Raw results: Ziggler shows the world, Barrett reverses his fortunes, and Ryback feeds on Cena … but why?
BY Anthony Benigno
April 08, 2013
World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio def. Jack Swagger & Zeb Colter; Dolph Ziggler cashed in Money in the Bank on Del Rio to win World Heavyweight Championship
Much like the colors of Old Glory herself, Jack Swagger refused to run after Alberto Del Rio forced him to submit on The Grandest Stage of Them All, retaining his World Heavyweight Title in the process. The self-professed “Real American” did bring some backup for himself, however, when he faced The Pride of Mexico in a rematch on Raw: Zeb Colter.
The former No. 1 contender and his curmudgeonly counselor put up a strong fight in a Handicap Match, but Del Rio triumphed again — not without emerging somewhat worse for wear. And that’s when the man who so often invoked “destiny” during his rise to prominence would soon feel the sting of fortune’s vindictive side.
With Del Rio hobbled by his opponents, a familiar promise to “show the world” roared through the loudspeakers and Dolph Ziggler struck, redeeming his battered Money in the Bank contract to make quick work of Del Rio and seize — at long, hard-earned last — the World Heavyweight Championship for his own.