We get a video package that highlights the rivalry between Punk and Bryan, and the insertion of Kane into the feud that led up to this triple threat match.
Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship
- CM Punk (c) vs. Kane vs. Daniel Bryan
Kane is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and the crowd doesn’t seem to give him much of a reaction at all.
Daniel Bryan makes his way out to the ring next, and he gets a pretty thunderous reaction from the crowd, and there are a ton of ‘Yes!’ signs in the audience.
The champion, CM Punk, is the last man to make his way out for the match, he too gets a great reception from the crowd.
After formal ring introductions, we’re finally ready to begin this match.
The bell rings and Kane attacks Punk. Bryan attacks Kane, but he’s thrown off. Bryan comes back and lays into Kane with kicks. Kane grabs Bryan by the throat, then grabs Punk. Punk and Bryan fight Kane off, then trade turns kicking the giant in the chest and back before hitting a double dropkick. Both men go for the cover, but they’re pulled off by one another. Bryan blasts Punk with a chop, Punk responds. They trade forearms and Punk gets the upper hand. Punk back drops Bryan to the floor. Punk hits the ropes, but runs into a clothesline from Kane.
Kane stomps at Punk, but Bryan comes in and launches Kane from the ring with a big knee to the back. Bryan launches himself from the ring to take out Kane. Punk heads to the top rope and leap to the outside to take out both of his opponents. Punk takes Bryan back into the ring for a near fall. Punk slams Bryan across his knee with a backbreaker before locking in a rear chin lock. Bryan is able to fight up to his feet, and Punk is pulled to the outside by Kane and shoved into the barricade.
Bryan catches Kane with a baseball slide, but when he leaps from the apron, it’s right into a chop to the throat. Kane turns back to Punk and slams him into the ring post back first before sending him back into the ring, grabbing an arm and a leg, and stretching him against the ring post before simply kicking him in the face.
Kane goes for the cover, but Punk kicks out at two. Kane sends Punk into the corner hard, then pulls him to his feet and beats on him with repeated rights. Kane hits a snap mare and a low dropkick, pinning Punk for another two count. Kane locks in a body scissors, trying to wear the champion down. Punk elbows his way out of the hold, but Kane is there with a shot to the gut. Kane sends Punk into the corner, but runs into a big boot. Bryan hits Punk with a running dropkick in the corner, but he runs into a big sideslam from Kane for two. Bryan backflips over Kane in the corner and hits a huge running clothesline, the drop toe holds Kane into the corner before kicking Kane square in the face.
Punk and Bryan square off, and Bryan is able to take Punk to the mat, hitting him with knees to the face before picking him up and whipping him over with a big suplex. Bryan heads to the top rope, but he’s stopped by Punk. Punk lays in with big forearms before going up after Bryan. Kane pulls Punk off and goes up after Bryan, slapping him hard. Punk pulls Kane off, then Kane pulls Punk off. Kane tries for a superplex, but then Punk pulls him down and the two fight between themselves. Bryan hits a double shotgun missile dropkick, taking out both men.
Bryan trades off between kicking Punk and Kane in the chest. Bryan hits a huge kick to the side of Kane’s head, but misses with Punk and ends up rolled up for two. Punk and Bryan wrestle for an advantage, and Punk hits a high knee in the corner to both Bryan and Kane. He clotheslines Bryan. Punk hits Bryan with a quick powerslam, then drags Bryan to the corner. Punk goes up, but Bryan stops him. Kane comes in from behind and gets Bryan on his shoulders. Punk hits Bryan with a big shoulderblock in a doomsday device like move. Punk sends Kane over the top and pins Bryan, but he only gets two.
Punk slams Bryan to the mat and heads to the top, hitting a beautiful flying elbow drop. Punk goes for the pin but only gets a two count. Punk calls for the G2S. Punk shoulders Bryan, but Kane is in with a big boot. Kane pins Punk for two. Kane pulls Punk to his feet and runs him into the corner, hitting him with big forearms. Kane whips Punk across the ring and hits a big clothesline. Kane misses another clothesline, a backdrops Punk to the apron, only to eat a big kick. Punk goes for another flying elbow drop, but Kane moves. Bryan goes to the top and leaps off with a flying head butt to Punk, but he’s only able to get two. Bryan low bridges Kane, sending him to the apron. Bryan charges Kane and launches himself into the monster, sending him crashing out to the barricade and floor.
Punk rolls up Bryan for two. Bryan comes right back with a big kick to the side of the head and locks in the yes lock. Punk reverses with a roll up. Punk hits the G2S. Kane pulls Bryan to the floor. Kane heads up to the top rope and launches off with a clothesline to take out Punk. Kane grabs Punk around the throat, but Punk counters with a DDT. Kane kicks out of a pin attempt. Punk heads up to the top and hits a flying elbow drop to Kane, but the big red monster kicks out at two.
Punk tries to shoulder Kane, but can’t. Punk runs right into a big boot, then eats a choke slam. Kane pins Punk, but Punk kicks out at two. Kane freaks out, chasing the ref around and screaming that it was two. Kane goes for the tombstone. Punk fights out. AJ is on the apron out of nowhere and Punk shoves Kane into her, knocking her to the floor. Punk shoulders Kane and hits the G2S, putting the monster down for the three count.
Winner and STILL WWE Champion: CM Punk
Following the match, Kane stands over AJ checking on her. He picks her up and carries her to the back. AJ looks over Kane’s shoulder, smiling and staring at Punk celebrating in the ring.
- Ryback vs. Dan Delany & Rob Grymes
Two jobbers are standing in the ring. They say they’re going to win tonight and walk across the parking lot to Met Life Stadium to be at WrestleMania. They sing some horrible song about WrestleMania, but they’re interrupted by Ryback, who makes his way out to a small pop.
The bell rings and Ryback back drops one jobber before clotheslining the other.
He picks up the one he backdropped, and press slams him, driving him to the mat. He turns to the other one and picks him up, slamming him to the mat. The crowd is chanting ‘Goldberg’. Ryback goes to the middle rope and jumps off with a big splash.
He picks up one jobber, then the other, shouldering them and marching around the ring before putting them down with a big Samoan drop.
The cage begins to lower down to the ring, and Cole hypes the match before sending it over to a video package that shows what led into this match, specifically what happened this past Monday when Vince McMahon tried to give Johnny Ace a job review, and he was punched out by the Big Show.