|By Marc Middleton | November 20, 2012 | Comments|
Back from the break and Kane is in control of Cara after a big boot. Kane with the sideslam for a 2 count. Bryan comes back in for a bit of double teaming. Bryan with a surfboard submission now. He breaks it and kicks away. Bryan keeps control and applies a Clutch. Cara breaks out but Bryan drops a knee in his back. Bryan drops a knee over his face now and whips Cara into the corner. Cara hits him with a kick and a DDT out of the corner. Rey and Kane come in at the same time. Rey dropkicks Kane and covers for a pin attempt. More back and forth. Cara comes in and kicks Bryan to the floor. Cara leaps out onto him as Rey goes to the top. Rey comes down but Kane knocks him out in mid-air. Kane covers for a close 2 count. Rey goes back to the top but Kane catches him on the way down again. The match ends when Titus O'Neil and Darren Young interfere. Cara and Bryan end up setting PTP up for 619 and Rey nails it. Kane hits a double chokeslam and that's it for Titus and Young.
- Punk and Heyman are backstage. Heyman thanks Punk for letting him throw this celebration tonight. Heyman wants this to be a night that makes it all worth it to Punk. Heyman guarantees that nobody will tarnish the night for Punk. Heyman tells Punk his celebration awaits and we go to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see what's happened with AJ Lee, John Cena and Dolph Ziggler tonight.
- We go to the ring and it's covered in black and a big red X. Paul Heyman is there and behind him are two posters of CM Punk and one looking at his title reign. The crowd boo's Heyman and he tells them not to because he is here tonight for a man who has been WWE Champion for 365 days. Heyman mocks the fans and Jerry Lawler. He says fans cry for the return of the Attitude Era but when he and Punk give them a little bit of it, they don't really like it. Heyman says this is a celebration of 365 glorious days for the best in the world. Heyman brings out WWE Champion CM Punk.
Punk takes the mic and names Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Bret Hart, The Undertaker, The Rock and says they all couldn't do it - 365 days as WWE Champion. We see a video looking back at Punk's year as WWE Champion.
Punk says tonight isn't just about honoring the past year, it's about looking forward to the future and recognizing his place in history - the top. Punk says he won't stop til July 2018 on an episode of WWE Main Event when he passes Bruno Sammartino as the longest reigning champion of all-time. Heyman talks about Sammartino and says he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame but says Sammartino could have never beat Punk. Heyman says truth be told, Hulk Hogan could never beat CM Punk. Heyman says Steve Austin couldn't beat Punk on his best day. Heyman says it will be proven at the Royal Rumble that not even The Rock can beat CM Punk. Punk thanks Heyman for setting all this up tonight. Punk talks about the odds being stacked against him at Survivor Series and here comes Ryback.
Ryback heads to the ring but is cut off by Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns. He fights them off and hits the ring. They stop him again and the fight continues. Punk hides in the corner as Ryback brawls with the three NXT stars. They drag him out of the ring and beat him down at ringside. The announce table is cleared and they powerbomb him through it, just like at Survivor Series. Heyman looks on from the floor and they look up to Punk in the ring. Punk goes to the floor where Ryback is laid out on top of the destroyed table. Punk yells that he is the best in the world as Heyman applauds him. RAW goes off the air with Punk standing over Ryback.
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