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BY Anthony Benigno

November 26, 2012

Alberto Del Rio def. The Great Khali

Whoever says chivalry is dead clearly never met Alberto Del Rio, who took up the unlikely role of knight in shining armor for Rosa Mendes following her embarrassment at the hands of Hornswoggle and The Great Khali last week on Raw, and later again in the Cajundome locker room area. Looking, no doubt, to impress Primo & Epico’s sultry manager, The Essence of Excellence set himself the formidable task of knocking off the former World Heavyweight Champion.

It … didn’t go so great for him for a while.

Del Rio found his chest and back festooned with The Punjabi Titan’s handprints after Khali pounded The Mexican Aristocrat with his signature body chops, forced into the corner multiple times while the big man went to work. But the two-time WWE Champion withstood the full brunt of Khali’s strikes and retaliated in kind, attempting to weaken Khali’s tree-trunk arms with his time-tested game plan. But a distraction by Ricardo Rodriguez diverted The Punjabi Warrior’s attention just long enough for Del Rio to trap Khali in the Cross Armbreaker, felling his titanic foe and, we can only assume, scoring major points with an elated Rosa.