WWE superstar Alberto Del Rio defeated the Big Show in a Last Man Standing match on Friday’s episode of WWE SmackDown to capture the World Heavyweight championship. The match was taped on Tuesday night from Miami, Florida and shows that WWE is going full force with his push as a babyface Latin hero.
After a hard fought match that included the use of tables, chairs and ring steps, the finish came after Del Rio flipped the ringside announcer’s table onto a fallen Big Show, preventing him from getting to his feet before the 10 count.
Knowing the news would be widely reported online by wrestling news websites like us, WWE “spoiled” the news by announcing the title change on their official website shortly after it occurred on Tuesday night.
Del Rio tweeted the following on Friday night after his title victory aired on SmackDown:
Former WWE superstar and Edge congratulated his former rival on his win, tweeting: