Chicago Street Fight for the WWE Championship
– CM Punk © vs. Chris Jericho
We get a video package highlighting the events between these two men that have led to this match.
Chris Jericho is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and it’s pretty obvious that he’s walking into enemy territory from the reaction he gets from the crowd. The champion is the next man out to the ring, and Punk gets a great reaction from his hometown crowd. Both men are dressed in street clothes, with Punk sporting a ‘Drug Free’ t-shirt. Punk takes time to go over and hug his sister before the match before heading into the ring.
It’s kind of weird that we get formal ring introductions for this match, since this is a street fight, and an angle that’s featured a lot of highly charged emotions.
The bell rings and Punk and Jericho stare at each other across the ring before charging in and hitting each other with repeated rights. Punk takes Jericho into the corner and beats on him with clubbing blows and kicks, sending him crashing to the outside.
Punk dropkicks Jericho into the timekeeper’s area before tossing a couple of chairs into the ring. Punk tosses Jericho into the ring and grabs a kendo stick from under the ring. Punk heads in and blasts Jericho with a kendo stick shot to the back before driving it into Jericho’s stomach.
Punk chases Jericho around the ring and back into the ring, and Punk is able to connect with a flying clothesline. Punk hits another kendo stick shot before wedging a chair in between the middle and top rope in the corner. Jericho uses the ref to beg off, and poked Punk in the eye before hitting a nice dropkick.
Punk rolls to the apron, and Jericho hits him with a kendo stick shot to the gut. Jericho hits a springboard dropkick, sending Punk crashing out to the floor. Jericho follows to the outside, hitting Punk with a big forearm. Punk slams Jericho’s head into the ring apron before whipping him hard into the timekeeper’s area. Jericho hits Punk with a series of rights, and Punk responds by slamming Jericho into the announcer’s table. Jericho comes back with a head butt before sending Punk back into the ring.
Jericho rips off one of the turnbuckle covers before taunting Punk by slapping at him. Punk fights back, hitting Jericho with a couple of chops, but missing a running knee in the corner. Punk falls to the outside and Jericho follows, hitting a kick to the gut. Jericho rips the padding off the barricade, and slams his head into the barricade right in front of his sister. Jericho gets in Punk’s sister’s face, and she responds by slapping him. Jericho teases going after her, but Punk leaps on Jericho and hits him with right after right. Punk dismantles the announce table and slams Jericho down on the ‘hood’ part that wrestlers usually just toss aside. Punk teases a pile driver, but Jericho counters with a back drop on the floor.
Jericho grabs a monitor and drives it into Punk’s spine before taking part of the hood and slamming it across Punk’s back. Punk heads into the ring and Jericho follows, pinning him for two. Jericho locks in a rear chin lock and cranks back. Punk is able to fight up to his feet but he’s taken down with a side suplex. Punk rolls to the apron and catches Jericho by snapping his neck across the top rope. Punk heads back into the ring, but he stumbles, and Jericho blasts him with repeated kendo stick shots.
ericho taunts Punk, but finds himself in a small package for two. Jericho connects with an enzugiri and pins Punk for two. Jericho heads to the outside and goes under the ring, grabbing a can of beer. Jericho opens the beer and pours it over Punk. Jericho kicks Punk in the ribs before pounding the side of his head. Jericho heads back to the outside and grabs another beer. Jericho takes a swig of beer, and Punk catches him with a low blow. Punk picks up the kendo stick and uses it to hit Kericho a couple of times before hitting a bit kendo stick assisted kick. Punk hits a neckbreaker, then charges into the corner with a high knee and follows with a bull dog.
Punk uses the kendo stick to hit Jericho low before shouldering Jericho. Jericho fights out and goes for the walls. Punk fights out of the walls and hits a powerslam, putting Jericho down for a two count. Punk slowly climbs up to the top rope. Jericho hits the ropes and Punk crotches himself on the top.
Jericho heads up after Punk and tries for a superplex, but Punk fights it off. Punk sends Jericho crashing down to the mat. Punk stands on the top rope and hits the flying elbow drop. Punk goes for the pin but he’s only able to get a two count.
Punk pulls Jericho to his feet and shoulders him. Jericho fights out, and hits a bull dog. Jericho tries for the lionsault, but Punk stops him, and puts him on his shoulders. Punk tries for the G2S, but Jericho lands on his feet and slams Punk into the chair set up in the corner earlier. Jericho goes for the pin, but he’s only able to get two.
Both men are slow to get to their feet. Jericho hits a code breaker out of nowhere. Jericho grabs Punk’s legs and puts him into the Walls of Jericho. Punk struggles, teasing tapping out. Punk makes it to the ropes, but it doesn’t force a break. Punk continues to crawl, grabbing a fire extinguisher from under the ring. Jericho pulls Punk to the middle of the ring, but Punk sprays Jericho in the face when he looks back.
Punk uses the extinguisher to hit Jericho in the gut, sending him to the outside. Punk follows and hits Jericho with another shot to the gut, then a shot to the back of the head lays Jericho out on the Spanish announce table. Punk heads up to the top rope, stumbling just a bit. Punk leaps from the top and hits an elbow drop to the outside, sending Jericho crashing through the table.
Punk pulls Jericho back into the ring. Punk rolls in after and goes for the pin, but Jericho is still able to kick out at two. Punk goes right into the anaconda vice. Jericho grabs the kendo stick, using it to bash Punk’s skull and force him to break the hold. Punk grabs a chair and drives it into Jericho’s gut, but Jericho hits a code breaker, using the chair to drive into Punk’s skull. Jericho pins Punk, but Punk still kicks out at two.
Jericho kicks at Punk and tells him to stay down. Jericho pulls Punk up to his feet and shoulders him. Jericho tries for a G2S, but Punk counters, grabbing Jericho’s leg and slingshotting him into the exposed turnbuckle. Punk hits the G2S and pins Jericho for the three count.
Winner and STILL WWE Champion: CM Punk
Punk leaps out into the crowd to celebrate with the fans and his title.
We get a recap of the Extreme Rules Pre-Show where Santino Marella retained his title against the Miz in a pre-show matchup.
Beth Phoenix is backstage saying that if she has to hobble to the ring, she’ll go out to get her title back. Eve walks in and says Beth isn’t medically cleared. Brie says her and Nikki get to go home. Eve says they promised the people a Diva’s match, and Nikki’s opponent will be a surprise. Eve says not to worry, that it’s no Karma.
WWE Divas Championship Match
– Nikki Bella © w/Brie Bella vs. Layla
Nikki Bella is the first woman to make her way out to the ring, and of course she’s got her sister Brie in tow. Brie grabs a mic for her sister. She says finally the title is back with the Bella’s because they deserve it. Nikki says she’ll be the longest running Diva’s Champion in history. They say the title wont be going anywhere. Layla’s music hits, and she makes her return to action.
The bell rings and we get a lock up with Layla sending Nikki to the mat.
Layla rolls Nikki up, but she’s thrown into the corner and tossed to the mat by Brie while the ref is distacted. Nikki hits a kneeDT for a two count. She continues to focus on the knee. Layla rolls up Nikki for two, but Nikki hits a low dropkick to Layla’s knee. Layla continues to fight taking Nikki out with a crossbody, then sending Brie from the apron. Nikki slams Layla down to the mat, but she ends up rolled up again.
Layla hits a big kick, and the Bella’s use the opportunity to switch. Layla hits a neck breaker, and pins Brie, getting the three count.
Winner and NEW WWE Diva’s Champion: Layla
Johnny Ace is shown walking backstage. Matt Striker asks if he can find out what he and Triple H were talking about earlier. Ace says that everyone will find out tomorrow night on Raw, and they should focus on Brock Lesnar taking on John Cena.