Lilian Garcia talks about how the WWE is proud to partner with the Susan G Koman organization before introducing several breast cancer survivors in the crowd.
Daniel Bryan is shown backstage, still celebrating his win and saying that he’s the Tag Team Champions. He runs into his therapist, and Kane comes along doing the same thing. Both men argue about who is the Tag Team Champions. AJ comes in and screams that this is enough. She says she got their doctor to come here, and they won the titles, and they’re still mad at each other. She asks what’s wrong with them. Dr. Shelby asks is Daniel wants to say anything to Kane. Daniel says congratulations. Kane refuses to do anything, so Bryan asks where he’s going. Bryan says that’s why he’s the tag team champions. Kane comes in and dumps Gatorade all over everyone and says he’s going to Disneyland, and he’s the Tag Team Champions.
World Heavyweight Championship Match
- Sheamus (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez
We get a video package highlighting the events leading up to this match, and the banning of the Sheamus’ Brogue kick.
Alberto Del Rio is the first man to make his way out to the arena in a Ferrari, and he makes his way down to the ring to a bit of heat from the crowd.
Sheamus is out next, and the champion gets a nice reaction from the Boston crowd on his way to the ring.
We get formal ring introductions from Ricardo Rodriguez and Lilian Garcia, and we’re ready to begin the match.
Before the match begins, Booker T’s music hits, and the Smackdown GM makes his way out to the entrance ramp with a mic in hand. Booker says he’s concluded his investigation. Last week he went over all the evidence, going through countless hours of video footage. The Brogue kick is a dangerous move, but when you sign up to be a WWE superstar, there are risks involved. Booker says at this time he declares the Brogue kick be reinstated.
Otunga is up on the apron to confer with Del Rio, and he’s blasted with a Brogue kick. Del Rio hits Sheamus with a shoulder block, and then he bails to the outside. Del Rio confers with Ricardo before heading back into the ring. Sheamus fights Del Rio in the corner before being thrown across the ring. Sheamus comes back with a neckbreaker for two. Del Rio head butts Sheamus before kicking him in the ribs hard. Del Rio misses a kick to Sheamus on the apron, and he falls to the floor. Sheamus leaps on the apron with a giant shoulder block.
Sheamus brings things back into the ring, but Del Rio fights him off in the corner, and sends him down to the floor before sending him crashing into the Spanish announce table. Del Rio brings things back into the ring and goes for the pin but he’s only able to get a two count. Del Rio clamps on a front face lock, but Sheamus is able to fight out of it. Sheamus runs into a kick to the gut, and eats a boot to the back of the head, but it’s not enough to keep him down. Del Rio launches Sheamus into the ring post shoulder first before yanking at Sheamus’ arm, then kicking at it. Del Rio heads to the top and leaps off with a flying strike that puts Sheamus down for a two count.
Del Rio locks on an arm submission, but Sheamus is able to fight out of it. Del Rio locks in another submission while ties up in the ropes for more leverage. He heads up to the top, but jumps right into a big double axe handle from Sheamus. Sheamus hits another double axe, and another before burying his shoulder in Del Rio’s midsection. Sheamus hits a high knee and puts Del Rio on the mat with a big slam.
Sheamus back drops Del Rio to the apron. Del Rio tries to send Sheamus head first into the turnbuckle, but Sheamus reverses it. He pulls Del Rio back against the ropes and lays in with huge clubbing blows to the chest. Sheamus tries for white noise, but Del Rio drops down and hits a backstabber for two. Del Rio stomps at Sheamus, but when he picks him up, Sheamus hits white noise. Sheamus heads to the corner and psyches himself up. He tries for the Brogue kick, but misses and Del Rio hits an enzugiri that’s good for two.
Del Rio talks trash to Sheamus, so Sheamus tries to fight back. Del Rio attacks the shoulder, and kicks him in the gut. Del Tio tries for the arm breaker, but Sheamus counters and tries for the cloverleaf. Del Rio is able to fight out of it. Sheamus charges Del Rio, but ends up tied up in the ropes. Del Rio kicks at Sheamus’ bad arm. Sheamus heads back into the ring. Sheamus shoulders Del Rio, but Del Rio hits double knees to Sheamus’ arm. Del Rio locks on the cross arm breaker.
Sheamus breaks the hold by picking Del Rio up and slamming him back down to the mat. Sheamus tries for the Brogue kick, but Del Rio is able to counter into the cross arm breaker. Sheamus struggles for the ropes, and he’s able to make it to break the hold. Del Rio misses the flying kick in the corner, and he walks right into the Brogue kick, which puts him down for a three count.
Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Sheamus