I’ve been meaning to post this for a while, but it’s been tough to find the whole match online on its own. Alberto Del Rio’s shocking World Heavyweight Championship win over the Big Show on Smackdown in January was the best TV match I’ve seen in quite a while, particularly in terms of the psychology and emotional beats of the match. Remember, this is like two weeks after Alberto Del Rio ALMOST KILLED SANTA CLAUS, and by the end of the match, he’s getting some pretty outstanding babyface reactions. It’s also, in my opinion, better than their rematch at the Royal Rumble. That’s probably not an overly brave assertion, because the finish in their match at the Rumble was really dumb, but I think overall it was a more enjoyable watch. Enjoy, and come back tomorrow for a new comic.

Alberto Del Rio vs Big Show (Last Man Standing… by chriswormley