A WWE official immediately starts to check on Ziggler at ringside. The referee holds Del Rio back. Ziggler is pushing the WWE official away saying he is fine. Del Rio with a dropkick through the ropes to the head of Ziggler and Ziggler is out of it. Ricardo is yelling, “He is fine! He is fine!” Del Rio rolls Ziggler back in the ring and backs up in the corner. Del Rio connects with a huge kick to the back of the head, hooks the leg and Ziggler still kicks out. Del Rio can’t believe it. Del Rio starts dropping huge rights and dropping the head of Ziggler off the mat repeatedly. The fans in Chicago are booing Del Rio. Ziggler stumbls to his feet, kicks away at the knee of Del Rio and the connects with a huge jumping Zig Zag! Ziggler is back down holding his head. Del Rio recovers in the corner and Ziggler is recovering on his knees. Del Rio connects with a huge superkick. Del Rio covers Ziggler and gets the pinfall.
Winner and new WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Ricardo Rodriguez hits the ring and announces the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio celebrates with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship belt. We then see highlights of all the punishment Ziggler took with repeated blows to the head. Back live, we see a shot of Del Rio holding up the title in the entrance area. Ziggler is just recovering as the crowd in Chicago chants his name.
We go back to the Payback panel with Josh Mathews, Big Show, R-Truth and Cody Rhodes.
Alberto Del Rio then walks back out and he wants Chicago to give it up for the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Mixed reaction from the Chicago crowd. He talks about accomplishing so much since debuting in WWE and he did it all for the fans. Del Rio asks for the support and gets loud boo’s from the crowd in Chicago. He said the fans know he is the best in the business and that he gives his all in the ring. Del Rio asks to hear one more time for the new World Heavyweight Champion as Ricardo does the announcement.
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