WWE Smackdown Results
CM Punk comes out and says 'best in the world' means different things to a lot of people, and The Wyatt Family thinks it makes him a target. Punk says he doesn't know why the Wyatts attacked him, but he doesn't care because he just wants to fight tonight. He says he squashed Paul Heyman and sent him away, so if the Wyatts want to fight, he's there to say let's do it right now on Smackdown. Punk says he's not leaving until they show up, but Curtis Axel comes out instead and says he needs to shut up, and the Wyatts can wait. Axel says they have unfinished business because Punk took his mentor away, but he will make Heyman proud tonight. Axel says Vickie Guerrero granted him a match with Punk tonight, and it's going to take place right now.
Curtis Axel vs CM Punk
Axel kicks Punk in the corner and chokes him with his boot, then he chops Punk before Punk throws him into the corner. Punk hits him and knocks him down, then he hits a top rope axe handle smash before taking Axel down with a snapmare. Punk kicks Axel's thighs and takes him down a few times, then Axel gets to the corner and slams Punk's face into the turnbuckles. Axel throws him outside but Punk sweeps his legs on the apron, then he suplexes him on the barricade as we go to a commercial break. We get back to see Punk go for Go To Sleep, but Axel rolls under the ropes to get away so Punk goes right after him. Axel lifts him and slams him back first into the barricade, then he rolls him in and gets a near fall before elbow dropping him.
Axel taunts him and punches him in the stomach, then Punk comes back with several chops and a boot to the face. Punk goes for a springboard crossbody but Axel ducks, then he connects with a clothesline for a near fall before he applies an elevated chinlock. Punk makes it to his feet and counters with a side suplex, then he kicks Axel and hits a neckbreaker for a near fall. He waits for Axel to get up and hits a running knee smash, then Punk clotheslines him and heads up to the top rope. The lights go out and the Wyatt Family's intro cuts in, but they don't appear and Axel uses it to hit a Perfect Plex for two. Axel hits him several times in the back of the head and goes for a backslide, but Punk counters with Go To Sleep for the win. After the match, Punk looks around as Bray can be heard laughing over the speakers, then he appears on the Titantron and blows the lantern out.
Winner – CM Punk
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