WWE TLC: CM Punk Vs. The Miz Vs. Alberto Del Rio (Triple Threat TLC WWE Championship Match)

The following is from our live coverage of WWE TLC. To access our full coverage, click here.

- We get a recap of Zack Ryder winning the WWE United States Championship earlier this evening. I didn't report it the first time around, but Ryder's father was in attendance in to see his son win the title.

- We also get a recap of Big Show winning the World Heavyweight Championship from Mark Henry, only to be attacked by the former Champion, and then immediately lose the belt to Daniel Bryan.

- The WWE Championship is shown hanging over the ring, and it looks like we're ready for the main event of the evening. Justin Roberts is in the ring and he runs down the rules of the match quickly before sending it over to Ricardo Rodreiguez.

WWE Championship Triple Threat TLC Match
The Miz vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. CM Punk (c)

Ricardo is still covered in food from his run in with Miz and Del Rio earlier in the night. Del Rio makes his way out from the back, without a car, and he stares down Ricardo before taking a look at all of the tables, ladders, and chairs lining the way to the ring.

The Miz is the next man to make his way down to the ring, and he doesn't get much of a reaction out of the crowd. Miz looks at the weapons lining the entrance way briefly, but he's all business as he makes his way down to the ring fairly quickly.

The Champion himself, CM Punk, is the final man to make his way to the ring, after a little bit of a break following the Miz's music. Punk makes his way out to a nice pop from the crowd, without the title around his waist, as it's obviously hanging above the ring. Punk takes the time to duck under one of the ladders on his way to the ring.

The crowd is solidly behind CM Punk, overwhelmingly chanting for the defending champion. The bell rings and Punk attacks both men. The numbers get to Punk eventually as Del Rio and Miz team up to attack the champ. Del Rio and Miz try for a double clothesline, but Punk ducks it and hits both men with a dropkick before hitting Miz with a stiff kick to the spine. Del Rio and Punk team up again, pounding on Punk and dropping him neck first across the top rope.

Del Rio and Miz hit a double suplex before both men start simply laying the boots to Punk. Del Rio and Miz stop to stare each other down before both men make their way to the outside to procure some weapons. On their way back Del Rio catches Miz with a couple of chair shots before kicking him in the chest on the arena floor. Del Rio grabs a ladder and heads back to the ring, and Punk leaps from the ring, crashing into Del Rio as he's carrying the ladder. Punk sends Miz back into the ring and grabs a chair, following Miz. Miz attacks Punk as soon as he gets back into the ring, grabbing the chair and using it to bury in Punk's stomach. Miz tries to splash Punk in the corner but Punk movers, hitting the high knee in the corner. Punk goes for the bull dog, but Miz fights it off, hitting a belly to back suplex, dropping Punk down head first onto an open chair.

Miz goes to the outside and props a ladder up on the ring apron. He tries for the SCF on Del Rio, but Del Rio fights it off and back body drops Miz onto the ladder. Del Rio grabs the ladder and tries to bring it into the ring. Del Rio avoids a baseball slide, but Punk slides out of the ring and kicks the ladder into Del Rio's face. Punk sends Del Rio into the barricade hard. Punk tries to suplex Del Rio through a table at ringside but Del Rio fights it off. Del Rio tries for a German suplex, but Punk fights it off and hits a neckbreaker. Miz is in and attacks Punk with a chair, but when he swings for Punk's head, Punk ducks it and Miz connects with the ring post. Punk wears out Miz with the chair, hitting him with it over and over. Punk sits Miz on the barricade and sets up a chair, charging Miz and hitting him with a high knee, leaping off the chair and sending Miz crashing into the crowd.

Punk goes for a huge ladder and brings it back into the ring. Punk sets up the ladder in the middle of the ring and begins climbing up for the championship. Ricardo is in and he grabs Punk's foot. Ricardo handcuffs Punk to the ladder and Del Rio comes in from the side to lay the boots in to Punk.

Del Rio begins climbing the ladder that Punk is handcuffed to. Punk kicks at the ladder and dismantles part of it, freeing himself. Punk uses the handcuffs as a weapon, driving them into Del Rio's head, before setting the ladder up against the ropes and back body dropping Del Rio into the ladder hard. Miz slides into the ring while Punk is grabbing weapons, and he's got a ladder. Miz uses the ladder as a weapon, driving and dropping it down hard on Punk. Miz climbs the ladder fast and he makes it to the top but Punk pulls him down. Punk tries for the Go to Sleep, but Miz fights it off in the corner, hitting Punk with a couple of clubbing blows to the back. Punk sends Miz out to the ring apron and he tries to superplex Punk to the outside, but Del Rio catches Punk with a kick to the side of the head and Punk falls out to the floor through a table.

Del Rio sends Miz to the outside and he follows, where he throws a ladder at Miz and begins hitting him with a chair. Del Rio uses the ladder to choke Miz, before he wraps Miz's arm up in the ladder and locks in the cross arm breaker. Miz is tapping out, but it doesn't matter in this match. Del Rio breaks the hold and he grabs a chair, slowly making his way back toward the ring. Del Rio grabs a second chair and tosses it on top of Punk when he gets back by the ring. Del Rio uses the other chair to his the chair laying on top of Punk, wearing him out. Del Rio stomps away at Punk before locking in the cross arm breaker with Punk's arm wrapped in a chair. Punk is screaming, but it still doesn't matter. Del Rio looks up, and he heads back into the ring to try for the belt.

Del Rio sets up the ladder, moving it to the center of the ring, and then he slowly begins climbing to the top. Punk and Miz both make it into the ring and Del Rio's got his hands on the title. They tip the ladder and Del Rio crashes down into the ropes, crotching himself. Del Rio falls to the outside where Ricardo is quick to attend to him. Miz and Punk trade blows in the center of the ring. Punk gets the upper hand with a couple of stiff kicks, and both men fall back down to the mat.

Back in the ring, Ricardo sets the ladder up, and begins climbing for the championship. Punk and Miz tip the ladder, sending Ricardo out of the ring, crashing to the arena floor, and through a table on the way down. The crowd goes nuts and the replay from the overhead camera is absolutely insane, and a little hard to watch.

Punk lays in to Miz with a couple of kicks before shouldering him. Miz fights it off and tries for the SCF, but Punk fights it off. Punk charges Miz in the corner but Miz moves and Punk's shoulder connects with the ring post. Miz somehow connects Punk's handcuffs to the turnbuckle post, stopping the champion from moving. Punk tries to hit Miz, but he's just out of reach. Miz gloats, but Punk catches him with a kick to the side of the head to take Miz out.

Miz goes to the apron to try and break the turnbuckle arm from the ring post. Del Rio brings a ladder into the ring and he and Miz both set up a ladder, trying to climb to the top. Punk is trying his hardest to unscrew the turnbuckle, and he's successful. Punk runs up the ladder and all three men are at the top. Punk fights everyone, hitting everyone with rights. Punk knocks Miz off of the ladder, then knocks Del Rio down to the mat. Miz pulls Punk from the ladder and climbs right up, but Punk pulls him down, hits the Go to Sleep, and sends Miz crashing out of the ring and down to the floor. Punk reaches up, and he pulls the title down from the ceiling, winning the match.

Winner and STILL WWE Champion: CM Punk

They air replays of a great main event as CM Punk poses to end the show.


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