Jericho comes out in a sparkly new jacket with more colors. So fashionable, that Jericho is. Then Punk comes out, announces it’s clobbering time and they get in the ring to get this thing underway. Jericho is taunting Punk about his father, his mother, his crackwhore sister, his dog that rolls over when you tell it to sit, I mean, he’s a mean guy you guys!
Punk tries to beat the hell out of him but can’t risk DQ. Drama as only WWE can bring you. Punk has a chair and Jericho begs him to hit him with it, but Punk remembers that he wants to NOT be disqualified so he tosses the chair. Finally these two get into a match and it’s a damn good one. Lots of WRESTLING from these guys, hard hits, slams, maneuvers of all kinds. Fast action, steady action and it actually told a story.
I’ve heard it spoken about many times, that the in ring action should tell a story and this match actually did that for me. It said: ”Once upon a time there were two pompous asses who were fighting. Both were really good fighters and they put on one hell of a show. WWE will rarely if ever allow this to happen again. The end.”
Anyhow, after a bunch of finishers, reversals, submissions, reversals, etc, Punk locks in the Anaconda Vice and forces Jericho to tap out. Thus retaining his belt and his claim to being “The Best In The World”. Congrats Punk, congrats Jericho. This is how a match with a semi-retired wrestler should be done. Huge build for Punk, great show by Jericho.
That’s important, and you’ll see why in a bit. Remember this statement: ”This is how a match with a semi-retired wrestler should be done.”
I watched this shit, the least you can do is read it.
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