WWE Network Post-RAW: Sheamus vs. Rusev (U.S. Title)

WWE Network Post-RAW Results
November 3, 2014
Buffalo, New York
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

We see trainers and EMTs checking on a bleeding and unconscious Randy Orton. Replays are shown of the vicious assault The Authority just perpetrated on him. Orton was given a Curb Stomp onto steel steps from Seth Rollins as an exclamation point to the whole thing. EMTs load Orton on a stretchers. One of the technicians at ringside audibly says, “What a cluster—-.” They then wheel Orton off as Rusev’s music hits.

WWE United States Championship Match
Rusev w/ Lana vs. Sheamus (c)

The bell rings, and they lock up. Sheamus shoves him off and circles the ring. They lock up again, but they’re at a stalemate. They lock up a third times, and Rusev pushes him into the ropes to try and get into a strong position. Sheamus wrenches the arm before clubbing the back. Rusev quickly backs him to the corner and punches away at him. Sheamus kicks and clubs him back before punching him in the midsection a few times. Rusev blocks a shot into the corner and shoulders him in the midsection before hitting some vicious knees to the face. Rusev sends him into the ropes, but Sheamus ducks a clothesline and hits one of his own. Rusev rolls to the apron, and Sheamus starts the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán, but Rusev grabs his arm. Sheamus head-butts him a few times, but Rusev comes back with an elbow to the face and a kick to the midsection. Sheamus gets on the apron and goes for a diving battering ram. Rusev counters with a powerslam on the floor!

Rusev stomps him a few times before sending him into the barricade. Rusev rolls him into the ring and applies a chin lock. Sheamus fights up and head-butts out. Sheamus hits the ropes, and Rusev takes him down with a spinning wheel kick! Rusev gets pumped up about that as a small USA chant starts up for Sheamus. Rusev kicks him in the back a few times before talking trash in his native tongue. Rusev applies a guillotine before rolling around with him. Rusev transitions to a chin lock, but Sheamus soon fights up and elbows out. Rusev comes back with a kick to the face before hitting the ropes. Sheamus then catches him with a powerslam. Lana shouts instructions to Rusev as the referee counts both men down.

They get to their feet and trade punches. Sheamus punches him back and stumbles him with an Irish hammer. Sheamus repeats it, but Rusev doesn’t go down. Sheamus hits it a third and fourth time to take him down. Sheamus shoulders him in the corner and hits a running knee lift. Sheamus shoulders him in the corner and hits a second knee lift. Sheamus charges him in the corner, but Rusev drops him on the apron. Sheamus then surprises him with the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Sheamus hits a slingshot battering ram for a near fall. Rusev is trying to catch his breath as the crowd is slowly getting into this. Sheamus punches him back as he goes to the top rope. Rusev grabs him and slams him off the top. Rusev hits a running butt bump in the corner before hitting a fall-away slam for a near fall! Lana is looking very anxious at ringside. Rusev stomps the spine and applies the Accolade. The commentators talk about how Sheamus has never tapped out. Sheamus slides out of the hold and head-butts him back. Sheamus connects with White Noise for a near fall! A light “This is awesome” chant.

Sheamus pulls himself up in the corner as Rusev slowly gets to his feet. Sheamus gets the crowd going by pounding his chest. Lana is screaming in terror at ringside. Rusev sidesteps a Brogue Kick, and Sheamus is hung up on the top rope. Sheamus grabs his knee in pain as Rusev connects with a thrust kick. Rusev connects with a second thrust kick that takes him down. Rusev stomps the spine and firmly applies the Accolade! Rusev really cinches it in, and Sheamus looks like he’s passing out! The referee is checking on him, and he calls for the bell! Rusev has won the WWE United States Championship!

Winner and new WWE United States Champion: Rusev
Match Rating: ** 1/2

Rusev stares at the WWE United States Championship and smiles. Lana claps and raises his arm in victory. Replays are shown of the final moments of the match. Rusev holds the WWE United States Championship up as the Russian Federation flag unfurls above the ring. Michael Cole talks about all the great Americans that have held the title before mentioning the title is now in the hands of the Russians. Rusev celebrates as the show ends.

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