the pedigree on Lesnar, but he only gets a two count.
Hunter heads to the outside and under the ring to grab the sledge hammer. Hunter heads back into the ring and tries for a hammer shot, but Lesnar catches him and hits the F5, but Hunter kicks out of a pin attempt. Hunter rolls out to the floot. Lesnar follows him and grabs a chair, blasting him with a shot to the back. Lesnar screams that he'll play with chairs too. He picks Hunter up and whips him into the ring steps chest first.
Lesnar tosses the steps aside and dismantles them, picking up the top half and using them as a battering ram against Hunter's head. Lesnar holds the steps high and tosses them into the ring over the top rope. Lesnar sets the ring steps up before heading back out to the floor. Lesnar brings Hunter back into the ring and climbs in after him, picking the stairs up again. Lesnar uses them to ram into Hunter's shoulder, pinning him for another two count.
Lesnar tells Hunter it's over now, and Hunter slaps Lesnar across the face. Hunter hits Lesnar with a couple of rights and tries for the pedigree, but Lesnar counters into the kimura. Hunter grabs the ropes, but there's no breaks in this match. Hunter backs Lesnar into the corner, but Lesnar won't break. Hunter backs Lesnar into the corner and breaks the hold, but it's back on immediately. Lesnar hits a couple of knees to the gut before sitting on the top turnbuckle and locking in the kimura again. Hunter lifts up Lesnar out of the corner and slams him down to the mat, forcing him to break the hold.
Lesnar charges Hunter in the corner, but misses and crashes shoulder first into the ring post. Hunter kicks Lesnar in the crotch, then drags him by the arm and wraps it around the ring post. Hunter grabs a chair and brings it over, wrapping Lesnar's arm around the post and hitting it with the chair. Hunter heads into the ring and brings the chair down on Lesnar's arm on top of the ring steps. Hunter locks in a kimura of his own, taking Brock down to the mat. Lesnar teases tapping out, then screams at Heyman to help. Heyman grabs a chair, but he's stopped with sweet chin music from Michaels. Hunter keeps the hold on and Lesnar still won't quit. Lesnar stands with Triple H still holding on. Lesnar walks over to the stairs and falls down with Hunter on top of the stairs.
Hunter clamps the hold back on and Lesnar slams him down on the steps once more. Hunter puts Brock in the hold a third time and Brock continues to think about tapping. He stands up and drives Hunter down into the ring steps, but Hunter DDT's him on the steps in the process. Hunter reaches over to grab his sledge hammer. He stands up and charges, hitting Lesnar in the head. Hunter tosses the hammer aside and poses for the crowd. Hunter picks Lesnar up and hits a pedigree on the ring steps. Hunter covers Lesnar and gets the three count.
Winner: Triple H
After the match Hunter and Michaels embrace as they celebrate the fact that the career of Triple H will continue. Hunter stands tall over Lesnar and gives the fans a crotch chop for old time's sake.
- We get a video package of some of the highlights of the Hall of Fame induction ceremony from last night, with some pretty neat moments.
- The WWE Hall of Fame class of 2013 are introduced, and everyone gets a warm reception from the fans in attendance. Well everyone except for Donald Trump who gets resounding boos.
- Justin Roberts has the stated attendance at 80,676, saying that this sets a record at MetLife Stadium. This leads to a barrage of fireworks going off all around.
WWE Championship Match
The Rock (c) vs. John Cena
John Cena's music hits, and Cena is getting a TON of heat from this crowd who is booing him not only out of the building, but maybe out of the entire state.
The Rock is out next, and the WWE Champion gets a huge pop from the crowd. If there was a roof on this stadium, it would have been blown off.
After formal ring introductions for both men from Justin Roberts, we're ready to begin the main event of the evening.
The bell rings and Cena and Rock circle each other for a bit before Cena tries to work over Rock's arm. Cena puts on a headlock, then hits a shoulder tackle to knock Rock to the mat. We get a lock up and Rock clamps on a headlock. Cena fights out and Rock hits a shoulder tackle of his own. Another headlock from Rock and he grinds Cena down to one knee. Cena fights out of the hold and tries for a hip toss, but eats a hip toss from Rock instead. Cena rolls to the outside for a breather.
Cena heads back into the ring and after a bit of posturing and trash talk from Rock, Cena catches Rock with a right hand, then a series of punches in the corner. Cena sends Rock into the opposite corner hard, then waits for him to stand before hitting him with a couple of big rights. Cena sends Rock across the ring, then eats a big clothesline. Rock hits Cena with a couple of rights, then kicks away at him before sending him across the ring, crashing into the turnbuckles. Rock kicks Cena in the chest and sends him flying. Rock heads to the outside and hits Cena with a forearm smash to the chest.
Back in the ring, Cena hits a big clothesline for two before trapping Rock in a rear chin lock. Rock fights up to his feet, but Cena puts him back down to the mat with more leverage on the hold. Rock stands up to his feet and he powers out of the hold, but Cena hits him with a knee to the gut and a belly to belly suplex that's good for a two count. Cena goes back to the well with another rear chin lock. Rock fights back up to his feet and hits Cena with a couple of big right hands, then locks in a sleeper hold out of nowhere.
Rock brings Cena down to a seated position, but Cena fights up pretty quickly, breaking the hold with a big belly to back suplex. Cena gets another near fall off the suplex before standing up and stomping away at Rock. Cena kicks Rock square in the back... (Continues on next page)