WWE Live Event Results From Portland, ME (9/15) - Cena Vs. Punk
|By Raj Giri||September 16, 2012 | Comments|
Match 1: Sin Cara defeated Cody Rhodes via pinfall in 5 minutes. Good heat for Cody. Match was well executed but relatively short.
RAW General Manager AJ comes out asked fans to vote if they want Aksana banned from ringside.
Match 2: Layla defeated Eve via pinfall in 5 minutes to retain the Divas Title. After the match they shook hands, furthering their storyline from Smackdown.
Dolph Ziggler cut a promo on screen about possibly cashing in the "Money in the Bank" contract tonight.
Match 3: Antonio Cesaro defeated Santino Marella via pinfall in 7 minutes to retain the US Title. Decent heat for Cesaro. The crowd was behind Santino.
Match 4: Kofi Kingston & R-Truth defeated Daniel Bryan & Kane via pinfall in 15 minutes to retain the Tag Team Titles. This was a very entertaining match. Huge heat for Bryan with the "YES" chants throughout the match. The story was Kane cleaning house then Bryan tagging himself in, only to get in trouble & run back to Kane. Bryan inadvertently struck Kane at one point, but they hugged it out in the ring & continued the match. Later when Kane inadvertently struck Bryan they hugged again, only for Bryan to dropkick Kane through the ropes once his back was turned. This lead to both R-Truth & Kofi hitting their finishers on Bryan for the win. Match of the night in my opinion as the crowd was hot from start till finish.
Match 5: Randy Orton defeated Dolph Ziggler via pinfall after an RKO. This was a slow paced 20 minute match that had a great finishing sequence.
Match 6: Sheamus defeated Alberto Del Rio via submission with the Texas Clover leaf inside a Steel Cage to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. Match was about 15 minutes long. Strong support for Sheamus.
Match 7: John Cena defeated CM Punk via DQ in 10 minutes. Strong support for Cena. As always there were some vocal Punk supporters (including myself) but the majority of the crowd definitely treated him as a heel, which he played up during the relatively short main event. The finish saw the referee get knocked out, and Cena gets Punk to submit and tap out. Punk left the ring, Cena got the ref up and Punk hit Cena with a chair coming back in the ring to get disqualified. Punk then sat in the chair with his title, but Cena got up and gave him the AA to a loud pop.
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