Last night at WWE’s pay-per-view Bragging Rights, Daniel Bryan defeated Dolph Ziggler via submission. Bryan ended the match with his patented LeBell Lock.
The feud started when Intercontinental Champion Ziggler, and his girlfriend Vicki Guerrero, invaded RAW with the rest of the SmackDown roster. The couple entered the ring and began to gloat and boast about how much better they are than everyone else. They even claimed Ziggler was the best Intercontinental Champion ever.
United States Champion Daniel Bryan got fed up with hearing Ziggler and Vicki’s voice and interrupted the two in the ring. He challenged Ziggler to a match, and thus the match at the pay-per-view Bragging Rights was born.
Ziggler and Bryan had an intense match, which to no one's surprise, Vicki tried to get involved in via yelling support for her boyfriend. Both men wrestled for approximately 16 minutes before Bryan forced Ziggler to tap out.
Although no belts were on the line last night, Bryan did earn a win for Team RAW, as well as the respect of fans and fellow wrestlers.
Since his return at the pay-per-view SummerSlam, Bryan has been a force to be reckoned with on the RAW roster, winning the United States Championship from The Miz at the pay-per-view Night Of Champions. He went on to successfully defend the belt two weeks later at Hell in a Cell against The Miz and John Morrison.
Dolph Ziggler not only lost for the SmackDown team, but also disappointed his girlfriend Vicki Guerrero, who is the official consultant for SmackDown.
But why did WWE choose to let Daniel Bryan win over Ziggler, rather than vice versa? Here are 10 reasons why they chose Bryan to win over Ziggler and what we learned from it.