rights to the face before getting up and grabbing one of the kendo sticks. Axel whacks Punk across the back, then puts the stick in Punk's face and brings it down over Punk's shoulder. Axel pins Punk for a two and Heyman screams that he believes in Axel. Axel goes under the ring for a chair and he brings it into the ring, but Punk catches him with a couple of kicks, a Mongolian chop and a big forearm before Punk grabs the chair. Axel hits a big dropkick that gets him another two.
Axel wedges the chair into the corner, and Punk tries to whip him in. Axel avoids it and hits Punk with a clothesline to the back of the head but it's still not enough to keep Punk down for three. Axel goes back under the ring and pulls out a table, the crowd goes nuts. Axel slides the table into the ring and props it up in the corner. Heyman tells Axel to drive Punk through the table. Axel tries to suplex Punk but Punk fights it off and tries to reverse it. Axel finally suplexes Punk away from the table for another two count.
Axel goes to the middle rope and drops an elbow to Punk's face for another two count before putting Punk in a rear chin lock. Punk fades and falls to the mat and Axel stomps on his face, then heads to the middle rope for another elbow. Punk rolls out of the way, and sends Axel into the steel chair wedged into the corner. Axel falls to the floor.
Punk catches Axel with a kick, then a double forearm, and a swinging neckbreaker. Punk hits Axel with the running knee in the corner followed by a clothesline. Punk heads to the top rope and points to the sky. Axel rolls to the outside. Punk drops to the mat and dives to the outside. Axel hits Punk with a glancing blow to the back of the head on his way out. Axel brings things back into the ring and gets a two count. Both men get to their feet and Axel hits a swinging neckbreaker for two. Axel pounds away at the back of Punk's head, grinding his forearm against the back of Punk's head.
Axel grabs the kendo stick and blasts Punk with a nasty series of shots to the back, but Punk refuses to stay down for three. Axel tries for the swinging DDT, but Punk counters. Punk tries for the GTS, but Axel drops down. Punk grabs a stick and blast Axel in the gut. Punk hits the GTS and locks on the anaconda vice. Axel taps out.
Curtis Axel has been eliminated
Heyman looks shocked and he immediately begins running away, up the entrance ramp, through the crowd and back by the announcers into the ring where he's caught by Punk. Punk rips at Heyman's face before grabbing a kendo stick. Punk listens to Heyman begging, and lets Heyman hug him with a big smile on his face before he shoves him off and blasts him with the kendo stick. Punk hits Heyman repeatedly and Heyman screams in pain.
Punk reaches in his boots and pulls out a pair of handcuffs. Heyman looks like he's seen a ghost and he begs off while Punk traps Heyman in the cuffs and screams that Heyman did it to himself. Heyman says that he's tapping. He slaps his foot against the mat. Punk grabs the kendo stick and blasts Heyman's ankles, then his chest. Punk hits Heyman in the stomach, yells at Heyman to remember that he did this to him, and he hits him with a sick series of shots to the gut. Heyman continues to try to tap with his foot. Punk tells Heyman he broke his heart, and he'll break his face. Ryback is in from out of nowhere, and he spears Punk through the table propped in the corner.
Ryback tosses Heyman on top of Punk, and the ref counts to three.
Winner: Paul Heyman
Following the match, Ryback shoulders Heyman and carries him off to the back. Doctors are in to check on Punk who had a pretty nasty cut on his back from being driven through that table. Punk shoves away some of the refs checking on him and looks extremely upset. Punk walks to the back and tells the doctors to stay away from him.
- Josh Matthews is standing alongside Alex Riley, Booker T, and Santino. Matthews asks what the most shocking thing that's happened tonight has been. Riley says it's Booker winning the vote for greatest World Champion. Booker says that he's surprised that three Champions have retained their titles tonight. Santino says he's impresed by Kofi Kingston. Booker says Kingston couldn't deliver though, and become the Intercontinental Champion. They're interrupted by The Shield's music, and it's time for the United States Championship match.
United States Championship Match
Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
The bell rings and Ziggler takes Ambrose down to the mat for a quick one count. Ambrose avoids Ziggler as much as possible, staying close to the ropes. Ambrose works Ziggler down to the mat, working on his arm and floating into a hammerlock. Ambrose transitions into a head lock, and hits Ziggler with a big shoulder block when he's thrown off. Ambrose tries to play mind games with Ziggler and ends up dropkicked. Ziggler hits a snap mare and drops a series of ten big elbows for a one count. Ziggler clotheslines Ambrose over the top rope, tumbling to the outside himself. Ziggler slams Ambrose's head on the apron and brings things back into the ring, pounding on Ambrose in the corner. Ambrose turns things around and slams Ziggler face first into the turnbuckle. Ziggler and Ambrose continue to trade chops and rights until Ambrose hits a big Alabama type slam to Ziggler to stop his momentum.
Ambrose shoves Ziggler's face into the canvas and traps him in another rear chin lock. Ziggler fights to his feet and Ambrose brings things right back down to the mat. Ziggler sits up, but refuses to quit, even when Ambrose turns it into a straight jacket style chin lock. Ziggler fights to his feet and out of the hold, rolling Ambrose up for a two count. This leads to a series of roll ups for both men. Ziggler counters out of a suplex and hits Ambrose with an elbow. Ziggler goes to the top but he's stopped by Ambrose. Ambrose rakes at Ziggler's back before... (Continues on next page)