Power and glory
January 07, 2011
TUCSON, Ariz. – In a whirlwind SmackDown, Alberto Del Rio “outclassed” Rey Mysterio, World Heavyweight Champion Edge stood tall against Kane, Kofi Kingston captured Intercontinental glory from Dolph Ziggler and a new No. 1 contender to The Rated-R Superstar’s World Title was crowned in epic fashion.
Alberto Del Rio def. Rey Mysterio in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match
Before facing Rey Mysterio in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match, a smiling Alberto Del Rio made a bold statement, informing the WWE Universe that it is his destiny to win this year’s Royal Rumble and go on to headline WrestleMania.
After avoiding the 619, Del Rio scored the important first fall on Mysterio with the cross armbreaker. The Ultimate Underdog roared back, using his athletic prowess to pick up the quick pinfall on his aristocratic opponent. Then, in the crucial final moments of the match, Ricardo Rodriguez held Mysterio’s feet as the masked Superstar was trying to get back in the ring. This prevented Mysterio from answering the 10-count and allowed his affluent adversary to triumph.
After the bell, Mysterio made Rodriguez pay dearly for his interference, dialing up a 619-splash combination on Del Rio’s unfortunate ring announcer.