Justin Roberts introduces Bret Hart who makes his way to the ring. Bret thanks everyone in two languages, falling three short of Antonio Cesaro. Bret says that it has been fifteen years, so he will take the ovation from the fans which has been going on for a few minutes.
He says that it took a long time to get here. He says that it is a great moment for him to come back to Montreal. He says that he doesnâ€™t know what to say after fifteen years. He says the last time he was here, it turned out to be one of the darkest days of his life, but it was also one of his proudest.
He says that the people of Montreal have been in his heart for fifteen years. Bret says that he remembers this day. It was the people of Montreal who got him through those dark days. It was a uniquely Canadian moment and he says that he stands behind everything that he did that day.
CM Punkâ€™s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Punk circles Bret a few times before saying with all due respect that everything that happened to Bret has been chronicled in the book that Bret wrote about himself. Punk says that he does not have the ego to write a book about himself. His book would be â€˜What Ifâ€™. What if Punk wrestled Bret Hart at Survivor Series 1997 instead of Shawn Michaels.
Bret says that it wouldnâ€™t have mattered because he would have beaten Punk in about a minute.
Punk says what would have happened. The WWE as everyone knows it would not exist. Punk says that he is the best in the world so he does not need Vince McMahon to screw anyone. He would have beaten Hart with his own two hands. No one would have been here today and nobody would have screwed Bret and the Attitude Era would never have existed. Punk says that he would have jumped the sinking ship to WCW.
Bret says that the Best in the World would have been excellently executed by the Best there is, the Best there was, and the Best there ever will be.
Punk says that it drives him crazy that Bret would continue to call himself that. He could call himself the King of England or the King of Memphis, but it wouldnâ€™t matter. Punk asks Jerry how he is doing.
Bret says that he has a history with Lawler, but Jerry always showed up. He never walked out of the ring like a coward.
We go to the footage from last week when CM Punk walked out only to return during the Falls Count Anywhere Match.
Punk says he was in his home town, a town that treats champions respectfully and he was in a hurry to enjoy his well earned day off. He came back to get some things from the locker room and he saw John Cena in front of him.
Punk wants to know where Cena is. Does Cena got Bretâ€™s back? Did Bret ask Cena to be his white knight when it gets too hot in the ring?
Bret says that he talked to John but he wanted to come out and talk to the fan.
Punk tells Bret that he does not know the meaning of the word respect because Bret would not talk to the WWE Champion. Punk says that he will beat John Cena again and he will cement his legacy as the greatest WWE Champion of all time.
Punk says that the ovation that Bret got tonight is the ovation that he deserves everywhere since he is the WWE Champion. Punk says that he will put Cena to sleep on Sunday.
Bret says that Punk is putting the people to sleep right now.
Punk says that he will turn John Cena into a beaten, broken down, empty shell of a man . . . just like Bret is.
Punk drops the mic and backs up.
Punk leaves the ring and lifts the title belt over his head as he proclaims himself the Best in the World.
We go to commercial.
We are back and will Punk face Brodus Clay, Jerry Lawler, or Randy Orton.
Before our first match, Antonio Cesaro will give us five ways to say â€˜Prestigeâ€™ since he is the United States Champion (in Quebec).
Match Number One: Kofi Kingston and R Truth versus Miz and Antonio Cesaro (with Aksana)
Miz and Kofi start things off and Kofi with a waist lock into a side head lock. Miz misses a punch and Kofi with a monkey flip and he gets a near fall. Truth tags in and they hit a double side Russian leg sweep followed by an elbow drop and knee drop from the tag team champions. Cesaro tries to interfere but Truth and Kofi take care of him. Kofi leaps off Truthâ€™s back and hits a flip dive onto Miz and Cesaro as we go to commercial.
We are back and Cesaro with a reverse chin lock and he has the arm tied up. We see footage from the break when Miz knocked Truth off the apron. Cesaro tags Miz back in and Miz with a splash to the back and he gets a near fall.
Miz punches Truth in the corner and the referee pulls Miz out of the way. Miz sets for the Awesome Clothesline and he hits it. Miz goes up top and hits a double sledge to the back for a near fall. Miz with a knee to stop Truth. Truth with a leg lariat and both men are down.
Kofi and Cesaro tag in and Kofi with a springboard clothesline and drop kick followed by a Superman punch. Kofi sets for the Boom Drop and he hits it. Kofi prepares for Trouble in Paradise but he takes care of Miz on the apron. Kofi with a pendulum kick to Cesaro followed by a cross body for a near fall.
Truth with a flying forearm to Miz and Miz goes to the floor. Cesaro takes care of Truth. Cesaro with a rollup and a handful of tights but he can only get a two count. Kofi with Trouble in Paradise for the three count.
Winners: Kofi Kingston and R Truth
We see footage from last week when Ricardo Rodriguez got in the way of Alberto Del Rio to take a Brogue Kick.
We now go to footage from Smackdown when Booker, after having the fans tell him to keep the Brogue Kick, he flip flopped and banned the Brogue Kick.
Sheamus and Bret Hart are in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back it is time to take a look at the deposition that was taken of Sheamus earlier today.
We go to Titan Tower for the deposition.
We find out that Sheamusâ€™ last name is Lifshitz because he is half Irish and half Jewish. Sheamus tells a few jokes and then he says that isnâ€™t his real last name. Otunga wants to get things all serious. Otunga asks Sheamus about what happened on September 3rd. Sheamus says that if he had the opportunity to do it again, he would do it.
Sheamus is asked about Chad Patton. Otunga shows Sheamus a photo of a Brogue Kick to Chad. Otunga asks Sheamus about Daniel Bryan and Sheamus yeses. We see a photo from most of the match between Sheamus and Bryan at Wrestlemania.
Otunga asks Sheamus about the pain that Patton is suffering or the psychological damage to Daniel Bryan. Otunga asks Sheamus if he understands that the Brogue Kick is a lethal weapon. Sheamus says that the Brogue Kick doesnâ€™t discriminate against anyone. Sheamus kicks the camera.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Eve Torres, Layla El, and Kaitlyn versus Natalya, Beth Phoenix, and Alicia Fox
Kaitlyn and Beth start things off and they lock up. Kaitlyn with a waist lock but Beth backs Kaitlyn into the corner. Kaitlyn with knees and forearms followed by a shoulder in the corner. Beth with an Irish whip but Kaitlyn with a few spears. Kaitlyn with a European uppercut and Natalya tags in and punches Kaitlyn.
Natalya and Beth send Kaitlyn to the mat and Natalya gets a near fall. Alicia kicks Kaitlyn in the back and Natalya with a discus clothesline for a near fall. Alicia tags in and she kicks Kaitlyn. Alicia with a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall. Alicia with an Irish whip but she misses a boot in the corner.
Layla tags in and hits a clothesline on Alicia and knocks Beth and Natalya off the apron. Layla with a cross body for a near fall. Eve makes the blind tag and she kicks Alicia and hits a swinging neck breaker for the three count.
Winners: Eve Torres, Kaitlyn, and Layla El
After the match, Eve celebrates the victory and Layla is not happy with Eveâ€™s enthusiasm.
We go to the back where AJ Lee looks a little catatonic and Punk stops by to tell AJ that it is not fair that John Cena does not have a match tonight while Punk has a match against a mystery opponent being picked by AJâ€™s superfriends in the WWE Universe. Punk wants to know if AJ is still mad at him.
AJ tells Punk that things could be worse because he could face Sheamus. She says that a champion versus champion match deserves a bigger build up. The people will choose Punkâ€™s fate this week because he walked out on them. AJ wishes Punk some luck and leaves.
Punk turns around and Brodus Clay is there.
We go to commercial.
We are back and it is time to see if Jerry Lawler, Randy Orton, or Brodus Clay will be facing CM Punk tonight. The winner, with 75% of the vote, is Randy Orton. Lawler finished in second with 13% and Brodus Clay ended up with 12% of the vote.
Match Number Three: CM Punk versus Randy Orton
They circle each other and they lock up with Punk applying a side head lock. Punk with a shoulder tackle. They lock up again and Punk with another side head lock. Punk with another side head lock but Orton with a hip toss and Punk backs into the corner.
Punk tells Orton to back up. They lock up again and Orton with a side head lock. Punk backs Orton into the corner and he connects with a series of knees. Punk works on the abdomen while in the corner. Punk with a boot to the midsection followed by a back breaker for a near fall. Punk with a reverse chin lock. Punk with knees and then he takes Orton to the mat.
Orton gets to his feet and he connects with elbows and a head butt. Orton with a punch and European uppercut. Orton with an Irish whip and Punk floats over. Orton tries for an RKO but Punk escapes and goes to the floor.
Punk walks to the back but Orton follows after him. Orton with a forearm to the back of the head and then he punches Punk. Orton sends Punk into the ringside barrier. Orton gets on the apron but Punk with a drop kick to the knees and Orton goes to the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Punk with an abdominal stretch but Orton escapes with a hip toss. Orton misses a knee drop and he favors the knee. Punk with a knee and boots to the midsection. Punk goes to the turnbuckles with an elbow drop to the abdomen for a near fall. Punk with a leg drop to Orton and he gets a near fall.
Punk goes up top for the double sledge but Orton hits the ropes and crotches Punk. Orton punches Punk an sets for a superplex and he hits it. Orton gets a near fall. Orton punches Punk but Punk with a punch of his own. They get to their feet and they continue the exchange until Orton gains control. Punk with a back heel kick and kick to the chest. Orton with two clotheslines and he avoids a clothesline from Punk. Punk is smart enough to know that the power slam is coming so he holds on to the ropes.
Orton with a back body drop and then Punk goes to the apron. Orton with a kick to the chest and he sets for the IEDDT but Punk with a kick to the head followed by a springboard clothesline for a near fall. Punk signals that someone is going to sleep.
Punk gets Orton on his shoulders but Orton with elbows. Punk avoids an RKO but he cannot avoid a backbreaker and Orton gets a near fall. Orton sends Punk to the apron and it is IEDDT time. Orton twists to the mat and sets for the RKO but Dolph Ziggler comes from behind. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Randy Orton (by disqualification)
After the match, Orton clotheslines Punk over the top rope to the floor and then Orton power slams Ziggler. Orton power slams Punk as well. He waits to RKO Punk but Ziggler attacks Orton from behind. Punk and Ziggler attack Orton and Jerry Lawler gets up from the announce table and he goes after Ziggler and sends him to the floor.
Orton goes after Ziggler while Lawler goes after Punk. Lawler punches Punk while Orton throws Ziggler around and we go to commercial.
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