|By Marc Middleton | October 01, 2012 | Comments|
Sandow wails away with right hands on the apron and covers for another 2 count. Sandow with another headlock. Sheamus fights out with forearm shots and a big boot in the corner. Sheamus goes to the top but Sandow knocks him to the mat. More back and forth action trading shots. Sandow with another pin attempt. More back and forth and Sheamus gets sent back to the floor. Sandow brings it back in the ring for another 1 count. And another. Sandow with more offense and another headlock. Sheamus fights out with a back suplex. Sheamus gets up and makes his comeback. Sheamus with a shoulder in the corner and big knee lift. Sheamus with the Celtic Cross but Sheamus drops him over the top rope. Sheamus catches him but Sandow slides out and hits a neckbreaker for 2. Sandow chokes Sheamus with a boot in the corner. Sheamus fights back and goes to the corner, coming down with a battering ram. Sandow kicks out at 2. Sheamus lifts Sandow but he slides out and ducks a Brogue Kick. Sandow crawls away but Sheamus grabs his leg and they break. Sheamus with the forearms to the chest on the apron in front of Cody. Sandow falls out to the floor and Sheamus comes out after him.
Sheamus rolls Sandow in the ring. Cody gets involved but Sheamus brings him in too. Sheamus hits a double Brogue Kick and covers Sandow for the win.
- Back from the break and Michael Cole is in the ring. He introduces WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross for some appreciation. Ross comes out from the back to a big pop from the hometown crowd.
Cole congratulates JR on this night. Cole asks him how it feels. Before Ross can speak, WWE Champion CM Punk comes out with Paul Heyman right behind him.
Punk takes the mic from Cole and tells him to get out of the ring. The crowd boos Punk. Punk wants the fans to chant for JR and they do. Punk says JR is the best announcer we have and he respects and appreciates the hell out of him. Punk says the fans don't know the first thing about respect. Punk talks about how he comes out each week and people twist what he says. Punk puts his arm around JR and says he's going to help Punk teach everyone about respect. Punk wants JR to tell everyone that he's the best in the world.
JR says he's glad Punk didn't come out to embarrass him. JR says Punk has done a good job lately of making an ass out of himself. This upsets Punk and Heyman. Punk says he's disappointed in JR. Punk goes on and gets in JR's face. Punk wonders if Steve Austin will come to JR's help. Punk says nobody will - not Austin or Jerry Lawler. Punk says 3:16 used to mean something else but now it means the number of days he has held the WWE Title. Punk says JR belongs to him right now. Punk wants JR to tell the fans he's the best. JR refuses. JR says he has called matches with the best in the world - guys like Shawn Michaels, Bret Hart, Triple H, The Undertaker. Ross says Austin and all those men have one thing in common - they didn't ask to be called the best in the world. JR says he would have anyway because they earned that distinction. JR says here's the bottom line, no disrespect, just being honest... Ross suggests Punk accept Cena's challenge for Hell In a Cell and kick his ass. If he does that, Ross will be the first one to call him the best in the world. Until then, JR says they have nothing to talk about. The crowd pops.
Punk takes JR's cowboy hat off and stomps on it. Punk says he has stomped Cena time and time again. Punk brings up the Oklahoma City Thunder not winning the NBA Title and the crowd boos. Punk says they have a squared circle right now and in that, men fight, Punk says he's never ran from a fight but if JR is smart, he will run right now. Punk says this just turned ugly for JR. If he doesn't put his hands up and defend himself. Punk will knock him into next week and hurt him, Punk will make sure he never commentates another match. Punk tells JR to fight or run. JR drops the mic and goes to walk away. Punk stops him and asks where he's going. Punk grabs JR by his coat and continues running him down. Punk says JR is off commentary tonight. Punk tells JR to keep his mouth shut and make a walk of shame up the ramp. JR walks off. Punk says JR isn't a Hall of Famer, he's a joke. Punk continues running Ross down as he walks off. Ryback's music hits and out he comes to a big pop.
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