WWE Payback: Chris Jericho Vs. CM Punk
Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk
Out first comes Chris Jericho to a mixed reaction. Fans chant for CM Punk. Cult of Personality hits and out comes Punk to a huge pop. Paul Heyman is right behind him.
The music stops and Chicago chants Punk's name. They lock up and go to the corner. Jericho shoves Punk and Punk shoves back. They lock up again and Punk goes behind. They trade holds and Punk takes Jericho to the mat. More back and forth on the mat now. They break and lock up again. Jericho with a headlock. They run the ropes and Punk nails a dropkick. Punk with a headlock takedown for a 2 count. Punk works on Jericho's arm now. Punk with shoulder thrusts in the corner. Jericho comes back and they trade chops to the chest. Jericho stomps away in the corner and the crowd boos. Jericho with more offense in the corner. Jericho whips Punk across the ring but misses a splash. Punk goes for a tornado DDT but it's blocked. Jericho sends Punk over the top and to the floor.
Slow paced match so far. Punk tries to come back in but Jericho goes to kick him off the apron. Punk pulls through and Jericho goes down. Punk climbs to the top and nails the ax handle blow for a 2 count. Punk goes back to work on the shoulder and arm. Punk with a knee to the gut and another pin attempt. More action on the mat now. Jericho fights out of a hold and hits a bunch of right hands. Jericho runs into a boot and goes down. Punk springboards in with a clothesline but Jericho dodges it. Jericho with a shoulder block and another, as the crowd boos. Punk looks to be winded and gets taken down after going for a breather. Jericho with a bulldog. Punk dodges a Lionsault and barely hits a neckbreaker for a 2 count.
Punk hits the high knee in the corner but Jericho blocks the bulldog. Jericho with a Lionsault for a 2 count. Heyman looks on worried. Jericho kicks Punk around to more boos. Punk goes for GTS but Jericho blocks it and goes for Walls of Jericho. Jericho locks it in and Heyman can't believe it. Punk fights out and applies a standing vice on the arm. Jericho fights out with shots to the ribs. Punk drops to the mat and locks in the Anaconda Vice. Jericho breaks the hold by grabbing the ropes. Punk stands up and calls for the GTS as the fans pop. Punk yells "Blackhawks in 7" but Jericho counters GTS. Jericho goes for Walls but is distracted by Heyman on the apron. Punk counters and goes for GTS. Jericho counters and Punk kicks out at 2. It appears Punk was also distracted by Heyman. They both go down after a roundhouse kick to the head. Jericho nails a Codebreaker for a close 2 count.
Jericho keeps control of Punk and taunts him, telling him to stay down. The fans start chanting for Punk. They trade shots in the middle of the ring now. Punk with a heel kick to the face and the high knee int he corner. Punk clotheslines Jericho and goes to the top for the big elbow drop and nails it. Punk calls for GTS again and barely hits it for another 2 count. The crowd chants "one more time" and Punk nods his head. Punk goes for GTS but Jericho slides out. Punk blocks a Codebreaker. Punk clotheslines Jericho out to the floor. Punk runs and dives out, sending Jericho into the barrier. Punk rolls Jericho back in. Punk springboards in but Jericho catches him with a Codebreaker for another close 2 count. Jericho gets frustrated and wails away on Punk now. The fans chant "this is awesome" as Jericho hits Punk with elbows. Jericho with more elbows to the face.
Punk rolls Jericho up for a 2 count. They trade shots in the middle of the ring again. Punk fires away and goes for a hurricanrana but Jericho catches him and turns it into the Walls of Jericho. Heyman cheers Punk on as Jericho keeps the hold locked. Fans start chanting Punk's name as he tries to break the hold with elbows to Jericho. Jericho turns it into a half crab. Punk finally breaks it and beats Jericho with right hands to the neck. Punk nails GTS, sending Jericho into the corner. Punk nails another for the win.
Winner: CM Punk
- After the match, Punk gets to his knees as the fans cheer. Heyman comes in and they talk. Punk looks a bit annoyed and says something back. Heyman looks a bit caught off guard by what Punk said. Heyman applauds Punk as he goes to the corner to pose for the fans.
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