World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger
BY Mike Burdick
February 17, 2013
The champion that fights for the people will go head-to-head with a challenger hell-bent on fixing everything about them that is “broken.” For at WrestleMania 29 on April 7, the self-professed “Real American” Jack Swagger challenges World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio for glory, honor and the top title.
Jack Swagger earned his right to headline The Show of Shows in excruciating fashion, emerging victorious in a brutal World Heavyweight Championship No. 1 Contender’s Elimination Chamber Match at the pay-per-view of the same name, surviving a contest featuring five other former World Champions.
The ultra-aggressive competitor — who returned to SmackDown in early February after a long absence — has embarked on a relentless quest to “correct” all that is wrong with a “broken nation,” creating in its place the improved “Swagger’s America” for “We the people!”
Sided by outspoken compatriot Zeb Colter and armed with an extremely effective arsenal, the crown jewel being the Patriot Act ankle lock, Swagger is certainly capable of breaking quite a bit to rebuild WWE with his own brand of patriotism.
But to reach the top of the mountain once again, the former World Heavyweight Champion will have to go through Alberto Del Rio. In recent months, the reigning titleholder has captured the hearts of the WWE Universe. After toppling Big Show to claim the World Heavyweight Title in the first of two explosive Last Man Standing Matches — his third World Championship overall — the Mexican champion has lifted the fans on his shoulders.
While Del Rio has earned the endearment of the people, however, that in no way means that he has become all flash and no substance. Instead, the skilled competitor is more dangerous than ever, armed with his dreaded Cross Armbreaker and skull-rattling kicks capable of putting anyone out at a moment’s notice. And with his personal ring announcer, Ricardo Rodriguez in tow, overcoming the World Heavyweight Champion on The Grandest Stage of Them All will be no easy task.
Find out who will emerge with the World Heavyweight Title around their waist in a battle of a charismatic champion of the people and a supposed “Real American.” Don’t miss your chance to witness the splendor as entertainment’s greatest event comes home. Order WrestleMania 29, Sunday, April 7 at 7:00 p.m./4:00 p.m. PT — only on pay-per-view!