Monday, July 18, 2011


Didn't get to watch the show, but followed along with the A1 Crew as well as Jason Powell with  Needless to say this sounds as if it were an EPIC ending tonight.  From Powell's article there is this play by play:
At 32:30, Vince McMahon and John Laurinaitis walked halfway down the aisle. Vince had a look of disgust on his face. Inside the ring, Cena applied the STF. Vince tired to recreate Montreal by calling for the bell. He sent Laurinaitis to ring it, but Cena released the hold and cut off Laurinaitis.

Cena indicated to Vince that he wasn't going to win that way. Meanwhile, Punk recovered, picked up Cena, and hit the GTS. Punk made the cover and scored the 1-2-3. The crowd roared in approval. Cole said that in one hour and 13 minutes, Punk was going to be a free agent and could leave with the WWE Championship.

Vince McMahon went to ringside and grabbed Lawler's headsets. He said stop it and then said, "Get Alberto out here." Del Rio ran out with the briefcase. Punk blasted him with a kick to the head that left him lying in the ring. Punk looked down and Vince and smiled. Punk hopped onto the guardrail and stopped long enough to blow a kiss to Vince.

Punk ran through the crowd with the WWE Championship as the live crowd went ballistic. Vince was left standing on the ring apron with a look of shock while Punk held up the championship belt in the crowd. The camera showed Punk walking through the concourse while Vince remained in the ring in shock to end the show...
Wow, I didn't think they had the guts to do it.  Having ADR come down was brilliant as everyone thought they would take the easy out of having Del Rio cash-in.  Punk actually leaving the PPV with the WWE title?  Fascinating.

Also, I hope he does get a new belt.