SmackDown results: Charisma meets destiny, to the Extreme

BY Michael Burdick

April 08, 2011

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina – In the wake of WrestleMania, SmackDown moved to the “Extreme,” as Alberto Del Rio snatched the opportunity to take on World Heavyweight Champion Edge in a Ladder Match at Extreme Rules.

Alberto Del Rio def. Christian in a No. 1 Contender’s Match

With 11-time World Champion Edge sitting in with the SmackDown announce team, Christian battled Alberto Del Rio for the right to become the No. 1 contender to the World Heavyweight Title and take on The Rated-R Superstar at Extreme Rules. When Captain Charisma became momentarily distracted by Edge’s Spear to Brodus Clay outside the ring, Del Rio seized the moment, leveling his opponent with a kick to the back of the head to pick up the monumental three-count. Del Rio will now face The Ultimate Opportunist in a Ladder Match at Extreme Rules.

Edge spray painted Alberto Del Rio’s Rolls Royce

After Alberto Del Rio’s WrestleMania moment of destiny – and his Rolls Royce Silver Spur worth $120,000 – were destroyed by Edge, the aristocratic Superstar returned to SmackDown gunning for more. He proclaimed that destiny can be delayed, but not stopped. The Master Manipulator interrupted him, rolling in on a tow truck containing Del Rio’s ruined luxury automobile. The Ultimate Opportunist opted to add insult to “auto”-injury, spray painting his elitist foe’s fancy ride.

Although an outraged Del Rio demanded another title match, Edge responded that Christian deserved it more, since Captain Charisma had defeated Del Rio in singles SmackDown matches two weeks in a row. Before things turned physical, SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long created a main event No. 1 Contender’s Match between Christian and Del Rio. The winner would face Edge at Extreme Rules in a Ladder Match.