– We get a look at the events leading up to tonight’s WWE Title match. Matt Striker is backstage with AJ Lee. She says despite what happened on RAW, CM Punk is an amazing human being. She says Daniel Bryan is her first love and starts to lose her mind a little. She says she has to go and walks off for the match.
No DQ Match for the WWE Title: Daniel Bryan vs. CM Punk
We go to the ring and out comes the special referee AJ. Out next comes the challenger Daniel Bryan. Bryan enters the ring and kisses AJ on her hand. WWE Champion CM Punk is out next to a big pop. Justin Roberts does formal ring introductions before the bell.
The bell rings and they go at it. They end up on the floor early and Punk hits Bryan with big chops and rams him into the apron. Bryan whips Punk into the barrier and hits some chops of his own. Bryan brings it back in the ring and drops a knee on Punk. Bryan chants yes as he kicks Punk over and over. Punk rolls Bryan up out of nowhere for 2. Punk fights Bryan into the corner with knees to the gut. Punk with more chops in the corner. Bryan turns it around and rakes at Punk’s face. Bryan with more chops and yes chants. Punk fires back with chops and now they’re trading them. They switch to kicks but Punk drops Bryan with an uppercut.
Punk with a knee to the back but he looks at AJ and Bryan turns it around. Bryan with a series of kicks on Punk. Bryan with a 1 count. Bryan applies a submission as AJ checks on Punk. Bryan drops Punk with a shoulder and they run the ropes. Punk connects with a dropkick and Bryan rolls out to the floor. Punk runs and suicide dives through the ropes, taking Bryan out. Punk gets up on the barrier and poses for the fans. Punk fights Bryan towards the entrance area. They block each others suplexes. Punk slaps Bryan into the fan barrier on the entrance way. Punk brings Bryan back in the ring. Bryan shoves Punk into AJ and she falls down at ringside. Punk comes out to check on her and Bryan attacks from behind.
Bryan throws Punk into the steel steps and goes to check on AJ. Trainers are also out checking on her. They walk AJ back to the back and a new referee comes out as Bryan kicks away on Punk at ringside. Bryan runs off the apron and tackles Punk on the floor. Bryan drops Punk over the steel steps and hits him with more kicks. Bryan whips Punk hard into the fan barrier. Bryan charges but Punk dumps him over and into the timekeeper’s area. Punk sits Bryan up on the barrier. Punk leaps up and clotheslines Bryan off and they both go to the floor.
The crowd chants for tables now. Punk pulls one out from under the ring and they pop. Bryan attacks from behind and slams Punk on the floor. Bryan pulls out a kendo stick from under the ring and chants yes. Punk avoids the first kendo shot and the second. Punk rolls in the ring and waits for Bryan to enter with the stick. Bryan connects with the stick and enters the ring. Pun ducks and takes it. Bryan hits Punk before he can use it and the stick goes to the mat. They go at it and Bryan catches Punk in mid-air with a kendo stick shot as he leaps in with a clothesline. Bryan with a 2 count. Bryan whips Punk over and over in the back with the kendo stick now.
Bryan covers for a 2 count. Bryan takes Punk back to the corner and rakes at his face. Bryan with kicks in the corner and a snap suplex. Bryan leaps off the top with a headbutt but Punk rolls out of the way. They trade kicks and forearms in the middle of the ring. Punk with clotheslines and a neckbreaker. 2 count for Punk. Punk with knees to the body now followed by the high knee in the corner. Bryan blocks the bulldog but Punk catches him in a powerslam for another 2 count. Punk calls for GTS now.
Bryan blocks GTS. Punk blocks the Yes Lock. Bryan blocks GTS again with a counter. Bryan kicks Punk in the head for a close 2 count. Bryan with another kendo stick shot. Punk blocks a submission and wails away on Bryan with the kendo stick. Punk makes it up and climbs to the top rope. Bryan cuts him off and climbs up for a superplex. Bryan nails it but has trouble getting up. AJ comes running to the ring and tells the other referee to get out.
AJ skips around the ring as both men are down. She brings a steel chair in, sits it in the middle of the ring and steps back smiling. Bryan and Punk go for the chair but Bryan grabs it first. He unloads on Punk with chairshots but only gets a 2 count. Bryan gets upset with her count. He talks to her but Punk rolls him up from behind for a 2 count. Bryan pleads with AJ some more and unloads on Punk with kicks, saying these are for her. Bryan beats Punk down with a ton of kicks in the corner as AJ looks on. Bryan charges in the corner but Punk comes out with a big clothesline. Punk grabs the chair now and wails away on Bryan with it. Punk wedges the chair in the corner but AJ stands in front of it as Punk grabs Bryan. Punk tells her to move. She does when he walks over but Bryan attacks and dropkicks Punk into the corner. Dueling chants from the crowd now. Bryan goes for the kendo stick but AJ steps on it and laughs. Bryan turns around to a big shot from Punk. Punk scoops Bryan with the chair and slams him on it. Punk climbs to the top for an elbow drop but Bryan moves and Punk lands on the chair. Bryan goes for the Yes Lock but Punk crawls. Bryan grabs the kendo stick and uses it for leverage in the Yes Lock. AJ checks on Punk as Bryan screams yes. Punk fights out of the hold by using the kendo stick. Punk catapults Bryan into the corner and then catches him with GTS. Punk goes for the cover but Bryan kicks out at 2.
Punk goes to the floor and brings a table in the ring. He lays Bryan on top of it and beats on him some more. Punk climbs to the top for the elbow drop but Bryan rolls off the table and stops Punk before he can jump. Bryan with right hands and a kick to the face. Bryan climbs up with Punk but Punk counters and drops Bryan between his legs on the top turnbuckle. Punk climbs back up and hits Bryan with elbows. Punk hits a huge backdrop from the top, sending Bryan crashing through the table. AJ counts and Punk gets the win.
Winner: CM Punk
– After the match, AJ takes the WWE Title and hands it to Punk, who goes to the corner to celebrate. AJ looks confused and a bit upset as Bryan lays knocked out on the broken table. We go to replays with AJ watching Punk celebrate.
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