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Live WWE Money in the Bank PPV coverage: WWE title match



- We see a highlight package for Punk vs. Bryan

(4) No-DQ match for the WWE championship: CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan with AJ as the special guest referee

– Backstage, Matt Striker interviewed AJ. AJ said she is in total control and his taking her responsibility seriously. She said doesn’t know if she wants to hug Punk and Bryan or rip out their hearts. She smiles and walks away.

– Bryan made his way to the ring, and kissed AJ’s hand before the match.

– Cole noted that Punk has now held the WWE title 238 days in row, seventh longest reign in the history of the WWE championship.

Punk was pushed into AJ, which knocked her from the ring, allowing Bryan to attack Punk on the outside. AJ was escorted to the back, and we now have a new referee. The two continued to brawl on the outside. Bryan landed a knee from the ring onto Punk on the outside. Fans chanted “we want tables.”
Punk grabbed a table from under the ring, but Bryan grabbed a kendo stick. Punk came off the top rope, but Bryan hit Punk in the ribs on the way down. Bryan continued to whack Punk on the back with the kendo stick.

Bryan missed a head butt from the top rope, which allowed Punk to recover and go on the offensive. They did a series of blows for blows, which resulted in a Punk neckbreaker, but only a two count.

Punk called for the GTS, but Bryan countered. Bryan stretched Punk, but Punk wouldn’t tap out. Punk answered with the kendo stick, but couldn’t pin his opponent.

Superplex by Bryan, left both men trying to gain a second wind. AJ returned the ring, and told the replacement referee to leave. AJ is back in charge. She smiled and pranced around the ring. She went out and grabbed a chair from under the ring. Both Punk and Bryan wanted the chair, but she placed it in the middle of the ring. Bryan grabbed it and started nailing Punk with, but only a two count. Bryan thought it should have been a three count. Punk rolled up Bryan from behind, but only a two count.

Bryan gave Punk a series of kicks. Punk grabbed the chair, and nailed Bryan with it repeatedly, and then set it up in the ropes. AJ stood in the corner and blocked the chair. This allowed Bryan to recover and drop kick Punk. Bryan went for the kendo stick, but AJ stood on top of it. Punk kicked Bryan. Punk slammed Bryan on a chair, but missed an elbow drop and landed on the chair. Bryan applied the Yes lock, using the kendo stick. Punk escaped, and hit the GTS, but slowly covered Bryan, but Bryan kicked out. Punk looked into AJ’s eyes. Punk left the ring, and brought in a table. Punk placed Bryan on the table. Punk climbed the ropes, but Bryan recovered and stopped Punk. Punk drove Bryan from the top rope through the table. Punk covered him and AJ counted to three. Punk retains at 27:47.

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34 Responses

  1. jim says:

    well the 6 man divas tag match was booked after the title match haha

  2. Captain Ass says:

    @Jon I agree with your comments, including the Taker/HBK or Triple H/Taker match being at least second to last, and the WWE title match should always be last, IMO.

  3. Jon says:

    @Vangador_Calvo and he won’t agree with you because you are obviously too old for him … I’ve rarely heard old fans of anything, whether wrestling, music, movies, or tv shows, say that the new ones are better than the old ones …

  4. Vengador_Calvo says:

    Jon i don’t really that old, there are many new wrestlers better than Stone Cold, like Ziggler, Bryan, Rhodes, Miz, etc, but Cena? he is merchandising, he can’t wrestle.

  5. Captain Ass says:

    Actually @Vengador, Cena proved at Summerslam last year that he CAN wrestle, but it’s obvious that WWE wants to inhibit his wrestling skills on a regular basis. Cena is known for brawling and power, so that’s what they want him to do. At Summerslam 2011, it was proven that he CAN wrestle, but that WWE doesn’t WANT HIM to wrestle. Big difference there. Austin could also wrestle, but his Stone Cold persona was a brawler. WWE gives guys a gimmick and they are expected to wrestle as that gimmick.

  6. Jon says:

    @Captain Ass actually I said that the Taker/HBK match deserved to be the last match on the card as it was bigger than a title match. Matches like that are an exception though.

    As for MITB being a Royal Rumble equal … I just don’t see it that way. MITB is closer to a qualifying match than the Royal Rumble. At the same time the Royal Rumble match is seen as a Road to Wrestlemania thing which makes it more important than the title match as it sets the tone for the upcoming main event of Wrestlemania (which was unfortunately not the case in last year’s Wrestlemania).

  7. Jon says:

    @Vengador_calvo Btw thanks for not getting defensive on me calling you old, it was not meant as an insult. Anyway yes there are better WRESTLERS than Cena, though on that end Cena has proven that he can wrestle if given the right opponent. However WWE has constantly stated that WWE is all about entertainment and while Cena has his down moments he can be pretty good on the mic as well. Plus he is entertaining to the the kids which is WWE’s main target. I’m saying you’re old cause chances are you’re no longer a kid, which makes it irrelevant to WWE. For example I used to look up to Hulk when I was a kid but now I can see that he was a so-so wrestler and that his promos are hokey. I have to admit that Stond Cold and The Rock are still entertaining today but Hulk no longer is. I think Cena brings a sense of wonder to kids just as Hulk used to do. At least that’s how I see it …

  8. Darrin says:

    my point being WWE title is now 10 yrs old and as of tonight there have been 49 champions .. longest reign being 288 days.

    Rank [1] Wrestler # of Reigns Combined Days
    1 Triple H 5 616
    2 Batista 4 507
    3 Edge 7 409
    4 The Undertaker 3 207
    5 CM Punk 3 160
    6 Chris Benoit 1 154
    Kane 1 154
    8 Rey Mysterio 2 140
    9 Randy Orton 3 138
    10 King Booker 1 126
    11 Sheamus† 1 106+
    12 Chris Jericho 3 106
    13 Daniel Bryan 1 105
    John Cena 2 105
    15 Mark Henry 1 91
    16 Goldberg 1 84
    17 Kurt Angle 1 82
    Jack Swagger 1 82
    19 The Great Khali 1 61
    20 Christian 2 30
    21 Jeff Hardy 2 28
    Shawn Michaels 1 28
    23 Dolph Ziggler 1 <1
    The Big Show 1 <1

  9. Vengador_Calvo says:

    I agree with you Jon, is nice to talke about wrestling with someone like you, i hope we can discuss again.

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