We go to the stage and out first comes Lana. She introduces her husband and out comes Rusev. Rusev marches to the Cell and enters for the first time. We see the Spanish and German announcers at ringside. WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns is out next to a mixed reaction.
The bell rings and they go at it. Rusev gets the upperhand but Reigns fires back. Rusev drops Reigns and covers for a 1 count as the dueling chants start. Rusev sends Reigns to the floor and follows. Reigns blocks and Rusev goes back in. Reigns follows but Rusev takes him to the corner. Reigns fights out but gets nailed by a big kick to the ribs. Reigns throws Rusev to the floor now. Rusev comes right back to the apron but Reigns bumps him off, sending him into the steel. Reigns goes out and continues using the steel. Rusev eventually turns it around and works Reigns over on the floor. Reigns goes down after getting sandwiched. Rusev runs Reigns' face into the steel. Rusev brings it back in and keeps control.
Reigns sidesteps at one point but Rusev comes right back with a hip toss. Rusev goes for a headbutt but Reigns moves. Reigns comes back and unloads in the corner as fans count. Reigns floors Rusev with a boot to the face. Reigns waits for Rusev to get up but Rusev rolls to the floor. Reigns comes out for a Drive By but Rusev blocks it and sends Reigns into the steel steps. Rusev sends Reigns into the steel again. Rusev grabs part of the steel steps and nails Reigns. Rusev with another steps shot to Reigns, this one sending him to the floor. Rusev throws the steps in the ring now.
Rusev brings Reigns in the ring and puts the steps on the top rope in the corner. Rusev goes to whip Reigns face first into the steel but he blocks it. Reigns blocks again and rocks Rusev with strikes. Reigns clotheslines Rusev to the floor. Reigns sends Rusev into the steel again. Rusev fights back on the floor and torpedo's Reigns into the Cell wall. Rusev goes under the ring and brings a kendo stick out. Reigns comes out of nowhere with a Drive By. Reigns grabs the kendo stick and smacks Rusev with it several times. Reigns unloads and beats Rusev down with the stick. Reigns brings it back in the ring but Rusev kicks him with a low blow using the rope. Rusev ties Reigns up in the ropes and beats him with the kendo stick.
Reigns nails a big clothesline out of nowhere for a 2 count. More back and forth. Rusev blocks the Samoan Drop and then a Superman punch. Reigns eventually nails the Superman punch but Rusev kicks out at 2. Fans boo as Reigns readies for a spear. He runs into a superkick. Rusev sends him face first into the steps on the top rope but Reigns kicks out at 2. Rusev stomps and applies The Accolade. Rusev keeps the hold locked for a minute or so until Reigns starts to hulk up. Rusev re-applies the hold but Reigns breaks free. Reigns charges but Rusev drops him with a kick to the head. Reigns rolls to the floor and Rusev follows. Rusev goes under the ring and brings a big chain out.
Reigns knocks the chain away and unloads on Rusev at ringside. Reigns brings it back in the ring but Rusev gets the chain and beats Reigns down with it. Dueling chants start again as Rusev brings the other half of the steel steps in the ring. Rusev stands the steps up but Reigns fights back. Rusev slams Reigns' head into the steps and then sends him shoulder first into it. Rusev with a superkick for a close 2 count. Rusev lays Reigns on top of the steps and grabs the chain. Rusev applies The Accolade on top of the steps and uses the chain to pull back on Reigns' mouth. Rusev tightens the hold with his arms but Reigns starts powering up. Reigns gets Rusev on his shoulders and drops him on top of the steps with a Samoan Drop. Rusev stands up on the steps but Reigns spears him off them for the win.
Winner: Roman Reigns
After the match, Reigns recovers as we go to replays. We come back to Reigns raising the title on top of the steps. He hits the corner to pose for the fans.