Hands down, this was the match of the night, as well as the least predictable.
Many people wondered if AJ would interfere on behalf of either men. But she didn't, and the result was an absolutely enthralling and technical match—and thanks to the outcome, we're going to be treated to more.
Bryan applied the Yes Lock, which Punk reversed, pinning Bryan's shoulders in the process. The referee counted the pinfall, and just after three, Punk tapped.
Of course, Bryan is going to complain, and of course, there's going to be a rematch at No Way Out. But the question still remains, how will AJ factor in?
Last night, she effectively weirded out CM Punk and everyone else by turning up during his pre-match interview with Josh Mathews. She didn't do a thing except proclaim that the match would be exciting to watch, but that's more than enough to speculate about her continued involvement.
And as far as that goes, a thought occurred to me last night. It may be a bit out of left field, but it's a thought nonetheless.
A lot of fans are of the opinion that the recent "revolution" video on WWE.com pertains to the debut of Dean Ambrose.
Well, let's say that it does. What if AJ is working alongside him?
Think about it. They're both crazy, they both have vendettas, they're both up-and-coming within the WWE. The dirt sheets have suggested that higher-ups have been impressed with Ambrose. Impressed enough, perhaps, to insert him into the title picture right away? It certainly wouldn't be the first time that's happened.
AJ would align herself with Ambrose as a way to get back at Bryan, and if CM Punk remains in the picture, Bryan wouldn't have to turn face. At the same time, AJ could insert herself into the Divas title picture and a new crazy power couple would be born.
Sounds pretty appealing to me.
Katie Gregerson is a pro wrestling trainee turned pro wrestling journalist and blogger. You can read her posts for theScore's Aftermath blog, subscribe to her blog Ring the Bell! and follow her on Twitter @katiegregerson