Robbed of Glory.
The seventh annual WWE Night of Champions came to you, live on the WWE Network, from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. On the one night of the year where every championship in WWE is guaranteed to be on the line, an intense and emotionally-charged rematch for WWE’s top prize would highlight the night as, in a rematch from Brock Lesnar’s dominant victory over John Cena at SummerSlam, the fifteen-time former World Champion would be looking to not only win his sixteenth World Title, but would be looking to prove that he has what it takes to conquer “The Beast” as John Cena challenges Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
After being senselessly attacked by Randy Orton a couple of weeks ago on RAW, Chris Jericho would be seeking retribution at Night of Champions when “Y2J” faces his old rival, “The Viper” Randy Orton, in what promises to be an impressive showdown between the first Undisputed Champion in WWE history and the first WWE World Heavyweight Champion in WWE history.
Over the last month, the rivalry between Dolph Ziggler and The Miz has taken a unique turn with both Superstars enlisting their own “stunt doubles” with Miz getting the backing of Damien Mizdow while Dolph brought in his own stunt double, R-Ziggler, but the core of the rivalry is still the Intercontinental Championship and the self-proclaimed “A-Lister” will get his chance to regain the gold as The Miz challenges Dolph Ziggler for the Intercontinental Championship.
The prestigious United States Championship would also be up for grabs at Night of Champions as the Irish-born Sheamus would defend the United States Title against “The Swiss Superman” Cesaro. Also, after Gold & Stardust’s recent change in attitude has resulted in multiple attacks on The Usos, the twin title holders would not only be looking to retain their gold, but they would also be looking for revenge as The Usos would defend the WWE Tag Team Titles against the bizarre brothers, Gold & Stardust.
The on-going rivalry between so-called “frenemies” Paige and AJ Lee over the Divas Championship has had a corporate wrench thrown in the mix as WWE Principal Owner Stephanie McMahon granted Nikki Bella a shot at the Divas Title after Nikki betrayed her own sister, Brie, at SummerSlam and, at Night of Champions, the Divas Championship would be decided via a Triple Threat Match as Paige would defend the top title in the Divas division against both AJ Lee and Nikki Bella where the first Diva to score a pinfall or submission will be the champion.
In a match born out of unrelenting pride in both men’s home countries, Night of Champions would play host to a collision of international proportions as the proud American, “The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry, would try and end the dominance of “The Hero of the Russian Federation” Rusev as the two super heavyweights would go one-on-one for the first time ever.
- WWE Tag Team Championship: Gold & Stardust def. The Usos (c) by Stardust rolling up Jey Uso (c) to win the WWE Tag Team Titles.
- United States Championship: Sheamus (c) def. Cesaro by pin following the Brogue Kick to retain.
- Intercontinental Championship: The Miz (with Damien Mizdow) def. Dolph Ziggler (c) (with R-Ziggler & Florida Georgia Line) by roll-up with the tights to win the Intercontinental Title.
- Seth Rollins def. Roman Reigns by forfeit.
- Rusev (with Lana) def. Mark Henry by submission to the Accolade.
- Randy Orton def. Chris Jericho by pin following the RKO.
- Divas Championship: Triple Threat Match: AJ Lee def. Paige (c) & Nikki Bella by Paige (c) tapping out to AJ Lee’s Black Widow. As a result, AJ Lee wins the Divas Title.
- WWE World Heavyweight Championship: John Cena def. Brock Lesnar (c) (with Paul Heyman) by DQ after Seth Rollins interferes. As a result, Brock Lesnar (c) retains.
See page 2 for detailed results.