|By Marc Middleton | September 10, 2012 | Comments|
The crowd finally calms down so Bret can speak. Bret says last time he was in Montreal was one of the darkest days but also one of the proudest. Bret thanks the Montreal fans. Cult of Personality hits and out comes WWE Champion CM Punk.
Punk talks about Bret's book and says he doesn't have the ego to every write a book about himself. Punk asks what if he would have wrestled Bret at the Survivor Series instead of Shawn Michaels. Bret says it wouldn't have mattered. Bret says the fans know Bret would have tied Punk up like a pretzel in the Sharpshooter. Punk says he doesn't believe Bret and Bret doesn't even believe himself. Punk says he is the best. He wouldn't have needed Vince McMahon to screw anyone for him. Punk says Vince would have never screwed Bret, the precious Attitude era would have never been born and he would have jumped ship to WCW so WWE would be dead by now. Bret mocks Punk's line and says he's the best there is, was and ever will be. Punk is amazed that Bret still calls himself that. Punk takes a shot at Jerry Lawler. Bret says at least Lawler never walked out of the ring like a coward. Bret shows us footage from last week when Punk laid out Lawler and took the night off.
They also show the footage of Punk driving off with Paul Heyman. Punk says he was in his hometown and returned to the arena to get some things he forgot when he saw John Cena out there. Punk wonders if Cena is in the back watching right now. Punk gets in Bret's face and wonders if Cena is going to make the save for Bret tonight. They start arguing about respect now. Punk brings up that he's been WWE Champion longer than Bret ever was. Punk says on Sunday he will cement his legacy as greatest WWE Champion of all-time. Punks says Bret is over hyped and over rated. Punk says on Sunday he will put Cena to sleep. Bret makes a joke about Punk putting the fans to sleep and this upsets him. Punk says he is going to beat Cena into an empty shell of a man, just like Bret is. Punk drops the mic and exits the ring as the crowd chants "asshole" at him. Punk raises the belt up and screams best in the world as his music plays and he heads up the ramp.
- Still to come tonight, Bret will interview Cena in the ring. We go to commercial.
- The Twitter poll for tonight will let fans pick the opponent for CM Punk - Brodus Clay, Randy Orton or Jerry Lawler. The hashtag options are #PunkBrodus, #PunkLawler and #PunkOrton.
The Miz and Antonio Cesaro vs. Kofi Kingston and R-Truth
We go to the ring and out come the WWE Tag Team Champions Kofi Kingston and R-Truth. Out next comes WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz followed by his partner United States Champion Antonio Cesaro with Aksana. Aksana introduces Cesaro and he says "prestige" in 5 different languages.
Kofi and Miz start things out. Kofi takes control and tags in Kofi for some double teaming. Cesaro comes in but the champs clean house. Kofi leaps off Truth's back and takes out the other two on the floor as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Cesaro is in control of Truth. Miz comes in and drops Truth for a pin attempt. Miz continues and hits the big running clothesline in the corner. Miz goes to the top and comes down with a big shot for 2. Truth turns it around with a dropkick to the jaw. Kofi tags in as does Cesaro. Kofi unloads with kicks, a dropkick and a big right hand. Kofi hits the Boom Drop. Kofi ends up with a crossbody off the top for 2 as Miz breaks the pin. Truth dumps Miz but gets sent tot he floor by Cesaro. Cesaro rolls Kofi up for 2. Kofi connects with Trouble in Paradise on Cesaro for the win.
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