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March 11, 2013

World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio def. U.S. Champion Antonio Cesaro


It wasn’t so much a match as an international incident when Mexico’s Alberto Del Rio went head-to-head with The Swiss Superman, Antonio Cesaro, in a hotly anticipated first-time matchup on Raw. The inaugural bout between the two mat technicians lived up to every inch of the hype as well, with The Essence of Excellence’s smooth efficiency matching up perfectly against the raw power of the United States Champion. Cesaro had built up a strong head of steam and nearly had victory in hand with a skull-rattling very European uppercut, but the champion recovered fast and countered with a swift Cross Armbreaker, forcing Cesaro to tap out and ending Del Rio’s night on a note of triumph.

Alberto Del Rio: Born in Mexico, made in America and one victory heavier in the win column as WrestleMania approaches.