Alberto Del Rio def. Dolph Ziggler via DQ on Sunday night at WWE Money in the Bank to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. AJ Lee interfered hitting Del Rio with the WWE Divas Championship to setup the DQ finish.
Get a detailed recap of the match below.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler
Lilian Garcia handled the ring introductions for the champion Alberto Del Rio and challenger Dolph Ziggler. Big reaction for Ziggler during his entrance tonight in Philadelphia. Del Rio with a quick shoulder block that drops Ziggler early on. Ziggler responds with a big dropkick that levels Del Rio as well. Del Rio catches Ziggler with a big kick to the back of the head and then tosses him shoulder first into the padded ring barricade on the outside. The referee starts the count. Del Rio tosses Ziggler back in and applies a headlock to slow things down. Ziggler fights out and connects with another dropkick. Ziggler goes for a big splash in the corner and Del Rio moves. Del Rio gets Ziggler wrapped up in the ropes and starts throw tons of forearm shots to the lower back. Del Rio with a shot to the back of Ziggler’s head to finish it off. Cole talks about the serious concussion Ziggler suffered on commentary after Ziggler takes repeated blows to the head. Del Rio hits the ropes, Ziggler ducks and Del Rio crashes through the ropes to the outside. The referee starts the count. He reaches six and is up on the ring apron. Del Rio goes to the top turnbuckle and Ziggler connects with a facebuster off the top turnbuckle. Ziggler with a cover and Del Rio kicks out after two. Ziggler with big right hands backing Del Rio to the corner. Del Rio hits the corner with force hitting the post.
Ziggler drops Del Rio with a quick neckbreaker. Del Rio counters a Fameasser attempt by Ziggler into a german suplex with a bridge resulting in a close two count. Del Rio with shoulder shots to Ziggler in the corner. Ziggler avoids a kick to the head and connects with a big Fameasser on Del Rio. Ziggler covers and gets another close two count. Del Rio is up on the top turnbuckle, jumps off and Ziggler catches him in mid air with another big dropkick. AJ Lee’s music hits. AJ starts skipping around the ring as Ziggler sits up asking what she is doing out here. Ziggler yells at AJ, “Get out! I got this. Get out of here!” Ziggler hooks the head of Del Rio, Del Rio counters, lifts up Ziggler and Ziggler comes back down with a big DDT. Ziggler gets another two count as AJ looks on. Del Rio crotches Ziggler when he starts climbing up to the top turnbuckle. Del Rio with forearm shots to the back of Ziggler. Del Rio hooks the head of Ziggler and pulls back connect with a modified inverted DDT off the top turnbuckle. Loud chant for Ziggler starts up in Philadelphia. Del Rio is calling for the armbar. Ziggler counters, Del Rio lifts up Ziggler and Ziggler crashes on the mat. Del Rio connects with a big superkick, hooks the leg and Ziggler kicks out barely after two. Del Rio starts arguing with the referee over the count. Del Rio is frustrated as he exposes his knee brace nearby.
As Ziggler recovers, AJ jumps in the ring and clocks Del Rio with the WWE Divas Championship as Ziggler was just starting to jump up to connect with the Zig Zag. Ziggler can’t believe it as the referee calls for the bell.
Winner via DQ and still WWE World Heavyweight Champion: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Alberto Del Rio recovers and holds up the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the corner. Dolph Ziggler argues with AJ Lee saying he didn’t need her help. The crowd in Philadelphia chants “YOU SCREWED ZIGGLER” as Ziggler heads to the back and we see a shot of an upset AJ inside the ring.