WWE United States Championship
The Miz (c) w/ Alex Riley vs. Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan goes in for a few takedowns and Miz avoids Bryan. Bryan attempts his LeBell Lock early on and Miz bails to the outside. Miz drops Bryan’s arm off the top rope and goes to work on his left arm. Miz sends Bryan shoulder first with his left arm into the corner. Miz with a quick back suplex on Bryan. Miz pulls back the arms of Bryan and then drops down driving his knees into his back. Bryan counters into a backslide for a nearfall. Miz responds immediately with a boot to Bryan’s left shoulder. Alex Riley gets in a quick cheap shot. Miz continues to work over the left shoulder of Bryan. Miz with a snap armbar drop on Bryan. Bryan attempts a comeback with big elbows to Miz, but Miz comes back with a boot to Bryan’s shoulder. Miz charges, Bryan tosses him out, hits the ropes and hits a huge suicide dive on Miz falling into the announcer’s table similar to his NXT match with Chris Jericho. Bryan with a huge missile dropkick on Miz off the top rope. Bryan with a kick to the face and Miz gets a shoulder up after two. Bryan with a jumping kick to the face of Miz for another nearfall. Bryan with some stiff kicks to Miz in the corner followed by a big dropkick in the corner to the chest of Miz. Bryan with a stiff kick to the head of Miz and another close two count. Bryan has Miz up on the top rope. Miz crotches Bryan on the rope and clotheslines Bryan with force off the top rope. Miz hooks the leg and Bryan kicks out. Miz drops his knee over the back of Bryan’s neck and pulls back on his left arm working on the shoulder. Miz attempts the Skull Crushing Finale. Miz counters into a rollup for a close two count. Miz counters LeBell Lock attempts when Riley jumps up on the ring apron. Miz takes him out by accident. Bryan rolls up Miz and gets another close two count. Miz tosses Bryan to the outside. Bryan dodges an attack from Riley and Riley hits the steel ring post. Miz with a small package on Bryan and gets a nearfall. Miz mounts Bryan and drops some big left hands. Miz gets in the referee’s face. Bryan drops Miz and locks in the LeBell Lock. Miz is reaching out for the ropes. Miz hangs in as Bryan locks in the LeBell Lock even more. Miz taps.
Winner & new WWE United States Champion: Daniel Bryan
After the match, Daniel Bryan is handed the WWE United States Championship and holds it up high. Huge reaction for Bryan and the finish. They showed a replay of the finish and Michael Cole kept saying Miz slipped to cause the setup for the submission. Back live, Miz is sitting on the floor by the ring and can’t believe what just happened. Lawler adds, “I love losers when they cry.”
A promo for the Hell in a Cell PPV in two weeks on Sunday, October 3 is shown.
Backstage, Josh Mathews is with John Cena. Boo birds are out in full force in Rosemont/Chicago. Cena talks about how tonight is all about percentages. He adds never count me out.
* Melina vs. Michelle McCool to unify the WWE Divas and Women’s Championships in a Lumberjills match is next.