WWE Capitol Punishment 2011: Live Results and Reactions
WWE's newest PPV, Capital Punishment, is upon us, and it sure is full of some intriguing matchups, several of which I never saw coming.
R-Truth vs. John Cena and Alex Riley vs. The Miz? Really?!
Then we have the World Heavyweight Title match involving Christian and Randy Orton. But will it even happen? Orton is said to have a legit concussion, and he is reportedly a "game-time" decision.
Speculation has it that it'll either be a short match or a third party will make their way into the match. All signs point to a triple-threat gig involving Sheamus. That way, the Celtic Warrior and Captain Charisma could do the bulk of the wrestling while Orton is out of the ring. Then at the end, Orton could come in for the win.
Now this is speculation, of course. With Orton's concussion being mild, he still does have to pass the impact test to even be allowed to perform, according to WWE's Wellness Policy.
Either way, Orton will still be performing in the title match. But will it be in a big fashion? That is yet to be determined.
The Capital Punishment PPV is said to have a lot of press and backing by WWE and I expect many Washington celebs to be at the arena on Sunday. See if you can spot any.
In any case, sit back and enjoy as we at Bleacher Report live blog Capitol Punishment, WWE's latest and greatest new Pay-Per-View event.
Finally the last match of the night, R-Truth vs John Cena(c) for the WWE Championship
Introductions are done and the ref holds up the WWE Title. Both men are tested for weapons
The crowd chants, Let's go Cena, Cena sucks!
The two lock up, but then back off. Truth gets out of the ring
He then comes back in, and gets Cena in the ropes, hits him down and beats him with punches. The ref backs him off and Cena comes back. Truth gets thrown, but as an irish whip is done and Truth catches himself and gets out of the ring
Truth comes back in and Cena attempts the AA. Truth gets out and does a front suplex
Truth then does a nice side kick to Cena.
Truth does some dancing into a leg drop
Truth then goes for a front face lock.
Goes for punches, then he throws Truth, Killings comes back and hits the lie detector.
Both men are down. Now, both are up and Cena is in the corner. Truth hits him in the corner and Cena is down. Pin attempt, and kick out.
Truth does a "You can't see me" to Cena. He gets him out of the ring and Cena gets back in. He runs at Truth, but Truth gets in a clothesline.
Cena is in the corner and Truth attacks and won't stop. The ref finally gets him off
Monkey toss by Truth. Cena powers out
Sleeper applied by Truth. Cena gets out and Truth gets in a body scissors lock
The Cena chants come back
Cena gets out and goes for the STF, but Truth gets to the ropes. Truth then gets in a clothesline
Truth then hits a great suplex, pin attempt and kick out
Truth does some dancing and attempts a leg drop. Truth misses and Cena then goes for his moves of doom. You can't see me and then attempts the AA. Truth blocks it and goes for a version of the stunner.
Cena is back on the ropes. Truth tries a body splash, but misses and Cena gets on the STF. Truth makes it to the ropes.
Truth gets in a cheap shot and hits the scissors kick. Pin attempt and kick out by Cena.
Truth goes up top and attempts a cross body. Cena rolls through and then attempts the AA. Truth hits the front face crusher move and Cena rolls out of the ring
Truth goes outside the ring and Truth takes a Cena hat from a little jimmy. The kid throws his coke in Truth's face and Truth gets thrown back in the ring by Cena only for Cena to hit him with the Attitude Adjustment. Gotta love the kid plant. Cena gets the kid and celebrates with him in the ring.
Your winner and still WWE Champion, John Cena.
The Capital Punishment PPV is now over, thanks for joining me!
Another stupid segment with Obama is up. Army people are shown in the crowd saluting
What chants are coming out during Obama's speech, and Obama is talking about WWE talents.
This fake Obama sounds like he's Obama on helium.
Booker T stops Obama, and asks him to join him in the ring
Book talks about Obama making history being the first black President. He then talks about how he can do the Spinaroonie though.
Book asks the crowd if they want Obama to do it too.
And you guessed it, Obama does it. WOW! It is then called the Barackaroonie. This is sad
Random match added, Jack Swagger vs Evan Bourne
Both men lock up and back off
Now both get locked up again and Swagger gets some mat style moves in.
He then gets an arm lock on Bourne. Evan pops out and Swagger hits a shoulder block. Bourne gets in a hurrancanranna.
But Swagger comes back with 2 gutbusters. Pin attempt, and kick out by Bourne
Swagger then hits elbows on Bourne and another pin is attempted, kick out by Bourne
Swagger then gets a necklock in.
Camera goes to Keith Stone and the Bellas randomly
Swagger then does push ups on Bourne. Bourne gets in some headkicks, but Bourne gets thrown by Swagger via back body drop
Swagger gets Bourne chest first in the turnbuckle and hits him numerous times in the back. He then falls to the ground. Swagger then hits a splash on Bourne.
Swagger then hits some clubs to Bourne's back. But Bourne mounts a comeback just to get slammed by Swagger
Swagger goes for a splash again but Bourne gets the knees up. Kick to the head of Swagger. Pin attempt and kick out
Big boot to Bourne. Bourne gets up.
Bourne then goes for a jumping swing DDT to Swagger. Pin attempt and kick out. Head kick to Swagger. Attempted Shooting Star Press. But Swagger gets away. Goes for a gutwrentch suplex but Bourne gets out and gets in a roll pin and gets the 1, 2, 3.
Winner: Evan Bourne!
In ring segment
The Bellas come out with Keith Stone. Promoting beer on a PG Show WWE? WOW
This was a waste of a small segment
Next match, Randy Orton(c) vs Christian for the World Heavyweight Championship. Orton has been cleared to wrestle as he has passed his Impact test by docs. But things could still get interesting in this match up.
Introduction of the two is done and the belt is risen by the ref. The ref then checks the two for weapons.
Orton looks pumped and then attacks Christian.
Gets him in the corner and attacks, Christian throws Orton into the opposite corner and Orton pops out hitting a clothesline.
Christian goes on the attack. But Orton hits a Thesz press and punches Christian.
Christian goes on the attack only to be put in a headlock, the two get going and Orton catches Christian. Orton moves away and goes on the attack. Christian gets him down and goes to the top, he attempts a dropkick but Orton swats him away.
Orton gets hit out of the ring and Christian dives out only to miss, Orton hits a shoulder block and the two get back in the ring. Orton then goes for the 10 punches on the ropes. After, he knocks Christian outside the ring. The two are outside the ring.
Orton attempts a DDT from the steps, but Christian gets out and goes on the attack. The two then get back in the ring and Christian gets on the attack more.
He gets Orton in a headlock but Orton gets out. Christian throws him into the turnbuckle, but Orton catches him and gets a roll up. Christian gets out and hits a spinebuster on Orton
Christian attempts an irish whip into the turnbuckle, but Orton reverses it. Both men are down.
They get up and Orton hits a big back body drop
Orton then goes for forearms to Christian's chest. Orton backs off and then takes a brief rest. Orton then goes back and Christian reverses it and goes for an impaler. Orton gets out and hits a scoop slam. Pin attempt but Orton, and kick out by Christian
Orton attempts his rope DDT and Christian pops out. He then goes for a suplex to the outside of the ring. He blocks it and gets Christian up for a superplex. He hits it and goes for the pin, but kick out by Christian
The two wobble and throw punches. Orton then hits a unique move, I'd call it a version of a bodypress neckbreaker
Christian gets back back up and attempts the RKO. He gets out. Christian then gets hit by the rope DDT by Orton.
Orton then calls for the RKO
Blocked by Orton into an Impaler
Pin attempt by Christian and kick out by Orton
Christian gets ready for the spear and Orton leapfrogs it, but then Christian hits the spear when he turns around. Goes for the pin, and kick out by Orton
Dropkick by Orton.
Rope kick by Christian, he goes to the top and misses Orton. RKO by Orton!
Christian has his foot under the rope, and the ref still counts to 3.
Winner and still World Heavyweight Champion, Randy Orton
Orton then hits Christian with the title, payback people!
Next match Rey Mysterio vs CM Punk. Match of the Night possibly?
CM Punk chants come out
Rey Rey and Punk go on the attack. A lot of mat wrestling comes into play.
Rey Rey gets some kicks in.
Punk gets in a shoulder block
Rey Rey gets come nice lucha moves in and then gets Punk on the ropes.He then goes for the 619 anf Punk moves. He goes out of the ring and then Rey goes for the west coast pop, Punk catches him and drops him on the barricade.
Punk gets Rey back in the ring.
Punk gets Rey down and goes for a bow and arrow lock. Pretty sick hold
Rey pops out and goes for the pin, kick out.
Rey tries to go on the attack but Punk gets him down and gets his legs locked around Rey's waist.
Rey Rey gets out and punches at the legs, he goes against the ropes and heads for a lucha move but Punk hits a titlawirl slam.
Punk then gets another body lock on.
Rey gets out and gets a hurrancanranna
Punk hits a clothesline, picks Rey up and gets in an abdominal stretch.
Rey gets out, goes toward the ropes and Punk heads for him, but then he misses and hits the turnbuckle. Rey goes after him but misses, gets him upside down and Punk hits a dropkick, Goes for a pin and Rey kicks out.
Punk gets out of the ring, and then Rey hits an Asai Moonsault on Punk
Punk is back in the ring and Rey goes to the top, he then goes for a unique headbutt dive
Rey then hits a cross body but Punk rolls out. A series of moves come with the two and then Rey gets in a headkick. Pin attempt, 1..2...kick out by Punk.
Rey goes to the top rope, Punk catches him and hits a backdrop from the top to Rey
pin attempt, 1...2...kick out
Rey gets in the corner and then Punk hits a flash kick to Rey. Tries it again and Rey moves out of the way, Rey then gets momentum and hits a 619 but Punk falls to the outside. Rey gets him back in and goes to the top rope. He goes for a frogsplash and Punk gets his legs up. Pin attempt and kick out by Rey
Punk calls GTS time
Goes for it and countered by Rey, pin attempt and kick out by Punk
Punk gets in a headkick. Pin attempt, kick out by Rey
GTS attempt by Punk, Rey gets out and armdrags onto the ropes. Misses the 619, and Punk catches him for the GTS. Pin attempt, 1....2....3!
Winner: CM Punk. Finally a PPV win for Punk
Santino, Kelly Kelly, and Beth are backstage with President Obama.
Satino tries to teach Obama the Cobra, and he's attacked by the secret service.
Josh Matthews interviews CM Punk. He talks about the scum of the politicians in Washington
Punk claims to not be a lair. He talks about Rey Mysterio being one. Punk claims that he is no superhero, but a liar and he, CM Punk, tells you he is using you.
Next match, Wade Barrett(c) vs Ezekiel Jackson, IC Title match
USA Chants come in. Neither are from America, good job crowd.
Zeke gets in a slam. Barrett comes back with punches. But Jackson gets in the torture rack, but Wade gets out.
Zeke gets in a huge club to the back of Barrett and goes for a pin, but a kick out by Wade
Barrett is on the attack, puts Zeke in a corner, then hits a big boot to Zeke.
Barrett then hits a sideslam to the over 300lb Jackson.
More USA Chants.
Barrett is still hitting Jackson, and he goes for a pumphandle slam.Jackson gets out
We want Ryder chants come out.
Pumphandle slam by Barrett
Jackson gets up and goes to the corner, Barrett goes for a big boot in the corner again and misses. Jackson then hits some clotheslines.
Then a splash in the corner to Zeke. Barrett gets on the attack, and boom, Wasteland by Barrett.
Goes for a pin, kick out.
More USA Chants.
Zeke is down and Barrett goes for a kick to the face, Jackson catches him and goes for his series of bodyslams.
He teases and goes for the torture rack. Barrett taps
Your winner and new IC Champion, Ezekiel Jackson!
Wade Barrett does an interview, takes the mic and walks around backstage.
Talks about the WWE needing a Queen or a King, he then goes out to the ring and talks about politics and America. He tells Big Zeke, "everyone here will witness me destroy you"
Can you guess what match is next?
Truth is talking to a photographer.
Truth then goes crazy on him regarding his comment on the WWE Title's nameplate. Kinda weird obviously
Next match up, Big Show vs Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio comes out and Show sneak attacks him.
They both get in the ring
Now both are out. Slap to the chest by Show to Del Rio. Show then throws Del Rio into the barricade!
For some reason Mark Henry comes out and attacks Show. He then throws him through the Spanish Announce Table!
Del Rio is in the ring, just watching. Henry then goes for Show's leg, the injured one according to Cole.
Apparently, the match has just started.
Show is being counted out, but gets back in. The ref asks if he can still go, Show says yes.
Show hobbles on the leg, and Del Rio goes for the leg.
Show then throws Del Rio some, and Del Rio gets back on the attack. But Show chokeslams him.
He then gets out of the ring and Show comes toward the ropes, Del Rio pulls his head down and then Del Rio goes to the top rope.
Del Rio is caught and Del Rio gets the attack on, He tries to go for the armbreaker and can't get it. He then gets the leg and is putting on a kneebar.
Show then gets to the ropes
Del Rio waits for Show to get up.
Show is having trouble getting up.
Del Rio is smiling, thinking he's got the match won.
Show can't get back up and the ref calls it. Del Rio wins!
Kind of a boring overall match, and a bit weird.
Sgt, Slaughter is in the back, and they have him coversing with a fake Obama. This along with his fake security.
Vickie Guerrero comes in and sings happy father's day in b-day style.
Next match, The Miz vs Alex Riley.
A lot of people were waiting for this one. Nice video package played. Figured this would be later in the show, but I digress,
Miz tells Riley, "Nobody cares about you". Riley then kicks Miz. Miz runs around the ring and runs back in to catch Riley, Riley then catches Miz and hits him repeatedly,
Miz then gets space and gets a kick in.
Miz then throws him into the corner and gets some knees and kicks in. Pulls him into the middle of the ring and gets in a knee to the ribs.
Miz is talking this whole time, just killing Riley verbally.
Miz has Riley on the mends, But Riley comes back, onto to get kicked to the knees and a DDT is hit by Miz.
Miz then gets in a kick to the head while Riley is sitting in the ring in a daze.
Miz tells Riley to "Stay Down!" As he keeps hitting him.
Riley gets going and puts Miz into the corner, he attempts to run into Miz but misses, hits the ring post and falls out of the ring. Miz goes outside and bodyslams Riley,
They go back in the ring and Riley is on a comeback. But Miz gets in a sleeper.
Riley gets out and Miz goes for a reverse DDT. Miz hit that one pretty well.
Miz goes for his patented corner splash, Hits it and Riley is down. Miz goes up top and hits an axe handle. Goes for the pin, and Riley kicks out.
Riley gets put into a tree of woh in the corner, Miz gets kicks in and then goes for a baseball slide, but Riley moves! Miz kinds of hit the family jewels. Sorry Maryse!
Riley then hits a sick spinebuster in the middle of the ring. Riley is on the comeback again. Goes for a pin, but kick out!
Riley and Miz are outside the ring and they go at it, Riley throws Miz around.
Then Cole starts yelling at Riley. He grabs Cole by the tie and pulls him over the desk. Miz gets in a hit and then Riley and Miz go into the ring.
Miz goes toward Riley, but Riley hits an elevated DDT! 1...2...3!!
R-Truth comes out of a limo with the WWE Title. Speaking of a party he's throwing.
He then converses with Eve. Truth invites Eve to the party. Eve says she doesn't know who he is anymore. Truth says he dedicates his victory to all the little jimmys and jennys.
Miz then has a segment and talks about how much better he is than Alex Riley. Looks like the Miz/Riley is next.
First match, the US Title match, Dolph Ziggler vs (c) Kofi Kingston. Pretty cool they open, "Capital Punishment" with the United States title.
Dolph is of course joined by Vickie Guerrero.
A lot of throws are going on at this point. These two will do this the whole time, especially Ziggler with his college wrestling experience.
Kofi sends Ziggler into the ropes and leapfrogs him 4 times.
Kingston with a dropkick. He then throws him into the corner and throws Ziggler over.
Kofi goes for the Trouble in Paradise, but backs off.
Ziggler catches Kofi and throws him on the ropes. He goes for the pin, but a kcik out at 2 for Kingston.
Ziggler gives a big hit to Kofi, and goes for the pin, yet another kick out,
Ziggler then goes for his patented jumping elbow drop. Pin attempt and kick out.
Kofi does a school boy and it's kicked out of.
Kofi then goes for a unique cradle roll up, but a kick out for Ziggler.
Ziggler then does a sick german suplex. Ziggler then goes for an arm lock, Kofi escapes as the crowd gets behind him.
He throws some rights, but Kofi missed and Ziggler goes for the sleeper. But a break up by Kofi. Kofi goes to the corner and Ziggler tries a Stinger splash type move, but Kofi moves and Ziggler hits his head.
They lock up and move about. Ziggler goes down and Kofi goes up top. Kofi then goes for a cross body to the back and goes for the pin, Ziggler kicks out. Kofi then hits the Boom Drop!
He's setting up for the Trouble in Paradise. Ziggler blocks and goes for a throw, Kofi's out and he hits the SOS, Ziggler kicks out!
They both then go for a series of roll ups.
Kofi then goes for a Warriors way on the ground and both men go down after it's hit. Kofi then goes up top and Ziggler catches him. Ziggler is thrown down and Kofi hits another cross body. Pin attempt and kick out.
Kofi goes for the SOS and Ziggler catches him and locks in the sleeper! Kofi then gets out.
Ziggler goes for his signature and Kofi holds onto the ropes. Ref is distracted by Ziggler and Vickie hurts Kofi. Sleeper by Ziggler!
They roll around and Ziggler pushes off the ropes with his foot to go into the middle of the ring. Looks to be a DQ, but the ref gives the belt to Ziggler for the win!
Your Winner and NEW United States Champion, Dolph Ziggler!
The opening video plays and Michael Cole welcomes us. There's a White House set, pretty decorative. And quite unique to me.
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