Alberto Del Rio vs. Jack Swagger (‘I Quit’ Match)
May 13, 2013
At Extreme Rules, fierce adversaries Alberto Del Rio and Jack Swagger will draw a line in the sand and defend it viciously with everything in their power. In a personal struggle that goes way past squared circle ranking, the ideologically opposed warriors will look to knock each other off the mountain in a brutal “I Quit” Match to become the No. 1 contender to Dolph Ziggler’s World Heavyweight Championship.
Originally slated as a Triple Threat World Title Ladder Match against the reigning Ziggler, circumstances quickly changed when The Showoff was taken out of commission with a concussion — the direct result of the latest melee between three competitors on SmackDown.
With SmackDown General Manager Booker T unavailable to decide the next move, Senior Advisor Theodore Long stepped up, determining that Ziggler would not be stripped of his second World Championship. Instead, his two established challengers would clash for the right the face him one-on-one. And the only way to come out of top will be to deliver such an unbelievable beatdown to his opponent that he is left no choice but to utter the words “I Quit!”
Needless to say, the “I Quit” stipulation opens the door to an almost certain barbaric showdown at this Sunday’s extreme pay-per-view. Imagine the all-out carnage the two former World Champions — who already have an established hatred for one other — will unleash to get their formidable foe to surrender a golden opportunity at SmackDown’s top prize?
And they won’t just be gearing up for each other either. Zeb Colter has quickly proven to be an absolutely treacherous influence in the “Real American’s” corner. And while Ricardo Rodriguez is much more appreciated by the WWE Universe, there is no denying that he could prove to be a factor as well, especially since the contest cannot end in a disqualification. Moreover, there is no telling whether AJ Lee or Big E Langston might choose to interject to protect Ziggler’s future interests, even if the flashy titleholder is not directly involved in the action.
Who will overcome a battle for the heart, soul and pride of America and WWE? Find out this Sunday at 8/7 CT, only on pay-per-view.