VENGEANCE: Del Rio vs. Cena (Last Man Standing, WWE Title)
Oct 23, 2011 - by Adam Martin
WWE Championship – Last Man Standing Match
Alberto Del Rio (c) w/ Ricardo Rodriguez vs. John Cena
John Cena is sporting a new “Rise Above Hate” red, white and blue slogan on a black t-shirt. He ditched the jean shorts or “jorts” for tonight.
The bell rings and Cena goes for an AA on Ricardo Rodriguez right away. Del Rio walks up and kicks Cena in the leg dropping him. Del Rio with a suplex on Cena over the broken ring. The referee starts the count. Cena is up at 3. Del Rio with more kicks. Referee counts. Cena is up at 3 again. Del Rio kicks Cena in the face. Cena gets back up after 4 and Del Rio tosses Cena face first into the steel ring post. Referee counts. Cena is up at 5 and gets back in the broken ring. More kicks to the head from Del Rio. Referee counts. Cena is up at 3. Cena with an awkward looking back body drop on Del Rio. Cena with a scoop slam and elbow drops on Del Rio. Referee counts. Del Rio is up at 4. Cena with right hands. Del Rio with a back suplex on Cena. Del Rio with a second. Del Rio then executes a third on the collapsed ring. Referee counts. Cena is up at 7 and drops Del Rio with a clothesline. Both men are down as the referee counts. Del Rio counters an AA and connects with a backcraker. Referee counts. Cena is up at 5. Del Rio with a snap suplex, a second snap suplex, Cena blocks a third and hits a suplex of his own. Cena plants Del Rio with his twisting powerbomb. Cena has no ropes to hit so he just drops the five knuckle shuffle. Del Rio jumps back up and connects with a quick german suplex with a release. Cena with an awkward looking gutwrench powerbomb. Referee starts the count. Del Rio is up at 4 and connects with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Del Rio follows that with a big kick to the back. Referee counts. Del Rio goes on the attack and puts Cena under the steel ring post that was already down over the ring. Del Rio jumps off the steel ring post driving it into the chest of Cena. Referee counts. Cena rolls out. Cena is up at 8 and connects with the AA on Del Rio who charges at him. Both men are down. Referee counts. Both are up at 8. Ricardo interefers during another AA attempt. Cena big boots him away. Del Rio gets a sleeper applied. Cena tries to fight out.
Del Rio locks it in and falls back to the mat looking it in more. The referee checks on Cena with three arm lifts and he is out. Del Rio jumps back up and the referee starts the count. Cena is fighting to his feet. Cena is up at 7 and he launches Del Rio from the ring to the ring barricade on the outside. That looked nasty on the replay. Referee counts. Del Rio is up at 6 using the barricade to lift himself back up. Del Rio then sends Cena shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Ricardo tries getting involved again and Cena crotches him over the steel ring post that was across the ring. Del Rio with a kick attack on Cena, but Cena launches Del Rio over the steel ring post which bounces back up into the crotch of Ricardo. Cena takes apart the other steel ring steps, picks up the top part and throws it at Del Rio who dodges the attack. Del Rio with right hands and kicks to Cena on the ground. Del Rio then sends Cena into the steel steps. Del Rio picks up the bottom part of the steel steps and launches them at Cena’s head who goes down. Referee counts. Cena is up at 8 and they brawl to the backstage area. A camera catches up with them as Cena sends Del Rio into a table full of food. Referee counts and Cena pushes a big production box over. Del Rio is able to avoid it and put Cena on top of the box. Del Rio gives Cena a scoop slam over the top of the box. Referee counts. Cena is up at 7 and stumbles to the interview area. Del Rio pushes a steel wall down and over Cena. Del Rio pushes a second one on top of Cena. Del Rio pushes a third wall on Cena and then a fourth. Cena is covered with four steel walls as the referee begins the count. Del Rio stands by waiting for the final count. Cena moves the walls over and is up at 8. They brawl back out into the arena near the Vengeance set. Cena unloads with right hands. Ricardo jumps on Cena’s back. Del Rio with a shot to Cena’s head. Ricardo falls of Cena’s back. Del Rio then tosses Cena into the giant “V” on the Vengeance set.
Cena falls out of the giant “V” in the Vengeance set and Del Rio sets up a table. Del Rio puts Cena over the table and starts climbing part of the set. Cena recovers and pulls Del Rio off the set who falls crashing through the table. The referee starts the count. A dazed Del Rio is up at 8. They continue to brawl into the crowd. Cena tosses Del Rio into the timekeepers area. Del Rio recovers and sends Cena flying into Lawler and Cole at the announcers table. Cena recovers and sends Del Rio into the ring barricade. Cena with a shot to Ricardo for good measure. Del Rio sends Cena back first into the steel ring post. Del Rio goes for a kick, but Cena ducks and Del Rio kicks the steel ring post. Del Rio screams out in pain holding his foot. Cena sets up the steel steps near the Spanish announce table that has been cleared off. Cena puts Del Rio on his shoulders and executes the AA on Del Rio sending him crashing through the Spanish announce table. Cena jumps back in the ring waiting for the referee count when The Miz and R-Truth hit the ring attacking Cena. Miz with the Skull Crushing Finale on Cena. Truth with his facebuster. The referee is distracted by this attack and wasn’t counting. The referee starts the count as Del Rio is recovering and back on his feet. Cena is up at 9. Del Rio hits Cena with the WWE Championship belt. Cena is down. Del Rio falls out. The referee starts the count. Del Rio is up at 9 on the outside. The referee reaches 10 and calls for the bell.
Winner and still WWE Champion: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, John Cena struggles to his feet as Alberto Del Rio is handed the WWE Championship. The PPV goes off the air with Del Rio celebrating his win holding up the WWE Championship in the entrance area.
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