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Del Rio arrives in style
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. -- In his WWE debut, Alberto Del Rio caught the attention of the entire WWE Universe by making Rey Mysterio tap out! And, World Heavyweight Champion Kane explained the attack on his own brother, The Undertaker.
Alberto Del Rio def. Rey Mysterio (PHOTOS | WATCH)
Alberto Del Rio arrived in grand style by driving into the Rabobank Arena in a Rolls Royce. And as he approached the ring, he was introduced by his very own personal ring announcer. Leading up to the big night, Del Rio touted himself in a series of videos (WATCH).
When all the hype and talking were over, and Del Rio finally stepped in the ring, he backed up his words with a huge win over veteran Rey Mysterio by making him tap out with a cross armbreaker. Adding insult to injury, Del Rio locked Rey in the same hold after the match was over to deliver more punishment.
What's next from this potent 6-foot-5 Superstar? (More on Del Rio)
The Undertaker's return announced! (WATCH)
SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long informed Kane that The Undertaker will return to SmackDown next week. Undaunted by the news, The Big Red Monster claimed the night will be "hell on earth."
Christian def. Drew McIntyre (PHOTOS | WATCH)
With "Dashing" Cody Rhodes watching the action as part of the announce team, Christian got the pinfall over Drew McIntyre. Afterward, Rhodes and McIntyre launched an ugly assault on the veteran. After repeatedly stomping on him in the ring, Matt Hardy came to the rescue. Although Hardy held his own -- dishing out some punishment of his own -- he too ended up on the receiving end of a beating from the aggressive duo. When the dust settled, the two young Superstars stood tall over the fallen veterans.
World Heavyweight Champion Kane explained attacking The Undertaker (WATCH)
Kane offered a look inside the mind of a monster when he described why he attacked his own brother, saying The Phenom's pride was his ultimate undoing.
Kofi Kingston def. Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler by Disqualification (PHOTOS | WATCH)
After The Nexus crashed their Intercontinental Championship Match at SummerSlam (PHOTOS), reigning champion Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston picked up where they left off in their battle for the prestigious title. On this night, it was Official SmackDown Consultant Vickie Guerrero who interrupted things when she pushed Kingston from the top rope. Although her actions caused an immediate disqualification for her boyfriend, the title cannot change hands on a disqualification. After the bell, Ziggler went to work by dropping Kingston with the Zig Zag, then locking him a sleeper and finally stomping on his defenseless body.
Alberto Del Rio felt Rey Mysterio's wrath (PHOTOS | WATCH)
At the start of the night, Alberto Del Rio interrupted Rey Mysterio's address to the WWE Universe to tout himself. After taunting The Master of the 619, Del Rio accepted Mysterio's challenge to go one-on-one. After he got in a few more insults, Del Rio felt Mysterio's wrath with a slap to the face and 619.