NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS: Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena (WWE Title)
Sep 18, 2011 - by Adam Martin
Alberto Del Rio (c) w/ Ricardo Rodriguez vs. John Cena
Before the match, Alberto Del Rio stomped out to the ring and yelled at Ricardo Rodriguez asking where his car keys was. Moments later, John Cena’s music hits and drives out inside the arena with Del Rio’s car. Del Rio took the mic away from Justin Roberts saying he didn’t want Justin to announce his beautiful name in a bad English accent. He called Ricardo in to do a proper introduction. Cena then took mic and did his own ring introduction. He tossed it to Justin Roberts to say his name to close it out.
We get some loud “CENA SUCKS” chants at the beginning. Cena with a shoulder block and Del Rio rolls to the ring apron. Another lock up and Cena hits a second shoulder block. We now have dueling “LET’S GO CENA – CENA SUCKS” chants. Cena with a bulldog on Del Rio. Ricardo trips up Cena when he hits the ropes. The referee then sends Ricardo to the back. Del Rio with a kick to the back of Cena and then follows it with a second. Del Rio comes off the top rope dropping Cena. Del Rio locks on a side camel clutch. Cena fires back with a quick suplex. Cena with a quick belly-to-belly suplex on Del Rio. Both men are down and the referee starts the count. Both men are up at 8 and hit a double clothesline. We are back to both down. Del Rio with a quick clothesline when Cena tried to build some offense. Del Rio misses a splash on Cena sliding through the ropes to the outside. Cena gives Del Rio a suplex back in the ring. Cena with a series of flying shoulder blocks and his twisting powerbomb. Cena calls for Five Knuckle Shuffle time. Cena connects on Del Rio. Del Rio counters an AA attempt with a back cracker. Del Rio hooks the leg and gets a close two count. A frustrated Del Rio kicks Cena over the back. Cena with a corner clothesline and dropkick combo on Del Rio. Del Rio with a close pinfall when Cena goes up top and Del Rio catches him with a quick kick to the head. Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for another two count. Del Rio has Cena up in the tree of woe. Del Rio charges and Cena lifts himself up to avoid it. Del Rio hits the corner with a loud thud. Cena with a flying leg drop off the top. Del Rio responds with a german sulpex into a bridge for a two count. Del Rio comes off the top and body splashes Cena with force. Del Rio with the armbar. Cena turns over to get Del Rio’s shoulders down for the pin. Cena lifts up Del Rio in a powerbomb Rampage Jackson style and slams him back down on the mat! Cena gets Del Rio up and connects with the AA. Ricardo runs down and Cena throws him into the corner. Cena jumps on Del Rio and gets the STF applied. Del Rio tries to hold on. Cena pulls back with force. Del Rio taps.
Winner and NEW WWE Champion: John Cena
After the match, Michael Cole yells over commentary that Cena is now a 10-time WWE Champion. Cena jumps up on the turnbuckle and raises the WWE Championship high in the air.
A video package runs hyping Triple H vs. CM Punk.
* Triple H vs. CM Punk in a No DQ match where if Triple H loses, he must step down as COO is up next.