Another Last Man Standing match for the World Heavyweight title...awesome!
Who knew Alberto Del Rio would be such an entertaining face? I always thought he needed a character change, but I didn't think he would be this over with the fans!
After winning the World Heavyweight title from The Big Show in a Last Man Standing match two weeks ago on SmackDown, Alberto Del Rio is a changed man. He's added some new moves to his repertoire and we are seeing a new side of Del Rio that works.
I'm not sure what the WWE has in store for The Big Show. He's had a very long and successful career, so I'm sure he is looking to put other guys over.
I wouldn't mind seeing Big Show and Ryback at WrestleMania. I think that could be a unique match.
I think that Alberto Del Rio will retain the title, but I don't know if he will leave the Royal Rumble as champion. This would be the perfect opportunity for Dolph Ziggler to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase.
After cheating to win the Beat the Clock challenge, Ziggler was given the option to be the No. 1 or No. 2 entrant in the Royal Rumble.
I don't think Ziggler is winning the Rumble.
The WWE has the audience thinking Ziggler is going to have a horrible night at the Royal Rumble, so this would be a good time to successfully cash in the briefcase.
However, I don't think it will happen.
I think Ziggler will come down and try to cash in the briefcase on a beaten-down Del Rio. Just as he's about to cash it in, a frustrated Big Show will give him a WMD and knock him out.
At Royal Rumble 2013, Dolph Ziggler will fail, once again, to cash in the briefcase.
It doesn't make sense if Del Rio loses the title less than month after winning it. Therefore, Alberto Del Rio will successfully retain the WHC.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio