The night started out with Daniel Bryan in the ring, gloating over his actions from Raw where he was the special guest referee in a non-title match between the World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus and Mark Henry, where a quick count from Bryan resulted in Sheamus losing to Henry. Bryan once again assured the fans that he was going to regain the World Title at Extreme Rules, but was interrupted by Alberto Del Rio, who took the moment to brag about the fact that he had a guaranteed shot at the World Heavyweight Championship post Extreme Rules. All the trash talking, however, was put to a stop by Big Show, who had a scheduled match with Del Rio up next. Big Show announced his arrival with a huge chokeslam on Ricardo Rodriguez.
Big Show got on top of his opponent with a hard chop and a shoulder tackle. Del Rio fought back with a couple of hard shots on the arm and a modified arm-breaker. Del Rio tried to float over for the cross arm-bar but Show caught him with a belly-to-back suplex. The Intercontinental Champion followed up with strong clotheslines and a running butt-splash into a corner followed by a massive spear. As Big Show signaled for the WMD, Cody Rhodes ran in and hit the World's Largest Athlete with a knee-clip, ending the match via disqualification. After the match Del Rio hit Big Show with an enzuigiri, and then he and Rhodes tried to hit their giant opponent with a Kendo Stick and a steel chair, but Big Show fought back, forcing his adversaries to flee up the entrance ramp.