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...
Winner: Jack Swagger
After the match, Swagger and Colter are standing on the stage when Del Rio attacks Swagger from behind. He throws him into the set and superkicks him off the stage. Del Rio uses the stage to apply a cross armbreaker. Officials come out and break the hold as Zeb yells at Ricardo. Del Rio taunts Ziggler, who is still in the ring.
Striker backstage with Sheamus, but Mark Henry cuts off the Irishman with a spear through the set. "THAT'S WHAT I DO!" He barks off at officials as they tell him to leave.
Punk's music hits, and the Chicago native comes out with Paul Heyman in tow, looking a little worse for wear given his physical match with Taker. He takes in the "CM Punk" chants, seemingly speechless for a few moments.
For 434 days as WWE Champion, he could never enjoy the ride because he was always looking around the corner for the next challenge. He was always looking for the next big obstacle. He found one in The Rock, and even after, when he lost the title, he wanted a greater challenge, and he felt he found that in challenging the streak of the Undertaker at WrestleMania. He took the Dead Man to the limit...and Punk seems unable to finish the sentence as dueling "Undertaker" and "CM Punk" chants ring through the Greenville crowd. Punk hugs Heyman and hands the mic off to him as Punk walks off with a lost look in his eyes and Heyman looks on, befuddled by Punk's unusual lack of verbosity as the man walks out of the arena.
Backstage with Booker T and Teddy. Booker takes Teddy to task for overstepping his bounds. Del Rio may be injured, but he has a title shot, as does Swagger. Both will get their shot at Extreme Rules in a Triple Threat Match for the World Heavyweight Championship.
Non-Title Match: Divas Champion Kaitlyn vs. Nikki Bella w/Brie Bella
Nikki is wrestling while Brie cheers her on from ringside. Lots of back and forth in the match. Nikki takes control and puts a knee in Kaitlyn's back. Nikki with pin attempts and more offense.
Kaitlyn tries to fight back but Nikki keeps control. Nikki slams her head into the mat. Kaitlyn fights up with Nikki on her back and rams her into the corner. Kaitlyn with clotheslines now. Kaitlyn hits a shoulder tackle and a clothesline in the corner. Nikki kicks her knee out and covers for another 2 count. Kaitlyn comes back with a big knee to the gut. The Bellas pull "Twin Magic" and Brie gets the pin on Kaitlyn.
Is it sad that I found the (slightly offensive) commentary more entertaining than this match?
Winner: "Nikki" (Brie) Bella
A recap of the handicap match with Sheamus, Orton and Big Show segues into Mark Henry ambushing Sheamus in the back later in the night. This Friday, Henry and Show take on the Celtic Vipers in a big tag team main event.
The NEW WWE Champion John Cena makes his way to the ring, all smiles with the usual split reaction. "DA CHAMP IS HERRRRE!" The Ryback is back there, so Cena's calling him out right now. Ryback obliges, and marches to the ring.
Ryback paces back and forth in front of Cena. He sees what everyone sees: Destruction. Where Ryback goes, people get hurt. Cena should be scared, but he's not. Ryback made his statement and showed what kind of man he is. Cena made an open challenge to anyone for the WWE Title. Ryback did...nothing. He waited until Cena's back was turned, then this week, he showed a highlight reel of excuses. He knocked Cena down once and he thinks he's the biggest threat? Cena's faced men like HBK, HHH and Orton, and those are his friends. Friends are something, but the WWE Title is everything. Ryback lacks the two critical things to being a threat: The space between his ears and the piece