break the hold. Rock is able to come up with a DDT out of nowhere and both men are slow to get to their feet. Rock tries for the Rock bottom again, but Punk reverses into a crucifix pin. Rock rolls through and Punk finds himself trapped in the sharpshooter. Punk looks desperate, but he's able to make it to the ropes to force Rock to break the hold. Punk rolls to the outside, falling to the floor. Rock follows, picking Punk up and hitting a nasty short arm clothesline.
Rock dismantles the announcer's table again. Punk crawls toward the ring, but he's stopped by Rock, who puts him on top of the announcer's table. Rock catches Punk with a couple of right hands before being caught with a kick to the temple from Punk. Punk pulls Rock up on the table and calls for the G2S, but Rock fights it off. Rock tries for the Rock bottom, but the table gives out and both men fall to the floor.
Rock is able to break the count on the floor, and when he heads to the outside, he catches Punk, and puts him down on the floor with a big Rock bottom. Rock brings things back into the ring and goes for the cover, but he's only able to get two. Both men are slow to get to their feet and when they do, Punk kicks Rock in the side of the head and lays him out. Punk falls down to the mat as well, and again both men are slow to get to their feet.
Punk and Rock trade punches in the middle of the ring, with Rock getting the advantage. Rock hits a big flying clothesline before putting Punk down with a spinebuster. Rock rips off his elbow pad and tosses it out to the crowd. Rock goes for the People's elbow, but the lights go out right as he's about to hit it.
Cole is saying it's the Shield, and they triple powerbombed Rock through the table. The lights come back on and Rock is laid out on the remains of the announcer's table. Punk heads to the outside and asks the announcer's if they saw anything. Punk pulls Rock to his feet and brings him back into the ring. Punk rolls over into the cover and gets the three count!
Winner and STILL WWE Champion: CM Punk
Punk holds the title high and kicks the Rock from the ring. Punk's music fades as he celebrates, and he's interrupted by the music of Vince McMahon. Vince comes out and doesn't look too happy. He says Punk's celebration is over. He said if the Shield got involved, he'd strip Punk of the title. Technically they couldn't see them, but it's his duty as chairman of the board to officially, but Vince is interrupted by the Rock. Rock says we're not ending this night like that. He says Vince doesn't take it from him, he will. Restart the match now.
The bell rings and Punk goes right to the corner to stomp away at Rock. Punk is furious. Punk hits Rock with the running knee in the corner, then a clothesline. Punk heads to the top rope and hits the Macho Man style elbow, but it's only enough for a two count. Punk calls for the Go to sleep, shouldering the Rock. Rock fights out of it and hits a spinebuster, popping up and hitting the People's elbow. Rock pins Punk and gets the three count.
Winner and NEW WWE Champion: The Rock