Still to come, Sheamus and Randy Orton vs. 3MB, as the Celtic Vipers are now bereft of Ryback for their match with The Shield. Also, Alberto Del Rio vs. "The Mustachioed Magnificence" Cody Rhodes is NEXT!
A touching video about WWE working with Nothing But Nets to fight malaria in Africa.
Non-Title Match: World Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Cody Rhodes
I'm going to have to start timing Ricardo's announcing along with the matches. We recap WWE Main Event from last week, where Jack Swagger clipped Del Rio's leg, injuring it and causing Alberto to get counted out against the Big Show.
Cody with a shot to the knee and some right hands. Alberto quickly counters into a nice roll-up for 2. Cody responds with a Goldust uppercut. "HELP A BROTHER OUT!" Cody takes Del Rio to the corner now and works him over. Cody works on Del Rio's hurt knee now. Cody keeps Del Rio on the mat until he backdrops him. Del Rio charges in the corner but Cody moves and Del Rio hits the ring post. Cody goes back to work on Del Rio and takes him to the corner. Del Rio turns it around and kicks Cody in the back. Cody kicks Cody from the apron to the floor and he hits his head on the way down. We go to commercial...
Cody hits a nice gourdbuster suplex for a near fall on the champ. He wrenches on the bad knee of Del Rio, Alberto fights out, but Cody halts him and props him on the turnbuckle for a superplex. Del Rio blocks, and hits a second-rope gourdbuster! Ouch, bad fall for Rhodes. Del Rio fires up with some clotheslines and a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Thrust kick connects for a Del Rio near fall. He goes for the Cross Arm Breaker, but Cody fights out. He counters a corner charge, and Cody with a nice arching moonsault for a near fall! Del Rio sends Cody over the ropes, but he manages to hang on. Del Rio catches him for shots to the back, however, and hits the Backstabber for a near fall before Cody finds the ropes. Del Rio misses a corner charge, but counters Cody into the Cross Arm Breaker and gets the tap out for the win!
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Jack Swagger comes out and attacks Del Rio from behind in the corner. Swagger beats Del Rio down. Ricardo tries to make the save but Swagger stops him and just tosses him to the floor. Del Rio fights back on Swagger and they tumble out of the ring. Del Rio with a big roundhouse to Swagger. Del Rio throws Swagger into the fan barrier. Del Rio approaches Zeb Colter with a look of malice and Zeb pleads with him. Del Rio grabs Zeb but Swagger makes the save from behind. Swagger sends Del Rio into the steel steps and tells him to never lay a hand on Zeb. Swagger tosses Del Rio over the announce table and a "USA" chant breaks out as Swagger looks up at the WrestleMania 29 sign. Swagger and Zeb head to the back, but stop when they see Ricardo. Swagger runs and hits a huge clothesline, flooring Ricardo. Swagger locks in the Patriot Lock on Ricardo as Zeb looks on with glee. Swagger twists Ricardo's ankle up, seemingly breaks it, and Ricardo screams on the floor in absolute pain. Trainers check on Del Rio and Ricardo as Zeb and Swagger head to the back having made their statement.
I'd say the feud's been ratcheted up a few notches, wouldn't you say?
We recap Ricardo's injury at the hands of Swagger, and it's "confirmed" that his ankle is indeed broken.
Shifting gears, the latest inductee of the WWE 2013 Hall of Fame...CAN YOU DIG IT, SUCKAAAAAA?! Booker T, the 6-time, 6-time, 6-time, 6-time, 6-time, 6-time World Champion, Da Master of the Spinaroonie, one half of the legendary tag team "Harlem Heat" with brother Stevie Ray...The Booker Man is Hall-of-Fame bound and we can dig it!
The IC Title Triple Threat is still to come, and Randy Orton makes his entrance as the Celtic Vipers face 3MB NEXT!