Welcome to WrestlingObserver.com’s live coverage of WWE Night of Champions starting at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT. Tonight’s PPV is headlined by a pair of Seth Rollins matches. Seth Rollins vs Sting for the WWE World Heavyweight title and Seth Rollins against John Cena for the United States Championship. Also on the card is Ryback vs Kevin Owens for the IC title and a Divas Championship bout between Nikka Bella and Charlotte.
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Coverage provided by Dave Meltzer at 8PM ET/ 5PM PT
NEVILLE & LUCHA DRAGONS VS. THE ASCENSION & STARDUST
Stardust pinned Neville with the Queens crossbow, which is the old crossroads. Good match. There was a triple dive spot early. The finish saw Neville on the top rope, but Stardust threw Viktor into Neville, and he fell off. Stardust used his finisher at that point.
RYBACK VS. KEVIN OWENS FOR THE IC TITLE
Owens won the title with an eye rake when he was up in shellshock and then schoolboyed him for the pin. Most of the match was Owens working on the left arm and shoulder. Match was okay.
They announced Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker in Los Angeles in the Hell in a Cell at the Staples Center, plus Lesnar will be on Steve Austin’s podcast.
DOLPH ZIGGLER VS. RUSEV
The finish was similar to what they’ve been doing at the house shows. Summer Rae was kicked out by the ref and Summer threw one of her shoes at the ref, who moved and it nailed Rusev, who was then pinned with a Zig Zag. Rusev was so mad he left without Summer Rae. Dolph Ziggler left without him as well. There were some missed spots but the match had good heat. Most likely this won’t be near the best match on the show like reports their house show bouts have been.
NEW DAY VS. DUDLEYS FOR TAG TITLES
Big E & Kofi Kingston worked the match. The Dudleys won via DQ when they gave Kofi Kingston the 3-D, but Xavier Woods. The New Day set up a table and Michael Cole they were hypocrites since they were talking about saving. Devon fixed the leg of the table they were setting up. They put Woods through the table after the match. The pop for the table break was good. Match was entertaining, as much Woods antics at ringside as anything.
NIKKI BELLA VS. CHARLOTTE FOR THE DIVAS TITLE
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Charlotte wo the title with the figure eight and Ric started crying in the ring. Nikki took the entire match working on the left leg, wrapping it around the post and doing all kinds of moves on it. She dominated until Nikki came off the top rope into a spear and Charlotte immediately put on the figure eight. They treated the title change like it’s a big deal, a lot of that being Ric in the ring. She limped and strutted with Ric after the match. Now she’s crying in the ring as well. Well done match, best thing on the show so far.
Kevin Owens did an interview saying he feels complete because he’s a prize fighter and now he has a prize.
Backstage segment with Flair, Charlotte, Lynch ad Paige. Real good stuff.
ROMAN REIGNS & DEAN AMBROSE & CHRIS JERICHO VS. BRAY WYATT & LUKE HARPER & BRAUN STROWMAN
This was at different level of everything so far. Reigns had Strowman finished after a Superman punch, but Jericho tagged himself in, and Reigns made the look like he wasn’t happy about it. Wyatt took out Reigns. Jericho hit the lionsault on Strowman who powered out. Strowman blocked the codebreaker and picked Jericho up in a one-armed Bruon backbreaker and turned him over and slammed him and then beat Jericho with the head and arm choke. Crowd was super into Jericho far more than anyone. They used Strowman really well. Jericho seemed to turn heel as he walked arrogantly on the other two after the match.
Sheamus teased cashing in the briefcase at the end of the show.
SETH ROLLINS VS. JOHN CENA FOR THE U.S. TITLE
Cena won the title clean with the Attitude Adjustment after a reverse powerslam and a leg slice off the top rope. Excellent match. Great heat, way more than anything so far on the show. Rollins wanted to leave after losing and not come out for the main event, but Cena gave Rollins an Attitude Adjustment on the floor and threw him into the ring. It went back and forth. Real good performance again by both guys, but not like last month because they had to save something for the main event.
SETH ROLLINS VS. STING FOR THE WWE TITLE
As a match, this couldn’t follow the previous one, but Sting worked hard. Near the end, Rollins power bombed Sting into the corner and he had the wind knocked out of him. They had to hold up the match for about two minutes before Sting recovered and the doctor was out. Sting wanted to continue. When he came back, the heat was way up. The finish saw Sting go for the scorpion deathlock and Rollins cradled him. Two key spots in the match were Sting being put through the Spanish table and doing a plancha to the floor.
After the match, Sheamus came out and laid Rollins out with a Brogue kick. He went to cash in the briefcase but Kane, in the mask and red, came out and Sheamus backed off. Kane choke slammed Rollins. Sheamus wanted to cash in but Kane choke slammed him as well. So the match never started. Kane then gave Rollins the tombstone piledriver so it looks like Rollins vs. Kane is the next program and Sting was just a one month bridge.