dropkick. Rhodes hangs Sandow up on the ropes and kicks him in the ribs. Rhodes misses the beautiful disaster kick and Sandow is able to hit a spinning neckbreaker for two. Rhodes rolls Sandow up for two, then hits the beautiful disaster kick for another near fall.
Sandow sends Rhodes shoulder first into the ring post, then rolls him up for two. Rhodes connects with Cross Rhodes and he pins Sandow for the three count.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
- We get a really nice video package that's a bit of a career retrospective for Christian. It seems a bit odd though, almost like something that would be played when you know someone will be retiring soon.
World Heavyweight Championship
Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. Christian
Christian is out to the ring first, and he gets a good reaction out of the fans in attendance. JBL and Cole speculate as to whether or not this might be Christian's last opportunity for a World Championship. Alberto Del Rio is out next, and Del Rio gets a tiny bit of heat as he walks to the ring, sporting a shiner that he got from Christian on Smackdown.
The bell rings and we get a lockup straightaway. Del Rio backs Christian into the corner and breaks clean. Del Rio kicks at the back of Christian's leg and hits a couple of big right hands to the side of Christian's head. Del Rio locks in a headlock and Christian fights it off, but falls to a shoulder block. Christian slaps Del Rio, then tosses him over the top and to the outside. Christian goes for a baseball slide and misses. He chases Del Rio around the ring and drops the back of his neck across the top rope. Christian tries for a double stomp from the top, but misses. Del Rio goes to the top but Christian stops him. Christian tries for a top rope hurricanrana, but Del Rio drops down and hits Christian with an enzugiri to the back of the head. Christian drops into the tree of woe, and Del Rio kicks at Christian's chest and arm. Del Rio takes Christian to the outside, wraps his arm up, and tosses him backward into the barricade.
Back in the ring, Del Rio gets a two count, then locks in an arm bar. Christian fights to his feet, and slaps Del Rio again before kicking him in the chest. Christian gets pancaked to the mat, and Del Rio kicks the arm again. Del Rio wraps Christian's arm around the ring rope and yanks away. Del Rio gets another near fall. Del Rio hits a dropkick to the back of Christian's arm, then continues the assault while Christian's wrapped up in the ropes. Del Rio charges and leaps at Christian, but Christian moves and Del Rio sails through the ropes and lands on the floor. Christian heads to the top rope and leaps to the outside, coming down on top of Del Rio.
Both men make it back into the ring, and Del Rio wrenches Christian's arm then stomps at his shoulder. Del Rio slaps Christian then heads to the middle rope, he leaps out into Christian's outstretched feet, hitting them face first. Christian hits a right hand, then hits a dropkick from the middle rope. Christian mounts Del Rio in the corner and hits him with a series of punches. Christian heads to the top and avoids an enzugiri, then hits a giant crossbody for two.
Del Rio almost hits a back suplex, but Christian lands on his feet. Christian tries for the killswitch but can't hit it. Christian goes up in the corner and Del Rio brings him down with a backstabber for two. Del Rio hits Christian with a stiff kick to the back, but Christian comes back with a roll up for two. Del Rio connects with the enzugiri in the corner, but it's only enough for a two count. Del Rio rips at Christian's face, then heads to the middle rope and tries for a senton. Christian moves and heads up to the middle rope. He hits a leaping European uppercut, but ends up backed into the corner for a series of shoulders to the gut. Del Rio seats Christian on the top rope. Christian fights back and goes for a sunset bomb, but Del Rio punches him to avoid it. Christian hits a dropkick in the corner and hits Del Rio with a hurricanrana from the middle rope for two.
Christian tries for the spear, but Del Rio counters with a dropkick to the face. Del Rio pins Christian for two. Del Rio tries for the cross armbreaker, but Christian hits a drop toe hold into the ropes then slaps him. Del Rio puts Christian down but he's still not able to keep him down for three. Del Rio drops his knee pad and goes for a running knee, but Christian counters with a roll up. Christian hits a spear with his injured arm, and Del Rio traps him in the cross arm breaker. Christian is dropped to the mat, and he's forced to tap out.
Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Alberto Del Rio
An interviewer is in the ring, and she asks Alberto if he's proud of his victory. He says it's a great night because he's still our champion, and he's representing Latinos. The Mexican people need someone to look up to, a hero. They need someone to tell them everything is going to be just fine, and they have one already, and his name is none other than Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio tosses down the mic and smiles while holding his title high.
- We get a recap of some of the action from Axxess earlier today, specifically Maria Menunous' (sp?) match earlier today.
This leads to a backstage segment where Maria explains that this match came about because of a war of the words started on Twitter. The interview is interrupted by Fandango, but Miz and Maria cut in, doing a dance of their own, leaving Fandango and Summer Rae looking not too happy.
Natalya (w/Cameron & Naomi) vs. Brie Bella (w/Eva Marie & Nikki Bella)
The bell rings and we get a lock up. Brie pulls Natalya back by the hair, then locks on a headlock. Natalya pushes her off, and tries for a hip toss, but it's blocked. Brie calls her a loser and slaps her. We get a couple of slaps back and forth, then Natalya takes Brie down to the mat. Brie makes it to the ropes and heads to the... (Continues on next page)