Rusev is your new United States champion.
He defeated Sheamus in a competitive match that aired exclusively on the WWE Network after Monday’s RAW from Buffalo, NY went off the air. Sheamus put up a good fight, but he ultimately fell victim to the Accolade. Sheamus passed out while in the move, which left the referee no choice but to stop the match due to submission.
This marks Rusev’s first championship gold in WWE and should lead to plenty of interesting storyline options.