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BY Michael Burdick

June 21, 2013

World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio def. Chris Jericho via disqualification

With controversy still running wild over the ruthless methods by which he recaptured the World Heavyweight Championship from Dolph Ziggler at WWE Payback, Alberto Del Rio took on six-time World Champion Chris Jericho in a classic showdown.

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When Y2J avoided the Cross Armbreaker and locked in The Walls of Jericho, Ricardo Rodriguez climbed onto the ring apron – prompting Jericho to put the Lion Tamer version of his dreaded finishing maneuver on the ring announcer. As he did, Dolph Ziggler stormed into the ring looking for retribution on Del Rio and bringing an end to the contest by disqualification.

While Del Rio headed for the hills, Jericho – frustrated over Ziggler’s involvement – hit The Showoff with a Codebreaker. With his bleach-blond adversary down, Del Rio returned to the ring and delivered another fierce kick to Ziggler’s head.