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WWE Smackdown Results (1/11/13) - Alberto Del Rio Becomes World Heavyweight Champion

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WWE Smackdown Results - (1/11/13)
Results by: Adam W. of

Welcome to this week's Smackdown! The show begins with a Rock video package about him returning to Smackdown after 10 years. Also, Big Show's championship may be in danger at Alberto Del Rio's hands.

Booker T makes his way to the ring. Booker welcomes everyone to Smackdown. Booker says Raw was epic, saying anything that Raw can do Smackdown can do better. Booker says Raw gave you Dolph Ziggler vs. John Cena, but he will give everyone United States Champion Antonio Cesaro vs. Randy Orton. Booker says Raw delivered the Great One, and will do the same. Also, tonight's Main Event Alberto Del Rio will challenge Big Show for the World Heavyweight Championship in a Last Man Standing Match. Big Show comes to the ring.

Big Show begins yelling at Booker, angered about the match. Show grabs a mic, saying this is a personal vendetta against him. Show says Booker has a problem with him as champion. Show says because of the Latino population in Miami, they will get behind Del Rio. Show says Del Rio isn't in his class. Show says there are no heroes: Latino, Irish or Viper, that can stop him. Show says he wants to give the inferior people a hero. Show strongly advises Booker to make a good decision, and change his mind. Show grabs Booker by the neck, saying he will help change his mind.

Del Rio runs to the ring, connecting with a Rolling Savate. Del Rio follows with a Dropkick, sending Show into the corner. Del Rio kicks Show with a Enziguri. Del Rio finishes by Dropkicking Show out of the ring. Del Rio leaves for the ramp, as Ricardo waits for him.

A highlight of The Rock is shown, on September 13, 2001. Rock quickly defeats Shawn Stasiak for the WCW Championship after a Rock Bottom.


Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. Antonio Cesaro makes his way to the ring, waving an American Flag.

United States Champion Antonio Cesaro vs. Randy Orton

Randy and Orton lock up, as Cesaro locks in an Arm Bar. Cesaro gets the Wrist Lock, followed by a Hammerlock. Cesaro pushes Orton against the ropes, but is taken down with a shoulder. Cesaro kicks Orton, following with a few European Uppercuts. Orton kicks Antonio, then throwing him out of the ring. Cesaro is taken out on the floor with a Lariat. Orton gets back in the ring.


Cesaro has Orton locked in a Cobra Clutch on the mat. Orton stands up,elbowing out. Orton follows with a headbutt and European Uppercut. Orton runs the ropes, but is taken out with a Clothesline. Pin, but a kick out. Cesaro connects with a Gut Wrench Suplex. Pin, but a kick out. Cesaro throws Orton into the corner, throwing fists. Cesaro takes him out with a Snapmare, locking in another Cobra Clutch. Orton punches out, but is kneed. Orton is thrown into the corner, but rolls up Cesaro with a Float Over. Pin, but a kick out. Cesaro connects with a Falcon Arrow, followed by a pin. Kick out. Cesaro throws Orton into the corner, but is taken out with two Lariats and a Scoop Slam. Cesaro is kicked after Orton runs the ropes, but connects with a Swiss Death Uppercut. Pin, but a kick out. Cesaro is whipped into the corner, but knees Orton in the face. Orton connects with a Backbreaker to Cesaro. Antonio is put on the apron, and is hit with a Rope Elevated DDT. Orton coils for an RKO, but the Shield begin attacking Orton.

Winner: Randy Orton via disqualification

The Shield picks up Orton, connecting with a Triple Powerbomb.


Backstage, Matt Striker interviews 3MB. Matt speaks of 3MB joining the Royal Rumble Match. Heath says that his Mom said they have a 10% chance of winning. Drew says they have to attend to Sheamus. Heath says they will play Sheamus tonight like an Irish drum.

CM Punk and Paul Heyman are in Sun Life Stadium speaking to The Rock. Punk says it is the home of University of Miami football team. Punk says he isn't going to spit venom his way. Punk says he is a fan of his, especially his football days. Punk puts on Rock's old jersey, saying he is a college football expert. Punk says Rock never played here, only in the Orange Bowl. Punk says the place Rock lived in his sports entertainment days is gone, because now it is the CM Punk era. Punk says he likes a feel good moment, but likes to take them and break them apart. Punk says he knows WWE is going to welcome Rock in Miami on Smackdown, saying Rock will talk about Miami. Punk wants Rock to know he can never return home.

Dolph Ziggler, AJ and Big E makes their way to the ring.


Alberto Del Rio is talking with Matt Striker backstage. Del Rio says Show is insecure as he bullies Ricardo, and then runs down his people. Del Rio says Show will get a perfect picture of what La Familia means, and will be World Champion.

Mr. Money in the Bank Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee w/ Big E Langston vs. The Great Khali and Natalya w/ Hornswoggle

Ziggler begins punching Khali, but is taken out with a chop. Khali buts ZIggler in the corner, and connects with a chop. Dolph crawls to the other corner, and is chopped again. Khali takes out Ziggler with a Clothesline. AJ is tagged, as she begins skipping around Khali. AJ tries attacking Khali, but Natalya attacks AJ. Nat connects with a Rolling Lariat. Nat tries to lock in a Sharpshooter, but AJ bites Nat's knee. AJ is attacked in the corner. AJ bites Nat's ear, connecting with a Shiranui for the win.

Winners: Dolph Ziggler and AJ via pinfall

Khali is attacked by Langston with a Lariat, and Ziggler connects with a Leg Lariat. Hornswoggle is grabbed by Langston, as he connects with a Big End.

Punk is speaking about the Rock saying that his time is up. Punk says Rock is trying to be some hero for the people. Punk says the people deserve to rot in hell. Punk says he is better than the people and the Rock. Paul Heyman says Punk is not only better than the Rock, but everyone else. Paul says the People's vision is that he will beat Punk and win the WWE Championship. Paul says Punk has made a career of stomping out people's dreams. Paul says it doesn't matter what the people's vision is. Punk takes off Rock's jersey and drops it on the grass.

A highlight of the Rock on Smackdown shows his moments with Mankind as the Rock and Sock Connection.


The Rock makes his way to the ring. Rock grabs a mic. Rock says "The Rock has come back home." Rock says tonight is a special show, and points out Flo Rida in the crowd. Rock says not only is the Rock back, but is back on his show in front of his home town. Rock says he is exited, saying he wanted to continue what happened on Raw, but says Punk didn't show up. Rock says Punk runs Miami down, but says everything for him started here. Rock says he and his team members learned of hard work. Rock says everything he has done started in Miami. Rock says home for him isn't only Miami, but Royal Rumble what he beats his cookie puss ass and wins the WWE Championship. Rock says he came here to have fun. Rhodes Scholars interrupt.

Damien begins by introducing himself, saying he is the intellectual savior of the unwashed masses. Sandow introduces Cody Rhodes, as the essence of mustachioed magnificence. Sandow says they are here to correct Rock. Rhodes says they beat Hell No this past Monday, and say Rock doesn't deserve this time. Rhodes tells Rock to leave, before he doesn't have a choice. Rock begins making fun of them, saying Rhodes has a dead caterpillar on his lips. Rock says wearing what they do takes a lot of guts. Rhodes says he is an adult, and if he wants to will grow a mustache. Sandow asks for the Rock to answer three questions correctly, and if he does, he will stay. If he doesn't, they will leave. Rock says for him to bring it. Rhodes says he doesn't know if he can, since he is from Miami. The first question asks Rock who the 19th President was. Rock answers with Rutherford B. Hayes, then calling Sandow a b--ch. Rock says Sandow is what happened when Abe Lincoln got busy with a Gremlin. Rhodes asks what film won Academy Award for Best Picture in 1993. Rock answers correct with Schindler's List. Rock cuts off Sandow during the last question. Rock says he will ask the last, and if he gets it right he will get an amazing prize. Rock asks what happens when you get geological minerals in it's lowest form. Sandow answers with Rock Bottom, as Sandow is hit with one. Rhodes runs to Rock, but is taken down with a Spinebuster. Rock follows with a People's Elbow. Rock finishes with an "If you smell..."


3MB is in the ring, playing air guitar. Sheamus makes his way to the ring.

3-on-1 Handicap Match: 3MB (Drew McIntyre, Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal) vs. Sheamus

Heath begins, as he immediately goes to the floor. Heath runs to the ring, but is greeted with a Brouge Kick for the win.

Winner: Sheamus via pinfall


Primetime Players are in the ring. Hell No make their way to the ring.

WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No (Daniel Bryan and Kane) vs. Primetime Players (Darren Young and Titus O'Neil)

Darren punches Daniel into the corner, throwing elbows. Darren is elbowed in the face, but trips Daniel. Titus is tagged, as he connects with a Body Slam. Daniel is thrown into the corner, but kicks an oncoming Titus. Kane and Darren are tagged. Kane takes put Titus, following by connecting with a Sidewalk Slam to Young. Darren goes on the apron, snapping Kane's neck against the ropes. Darren jumps off the top rope, but is uppercut. Kane grabs Darren and Titus in a Chokeslam. PTP tries to throw Kane in the corner, but Daniel dives off the top rope with a Knee to both. Kane connects with a Chokeslam to Darren for the win.

Winners: Team Hell No via pinfall


Big Show makes his way to the ring.


Alberto Del Rio makes his way to the ring.

World Heavyweight Championship Last Man Standing Match: Big Show (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio

Del Rio begins kicking Show in the leg, but is taken down with a headbutt. Show chops Del Rio against the ropes, then taking him out with a chop to the back. Del Rio is Body Slammed. Del Rio gets up, and kicks Show in the gut. Show headbutts Del Rio. Show chops Del Rio against the ropes. Show goes to the floor, and grabs a table. The table is set up on the floor, as Del Rio is dragged to the floor. Show Body Slams Del Rio through the table. Del Rio gets up at a 6 count. Show pushes Del Rio. Show grabs a chair, and throws Alberto back into the ring. Show follows, but is kicked in the gut. Del Rio hits Show with the chair against the back. Del Rio follows with one to the gut, and the back again. Show is hit in the gut and back again, but Show is still not down. Del Rio goes for the Cross Armbreaker, but Show picks him up. Show tries to throw him to the floor, but Del Rio locks in the Arm Bar off the ropes. Show picks up Alberto from his arm, and drops him on the apron to the floor. Del Rio gets up at a 7 count.


Del Rio kicks Show against the barricade. Del Rio throws Show, shoulder first, into the ring post. Show kicks Del Rio and throws him into the ring. Show grabs another table from under the ring, sliding it into the ring. Show follows, as he sets up the table in the corner. Del Rio punches Show's back following with a Dropkick into the table. Show gets up at a 7 count. Del Rio locks in the Sleeper Hold on Show, but is thrown off. Del Rio connects with a Superkick, and punches to the gut. Del Rio runs the ropes, connecting with a Lariat. Show throws Del Rio in the corner, but is kicked. Del Rio goes for an Axe Handle, but is Chokeslammed. Del Rio gets up at an 8 count. Show headbutts Del Rio, as he falls to the floor. Del Rio is tackled through the barricade. Del Rio gets up ata 9 count. Del Rio is thrown into the ring, as Show follows. Show connects with a KO Punch, as Del Rio falls to the mat. Del Rio puts his feet on the floor, breaking the count. Del Rio falls to the floor. Ricardo begins trying to wake Del Rio, pouring water on him. Show grabs the steel steps, charging for Del Rio. Alberto trips him, as the steel steps slam into the ring post, and into his head. Del Rio lifts the steps, smashing Show in the shoulder. Del Rio connects again, as he falls behind the commentary table. Del Rio pushes the commentary table onto Show, as he struggles to get up. Del Rio wins the match.

Winner and NEW World Heavyweight Champion: Alberto Del Rio via 10 count

Del Rio celebrates in the ring with the World Heavyweight Championship in the crowd to end the show.

Feel free to leave your thoughts on this week's show and/or give me feedback about the coverage. Thanks for reading!

-Adam W.

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