Alberto Del Rio and the Miz beating Punk down before their match tonight. Striker asks for Punks thoughts. Punk says he had six days to watch this footage, and as painful as it was, there was something more painful. More painful than sitting through two hours of Cole commentary. He says what he saw was Johnny Ace accept an award on his behalf, and it was for Superstar of the Year. And he’s not received his Slammy yet. Ace comes in and says he mailed the Slammy, but it’s the holiday season, so it might be a while. Ace says Punk should be more worried about his match tonight. He wishes Punk luck tonight and a Merry Christmas. Punk says luck is for losers before walking out.
Sheamus vs. Jack Swagger
The bell rings and we get a quick lock up. Swagger breaks and lays into Sheamus with a couple of strikes. Sheamus tells him to bring it on and hits him with a big clothesline. Sheamus drops it up with a couple of big elbow drops to Swagger, then takes him to the corner to beat on him for a while before hitting a big shoulder block. Sheamus sends Swagger into the ropes, and Swagger is able to turn it around into an abdominal stretch, but Sheamus is quick to fight it off, tie Swagger up in the ropes, and hit him with repeated clubbing blows to the chest before just tossing him to the outside.
Sheamus tries to suplex Swagger back into the ring, but Swagger blocks it, so Sheamus hits him with a couple of rights that send him back out to the floor. Sheamus follows, but he’s driven spine first into the ring post before being sent into the barricade hard. Swagger sends Sheamus back into the ring and hits the Vader bomb in the corner for a quick near fall.
Swagger tosses Sheamus into the ropes and hits him with a big forearm to the bat. When he tries to do it again, Sheamus responds with a big clothesline, then a couple of running forearms. Sheamus beats on Swagger’s back in the corner before taking him to the middle of the ring and slamming him to the mat hard for another near fall. Sheamus heads out to the apron and makes his way up, but Swagger surprises him with a big running forearm that sends Sheamus crashing to the outside. Swagger follows, but this time Sheamus sends Swagger spine first into the ring post and then hard into the barricade. Sheamus sends Swagger back into the ring and follows with a big diving shoulder block from the top rope for another near fall for Sheamus.
Sheamus gets himself psyched up, but he misses the bicycle kick, and Swagger is able to connect with a couple of low dropkicks to the knee, and another Vader bomb in the corner. Swagger pulls Sheamus out into the middle of the ring and locks in the ankle lock, keeping Sheamus in the middle. Sheamus rolls through to send Swagger into the corner, and he sidesteps a spear. Sheamus connects with the bicycle kick, and lays Swagger out for the three count.
Sheamus makes his way to the back, celebrating at the top of the entranceway.
Josh Matthews is standing backstage where he welcomes the Big Show. He asks for any final thoughts. Show says he’s feeling it. He’s got Henry beat. Henry hasn’t been able to beat him since he’s been back, and tonight, he’s got steel chairs. He says he’s feeling Mark Henry’s reign of terror is over. His championship drought is over. He says tonight is going to end in a giant way before letting out a little yell and leaving.
World Heavyweight Championship
Big Show vs. Mark Henry (c)
The bell rings and Show bails to the outside immediately. Show starts tossing chairs into the ring. five, six, seven. Show keeps going, eleven, twelve. Show picks up chair thirteen and brings it back into the ring with it in hand. Henry is waiting with a chair, but he drops it and heads to the outside.
Henry heads over to the time keeper’s area and asks for his title, saying this isn’t happening. Henry walks out, but Show heads out with a chair in hand. Show ducks a title shot from Henry, and hits him with a couple of huge chair shots. Show lays in to Henry with a couple of big rights and lefts, but Henry is quick to respond with a couple of rights and a head butt of his own. Henry grabs a chair and slams it down into Show’s back before taking his hand and slamming it into the ring steps. Henry hits Show in the gut with a chair before sending him back into the ring. Back in the ring both men swing chairs and Show drops him. Henry hits him with a couple more shots before taking the chair and burying it in Show’s midsection.
Show tries to fight back, punching with lefts and rights. Show teases a chokeslam, but Henry fights it off, sending him back down to the mat. Henry picks up a chair and uses it to blast Henry across the back, before putting it down across his hand and stomping down.
Henry hits Show in the ribs with another chair, then tosses it down to the mat before pulling the big man to his feet. Show fights off a slam and teases another chokeslam, but Henry bats the hand away. Henry goes to swing the chair again, but Show hits Henry with a huge right hand to the side of the head. Show goes for the cover, and he pins Henry for three.
Winner and NEW World Heavyweight Champion: The Big Show
Show celebrates with the title in hand, putting it over his shoulder. He’s attacked from behind by Henry who hits him hard with a chair shot. Henry DDTs Show head first into a chair. The crowd is chanting for Daniel Bryan, who comes out with a ref and his briefcase in hand.
Daniel Bryan vs. The Big Show
Bryan pins The Big Show, who is already knocked out, and gets the three count
Winner and NEW World Heavyweight Champion: Daniel Bryan
Show looks stunned as Bryan celebrates with his championship, and the fans go nuts as Bryan makes his way over to celebrate with the crowd.
Big Show makes his way to the back dejectedly as Bryan... (Continues on next page)