Recap from TJ Hawke:
The fans voted Jericho into this match over Randy Orton and Rey Mysterio. Punk was eights days off his loss of the WWE Championship to The Rock.
Neither man could get a decisive advantage early on. Jericho managed to send Punk to the floor, and he then hit a baseball slide. Jericho went for a Silverking Dropkick, but Punk managed to send Y2J into the turnbuckle. Commercial.
Back from commercial, Punk was getting the heat. They actually went to another commercial at some point. Back from commercial, Punk was still getting the heat. At one point, Punk went for a springboard clothesline, but Jericho avoided it. Jericho made a comeback. Jericho went for the Lionsault, but Punk got his knees up. Jericho reversed that and tried for the Walls, but Punk escaped. Jericho then hit a super hurricanrana: 1…2…no. Jericho went for another Lionsault, but Punk got him on his shoulders. Jericho avoided the GTS, and went for the Walls. Punk avoided it. Punk got a nearfall on a neckbreaker. Punk went for the diving elbow, but Jericho avoided it. Jericho went for the Lionsault: 1…2…NO! Punk came back with a roundhouse to the head: 1…2…NO! Punk got the Anaconda Vice, but Jericho made the ropes. Jericho was going to the top rope, but Punk kicked his legs out and went for a GTS. Jericho reversed it into a Walls of Jericho! Punk made the ropes. Punk sent Jericho into the turnbuckles a couple of times, and he then hit a GTS: 1…2…3
This was a good television match. They didn’t do anything too crazy, but they kept it simple, yet smart. This was Jericho’s first extended singles match in his fourth WWE run, and he looked pretty sharp even if he maybe lost a step here and there. Punk is on point, as he has arguably never been better.
Match Rating: ***1/4