On Monday Night RAW the WWE took an unprecedented step in the 50 year history of the WWE Championship as the title was "held-up." The previous evening at the WWE pay-per-view 'Night of Champions' it seemed clear that senior referee (and former wrestler) Scott Armstrong made a faster than normal three count in declaring Daniel Bryan the winner and new champion, over Randy Orton.
The main event storyline for WWE at 'Night of Champions' was to have Daniel Bryan capture the WWE Championship after being beat down for weeks by Randy Orton and The Shield at the behest of WWE COO Triple H. Well the WWE Universe got what they wanted as Bryan pinned Orton after a running high knee on a three count by referee Scott Armstrong. Unfortunately as those same fans witnessed Sunday night and on replays since, the count was fast. In wrestling all three counts are supposed to have a certain pace and cadence that never varies to allow for all match finishes by pinfall to be fair and consistent. Scott Armstrong clearly made a fast count and admitted that when confronted by Triple H Monday night on Raw. Triple H then used a tactic that has been used by many other professional wrestling organizations but rarely by WWE. He declared the WWE title to be in abeyance, meaning the title was "held-up" until the controversy could be settled and a new champion crowned. Right now there is no WWE Champion.
Now because that was how the storyline played out on Monday Night Raw many fans felt unsatisfied with the end result of the pay-per-view. Those same fans complained to the Cox cable company and have been given refunds of the cost of 'Night of Champions.' That story can be found here by the folks at WrestleZone. Apparently other cable companies may follow suit if enough fans contact them about being upset over how WWE ended the pay-per-view.
The rematch between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton for the now vacant WWE Championship will occur at the next WWE pay-per-view on Sunday October 6th at 'BattleGround.' Hopefully the WWE Universe will feel satisfied with the finish of that match, which of course has yet to be written by WWE but should result in filing the vacant championship with either Randy Orton or Daniel Bryan holding up the belt at the end of that night.
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