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It seemed like a forgone conclusion that Daniel Bryan would put on a good show but ultimately end up shortchanged at Night of Champions.
After all, Randy Orton just won the title. Normally, the new champion retains at the next event.
We had no real reason to believe anything other than the norm, but lo and behold, Bryan is our new WWE champion.
For some perspective, I was talking to about a dozen people during the event, and every single one of us sat there waiting patiently for the decision to be reversed or something else to happen to put a twist to it.
After the event officially ended, everyone was pleasantly surprised and in a much better mood than they were before the WWE Championship match had started.
The majority of what came before this match ended up disappointing, but the main event of the night delivered and sent us home happy.
That in itself is a highlight to a rather lackluster pay-per-view.
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