SmackDown results: The Great White outfought Jericho, only to be blindsided by a Del Rio counterstrike

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July 13, 2012

Alberto Del Rio def. Sin Cara

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After Alberto Del Rio’s vicious pre-match assault on the July 2 edition of Raw SuperShow (WATCH), the high-flying Sin Cara came to "ZackDown" with thoughts of payback on his mind. It was a back-and-forth battle early on, but Sin Cara – who qualified earlier this week for the Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a World Championship Contract – appeared to take control as the action spilled to ringside.

The No. 1 contender put himself back in the driver's seat thanks to a straight-ahead offensive assault, however, and then slowed the action down as he zoned in on Sin Cara’s shoulder in an effort to soften him up for a Cross Armbreaker. Sin Cara hung tight and connected with a spectacular hurricanrana, and for a moment, victory seemed within his grasp.

But when the daredevil Superstar went to the top rope looking to put Del Rio away, The Mexican Aristocrat dodged the aerial attack and locked Sin Cara in the painful Cross Armbreaker. Sin Cara tapped out, and Del Rio once again proved how dangerous he can be, showing that his focus is laser-like as he eyes the prize potentially awaiting him Sunday night at Money in the Bank.

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