Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton ended in a No Contest

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October 06, 2013

BUFFALO, N.Y. — At the conclusion of an intensely competitive WWE Championship bout at WWE Battleground, it was neither Daniel Bryan nor Randy Orton who would determine the fate of the illustrious title. Tormented for weeks by Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, a troubled and conflicted Big Show interrupted the night’s main event, laying waste to both competitors in a fit of frustration that resulted in the prolonged abeyance of WWE’s richest prize.

As speculation regarding the giant’s true intentions in Buffalo’s First Niagara Center continue to swirl around the WWE locker room, one fact remains painfully clear: there is no WWE Champion.

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Before Big Show stormed the ring, Bryan and The Viper were embroiled in a hard-hitting clash fueled by raw emotion. Countering the swift offense of the white-hot Bryan, The Viper began the match by methodically picking apart his smaller opponent with pure malice and weakened Bryan by tossing him into the steel steps, the ring post and the barricades. Dazed, Bryan ultimately found himself susceptible to the superplex, a maneuver made popular decades earlier by Orton’s WWE Hall of Famer father, “Cowboy” Bob Orton.

Though stunned, Bryan was hardly ready to give up, bringing the WWE Universe to its feet with an expertly executed diving headbutt and a series of running dropkicks that left the anointed “face of WWE” with its fair share of black-and-blues. After evading an attempted RKO, Bryan trapped The Viper in his patented “Yes!” Lock, a move that has felled some of WWE’s most elite Superstars in the past.

As Orton resisted the urge to tap out, Big Show’s music blared through the arena speakers, heralding the arrival of the nigh-unstoppable juggernaut. Someone was about to get knocked out. 

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