SmackDown results: Del Rio survives a fierce Fatal 4-Way, stealing victory to become No. 1 contender to World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus

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July 27, 2012

World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus def. Cody Rhodes

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Before a quartet of Superstars would enter the ring for SmackDown’s main event Fatal 4-Way Match to become Sheamus’ No. 1 contender, the World Heavyweight Champion would take on Cody Rhodes and remind those challengers just what they could be getting themselves into.

In the midst of a fierce match between The Great White and the determined Rhodes, Mr. Money in the Bank, Dolph Ziggler, journeyed to ringside, carrying his coveted World Heavyweight Title contract along with him. Accompanied by his manager Vickie Guerrero, The Showoff intently watched the action in the ring.

After Rhodes battered Sheamus’ weakened shoulder, The Celtic Warrior miraculously kicked out of his opponents earth-shattering Disaster Kick. The Great White then turned the tables, hitting White Noise to set up a searing Brogue Kick for the victory.

Following the match, Ziggler looked ready to cash in his contract, but decided at the last second not to enter the ring. Then, out of nowhere, Chris Jericho, wearing Ziggler’s signature pink T-shirt, ran out and tossed The Showoff through the ropes and right into a devastating Brogue Kick. As the smoke cleared, the first-ever Undisputed WWE Champion nailed Ziggler with an emphatic Codebreaker, delivering another strong statement in response to Ziggler’s taunts on Raw on July 16. (WATCH)

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