|By Kian Terani | October 03, 2012 | Comments|
The first show begins with a video intro and pyro. Michael Cole welcomes us to the show from Tulsa, OK. Cole is in the ring with the Miz and he welcomes us to the ring again. Miz puts himself and the show over and Cole says CM Punk faces Sheamus in a Champion vs. Champion match. Miz and Cole discuss the match in the ring. Cole sends to a video package of CM Punk, narrated by Punk and others, likely from his new DVD.
We go to the locker room where Punk is shadow-boxing. Paul Heyman is in there and Matt Striker approaches Punk about tonight's Champion vs. Champion match. Punk talks about respect and says he's looking forward to it. Paul Heyman says Punk is the best in the world.
We go back to the ring and Cole sends to Sheamus being interviewed by Josh Mathews in the back. Sheamus cuts a promo on Punk and says he will show him respect by shoving his boot down his throat. We go to a Sheamus video package.
We go to the ring for Sheamus' entrance and then go to commercial.
We're back and out comes CM Punk. Lilian does the formal introductions.
Champion vs. Champion: CM Punk vs. Sheamus
The ref has to keep the men slightly separated after the intros; they hand off their belts and the bell rings. They lock-up and go to a stalemate. They go again and Sheamus gets the upper hand with a headlock as Heyman looks on with concern and the WWE Tile cradled in his arms. Punk gets up and sends him in and hits a dropkick. Punk hits kicks in the corner but Sheamus gets a big boot up and goes up top but Punk pushes him off and he goes flying to the outside. We go to commercial.
We're back and Punk is giving Sheamus his own forearm-in-the-ropes spot. Sheamus drops Punk's throat across the ropes and goes to work in the corner. Punk turns the tables as Heyman nervously clutches the title. Punk kicks Sheamus in the back and drops a knee across his face. Punk keeps Sheamus down with a dropkick and a neckbreaker. Punk covers him and gets 2. Sheamus turns things up with axe handles as Punk bumps around for him. Sheamus hits a running powerslam and gets 2. Punk sells the pain. Sheamus goes for forearms in the ropes but Punk counters with a kick to the head and makes a cover for 2. We go to commercial.
We're back and Sheamus is selling his arm on the outside. Punk attempts an attack through the ropes but is shut down with a forearm. Sheamus hits a battering ram and gets 2. Sheamus calls for a Brogue Kick but Punk tries to escape as Sheamus grabs onto him. Punk rips the pad off one of the turnbuckles. Sheamus finally hits his forearm spot. Sheamus connects with White Noise and gets 2. Sheamus keeps Punk down with knees to the spine. Punk counters the Texas Cloverleaf and connects with a running knee to Sheamus in the corner. Punk follows up with a clothesline and goes up top and delivers his patented but borrowed elbow but Sheamus kicks out at 2. Punk calls for GTS but Sheamus catches Punk's leg and applies the Cloverleaf. Punk writhes in pain as he reaches the bottom rope. Punk fights out of the corner and charges in for another knee but Sheamus catches him with a backbreaker across his knee. Punk drop-toe-holds Sheamus into the exposed turnbuckle as Sheamus charges in for the Brogue Kick and steals the win.
Winner by pin: CM Punk
Heyman joins Punk and hands him his title from the apron. They walk up the ramp. Striker confronts Sheamus in the ring as Sheamus tries to recover and asks him his thoughts. Sheamus grabs the mic and walks to the center of the ring and says there is a reason Punk keeps asking for respect and never gets it. He promises Punk when he meets him again, he will deliver a Brogue Kick to his chin. Cole and Miz discuss things and Cole says Punk will speak after the break.
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