WWE Night of Champions – July 26, 2009
WWE Night of Champions Results – 7/26/2009
Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Report by: Richard Gray of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Prior to the start of tonight’s WWE Night of Champions pay-per-view, they ran a video package highlighting WrestleMania 25. Tonight’s dark match is The Hart Dynasty vs. Cryme Tyme. Cryme Tyme beaThe Hart Dynasty prior to tonight’s WWE Night of Champions pay-per-view from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Chris Jericho & A Mystery Partner (c) vs. Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes
Unified WWE Tag Team Championship Match
We’re live from the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, PA, my cable is currently down so I’m doing this from a stream until it comes back on. 17,774 is the announced attendance for the show. They’re opening with the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship match. The challengers, Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase, come out first. Chris Jericho’s music plays as my stream just went out. On the phone with the cable company now, hurrying as quickly as possible. Cable is on… Chris Jericho is in the ring for an in-ring promo. Jericho talks down choosing Edge for a tag team partner. Jericho says Edge is weak, injury-prone and selfish. Jericho questions what about him with Edge leaving him high and dry. Chris Jericho introduces his partner and the other half of the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions as Big Show. Big Show’s music plays and the pyros go off at the top of the ramp. Big Show comes out with both belts in a new blue singlet. The bell rings and we’re underway. Big Show and Cody Rhodes are starting things out. Show backs Rhodes into the corner and lands an open-handed chop to Rhodes’ chest. Show picks Rhodes up and throws him half-way across the ring then out of the ring. Show picks Rhodes up from the inside head first but Rhodes counters and tags in DiBiase. DiBiase gets in and is taken out by Show. Jericho tags in and him and Show double team DiBiase. Jericho lands an elbow to the face of DiBiase. Jericho bounces DiBiase off the foot of Show. Big Show tags in and delivers a headbutt to DiBiase. Show tags Jericho and they double team DiBiase. Jericho gets a two count on DiBiase. The crowd has no clue who to root for. DiBiase tags in Rhodes.
Jericho gets a two count on Rhodes. DiBiase takes Jericho out of the ring by lowering the ropes from the apron. On the outside, DiBiase takes out Jericho with the referee’s back turned. Rhodes goes to the outside and takes out Jericho then roles him back in. Rhodes tags in DiBiase who goes at Jericho. Another tag and Legacy double teams Jericho. DiBiase gets a two count on Jericho then tags in Rhodes. Fans start to chant ‘Y2J’ as Rhodes continues his assault. Jericho tries to counter but Rhodes applies a headlock to Jericho. The fans get behind Jericho as he gets back to a vertical base. Rhodes attempts a tag when Jericho tries to roll him up but doesn’t get it. Rhodes goes to the outside and takes Jericho out. DiBiase tags in with Jericho in their corner and stomps away. Rhodes chokes Jericho with the referee not looking as DiBiase works with him in the ring. Jericho goes for a tag to Big Show but DiBiase isolates him and tags in Rhodes. Jericho starts to counter on Rhodes with right hands. Jericho whips Rhodes into the corner. Rhodes counters with a moonsault and a two count. Jericho counters on Rhodes but Rhodes gets a tag and Jericho doesn’t. DiBiase rolls Jericho up for a two count. Jericho goes off the ropes, DiBiase counters with a powerslam and a two count. Jericho slaps DiBiase, DiBiase counters and gets another two count. DiBiase runs at Jericho in the corner, Jericho counters. Jericho goes for Walls of Jericho, DiBiase counters and goes for Dream Street. Jericho counters out and goes for the Walls of Jericho again. He locks them in. Cody ends up coming in illegally, hitting a DDT on Jericho, breaking the hold. DiBiase gets a two count on Jericho. Big Show tags himself in as DiBiase hits a dropkick on Jericho. Show spears DiBiase but Rhodes gets involved with a dropkick on Show. Jericho hits the Code Breaker on DiBiase with the referee distracted. Show locks in his submission hold on DiBiase, making him tap.
Winners & still Unified WWE Tag Team Champions – Big Show & Chris Jericho
We’re backstage with Josh Mathews and CM Punk. Punk gets a heel reaction from the live audience. Punk leaves the backstage area and comes out with a microphone. Punk cuts a heel promo on Jeff Hardy, drawing immense heat from the crowd. Punk asks for Hardy fans to stand up. Punk tells the cameras to get a good shot of all the people rooting for Hardy. Punk says he doesn’t blame the people supporting Jeff Hardy but blames their parents. Punk says he said parents but he should have said parent because it’s obviously a single parent situation – just like Jeff Hardy grew up. Punk says people are so concerned with their relationship with their kids failing like they’re marriage did they are enablers for their children.
Punk says he doesn’t blame anyone rooting for Hardy under 17-years-old. Punk continues to berate Hardy and Hardy fans. The Straight Edge is now a full-fledged heel.
Tommy Dreamer (c) vs. Christian
ECW Championship Match
The ECW Champion, Tommy Dreamer, comes out first to defend his belt. The challenger, Christian, makes his way to ringside next. The referee holds up the belt to signify it’s on the line then calls for the bell. Dreamer and Christian circle one another then lockup. The referee separates them in the corner as they exchange slaps. Dreamer delivers a shoulder block to Christian but he counters with an arm bar take down. Side headlock from Christian but Dreamer gets out and Christian hits a heel kick followed by a one count. Dreamer lands offense on Christian to get a one count. The crowd is dead until ECW chants start. Christian slaps Dreamer then goes off the ropes into him. Dreamer rolls to the apron as Christian charges him. Dreamer blocks with his shoulder and attempts a suplex from the apron. Christian counters and pulls Dreamer off on the outside. Christian hits a baseball slide on Dreamer who is on the outside. Christian jumps out of the ring from the middle rope but nobody’s home. Dreamer gets on the apron and goes off onto Christian. Dreamer gets Christian back in the ring and goes for a scoop and a slam. He delivers it and gets a two count. Dreamer gets on the middle rope but Christian pulls him off.
Christian works over Dreamer by landing a stiff kick to the back of his neck. Dreamer gets up and starts to counter. Christian fights him off with right hands. Christian goes for the Kill Switch but Dreamer counters. Christian locks in a sleeper hold for a counter but Dreamer drops back and breaks the hold. Both men are down. Christian locks back in the hold from Dreamer’s back. Dreamer runs out of the ring, breaking the hold. The referee starts the double count out. Christian and Dreamer get back in at 9. Christian goes off the top with a double sledge but misses. Dreamer builds a counter and gets a two count for a near fall. Dreamer puts Christian in a tree of woe position and lands a kick. Dreamer hits Sky High and gets a two count. Dreamer goes for a pump handle slam but Christian counters with a suplex and a two count. Christian goes off the middle rope with a dropkick and goes back to the top rope. Dreamer blocks and locks in the Texas cloverleaf. Christian is able to break the hold but Dreamer catapults him face-first into the turnbuckle. They exchange roll-ups in counters. Christian goes off the top with a dropkick on Dreamer to regain control. Christian goes for the Kill Switch but Dreamer goes for the DDT. Christian hits the Kill Switch in a counter and pins Dreamer for the three count and the win.
Winner & new ECW Champion – Christian
After the match, Christian and Dreamer embrace as Christian celebrates in the ring.
We’re backstage with Todd Grisham who’s with the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions Big Show and Chris Jericho. Show says him and Jericho aren’t friends but you don’t have to be friends to be champions. Show says this is business and shows off the belts. Jericho says together they are going to be the most dominate team in WWE history – more so than the Hart Foundation, etc. Show says they’re team is about size and intelligence and puts over their accomplishments. Show says it’s simply smart business except for one slight thing. Jericho thanks Edge for making all this possible.
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. MVP vs. The Miz vs. Carlito vs. Jack Swagger vs. Big Show
Six-Pack Challenge for the WWE United States Championship
The first Superstar to score a pinfall or submission wins the title in this 6-Pack Challenge match. Out first is Jack Swagger. Carlito comes out next. The Miz is the next participant to ringside. Primo comes out next as Big Show’s replacement. MVP comes out next. The WWE United States Champion Kofi Kingston is the final participant to come out. The bell rings and we’re underway. The Miz rolls Primo up for the first pinfall attempt. Primo goes after Carlito as The Miz hits a backbreaker and covers Primo again for a two count. Carlito goes to work on The MIz but Kofi gets involved. Kofi and Carlito go to the outside as Swagger and Miz double team Primo. Primo fights off The Miz then goes for Swagger. He goes off the middle rope and hits a hurricanrana on Swagger. Primo hits a crossbody on The Miz for a two count. Dropkick from Primo on Swagger. Kingston gets in the ring and is hit by Primo’s offense. Swagger hits the Gutwrench Powerbomb on Primo. Carlito makes the save. Carlito is thrown to the outside as MVP takes out Swagger and follows him. MVP assaults Swagger on the outside but Swagger counters by throwing him into the barricade at ringside. The Miz and Kingston are working in the ring. Swagger tells MVP he is not better than him and attacks him. Carlito goes out of the ring to the outside onto MVP.
Kingston and Swagger are working together. Kingston hits a missile dropkick on Swagger and gets a two count. The Miz breaks up the three count. Miz and Primo work on the top rope with Kofi Kingston getting involved. Swagger takes them all off the top rope, everyone is down but Carlito. Carlito ceases the opportunity and gets a two count on Kingston then on The Miz. MVP and The Miz work while Swagger works on Kofi. Carlito hits a crossbody on Primo. Kofi and Swagger are still working, with Kofi using his leaping ability. Swagger lands some offense to counter. MVP eliminates Swagger from the ring with a clothesline. Carlito and Kingston are working in the ring. Kingston rolls Carlito up for a two count, Carlito reverses it for a two count. Primo gets a two count on Carlito. Carlito and Primo try to work together but Swagger breaks it up. Swagger cleans house but MVP gets in the ring and takes him out. MVP’s ballin’ on Swagger as he goes for the Playmaker. The Miz makes the save and goes for a cover on MVP. Primo and Carlito eliminate him from the ring. Carlito tries to get Primo to work with him. Carlito hits the Backstabber on Primo as Kingston hits Trouble in Paradise on Carlito and gets the three count.
Winner & still WWE United States Champion – Kofi Kingston
Backstage, Josh Mathews is with WWE Champion Randy Orton. Mathews asks Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase about being unsuccessful. Orton says it was unfair to them because of Big Show teaming with Jericho. Orton talks up the triple-threat match tonight. He says he’s counting on the egos of his opponents to cancel each other out and he’ll win. Orton says maybe one day people will stop disrespecting him. He says until then he will remain WWE Champion.
Michelle McCool (c) vs. Melina
WWE Women’s Championship Match
Michelle McCool, the WWE Women’s Champion, comes out first followed by Melina. Michelle McCool kicks Melina off the apron on her split entrance. The referee calls for the bell and we’re underway. Melina takes down McCool in the ring. Arm drag take down by Melina on McCool. Melina works on McCool in the corner. Melina hits a dropkick on Michelle. Melina knocks McCool down to the mat. She ends up running through the ropes and falling to the outside. McCool hits a running knee on Melina into the security wall on the outside. McCool gets a two count in the ring on Melina. McCool works the leg of Melina in the ring with a half Boston Crab in the ring. McCool wrenches back in the half Boston Crab in the ring. McCool pushes Melina off the apron to the outside. McCool runs into the security wall. Melina works with McCool on the barricade. Michelle McCool hits a DDT on Melina and gets back in the ring. Melina counters when she gets back to the ring by getting out of the way of McCool. Melina takes McCool down then goes off the apron onto the Champion. Melina puts her back in the ring but McCool delivers a boot to her face. Melina takes McCool down and hits two knees to her back. Melina backs McCool down into the corner.
Melina stomps the midsection of McCool with her laid out across the ropes. Heel kick by Melina followed by a two count. McCool hits a belly-to-belly take down on Melina. Melina hits a chopping heel on McCool but McCool counters and steals the win out of nowhere.
Winner & still WWE Women’s Champion – Michelle McCool
Randy Orton (c) vs. Triple H vs. John Cena
Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship
John Cena, one of the challengers, is out first to a mixture of cheers and boos. Triple H, another one of the challengers, is out next. There is some sort of delay before Orton’s music plays. Cena and Hunter have a stare down until finally Orton comes out to defend his title. Orton gets in the ring and holds up the WWE Championship belt. Lilian Garcia is in the ring for the formal in-ring introductions. She introduces Cena, then Triple H then Orton. The bell rings and we’re underway. Orton backs out of the ring to start things out. Cena and Triple H stare each other down then leave the ring to go after Orton. Hunter and Cena corner Orton on the outside. The referee comes out. Orton gets back in as do Cena and The Game. Another stare down ensues before Hunter goes to work on Orton. Cena gets out of the ring, Orton goes outside and Cena hits a clothesline on Hunter. Triple H lands several rights on Orton in the corner but Orton slings Hunter into the ropes. Cena hits a face plant on Orton.
Hunter works over Orton as he leaves the ring and walks up the ramp. Cena stops him and pushes him back to Triple H. Hunter slams Orton’s head off the guard rail. Cena rolls Orton back into the ring but Orton knocks Cena off the apron, into Hunter at the top of the ramp. Orton goes to the outside and goes for Cena. Orton rolls Cena back in the ring and lands right hands. Orton goes to work on Cena, getting on top of him and landing ring hands. Orton works the arm of Cena then delivers another right. When Hunter tries to get back in, Orton kicks him off the apron. Cena counters with two shoulder blocks on Orton then a suplex. Cena pumps the crowd for the Five Knuckle Shuffle, he connects on Orton and goes for the Attitude Adjustment. Hunter makes the save and sends Cena to the outside. Orton sneaks up behind Hunter and takes him out and gets a two count. Orton goes to work on Triple H in the corner with a methodical assault. Orton hits a dropkick on Hunter and gets a two count.
Orton applies a reverse chinlock on Hunter. Triple H is on his knees as Orton holds him to the mat. Hunter battles Orton off but Orton strikes back with hard right hands. The two exchange blows and Orton ends up hitting a scoop slam on Triple H. Orton taunts Triple H in the ring, no sign of Cena. Orton goes for an RKO but Hunter pushes him off. Triple H lands a DDT on Orton but both men are down. Cena is climbing up to the top rope. Cena goes out and hits his leg drop on both but botches the heck out of it. Lot of heat on Cena as he works with Orton and Hunter. Orton hits a neckbreaker on Cena, Triple H is down. Triple H kicks Orton and goes for the Pedigree but Orton throws him over the ropes and out of the ring. Cena gets on the apron but Orton kicks him from inside. Hunter gets on the apron and Orton goes for DDTs on both. Cena and Triple H counter buy throwing Orton outside. Now it’s John Cena and Triple H in the ring. Triple H mocks Cena with the ‘you can’t see’ me hand signal. They exchange blows in the ring and get large reactions from the live crowd. Cena hits a shoulder block on Hunter, follows with another but walks into a high knee from Triple H. Triple H lands a blow to the face of Cena then Cena takes Hunter down to the mat.
Both Hunter and Cena attempt finishers, but neither connect. Triple H hits a spinebuster off another Attitude Adjustment attempt. Hunter waits for an opportunity and goes for the Pedigree, he lands it. Orton makes the save from the outside by pulling Hunter off of Cena. Orton throws Triple H into the steel ring steps. Orton tears apart the SmackDown announce table. Orton bounces Triple H’s head off the SmackDown announce table. Orton stands over Hunter on the table, Hunter hits a low blow in a counter and goes for the Pedigree. Cena, out of nowhere, makes the save. Orton is tossed into the front row of the crowd. It’s Triple H and Cena working on the SmackDown announce table. Cena trips Hunter and applies the STF on the announce table. Orton makes the save as Michael Cole wonders if Triple H will tap out… ummm outside of the ring Cole? Orton brings Cena back to the ring where they exchange blows. Cena throws Orton off the ropes and walks into a kick from the WWE Champion in a counter.
Orton goes for the RKO on Cena but he counters. Cena sets Orton up on the top rope. Right hand from Cena on Orton. Cena goes for a superplex on Orton but Orton clubs Cena off. Triple H gets back in and puts Cena on his shoulders. Hunter goes for a Pedigree but Cena ends up catapulting Hunter into Orton on the ropes. Cena locks in the STF on Hunter in the ring. Triple H won’t tap as he tries to make it to the ropes. Cena breaks the hold when Hunter gets close to the ropes but Cena reapplies it. Orton gets back in the ring and goes for the punt on Cena. Orton misses and Cena rolls him up for a two count. Orton lands a huge clothesline on Cena. Both Triple H and John Cena are down as Orton goes to work on them both. Orton stomps Cena then Hunter. Orton stomps hard at both their midsections, separately and methodically. Orton drops a knee on Triple H’s head, goes for it again and misses. Cena hits a chop block on Orton. Hunter works over the WWE Champion. Cena drops Orton with a suplex. Cena teases Five Knuckle Shuffle on Orton but Triple H lowers the ropes and sends him to the outside. Triple H goes for the Sharpshooter on Orton. He locks it in. Orton screams in pain as he tries to get to the bottom rope. The referee checks for submission but Orton won’t tap. Cena comes in and applies one-half of the STF on Orton. Orton is tapping but the referee won’t call for the bell. Legacy hits the ring and takes out Cena and Hunter respectively. Cena goes for the Attitude Adjustment on Rhodes but Orton hits the RKO on Cena out of nowhere. Orton pins Cena for the win.
Winner & still WWE Champion – Randy Orton
Backstage, The Miz asks Maryse if she needs help stretching. Maryse says he can meet her after her match and she’ll show him her other moves. Miz goes for a kiss but Maryse says he didn’t win the US Championship tonight and she doesn’t want to be seen with a loser. He asks Maryse who does she think she is. Miz says he wasted his time with her last week so she could blast Mickie in the face. Maryse says she’s a champion, Miz says she is a tease and may lose the championship tonight.
Maryse (c) vs. Mickie James
WWE Divas Championship Match
Mickie James, the challenger, comes to the ring first as they role tape from the segment last week on Raw. WWE Diva’s Champion Maryse comes to the ring next. The bell rings and we’re underway. Mickie and Maryse lockup with Mickie throwing Maryse to the mat first. They lockup again to a dead crowd. Maryse pulls Mickie’s hair and lands a shot to her face. Mickie goes after her and grabs some hair. Maryse is rolled up for a one count but Mickie. Mickie goes off the ropes and lands a kick to the face of Maryse. It’s so quiet I can hear the referee in the ring. Mickie is thrown out on the apron but gets kicked in the side of the head. Mickie falls to the outside. Mickie gets up at the count of 7 and finally slides under the bottom rope. Maryse works with Mickie until she counters with a right hand. Maryse takes Mickie down with a two count. Mickie counters out. Maryse applies a chinlock on Mickie and wrenches back.
Maryse throws Mickie out of the ring. She follows her and slaps her around. They’ve lost the crowd badly. Maryse grabs the can of spray and brings it in the ring. Mickie kicks it out of her hands and grabs it. Mickie gets outside of the ring and teases to spray it in Maryse’s face. The referee takes it from Mickie and Maryse works with her. Mickie puts Maryse back in the ring then goes to the top rope. Maryse moves and gets a two count. Maryse applies a submission manevuer on Mickie. The referee checks for submission. Mickie counters out and drops Maryse down to the mat. Mickie assaults Maryse by banging her face off the mat. Mickie lands a clothesline on Maryse and hits a neckbreaker. Mickie goes for a cover and gets a two count. Maryse rolls Mickie up for a two count. Mickie, off a counter, hits a DDT and gets the three-count on Maryse.
Winner & new WWE Divas Champion – Mickie James
Josh Mathews is backstage with Legacy as they talk down their Unified Tag Team Championship loss but put Orton over for retaining the WWE Championship. Cody says they are cementing their Legacy.
Rey Mysterio (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Dolph Ziggler, the challenger, comes out first with Maria. Rey Mysterio is out next with the WWE Intercontinental Championship belt around his waist. The bell rings and we’re underway. Mysterio and Ziggler circled one another as Ziggler hits a dropkick and gets an early cover. Mysterio rolls Ziggler up for a two count. Ziggler applies a side headlock on Mysterio. He throws him off the ropes and hits a shoulder block. Ziggler’s being very aggressive as he locks in a side headlock once again. Maria cheers him on from ringside. Ziggler throws Mysterio off the ropes and lands offense. Mysterio kicks Ziggler in the head. Ziggler reverses a hurricanrana attempt by planting Mysterio’s head into the turnbuckle. Two count for Ziggler. Ziggler throws Mysterio into the turnbuckles with an Irish Whip and follows with a two count. Another side headlock for Ziggler. Ziggler raises up to apply more pressure. Mysterio gets back to a vertical base and backs Ziggler off with elbows. Mysterio counters, sending Ziggler head-first into the steel ring post through the ropes. Mysterio springboards off the ropes with a crossbody on Ziggler for a two count. Ziggler counters with a powerslam and a two count. Ziggler goes for a suplex but Mysterio counters and sends him to the outside. Mysterio goes off the apron to the outside onto Ziggler. They’re back in the ring and exchange counters. Mysterio sets Ziggler up for 610 but misses. Ziggler throws Mysterio out of the ring into the Raw announce table. Ziggler goes to the outside after Rey and rolls him back into the ring.
Ziggler gets a two count on Mysterio. Ziggler goes back to the side headlock on Mysterio. He wrenches back on the hold. Mysterio gets back to a vertical base as Ziggler adjusts his hold. Mysterio kicks Ziggler in the knee and hits a couple of elbows. He walks right into a slam from Ziggler and another near fall. Ziggler drops an elbow on Mysterio for another two count. Ziggler taunts Mysterio, allowing Mysterio counter. Ziggler applies a full nelson on Mysterio in the ring. Rey weakens as the referee checks for submission. Mysterio finally powers out but Ziggler goes right back to it. They exchange roll-up pin attempts for near falls. Mysterio kicks Ziggler in the face hard and gets a two count. Ziggler lands more offense on Mysterio and gets another two count. Ziggler walks into a drop toe hold from Mysterio in the corner, hitting his head on the turnbuckles. Mysterio works with Ziggler on the apron. Mysterio goes off the top rope into a great dropkick from Ziggler. Two count for the challenger followed by another. Mysterio starts to counter and sets Ziggler up on the top rope. Mysterio follows but gets caught on top of him. Ziggler drops him with a huge gut buster. Two count. Mysterio finally hits 619 on Ziggler followed by a big splash to get the pin and retain the championship.
Winner & still WWE Intercontinental Champion – Rey Mysterio
CM Punk (c) vs. Jeff Hardy
World Heavyweight Championship Match
World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk comes out first. The challenger, Jeff Hardy, comes out next for tonight’s main event. Justin Roberts stays in the ring for the formal in-ring introductions. The referee calls for the bell and we’re underway. Punk and Hardy circle one another with Punk landing a kick first. Punk asks Hardy what is he going to do to him. Side headlock applied by Punk, crowd is very pro-Hardy. Punk and Hardy lockup with Punk applying a side headlock once again. Punk hit a shoulder block on Hardy and picked him up for an early GTS. Hardy counters by picking up the pace, sending Punk to the mat then bouncing his head off the top turnbuckle. Punk gets a two count off some offense on Hardy. Punk applies a sleeper hold on Hardy on the mat. Hardy gets to his feet, battling out of the hold. Hardy ends up spilling out of the ring. Punk tells the referee to back off of him. Punk whips off the ropes and shot out of the ring but Hardy gets out of the way, sending Punk crashing into the barrier.
Hardy puts Punk in the ring and gets a two count. Hardy goes to the top rope but Punk goes to the outside. Hardy goes off to the outside but misses and lands on the guard rail. Punk tells the referee the start counting him out. Hardy nearly gets counted out but gets in at 9. Hardy kicks out quickly as Punk kicks the kidneys of Hardy. Punk covers Hardy for a two count. Punk throws Hardy into the turnbuckles, buckling him to the mat. Punk gets a two count on Hardy. And another. Punk locks Hardy in a bow and arrow submission hold on the mat. The crowd gets behind Hardy as he counters into a count. Punk lands a shot to Hardy’s ribs. Hardy sells in the ring as Punk continues to work the lower back/kidney area of Hardy. Punk sets Hardy up on the top rope. Punk attempts a superplex but Hardy counters off the top rope. Both men are down. Hardy and Punk exchange blows in the ring, finally Hardy takes Punk down and lands an inverted atomic drop. Leg drop and baseball slide on Punk. Two count for Hardy on Punk. Hardy sets up for the Whisper in the Wind on the top rope but Punk pushes him off. Punk smiles as Hardy is dazed in the corner. Punk hits a running knee on Hardy but Hardy counters his bulldog attempt and hits Whisper in the Wind and gets a two count.
Face plant release suplex by Hardy. Hardy goes to the top rope, he misses with the Swanton Bomb. Punk hooks Hardy’s arms and hits a backbreaker. Punk locks in a submission maneuver. Punk breaks the hold when Hardy gets to the ropes and calls for Hardy to get up. Punk lands some high kicks on Hardy but walks into a Twist of Fate. Hardy rips off his shirt and goes to the top rope. Swanton Bomb but Punk gets his knees up to block it. Two count for Punk. Punk goes off the middle rope, Hardy counters, but Punk is able to hit GTS! Punk gets a two count, followed by a roll-up two count. Punk pins him against for a two count. Punk walks away and down the ramp with the World Heavyweight Championship belt. Hardy runs after him, causing him to drop the title and brings him back to the ring. Hardy attacks Punk, causing the referee to pull Hardy off him in the corner. Hardy hits another Twist of Fate and goes to the top. Swanton Bomb and Hardy connects. Three count and Hardy is the new World Heavyweight Champion!
Winner & new World Heavyweight Champion – Jeff Hardy
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