The WWE advertised the match as the final one between Cena and Punk. CM Punk has beat Cena every time they fought over the last two years, and this match finally gave Cena some vindication as he finally picked up the win over his nemesis. The match was the best of the year and one of the best to air on "Raw" in years. It was also good enough to give Cena the top spot in the ESPN rankings and Punk moved into the second spot, despite the loss.
Making his big return to attack Brock Lesnar, and actually bust the big man open, spilling blood on WWE television for the first time in years, Triple H debuted in the rankings at the third spot. Lesnar, despite getting beat down, ranks fourth after the hot fight that opened the show.
Ryback and Randy Orton also jumped into the Top 10 after their big wins. Ryback beat Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton beat Antonio Cesaro with a great flying RKO before taking out Seth Rollins later in the show in a sneak attack.
As for The Shield, they dropped all the way from first down to ninth thanks to the Orton sneak attack and Sheamus helping embarrass them this week. Sheamus came in seventh thanks to his hand in the attack while Mark Henry came in eighth after beating Khali with a slam.
Jack Swagger finished off the rankings at 10th, although ESPN does question how he is not suspended after his DUI arrest.
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