take a breather right away. Del Rio follows, but the ref pulls him back in. Ziggler heads back into the ring and kicks Del Rio in the gut, backing him up into the corner with a series of punches. Del Rio sends Ziggler into the ropes for a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker, and Ziggler rolls right back to the outside again. Ziggler regroups with AJ and Langston before heading back into the ring. We get another lockup and Ziggler breaks it up with a series of punches. Del Rio attacks and the crowd is more interested in chanting for RVD.
Del Rio kicks Ziggler in the face and stomps at the Champion's head before hitting him with a big belly to back suplex. Ziggler struggles to pull himself up, but then hits a giant dropkick. Ziggler charges Del Rio, and he's backdropped over the top rope and to the floor by Del Rio. Del Rio follows and slams Ziggler's head into the announcer's tables. Langston comes in and shoves Del Rio away and the ref tosses him, sending him to the back. Langston argues, but makes his way out of the arena. Del Rio comes in and Ziggler fights back with a series of strikes before slamming Del Rio's head into the announcer's table.
Ziggler sends Del Rio back into the ring and follows, getting caught with another kick to the face. Del Rio follows up with stomps and head butts to the back of Ziggler's head before trapping Ziggler in a rear chin lock. Ziggler stands to his feet and fights out of the hold, but Del Rio pulls him back and catches him with a couple of clubbing blows to the back before trying for a suplex. Ziggler lands on his feet and locks on the sleeper hold, pulling Del Rio right down to the mat.
Del Rio runs into the corner, sending Ziggler crashing head first into the middle turnbuckle. Del Rio lets loose with another kick to the side of Ziggler's head. Ziggler rolls to the apron and Del Rio traps him in the ropes, hitting him with a series of forearms to the back, and one final one to the back of the head before dropping to the mat with a giant backstabber. Del Rio goes for the pin, but he's only able to get a two count. Del Rio waits for Ziggler to stand, and he tries for the cross arm breaker, but Ziggler counters into a swinging neckbreaker for a two count.
Ziggler stands and hits Del Rio with a series of rights, avoids a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker and lands on his feet, only to hit the rocker dropper. Ziggler goes for the pin but only gets two. Ziggler forces himself up to his feet, climbing up in the corner and then pulling himself to the top rope. Del Rio catches him with another kick to the head, setting him up in seated position on the top. Del Rio hits a reverse suplex off the top out of the corner and Ziggler still kicks out at two. Ziggler rolls to the outside and Del Rio hits an immediate baseball slide before heading to the apron and kicking Ziggler flush in the face. The trainer is out and he's checking on Ziggler and Ziggler is refusing to quit.
Ziggler stands and Del Rio hits him with another baseball slide to the back of the head. Del Rio sends Ziggler back into the ring and follows, waiting for him to get to his knees. Del Rio hits Ziggler with an enzugiri, and goes for the pin, but Dolph kicks out and the crowd goes nuts. Del Rio goes crazy and hits Ziggler with a series of clubbing blows. Ziggler pulls himself up using Del Rio for support. Ziggler kicks Del Rio's knee and hits the Zig Zag out of nowhere and both men are down.
Del Rio is up first and he hits and superkick to Ziggler on his knees, goes for the pin, and gets the three count.
Winner and NEW World Heavyweight Champion: Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio gets a very mixed reaction from the crowd who aren't sure how to handle his means of winning this match. Ziggler is shown crying on the mat while Del Rio holds up his newly won title.
Ziggler holds his head in his hands and buries his face on the mat while AJ sits on the apron and cries. Ziggler falls to the arena floor on his way to the back and cries as the screen fades to black and we get a 'Dont try this at home' video package.
We get a bit more advice from the expert panel up in the top of the arena, but they're interrupted as Del Rio makes his way out and tells the crowd to give it up for the new World Heavyweight champion. Del Rio calls out the Spanish fans and gets a little pop. He says he proved to the world why he deserves to be the Champion. He's done everything since he came to WWE, and he did it for the fans, every single night, so for Chicago, and the fans, and the entire world, he asks for their support. He says everyone knows Del Rio is one of the best in the business. Every night he comes out and gives 100%, so after tonight he feels like he deserves to be the champion, so he asks the fans to give it up one more time, and has Ricardo announce him before heading to the back again.
- We get a video package highlighting Chris Jericho's displeasure at Punk going home and continuing to call himself the Best in the World, and going out of his way to bait him into a match. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens with this one, and the reaction that Punk will receive, provided he does appear.
Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk
Chris Jericho is out to the ring first, and Y2J gets a pretty nice reaction from the fans on his way out to the ring for the next match. It's especially nice when you consider the kind of pop that Punk is likely to draw. The crowd is already chanting for Punk, so they play his music and the crowd goes nuts. Punk makes his way out to the top of the ramp with Paul Heyman and the crowd gets even louder. Punk drops to his knees and checks his and Heyman's watch, confirming that it is indeed, CLOBBERING TIME. Punk has some pretty crazy Wolverine stuff going on with his beard.
The crowd is thrilled to see Punk and they're showing it. The bell rings and Punk and Jericho lock up. Jericho backs Punk into the corner and shoves him upon breaking. Punk shoves back and... (Continues on next page)