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WWE Clash At The Castle: Damian Priest vs. Drew McIntyre Result

CM Punk costs Drew McIntyre the World Heavyweight Championship at WWE Clash at the Castle.

The finish of the match saw a ref bump followed by McIntyre hitting Damian Priest with a Claymore. A second “referee” comes out, and it’s CM Punk who refuses to make the three count. McIntyre goes after Punk, and Punk kicks McIntyre low. Priest hits South of Heaven to retain his title.

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Check out a recap of the match, courtesy of our live coverage page:

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match: Damian Priest (c) vs. Drew McIntyre

McIntyre sends Priest over the top with a clothesline. Dive by McIntyre. McIntyre lights Priest up with chops outside the ring. Priest floors McIntyre with an elbow. McIntyre lands a nasty chop. Priest fires back with a right hand. Priest hits the ropes and runs into a spinebuster by McIntyre. McIntyre misses a charge in the corner. Priest splashes McIntyre in the corner and lands a broken arrow. McIntyre kicks out. McIntyre fires up. Priest rolls out of the ring. McIntyre sends Priest into the commentary desk.

Before Priest can collect himself, McIntyre whips him into the Prime Energy Drink set up at ringside. Priest tries the Sky walker press, but his foot gets caught in the ropes. McIntyre stomps Priest while he’s hanging upside down. Priest gets free. McIntyre suplexes Priest back into the ring. Priest destroys McIntyre with a lariat. Priest tries South of Heaven. McIntyre avoids it and hits a Future Shock. Priest kicks out. McIntyre runs into a boot from Priest. Priest lands a Razor’s Edge. Kick out by Priest. McIntyre and Priest trade shots.

The closing moments…

McIntyre lands a neck breaker, then calls for the Claymore. Priest rolls out of the ring. McIntyre Claymore Kicks Priest through the barricade! McIntyre rolls Priest back into the ring. As the crowd cheers, McIntyre calls for another Claymore. Priest reverses it into South of Heaven. McIntyre kicks out! Priest favors’ his ankle while he sets up a rana off the top. McIntyre pops up and hits a Claymore out of nowhere! Priest kicks out! McIntyre is shocked. Overhead throw by McIntyre.

The referee ducks out of the ring to avoid getting run over. As the referee gets back on the apron, McIntyre sends Priest into the referee. McIntyre lands another Claymore! There is no referee to make the count. A referee runs down to the ring to make the count. As they count one or two, the referee stops. The camera pans around, and it’s CM Punk in a referee shirt. McIntyre grabs Punk by the throat. Punk kicks McIntyre in the balls. The real referee gets back in the ring while Priest hits South of Heaven for the win.

Winner and STILL WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Damian Priest!

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