WWE Battleground: Zack Ryder Vs. Rusev (WWE United States Title Match)

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WWE United States Title Match: Zack Ryder vs. Rusev

We come back and go to the ring and Lana has a mic. She asks everyone to stand and welcome the only man that can have her. Out comes WWE United States Champion Rusev. Zack Ryder is out next in red, white and blue.

Ryder hits the ring as we see some of the international announce teams in the arena, including Funaki with the Japanese team. Rusev uses his strength to start and ends up on the mat with Ryder. Rusev with two quick pin attempts. Ryder looks to turn it around with a dropkick through the ropes. He brings it back in and kicks Rusev. Rusev runs into knees int he corner but swats a missile dropkick out of the air. Rusev with a big kick to the neck. Rusev mounts Ryder with right hands now.

Rusev keeps control and hits a spinning heel kick for another 2 count. Rusev keeps Ryder grounded again. Ryder gets an opening and unloads on forearms. Ryder keeps control but the Broski Boot is blocked and Rusev turns it around. Ryder blocks a suplex and hits a neckbreaker. Ryder hits the Boot in the middle of the ring but Rusev kicks out at 2. Rusev suckers Ryder in on the floor and sends him into the barrier. Rusev suplexes Ryder on top of the barrier ribs first. The referee counts. Ryder turns it back around and hits a missile dropkick from the barrier. They come back in and he hits the Rough Ryder. Ryder goes to the top for the elbow drop but Rusev barely gets his knees up. Rusev with a big kick to the back of the head. Rusev stomps and applies The Accolade. Ryder tries to fight out of the hold but Rusev falls back and tightens the hold for the win.

Winner: Rusev

After the match, Rusev raises the title and stomps on Ryder. The "Hype Bros." music hits and out comes Mojo Rawley to the ring. He rushes in and comes face to face with Rusev, screaming at him. Rusev backs down and leaves the ring. Mojo checks on Ryder as Rusev joins Lana on the ramp. Mojo and Rusev talk trash as the music hits.


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