Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan (WWE Championship)

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A video package runs hyping Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan tonight.

WWE Championship
Randy Orton (c) vs. Daniel Bryan

Per the stipluation announced earlier by Triple H , no interference will be allowed tonight.

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Justin Roberts handled the introductions for the challenger Daniel Bryan and champion Randy Orton. Lock up and Orton pushes Bryan to the corner. Bryan moves forward staying on Orton. Bryan works over the left arm of Orton. Bryan keeps on Orton connecting with a big kick to the back. Bryan gets Orton in the corner, drops a few rights, Orton slides under, slaps the back of Bryan and then drops him down with a backbreaker over his back from the second rope. Orton with a headbutt and clothesline combo on Bryan. Orton stops quick offense from Bryan by dropping him over the top rope. Bryan with elbows to Orton, trips up Orton and drops rights. Orton cuts off Bryan with a big clothesline. Orton with right hands to Bryan and follows with a headbutt near the corner. Bryan levels Orton with a huge flying clothesline. Bryan with two big corner dropkicks on Orton. Bryan with big kicks to Orton in the corner and then takes out Orton on the outside with a suicide dive. Bryan connects with a big top rope dropkick and a second suicide dive on Orton to the outside. Orton cuts off Bryan attempting a third suicide dive with a big right hand. Orton is back in the ring and the referee starts the count. Bryan rolls back in at 8. Referee bump when Bryan catches Orton with a dropkick and Orton falls back into the referee. A second referee slides in as Bryan is attempting a Yes Lock. Orton counters and catches Bryan with a powerslam coming off the ropes. Bryan counters Orton’s DDT.

Bryan gets Orton down and has the Yes Lock applied. Orton is screaming in pain and pulling himself towards the ropes. Orton gets to the bottom rope. Bryan with body kicks to Orton as Orton stands up in the corner. Bryan backs up, charges and misses a corner dropkick on Orton. Orton hooks the leg and Bryan powers out after two. Bryan crotches Orton up on the top turnbuckle. Bryan gets Orton down in the tree of woe, hits kicks to the chest and then connects with a big flying dropkick to the face of Orton. Bryan jumps up with Orton, Orton with big right hands to the side of Bryan’s head, Bryan falls back to the mat below and Bryan is back up with a big forearm charge. Bryan with a big superplex on Orton from the top turnbuckle. Bryan holds on with his legs and pulls himself back up. Bryan jumps and connects with a huge flying headbutt on Orton, cover and Orton gets a shoulder up after two. The original referee returns to the ring and says he is alright. Bryan with big kicks to the chest, looks to hit a head kick and Orton counters dropping Bryan on his shoulder. Bryan counters an RKO attempt and catches Orton with a kick to the head. Bryan connects with his flying knee to the head, Bryan covers and gets the pinfall.

Winner and new WWE Champion: Daniel Bryan

After the match, Daniel Bryan holds up the WWE Championship starting a loud “YES” chant inside the Joe Louis Arena. During the replay we can see a pretty big fast count from referee Scott Armstrong. Back live, Bryan walks around the ringside area slapping hands with fans celebrating with his title. Michael Cole closes the show adding, “The face of WWE has changed. The new face of WWE is its champion, Daniel Bryan.”

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