The United States championship was on the line at tonight's (Sun., July 24, 2016) WWE Battleground pay-per-view (PPV) at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. as Rusev defended his title against Zack Ryder, who walked out wearing full American garb to mark the occasion.
It didn't help him win.
The match went about the way you would think. Rusev was a brute who controlled much of the action, more or less beating down Ryder all throughout. There were some hope spots for Zack, where it looked like maybe he had a chance but ultimately he submitted to the Accolade like the rest.
After, Rusev was going to continue the beatdown but Mojo Rawley ran in to make the save for his partner. Rusev stared him down, did nothing, then left like he couldn't have cared any less about the entire situation.
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