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January 06, 2014

Alberto Del Rio def. Sin Cara

It’s been a rough few weeks for Alberto Del Rio, who found himself waylaid by a resurgent Sin Cara just weeks after his failed attempt to reclaim the World Heavyweight Championship. So it came as no surprise that The Essence of Excellence was feeling more than a little confident when he shook off his rough spell against The International Icon, derailing Sin Cara in their third consecutive contest and laying down a bold challenge moments later.

Del Rio – freshly returned from a concussion sustained in his last meeting with Sin Cara – wasted no time in making his countryman pay for his actions, countering Sin Cara’s offense with timely, technical reversals. Even though the masked man seemingly had Del Rio’s number, “Mexico’s Greatest Export” saved his best trick for last, evading Sin Cara’s senton and sealing the bout with a jaw-jacking kick to the head. With Sin Cara dispatched, Del Rio then snatched the mic and turned his attention toward a particular Superstar already set to enter the Royal Rumble Match: Batista.