The Undertaker defeats CM Punk inside Hell in a Cell: October 4, 2009
Three years ago, CM Punk found himself defending a championship in Hell in a Cell against an unbeatable monster — The Undertaker. Sounds familiar. The Straight Edge Superstar came into the match the World Heavyweight Champion. He wouldn’t leave with the title. The Undertaker tombstoned Punk straight to hell.
Brian Gewirtz is out as lead writer of Raw: October 8, 2012
The Wrestling Observer says Gewirtz, who has been the lead writer of Raw for more than a decade, has been replaced. Vince McMahon is said to be in a foul mood, telling WWE producers: “Everyone is scared. Vince told the producers today, “I want results or I want resignations.”
I doubt he’s talking about Triple H or Stephanie.
Doubt McMahon mentions this in his “State of WWE Address.”
Triple H defeats CM Punk in a no-disqualification match, keeps his job as WWE COO: September 18, 2011
Kevin Nash interfered, jackknifing Punk and leaving him easy pickings for Triple H, who Pedigreed him for the win. It’s frustrating that Punk never got his win over Nash. Then again, Big Daddy Cool would have likely made a mockery of it. So maybe Punk lucked out.
Had to wrap up this recap quick since Night of Champions is on live now.
Jeff Hardy wins the World Heavyweight Championship from CM Punk at Night of Champions: July 26, 2009
The Punk-Hardy feud worked due to the real tension under the scripted action. CM Punk — a Straight Edge Superstar — taking on Jeff Hardy — a Charismatic Enigma with demons. Both guys could really go, and this match was just another example. A month later, Hardy would be working his last match for WWE, and Punk would be moving on to the upper echelon of the business.
In the co-main event, WWE Champion Randy Orton retained against Triple H and John Cena — with help from Legacy.
Speaking of Legacy, WWE Tag Team Champions Chris Jericho and The Big Show defeated Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase.
Triple H retains the WWE Championship against John Cena at Night of Champions: June 29, 2008
This wasn’t a bad card … but it wasn’t an exciting one. I’d rather have watched the dark match — Jeff Hardy beating MVP — than most of the under-card. And really, Jeff Hardy couldn’t get on the pay-per-view?
Triple H retained the WWE Championship in the main event against John Cena. There was an odd point in the match in which the Game locked the Doctor of Thuganomics in a Crippler Crossface. Ultimately, Cena went down to a Pedigree.
The co-main event featured a rematch of the previous year’s World Heavyweight Championship match between Edge and Batista. The Rated R Superstar retained again — this time due to help from Vickie and Chavo Guerrero.
U.S. Champion Ricky “the Dragon” Steamboat defends against Jean Paul Levesque (Triple H) on WCW Saturday Night: September 3, 1994
I remember Triple H’s WCW days, but seeing the Game in his Hunter Hearst Helmsley robe on WCW Saturday Night still feels out of place. And I had forgotten about Steamboat doing his fire-breathing gimmick in WCW.
Nice little match between the two from 18 years ago with the Dragon getting the win via a small package.