WWE CAPITOL PUNISHMENT: Big Show vs. Alberto Del Rio
Big Show vs. Alberto Del Rio
Big Show attacked Del Rio right away during his entrance. Lots of brawling with Big Show getting the better of Del Rio. Mark Henry then shows up and tosses Big Show over the announcers table. Mark Henry then picks up Big Show, literally walks towards the table holding him up and slams him over the spanish announce table shattering it to pieces. Del Rio looked on from inside the ring. Henry worked over Big Show’s knee dropping it over the ground. The referee checks on Big Show who is grabbing his knee in pain. The referee jumps in the ring and tells Del Rio to back up. It looks like the referee is giving Big Show a chance to get back into the match. When Big Show gets to one knee, the referee starts the count. The referee gets to 7 and Big Show rolls in. The referee asks him if he is good to go. Big Show says he is okay and we get the official ring bell. Big Show hobbles on one leg and gets in a big chop on Del Rio. Del Rio counters a chokeslam attempt by hitting some kicks to the knee of Big Show. Del Rio with a dropkick to the knee of Big Show and keeps kicking him in the face each time he tries to sit up. Del Rio covers and Big Show powers out after two. Big Show counters a boot to the face tossing Del Rio away. Big Show with a chokeslam on Del Rio. Big Show’s knee gave out on the way down. Del Rio rolls out of the ring. The referee starts the count. A limping Big Show leans down, pulls Del Rio to the ring apron and Del Rio drops Big Show’s chin off the top rope. Del Rio comes off the top, Big Show catches him with a choke, Del Rio with kicks and punches to Big Show. Big Show is down on one knee, Del Rio attempts his armbar and Big Show counters. Del Rio dropkicks the knee of Big Show again and Del Rio locks on a kneebar. Del Rio has it locked in tight and Big Show screams out in pain. Big Show reaches out and gets to the bottom rope. Big Show fights to his feet using the ropes for help. When he stands up, Big Show falls back down and the referee says he must get to his feet or he will call the match. Big Show gets to his feet and he lunges at Del Rio falling down. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, WWE officials help Big Show to the back.
Backstage, R-Truth is telling a WWE employee to get photos of him with the WWE Championship now instead of after the match when he is all sweaty and people are bothering him. The employee points out the name plate says John Cena and not R-Truth. Truth chokes the man saying the name plate will say his name later tonight.
A promo for “The Very Best of WCW Monday Nitro” DVD airs.
Backstage, Matt Striker is with WWE Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett. Barrett takes the mic away from Striker saying he can handle it from here. Barrett takes a walk towards the arena saying Washington, D.C. needs a King or a Queen. He says this is the same city that hosted a politician that got in trouble for tweeting photos of himself in his underwear. Barrett said the problem with the U.S. is that from the outside it looks all nice, but you get a little closer and it is nothing but a hollow shell. He said that is much like his opponent tonight and promises to get the job done in front of everyone here tonight.
* Wade Barrett defending the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Ezekiel Jackson is up next.