Vickie laughs as she stands over AJ before dropping the mic and heading off to the back.
Josh Matthews is backstage with Paul Heyman. Heyman is mad when Matthews talks about Punk's tricks. Heyman says no one gives Punk the credit he deserves. Punk is the 8th longest reigning champion of all time. While Cena is busy chasing AJ, Cena has lost to Punk more times than Heyman can count. While Ryback has been bringing us back to the caveman era, Punk made history by beating Ryback. Punk is prepared to survive and thrive in the triple threat tonight because Punk is hands down the best of the three. Punk is not only the reigning World Champion, but he's the best in the world.
- We get a video recap of Big Show and Sheamus over the last few weeks.
World Heavyweight Championship Match
Big Show (c) vs. Sheamus
Sheamus is the first man to make his way out to the ring, and he gets a nice reaction from the crowd, but they still seem pretty quiet overall.
Big Show is out next, and the champion doesn't get any reaction of any kind at all as far as I can tell.
The bell rings and Sheamus attacks right away, sticking and moving. Show catches Sheamus with a right to the side of the face, then hits him with a series of clubbing blows. Sheamus tries to continue to fight back, but Show puts him down with a head butt and a short arm clothesline. Show hits Sheamus with a chop to the chest in the corner, then a punch to the gut, and another chop to the chest. Show sends Sheamus across the ring and hits a big back splash, but Sheamus hits Show with a chop block to the knee that sends Show into the ropes. Sheamus traps Show's arms in the ropes and hits him with a series of rights to the face before hitting him with a bunch of clubbing blows across the chest.
Show heads to the outside and Sheamus leaps from the apron to wipe out Show. Sheamus brings things back into the ring and he heads to the top rope, but he leaps off the top rope right into a huge spear from Show. Both men roll to the outside, but Sheamus looks worse for wear.
Show sends Sheamus crashing into the ring steps before sending him back into the ring. Show picks Sheamus up only to slam him back down to the mat. Show stalks Sheamus, shrugging off a punch and hitting him with a head butt. Show knees Sheamus in the face to knock him away. Show picks Sheamus up and drives his elbow down into Sheamus' arm. Show sends Sheamus crashing into the turnbuckle shoulder first before stomping away at the Irishman's shoulder. Show hits Sheamus with a couple more clubbing blows before laying him out with another head butt, and walking over the challenger.
Show chokes Sheamus against the middle rope, breaking before five. Sheamus rolls to the apron, driving his shoulder into Show's midsection and leaping back into the ring with a shoulder block, but Show is able to catch Sheamus with a big kick and follows up with an elbow drop that's good for a two count. Show clamps on a nerve hold and Sheamus screams in pain.
Sheamus is able to fight his way out of the hold, only to run right into a big side slam for another near fall. Show puts his foot on the side of Sheamus' head and puts the pressure on, breaking before the ref's five count. Sheamus gets to his feet and continues to try and fight, but Show puts him back down to the mat with another set of clubbing blows. Show sends Sheamus into the corner, but runs into Sheamus' boots. Sheamus jumps on Show's back and locks on a sleeper hold. Show backs into the corner, but Sheamus holds on. Show shrugs Sheamus off, but the damage is done. Sheamus hits Show with a series of rights, backing him up, but Show throws Sheamus shoulder first into the ring post.
Show puts Sheamus down with a huge elbow drop that's good for another two count. Show climbs up to the second rope, and Sheamus stops him, catching Show on his shoulders, and putting him down to the mat with an electric chair drop in an impressive display. Sheamus is able to get a two count out of it.
Both men get to their knees and trade blows. Sheamus backs Show up into the corner before hitting a running high knee, and a leaping forearm. Show is in trouble as he's put down with another running forearm. Show tries for the brogue kick, but it's blocked. Sheamus avoids the chokeslam, and he puts Show down with white noise. Sheamus goes for the pin, but Show kicks out at two.
Both men are slow to get to their feet. Sheamus poses for the crowd and gets himself psyched up. Sheamus goes for the brogue kick, and Show pulls the ref in front of him, causing Sheamus to take out the referee.
Sheamus looks on in concern at the official. Show stands up and waits for Sheamus to turn, hitting him with the KO punch. A ref in the ring standing by counts three and awards the match to Big Show.
Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Big Show
Following the match, the same official heads over to the announcer and tells him that Show has been DQ'ed.
Winner: Sheamus, Big Show retains the title
Show argues with the ref, and this allows Sheamus to recover. Sheamus grabs a chair and attacks Show, using it to blast Show repeatedly. Show writhes in pain on the arena floor as Sheamus winds up and hits Show in the knees. Show begs off, asking Sheamus to stop. Sheamus tells Show to beg. Sheamus tosses aside the chair, but he lays out Show with a brogue kick.
Team Ziggler vs. Team Foley
Ricardo Rodriguez is out to announce Alberto Del Rio who makes his way out into the arena in a Rolls Royce. Del Rio doesn't get much of a reaction out of the crowd. I'm sensing a theme for the night.
Damien Sandow is out next for his team, also getting no reaction. Cole goes over Cody Rhodes' injury while... (Continues on next page)