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February 24, 2014

Alberto Del Rio def. Batista

Against all odds and in the face of seemingly insurmountable adversity, Alberto Del Rio’s trickery couldn’t get him that long-elusive leg up on Batista at Elimination Chamber. But that was then, and this is now. Despite being Batista Bombed into oblivion, Del Rio saved face the next night on Raw, although he had a serpentine Samaritan to thank, in part, for the win.

Del Rio zeroed in on the same leg he had targeted the night before to gain an early advantage, sweeping The Animal onto the edge of the apron. A superplex from Batista turned the tide against “Mexico’s Greatest Export,” and another Batista Bomb seemed inevitable … until Randy Orton’s music hit and Del Rio capitalized with a speedy roll-up.

With his No. 1 contender as a captive audience, Orton attempted to needle his former teammate by mocking the WWE Universe’s frosty reception of his return. However, Batista invited the criticism and warned his former running buddy he wasn’t getting off the hook quite so easily.