WWE Battleground Coverage: Punk vs. Ryback
Oct 6, 2013 - by Michael Riba
CM Punk vs. Ryback (w/Paul Heyman)
Punk and Ryback circle the ring and Punk kicks Ryback in the legs and Ryback rolls to the outside. Ryback asks Heyman what he should do and Heyman says, “Get the bully,” and points at Punk. Punk goes to the outside and sends Ryback into the barricade. Punk slams Ryback into the ring post and then tosses him back into the ring. Punk goes up top and connects with a cross-body and goes for the cover, but Ryback kicks out at two. Ryback comes back and slams Punk into the middle turnbuckle. Ryback tosses Punk around the ring and goes for a cover, but Punk kicks out at two. Ryback tosses Punk around again and then puts his boot on Punk’s head. Ryback kicks Punk on the back, but Punk gets to his feet and delivers a few chops to Ryback. Ryback comes back and drops Punk with a clothesline. Ryback drapes Punk over the top rope and then slams him down to the mat. Punk makes a brief comeback, but Ryback slams him down to the ring with a power bomb. Ryback goes for the cover, but Punk kicks out at two. Ryback grabs Punk again, but Punk counters with a roundhouse kick to the head. Punk goes to the top and delivers the elbow drop. Punk goes for the cover, but Ryback kicks out at two. Punk goes for the Go to Sleep, but Ryback elbows his way out. Ryback slams Punk to the mat and goes for the cover, but Punk kicks out at two. Ryback chokes Punk against the ropes and the referee pulls him off. Heyman grabs a kendo stick and is about to hit Punk, but the referee catches him. The referee yells at Heyman and Punk low-blows Ryback and gets a quick pin fall.
Winner: CM Punk.
We go back to the Superstar Panel. Tensai says Punk outsmarted Heyman and then they talk about the upcoming match, which is for the vacant WWE Championship, and is between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton. They all keep their pick as Bryan being the victor as we head into the video hype package for the match and as Tensai leads the crowd in a “YES!” chant.