It’s good to be “King”
January 31, 2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – One night after the Royal Rumble pay-per-view unleashed a slew of crowning achievements, the WWE Unvierse got “royally” rumbled – again – this time by news of the latest No. 1 contender to the WWE Championship.
Royal Rumble winner Alberto Del Rio decided to challenge World Heavyweight Champion Edge at WrestleMania
Aye! Aye! Aye! Less than 24 hours after surviving in a field of 40 competitors to win the Royal Rumble Match, Alberto Del Rio paid an ostentatious visit to Raw, complete with dancers and mariachi band. As the winner of the Rumble, the Mexican elitist was there to announce which title he will compete for at WrestleMania. Before his pronouncement, WWE Champion The Miz emerged in an attempt to sway Del Rio’s decision toward World Heavyweight Champion Edge. For his part, The Rated-R Superstar appeared, too, and embraced the moneyed Mexican’s decision to contest for his World Heavyweight Title.
So eager to tangle was Edge, in fact, that he clobbered Del Rio. Amid the chaos, Del Rio shrewdly wielded a nearby guitar and proceeded to smash it over Edge’s shoulder. He then whipped his rival into an excruciating cross armbreaker – with a winning smile on his face.
Later in the night, Edge would get a chance to face his fellow titleholder, Miz, in a champion versus champion match.