WWE Smackdown Recap With Video: CM Punk Vs. Curtis Axel, Daniel Bryan Vs. Luke Harper, More
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CM Punk comes down to the ring. He takes up a mic and says Best in the World means something different to a whole lot of people. He says that the Wyatt Family have a problem with him. He doesn't know why they decided to jump him but he doesn't care. He has come to Smackdown to fight and he is used to being outnumbered. He squashed the biggest rat the WWE has ever seen, Paul Heyman. If it's a fight the Wyatt Family wants, why don't they come out to him face to face? Punk says he isn't going anywhere until they show up and he can kick them in the face.
Curtis Axel comes out on the ramp with a mic. He tells Punk to shut his mouth. He doesn't care about the Wyatt Family, they can wait in line because he and Punk have unfinished business. He says that because of Punk, his mentor and father figure is in a hospital in Europe. Axel says that Vickie Guerrero gave him a match against Punk right now.
Curtis Axel vs. CM Punk
Axel hits a kick and then stomps Punk in the corner. Axel lands a big chop. He whips Punk into another corner and charges. Punk puts an elbow up and slams Axel into the corner. He goes up top and leaps off, hitting Axel in the head. Punk chops Axel in the head. He snapmares Axel and dropkicks him in the back of the head. Punk lands several kicks to the back of Axel's legs, tripping him up. Axel trips Punk into the middle turnbuckle. He tosses Punk out of the ring. Axel goes on the apron and Punk kicks his feet out. Punk slams Axel gut first onto the barrier.
Back from commercial and Axel is in control in the ring. Punk picks Axel up on his shoulders. Axel wriggles out and heads outside for a breather. Punk kicks him through the ropes. Axel rams Punk into the barrier. He tosses Punk back inside and gets a two count. He then drops fists on Punk's head. Axel hits a backbreaker. He goes up top and drops on elbow on Punk. Axel rubs Punk's face across the mat. Punk gets to his feet and kicks Axel in the knee. He hits multiple chops to Axel. Punk goes up top and leaps off for a crossbody, but Axel moves. Axel hits a big clothesline.
Axel pulls Punk's face back like the cross face, but without Punk's arm locked in. Punk gets to his feet and slams Axel back first to the mat. Punk hits a heel kick and the swinging neckbreaker. Punk hits the running high knee in the corner, followed by a clothesline. He goes up top for the Macho Man elbow drop and Bray Wyatt's music hits. The lights go out briefly. When it cuts back to the ring and the lights come back on, Axel is able to hit the Perfect Plex for a near pin fall. He tries to keep the attack up, but Punk counters into the GTS for the win.
Winner: CM Punk
After the match, Bray Wyatt appears on the TitanTron and the lights go out again. He laughs and then blows out his lantern.
3MB vs. The Usos and R Truth
Jey and Slater start off. Jey hits a kick to the head. Jimmy comes in and hits a leaping elbow. He keeps the attack up. Mahal tags in and hits a running high knee. He then hits Mahal with a swinging neckbreaker and drops on knee on Jimmy's head. McIntyre comes in and hits a head shot. He punches Jimmy repeatedly. Slater tags in and they triple team Jimmy. He locks in Jimmy's head from behind. Jimmy gets to his feet. Slater goes for a body slam, but Jimmy reverses and kicks Slater in the head. Mahal tags in and stops Jimmy from tagging Jey.
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