The debut edition of WWE Breaking Point will come to you, live on pay-per-view, this Sunday night from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The main events on the card will be submission only style matches (the ECW Title Match, United States Title Match, and Unified Tag Team Title Match will all be regular matches). I have included a detailed addition under the card that explains the rules for the specialty matches on the card.
- WWE Championship: "I Quit" Match: Randy Orton (c) Vs. John Cena
- World Heavyweight Championship: Submission Match: CM Punk (c) Vs. The Undertaker
- ECW Championship: Christian (c) Vs. William Regal (with Vladimir Kozlov & Ezekiel Jackson)
- Submissions Count Anywhere: D-Generation X Vs. Legacy
- United States Championship: Kofi Kingston (c) Vs. The Miz
- Unified Tag Team Championship: Big Show & Chris Jericho (c) Vs. MVP & Mark Henry
- Singapore Cane Match: Kane Vs. The Great Khali
In the WWE Championship match between champion Randy Orton and challenger John Cena, the match will be an "I Quit" Match. The rules to the match are fairly simple; the first competitor to utter the words, "I Quit", into a microphone (carried by the referee, but can be used by either competitor). There are no pinfalls, no regular submissions (tapping out, passing out, or signaling to the referee that you submit), no disqualifications, and no count-outs. The match can end anywhere. As an added stipulation in this particular match, if anyone interferes in the contest on behalf of WWE Champion Randy Orton, then Orton will be stripped of the WWE Title.
In the World Heavyweight Championship match between champion CM Punk and challenger The Undertaker, the match will be a Submission Match. There is a little bit of a "gray area" from my side when it comes to the rules of this match. My understanding of the match is that there will be no pinfalls, no disqualifications, and no count-outs. While the no pinfalls rule is a givee, WWE might give a DQ or Count-Out style finish to the match. In any case, submissions occur by a competitor either tapping out, passing out (referee initiates the "arm drop" where if the referee picks up the arm of the competitor and drops it and the arm drops limp three times, the match is called), or signaling to the referee that he gives up (usually by nodding "yes" or something similar).
In the tag team match between D-Generation X and Legacy, the match will be, for the first time ever, a Submissions Count Anywhere match. The match will be a tornado style (no tags) contest and a submission (tapping out, passing out, or signaling a submission to the referee) in the match can take place anywhere in or outside of the arena. There will be no pinfalls, no disqualifications, and no count-outs.
In the Singapore Cane Match between Kane and The Great Khali, a plentiful amount of Singapore canes will be provided for the two combatants and they will be able to legally use them. While it is a Singapore Cane Match, other weapons are allowed in the contest, but are not provided. As one would assume, there are no disqualifications and no count-outs. The match must end either by pinfall or submission.
As stated above, the ECW Championship match, the United States Championship match, and the Unified Tag Team Championship match will be contested under normal match rules (pinfalls, disqualifications, etc.).