WWE Survivor Series 2012: CM Punk Retains WWE Title After Busy Finish to "Protect" Ryback
CM Punk started the match running from Cena and Ryack separately before the two made quick work of the champion and dumped him out of the ring.
Cena and Ryback went toe-to-toe, resulting in Cena going to the outside while Punk rolled in to replace him. Punk was once again discarded as Cena reentered the ring.
Cena and Punk began going at it, with Punk quickly taking control and grounding Cena with unique submission holds.
While CM Punk had Cena in a modified submission hold from the Northern Lights position, Ryback picked him up and slammed him. Cena connected with his signature power bomb but Ryback no-sold the maneuver, rising to his feet as the two exchanged blows.
The action spilled to the outside as Ryback threw Cena into the stairs.
Back in the ring with CM Punk, Ryback connected with a Meathook Clothesline, and as he attempted Shell Shocked, Cena locked in the STF.
CM Punk broke the hold with a Flying Elbow Drop. CM Punk and Cena arose from the wreckage, exchanging blows but Ryback quickly broke it up with a double clothesline.
After sending both men over the top rope, Ryback went to the outside and attempted to hit Shell Shocked on both men however they retaliated and double teamed Ryback.
Punk and Cena hit a tandem suplex on Ryback through a table, taking out Ryback.
Cena connected with his moves of doom back in the ring, but CM Punk countered the power bomb with a GTS for a nearfall.
Cena hit the AA immediately after, but Punk kicked out.
Cena later slapped on the AA, but Ryback pulled Cena out of the ring and hit another Meathook Clothesline on Punk.
Ryback hit Shell Shocked on Punk, but Cena broke up the pinfall. Ryback then hit Shell Shocked on Cena, but was immediately attacked by a pack of security guards.
The security guards were revealed as Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. The three put Ryback through a table, then CM Punk covered Cena for the win.
Winner: CM Punk
This Match as an Indiana Athlete: Chris Mullin
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