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WWE Champion CM Punk & Sheamus def. World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan & The Miz
The Second City Saint journeyed to Friday nights, just nine days before he will put his WWE Title on the line against Chris Jericho in what has become an extremely personal WrestleMania showdown (MATCH PREVIEW). Together with Sheamus, he would battle World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan – whom The Celtic Warrior will challenge at The Show of Shows (MATCH PREVIEW)– and The Miz – who has been completely unsuccessful at getting a match on The Grandest Stage of Them All.
Just when Bryan looked be in trouble with The Great White in the fierce tag team main event, the calculating champion quickly tagged himself out, leaving Miz to fend for himself as he took off up the ramp with AJ and his title following close behind him. Sheamus finished off his remaining opponent with the Brogue Kick.
Chris Jericho made a shocking claim about CM Punk’s sister
WWE Champion CM Punk opened the show and angrily called out Jericho for bringing up his father’s alcohol issues. Saying Jericho crossed the line, The Straight Edge Superstar went on to state the seriousness of alcoholism and why Jericho is really the “pathetic” one for making light of a grave condition. (VIDEO)
Jericho didn’t heed Punk’s message, however, as he appeared on the TitanTron just as he did last week – this time making a stunning allegation that Punk’s sister had substance-abuse problems. Punk immediately told Jericho to shut up, called him a liar and vowed to beat the lies out of him at WrestleMania.
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Special guest ring announcer and Psych star James Roday gave The Miz a friendly introduction to his native Ohioans before a showdown with WWE Champion CM Punk. Despite the warm welcome, however, The Awesome One was anything but awesome in the ring as Punk made Miz tap with the Anaconda Vise.
Before The Straight Edge Superstar could finish celebrating his win, Chris Jericho appeared on the TitanTron and made things personal by telling the WWE Universe that the reason Punk embraces a straight-edge lifestyle is because of fears that he will end up like his alcoholic father. Jericho claimed he would leave Punk “a broken man” who would only be remembered as a “pathetic, damn drunk” after their WWE Championship Match at WrestleMania.
The crowd tried to lend their support to the emotionally wounded Punk, but there was no consoling The Second City Savior as he walked dejectedly back up the entrance ramp with his title in hand.
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World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan & Chris Jericho def. WWE Champion CM Punk and Sheamus (WATCH)
WWE Champion CM Punk and the World Heavyweight Champion Daniel Bryan, along with their respective No. 1 contenders, Chris Jericho and Sheamus, all took to the ring for this high-octane tag team contest.
The match started out with the two Superstars seeking to lay claim to the “Best in the World” title – Punk and Jericho – trading holds and exchanging blistery strikes. As the action picked up steam, Sheamus and Bryan each found their way into the mix. Midway into the bout, Sheamus reversed a bulldog attempt by Jericho and launched Y2J knee-first into the turnbuckle. Moments later, however, Jericho was able to break up Sheamus’ attempt at giving Bryan The Celtic Cross.
Eventually, Sheamus and Bryan spilled to ringside, where The Celtic Warrior clobbered The Submission Specialist with a thunderous double-axehandle. Inside the ring, Punk reversed the Walls of Jericho into a small package, but the veteran Jericho managed to roll over Punk just enough to secure Punk’s shoulders to the mat for the three-count. After the match, Jericho grabbed the WWE Championship and pointed to it, while a frustrated Punk could only look on.
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