Orton with more offense and a big clothesline in the corner. Orton with a 2 count. Orton stomps on Bryan now. Bryan makes a comeback but Orton cuts him off and drops him over the top rope. Orton with a 2 count. Orton keeps Bryan grounded with another headlock. Bryan runs the ropes and tackles Orton. Bryan with right hands. Orton gets up and hits another big clothesline and the fans boo. Orton with a 2 count. Orton stomps on Bryan some more now. Orton with another 2 count. Orton mounts Bryan in the corner with right hands now. Orton with a headbutt in the corner. Bryan comes back with a clothesline. Bryan rallies with the fans and hits the big missile dropkick in the corner, and another. Bryan with kicks in the corner now. Orton retreats to the floor but Bryan leaps out with a suicide dive.
They come back in and Bryan nails a missile dropkick from the top. Bryan takes Orton back down on the floor now. Bryan brings it in but Orton goes back out. Bryan goes for another suicide dive but this time Orton stops him in mid-air with a big right hand. Orton hits the draping DDT from the apron to the floor and Bryan hits hard. Orton comes back in the ring while Bryan makes it in at 9. Orton poses for the fans and mocks Bryan before getting ready for a RKO. Bryan blocks it and dropkicks Orton into the referee. The referee gets knocked out of the ring.
Another referee comes down. Orton fights off a Yes Lock attempt and dropkicks Bryan for a 2 count. Orton goes for a second rope draping DDT but Bryan fights out and applies the Yes Lock in the middle of the ring. Orton finally makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold. Bryan unloads with kicks to Orton, taking him to the corner. Bryan goes for the missile dropkick but Orton moves and Bryan lands hard on the mat. Orton with a 2 count. Orton takes Bryan up top and hits him with a headbutt and punches. Bryan slips out and Orton gets caught on the top. Bryan turns Orton upside down in the corner and hits him with kicks. Bryan runs and hits the low dropkick on Orton. Bryan takes Orton back to the top but Orton is dazed. Orton fights Bryan off and knocks him to the mat. Bryan runs back up but Orton is still dazed on the top. Bryan goes for a superplex and nails it. Bryan hung on in the corner and never hit the mat. It looked like Orton hit hard on the back of his head. Bryan climbs up and nails the flying headbutt for a 2 count.
The original referee is back in the match now. Bryan unloads on Orton with kicks to the chest. Orton blocks the roundhouse and tosses Bryan over his head. Bryan blocks a RKO and backslides Orton. Orton slides through. Bryan hits him in the back of the head and nails the flying kick for the win and the WWE Title.
Winner and New WWE Champion: Daniel Bryan
- After the match, Bryan stands over Orton with the belt and has some words for him. Bryan celebrates in the corner as we go to replays. Night of Champions goes off the air with Bryan celebrating with fans at ringside.
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