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U.S. Champion John Cena def. Sami Zayn
Well hello there, Sami Zayn. For John Cena’s first U.S. Open match in two Raws, he got a taste of NXT’s finest when the former NXT Champion answered his call, carrying the cosign of Bret Hart (who also dispelled Heath Slater’s third crack at Cena’s title in the process). Taking a break from his business with this terrifying guy down in Full Sail, Zayn stormed his way onto Raw for a crack at The Champ.
Despite a nagging shoulder injury that hampered Zayn with a handicap, the hometown hero ran roughshod over Cena for a sizable portion of the contest, unleashing his Koji Clutch, diving DDT through the ropes and a Blue Thunder Bomb that briefly turned Cena into a human centrifuge. The Montreal native even kicked out of an Attitude Adjustment, but Cena’s Springboard Stunner put Zayn on his heels, and a second AA put him down. His time isn’t now, but it will be soon.
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The United States Champion continues to prove to be a fighting champion, defeating Rusev at Extreme Rules in a Russian Chain Match. Unfortunately, Cena’s victory only seems to have infuriated Rusev more, who now has challenged the titleholder to an “I Quit” Match at WWE Payback.
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U.S. Champion John Cena granted 19-year-old, Tyler’s wish before Monday Night RAW was taped in Green Bay, Wisconsin. We’ve uploaded 10 exclusive photos to our gallery for your viewing pleasure.
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Rusev crashed John Cena’s U.S. Championship Open Challenge
For the second week in a row, Heath Slater has been denied his U.S. Title Match against John Cena and for that, America weeps. Not that Rusev cares much about appeasing Old Glory; in fact, he torpedoed John Cena’s latest open-challenge defense of the U.S. Title by taking out would-be challenger Slater. The Super Athlete didn’t throw his hat into the ring, however. Instead he took hold of the mic to forecast the imminent end of Cena’s reign — a stint that has handed The Fist of Russia his sole pair of decisive defeats — in their “I Quit” Match at Payback.