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BY Michael Burdick

September 13, 2013

Alberto Del Rio def. Ricardo Rodriguez

By order of SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero, World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio went head-to-head with former employee, Ricardo Rodriguez, in the SmackDown ring.

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And in the end, the Mexican titleholder ultimately overcame the surprisingly hard-fought effort of his former ring announcer, silencing Ricardo with an incredible inverted superplex.

Still, when the reigning titleholder attempted to put Rodriguez in a post-match Cross Armbreaker, his Night of Champions No. 1 contender, Rob Van Dam, rose to the occasion and hit the Five-Star Frog Splash on the World Champion.