Match #7 – Luke Harper versus CM Punk
Prior to the match there was some speculation that the contest might involve Bray Wyatt taking on CM Punk, but instead Punk’s opponent was Luke Harper, though Wyatt would accompany him to ringside.
As the anticipation built, the crowd chanted for CM Punk over-and-over until finally his entrance music played and the arena exploded. It was easily the biggest pop of the night and many fans stood throughout the match to cheer Punk on.
With regards to the match, it would best be to describe it as Harper using his power to combat Punk’s technical skills. It was an intriguing contrast in styles and Wyatt added to the match by distracting Punk numerous times. Some interesting spots were Punk hitting Harper with ax handles off the top rope, Punk with a dive of the top rope onto Bray Wyatt who was outside the ring, and a vicious big boot by Harper on Punk which almost got him the win. However, after striking both Harper and Wyatt Punk was able to hit his patented finishing maneuver, Go To Sleep, for the win.
As Punk celebrated the win he spoke a few words to the crowd joking how much easier it was getting over the border in BC compared to other places, and thanking the crowd for coming out and supporting them.
With that he returned to shaking the hands of the fans at ringside and the crowd slowly started to file out happy and satisfied with the wrestling action they had seen.
C.M. Punk defeated Luke Harper (w/Bray Wyatt).