offers a hand and they shake, sportsman shit! This is apparently the 53rd WWE Title defense on Raw. Shoulder block by Cena to begin. Punk shakes it off, crowd already with the dueling chants, and Cena works the side headlock. Off the ropes and another shoulder block by Cena. Counters, and a back slide by Punk gets 2. They smile at each other, and lock up. Punk works the arm, hammerlock now and now works that into an abdominal stretch. Cena tries to fight out, hip tosses out and they stand off again. They circle, lock up again and Cena drives Punk to the corner. Clean break by Cena. Chops and knees by Punk, Cena fights back and slams Punk to the corner. Headlock takedown, and Cena tries to ground Punk. Punk works to his feet, connects with the backdrop suplex and then kicks to the back of Cena. Back breaker by Punk and a cover gets 2. Punk works the side headlock, Cena works to his feet and escapes. Boot to the gut by Cena, they trade rights center ring. They trade kicks now, more rights and Cena in control for the moment. Off the ropes and a flying shoulder block by Cena. Protobomb by Cena countered and a Punk with the dropkick. Knee in the corner by Punk, mocks Cena a bit and Cena stops the bulldog with the protobomb. You can't see me stopped with a kick, another kick to the head by Punk, and Cena is down. Punk calls for the GTS, countered and we have a ref bump. AA by Cena, but we don't have a ref. Cena covers, and now realizes that we do not have a referee. Big Show is out, Cena check son the ref and Show SPEARS the shit out of Cena. Show sets, looks to KO Cena, and Punk watches on from the corner. Show KOs Cena. Show bails now and Cena is out on the mat. Punk surveys the situation, and now goes to check on the referee. He seems conflicted, and grabs the ref and rolls him into the ring. Punk covers and gets a close 2. Punk picks up Cena, hesitates, GTS countered and Cena grabs the STF! Big Show in and that's a DQ.
OFFICIAL RESULT: John Cena @ 11:00 via
-Show kicks the shit out of Cena, and Punk watches on. He limps around and appears as if he will help Cena, but then THE ROCK makes an appearance. Rock hits the ring and brawls with Show. Spinebuster on Show. People's Elbow CUT OFF BY PUNK as he clotheslines Rock out of his boots. Punk now sets and gives Rock the GTS!
Punk stands tall, grabs the title and just acts as if he doesn't give a shit about what happened. Crowd turns to boos as he walks slowly up the ramp.
Credit: Tony Acero