The following is from our play-by-play coverage of the WWE Stomping Grounds PPV event:
WWE United States Title Match: Samoa Joe © vs. Ricochet
Ricochet went right after Joe with a series of strikes. Joe stopped this when he tossed him to the floor and sent him into the barricade. Joe planted him back in the ring for 2. Ricochet tried to mount a comeback but Joe hit a splash in the corner and hit a head kick for 2. Ricochet with a jaw breaker.
Ricochet with a series of head kicks that has the champion on his heels. Ricochet tossed him into the corner and hit a shoulder block followed by a spring board elbow. Ricochet hit an outside dive and then sent him back into the ring. Ricochet with a spring board drop kick and a moonsault for 2. Ricochet went to the top rope but missed a dive and Joe hit a suplex for 2. Ricochet went for a spring board elbow but Joe caught him and hit a major league clothesline for 2.
Joe with a big powerslam then a knee strike and went for the rear-naked choke but Ricochet managed to use the top rope to his advantage. Ricochet went to the top rope and missed his finisher. Ricochet with the codebreaker and then hit his finisher for the win.
Winner: Ricochet – NEW Champion