WWE United States Title Match: John Cena vs. Rusev
We take a break and come back to Lana and WWE United States Champion Rusev making their way to the ring. Fans chant USA as Rusev gets upset. John Cena’s music finally hits and out he comes to a big pop.
Cena hits the ring and we get formal ring introductions from Eden. Cena strikes first after taking a kick and nailing Rusev. Rusev ends up turning it around and taking Cena to the corner. Rusev works Cena over and barely connects on a spin kick for a 2 count. Lana looks on and smiles as Rusev kicks Cena in the ribs a few times. Rusev charges with a splash in the corner and covers for another 2 count. We get dueling chants for Cena as Rusev knocks him off the apron and into the barrier. Rusev rolls Cena back in and covers for a 2 count. Cena comes back with a dropkick for a 2 count. Rusev nails a dropkick of his own for a pin attempt. Rusev shoves Cena to the mat as fans chant USA. Cena tackles Rusev and beats on him. Rusev pushes him off but misses a clothesline. Cena with a shoulder tackle. Rusev catches Cena in mid-air and hits a big fallaway slam for a 2 count.
Rusev drops an elbow and another. Rusev with a third elbow and a 2 count. Cena starts to fight back but runs into an elbow in the corner. Rusev keeps Cena grounded with a submission now. Cena gets to his feet and tries to power out but Rusev kicks him in the gut. Cena blocks a suplex and hits one of his own. Cena drops Rusev again for a 2 count. Cena goes for an Attitude Adjustment but Rusev hits a DDT for 2. Rusev with a big splash in the corner now, and another. Rusev with another 2 count. Cena blocks a right hand and fights back. Cena ducks a big shot and comes back with shoulder tackles. Cena with the big side slam. He goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle and taunts Lana before hitting it. Rusev slides out of the AA and nails a big kick to the face for a 2 count.
Rusev misses a stomp and Cena goes for the STF. Rusev kicks him off. Cena charges and Rusev catches him with a big tilt-a-whirl slam for a 2 count. Rusev runs into a boot. Cena with a tornado DDT out of the corner for a close 2 count. They trade strikes now. Cena goes for the AA but Rusev grabs the top rope and slides out. Rusev scoops Cena but Cena takes him down into the STF. Rusev ends up breaking it and slamming Cena on his head for 2. Rusev ends up going for the stomp but Cena catches it. Cena with the STF again. Rusev grabs the rope and finally breaks the hold as fans boo.
Cena charges and grabs Rusev for the AA. He slides out and nails Cena in the ribs. Rusev with a kick to the side of the head. Cena ducks another big kick and hits the AA for a close 2 count. Cena goes to the top but Rusev catches him in a powerbomb. Rusev applies The Accolade in the middle of the ring. Cena breaks one arm free but Rusev tightens it up. Cena gets the other but Rusev has it locked tight now. Cena keeps trying to break out but the hold is tightened each time. Cena powers to his feet with Rusev on his back with the hold still locked. Lana comes in the ring and distracts the referee. Rusev nails a low blow kick and then kicks Cena in the face. Rusev applies The Accolade again and Cena passes out to end the match.
– Rusev drops the hold and Cena falls on his face. Rusev has his arm raised and Cena is still laid out. Rusev clutches his United States Title and talks trash to Cena as we go to replays. The Russian flag drops down as Rusev and Lana continue their celebration. A trainer checks on Cena as Rusev goes back to talk more trash. Rusev and Lana make their way to the back as Cena is still flat on his face. Cena finally recovers and slowly rolls to the floor. Cena can barely stand but pushes away the referees trying to help. Cena looks out of it as he walks to the back.