BOSTON - John Cena was on top of the world one moment, and beneath it the next. The West Newbury, MA native pinned CM Punk, but his shoulders were also on the mat and the bout was ruled a draw and Punk retained the WWE title at WWE Night Of Champions 2012 at TD Garden.
Cena and Punk's match lasted nearly 30 minutes and had the full house on the edge of its seats. After Punk found out that he won following several minutes of Cena celebrating, he struck Cena with the belt and sent him to the mat before exiting with his championsip strap and Paul Heyman.
Seven championship matches took place on Sunday night, but only two titles changed hands. Kane and Daniel Bryan won the Tag Team title and Eve Torres defeated Layla to win the Divas title. Also of note, Sheamus retained the World Heavyweight Championshipby defeating Alberto Del Rio.
The complete results from WWE Night of Champions 2012 on Sunday night can be seen below.
WWE NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS 2012 - MATCH RESULTS
- CM Punk defeated John Cena (for WWE Championship)
- Sheamus defeated Alberto Del Rio (for World Heavyweight Championship)
- The Miz defeated Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara, Cody Rhodes (for Intercontinental Championship)
- Antonio Cesaro defeated Zack Ryder (winner of Preshow Battle Royal; for US Championship)
- Kane and Daniel Bryan defeated Kofi Kingston and R-Truth (for Tag Team Championship)
- Eve Torres defeated Layla (for Divas Championship)
- Randy Orton defeated Dolph Ziggler (singles match)