WWE Night of Champions Coverage: WWE Championship Match
Sep 15, 2013 - by Michael Riba
WWE Championship Match: Randy Orton (c) vs. Daniel Bryan
Bryan works over Orton’s arm, but Orton counters with a headbutt. Orton gets Bryan in a headlock and takes him down to the mat. Bryan gets out of it and delivers some kicks to Orton. Bryan takes Orton to the corner and delivers a series of right hands. Orton punches Bryan in the kidney area and takes control of the match. Orton stomps away on Bryan down on the mat. Bryan fights back, but Orton drapes him over the top rope. Bryan comes back and takes Orton down. Bryan delivers a series of right hands, but Orton gets free and drops Bryan with a clothesline. Orton goes for the cover, but Bryan kicks out at two. Orton stomps away on Bryan again and goes for the cover, but Bryan kicks out at two. Bryan comes back and drops Orton with a flying clothesline. Bryan delivers two dropkicks to Orton in the corner and delivers a series of kicks in the corner. Bryan takes Orton down with a hurricanrana, but Orton rolls out of the ring. Bryan flies over the top rope and takes Orton out. Bryan tosses Orton back into the ring and delivers a dropkick from the top. Orton rolls out of the ring again, but Bryan dives out onto him again. Bryan gets back into the ring and goes to dive onto Orton again, but Orton catches him with a forearm shiver. Orton DDTs Bryan from the apron down to the floor. Bryan gets back into the ring at the count of nine and Orton sets up for the RKO. Bryan dropkicks Orton into the referee, who falls out of the ring. Bryan tries to get Orton in the Yes Lock as another referee enters the ring. Orton counters with the powerslam and goes for the cover, but Bryan kicks out at two. Bryan locks the Yes Lock in on Orton in the middle of the ring, but Orton gets to the ropes. Bryan delivers a series of kicks to Orton and goes for a big dropkick, but Orton sends him into the ropes. Orton goes for the cover, but Bryan kicks out at two. Orton sets Bryan on the top turnbuckle and goes for a super-plex, but Bryan fights out and knocks Orton down onto the turnbuckle. Bryan hangs Orton upside down and delivers a series of kicks. Bryan delivers a dropkick in the corner. Bryan goes for a top-rope back drop, but Orton fights out and knocks Bryan to the mat. Bryan comes back and kicks Orton in the head. Bryan suplexes Orton down to the mat. Bryan connects with the diving headbutt and goes for the cover, but Orton kicks out at two. Bryan kicks Orton in the chest repeatedly and goes for the big kick to the head, but Orton counters and drops Bryan with a belly-t0-belly throw. Orton goes for the RKO, but Bryan rolls through the kicks Orton in the head. Bryan knees Orton in the head and gets the pin fall.
Winner and NEW WWE Champion: Daniel Bryan.
After the match, a replay shows Scott Armstrong fast-counting Orton down as Bryan celebrates. Bryan leaves the ring and walks up the ramp as Night of Champions comes to a close.