Sucks that (to me at least) it seems like it was more of a favor / tribute to edge to give christian (edge's best friend) his first world title. That might not actually be the case but that 2-3 day title reign says otherwise to me.
It was, 100%.
Del Rio was actually supposed to win until a couple days before.
Although apparently, from what Edge says, him and Christian were supposed to have a summer long feud, so maybe Edge would have given him the rub anyway.