New WWE Champion Crowned at Night of Champions; Will the Decision Be Overturned on Raw Tomorrow?

Mike Killam

Randy OrtonDaniel Bryan defeated Randy Orton in the main event of Night of Champions to become the new WWE Champion, following a running knee to the head – the same move that defeated former champion John Cena. During the match, senior official Scott Armstrong took a bump and spent several minutes on the outside. When he recovered and re-entered the match, Bryan hit his new finisher and Armstrong immediately made a very fast 3-count to crown a new champion. 

A second referee was involved briefly during the match, although he left shortly thereafter. While no official decision was made during the pay-per-view itself, given the controversial finish to the WWE Championship match, it is likely Triple H will raise some sort of issue with his "corporate champion" Randy Orton losing the belt in such a manner. 

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