World Heavyweight Title Match: Rob Van Dam vs. Alberto Del Rio
We go to the ring and out comes Rob Van Dam to a big pop. Ricardo Rodriguez is with him. World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio is out next. Lilian Garcia does official ring introductions but Ricardo handles the intro for the challenger.
Despite what was said on SmackDown, Ricardo is still in RVD's corner. The bell rings and they go at it. RVD gets hit with a big kick early on. RVD with some offense in the corner. RVD with a spin kick in the corner. RVD rolls and catapults Del Rio across the ring. RVD with a standing moonsault for a 2 count. Del Rio with a big dropkick to the side of the head. Del Rio misses a shot and ends up on the floor. RVD poses for the fans and nails a moonsault from the apron to the floor. RVD kicks Del Rio into the barrier and stops the count. RVD drops Del Rio on top of the barrier and leaps from the apron, nailing the spinning kick.
They go at it on the apron. Del Rio drops RVD over the top rope and sends him to the floor. Del Rio runs the ropes and nails a flying headbutt out to the floor. Del Rio throws RVD hard into the barrier. Del Rio brings it back in the ring with a headlock. RVD with a roll up for 2. Del Rio with a suplex and a kick to the head. Del Rio keeps control and grounds Del Rio with a headlock. Fans chant for RVD but Del Rio backdrops him. RVD goes to the apron but Del Rio nails a big enziguri and sends RVD back to the floor. Del Rio goes for another suicide dive but RVD moves and Del Rio lands on the floor. RVD brings it back in the ring and nails clotheslines and a kick for a 2 count. Del Rio with right hands now. Del Rio runs into an elbow. RVD with another thrust kick for a 2 count.
RVD goes to the top and nails another big kick. RVD misses Rolling Thunder and Del Rio nails a Backstabber for a close 2 count. Del Rio with thrusts in the corner. Del Rio slaps RVD around now. Del Rio takes RVD up for a super inverted suplex but RVD fights him off. RVD sends Del Rio to the mat. RVD nails a senton for a 2 count. They get up and trade shots in the middle of the ring now. Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Del Rio stomps on RVD's back and covers for 2. Del Rio goes for the cross armbreaker but RVD blocks it. RVD with a scissors takedown for a 2 count. RVD slams Del Rio and hits the split-legged moonsault for another 2 count. Del Rio with an armbar takedown and a superkick to the face for a 2 count. Del Rio keeps control and goes back to the top. Del Rio comes off the top but RVD catches him with a heel kick. RVD with a leg drop. RVD goes up top for the Five Star Frogsplash but Del Rio gets his knees up. Del Rio with the cross armbreaker in the middle of the ring. RVD tries to get to the ropes but Del Rio pulls him back. He finally makes it and the hold is broken. Del Rio won't let go of the hold and keeps it locked past the referee's 5 count for the disqualification.
Winner by DQ: Rob Van Dam
- After the match, Lilian Garcia makes the announcements. Del Rio poses with the belt before going back to work on RVD. Del Rio stomps away and goes out after a steel chair. Ricardo grabs it and stops him. RVD gets up and drops Del Rio with a DDT. RVD positions Del Rio in the corner and climbs up on the opposite corner. Ricardo positions the steel chair on Del Rio. RVD leaps from one corner of the ring to the other and dropkicks the chair into Del Rio with a Van Terminator. RVD poses with the World Title as doctors check on Del Rio at ringside. We go to replays.
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