WWE Smackdown Results (8/19) – 20 Man Battle Royal, Who Is The #1 Contender?

Bill Pritchard

Alberto Del Rio makes his return to Smackdown, and he says he has been talking about destiny for months, but he is not crazy. He is there to prove to them that destiny is real, and he cashed in his Money In The Bank to be their WWE Champion. He says their champion, because he debuted last year in the same building, and he beat Rey Mysterio. He says all of the fans hated him, but a year makes a difference, but he did defeat Rey last year, and Monday in his first title defense.

He shows a clip of what he did to Rey, then says he is a real champion, and real champions face anyone in front of them. He asks who will face him and who is man enough, and Daniel Bryan coems out to answer his challenge. Alberto laughs and asks if he wants another beatdown, and Bryan says if he is so special, why did he cash in when the champion was beatdown, just like everyone else? He says it is ordinary and predictable, then he calls Alberto pathetic and heads to the ring.

Alberto Del Rio vs Daniel Bryan

Bryan punches Alberto in the corner, then Alberto runs away, and kicks Bryan by the ropes when they get back in. Alberto throws Bryan in the corner then puts him in an armbar, and headbutts him back down when Bryan tries to stand up. Alberto puts him in a side headlock and hits a shoulder block, but Bryan ducks the next attempt and kicks him in the chest. Bryan elbows him and tries going up top, but Alberto jumps up and catches him then jumps backwards and drives his knees into Bryan's arm and shoulder. Alberto applies another armbar, and Bryan tries rolling him up, but Alberto kicks out and continues working on the shoulder.

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