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BY Michael Burdick October 19, 2012

Randy Orton def. The Miz

Far above the ring in a luxury box, Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez observed the impromptu match between former Intercontinental Champion The Miz and Del Rio’s recently named Hell in a Cell opponent, Randy Orton. When approached by Matt Striker, Del Rio reiterated that Orton was afraid of him and that he was, in fact, “WWE’s new Apex Predator.”

For his part, The Viper kept one serpentine eye on The Awesome One and one on The Mexican Aristocrat throughout the entire contest. And after pointing up to his Hell in a Cell adversary and avoiding Miz’s Skull-Crushing Finale, Orton struck with the RKO for the pin.

While Orton invited Del Rio down to the squared circle after the match, The Mexican Aristocrat informed him and the WWE Universe that a showdown between them would be on his terms, not those of WWE’s Apex Predator.