Next up is the main event. The match up that has been building so much hype between Summer Slam and the last couple of weeks of WWE Monday Night RAW.
Triple H announced earlier that nobody will be interfering in this WWE Championship match up. But can we really trust the man who clearly favors Randy Orton?
Daniel Bryan is once again the underdog in his WWE Title match up for the second straight pay per view in a row. After weeks of being destroyed by Randy Orton and The Shield, Bryan was able to stand tall above the WWE Champion before last Monday night’s episode of RAW came to a close.
Can Daniel Bryan defeat the odds once again and capture the WWE Championship for the second pay per view in a row? Or will the hand picked WWE Champion and face of the company Randy Orton retain his WWE Championship. Let’s find out!
Daniel Bryan vs Randy Orton (WWE Championship)
Daniel Bryan is the first man to make his way to the ring. The entire crowd in Detroit is standing on their feet, throwing their hands in the air while shouting “Yes! Yes! Yes!” as the challenger makes his way to the ring.
Orton makes his way looking pretty confident. He slowly makes his way into the ring as he keeps his eye on the challenger. He pulls himself onto the middle turnbuckle and raises the WWE championship as he does his signature pose in the corner.
Both men lock up as chants of Daniel Bryan are echoed throughout the crowd. Bryan pushes Orton into the corner but the Ref breaks it up. Bryan gets the champion in a wrist lock, bringing him to his knees.
Orton grabs Bryan into a headlock and tosses him over as he cranks on the hold. Bryan gets to his feet, pushes him into the ropes and gets caught with a powerful shoulder block. Orton taunts and hits the ropes as Bryan recovers and delivers a running knee to the midsection of the champion.
Bryan continues to work the arm of the champion with a series of locks and kicks to the same arm. The challenger looks more determined than he did against John Cena. Orton hits his signature back breaker from the second rope, leaving the challenger laying on the ground favoring his back.
The champion picks apart his opponent, connecting with two clotheslines in the corner. He begins his signature stomps around the body of Bryan starting with his fingers, moving to his ankle.
Both men start to exchange lefts and rights in the middle of the ring before Orton takes over the match again. Bryan tries to overpower the obvious heavier and stronger champion but can’t.
Right now Orton’s having his way with the much smaller challenger. It looks like a school yard bully is having his way with the small nerdy kid.
Bryan comes off the ropes and hits a flying clothesline on the champion! He’s shaking and trying to feed off the WWE Universe as he delivers a running drop kick to the champion! And another running drop kick! Bryan unloads multiple kicks to the chest of the champion before setting him up for a hurricanrana from the top turnbuckle!
Bryan has come alive as he hits his signature suicide dive on the champion sending him to the mat outside the ring. He climbs onto the top turnbuckle and delivers a front drop kick to the champion. Orton slides out after receiving the drop kick and takes another suicide dive which sends him flying into the barricade.
Orton slides out of the ring once again but this time he catches Bryan with a forearm to the face before he could get off the suicide dive.
Orton pulls him halfway off the apron and delivers his signature DDT to the mat infront of the announcers table. So far this match is pretty, almost on the same level as John Cena and Daniel Bryan.
My only problem with Cena is his limited offense. Orton is actually mixing up his attacks instead of doing the same old moves. Orton went for the RKO but Bryan pushes him away. Orton stops himself before he hits the ref but gets drop kicked into the ref who goes flying outside the ring.
A second ref rushes to the ring as Bryan begins to work the arm of the champion again. Bryan gets irished whipped and pulled into a signature powerslam by Orton who gets a two count.
Orton swings Bryan between the ropes again looking for the DDT but Bryan fights out of it trying to lock in the Yes Lock! Bryan locks it in tight in the middle of the ring on the arm he’s been working the entire match up! Orton struggles to reach the rope, looking to somehow break the hold. Orton crawls closer and closer to the bottom rope as the challenger cranks away at the submission.
The champion finally reaches the rope and the hold is broken. Bryan begins working the arm again, delivering more kicks but misses a running drop kick. Orton kneels next to Bryan favoring his left arm as he drags the challenger to the middle of the ring. Orton falls ontop of him but Bryan powers out after a two count.
Orton hoists Bryan onto the top turnbuckle and delivers a headbutt to his chin. He pulls himself ontop with the challenger but Bryan slips underneath and pushes Ortons legs out from under him.
Bryan grabs Orton by the face and pulls him down in a ‘Tree of Woe’. Bryan goes back to delivering those dangerous kicks to the midsection, races across the ring, runs back and delivers a running drop kick to the face of the champion.
He pulls the champion sitting up on the top turnbuckle, trying to set him up for a superplex but fails. The champion recovers and delivers right hands to the skull of Bryan eventually sending him to the canvas.
The relentless challenger rushes the champion again and sets him up for another superplex. What looks like a superplex turns out to be a spiderplex. Bryan pulls himself up onto the top turnbuckle and delivers a flying headbutt to the shoulder of the champion but only gets a TWO count!
Both men look winded as the original ref Scott Armstrong pulls himself together. Bryan gets himself pumped up, looking like a small/paintless version of The Ultimate Warrior.
He delivers his signature Yes Kicks to the chest of the champion but gets caught in a T-Bone suplex.
Randy Orton begins to stalk his prey. The A-Pex Predator who has been known as The Legend Killer, looks to end his opponents night. Daniel Bryan reverses the RKO and hits Randy Orton with the same knee that ended John Cena’s title reign!
Daniel Bryan picks up the victory on Randy Orton!
WINNER: NEW WWE Champion Daniel Bryan