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WWE Extreme Rules Results
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Allstate Arena in Chicago, Illinois
Report by Sean Hopkins of

We open with a video package that highlights the match between John Cena and the returning Brock Lesnar, as well as a focus on the Extreme theme of tonight's show.

The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the PPV. He calls tonight the one night of the year that the entire roster goes Extreme.

Falls Count Anywhere Match
- Kane vs. Randy Orton

The entrances:

Kane's pyro hits, and the big red monster makes his way out to the ring for the first match of the evening. We get a recap of Kane's attack on Cowboy Bob Orton, and later Randy himself. We also get a recap of Orton taking Paul Bearer hostage and stuffing him in a fridge. Randy Orton is out to the ring next, and the Viper gets a big pop from this Chicago crowd.

The start:

The bell rings and Kane takes Orton into the corner right away. Orton fights back, hitting Kane with a big boot, then sitting on the top turnbuckle and hitting a couple of clubbing blows to Kane's chest.

Mid-match notes:

Kane responds with a chop to Orton's throat that sends him falling to the outside. Kane goes for a pin, but only gets two. Kane sends Orton into the ring, then heads under the ring to grab a lead pipe before heading in after Orton. Orton catches Kane with a couple of kicks, picks up the pipe, and blasts Kane in the stomach and back. Orton sends Kane over the top rope to the outside with a shot to the head from the pipe. Orton follows and Kane gets in a couple of shots. Both men brawl out into the crowd.

Orton and Kane trade blows. Orton slams Kane's head into a barricade, and Kane responds in kind. The two men trade rights, kicks, and throw each other into the barricade repeatedly. Orton gets in a couple of right hands, seating Kane down. Orton backs up and charges in with a knee to Kane's face. Orton goes for a cover and gets two. Orton picks Kane up and immediately kicks him in the chest. Kane comes right back and slams Orton on the concrete, it's good for another near fall.

Kane hits a running low dropkick to Orton, good for another two count. Orton and Kane fight back through the crowd toward the ringside area. They take a turn as Orton begins to head up the stairs of the arena. The two men trade right hands, and Orton makes Kane retreat down the stairs. Orton continues to give chase, slamming Kane's head into the barricade and connecting with a couple more rights. Kane tries to shoulder Orton, but Orton fights out and connects with a nice dropkick.

Orton goes for a pin, but only gets two. Orton tries for the RKO, but Kane pushes him away and connects with a big boot for another near fall. Kane picks Orton up and head butts him. The two men fight back toward the backstage area. Kane slams Orton's head into some equipment boxes in the back. He chops Orton in the throat as the two fight back in a weird hallway. Orton slams Kane through a set of double doors, into a room where wrestlers are watching the show. Orton beats on Kane against the wall. Zack Ryder attacks Kane from behind, but Kane is unfazed. Orton connects with his signature back breaker for another two count.

Kane slams Orton into a set of pipes against the wall before sending him headfirst into another wall and taking out the cameraman in the process. Kane tosses an equipment box at Orton's face, and it's good for another two count. Orton heads back out into the arena, and Kane follows, throwing rights the whole way. Orton fights back, connecting with rights of his own before slamming Kane's head into the barricade and ring steps. Orton rolls Kane back into the ring and beats on him in the corner.

Orton hits a big clothesline, but Kane pops up. Orton comes right back with a big snap powerslam. Orton heads to the outside and goes under the ring, grabbing a steel chair. Orton blasts Kane in the stomach, then across the back. Orton whacks Kane across the back again, then another six or so times before tossing the chair down to the mat. Kane rolls to the outside, but Orton follows, slamming Kane's head into the announce table. Orton uppercuts Kane and begins dismantling the announce table.

Kane grabs Orton around the throat, but Orton fights it off and drapes Kane across the table. Orton hits the suspension DDT, driving Kane's face into the floor. Orton goes for the floor, but Kane refuses to stay down for a three count.

Both men are slow to get to their feet. Orton tries for the RKO, but Kane shoves Orton into the ring post. Kane goes for the pin, but he's only able to get a two count. Kane tosses Orton into the ring and heads up to the top turnbuckle. Orton stops Kane, crotching him on the top rope. Orton catches Kane with a right, then superplexes him off the top rope, but Kane still wont stay down for a three count.

The finish:

Orton tries for the RKO again, but Kane pushes Orton into the ropes and hits the chokeslam. Kane goes for the pin, but Orton kicks out at two. Kane is frustrated, and he grabs the chair, laying it down in the middle of the ring. Kane pulls his thumb across his throat and wait for Orton to get to his feet. Kane goes for the tombstone, but Orton fights out and hits the RKO on the steel chair. Orton pins Kane, and gets the three count.

Winner: Randy Orton

Johnny Ace is backstage with Eve. Johnny talks about how it's his first PPV as GM of Raw and Smackdown. Eve calls in Teddy Long, who comes in with a cart and a bucket with a couple of bottle of champagne. They rub in Teddy's face that he's no longer GM before toasting to change and People Power. Ace's cell phone rings and it's Triple H. He says he can talk, and goes to a more private place.

Singles Match
- Brodus Clay w/Hornswoggle vs. Dolph Ziggler w/Vickie Guerrero & Jack Swagger

The entrances:

Brodus Clay makes his way out into the arena with his dancers, and Hornswoggle in tow. Swoggle leads everyone down to the ring as they dance the whole way. Apparently this is a match, as Brodus is in his gear, and Vickie Guerrero comes out to introduce Dolph Ziggler, who's accompanied to the ring by Vickie and Jack Swagger.

The start:

The bell rings and Clay and Ziggler circle each other before locking up. Clay slams Ziggler face first to the mat.

Mid-match notes:

Ziggler goes for the leg, but Clay grabs him by the face and tosses him aside. Ziggler signals over to Swagger, who distracts Clay, and allows Ziggler to dropkick Clay, sending him over the top to the outside. Ziggler distracts the ref, and Swagger shoulder blocks Clay, knocking him to the floor.

Brodus heads back into the ring, and he's taken down by a dropkick, rocker dropper combo. Ziggler goes for the pin, but Clay kicks out. Ziggler locks on a front face lock, but Clay fights up to his feet and out of the hold. Ziggler responds with a beautiful dropkick, but it's only good for a near fall. Ziggler hops on Clay's back and locks in the sleeper. Clay fights up to a knee, then up to his feet. Clay powers out of the sleeper, but Ziggler is right back on him, punching and kicking at Clay.

Ziggler tries for a suplex, but Clay tosses him off with a front suplex of his own. Clay hits a couple of clotheslines. Clay is distracted by Swagger, but he sends him from the apron, head butts Ziggler in the midsection and splashes him for the three count.

Winner: Brodus Clay

Swoggle, Clay, and the girls celebrate in the ring, by doing what else, dancing.

Tables Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
- Big Show © vs. Cody Rhodes

We get footage of the wheel being spun earlier to determine the stipulation of the match. It was determined to be a tables match. Cody Rhodes blames Teddy for the match, since he spun the wheel.

The entrances:

Big Show is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and the champion doesn't get much of a reaction from the crowd, but what he does get is positive. Cody Rhodes is out next, and he looks at some of the tables lining the entranceway on the way down.

The start:

The bell rings and Show attacks, taking Cody into the corner and beating him down. Show hits Cody with a nasty chop to the chest before back dropping him way up into the air. Cody drops out of the ring to the floor, and Show follows. Show hits Cody with another big chop to the chest.

Mid-match notes:

Show grabs a table and sets it up on the outside. Show shoulders Cody, but Rhodes fights out and hits a chop block. Show shoves Rhodes into the barricade, and hits him with another chop to the chest before picking him up and whipping him back toward the ringside area. Show rolls Rhodes into the ring and grabs a table, sliding it in and heading in afterwards. Show props the table up in the corner and turns around. Show tries to send Rhodes through the table, but Rhodes plants off of it and hits the disaster kick. Show responds by getting up and hitting a shoulder block that sends Rhodes to the outside.

Show heads out and whips Cody into the barricade before chopping his chest and sending him back into the ring. Cody bails out on the other side and grabs a table. Show follows and stops him, but Cody gets in a couple of shots, only to be laid out by Show. Show sends Rhodes back into the ring and grabs another table, bringing it into the ring before heading back in himself.

The finish:

Rhodes hits Show with a dropkick and Show drops down, putting his foot through a table. The ref calls for the bell and Show looks stunned.

Winner: and NEW WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rhodes

Show heads back into the ring and hits Rhodes with a spear while he's celebrating. Show sets up a table in the middle of the ring and grabs Cody around the throat. Show picks him up and hits a chokeslam, sending Rhodes through the table.

Show starts to head to the back, but he stops himself. Show picks up Rhodes and presses him over his head, tossing him over the ropes, to the outside, and through yet another table. Show heads out to the back, looking furious.

Rhodes is slow to recover, but he shrugs off help, and grabs his title, heading to the back under his own power.

Matt Striker is backstage with Daniel Bryan. Bryan says that teachers like Striker are why the American education system has fallen. Bryan says he gets more chicks than Sheamus. His beard is better. His stomach isn't weight down by corned beef. He's better in every way imaginable. Bryan says Sheamus is like the Chicago crowd. Overrated and unimaginative. Bryan says he'll become the two time World Heavyweight Champion tonight before heading off screaming 'Yes!' the whole way. As he walks off, AJ is shown looking on.

2-out-of-3 Falls Match for the World Heavyweight Championship
- Sheamus © vs. Daniel Bryan

We get a video package of the events, starting at WrestleMania, that have led up to this match.

The entrances:

Daniel Bryan is the first man out to the ring, and despite insulting the crowd just a couple of minutes ago, the crowd seems to be behind him, chanting 'Yes!' for him. Although there are some boos sprinkled in there. Sheamus is out next, and the Irishman gets a fair amount of boos from the crowd. Sheamus is out wearing a t-shirt that says '18 seconds'.

The start:

The bell rings, and the first fall begins. We get a lock up, and Sheamus locks in a head lock. Bryan fights it off, but falls to a shoulder block. Another lockup, and Sheamus takes Bryan down to the mat. Sheamus goes for a bicycle kick, but Bryan bails into the ropes, forcing Sheamus to back off. Bryan works over Sheamus' arm, taking him down to his knees, but Sheamus fights back, taking him down and burying his knee in Bryan's shoulder.

Mid-match notes:

Bryan goes behind Sheamus, but Sheamus turns it around. Sheamus hits another shoulder block. Sheamus shoulders Bryan and connects with a rolling senton for a near fall. Bryan goes for something, but Sheamus rolls through and locks in a Texas cloverleaf. Bryan makes it into the ropes to force a break. Sheamus pulls Bryan back into the ring, but ends up in a small package for two. Sheamus connects with a clothesline before slamming Bryan head first into the corner. Sheamus chokes Bryan with his boot before whipping him across the ring. Bryan back flips over Sheamus and connects with a nice clothesline.

Sheamus bails to the apron and Bryan kicks him to the outside. Bryan heads to the apron and leaps off but he's caught by Sheamus and slammed hard into the ringside barricade. Sheamus sends Bryan back into the ring and he goes to the top, but Bryan hits the ropes and crotches Sheamus. Bryan kicks away at Sheamus, stomping at his knee.

Bryan drops his knee into Sheamus' face a couple of times before locking in a hammerlock. Sheamus holds on to the hammerlock with his knee, and grabs Sheamus' other arm, stretching it back hard, and standing on it with his foot, pinning Sheamus for two. Bryan continues to work over the arm, but Sheamus fights up to his feet and out of the hold. Bryan catches Sheamus with a knee to the stomach, then a low dropkick for a one count.

Bryan stands on Sheamus' head before kicking at him. Bryan hits Sheamus with a European uppercut. Sheamus tries to come back, but he's rolled up by Bryan. Bryan hits another uppercut before choking Sheamus in the ropes. Bryan tells the ref he has until 5!

Bryan continues the arm work, grounding Sheamus and putting on another hammerlock. Sheamus fights back up to his feet and elbows his way out of the hold again, but Bryan kicks him and hits another uppercut. Bryan runs into a clothesline, then eats a spear in the corner, and a running knee lift. Bryan rolls out to the apron. Sheamus grabs his arms and hits a series of clubbing blows to Bryan's chest. Sheamus pulls Bryan back into the ring and hits a fall away slam for a two count.

Bryan fights out of a hold from Sheamus and catches his with a kick to the face and a roll up for two. Sheamus looks to be worn out. Bryan stomps away at Sheamus repeatedly, picking him up and sitting him on the top. Bryan tries for a hurricanrana, but Sheamus holds on and leaps out of the corner with a battering ram. Sheamus goes for the pin, but he only gets two.

Bryan rolls to the apron. Sheamus tries to suplex him back into the ring, but Bryan lands on his feet. Sheamus charges and Bryan low bridges him, sending him to the outside. Bryan goes to leap through the ropes, but he's caught with a big forearm. Sheamus goes for the razor's edge, but Bryan counters with a roll up for two. Bryan tries for the Yes! lock, but Sheamus fights it off. Bryan shoves Sheamus shoulder first into the ring post, and Sheamus falls to the outside. Bryan follows and slams Sheamus into the ringpost twice.

Bryan sends Sheamus back into the ring and wraps his arm around the ring post a couple of times. Bryan heads in after Sheamus and kicks at his shoulder repeatedly, screaming yes the whole time. Bryan ends up being DQ'ed by the ref.

Winner of the 1st fall: Sheamus

Bryan charges in with a big dropkick. Sheamus falls in the middle of the ring and Bryan locks in the Yes! lock. Bryan cranks back. Sheamus tries to reach the ropes, but he fades. Bryan continues to pull back hard. The referee calls for the bell as Sheamus is out.

Winner of the 2nd fall: Daniel Bryan

The ringside doctor comes in to check on Sheamus. Sheamus is unresponsive. Bryan is leading the crowd in dueling 'Yes!'/'No!' chants. Sheamus gets up to his knees.

Sheamus says that he wants to continue. It seems as though the doctors will allow him to continue. Bryan charges in, and Sheamus connects with the bicycle kick. Sheamus crawls over into a covers, but Bryan is able to kick out at two.

Both men are slow to get to their feet. Bryan uses the ropes to get to his feet. Bryan hits a sick kick and Sheamus returns with a blow to the gut. Bryan comes back with another kick, and a kick to the side of the head, but Sheamus wont stay down for three. Bryan heads up to the top rope, but he's stopped by Sheamus. Sheamus hits Bryan with a couple of forearms, then follows up after him. Sheamus tries for a superplex, but Bryan fights it off with head butts. Bryan goes for a flying head butt, but Sheamus moves.

The finish:

Bryan goes for a corner dropkick, but Sheamus moves. Sheamus connects with a Polish hammer, then another. Sheamus hits a urunage backbreaker. Sheamus hypes himself up, pounding on his chest, before hitting Bryan with another bicycle kick. Sheamus pins Bryan and gets the three count.

Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Sheamus

Handicap Match
- Aaron Relic & Jay Hatton vs. Ryback

Santino is shown watching a monitor backstage and the Great Khali comes in to join. Two jobbers are introduced. One of them grabs a mic and says that on Smackdown, a couple of guys have tried to make their name, but no Superstar stands a chance against these two. The other guy grabs the mic and says something about two being greater than one. He continues chanting this mantra until he's interrupted by Ryback's music.

The start:

Ryback heads straight into the ring. The bell rings and one of the jobbers gets onto the apron. The crowd is chanting 'Goldberg'.

Mid-match notes:

The jobber gets in a couple of kicks, and a forearm, but Ryback is unfazed as he kicks the kid to the mat and slams him down repeatedly. Ryback pulls the kid up to his shoulder and slams him to the mat. He drags the kid over to the corner, but his partner doesn't want to tag in. Ryback pulls him into the ring and hits a massive clothesline before planting him with a backpack stunner.

The finish:

Ryback picks up the first jobber and hits his crazy running suplex finisher before stacking the two jobbers on top of each other and pinning them both for three.

Winner: Ryback

CM Punk is backstage with Matt Striker. Punk soaks in the cheers from the Chicago crowd. Punk says tonight's not just any old title match, it's a Chicago street fight. He doesn't think Jericho knows what that means. Punk says on Raw he passed his field sobriety test with flying colors. Punk says he exorcises his genetic demons by stepping in the ring. Punk says tonight he gets to prove he's the best in the world in front of his family and all his friends in Chicago. He says tomorrow Jericho is going to wake up with a hangover because Punk is going to put him to sleep.

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.

The entrances:

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 start:

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.

Mid-match notes:

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.

The finish:

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

The entrances:

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 start:

The bell rings and we get a lock up with Layla sending Nikki to the mat.

Mid-match notes:

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.

The finish:

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.

Extreme Rules Match
- Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena

We get a video package featuring a lot of the footage we've seen over the past few weeks, hyping Lesnar as a monster, and showing what led up to this match.

The entrances:

Brock Lesnar is the first man to make his way out to the ring for the match. Lesnar gets a really nice reaction from the crowd. John Cena is out next, and he gets a mixed reaction, but there are a lot of boos from the Chicago fans. Cena is wearing a big chain around his neck.

The start:

The bell rings and Cena charges, but Lesnar takes Cena rights to the mat, hitting him with rights and elbows. Lesnar hits Cena with a huge clothesline. Cena's busted open on the side of his head.

Mid-match notes:

Cena grabs on with a front facelock, but Lesnar fights him off and hits him with a couple more rights. The doctor comes in to check on Cena and wipe off the blood as the referee keeps Lesnar at bay. Cena runs at Lesnar again, but Lesnar takes him down and rains down with punches again. Lesnar buries a knee in Cena's gut before kicking him to the outside.

Lesnar charges but Cena moves. Cena tries for the AA, but Lesnar fights it off and hits a couple of German suplexes. Lesnar goes for another, but Cena fights it off, and hits a shoulderblock that sends Lesnar into the ref. Lesnar responds with a big shoulderblock of his own. Lesnar punches Cena in the side of the head, wiping Cena's blood across his chest and licking it off his fingers.

Cena goes for the chain, but Lesnar stops him with a shot to the kidney and a couple of shoulders to the stomach. Lesnar locks in an arm bar, but there's no referee, so Lesnar throws Cena shoulder first into the ring post. Cena falls to the outside. Lesnar follows and again goes to work on the arm before tossing Cena into the barricade.

Lesnar throws Cena back into the ring, and on his way back in, he grabs Cena's chain. Lesnar wraps the chain around his fist, but then drops it. Lesnar stomps at Cena before hitting him with another knee to the ribs. Lesnar kicks at Cena's head before wrapping the chain around Cena's ankles.

Lesnar hits Cena with a huge clothesline before seating Cena on the top rope, and hanging him up in a sort of tree of woe on the outside with Cena's legs trapped on the ring post with the aid of the chain. Brock gets in a couple of good shots on Cena before simply dumping him to the outside. Brock check on the ref, and when he turns around Cena is on his feet attacking. Brock is quick to turn things around, whipping Cena into the ring steps.

Lesnar tosses the ref back into the ring, then heads in himself. Cena crawls into the ring, and Lesnar stomps on his arm and hand. Cena shoulders Lesnar and tries for the AA, but Lesnar fights out. Lesnar hits the F5, wiping out the ref again. Another ref comes down to count, but Cena kicks out. Lesnar attacks the ref out of frustration. Lesnar heads to the outside and grabs the bottom part of the steel steps, bringing them into the ring.

Lesnar sets up the steps in the middle of the ring and stands on them. Cena says that Lesnar can't see him. Lesnar locks in a kimura, torquing Cena's elbow. Cena refuses to quit, picking Lesnar up and slamming him down on the steel steps to break the hold. Cena heads up to the top rope and he leaps off with a leg drop, but Lesnar moves and Cena crashes to the mat, then rolls to the outside.

Lesnar waits for Cena to get back to the apron. Lesnar launches himself off the ring steps and both men crash to the floor. Lesnar grabs at his knee, but he shrugs it offlike it's nothing. Lesnar laughs and gets back into the ring. Cena has the chain, and he wraps it around his fist. Lesnar waits for Cena to get to his feet again and he launches himself off the steps again, but he's met with a chain wrapped right hand from Cena.

The finish:

Lesnar is busted open, and Cena is stalking him. Cena shoulders Lesnar and hits the AA, planting Lesnar on the steps. Cena pins Lesnar on the ring steps and gets the three count, and this one is over.

Winner: John Cena

Doctors are in to check on Cena immediately, and Lesnar has refused medical attention.

Cena stands on the ring steps and poses for the fans. Cena talks to the camera, letting his mom know he's fine because he's still in one piece. Cena calls for a mic, and sits on the steps. Cena says he's going to get sent home for speaking when not spoken to, but he's getting sent home anyway. Cena says he knows this is Punk's town, but above all else, it's a wrestling town. He says tonight people were supposed to see the Extreme. Cena's got no arm and is tasting blood, and he was happy to do it in Chicago. He says if he's got to take a vacation, so be it, he wants to thank the fans for one last ride. He says he listens to the fans and if he's going out, he wouldn't want to do it any other way.

The show ends with Cena heading to the back.

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