No. 1 Contenders “I Quit” Match
– Jack Swagger w/Zeb Colter vs. Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez
Jack Swagger makes his way out to the ring first for the next match, and of course he’s accompanied by Zeb Coalter. Coalter has a mic and asks for the music to be cut. He says America is going to the toilet, but Swagger is a ray of light in a sea of darkness. If you watched the cable news channels, you might have found out some disturbing evidence. The government has been using the IRS to target individuals like Zeb. Zeb talks about a couple of other aspects of this scandal and says it doesn’t surprise him. He asks who’s going to jail? Who’s being arrested? He says it’s everyone here’s fault. Everyone who’s not a real American. He points to the city’s baseball team, saying it shoulder be the St. Louis Cardinals, it should be the Caribbean Cardinals, because that’s what they are, and they take the money and run. Just like Del Rio. But Swagger’s not like that. Tonight he’s going to make Del Rio say ‘I Quit’ in two different languages, and then they’re going hunting for Dolph Ziggler and the World Championship. Swagger’s America has begun. Swagger grabs the mic and says ‘We the People’.
Lilian introduces Ricardo in Spanish, who in turn introduces Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio gets a pretty nice little pop out of the crowd. Ricardo has a bucket with a towel in it and a decal of the flag of Mexico on the side.
The bell rings and Del Rio catches Swagger with a couple of rights before hitting him with a clothesline to send him over the top and to the outside. Del Rio hits the ropes and dives through with a head butt, wiping Swagger out on the floor. Del Rio goes under the ring for a kendo stick, but he misses when he swings, and Swagger suplexes him to the floor.
Alberto is asked if he wants to quit, and says no. Swagger grabs the stick and chokes Del Rio against the barricade, but he still won’t quit. Del Rio fights out and sends Swagger into the ring steps, then slams his hand into the ring steps repeatedly before stomping on his hand.
When they head back into the ring, Swagger grabs the kendo stick and wears it out on Del Rio, hitting him repeatedly. Swagger drops to the outside and pulls Del Rio against the ring post, wrenching his back. Del Rio refuses to quit. Swagger heads back into the ring and hits Del Rio with a kendo stick shot to the ankle, then another. Swagger tries for another kendo stick shot, but Del Rio grabs it and fights up to his feet. Swagger puts him right back down with a clothesline. Swagger ties Del Rio up in the ropes and grabs the stick, hitting Del Rio across the chest. Del Rio refuses to quit after repeated shots.
Del Rio heads out to the apron and he catches Swagger with the arm breaker over the top rope. Swagger refuses to quit, and grabs the mic from the ref, hitting Del Rio with it to cause him to fall to the floor. Swagger heads to the outside and grabs a chair, heading back into the ring. Swagger gets up to the apron and gets caught with an enzugiri from Del Rio. Swagger rolls back into the ring and kicks at Del Rio’s knee, dropping him to the mat.
Swagger misses a kick and Del Rio comes back with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker before hitting Swagger with a superkick while he’s on his knees. Swagger rolls to the apron and Del Rio wraps him up in the ropes. Del Rio grabs the kendo stick and hits Swagger across the back repeatedly before hitting a backstabber to bring him back into the ring. Swagger calls for the arm breaker, but when he tries for it, Swagger pushes him off and slams him down to the mat.
Swagger hits a Vader bomb out of the corner, and follows it up with a gut-wrench powerbomb, but Del Rio won’t give up. Swagger picks Del Rio up for another gut-wrench powerbomb, but Del Rio refuses to quit. Swagger looks upset. He reaches down, and ends up being trapped in the cross arm breaker. Swagger rolls out into the ankle lock. Del Rio won’t quit, but Swagger falls to the mat and grapevines the leg. Ricardo has the towel and thinks about throwing it in. Zeb chases Ricardo off, and Zeb tosses in the towel. The ref sees the towel, and thinks Ricardo has given up for Del Rio, and this match is over.
Winner and NEW #1 Contender to the World Heavyweight Championship: Jack Swagger
Another ref comes down and says that Zeb threw in the towel, and the official of the match heads to the timekeeper’s area and asks for a replay (WHAT???). The ref says if Alberto can continue, this match will restart.
Alberto gets to his feet and says he can continue. Swagger pounces and kicks at Del Rio’s ankle. Del Rio kicks Swagger away and catches him with a nasty kick to the shoulder. Del Rio clamps on the arm breaker. Swagger almost gives up, but makes it to his feet. Del Rio drops him back down to the mat, and Swagger is forced to quit.
Winner and NEW #1 Contender to the World Heavyweight Championship (for real this time): Alberto Del Rio
Josh Matthews is backstage with Ryback. Ryback says Cena is a liar. He can spout garbage about never giving up, because words are all he has. Tonight, he’s not getting up, because Ryback won’t let him. He should have been WWE Champion 6 months ago, but because people play by different rules, things change. But tonight, Ryback rules.