Christian down with a shoulderblock. Another shoulderblock from Orton, and another side headlock.
Christian fights out of the hold with a couple of big clubbing blows, but when Christian goes for a dropkick from the middle rope, Orton swats him away. Orton walks over to Christian and Christian tosses Orton to the outside before delivering a dropkick through the ropes and out to the floor on Orton. Christian launches himself over the ropes but Orton moves and Christian crashes into the ground. Orton rolls Christian into the ring and goes for the cover but Christian kicks out at two. Orton gets Christian in the corner and mounts him for a series of ten punches. Orton climbs down and goes across the ring to build up momentum to clothesline Christian over the top rope. Orton goes for his rope assisted DDT on the outside, using the ring steps instead, but Christian reverses it and puts down the champ. Christian rolls Orton back into the ring and goes for the cover but he's only able to get a two count.
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