Back from the break and Punk is making a comeback with headbutts. Punk charges in the corner but Rollins moves and Punk hits the ring post. Rollins comes off the top but Punk moves and he lands hard. Punk with a heel kick. Punk with more offense. Rollins blocks a swinging neckbreaker and goes for a roll up but Punk drops down on him for a close 2 count. Rollins blocks the high knee and powerbombs him into the opposite corner for a close 2 count. Rollins keeps Punk on the mat now. Rollins misses a big stomp but blocks Punk and hits a kick to the head for another pin attempt. Rollins mocks Punk and calls for a GTS. Punk slides out and hits a high knee. Punk with a big clothesline. Punk goes to the top for the elbow drop but Rollins rolls out of the way. Rollins drops Punk's face into the corner.
Rollins goes to the top but Punk cuts him off. Punk climbs up for a superplex but Rollins sends him face first to the mat. Rollins with the crossbody. Punk rolls through and goes for the Anaconda Vice but breaks it when Ambrose and Reigns hits the apron. More back and forth. More distraction from Ambrose and Reigns. Rollins drops Punk and covers him but the referee is still distracted by Reigns and Ambrose. Punk kicks out at 2. Rollins is upset with his partners now. Punk back drops Rollins out onto Reigns and Ambrose as they argue. Punk goes for a suicide dive but Rollins decks him at the ropes. Rollins comes in but Punk nails a GTS for the win.
Winner: CM Punk
- After the match, Punk poses on the stage as The Shield tries to figure out what happened.
- Brad Maddox is backstage talking to a referee about tonight. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon walk in. Maddox mentions Kane isn't here tonight. Maddox says it's time he took a step forward. Daniel Bryan walks in. Bryan wants a singles match with Bray Wyatt tonight. Maddox says Bryan needs to earn it. If he can beat Luke Harper, then he can face Erick Rowan and if he beats Rowan, then he can have Wyatt. Bryan walks off. Stephanie says she's impressed. Stephanie says she's going to announce the Royal Rumble main event and walks off. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and out comes Stephanie McMahon to the stage. She talks about crowning one champion and shows us a video package with highlights of Randy Orton's career. Stephanie says Orton has had an amazing career and deserves every accolade. She calls him a fighting champion and announces Orton vs. John Cena at the Royal Rumble. She says it will be a traditional championship match with no interference and no stipulations.
- We get hype for Daniel Bryan and The Wyatt Family. Also still to come, Fandango vs. Big E Langston. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and we get another return promo for Batista.
- Stephanie walks up on Triple H backstage and asks how she did. He said it was great and we will finally know who the real man is after the Rumble. Triple H says he has a big announcement of his own and walks off. She wishes him good luck.
We go to the ring where Curtis Axel waits. We see video from earlier today where Axel says 2014 is going to be even more perfect for him. Dolph Ziggler is out next to a big pop.
We see another video from earlier today with Ziggler talking about how big his 2014 will be. The bell rings and Axel strikes first. Ziggler nails a big dropkick. Axel whips Ziggler over the top and out to the floor. Axel comes out and rams Ziggler back into the apron before rolling him in. Axel with a 2 count. Axel works over Ziggler and keeps him on the mat. Axel keeps Ziggler grounded with a headlock now. Both men end up going down in the corner. Ziggler mounts Axel with right hands in the corner. Ziggler nails a neckbreaker and a crossbody for a pin attempt.
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