WWE Battleground Coverage: World Heavyweight Championship Match
World Heavyweight Championship Battleground Hardcore Rules Match: Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. Rob Van Dam (w/Ricardo Rodriguez)
Del Rio knees Van Dam in the head and then rolls to the outside and looks at Rodriguez. Van Dam goes after Del Rio and delivers a moonsault from the barricade. Back in the ring, Van Dam hits Del Rio in the midsection with a steel chair. Van Dam drops Del Rio with a DDT onto the chair and goes for the cover, but Del Rio kicks out at two. Del Rio comes back and tosses Van Dam into the corner and delivers a Backstabber. Del Rio goes for the cover, but Van Dam kicks out at two. Del Rio puts the chair in the corner, but Van Dam takes Del Rio down with a kick. Van Dam chokes Del Rio with his boot and then delivers a leg drop on the apron. Van Dam pulls a ladder from under the ring. Van Dam hits Del Rio in the face with the ladder and gets back into the ring. Van Dam delivers the thrust kick to Del Rio from the top rope. Van Dam tosses Del Rio into the ladder, which was set up in the corner, and Del Rio falls to the floor. Van Dam goes out after him and brings him back into the ring. Van Dam goes for the cover, but Del Rio kicks out at two. Van Dam kicks Del Rio into the ladder. Van Dam goes for the monkey flip, but Del Rio moves and Van Dam lands on the ladder. Del Rio delivers the enzuiguri to Van Dam and goes for the cover, but Van Dam kicks out at two. Del Rio gets a garbage can and brings it into the ring. Del Rio smacks Van Dam with the garbage can a few times. Del Rio comes off the top rope with the trash can, but Van Dam counters with a kick. Van Dam drops Del Rio onto the ladder and then connects with the split-leg moonsault. Van Dam goes for the cover, but Del Rio kicks out at two. Van Dam kicks Del Rio onto the ladder and then goes for Rolling Thunder, but Del Rio rolls out of the way. Del Rio locks in the cross arm-breaker and Rodriguez hits Del Rio with the metal bucket. Van Dam tries for a quick rollup, but Del Rio kicks out and tosses Van Dam to the floor. Rodriguex and Del Rio are in the ring. Rodriguez nails Del Rio with the bucket and Del Rio goes to the outside. Rodriguez goes after him, but Del Rio slams him into the barricade. Van Dam hits Del Rio with the ladder and connects with the frog-splash from the apron to the floor. Van Dam tosses Del Rio into the ring and goes for the cover, but Del Rio kicks out at two. Van Dam grabs the chair from the corner and goes for the Van Terminator. Del Rio rolls out of the way at the last second and both men are down. Del Rio grabs the chair and sets it in the middle of the ring. Del Rio dro-toe-holds Van Dam onto the chair. Del Rio kicks Van Dam and the chair is wrapped around Van Dam’s arm. Del Rio locks in the cross arm-breaker with the chair still wrapped around Van Dam’s arm, and Van Dam taps out.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio.
We go backstage and we see The Real Americans and Zeb Colter. Colter says he wants to know why people would cheer their hometown if it were Buffalo. He says they walked around town today and saw a bunch of illegal Mexicans and a bunch of maple syrup-chugging Canadians. Colter says they need to take Santino Marella and The Great Khali and lay them to the side. Colter leads them in, “We the People!” before they walk off.