Night Of Champions: World Heavyweight Title Match: CM Punk vs. Jeff Hardy

Posted: July 27, 2009 in PPV Event

Out first for tonight’s main event is the World Heavyweight Champion, CM Punk. Out next is the challenger, Jeff Hardy, to a big pop from the Philly crowd.

We get the formal introductions for this match with Hardy’s name getting a much bigger pop than Punk’s. Punk actually get boo’d mostly. The bell rings and the crowd is chanting Hardy’s name. Punk strikes first with a big kick. More kick attempts by Punk and some taunts to Hardy. They lock up and Punk applies a headlock.

They grapple for a second before breaking it up again. Some stalling here by Punk. They lock up and another headlock by Punk, this time taking it to one knee. Punk with a shoulder off the ropes and Hardy goes down. Punk goes for GTS but Hardy slides out and goes for Twist of Fate. Punk counters but Hardy drops him with two clotheslines. Hardy with shoulders in the corner now. Roll up for 2 by Punk. Punk with another headlock on the mat now. Hardy gets to his feet and fights out of the hold. Hardy dives, Punk moves and Hardy goes rolling to the floor. Punk goes diving and ends up hitting the fan barrier head first.

2 count by Hardy now. Hardy hits a neckbreaker before climbing to the top. Punk rolls to the floor. Hardy leaps off the top to the floor but Punk moves and Hardy lands on the fan barrier. Punk gets back in the ring while the ref starts the count on Hardy. Punk starts celebrating as Hardy rolls right in at 9. Punk covers for a 2 count. Punk with knees to the back now. Another 2 count by Punk. Punk with more kicks and another 2 count. And another 2 count by Punk. Punk locks on a surfboard submission hold on Hardy. Hardy fights out of it but Punk kicks him in the ribs and keeps in control.

Punk takes Hardy to the top and they fight it out. Hardy counters and pushes Punk to the mat, they both go down. They get to their feet and Punk slaps Hardy. They trade right hands. Hardy with some forearm shots off the ropes and an inverted atomic drop. Hardy with the double leg drop and a 2 count. Hardy goes for Whisper in the Wind but Punk pushes him down from the top. Hardy gets up and Punk hits the running knee to the face in the corner. Hardy counters the bulldog and nails Whisper in the Wind for a 2 count.

Hardy drops Punk again and goes to the top. Hardy misses the Swanton Bomb as Punk moved out of the way. Punk lifts Hardy and drops him with a back breaker. Punk locks on a Dragon sleeper hold. Hardy gets up and Punk starts kicking and punching him in the head. Hardy out of nowhere hits the Twist of Fate. Hardy goes to the top and goes for the Swanton. Punk puts his knees up and Hardy lands on them. Punk with a 2 count. Punk jumps off the ropes and Hardy kicks him in the gut. Punk counters with the GTS. 2 count by Punk. And another 2 count by Punk. Another pin attempt, three in a row by Punk.

Punk rolls out to the floor and grabs his World Heavyweight title belt. Punk starts walking to the back as the crowd boo’s. Hardy gets up and attacks from behind, bringing Punk back to the ring. Hardy nails the Twist of Fate again and goes to the top. Hardy nails the Swanton for the pinfall and the win.

Winner and New World Heavyweight Champion: Jeff Hardy


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