CM PunkPhillip Jack Brooks
- Birthdate: 10/26/1978 (age 36)
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 218 Ib
He was titled in the WWE as "the longest-reigni...
Punk finally mounted a comeback but was caught going for his springboard clothesline and was powerslammed down for a two count. Ryback called for the Shellshock and lifted Punk, who fights out of it. Ryback missed a charge and hit the turnbuckles. Punk grabbed the cane and nailed Ryback in the mid-section and the back. Punk kept looking up at Heyman.
Punk nailed the running knee in the corner into a short arm clothesline. He nailed the flying elbowsmash off the top for a two count. Punk worked over Ryback with cane shot after cane shot, then went to the floor to retrieve the table he didn't get a chance to use earlier.
Punk began setting up the table but Ryback recovered and nailed him. He set the table up on its side and went to powerbomb Punk onto it. Punk escaped and worked over Ryback but was caught after a kick was ducked and dropped across the table, crotched.
Ryback covered Punk for a two count. He set the table up as Heyman yelled for Ryback to finish Punk off. Punk low blowed Ryback and placed him on the table. Punk went to the top rope and nailed the flying elbow through a table. He was too stunned to cover Ryback at first but grabbed the Cane and dripped Ryback in the side of the face with it. Punk nailed the GTS and pinned Ryback.
Winner: CM Punk
After the bell, Heyman shakes his head from the top of the Cell. Punk grabs another kendo stick from under the ring and puts it in his tights so he can crawl up with it. Punk climbs up the Cell to make his way to Heyman. Heyman pleads with Punk as he approaches. Punk pokes Heyman with the kendo stick. Punk grabs Heyman by the collar and beats him with the kendo stick on top of the Cell. Punk wails away with the kendo stick as fans cheer him on. Punk calls for a GTS and lays Heyman out with it. Punk poses on top of the Cell before his music starts up again.
Daniel Bryan is backstage, Bryan says all he wants is a chance to prove he can be WWE Champion, and now he's got a chance, with just him and Orton, and of course Shawn Michaels, who he hopes will be impartial. Bryan says just for fun, it was in this very arena where the 'yes' phenomenon was started, and tonight he rewards them by showing he can win the WWE Championship. Bryan leads the crowd in yes chants before he's cut off.
Los Matadores are the first men to make their way out to the ring, and yes, El Torito is with them. They get a pretty nice pop from the crowd, as JBL tries to figure out how Rey Mysterio can be doing Spanish commentary, and be ringside as El Torito at the same time.
Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro are out next with Zeb Coalter. Coalter's got a mic and he says it's funny that tonight is called Hell in a Cell, because their opponents belong in cells because they're criminals, and about 80% of the crowd probably is too. Zeb also calls out Torito, saying he assaulted and attacked a United States war veteran in Coalter. He's embarrassed that they have to breathe the same air as these three tonight, and that's no bull. Zeb gets a nice little 'we the people' out of the crowd, and we're ready to begin.
Diego and Cesaro begin things with Diego attempting to use his speed against Cesaro, scoring with a couple of quick head scissors. Diego ends up caught though, when Cesaro tosses him to the outside, and tags out to Swagger. Swagger hits a spear on the floor before bringing things back into the ring and hitting a Swagger bomb. Cesaro tags in and hits a nice senton for two. Cesaro backs Diego into his own corner and tags out to Swagger who hits a series of knees to the gut and a short-arm clothesline. Cesaro tags back in and clamps on a rear chin lock.
Diego fights out of the hold, and backdrops an interfering Swagger to the floor. Cesaro catches the other Matadore with a big boot, and Cesaro traps Diego with the giant swing. Cesaro spins Diego around at least thirty times, pinning Diego for two, but it's