WWE SummerSlam: Randy Orton Steals Championship
Daniel Bryan's win is shortlived as Orton cashes his "money in the bank"...
Randy Orton has become the new W.W.E Champion in a dramatic twist at the W.W.E SummerSlam last night (August 19).
The 33-year-old grappler exercised his "money in the bank" option to an instant title match just moments after Daniel Bryan had been crowned the new WWE Champion following his bout with John Cena.
Bryan had received a rapturous reception for his defeat of Cena by pinning the popular wrestler with a flying knee, but his celebrations were cut short by Orton's title music and arrival in the arena.
The new champ urged the challenger to bring it on, but Orton seemed to change his mind and retreated away from the ring.
It was then that Triple H - who had been referee for the main event - grabbed Bryan from behind and subjected him to his signature pedigree move.
Orton then returned to the ring and cashed in his "money in the bank" contract - and simply had to roll Bryan over and pin him to become WWE Champion for the first time since 2010.
The surprise twist followed a well-received match between Cena and Bryan in which both had busted out their signature moves.
The night's other big match saw former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar overcome CM Punk with an F5 onto a steel chair.
Their MMA-themed clash was acclaimed by some fans as the match of the night.
Lesnar's manager Paul Heyman played a role in distracting Punk as Brock powered his way to victory.
Orton was the victim of a fan attack recently.
United States Championship: Rob Van Dam d. Dean Ambrose (Disqualification)
Ring of Fire Match: Bray Wyatt d. Kane (Pinfall)
Cody Rhodes d. Damien Sandow (Pinfall)
World Heavyweight Championship: Alberto Del Rio d. Christian (Submission)
Natalya d. Brie Bella (Submission)
Brock Lesnar d. CM Punk (Pinfall)
Mixed Tag Team Match: Dolph Ziggler & Kaitlyn d. Big E Langston & AJ Lee (Pinfall)
WWE Championship: Daniel Bryan d. John Cena (Pinfall -- New Champion)
WWE Championship: Randy Orton d. Daniel Bryan (Pinfall -- New Champion)