SmackDown Results: Bryan helped Big Show even the odds; RVD sent an Extreme message to Del Rio

BY Alex Giannini

October 04, 2013

Alberto Del Rio def. Dolph Ziggler

While being asked about competing in his first-ever Battleground Hardcore Rules Match, World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio was presented with a message in the form of a smashed garbage can, courtesy of his Sunday opponent, Rob Van Dam!

World Champion Alberto Del Rio shut down The Showoff on Friday night’s best show. As Mr. Money in the Bank — and Dolph Ziggler’s WWE Battleground Kickoff opponent — Damien Sandow joined the commentary team, The Mexican Superstar showed flashes of his hardcore side as the match continued on the WWE App, perhaps sending a message of his own to RVD.

While The Showoff put forth a valiant effort in a back-and-forth bout that culminated in a thrilling exchange, Del Rio was able to catch Ziggler in the Cross Armbreaker to secure a momentum-building SmackDown victory.

Will the World Champion be able to make RVD tap out Sunday at WWE Battleground? Find out, only on pay-per-view!