WWE Night Of Champions PPV Opener:
The show begins with an elaborate video package previewing tonight’s show. They make sure to put emphasis on the fact that every title will be up for grab’s tonight.
The pyro hits as we head into the arena. Michael Cole welcomes us to the show. He begins the evening with an update on Jerry Lawler’s condition. He speaks about the heart attack from Monday, including the fact that they performed 15 minutes of CPR on him, which ultimately saved his life. He mentions Lawler is still recovering, but he’s in good spirits, cracking jokes and thanking the fans for their support and concern. Cole closes by saying Lawler will be going home to Memphis this week. JBL is brought out to fill in for Lawler, calling the action tonight with Cole for the PPV viewing audience.
WWE Intercontinental Title: The Miz (c) vs. Sin Cara vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes
The Miz comes out first with a microphone in his hand. He says he’s filing an official complaint against Booker T for him being the only man who has to defend his title tonight against three challengers. Rey Mysterio interupts him before he can finish his promo. Out next is Cody Rhodes, followed by Sin Cara. Our first match of the evening is officially underway. Everyone will be in the ring for this one. The bell rings and Cody and Cara go at it, with Cody tossing Cara to the floor. Rhodes and Miz try to take out Mysterio, but they’re taken out with a double cross body by Cara. Cara and Mysterio clear the ring and stare each other down, but Miz pulls Mysterio from the ring. Cody and Miz double team Cara, stomping away at him. Miz holds Cara so Cody can get a shot, but when Cody tries to reciprocate, Cara is able to reverse things with a headscissors. Cara sends Cody from the ring before taking Miz out as well with a nice arm drag. Cody charges at Mysterio but ends up thrown out of the ring. Cara and Mysterio match up, trading kicks before Cara hits a hurricanrana. Rey goes for one of his own and Cara shoulders him, but Rey is able to connect anyway. Rey goes for the pin but it’s broken up. Miz stomps away at Rey while Cody focuses on Cara. Cody hits a front suplex on Cara and Miz blasts Rey with a running knee. Cody hits Cara with a punch and teases a pin, Miz goes to break it up.
Miz and Cody square off, trading quick blows. Cara sends Mysterio into the ring, but runs into a drop toe hold into the middle turnbuckle. Mysterio begins heading to the top, but he’s stopped by a kick to the top of the head from Cara. Cara heads up after Mysterio, but he’s pulled away by Rhodes who hits him with the disaster kick, but Cara kicks out at two. Cody heads up after Rey, trying for a superplex, but it’s broken up by Miz, who powerbombs Rhodes while he superplexes Rey. Rey tries to pin both men, but to no avail. Miz picks up Mysterio, but eats a kick to the chest. Mysterio slides to the outside and Miz ends up eating a springboard missile dropkick that sends him to the outside. Cara hits a suicide dive to take out Miz while Mysterio hits a hurricanrana to send Rhodes into the barricade before hitting a flying seated senton from the apron. Cara sends Miz back into the ring and hits a slingshot body press, but it’s not enough to keep Miz down for two. Sin Cara pulls out one of his masks and attempts to put it on Rhodes but Miz catches him from behind to stop him.
Miz goes for a powerbomb on Sin Cara but Cara slips the mask on Miz. Rhodes tries for a Cross Rhodes on Cara but Miz, who can’t see due to the mask, hits the SCF on Rhodes. He pins Rhodes for the 1-2-3.
Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: The Miz
Backstage: Prime Time Players, Eve, Kaitlyn Attacked
Backstage, The Prime Time Players are shown complaining to Eve about what happened with AJ on Raw this past Monday. Eve runs off and she finds Kaitlyn, who has apparently been attacked. Kaitlyn appears to be unable to walk, and Eve says she'll get her match, but not tonight. She is in need of medical attention. Eve and a trainer help Kaitlyn walk off.
WWE Tag-Team Titles: Kofi Kingston & R-Truth (c) vs. Daniel Bryan & Kane
Bryan and Kane bicker about who will start for their team. Kane ends up starting. Kofi starts for his team. Kofi kicks away at Kane's leg, and Kane sends Kofi over the top rope. Kofi skins the cat and hits Kane with a big dropkick.
He tags in Truth who goes for a cross body but it caught by Kane. Kofi hits a dropkick to Truth's back to take down Kane. Kane is able to fight back, bringing things over to make the tag to Bryan. Bryan kicks at Truth, screaming no the whole time. Bryan sends Truth across the ring, but runs into an arm drag. Truth is able to make the tag, and Kofi comes in with a big cross body for a two count. Later in the match, Kane tags in Bryan who sets up Truth for a low dropkick from Kane. Bryan tags in and Kane tries to send Bryan into the corner for a dropkick to Truth. Bryan misses and Truth falls from the ring. Kane helps Bryan up, but Bryan shoves him, mad at the error. Shoving from both men ensues, and Bryan pushes Kane's face. Bryan tells Kane to wait, and says they have to wait, saying they need to hug it out.
They finally do hug it out, to a big pop from the crowd. Kingston takes out Kane with a baseball slide, then takes out Bryan with a front flip over the top rope to the floor. Kofi sends Bryan into the ring, and follows with a springboard, but Bryan catches him with the No lock. Truth breaks it up, but Kane pulls Truth out to the floor. Bryan hits Kofi with a corner dropkick, and Kane tags himself in. Kane heads to the top and Bryan argues with him. Kane ends up hitting Bryan, so Bryan runs into Kane, knocking him off the top rope onto Kofi. Kane pins Kofi and gets the three-count.
Winners and NEW WWE Tag-Team Champions: Daniel Bryan & Kane
Backstage: Booker T, Teddy Long & Eve
Backstage, Booker T and Teddy Long talk about Bryan and Kane winning the tag-titles. Eve comes in and claims Kaitlyn has no chance of wrestling Layla tonight. Long says every title must be defended tonight. Eve says no other Diva has earned a shot. Booker says Eve earned one when she beat Kaitlyn two weeks ago. Booker gives Eve the shot, as long as she's ready. Eve said she'd muster up the courage for the good of the company. Long seems skeptical. Booker seems oblivious.
WWE U.S. Title: Antonio Cesaro (c) vs. Zack Ryder
Cesaro is out first, with Aksana. Aksana has Cesaro say the word “unfair” in English, Italian, German, Swiss and French. He continues to complain, but Zack Ryder’s music interupts him. Cesaro takes Ryder down to the mat right away. Antonio locks in a front face lock, but Ryder escapes and hits an arm drag. Cesaro comes back with a side headlock, before hitting a big shoulderblock. Antonio runs into a big flapjack from Ryder which is good enough for a two count. Cesaro comes back with snake eyes. Cesaro stomps down on Ryder’s misection, getting another two count. Cesaro hits a suplex, but still can’t keep Ryder down. Cesaro locks in a cravat, but Ryder breaker it and the two trade right hands. Cesaro hits the pop up European uppercut, and it’s amazing, but it only keeps Ryder down for two, Cesaro stomps away at Ryder in the corner. Cesaro looks like he’s going for a neckbreaker, but just holds Ryder on his back. Ryder fights out and slams Cesaro face first into the canvas. Cesaro rolls out to the apron and slams Ryder’s head into the turnbuckle. He heads to the top, but he’s stopped by Ryder. Ryder heads up after him and hits a top rope hurricanrana. Ryder goes for the broski boot, but Aksana pulls Cesaro from the ring. Cesaro eventually goes back into the ring, he hits a big European uppercut and the Neutralizer to pin Ryder for the 1-2-3.
Winner and STILL WWE U.S. Champion: Antonio Cesaro
Backstage: Alberto Del Rio, David Otunga & Ricardo Rodriguez
Backstage, Alberto Del Rio and David Otunga are shown. Ricardo Rodriguez walks in without his neck brace on. Both guys are mad at him for not wearing it. Otunga calls him stupid. He and Otunga walk away and Rodriguez puts the brace back on.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Randy Orton
Ziggler backs Orton into the corner, but they both push each other around the ring. Ziggler is able to take Orton down to the mat, and avoid something, so he immediately gloats. Another lock up and Orton clamps on a side headlock. Ziggler pushes him off, but eats a shoulder block. Ziggler gets up, only to catch a big clothesline. Orton stomps away at Dolph before hitting him with a big uppercut. Ziggler catches Orton with a kick to the chest, and takes him down to the mat for a two count. Ziggler punches away at Orton’s neck before hitting him with a big elbow to the back of the head. Ziggler rolls out to the apron. Orton tries for the suspension DDT, but Ziggler fights out and rolls him up for two. Ziggler tries for the rocker dropper, but Orton counters with a powerbomb. Orton pins Ziggler for two.
Orton drags Ziggler into the corner and seats him on the top rope before hitting him with a couple of big rights. Orton tries for a superplex, but Ziggler is able to fight him off. Orton is able to grab Ziggler’s head and snap his throat across the top rope for yet another two count. Ziggler stomps away at Orton’s chest before hitting him with a series of elbow drops that puts Orton down for two. Ziggler is able to hit a DDT out of nowhere which is good for another two count. Ziggler climbs up to the top rope and waits for Orton to stand. Orton is able to crotch Ziggler, and he hits him with a couple of rights before heading up after him. Orton hits a top rope superplex for a nearfall.
Orton tosses Ziggler over the barricade and uses the guard rail for the suspension DDT, usually performed with the middle rope. Orton drags Ziggler back into the ring, and he goes for the pin, but Ziggler puts his foot on the rope. Orton tries for the RKO, but Ziggler counters with a roll up. Ziggler is able to lock on the sleeper hold, but Orton throws him off. Orton hits an RKO for the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
WWE Divas Title: Layla (c) vs. Eve Torres
Layla rolls up Eve for a quick two count. Another lock up and Eve locks in a head lock, taking Layla down to the mat. Layla counters into a head scissors, and takes Eve down with an arm drag. Another lock up and Eve works over Layla’s arm, but Layla is able to clamp on a head lock and hit a big shoulder block. Layla and Eve trade roll ups before Layla puts on another head lock before hitting a low dropkick. Eve sends Layla into the corner hard before choking her against the middle rope. Eve sits on the top and clamps on another rear chin lock. She kicks Layla down to the mat before going for the pin. Layla comes back with a big DDT, and a dropkick to the side of the face. Layla takes Eve down to the mat, but misses her corner splash. Eve hits a neckrbeaker, and pins Layla.
Winner and NEW WWE Divas Champion: Eve Torres
Backstage: Daniel Bryan, Kane & A.J.
Daniel Bryan is shown backstage, still celebrating his win and saying that he’s the Tag Team Champions. He runs into his therapist, and Kane comes along doing the same thing. Both men argue about who is the Tag Team Champions. AJ comes in and screams that this is enough. She says she got their doctor to come here, and they won the titles, and they’re still mad at each other. She asks what’s wrong with them. Dr. Shelby asks is Daniel wants to say anything to Kane. Daniel says congratulations. Kane refuses to do anything, so Bryan asks where he’s going. Bryan says that’s why he’s the tag team champions. Kane comes in and dumps Gatorade all over everyone and says he’s going to Disneyland, and he’s the Tag Team Champions.
World Heavyweight Title: Sheamus (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio
Both guys come out. Before the match begins, however, Booker T comes out. He says he’s concluded his investigation. He says the Brogue Kick is a dangerous move, but when you sign up to be a WWE Superstar, there are risks involved. Booker says the Brogue Kick is officially reinstated. Otunga is up on the apron to confer with Del Rio, and he’s blasted with a Brogue kick. Del Rio hits Sheamus with a shoulder block, and then he bails to the outside. Del Rio confers with Ricardo before heading back into the ring. Sheamus fights Del Rio in the corner before being thrown across the ring. Sheamus comes back with a neckbreaker for two. Del Rio head butts Sheamus before kicking him in the ribs hard. Del Rio clamps on a front face lock, but Sheamus is able to fight out of it. Sheamus runs into a kick to the gut, and eats a boot to the back of the head, but it’s not enough to keep him down.
Del Rio launches Sheamus into the ring post shoulder first before yanking at Sheamus’ arm, then kicking at it. Del Rio heads to the top and leaps off with a flying strike that puts Sheamus down for a two count. Del Rio locks in another submission while ties up in the ropes for more leverage. He heads up to the top, but jumps right into a big double axe handle from Sheamus. Sheamus hits another double axe, and another before burying his shoulder in Del Rio’s midsection. Del Rio tries to send Sheamus head first into the turnbuckle, but Sheamus reverses it. He pulls Del Rio back against the ropes and lays in with huge clubbing blows to the chest. Sheamus tries for white noise, but Del Rio drops down and hits a backstabber for two. Del Rio stomps at Sheamus, but when he picks him up, Sheamus hits white noise. Sheamus heads to the corner and psyches himself up.
Del Rio attacks the shoulder, and kicks him in the gut. Del Tio tries for the arm breaker, but Sheamus counters and tries for the cloverleaf. Del Rio is able to fight out of it. Sheamus charges Del Rio, but ends up tied up in the ropes. Del Rio kicks at Sheamus’ bad arm. Sheamus heads back into the ring. Sheamus shoulders Del Rio, but Del Rio hits double knees to Sheamus’ arm. Sheamus tries for the Brogue kick, but Del Rio is able to counter into the cross arm breaker. Sheamus struggles for the ropes, and he’s able to make it to break the hold. Del Rio misses the flying kick in the corner, and he walks right into the Brogue kick. 1-2-3. Sheamus retains.
Winner and STILL World Heavyweight Champion: Sheamus
WWE Title: CM Punk (c) vs. John Cena
Paul Heyman is in the ring. He says although he's from N.Y., he's just like everyone in Boston. He's here to witness history as CM Punk is on his 302nd day straight as WWE Champion. Out comes the champion. CM Punk enters the ring. Out next is Cena, in his new pink gear. Our WWE Championship match is now underway. Punk and Cena lock up and the two fight into the corner. Punk and Cena fight around the ring and down to the mat, but neither man gains an advantage. There's a stalemate as they soak in the cheers for both men. Punk locks on a headlock.
Cena pushes him off, but Punk catches himself in the ropes. Punk hits a couple of elbows to the back of Cena's head before sending him into the corner hard. Punk heads up on the corner but Cena catches him on his shoulders. Punk is able to put Cena down with a DDT for two. Punk hits Cena with elbows to the heart, and he pins the challenger for another two count. Punk waits for Cena to stand, and when he does he sends himself through the ropes, wiping out Cena. Punk sends Cena back into the ring after staring down Cena's father in the crowd. Punk plays to the crowd, and Cena hits a baseball slide before sending Punk out into the crowd. In the ring, Cena tries for an AA, but Punk fights out and kicks Cena in the head. Punk locks in a camel clutch, and Cena struggles to his feet, with Punk on his back. Punk fights back with elbows to Cena's neck, that takes him to the mat.
Punk hits Cena with a big elbow and a series of right hands that's good for another two count. Cena tries for a belly to back suplex. but Punk counters, then hits two clotheslines. Cena comes back with a clothesline of his own that's good for a two count. Cena calls for the five knuckle shuffle, but Punk puts his boot up to block Cena. Punk heads out to the apron and springboards from the top rope, but Cena catches him and rolls through, standing up and shouldering Punk. Punk hangs on to the ropes, so Cena drops him out to the floor. Cena dives through the ropes to the outside to take out Punk. Cena brings things back into the ring where he hits the belly to back suplex. Cena calls for the five knuckle shuffle, but again Punk counters, this time locking in the anaconda vice. Cena fights out and applies the STF. Punk refuses to tap out. Punk eventually fights his way out of the hold and he puts on a crossface. Cena stands up, still in the hold and slams Punk down to break it. Punk and Cena trade rights and kicks in the middle of the ring. Punk gets the upper hand with a back kick. He hits the running knee in the corner and follows it up with a bulldog. Punk heads straight to the top and hits the top rope elbow drop, pinning Cena for a two count.
Punk calls for the G2S, letting Cena get up and shouldering him. Cena counters into the STF and Punk screams in pain. Punk gets to the ropes, forcing Cena to break the hold. Out of nowhere, Punk hits the Go To Sleep. He tries to pin Cena, but Cena kicks out at two. Punk pulls Cena up to his feet and slaps his in the face. Punk shoulders Cena, Cena reverses and shoulders Punk. Punk fights out but is put down to the mat. Cena hits the five knuckle shuffle and follows up with the AA, but Punk won't stay down for three. Cena heads up to the top rope and tries for the leg drop, but Punk avoids it. Punk kicks Cena in the side of the head, but Cena still will not stay down. Punk again hits the Go To Sleep, but Cena again refuses to stay down for the three count. Punk seems discouraged. He yells at Cena to get up on his feet.
Punk hits Cena with the Rock Bottom, but Cena still manages to kick out. Punk looks very distraught this time. Punk walks right into an Attitude Adjustment from Cena, but he kicks out at two during the pin attempt. Cena brings Punk up to the top turnbuckle. Punk fights Cena off, sending him down to the mat below. Cena comes up quick, however, and nails Punk with a German Suplex off the top. He holds on and gets the 1-2-3. New champion.
Winner and NEW WWE Champion: John Cena
Not so fast...Cena is celebrating with the belt but the referee takes it away. The announcer reveals that both men's shoulders were pinned to the mat, so the match is a draw. Punk holds his title and seems happy. Cena is pleading with the ref. Cena turns around and Punk blasts him with the belt. Punk stands over Cena, holding his belt high in the air. Paul Heyman helps Punk to the back as we head off air.
Winner and STILL WWE Champion: CM Punk