Live blog from WrestleMania XXVII: World heavyweight champion Edge vs. Alberto Del Rio
Special host The Rock came out to a thunderous ovation and "Rocky" chants to open the show.
He did his usual catch phrases and also led the crowd in chanting "Yabba Dabba" in reference to John Cena, whom Rock has referred to as "Fruitty Pebbles" for his colorful assortment of t-shirts.
In a surprise, the world heavyweight title match opened the show. Christian and Brodus Clay are in the respective corners of Edge and Del Rio.
At the 7:45 mark, Del Rio locked on the Cross Armbreaker, but Edge made it to the ropes.
A minute later, Christian and Clay began brawling outside the ring.
Edge missed a spear at 9:30 and Clay pulled Edge shoulder first into the ring post. Del Rio applied the Armbreaker again, but Edge reversed it and hooked on his Cloverleaf move. Clay tried to interfere, but Christian took him out with a swinging DDT off the apron.
Del Rio maneuvered out of the submission move, but Edge nailed him with The Spear for the victory at 11:10.
Del Rio not winning the title is a surprise, and there was no turn by Christian.
After the match, Edge destroyed Del Rio’s fancy car with a crowbar while a helpless Del Rio looked on almost in tears.