WWE held their annual “Night of Champions” pay-per-view on Sept. 15, with the gimmick of the card being that all the titles were on the line. Here is a look at the WWE “Night of Champions” recap and results of the PPV event.
Before the pay-per-view started, there was a tag team turmoil match with five teams battling for the right to challenge The Shield for the tag team titles on the pay-per-view. The Prime Time Players won the opportunity by beating The Real Americans, Tons of Funk, The Usos and 3MB.
Triple H opened the show and cut a promo.
The first match was one that Triple H scheduled on the spur of the moment. Curtis Axel defended his Intercontinental title against Kofi Kingston. The match went about 14 minutes and Axel won with his neckbreaker.
The next match was a tie-in with the “Total Divas” reality show. Three of the cast members, Natalya, Brie Bella and Naomi, challenged Divas champion AJ Lee is a fatale four-way. There was a nice spot where Natalya locked Brie and Naomi in a double sharpshooter, but AJ Lee ended up winning.
The world title match was next between Alberto Del Rio and Rob Van Dam. Ricardo Rodriguez was banned from ringside. RVD won by disqualification when ADR refused to release his armbreaker. Ricardo ran in for the save and then RVD hit the Van-Terminator to make fans happy.
In another new match, The Miz wrestled Fandango. Miz won with the figure four.
The next “Night of Champions” match saw CM Punk in a handicap elimination match against Paul Heyman and Curtis Axel. Triple H made it no disqualification. Punk eliminated Axel and finally got Heyman alone. He beat Heyman mercilessly, but then Ryback ran in and put Punk through a table to give Heyman the win.
In the U.S. title match, Dean Ambrose beat Dolph Ziggler with his front-DDT. After that, the other two members of The Shield successfully retained their tag team titles in the match with The Prime Time Players.
Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship was the “Night of Champions” main event. The match was supposed to be no outside interference. The first referee was knocked out in the match, so a second referee came in and delivered slow counts for Bryan. The end came when Bryan hit a running knee and the original ref, who was now back, gave a fast three count for the win and awarded the WWE title to Daniel Bryan.