WWE Payback Coverage: World Heavyweight Championship Match
Jun 16, 2013 - by Michael Riba
World Heavyweight Championship Match: Dolph Ziggler (c) (w/AJ Lee and Big E Langston) vs. Alberto Del Rio (w/Ricardo Rodriguez)
Del Rio sends Ziggler off the ropes, but Ziggler drops to the outside. Ziggler comes back and beats down Del Rio in the corner. Del Rio fights out and delivers a back-breaker to Ziggler, who goes to the outside. Ziggler comes back and goes on the offensive, but Del Rio turns the tide quickly and kicks Ziggler in the head. The referee checks on Ziggler on the outside, but Ziggler continues on and gets back into the ring. Ziggler delivers a dropkick to Del Rio, but Del Rio comes back and and slams Ziggler’s head into the announce table. Langston gets in between Del Rio and Ziggler, and the referee ejects Langston. Back in the ring, Del Rio gains control for a bit before Ziggler reverses and locks in the Sleeper Hold down on the mat. Del Rio reverses and slams Ziggler’s head into the turnbuckle. Del Rio kicks Ziggler in the head and then delivers a series of right hands to Ziggler’s kidneys and then one to Ziggler’s head. Del Rio connects with the backstabber for a two count. Del Rio grabs Ziggler, but Ziggler counters and takes Del Rio down and grabs his head. Ziggler grabs Del Rio and partially connects with the Zigzag and goes for the cover, but Del Rio kicks out at two. Ziggler goes to the top, but Del Rio catches him. Del Rio tosses Ziggler down to the mat and goes for the cover, but Ziggler kicks out at two. Del Rio tosses Ziggler to the outside. Del Rio kicks Ziggler in the head and the trainer is checking on Ziggler. Ziggler says he is fine and Del Rio kicks him in the back of the head. Del Rio tosses Ziggler back into the ring and kicks him in the head again, but Ziggler kicks out again. The crowd begins to boo Del Rio heavily. Ziggler counters and goes for the Zigzag, but Del Rio shoves him off. Del Rio kicks Ziggler in the head again, and gets the pin fall.
Winner and new World Heavyweight Champion: Alberto Del Rio.
After the match, the crowd boos Del Rio and Rodriguez on the ramp and cheer Ziggler as he walks up the ramp.
Del Rio comes back out and tells the crowd to cheer for him. He said he proved to everyone why he is deserved to be the champion. He asks everyone for their support, and he gets booed. He says he is one of the best and he deserves to be the Champion and the crowd boos more.