CM Punk def. Chris Jericho

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June 16, 2013

Despite the Heyman hiccup, Punk rode the momentum of a rowdy Chicago crowd to a monstrous resurgence, reversing the Walls of Jericho into a standing Anaconda Vise and nearly putting Y2J away with a double whammy of a flying elbow and Go to Sleep. With chants of “one more time!” raining around him, Punk attempted the combo again and ate a midair Codebreaker for his troubles, tilting the scales back in Jericho’s favor.

Punk’s hometown fans willed him to a final run, but their support led to overconfidence that nearly cost him the bout in the form of an ill-advised standing hurricanrana that Y2J reversed into the Walls of Jericho. With defeat moments away, Punk powered out of the maneuver and unleashed the GTS again, the impact sending Jericho bouncing off the turnbuckle and into a second execution of the maneuver to put the tilt to rest.

So call it a happy homecoming for The Second City Saint, although he did not seem particularly pleased that his most fervent disciple – Heyman – saw fit to interfere in the bout and not allow Punk to earn the win on his own terms. Still, the victorious Punk left the Allstate Arena with his head held high, buoyed by the love of a rowdy, elated, and blissfully riot-free crowd.

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