January 21, 2011
TULSA, Okla. – Just nine days before the biggest Royal Rumble Match in history, Wade Barrett introduced the WWE Universe to The Corre.
Alberto Del Rio def. R-Truth
Capitalizing on interference by Ricardo Rodriguez, Alberto Del Rio defeated R-Truth with the cross armbreaker.
While their match was in progress, commotion ensued in Theodore Long’s office when the SmackDown General Manager was found unconscious and he was taken to a local medical facility. It was unofficially reported later that Long suffered severe trauma to the back of the head. The Corre emphatically denied having anything to do with the GM’s injuries and offered their assistance. Assuming control of SmackDown, Vickie Guerrero ordered that one member of The Corre face World Heavyweight Champion Edge in the main event.