U.S. Champion Rusev def. Titus O'Neil

Titus O'Neil vs. Rusev - United States Championship Match: Raw, July 4, 2016

On Independence Day, Titus O'Neil attempts to capture WWE's star-spangled prize from the imposing Bulgarian Brute.

Rough start, America. After the Fourth of July barbecue went up in smoke, Titus O’Neil’s latest bid for Rusev’s U.S. Championship went the way of the Battle of Monmouth, putting the U-S-of-A at a rocky 0-2 to begin Raw’s Fourth of July extravaganza. The Big Deal — who entered the ring in a “Rocky IV”-style Uncle Sam outfit — did come out strong against The Super Athlete, but a suplex over the top rope put the former WWE Tag Team Champion on his heels.

O’Neil rallied to a monstrous second wind, even hitting Clash of the Titus on The Bulgarian Brute. But Rusev reached the ropes at two, and a disheartened Titus wasn’t ready for what came next: Namely, a pair of kicks to the head and an Accolade that finally forced the challenger to submit.

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