- Justin Roberts gives a shout out to members of the New Jersey National Guard in the crowd.
CM Punk vs. The Undertaker
The band Living Colour comes out first to perform "Cult of Personality." Out comes CM Punk with Paul Heyman right behind him. Punk gestures to the band and Heyman has the urn in hand.
Punk hits the ring and Heyman holds the urn up high. Punk is wearing purple kickpads tonight. Punk starts yelling when the gong hits and the lights go out. He's ready. The Undertaker's entrance begins and the crowd is into it like usual. Punk and Heyman stare Taker down as the flames rise up and he marches to the ring. Taker makes fireworks pop as he enters the ring and Punk waits on the outside and juggles the urn around.
The bell rings and Punk starts mind games and smacks Taker. Punk unloads on Taker in the corner. Taker comes out of the corner and throws Punk into it. Punk with more cat and mouse. Taker manages to run over him with a big boot to the jaw. Taker tosses Punk out of the ring and follows. The crowd is still cheering. Taker works Punk over on the floor with right hands to the face. Taker whips Punk hard into the fan barrier and he goes over it into the timekeeper's area. Taker slams Punk's face into the Spanish announce table. Taker takes the TV's off the table. The referee is busy telling Heyman to get back. Taker rams Punk into the ring post. Taker brings Punk back in the ring and hits him in the head with a right. The ref warns Taker not to get disqualified. Punk lays on the apron as Taker goes to the apron and hits the big leg drop.
Taker brings Punk back in the ring and keeps control. The referee continues to warn Taker. Taker works on Punk's shoulder now. Taker climbs up with Punk's arm and walks the ropes for Old School but Punk breaks it with a deep arm drag. Punk goes to work with stomps and a right hand now. Punk works on Taker's arm now. Punk grabs Taker's arm and walks the ropes for Old School. Punk hits Taker with his own move and the crowd roars. Punk with a side Russian leg sweep for a 2 count. Punk with another hold on the arm. Taker turns it around in the corner now. Taker whips Punk hard across the ring but misses a big boot. Taker goes knee first into the turnbuckles and goes down. Punk dropkicks Taker out of the ring. Punk climbs to the top and leaps out, crashing into Taker and the floor. Punk motions to the urn and brings Taker back in the ring. Punk with a neckbreaker for a 2 count.
Taker works on the shoulder and hits some right hands but Punk counters with another neckbreaker for 2. Heyman cheers him on from ringside. Taker fights out of a hold and suplexes Punk. Taker runs into a big boot. Punk goes for Old School for a second time but wastes time and falls with the top rope between his leg. Taker knocks Punk out of the ring. Taker runs the ropes for a dive but Heyman gets on the apron. Taker grabs him and chokes him. Taker turns and Punk springboards in for a 2 count. Punk with the high knee in the corner and a clothesline. Punk goes back to the top for the Big Elbow drop and nails it. Punk covers for a 2 count. Punk gestures to the urn again. Punk calls for GTS but Taker slides out of it. Taker nails a big chokeslam for a 2 count.
They get up and trade right hands. Taker unloads in the corner and pushes the referee's warning away. Taker with a big splash in the corner. Taker hits snake Eyes but Punk comes right back with a dropkick for 2. Punk clotheslines Taker out of the ring as the crowd chants. Punk clears off the Spanish announce table but turns around to a right from Taker. Taker with a headbutt. Taker goes for a powerbomb through the announce table but Punk slides out and kicks Taker onto the table. Punk goes to the top rope and leaps out with an elbow drop, hitting Taker on the announce table. He lands hard on Taker's chest and the table doesn't break. Taker rolls off the table and the referee checks o both of them.
Punk rolls back in and Taker just makes it in at the 9 count. Punk crawls over but Taker goes for Hell's Gate. Punk tries to fight it off and turns it into a 2 count. Punk goes for the Anaconda Vice and gets it locked in. Heyman yells at Taker to tap out. 2 count by Punk. Taker sits up and stares Punk in his eyes. Taker breaks the hold and gets to his feet, still locking eyes. Taker turns it into a chokeslam but Punk counters it. Punk barely hits GTS. Taker nails a Tombstone piledriver but Punk kicks out right before the 3 count. Taker is bleeding a little bit from his forehead now. They trade lefts and rights from their knees now. They keep trading shots and fight to their feet. It's a slugfest as the crowd gets into it. They come face to face and Taker grabs him for a chokeslam. The referee goes down. Heyman gets on the apron and distracts Taker. He turns around to a kick from Punk. Punk with a high knee in the corner. Taker grabs him out of it for Last Ride but Punk grabs the urn and nails him in the head with it. Punk mocks Taker's signature pose but he kicks out right before 3.
Taker fights out of GTS. Punk counters a Tombstone. Punk goes for GTS again but it's blocked. Taker turns it into a Tombstone and nails it in the middle of the ring. Taker covers Punk for the win. The Streak lives on at 21-0.
Winner: The Undertaker
- We get replays after the match. The Undertaker poses after the match and drops to the urn, which is sitting in the ring. It looks like he might be tearing up. The lights go out, then the pyro and fireworks go off over MetLife Stadium. Taker grabs the urn and leaves the ring as the fans cheer. The flames rise as Taker heads up the entrance way. A big 21-0 flashes on the big screen. Taker looks back at the ring, looks back at the screen and raises his fist to a big pop.
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