Brock Lesnar def. CM Punk (No Disqualification Match)

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August 18, 2013

Still, Punk would not give in. Even when Lesnar clamped on his Kimura Lock, the same maneuver that has broken the arms of Triple H and Shawn Michaels, The Straight Edge Superstar not only avoided submitting, but even reversed the hold into a cross-armbreaker and eventually a triangle hold that nearly made the big man tap.

At ringside, Heyman alternated between mockingly imploring Punk to “stay down” and encouraging Lesnar to “punish him.” It was more than Heyman’s taunting, however, that led to Punk’s downfall.  After Punk connected with the Go To Sleep, Heyman broke up the pinfall. The Best in the World got even, punching Heyman and even slapping on the Anaconda Vise, but the brief and sweet moment of retribution was halted by the wallop of chair strikes from Lesnar.

With the upper hand, Lesnar dropped Punk with the match-ending F-5 onto a chair, some 25 minutes after the opening bell.

Before SummerSlam, Heyman had dismissed comparisons of “The Best vs. The Beast” to the tale of David and Goliath, labeling it “preposterous.” And Heyman was correct in saying the analogy was off-point; Goliath didn’t have a scheming, vindictive strategist in his corner.

Despite the loss, Punk’s effort was more than appreciated by the STAPLES Center crowd, which loudly chanted his name as he limped back up the ramp.

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