Batista is out into the arena, getting a bit of a pop from the fans, who still may be a bit worn out from the awesome Shield/Wyatt’s match. There are a couple of audible boos as the Animal makes his way into the ring. We get a recap of Batista coming into the ring to take the fight to Del Rio a couple of weeks ago on Raw, culminating in a Batista bomb through the announcer’s table.
Alberto Del Rio is out next, and he too doesn’t draw much of a reaction out of the fans in attendance.
Batista vs. Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio comes out in a tracksuit with a neckbrace on. He’s hobbling toward the ring using a crutch for support. Del Rio hops up the steps and slows makes his way into the ring.
Del Rio has a mic and he says Batista brutally attacked him, and because of that, he won’t be able to compete tonight. Del Rio kicks Batista in the gut and hits him repeatedly with the crutch. Del Rio strips off the tracksuit and he’s dressed to compete. Del Rio jabs the crutch into Batista’s gut a couple of times before attacking Batista’s leg. Del Rio pulls off his neck brace a smiles before laying in one more shot with the crutch. Del Rio calls for the bell to be rung.
The ref checks with Batista, and then has the bell rung. Batista scores with a couple of rights, and gets a huge amount of boos. Del Rio is able to send Batista shoulder first into the ring post, then score with a dropkick to the side of the head. The crowd is chanting ‘boo-tista’. Del Rio traps Batista in the cross arm breaker, while Batista is trapped in the ropes. Del Rio heads back into the ring and stomps away at Batista.
Del Rio goes back to work on the arm, wrenching away. ‘Daniel Bryan’ chants, and more ‘CM Punk’ chants from the crowd. Batista gets to his feet and fights off Del Rio. Del Rio comes up with a single arm breaker before kicking at Batista’s back. This match is probably the most I’ve ever seen Del Rio get cheered. ‘Y2J’ chants. Del Rio misses Batista in the corner and crashes shoulder first into the ring post. Batista buries his shoulder in Del Rio’s midsection, but Del Rio is able to knock Batista to the mat, coming off the middle rope with a double stomp to Batista’s chest.
‘RVD’ chants from the crowd as Del Rio scores with an enzugiri for two. Another pin from Del Rio, and another two count. Del Rio hits the ropes and dropkicks Batista, sending him rolling under the bottom rope and out to the floor. ‘We want Lesnar’ chants. Del Rio heads to the outside, bringing Batista back into the ring. Del Rio charges back in, running right into a spear. Batista pins Del Rio, but Del Rio kicks out at two. Batista hits a short-arm clothesline, then another to a ton of heat from the crowd. Batista shoulders Del Rio, but Del Rio fights out and connects with a backstabber for a two count.
Del Rio heads to the top rope, and leaps off with a senton, but Batista rolls out of the way. Batista connects with a spinebuster before shaking the ropes a bit. Batista goes for the Batista bomb, but Del Rio counters out and kicks Batista in the side of the head for another near fall. Del Rio calls for the cross arm breaker, but Batista counters out, sends Del Rio into the corner, and connects with the Batista bomb. Batista pins Del Rio, and gets the three count.