The WWE held its annual "Night of Champions" pay-per-view on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, and it was an event where all the gold was on the line. Every belt was defended, and there were a few other matches on the card as well, but one big match was the focus. That match was between Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan for the WWE championship.
Below are the full results and a total recap of WWE "Night of Champions." If you have not yet seen the event or don't want to know the results, then stop reading now.
In the opening kickoff match, it was a tag-team turmoil to determine who would face The Shield for the titles later in the night. It was a decent 15 minute match that saw the 3MB eliminated first, then Tons of Funk, the Usos, and finally the Primetime Players defeated the Real Americans to become the number one contenders.
Starting off the night was Triple H who hyped the event and says no-one can interfere in the Orton/Bryan match. He then says that Curtis Axel still needs to defend his title and he will against Kofi Kingston.
~ After a surprisingly good opening match, there is a great sequence of reversals and Kingston hits the SOS but Axel kicks out. He dumps Kingston on the top rope then hits the McGillicutter for the win.
~ The Divas Four-Way match was a lot better than it had any right to be, but it still wasn't too good. AJ Lee retained with a submission victory over Natalya. Why could Brie Bella or Naomi not take the pin here? Oh yeah, "Total Divas."
~ Rob Van Dam defeated Alberto del Rio by disqualification so that means that Del Rio retains. RVD went for a Five-Star Frogsplash but Del Rio got the knees up and then locked in the cross armbreaker. RVD got the ropes and the champ wouldn't let go at all and was disqualified.
After the match, Ricardo Rodriguez helps RVD and that allows the challenger to hit the Five-Star.
~ The Miz defeated Fandango with the Figure Four in another impromptu, but short match.
~ CM Punk and Curtis Axel went back and forth for a while in a great match and it finally came down to Punk causing Axel to tap out with the Anaconda Vise. That means that Heyman had to get in the ring to face Punk. Immediately, Punk beats on him with a kendo stick and handcuffs his hands behind his back.
Punk was about to beat him down, but out comes Ryback and he demolishes Punk through a table. Ryback rolls Heyman on top of Punk to give him the win.
~ Dean Ambros defeated Dolph Ziggler in a fantastic match after the headlock driver. This match went for about 10 minutes, but it would have been great going at least 20 or 25.
~ The Sheild also retained their titles by defeating the Primetime Players in the tag-title match. It really wasn't a bad match at all, but it was rather short. The ending came when Roman Reigns hit Titus O'Neil with a spear and Seth Rollins got the pin.
~ Daniel Bryan regained the WWE Title after defeating Randy Ortonwith a flying knee in the main event. This one went back and forth the entire time, and there really was no interference at all. The ending was great as Bryan went up for a superplex and hit it, but he hung onto the ropes with his legs, pulls himself back up, and delivers a flying headbutt. Awesome spot.
Orton hits a T-bone suplex and both men were down, but when they get up, Bryan nails a knockout kick to Orton's head. One flying knee later and there is a new WWE champion as the crowd goes insane.