King of the Ring Round One
CM Punk versus “The Heart Break Kid” Shawn Michaels
The two men begin to circle around the ring with their eyes locked on each other and they charge at each other and lock up. Punk quickly flips Michaels over with an arm drag and both men are quickly to their feet and Punk gives Michaels another arm drag sending him down to the mat. They’re both quick up to their feet and Michaels charges at Punk and runs right into a drop kick from Punk! HBK falls to the mat, quickly gets up to his feet and runs at Punk again and this time gets a heel kick right to the gut and Punk runs to the ropes and comes back with an uppercut kick right to the throat of Michaels sending The Heart Break Kid falling right onto his back. HBK rolls around holding onto his throat.
As the match moves on, Michaels goes to give Punk an Irish Whip into the turnbuckle, but Punk counters and gives HBK his own Irish Whip sending Michaels flying into the turnbuckle. Michaels leans against the turnbuckle and Punk goes running across the ring and leaps onto the middle rope and drives his knee right into the jaw of Michaels. Punk hops off of Michaels and Michaels goes stumbling forward and Punk runs at him from behind and gives him a bulldog! Punk rolls Michaels over, hooks the legs for the pin and the…
… NO! Michaels gets his shoulder off the mat right before the three count.
The match is filled with excitement as it moves on. Punk is in control and he gives HBK an Irish Whip into the ropes, as Michaels bounces back, Punk charges at him for a clothesline, but HBK ducks it. Punk turns around and Shawn Michaels drills Punk right in the jaw with the SWEET CHIN MUSIC! Punk falls backwards and falls right between the middle ropes and to the outside of the ring. Michaels falls onto his knees, catching his breath. Michaels then goes from his knees to his side and rolls to the outside of the ring where he picks up the lifeless CM Punk and rolls him into the ring. Maria looks like she’s about to cry as she watches her boyfriend laying there looking lifeless. Michaels then hooks the leg of CM Punk for the ONE, TWO, THR- NO! CM Punk gets his shoulder off the mat right on time!
The crowd is loving the action and Shawn Michaels gets up on his knees in shock and in disbelief that CM Punk managed to get his shoulder off the mat.
Neither one of these two guys want to lose this match. Both are showing heart and determination as they want to move on and have a chance at becoming the King of the Ring and get that shot at the World title!
CM Punk got lucky that he fell to the outside of the ring, because that gave him extra time to wake up after getting his lights knocked out.
As the match moves on to the end, HBK gives Punk a kick to the gut and lifts him high into the air for a suplex as Punk hangs upside down in the arm of Michaels. Punk manages to squirm out and lands behind HBK and grabs him from the waist and runs him across the ring and chest first into the turnbuckle! Punk then turns Michaels around so his back is to the turnbuckle and Punk begins drilling Michaels with furies of kicks to the ribs and to the legs. Punk then takes a few steps back and charges at Michaels, but Michaels runs forward, lifts Punk from around the waist and falls back sending Punk jaw first off the top turnbuckle! Punk goes stumbling back and falls right onto his back holding onto his jaw in pain.
HBK quickly gets to his feet and walks over to the turnbuckle where he climbs to the top. He stands tall on the turnbuckle, looks around the arena and comes flying off connecting with the elbow drop right to the heart of CM Punk! HBK quickly leaps up to his feet and pumps his arms as he makes his way over to the turnbuckle he just hopped off of and grabs hold of the top with one hand. With his outer leg, Shawn Michaels begins to stomp and stalk CM Punk. Stomp. Stomp. Stomp. Stomp. STOMP! STOMP! STOMP! STOMP! Michaels charges at Punk who reaches his feet for the SWEET CHIN MU- NO!
CM Punk ducks the Sweet Chin Music! Punk grabs Michaels from behind, lifts him into the air and sends him flying down face into the knee and connects with the GO TO SLEEP! Michaels falls onto his back, lifeless and Punk just drops himself on top of HBK, hooking the leg, for the pin… AND THE WIN! CM Punk advances to the next round of the King of the Ring tournament to take on Triple H!