is. He has several announcements to make. His first is that tonight, The Big Show will indeed face Brodus Clay. Secondly, to ensure no interference between Cena and Show at No Way Out will take place in a Steel Cage. Lastly, since his victory over John Cena, he has become the most popular WWE Superstar in history. He is willing to prove it. He brings up WWE '13 and how it needs a bit of a change. There is an unveiling to be had, and we have the new cover of the game with Ace on it. He looks like a zombified John F. Kennedy. He clls the game bigger than Pac-Man.
CM Punk is here to stop the celebration. On the way to the ring, Punk places his gum on the seat of Laurinaitis' chair. The WWE Champion looks at the cover in the ring with a scrunched nose, then chuckles. Pac-Man, huh? Punk calls it a timely reference, but he does want to point out that neither Pac-Man nor Johnny have any testicles whatsoever. Punk tells Ace that he's not popular. Being on the cover of WWE '13 means a lot around here, so it probably comes as a big shock to Ace that the actual person that is on the cover of the game is a whole hell of a lot better looking than he is. A large banner with the cover comes hanging down, and it's CM Punk. It looks pretty bad ass.
Punk tells Ace, "Mine is a whole hell of a lot bigger than yours!" He points out that a WRESTLING video game with an actual WRESTLER on the cover, what a concept. He says that Ace's business is done here, he thinks, so please leave the ring. Punk says to wait, because he is sure Ace is going to put him in some bullshit match, but he's got Bryan up next, so skidaddle. Ace wishes him luck then leaves.
Punk sets up the Ace cover in the corner and stomps it as we go to break.
Match 3: CM Punk and Daniel Bryan
Punk nd Bryan lock up for a short second until Bryan works the arm then gets a side headlock. Punk hits the ropes, Bryan comes back with a shoulder block. Duck, leap frog, hip toss from Punk. Arm drag into the arm bar by Punk. Bryan stands so Punk twists the arm. Bryan with a bridge then flips under Punk, taking him down. Bryan grabs the fingers, bends Punk's arm back then steps on the elbow. Hammer lock by Bryan and Punk tries to fight out with an elbow. Punk hits the ropes, Bryan tries to leap frog but Punk hits an Inverted Atomic Drop. Punk with some knees to the kidneys of Bryan. He pins for 1. Punk with the scissors lock on the mat. Punk releases and turns it into a bow and arrow submission. Bryan rolls over and gets a pin for 1. Punk gets a pin of his own for 1. Jacknife cover from Bryan and he gets a 1, but Punk bridges out of it and turns it into a backslide...wait, no he doesn't! Bryan goes for it as well, so Punk turns it into a back breaker and a pin for 1...2..NO!
Bryan is sent on the apron and Punk grabs, but Bryan hangs up the arm. Bryan goes up top quickly and hits a flying knee off the top rope! Punk is down so Bryan baseball slides, kicking Punk out of the ring. Bryan goes for another, but Punk moves. He hops up on the apron and hits a springboard crossbody
IT'S AJ!!! She's wearing a CM Punk shirt, black shorts and a red belt, looking all Punked out, and looks good enough to eat...over and over again. CM Punk rolls Bryan into the ring as we go to break.
We are back, CM Punk is stomping Bryan in the corner and AJ is looking on dreamily. During the break, Bryan hit the running knee off the apron, but now Punk has the control. A Suplex attempt in the middle of the ring goes wrong as Bryan flips out of it, runs up the ropes and flies over Bryan with a backflip. Punk goes up for a crossbody but Bryan turns and tosses Punk off the apron. Bryan with a dropkick to the head of Punk. Bryan pulls the fingers of Punk back towards his kidney. PUnk is up with some kicks, though, but Bryan bounces the arm off of his shoulders. Bryan heads to the corner and flies across the ring with a dropkick into the face. Pin from Bryan, but he only gets 2. Punk with some kicks from the ground but Bryan continues to attack the left arm of Punk. Suplex with a bridge pin. Nice! 1....2..NO! Punk kicks out. Bryan works the arm yet again, but Punk uses his knees to get out of the hold. Both men up and Punk hits a couple of back elbows. Bryan slams the arm against his shoulder yet again! Bryan hits the ropes and Punk hits a knee to the gut. Punk with some kicks, then an elbow. He sends Bryan to the ropes. Back heel kick! A clothesline! Neckbreaker and a pin for 1...2...NO!!! Kick to the jaw, Bryan misses a hit and Punk gets a small package for 1...2..NO! Bryan with some hard uppercuts. Bryan sends Punk to the corner, no, reversed. Punk flies over the ropes, gets up top and hits a flying clothesline for 1...2...NO!!!
Bryan is down. Punk is going up top. He's looking for the elbow! Bryan is up and hits the ropes hard, crotching Punk in the process. Punk hangs from the top so Bryan hits an uppercut. He goes up for a suplex. Stalls. Hits a Superplex from the top!! Bryan looks to pin for 1...2..NO!!! AJ looks so worried.....and so hot. Bryan goes to the corner, and he's taking off the turnbuckle cover. AJ is trying to let the ref know distracting him. Bryan comes to yell at her then turns into a high kick to the head. Punk notices AJ and tells her to leave, that she shouldn't be out here. Punk runs to the corner, for the knee, but Bryan flapjacks him into the corner. Bryan pins for 1....2...3!!!
Winner: Daniel Bryan (***1/2)
Great match with great chemistry and a great hot chick on the sideline. Everything worked here except the VERY end where Punk looked a bit forced to fly for that headshot in the corner.
Afterwards, Bryan shouts YES! around the ring, but Kane comes in from the corner and hits him with a chair a few times before chokeslamming him on a chair! Kane looks to the fallen CM Punk. Kane goes for the chair to attack Kane, but AJ slides a chair into the ring and Punk goes cray cray with it, attacking Kane. AJ watches with a big smile. She's... (Continues on next page)