WWE SummerSlam: Daniel Bryan Beats John Cena; Randy Orton Cashes In

SummerSlam 2013

After weeks of anticipation, the 2013 edition of WWE’s annual SummerSlam event is in the books. While there were a couple of throw away matches, the pay-per-view turned out to be better than I expected. It’s also probably the only thing that would make me record download Breaking Bad for later watching.

The shocker of the night has to be the Daniel Bryan vs. John Cena match for the WWE Championship. First off, it was good back and forth match (Cena CAN wrestle) that surprisingly saw Bryan win with a running knee to become the new WWE Champion. After the match, Randy Orton came out and teased cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase. Triple H then turned on Daniel Bryan (Really, the only reason he was there) pedigreeing him and allowing Orton to cash the in his Money in the Bank briefcase to become the newer new new WWE Champion. Heel Orton lives

  • United States Championship Match: Rob Van Dam defeated Dean Ambrose (c) by disqualification. Dean Ambrose retains the United States Championship.
  • Ring of Fire Match: Bray Wyatt defeated Kane.
  • Cody Rhodes (Without a mustache) defeated Damien Sandow.
  • World Heavyweight Championship Match: Alberto Del Rio (c) defeated Christian to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.
  • Natalya defeated Brie Bella.
  • No Disqualification Match: Brock Lesnar defeated CM Punk.
  • Mixed Tag Team Match: Dolph Ziggler & Kaitlyn defeated AJ Lee & Big E Langston.
  • WWE Championship Match: Daniel Bryan defeated John Cena (c) to become the new WWE Champion.
  • WWE Championship Match: Randy Orton cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase and defeated Daniel Bryan (c) to become the new WWE Champion.