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Wrestlemania 28 coverage: Punk vs. Jericho



- Promo for WWE Extreme Rules on 4/29

– At ringside, we sell A-Rod and Torrie Wilson

– We see highlights of the Wrestlemania 28 weekend

– Backstage, Punk is preparing for his match when Team Johnny walks by. Laurinaitis tells Punk that he wants a wrestling match tonight, but not a brawl. Laurinaitis says if Punk losses his temper, and gets DQ-ed, he will drop the title to Jericho.

– We see a Punk-Jericho highlight reel.

– They show Andy Garcia

(7) WWE championship: CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho.

The story early is that Punk is coming close to getting disqualified, and thus, losing the title to Jericho. Y2J asked Punk how his father his doing. On the outside, Jericho asks about Punk’s sister. Punk brings in a chair, but showed resistant despite Jericho running down Punk’s family.

Jericho suplexed Punk out of the ring from the ring apron.

Lionsault followed by the walls of Jericho, but Punk countered. Two count by Punk. Punk goes to the top rope for the elbow drop, but took too much time and was countered by Jericho.

GTS by Punk, but Jericho got his foot on the bottom rope to force the break.

Lionsault by Jericho, but Punk kicked out. In the middle of the ring, Jericho applies the walls of Jericho, but Punk was able to grab the bottom rope to force the break. On the outside, Punk lunged at Jericho. Code breaker by Jericho, but Punk kicked out. Jericho’s trunks says Best in the World.

GTS countered with the walls of Jericho by Y2J. Punk was able to counter. Anaconda vise, but Jericho was able to kick out. Anaconda vise again, Jericho taps out at 22:20. Punk retains the WWE title.


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12 Responses

  1. Zafx says:

    Can we say Christian/Orton?
    Oh that was smackdown, must not count.

  2. dave says:

    two words: wrestling clinic

  3. Rex Anderson says:

    That match was the best in the world. It was like watching a video game

  4. Silent J says:

    May have been the best WM match ever or at least the second best WM “wrestling” match behind Steamboat/Savage

  5. Alex says:

    I like how the camera caught Jericho petting punk after the match.

  6. LLS says:

    That match will be grossly overrated by 90% of the internet. It was flat, Jericho was sloppy, and it was shitty wrestling except the last 3 minutes.

  7. LLS says:

    If you think that that was the second best match in WM history, give your head a shake. it wasn’t even Jericho’s best WM match.

  8. dave says:

    LLS: The crowd was flat, big difference. Although it is clear, there will be a LOT of room for improvement in match two, this was nowhere near the best quality match these guys could have but, it’s not all about fluid holds and pretty moves. This was a strong style beat down and deserves its acclaim

  9. LLS says:

    I think the storytelling in the ring was flat. And honestly, I think its the fault of “super serious” Jericho. Just not a fan of his persona and how it translates in the ring.

  10. RaveN says:

    Boring!

  11. Ahmad says:

    Can’t wait for the next Botchmania to show Jericho petting Punk!

    LOL

  12. dave says:

    LLS – I actually now see what you mean. They tried to sell the disqualification stip but it seemed to go out of the window and I don’t know if an audible was called but it felt as if they were pacing early on to go another 10/15 minutes, then they tried to draw out a series of near finishes that went on too much. BUT it was a great match, one for the purists, it just requires a lot of improvement. It’s a great statement for both guys, that THIS match disappointed many but I liked the intensity and brutality of the match. It lacked the storytelling the HIAC had and it lacked the electricity of Rock/Cena. But between the three matches, we’re having a total wrestling show. Shame about the rest of the card and the lack of anything notable below the three main events.

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