CM Punk vs Ryback: Hell in a Cell
This may not have been the best match of the ppv, but it was my favorite of the night. CM Punk played the chicken heel role just perfect. There is no way in hell he can stand up to someone like Ryback without cheating, and that is exactly what he did. Using Heyman as a distraction, and using the fire extinguisher to blind Ryback was great. No time wasted by Punk when he was on the offense.
Ryback on the other hand did the monster role just perfect. He really did look unstopable. No selling the kendo shots, and no selling that suicide dive that Punk did. He beat the shit out of Punk, and I really thought he had the match won, and then boom. Punk retains with a low blow from the referee and a quick roleup.
The match itself is pretty good actually. Ryback's best match ever, and Punk really did carry him very nicely. Fast paced action with a lot of weapons. The cell was used a bit, the steel chair, the fire extinguisher, the kendo stick and the spear through the steel steps was great too.
Anyways, what makes the match even better to me is the epic aftermath. Ryback jsut destroys Punk and the referee. Throw Punk head first in the cell, and then just kills the referee. Then he kills the referee when he picks him up over his head and throws him out of the ring into the cell Great moment to see, and it looked very painful.
Thats not the end of it though. Punk tries to escape by climbing the cell, and I have to admit, just seeing these guys climb the cell brought back a lot of good memories of old Hell in a cell matches. Anyways, on top Ryback picks up Punk and slams him down with the Shell Shocked on the roof. The ppv ends with Ryback standing tall on top of the cell with the fans chanting FEED ME MORE.
Overall, I thought both guys came out looking great in this match. Ryback looks like an even bigger monster with the way he just completly destroyed Punk and the referee in the match, and after the match. Credibility was not lost with this match, but it was gained for him. Punk on the other hand ended Ryback's undefeated streak, is still the WWE champion, and will probably be going into a feud with the Rock soon.
My star rating: ***