WWE Payback Coverage: Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk
Jun 16, 2013 - by Michael Riba
Cris Jericho vs. CM Punk (w/Paul Heyman)
Jericho backs Punk into the corner, but the referee separates them. Punk slaps Jericho across the face and goes behind and takes Jericho down. Punk flips Jericho over his shoulder and takes him down again as the crowd is definitely pro-Punk. Jericho gets Punk in a headlock, but Punk sends him off the ropes. Jericho takes Punk down with a shoulder block, but Punk comes right back with a dropkick. Punk goes for the cover, but Jericho kicks out at one. Punk works over Jericho’s arm and drives his shoulder into his midsection in the corner. Jericho counters and tosses Punk into the corner, but Punk counters. Punk goes for a DDT out of the corner, but Jericho tosses him out of the ring. Jericho delivers a dropkick that sends Punk into the barricade. Punk drapes Jericho over the top rope and goes up top. Punk dives onto Jericho and goes for the cover, but Jericho kicks out at two.Jericho delivers some chops and comes off the ropes, but Punk connects with a knee shot that takes Jericho down. Punk applies a submission down on the mat. Jericho fights out and sends Punk into the corner. Jericho charges, but Punk gets his boot up. Jericho takes Punk down with a couple shoulder blocks and a sledge from the middle rope. Jericho takes Punk down with a bulldog and goes for the Lionsault, but Punk moves. Punk delivers a neck-breaker to Jericho and goes for the cover, but Jericho kicks out at two. Punk hits the knee in the corner and goes for the bulldog, but Jericho slams him to the mat. Jericho connects with the Lionsault and goes for the cover, but Punk kicks out at two. Punk comes back and goes for the Go to Sleep, but Jericho reverses and locks in the Walls of Jericho. Punk counters out and locks in a modified Anaconda Vice, and then drops down and locks it in for real. Jericho gets to the ropes to force the break. Punk goes for the GTS, but Jericho counters. Heyman gets on the apron and Jericho looks at him. Punk takes advantage, but Heyman is on the apron again. Jericho tries to take control, but Punk delivers a roundhouse kickand both men are down. Jericho takes Punk down and goes for the cover, but Punk kicks out at two. Jericho beats down Punk, and then they exchange right hands. Punk takes Jericho down with a heel kick and then a running knee. Punk goes up top, and delivers the Macho Man elbow drop. Punk delivers the GTS and goes for the cover, but Jericho kicks out at two. Punk goes for GTS again, but Jericho counters. Jericho goes for the Codebreaker, but Punk counters. Punk takes Jericho down with a suicide dive on the outside. Punk tosses Jericho back into the ring and goes up top, but Jericho counters. Jericho delivers a series of elbows and goes for the Walls, but Punk rolls him up for a two count. They exchange right hands again, but Jericho catches Punk in the Walls. Punk fights out and delivers two GTS’s and gets the pin fall.
Winner: CM Punk.