WWE Championship – Steel Cage
Sheamus (c) vs. John Cena

We get ring introductions for the challenger John Cena and champion Sheamus.

Before the bell, a referee pad locks the door. The bell rings and here we go. Lock up and Sheamus sends Cena into the cage. Sheamus with some big shots and works over Cena in the corner. Cena fires back with a clothesline on Sheamus. Sheamus sends Cena face first into the side of the cage. Cena tackles Sheamus and gets in a few rights. Sheamus catches Cena with a high elbow in the corner. Cena with a quick suplex on Sheamus. Cena and Sheamus begin exchanging right hands. Cena with one shoulder block, attempts a second, Sheamus ducks and Cena hits the side of the cage with force. Sheamus is up on the top rope. Cena jumps up with and Sheamus hits him with a few rights. Cena fires back with a few jabs. They move near the top turnbuckle and Cena gives Sheamus a big superplex off the top. Cena hooks the leg and Sheamus kicks out after two. Sheamus with a quick DDT on Cena. Sheamus levels Cena with a sledgehammer to the face. Sheamus with another sledgehammer to Cena’s head that results in a two count. Cena fights back with a series of right hands and Sheamus counters with a sleeper. Cena is close to fading when he fires himself up, starts climbing up the corner wtih Sheamus still on his back, Sheamus drops down and chop blocks the leg of Cena to crotch him. Cena falls back, Sheamus with a cover and Cena kicks out after two.

Sheamus is up on the ropes, is close to the top of the cage, Cena is up and pulls Sheamus off the ropes by his leg. Sheamus lands jaw first across the top rope. Both men are down. Cena with two big shoulder blocks and then plants Sheamus with his twisting powerbomb. Cena with some five knuckle shuffle on Sheamus. Sheamus counters an Attitude Adjustment grabbing the steel cage and climbing up. Cena catches him and they are both standing on the top rope. Cena with a series of jabs to Sheamus. Cena drives the head of Sheamus into the side of the cage and Sheamus falls back into the ring. Cena goes for a top rope five knuckle shuffle, but Sheamus rolls out of the way. Cena has a cut over his left eye. Sheamus ties up Cena’s arms in the top and middle rope. Sheamus with some big right hands to Cena. Sheamus starts kicking Cena in the gut as well. Sheamus steps over Cena standing on his shoulders, Sheamus is close to the top of the cage and Cena breaks free of the ropes. Cena grabs Sheamus and connects with a top rope bulldog. Cena hooks the leg and Sheamus again kicks out after two. Sheamus counters out of an Attitude Adjustment and hits the Irish Curse (backbreaker). Sheamus with his running big boot to the face on Cena. Sheamus covers Cena and Cena somehow kicks out after two. Sheamus can’t believe it.

Sheamus looks to climb over the cage, but stops himself and stares down at Cena. Sheamus goes to pick up Cena when Cena gets him on his shoulders and connects with the Attitude Adjustment. Both men are down. We then see The Nexus walking down the ramp. Michael Tarver has a bolt cutter. The referee takes it away from Tarver and heads to the back. They turn their attention to the other referee at ringside and demand the key to the cage. The referee teases he will hand it to Wade Barrett, but then throws it into the crowd. In the ring, Sheamus counters an Attitude Adjustment. Cena tosses Sheamus into the referee who is now down. Cena locks on the STF. Sheamus taps. The referee is down. Cena climbs to the top of the cage and Justin Gabriel climbs up. Cena tosses him off the top to the ring inside. Cena is trying to climb down the side. Cena is being blocked by Nexus. Sheamus is climing up to the top on the other side of the cage. Heath Slater jumps up at Sheamus and Sheamus kicks him away. Cena is still being blocked on the other side. Sheamus jumps down and the referee calls for the bell. Sheamus takes off into the crowd and leaves the arena.

Winner & STILL WWE Champion: Sheamus

After the match, we see a shot of a frustrated John Cena. Cena sees Darren Young and tosses him into the side of the cage. Cena then levels Michael Tarver with a clothesline. Cena grabs part of the steel steps and launches it at Tarver. Cena grabs one of the Nexus arm bands and heads to the back. Cena heads to the back as the PPV goes off the air.

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