Vince McMahon was on the phone. CM Punk showed up and demanded he call off the match. Vince asked him if he was afraid of Ryback and Punk said he wasn’t. Vince told him to go and prove he was the best in the world then. Punk looked aggravated and walked off.
Hell in A Cell - WWE champion CM Punk vs. Ryback
Ryback led a “Feed Me More” chant at the bell.
I have no idea who the hell the referee is, so that may be the angle.
Punk immediately went to the floor, stalling. He returned to the ring and they went to lock up. Punk ducked and scrambled out of the ring, standing as far away as he could on the floor. Paul Heyman screamed encouragement.
Back in the ring, Punk slipped out of the corner while being backed up and nailed a right hand. No response. Ryback began manhandling Punk, slamming Punk down on the mat and then whipping him hard in the corner.
Punk caught Ryback in the corner and tried to go for a tornado DDT but was shoved off. He bounced out of the ring and into the cage. Punk tried to get to the door and open it but Ryback grabbed him and slammed Punk into the cage several times.
Punk rolled into and back to the outside, then went under the ring. Heyman tried to distract Ryback, who told Heyman that Punk was “dead,” He went under the ring to get Punk but was shot with a fire extinguisher and blinded. Punk began working over Punk in the corner on the floor.
As Ryback tried to clear his eyes, Punk grabbed a chair. He went to nail Ryback with it but it was kicked into his face. Ryback pressed Punk over his head into the ring. He then pressed and slammed Punk.
Punk ducked out of the way of a charge. Ryback caught himself on the ropes. Punk nailed a springboard clothesline into the ring, then nailed a double axehandle off the top. Punk nailed another one and returned to the top but this time was caught and slammed into the buckles. Ryback nailed a series of shoulderblocks but was caught with a heel kick to the face.
Punk hit a tope to the outside, driving Ryback into the cage, then nailed a neckbreaker on the floor. Punk nailed Ryback with a chair, then went for another neckbreaker. Ryback broke free and shoved Punk away. He charged Punk, who slipped away and Ryback drilled himself into the ring steps.
Punk rolled Ryback into the ring and locked on a side chinlock. Ryback pulled himself to hit feet and dropped backwards. Punk was able to cut off Ryback with a running knee in the corner. He came off the top with a flying elbow, then went back to the floor, grabbing a Singapore Cane.
Punk began working over Ryback with a series of shots, but Ryback absorbed them and ripped the cane out of his hands. He nailed a clothesline and backdrop on Punk, then nailed a spinebuster.
Ryback set up for the Meathook clothesline and nailed Punk. He set up for Shellshock but the referee stopped him and hit a low blow. Punk rolled up Ryback and the referee helped hold him down as he counted a fast three count.
Your winner and still WWE champion CM Punk!
They tried to get out of the cage but they couldn’t escape fast enough. Ryback destroyed the referee and threw Punk hard into the cage. He killed the referee with a clothesline then pressed and threw him into the cage hard.
Punk tried to crawl out of the cage but Ryback caught him. He tossed Punk into the cell but Punk climbed up to the top with Ryback in pursuit. Ryback caught him and nailed Shell Shock on top of the Cell. Ryback led the crowd in a “Feed Me More” chant on top of the Cell to close the PPV.
The finish leaves a lot of room for a rematch but the real question is whether they missed their window to move Ryback to the next level or not with this finish. It was a pure screwjob and there’s no way I can suggest ordering the replay with a clear conscience. The match itself was fine but what a flat, cheap way to end it.