The following is taken from WWE.com in regards to last nights Smackdown taping;
MIAMI — With the crowning of a new World Heavyweight Champion, the Jan. 8, 2013, episode of SmackDown cemented its place in blue brand history just one week before its landmark 700th episode.
On the same night The Rock made his eagerly anticipated return to Friday night’s best show, Alberto Del Rio seized the spotlight and defeated Big Show in a Last Man Standing Match to claim the World Heavyweight Championship.
The Mexican Aristocrat heroically battled The World’s Largest Athlete in an absolutely brutal showdown, literally taking The World’s Largest Athlete to his limit en route to an historic victory.
Del Rio’s title triumph stands as his first World Heavyweight Championship and his third World Title overall. His victory also shows, once again, that anything can happen on SmackDown at any time!
So it seems that there was a reason for the Del Rio random face turn. Good to see Alberto as the The World Heavyweight Champ, should make for some great matches.
Obviously there will be a Big Show rematch but who will be the next number one contender spot and will it turn to be a feud.