They noted during the match that HHH and Stephanie left for an emergency meeting. What, they couldn't Skype?
CM Punk vs. Ryback with Paul Heyman
Ryback muscled Punk into the corner but the referee split them up. They locked up again and Ryback shoved him down hard and dared him to fight. The crowd began chanting for Punk. They locked up again and Ryback nailed him with a shoulderblock in the corner. He whipped Punk to the opposite corner but Punk slid down and nailed a kick to the leg when Ryback charged.
Ryback went to the floor for words of wisdom from Paul Heyman. He returned but Punk nailed a series of shots. Ryback went back to the floor to regroup but this time, Punk nailed a dive. Punk climbed up on the guard rail and jumped off but Ryback caught him. Ryback went to run Punk into the ringpost but was shoved into it instead.
Ryback returned to the ring, where Punk nailed a flying bodypress for a two count. Punk nailed a kick to the head but was grabbed and whipped hard into the buckles. Ryback slammed Punk off the buckles. The crowd chanted, "You can't wrestle" at Ryback.
Ryback sent Punk hard into the ringpost ribs-first and continued to work over Punk. The crowd began catcalling for Goldberg. Ryback worked over Punk with a belly to belly overhead suplex and a legdrop for a two count.
Ryback worked over Punk, scoring several two counts. Ryback locked on a side chinlock, then a rear naked choke, trying to make Punk tap. Heyman was yelling for Punk not to tap so Ryback can keep beating him. Punk was able to escaped and nailed a series of elbow smashes to the face. Ryback charged Punk in the corner but was kicked away. He tried again but missed and hit the corner.
Punk mounted a comeback with kicks and forearm smashes. Punk nailed a leaping leg lariat and a swinging neckbreaker. He called for the GTS. Paul Heyman took the mic and proclaimed he was the best in the world to distract Punk and allow Ryback to attack him from behind.
Ryback powerbombed Punk and scored a two count. Heyman told Ryback to do it again, but during this powerbomb attempt, Punk slipped out and nailed a roundhouse kick. Punk nailed his running knee in the corner and clothesline, then went to the top rope. He nailed the flying elbowsmash for another two count.
Punk nailed a series of knee smashes in the corner. He went for another but was grabbed for a powerbomb. Punk turned it into a rana and went for the GTS. Ryback nailed several elbows to the face, then grabbed Punk in an over the shoulder powerslam for a two count. He began beating the hell out of Punk, who was against the ropes. The referee admonished him, allowing Paul Heyman to grab a Singapore Cane. He was going to nail Punk but the referee turned around. Heyman tried to explain to the ref what happened, allowing Punk to nail Ryback with a low blow. Punk covered Ryback and scored the pin.
Your winner, CM Punk!
Good match. They told a nice story in the ring with Punk's finesse vs. Ryback's power. God, physical story with the twist being that Punk outsmarted them by cheating.
Good match. They told a nice story in the ring with Punk's finesse vs. Ryback's power. Good, physical story with the twist being that Punk outsmarted them by cheating.
The signal died. UH OH!
We returned to a shot of ring announcer Justin Roberts standing in the ring. We went to the announcers, who explained they lost power in Buffalo. They promised we'd see the main event in its entirety. They then did the ring entrances and announcements.
WWE championship: Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan
They went back and forth with some nice wrestling early. Orton worked him over with a side headlock. Bryan came back working over his arm and nailing some kicks. Orton cut him off with a hard shot to the head. Orton nailed a series of knees to the face.
Orton began working over Bryan's arm but Bryan reversed and nailed a series of kicks to the chest. He scored with a Dragon Screw Legwhip and began working over Orton's knee and ankle. He tied up Orton's leg and began nailing forearms. Bryan followed up with chops and kicks in the corner.
Bryan set Orton on the top and followed but Orton shoved him off. Bryan was crotched on the top rope. Orton clotheslined him off the ropes and followed up with another short arm clothesline. Orton beat Bryan in the corner with punches.
Orton nailed a running clothesline in the corner. He went for another but Bryan kicked him off and nailed a clothesline for a two count. Orton nailed a big knee as Bryan charged him. He picked up Bryan and dropped him across the top rope.
Orton whipped Bryan into the corner but Bryan went up and over. Orton tossed him over the top but Bryan skinned the cat and nailed a rana over the top to the floor. Bryan pulled himself in and nailed a dive to the outside. He drilled Orton with a series of kicks to the chest and whipped him into the guard rail, then charged with a big dropkick on the floor.
Bryan tossed Orton in and went to the top rope for a big missile dropkick attempt. Orton caught him and slammed Bryan down with a powerbomb or a two count, then locked in a Boston Crab. Bryan tried to make it to the ropes but was dragged back to the center of the ring. The crowd chanted for Bryan, who turned himself around and went for a small package for a two count.
Bryan went for the Yes Lock but Orton grabbed the ropes before it could be cinched in and rolled outside. Bryan went for a sliding kick to the outside, but Randy avoided it and sent him into the steps. Orton grabbed Bryan's arm and yanked him into the ringpost shoulder-first, then hit a belly to back suplex on the guard rail.
Orton dragged Bryan back into the ring and began beating him with right hands. Orton placed him on the top but was fought off. Bryan went to come off the ropes but Orton cut him off and nailed a superplex into the ring. Orton was dazed but covered Bryan for a two count.
Orton and Bryan battled back and forth with forearms, strikes and chops. Bryan got the better of the exchange but was kicked in the gut. He turned Orton's offense into a backslide and a kick to the head for a two count. Orton rolled to the outside. Bryan went to suplex him into the ring but Orton reversed and Bryan took a suplex to the floor.
Orton began setting up the Spanish announcing table for plunder. He went for a powerbomb onto it but Bryan escaped, nailed a series of kicks and whipped Orton into the ringsteps. Bryan broke the referee's count and went to the top with a flying attack to the floor.
Orton was tossed back into the ring and Bryan went to the top for the flying headbutt. He connected and covered Orton for a close two count. Bryan exploded with charging dropkick after charging dropkick un the corner, wiping Orton out.
Bryan began measuring and kicking Orton in the chest. Out of nowhere, Orton grabbed him with an exploder suplex. Orton nailed the hanging DDT off the ropes. He mocked Bryan and set up for the RKO. He went for it and missed. Bryan missed a kick. Orton rolled him up. Bryan kicked out and locked on the Yes Lock.
The Big Show's music hit.
Show came out and pulled the referee out of the ring. Bryan questioned him and Show nailed a KO punch, then stood there outside angry with himself.
Brad Maddox sent another referee, who was the "fired" Scott Armstrong, out to the ring. He counted two, but Show pulled him out and KO'd Armstrong as well.
Maddox looked shocked and Orton was in the ring angry and disgusted.
Show got into the ring and stood over Orton. Orton began yelling at him about how much trouble Show is in and shoved him. Show KO'd Orton. The place went nuts for that.
They played Show's music.
Maddox stood on the stage completely worried about what the hell just went down.
Show celebrated and yes, they went off the air with no winner.
So, there is no new champion.
What a letdown to what was a pretty solid show until this. NO excuse to ever ask viewers to pay $54.99 and not give them a true ending to the show.