WWE Summerslam 2011: Alberto Del Rio Fullfills His Destiny as New WWE Champion

Micah ChenAnalyst IIIAugust 14, 2011

"What just happened?" Those words sum up the final 10 minutes of SummerSlam 2011.

What just happened...what just happened...what does this mean?

If you didn't witness the event, here's how it went down:

CM Punk and John Cena put on another potential 5-star match, with CM Punk hitting the GTS to win the WWE championship. However, Cena's foot was under the rope; how is this going to play out?

Cena makes his case with special guest referee, Triple H, but ends up exiting quietly. CM Punk is left in the ring celebrating as the new undisputed champion.

After getting his hand raised by Triple H as the new champion, Kevin Nash comes out of nowhere, and power-bombs him to hell, then exiting through the crowd. 

And just when you thought things couldn't get crazier, Alberto Del Rio comes running down the ramp, cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase. After a swift kick to Punk's skull, we are left witnessing Alberto Del Rio as our new WWE champion.

What just happened? What does this mean? So many unanswered questions.

Let's start with the Cena vs CM Punk match.  An incredible match that quite possible surpassed their Money In The Bank PPV bout.  The crowd was eating it up.  While the ending may have been controversial, it will likely be an afterthought on tomorrow's episode of RAW.

What role is Kevin Nash going to play in the title picture?  Or will he start a feud with CM Punk?  What is even doing here in the first place?

There were no spoilers, backstage reports, nothing to say that Kevin Nash was going to show up. 

As of late, Alberto Del Rio has quite possibly hit the lowest point of his career.  He has been placed in random, mediocre matches on RAW.  He had no real feud in place.

Now he is the WWE champion.

I don't know what to make of this, but I think we can all agree with this.  The WWE has made things interesting.

Ever since CM Punk's shoot promo on Raw a couple months ago, slowly, but surely, the quality of the product has gone down. 

So many unanswered questions that we will get answers to in the time until Night of Champions.  Which, by WWE standards, is a long ways away—five weeks. 

What just happened, what does this mean.  Answers are a mere 24 hours away.