A video package runs hyping the return of John Cena tonight.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. John Cena
Lilian Garcia handled the ring introductions for the challenger John Cena and champion Alberto Del Rio. Garcia handled Del Rio’s introduction in Spanish.
The bell rings and John Cena goes for a headlock when Alberto Del Rio charges in. Del Rio immediately goes on the attack on the bad arm of Cena. Cena bails and regroups at ringside adjusting his heavily padded elbow pad. Cena returns and lands a quick shoulder block. Del Rio with a quick kick and big right hands sending Cena to the mat. Del Rio immediately jumps back in with big boots to the head. Cena with rights fighting back. Cena connects with his jumping bulldog. Del Rio with a big dropkick that sends Cena to the outside and Del Rio follows with a kick to the bad arm of Cena. Back in the ring, Del Rio with a cover for two. Del Rio charges back in with a boot to the face. Del Rio kicks Cena away and connects with a big release german suplex. Del Rio works over the bad arm of Cena and Cena gets his foot on the bottom rope to break it up. Del Rio goes right back to the arm keeping Cena grounded. Cena pushes off and connects with a dropkick. Del Rio cuts off any more offense from Cena with a big elbow. We see a shot of Damien Sandow watching from the back holding his “Money in the Bank” briefcase. Del Rio falls to the outside when Cena moves and Del Rio slides through the ropes. Del Rio is back in coming off the top turnbuckle when Cena catches him in the air with a dropkick. Cena with his repeated jumping shoulder blocks and plants Del Rio in the middle of the ring. Cena calls for the Five Knuckle Shuffle and connects. Del Rio counters an AA into a quick backstabber resulting in a two count. Cena counters an armbreaker attempt.
Cena with an elbow to Del Rio in the corner. Cena with a tornado DDT from the second rope, hooks the leg and Del Rio kicks out after two. Cena is going up top and Del Rio jumps up catching him with a big kick to the head resulting in another two count. We see another shot of Sandow looking on from the back teasing that he will cash in his briefcase tonight. Cena avoids another kick to the head, Del Rio kicks Cena away, Del Rio counters an AA and Del Rio connects with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker on Cena for a two count. Del Rio has Cena in the tree of woe with his bad arm dangling. Del Rio with a quick kick. Cena lifts himself up when Del Rio charges in and Del Rio hits the steel ring post. Cena connects with a top rope cross body resulting in a two count. Del Rio goes for the cross armbreaker. Cena rolls through and gets the STF locked in. Del Rio is reaching for the bottom rope and gets two fingers on the bottom rope. The referee forces the break. Del Rio with one kick and a second kick right to the head of Cena. Del Rio hooks the leg and Cena continues to kick out. Del Rio gets the cross armbreaker applied. Cena is trying to prevent his arm from being full extended. Del Rio exposes Cena’s bad elbow pulling down the pad. Del Rio has Cena down on his shoulders. Cena gets up after two, power lifts up Del Rio and gets himd own with a big powerbomb. Series of counters. Cena with an AA. Cena gets the pinfall.
Winner and new WWE World Heavyweight Champion: John Cena