The bell rings and they go at it. Cody looks to take control but Christian throws him out to the floor. Christian follows and Cody throws him into the steel steps. Cody brings it back in the ring for a 1 count. Cody keeps control and leg sweeps Christian for another pin attempt. Cody works on the arm now. More back and forth with Cody taking control. Christian fights out of the corner and goes to climb but Cody cuts him off. They both climb up to the top for a superplex and Cody nails it. Christian catches Cody and rolls him up for 2. Cody comes back with a kick to the head and more rights. Christian turns it around and they both fall over the top to the floor.
Cody keeps in control and smacks Christian in the back of the head. Cody goes to the second rope and comes down but Christian punches him in the gut. Christian with a kick to the face and missile dropkick from the corner. More back and forth. Christian nails a big right hand from the floor. Christian goes to the top but Cody moves and rolls Christian up for 2. Cody takes Christian to the top. Christian goes for a tornado DDT but Cody counters. Cody goes up and nails a moonsault for a close 2 count. They tangle and Christian hits Killswitch for the win and the title.
Winner and New WWE Intercontinental Champion: Christian
- Josh Mathews is backstage with WWE Champion CM Punk. We see footage from what happened on SmackDown with Kane and Daniel Bryan. Mathews asks how Punk is feeling. Punk says he feels like crap but he's happy about John Laurinaitis being out of a job tonight. Punk says before that, he has to deal with Daniel Bryan. Punk talks about he and Bryan main eventing a WWE pay-per-view when AJ Lee walks up and creeps him out.
WWE Title Match: Daniel Bryan vs. CM Punk
We go to the ring and out first comes Daniel Bryan. WWE Champion CM Punk is out next to a big pop.
Justin Roberts does formal ring introductions and here we go. They lock up and it's back and forth to start. Bryan with a headlock and shoulder block. They run the ropes and Punk hip tosses Bryan. They trade more shots and Punk beats Bryan to the mat. Punk ties Bryan up in the corner and kicks away at his leg, sending him to the mat. Punk takes Bryan back to the mat with a headlock as the crowd chants for both men.
Punk continues working on Bryan's leg. Bryan fights back and takes Punk to the corner with a series of kicks. Punk goes for a quick GTS but Bryan slides out. Punk kicks his leg out and stops the momentum for a 2 count. Punk goes back to working on Bryan's leg and ties him up. Bryan fights out and fires back with forearm shots to the face. Bryan with kicks and uppercuts now. Bryan misses a dropkick and lands on his back. Punk goes back to the leg and covers him for a 2 count. Punk dumps Bryan out to the floor and runs the ropes, sliding out to the floor. Bryan catches him and rams him back into the barrier. Bryan suplexes Punk on top of the barrier and kicks him over it.
They come back in and Bryan hits a big missile dropkick from the top for a 2 count. Bryan with kicks while Punk's on his knees. Bryan takes Punk back to the mat and ties him up in an abdominal stretch. Bryan with another pin attempt. Punk with a pin of his own. Bryan runs the ropes and hits a big knee to the gut before kicking Punk in the back. Bryan with another 2 count. Bryan with a modified surfboard submission before pulling it back and lifting Punk in the air. The referee checks on Punk as Bryan pulls his neck back and screams for him to tap out. Punk breaks the hold with elbows and beats Bryan with rights and elbows. Pin attempt by Punk.
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