An incredibly interesting WWE Night of Champions pay-per-view took center stage on the WWE Network last night as the main attraction was the WWE World Heavyweight and United States Champion, Seth Rollins pulling double duty. Seth would defend his U.S. strap against former U.S. Champion John Cena. Then he would take on the iconic vigilante Sting in the main event for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Comic Wasteland vs Neville and The Lucha Dragons
To open the show, the band of heels known as “The Cosmic Wasteland” consisting of Stardust and the team known as The Ascension defeated the super face and fan friendly team of Neville and The Lucha Dragons.
Winner: Cosmic Wasteland
WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback vs Kevin Owens
Then former NXT and WWE U.S. Champion Kevin Owens took on current WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback. After two thwarted attempts to land Ryback’s finisher “Shellshocked” on Owens, Kevin raked the eyes of “The Big Guy” for a roll-up pinfall victory.
Winner: New Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens
Dolph Ziggler vs Rusez (W/ Summer Rae)
Next would be the biggest soap opera of recent weeks pitting the ex lover of Lana, Rusev against her current main squeeze Dolph Ziggler. Rusev would control much of the match then towards the end Summer Rae attempted to distract Dolph just as he was mounting some offense. The referee was having no part of that and sent Summer to the locker but not before she threw her shoe at Ziggler, only to miss and land square on Rusev’s head. Ruse backed into a Zig-Zag and Dolph got the pinfall.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day vs The Dudley Boys
The WWE Tag Team Titles were on the line following as the current champions, The New Day squared up with WWE Tag legends, The Dudley Boys. The Dudley’s were in firm control for much of the affair and were even able to land their patented finisher, the 3-D to Kofi Kingston but Xavier Woods would swoop in to break up the pinfall. The New Day would lose the match but not the Titles via disqualification. The Dudley’s would have the last laugh however as they put Woods through a table.
Winners: The Dudley Boys via DQ
WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella vs Charlotte Flair
WWE Divas Champion, Nikki Bella would look to continue her lengthy streak as champion as she took on the daughter of 16 World Heavyweight Champion Ric Flair, Charlotte. Nikki showed off her strength by landing 3 duplexes then as she went to the top rope and flew off she was met with a spear from Charlotte who then applied the Figure 8 and Nikki had no choice but to tap out.
Winner: New WWE Diva’s Champion Charlotte
The Wyatt Family vs Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Chris Jericho
Then the unveiling of the third member to join Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose was set to take place. Chris Jericho would be the member to help in the cause of taking on the Wyatt Family. A very evenly matched and fast paced contest saw Reigns and Ambrose finally neutralize the monster Braun Stroman, however Jericho would tag himself in and land a lionsault towards the end of the contest, but was abruptly met with an elbow. Braun would apply the standing arm-triangle and force Jericho to tap out.
Winners: The Wyatt Family
WWE United States Champion Seth Rollins vs John Cena
Seth Rollins’s WWE United States Title would be on the line next between himself and John Cena. In a very entertaining showcase both Cena and Rollins had great spots. Rollins would go for a Pedigree nearing the end but Cena would counter, Seth attempted his own version of the Attitude Adjustment but was countered and planted. John went to the top rope and landed a leg drop then landed an AA to a very fatigued Seth for a three count.
Winner: New WWE United States Champion John Cena.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins vs Sting
Sting comes right out and lands a Stinger Splash and is all offense early on. The pair have a very competitive contest that makes Sting look like at his age he hasn’t missed a beat. Sting flew off the top rope for a cross body and went to apply the Scorpion death lock but Rollins quickly grabbed the ropes. Seth power bombed Sting into the corner and Sting immediately looked in pain, it was later confirmed that he had sustained a bad injury prompting the match to be stopped prematurely. Seth was able to counter a second Scorpion Deathlock with a roll-up to gain a pinfall victory.
Winner: WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins
Following the contest, Sheamus came out ready to cash in his Money in the Bank contract on a worn out Seth Rollins. The Irishman’s plans were thwarted as The Demon Kane returned to Chokeslam Rollins, Sheamus wanted Kane to do it again, only to eat a Chokeslam of his own. Kane then proceeded to deliver a hellacious tombstone piledriver on Rollins to close out the show.