WrestleMania results: WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho

WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho - WrestleMania 28


MIAMI– For weeks, Chris Jericho made things personal with WWE Champion CM Punk, bringing his family into things (WATCH). The two used The Grandest Stage of Them All to settle their score and finally prove who indeed is best in the world. (PHOTOS)

Before the match, Punk was informed by new General Manager of Raw and SmackDown John Laurinaitis that if he lost his temper and were disqualified, he would lose his title. “I don’t want a brawl out there,” Laurinaitis warned Punk before the match. Even before he entered the squared circle, the deck was stacked against the champion.

WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho - WrestleMania 28

Punk and Jericho couldn’t have had a better stage to back up their claims of being the best in the world. They went to war in front of 78,363 in attendance at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium – a new record for the venue. The massive event was also only the third time in history that WrestleMania was held outdoors.

With The Grandest Stage of Them All set, the rivals went to work, each bringing a wealth of experience to the ring. Heading into his 11th WrestleMania, Jericho boasted being the first-ever undisputed World Champion, a six-time World Champion, and a nine-time Intercontinental Champion. Going into his sixth WrestleMania, Punk was a five-time World Champion.

WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho - WrestleMania 28

As the battle began, Jericho wasted no time trying to get Punk disqualified. When Punk raised a steel chair and was poised to strike his opponent, Jericho urged him on with taunts about his family. But Punk didn’t let his emotions get the better of him and held back before getting himself disqualified.

As the two went toe-to-toe, it appeared Punk had Jericho where he wanted when he blasted him with the GTS. But Jericho avoided the pinfall by cleverly putting his leg on the ropes.

Next, Jericho locked the champion in his punishing Walls of Jericho. But Punk dug deep and found his way to the ropes to break the hold. When Jericho served up a blistering Codebreaker, even that was not enough to bring down the champion who continued to scratch and claw to prove who was best in the world.

As The Second City Saint continued to fight tooth-and-nail to defend his title, he went for another GTS. But Jericho countered with another session in The Walls of Jericho. Yet again, Punk fought his way out and locked his foe in the Anaconda Vise. Unbelievably, Jericho fought his way out. But the champion regained the upper hand and pulled Jericho into his clutches one last time, making him tap out to the Anaconda Vise.

On The Grandest Stage of Them All, Punk proved he is indeed best in the world. Who will be the first to challenge his claim? Tune in to Monday’s Raw at 9/8 CT on USA Network.

9 Comments on “WrestleMania results: WWE Champion CM Punk vs. Chris Jericho”

  1. I am SO proud of you Punk! There was never any doubt you would retain your title, you are an outstanding role model (as well as being drop-dead gorgeous!!).

    ‘Were you born to resist, or be abused
    Is someone getting
    The best, the best, the best, the best of you’

    Last night Jericho GOT the best from you!
    Love ya Punk

    Jaz xxx

  2. I’m proud of you too. I supposed you have to force yourself trying to follow the rules and not getting disqualified… But I knew you should walk away from Wrestlemania as Champion. You will also have to fight again with John Laurinaitis… I want to see you as Champ in two weeks’ tim here in Italy!

  3. I’m so happy that punk won jericho didnt deserve it this is the best thing i have heard.

  4. Best moment in ages. Really thought u were getting the screwjob over the title. Gratz on keeping it, but looks like you paid with blood tonight.

  5. the best in the world 4r ever…love u champ and i miss u so mush i hope u ok..u r not just the best wrisler in the world but the best man the best brother and the best hero in the world..i never stop beleive in u one second..

  6. Jericho sucks you are one of the best wrestlers in the world and the best role model I’ve ever had in my entire life .Jericho keeps saying that you are an alcoholic but he shouldn’t be talking. He was probably drunk when he lost in wreslemania and when he hit you in the head with that bottle heck he’s probably drunk right now!

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