Last Man Standing Match for the WWE Championship
- John Cena (c) vs. Ryback
We get a video package that recaps Ryback’s recent obsession with breaking down John Cena.
Ryback is the first man to make his way out to the ring for this match, and he doesn’t really get much of a reaction from the fans in attendance.
Cena is out next, and he gets a mostly positive reaction from the fans on his way down.
The bell rings and Ryback stares a hole through Cena. We get a lock up and Ryback clamps on a headlock. Cena fights it off and eats a shoulderblock. Another lock up, and Cena clamps on a headlock, only to be pushed away and hit with another shoulderblock from Ryback. Lots and lots of ‘Goldberg’ chants. Ryback puts Cena in a headlock, gets pushed off and Cena comes up with a shoulderblock. Cane slams Ryback face first into the turnbuckle before hitting a bulldog. Ryback pops up and puts Cena right back down to the mat.
Cena backs Ryback into the corner with a series of rights, then catches him with a big boot. Cena leaps off the middle rope, but Ryback catches him and drops him down to the mat with a big slam. Ryback catches Cena with a couple of big rights before hitting him with a suplex. Cena gets back to his feet and Ryback quickly grabs him and presses him over his head before simply dropping him down to the mat.
Ryback doesn’t let the ref count as he grabs Cena and slams him down to the mat with a huge powerslam. The ref begins the count and gets up to 8 before Cena makes it to his feet. Ryback charges, but Cena catches him with a low bridge and Ryback falls to the outside. Cena heads under the ring and grabs a table, sliding it into the ring. Cena shoulders Ryback, but Ryback turns it around, shouldering Cena and dropping him into a backpack stunner. Ryback grabs the table and sets it up in the corner while the ref counts to 8.
Cena hits Ryback with a series of strikes, and a shoulder tackle, but a second tackle doesn’t go well as Ryback catches Cena. Ryback looks toward the table, and he hits a fall away slam, putting Cena through the table in the corner. Cena makes it back to his feet at 8. Cena avoids a splash in the corner and puts Ryback down with a belly to back suplex. Cena hits the five-knuckle shuffle and shoulders Ryback, but Ryback fights out and spears Cena.
Ryback tosses pieces of table out of the ring while Cena gets to his feet at an 8 count. Ryback tries for a powerbomb, but Cena slips through and hits a powerbomb of his own. Ryback makes it to his feet by 8, but he falls back to the mat. Ryback gets back up at 6. Cena tries for something, I can’t figure out what, but Ryback catches him and slams him down to the mat. Cena gets back to his feet, and Ryback immediately catches him with a huge clothesline.
Cena gets to his feet at 9 and ducks another clothesline, then locks in the STF on Ryback. Ryback doesn’t tap out, but he begins to fade and Cena rolls off of the challenger. The referee begins the count and Cena rolls out of the ring to grab another table from under the ring. Cena sets up the table and Ryback stands at 9. Ryback grabs Cena around the throat and throws him down to the mat. Ryback tries for shell shock, but Cena drops out of it and hits the AA through the table.
Cena makes it to his feet at 7, and Ryback stands at 9. Cena heads up to the top rope, but he’s stopped by Ryback. Ryback shoulders Cena and drops him to the mat with shell shock. Cena makes it up to his feet at 9, and Ryback immediately drops him with a punch to the back of the head. Ryback pulls Cena’s leg out around the ring post and grabs a chair. Cena kicks the chair into Ryback and heads to the outside, spearing Ryback through the barricade into the timekeeper’s area.
Both men get to their feet at 7. They begin fighting in the crowd, up near the production area. Ryback grabs part of the arena advertisements and uses it to smash Cena across the face. Cena gets up at 9 and locks Ryback in a sleeper hold. Ryback walks around with Cena on his back, but eventually begins fading and falls to a knee. Cena breaks the hold as soon as Ryback hits the floor. Ryback gets back to his feet at 8 and Cena hits him with a quick right hand. Ryback sprawls out on a table, and Cena heads up a level in the stands. Cena hits a cross body, putting himself and Ryback through the table.
Both men make it up to their feet, and Cena grabs a fire extinguisher, using it to blast Ryback in the face. Ryback runs from Cena, but Cena stalks him, hitting him with repeated blasts before hitting a continuous spray. Cena waits for Ryback to stand and uses the fire extinguisher to hit him in the head. Ryback stays on his feet, so Cena does it again.
Ryback still gets back to his feet, so Cena shoulders him. Ryback falls to his feet, and picks up Cena, sending him crashing through part of the set. It sparks and the ref loses sight of both men.
Both men are shown laid out backstage and refs are calling for paramedics. Neither Cena nor Ryback are moving, so it looks like this one is going to end up thrown out. The crowd sees this and beings booing immediately. Ryback gets to his feet and walks off while Cena is put into a neck brace and placed on a stretcher. Just to give this feud an excuse to continue for another month. Cena is loaded onto a backboard, then a stretcher while Teddy Long cries that they need to get Cena to a hospital. They show doctors checking out Cena before he’s wheeled away.
After a couple of replays of the event I think it’s safe to call this one.
After a brief update to let us know that Cena and Ryback are being checked out by officials, the cage begins to lower for the final match of the evening. We get a video package of the events between these two men since WrestleMania that led into this match.