World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio def. Jack Swagger

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April 07, 2013

The explosive action only intensified with each moment that passed, as each Superstar pulled out all the stops to gain the advantage over the other. This back-and-forth reached a new level when Swagger cinched in his dreaded Patriot Lock. In miraculous fashion, Del Rio stunned the capacity crowd by countering the painful maneuver with his own Cross Armbreaker. Swagger then pulled a rabbit out of his own hat, shocking all by reversing Del Rio’s hold to trap his opponent in a second Patriot Lock — a dreaded fate Del Rio barely escaped by reaching the ropes.

Del Rio roared back with a wicked boot to the face that nearly earned him the three-count. But at the last second, Colter engineered a halt to the count by grabbing his Superstar’s foot and hoisting it up onto the rope. This interference brought a still-injured Ricardo Rodriguez after the meddling “patriot.” When Colter turned the announcer’s crutch against him, though, Del Rio left the action and came after the would-be attacker — allowing Swagger to hold the advantage once again. 

Although that could have proved to be the difference in the match, Del Rio had enough presence of mind to reverse his No. 1 contender’s fortune one last time, locking in another Cross Armbreaker in the center of the ring to make Swagger tap out for a huge victory.

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