Jeff Hardy (c) vs. CM Punk
World Championship TLC Match
Funny, that even though there was over an hour left after the ECW title match, with how long Cena – Orton took, there’s only about 15 minutes left for this match.
Punk took control early and nailed Hardy with a chair outside the ring. He immediately went for a ladder to get the belt, but Hardy ran in and knocked Punk off of the ladder.
Late in the match, Hardy put Punk on a table outside of the ring. Hardy climbed to the top rope and came off with a splash, but Punk rolled out of the way. Punk then brought a large ladder into the ring and started to climb it, but Hardy jumped over Punk to reach it. Punk then got Hardy on his shoulders while on the ladder for a GTS, but Hardy reversed it into a power bomb off the ladder.
Hardy started to climb the ladder slowly, allowing Punk time to recover. Hardy was able to touch the belt, but Punk was able to tip the ladder over and Hardy landed in the corner. Punk got Hardy on the ropes and climbed to the top, and hit a superplex from the top rope onto a ladder which had to hurt both of them like hell.
Hardy was able to hit a twist of fate as soon as he got back up, and climbed to the top rope. He went for a swanton, but Punk got his knees up. Punk followed up with a knee to Hardy in the cover. He then went for a bulldog, but Hardy lifted him up and dumped him outside of the ring through a table.
Hardy started the climb again, but Punk came off of the top and nailed Hardy to stop his ascent. He got Hardy out of the ring and tied Hardy’s neck in a chair and went to through him into a corner, but Hardy blocked it and used the chair to wail away on Punk. Hardy then started to get the ECW announcers table ready for a table spot. He landed a couple of more chair shots on Punk, laid Punk on the announcers table and then hit him on the head with a chair.
With Punk laid out on the announce table, Hardy grabbed a ladder on the outside, and climbed to the top. This was a big f’n ladder, Hardy looked to be 20 feet high. Hardy then did a swanton from the top of the ladder through Punk.
A bunch of officials ran in to check on Hardy. They brought out a stretcher for Hardy, and put him on a gurney. While this was happening, Punk got in the ring to go for the belt. Hardy got off the gurney to try and stop Punk. Punk and Hardy both started the slow climb up the ladder on opposite ends. They fought at the top of the ladder. Punk kicked Hardy in the ribs and knocked Hardy off the ladder, then grabbed the belt to win the match. Great match, and Hardy looked like an ultra babyface in losing.
Winner and NEW World Heavyweight Champion: CM Punk
As Punk celebrated, the lights started flickering and the Undertaker’s music hit. The lights went out, and when they came back on, Taker had replaced Hardy on the mat. He got up and chokeslammed Punk. His music played as the show went off of the air.