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. 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.
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 Match
Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk (c)
We get a video package highlighting the events between these two men that have led to this match.
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. Anyway, here we go!
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. 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.
Jericho 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... (Continues on next page)