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Daniel Bryan Wins WWE Championship at Night of Champions, But For How Long Will He Hold It?

Tonight at WWE Night of Champions for the second pay-per-view in a row the ultimate underdog Daniel Bryan defied the odds to become WWE Champion by defeating Triple H‘s handpicked WWE Champion, Randy Orton, in the same fashion he defeated John Cena, with the use of what seems to be his new finishing maneuver, the Running Busiaku Knee Lift, but the question now lingers will he be WWE Champion once Raw concludes tomorrow night?

During the main event match at the Joe Lewis Arena in Detroit, Michigan, referee Scott Armstrong was knocked to the outside and tended to by a doctor when another official took his place. Armstrong recovered, reentered the match waving the replacement official off and concluded the match, counting the pinfall but what seemed to be in a very quick fashion.

Earlier in the night Triple H promised nobody, not he nor The Shield nor The Big Show would interfere in the main event as he wanted to see, as explained to Orton in an even later segment in the show, if he’d made the right choice in determining the new face of the WWE, so a referee being told to make Bryan’s win dubious is plausible.

That said, as of right now Daniel Bryan is recognized as the WWE Champion for the second time in thirty-three days. This makes Raw extremely interesting viewing tomorrow night.

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  • Kevin Berge

    Well, that didn’t last long.

  • Brett Chandler

    Honestly, it was an alright moment, but I expect Triple H to say that Scott Armstrong’s count was too fast as a result of him being knocked out earlier in the match and either strip Bryan off the title and give it to Orton or just vacate the title since Orton did not prove that he could handle the responsibility of being the face of WWE.

  • Mizzy del Junco

    I’m incredibly happy to see Daniel Bryan pick up the WWE Championship for the second time, but I almost already know what will await him in the coming weeks. With Scott Armstrong being roughed up earlier in the match, I’m going to assume that Triple H will claim that Scott was unable to perform well thus vacating the title. He won’t return the title to Orton either because he trusted Orton to get the job done alone and since he didn’t, he won’t get back his precious title.

    I thought Battlegrounds was going to be the heavily rumored War Games gimmick PPV that had been going around since the DVD release a while back, but at this point, I don’t really know. I guess they could do a tag match perhaps involving the Rhodes family and Bryan against Orton and maybe Big Show and/or the Shield with the final Orton/Bryan blow-off match at Hell in a Cell later in October.

    Although I don’t know if they’ll want to keep the title vacated for that long. I guess we’ll just have to see how they reset everything going into next month.