With WWE Summerslam 2013 results now official, fans are still buzzing about who won the Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena WWE Championship match. The bout featured Triple H serving as the special guest referee and a hot Staples Center crowd backing the underdog in what went down as one of the better matches on the card. So who walked out of Summerslam 2013 with the championship belt?
An Aug. 18 report from PWTorch presents details from the main event match on the card, which featured WWE Champion John Cena defending his title against Bryan. The match lasted just under 27 minutes and featured numerous finishers, attempted finishers and submission holds throughout. Late in the match, Daniel Bryan connected on a kick to Cena after getting a near pinfall. Bryan backed up to the corner of the ring and the crowd backed him with "Yes!" chants, before he rushed across the ring and delivered a solid knee to Cena's face. That move left Cena down for the count, as Triple H counted the pinfall, making Bryan new champion.
After his big win, both John Cena and Triple H congratulated Bryan on the victory. Cena eventually left the scene to left Bryan continue his celebration. Triple H raised his arm up as confetti fell from the ceiling and the crowd cheered. However, the celebration was soon spoiled as Randy Orton's theme music hit to interrupt. Orton simply held up his MITB briefcase at the bottom of the ramp, with Bryan challenging him to get in the ring, but Orton seemed to back off and head back up the ramp.
Moments later, the big moment came as Orton turned around on the ramp to stare back at the new WWE champion. The distraction allowed a seemingly neutral Triple H to spin Bryan around and hit him with his trademark move, The Pedigree. It left Bryan down on the mat, allowing Orton to step into the ring, hand over his Money in the Bank briefcase with contract inside to Triple H, and then make a simple pin after the bell sounded. That made Orton the new WWE Champion at the end of Summerslam.
Daniel Bryan had never held the WWE title before, but has been a World Heavyweight Champion and Tag team champion during his career, so far. The win was short-lived, giving him a championship reign of what seemed like less than 10 minutes. The pay-per-view concluded on Sunday night with Triple H raising up Randy Orton's arm as Orton held up the championship belt. Now that the 2013 Summerslam results have ended, many fans will be awaiting the latest episode of WWE Raw on USA this coming Monday evening to find out what "The Game" has to say about his actions which cost Daniel Bryan the WWE title.