Sheamus defeated Riddle to win the WWE United States title tonight during the second night of WrestleMania 37.
The finish of the match had Riddle springboarding off the ropes for a moonsault, giving Sheamus the opportunity to kick Riddle square in the face with the Brouge Kick, pinning him to win the United States title for a third time. Riddle’s mouth was busted open following the finish.
This ends Riddle’s first run with the championship. He defeated Bobby Lashley and John Morrison in a triple threat match to win the title back at Elimination Chamber on February 21.
The feud between Sheamus and Riddle started last month, when Sheamus destroyed Riddle’s scooter. The two had a match on the March 29 edition of Raw, with Sheamus defeating Riddle. A championship match was then announced for WrestleMania.
Sheamus first won the United States title in 2011, defeating Daniel Bryan on March 14 of that year. He also held it in 2014, defeating Dean Ambrose.