Punk comes out, but is in a bit of pain after defending the WWE Championship against Jericho last night. A fantastic match, by the way.
And now here comes Mark Henry. He was at Wrestlemania last night, helping Team Johnny win.
Yes, the last three segments of this show have had a big guy involved: Brodus, Lord Tensai and Henry.
We start off with Henry overpowering him in a lockup. Punk thinks a bit different, applying some kicks to his legs. Punches and chops by Punk. A dropkick. A second dropkick, but Henry blocks him.
Henry delivers a double-axe handle and grabs him from under the ropes.
Henry delivers a couple stomps to Punk's already-damaged back, then steps on him, holding onto the ropes.
But Punk comes back with some knees. He bounces off the ropes, but Henry delivers a clothesline! He goes for the pin, but goes for the two-count. Henry shouts, "I own you!" All I can think of is Call of Duty.
Continuing to show his power. Henry says, "You move when I tell you to." I laugh.
Punk tries to fight back with some more kicks. He goes for a cross body, but Henry delivers a bear-hug. Punk gives him some chops to get out, then delivers a DDT. Punk goes for the pin, but it's a two-count.
Punk kicks him in the chest, then knees against Henry's head. Punk goes for another pin, but Henry has his hand on the ropes.
Now CM Punk jumps off the turnbuckle, but Henry catches him and delivers him against the turnbuckle.
Henry climbs, but gets stuck. Punk tries to do something, but Henry gives him a big boot.
Henry attempts to slingshot-body press him, but CM Punk avoids the 412-pound behemoth.
Punk slingshots him over the top rope, but Henry clotheslines him, and we go to a commercial.
We come back, as Punk is on the top rope, jumps off again, but another boot. We see during the commercial, Henry delivers a massive punch to Punk's face.
Henry makes a submission attempt, but Punk is able to get out of that. More kicks by Punk follow, but Henry continues to deliver the power. There are more kicks and chops to Henry again. After a high kick Henry's face, he's down.
Is the third time the charm on the top rope? A Macho Man Randy Savage elbow drop ensues, but Punk took some pain from the hit, as well. Henry gets up faster than Punk, which is weird.
There's a Shining wizard, and a second one. Punk tires a Bulldog attempt, but Henry overpowers him and drops him over the top rope.
However, Punk can't get back in the ring. He gets the 10-count, but Punk retains the title because you can only win by pinfall or submission.
Henry isn't happy with this,and delivers a World's Strongest Slam on the floor.
John Laurinaitis comes out and tells him he wants more competitive matches.
Jericho comes out. He says how their match was a classic. He's got a bottle of alcohol with him, and pours it all over him. He kicks him, but slips. I laugh at that. Jericho fetches another drink and slams it against Punk's head.
It was actually a very solid match. Good showing by Henry, who had been squashed in recent weeks. What ruins this grade is the ending and the whole alcoholism storyline. Seriously, do we need to incorporate Punk's family and their drug problems into the mix. Wasn't this feud supposed to be about who's the "Best in the World?" Yeah...whatever happened to that?