|Headline Posted by Marc Middleton on 10:50:08 PM Sep 18, 2011
- WWE's 2011 Night of Champions pay-per-view opens with a video package for tonight's matches. Michael Cole welcomes us to Buffalo, New York and we're live with Cole, Booker T and Jerry Lawler. They plug tonight's matches as we go to the ring.
WWE Tag Team Title Match: The Miz and R-Truth vs. Air Boom
We go to the ring and out first comes The Miz and R-Truth. Truth raps his "You Suck" remix as they make their way to the ring. Out next come the WWE Tag Team Champions Evan Bourne and Kofi Kingston.
Kofi and Miz start things off. Miz lands some offense but Kofi drops him for an early pin attempt. Bourne gets a tag and they double team Miz in the corner for a 2 count. Bourne with kicks onto Miz and another tag to Kofi. Kofi jumps off Bourne's back and decks Miz in the corner for a 2 count. Truth gets the tag but Kofi stops him coming in. Bourne comes back in and they continue the attack on Truth. Miz runs in but gets double dropkicked. Miz and Truth go out to the floor. Bourne and Kofi go on opposite corners and leap down to the floor, taking out their opponents. Bourne brings Truth back in the ring for a 2 count.
Truth turns things around and stomps away on Bourne now after Miz gets in a cheapshot. 2 count for Truth. Miz gegts the tag and hits a running kick to the head on Bourne for another 2 count. Bourne fights out of a hold but Miz knocks him out of the air for a 2 count. Truth comes back in for some double teaming and keeps Bourne grounded. Bourne counters with an overhead suplex and both look for tags. Miz gets a tag and stops Bourne from tagging. Miz wails away on Bourne with right hands and taunts Kofi. Bourne makes another comeback and tries for a tag. Miz stops him and goes for Skull Crushing Finale. Bourne blocks that and tags in Kofi. Kofi comes in and unloads on Miz. Kofi hits the Boom Drop and knocks Truth down on the apron. Kofi turns around to The Miz but hits him with SOS for a 2 count.
More back and fort. Miz distracts the referee while Truth hits a cheap shot on Kofi. Miz lands a big DDT on Kofi but he kicks out at 2. Bourne acts like he tags Kofi while the referee isn't looking. Bourne comes in but Miz stops him. Miz argues with the referee and Bourne rolls him up for 2. Bourne takes out Truth and then Miz. He goes for Air Bourne but lands on his feet after Miz moves. Miz lands another DDT on Bourne for a 2 count as Kofi breaks it up. Truth gets tagged in but the referee tells him to get out. Miz hits Skull Crushing Finale on Bourne and pins him but the referee is arguing with Truth. Miz pins Bourne well over a 3 count but he kicks out finally when the referee turns around. Miz argues with the referee and shoves him down. The referee calls for the bell and the DQ.
Winners by DQ: Air Boom
- After the match, the referee gets to his feet as The Miz approaches. Miz pushes him down again and his head hits the bottom turnbuckle. Truth talks to Miz and tries to calm him down. Truth picks the referee up and slaps him in the face, sending him back down to the mat. They yell at the referee about being a conspiracy as he rolls out of the ring.
- After a promo for Inside Out, we see The Miz and R-Truth walking backstage. Matt Striker walks up and points out that assaulting a referee can get them in trouble. They rant about the referee being another conspiracy and aren't worried about Triple H because he might not be the COO after tonight.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Ted DiBiase vs. Cody Rhodes
We go to the ring and out comes the WWE Intercontinental Champion Cody Rodes with his guys handing out brown bags to the fans. Out next comes Ted DiBiase and he's fired up.
The bell rings and they go at it, locking up and taking it to the corner. Lots of back and forth action to start the match. Ted kicks Cody in the face and covers for a 2 count. Ted continues the offense but Cody slaps him coming out of the corner. Ted responds with right hands. He goes for a back drop but Cody turns things around. Cody hits the kick coming off the second rope and gets a 2 count.
Cody continues the offense and slaps Ted around. Ted tries to turn it around but can't. Cody ends up putting Ted on the ropes and slapping him around some more before stomping away. Cody charges in the corner but Ted moves and drops him on his face. Ted goes for a dropkick but misses. Cody regains control and keeps Ted on the mat with submissions.
More back and forth action. Ted hits a big dropkick for a 2 count. Ted charges in the corner but runs into a big boot. Ted counters with a spinebuster for a 2 count. Ted goes for Dream Street but Cody blocks it. Ted dropkicks Cody as he comes off the second rope with a kick and gets a 2 count. More back and forth. Ted goes to take Cody's mask off and succeeds. Ted swings the mask but Cody rolls him up with a handful of tights for the win.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
- We go to the ring and out comes Christian. Christian says he's talked to Teddy Long and Triple H but can't get anywhere. He talks about his career and says he deserves one more match to be the World Heavyweight Champion. Christian wants to face the winner of Randy Orton vs. Christian tonight, immediately after their match. Christian insults the Buffalo crowd. He gets the crowd to chant "one more match." The music of Sheamus interrupts and out he comes.
Sheamus enters the ring and cuts a promo about Night of Champions and wanting to be in action tonight. Sheamus says if he helps Christian get one more match and he wins, his first title defense must be against Sheamus. Sheamus gets the crowd to chant "one more match" but drops Christian with a Brogue Kick out of nowhere.
WWE United States Title Match: John Morrison vs. Alex Riley vs. Jack Swagger vs. Dolph Ziggler
We go to the ring and out first comes John Morrison followed by Alex Riley. Jack Swagger is out next followed by the WWE United States Champion Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero.
Morrison and Swagger go at it in one corner while Riley and Ziggler face off. It comes down to Swagger and Riley in the ring. Swagger drops Riley and works him over with forearm shots as Vickie looks on from ringside. Riley counters and drops Swagger for a 2 count. Dolph gets on the apron but Riley knocks im down to the floor. Ziggler ends up sending Riley into the steel steps. Morrison comes in and goes at it with Swagger. Morrison with a nice kick to the head for a 2 count as Ziggler stops the pin. Morrison dropkicks Ziggler out to the floor and covers Swagger again for a 2 count.
Swagger hip tosses Morrison over the top and down to the floor. Swagger turns around to Ziggler and they have words as Vickie yells from the floor. Ziggler tries to kick Swagger but it's blocked. Swagger unloads on Ziggler and dumps him to the floor. Swagger turns around to Riley. Riley drops Swagger and covers but Vickie puts Swagger's foot on the ropes. Ziggler takes out Riley and argues with Vickie. Morrison with a springboard kick on Ziggler for another 2 count. Ziggler blocks a suplex from Morrison and hits a leg drop to the back of the head for another 2 count. Morrison blocks a shot and drops Ziggler with an uppercut. Morrison takes Ziggler to the top and hits him with right hands. Morrison goes for a superplex but Dolph blocks it. Dolph pushes Morrison back and he ends upside down in the corner. Riley runs up and leaps to the top with Ziggler. Morrison pulls himself up and slams Riley from the top. Swagger runs up and tosses Dolph from the top to the floor and all men are down now.
They get up and Morrison unloads on Riley and Swagger. Morrison counters a slam from Swagger with a DDT. Morrison with a big move on Riley for a 2 count. Morrison kicks Riley in the back and goes for Starship Pain. Riley puts his knees up and Morrison lands hard. Ziggler applies the sleeper hold on Morrison while Swagger has the ankle lock on Riley. Morrison breaks the hold and rolls to the floor. Riley breaks the ankle lock and pushes Swagger into Dolph, sending him out to the floor. Riley is left with Swagger and gets a very close 2 count. Swagger rams Riley back in the corner and slaps on the ankle lock again. Morrison comes back in but misses a springboard crossbody. SWagger hits Morrison low and the gutwrench powerbomb. Swagger goes for a pin but Dolph runs in, throws him off and covers Morrison for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
- After the match, Vickie and Dolph head to the back together as Swagger looks on pissed from the ring.
- We go backstage with Matt Striker and Mark Henry. Henry says he has 15 years of frustration built up and he's going to take it out on Randy Orton tonight. Henry says he wants Striker to come out and interview him as the new World Heavyweight Champion when he's done.
- We see Vickie Guerrero walking backstage, happy about Ziggler winning. Matt Striker walks up. Vickie says every Superstar in the locker room wants to work for her now. Vickie says finally, her talents have been recognized and things are about to happen. Vickie says if Triple H has to step down tonight, she knows she will make a great COO. Vickie plants a big kiss on Striker and walks off.
- We get a promo video for tonight's World Heavyweight Title match.
World Heavyweight Title Match: Mark Henry vs. Randy Orton
Mark Henry makes his way out to the ring first. Out next comes the World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton to a nice reaction.
They size each other up after formal ring introductions and the bell. They lock up and Henry immediately tosses Orton back into the corner. Orton fights back with right hands and starts kicking out Henry's knee. Orton kicks Henry in the head and takes him down. Orton continues stomping away at Henry's limbs and his head. Orton drops a knee to the head and it pisses Henry off. Henry gets up but Orton knocks him over the top rope. Henry takes the top off one of the announcers tables and comes back in the ring. Henry lifts Orton high for a slam but Orton slides out. Orton goes for the RKO but Henry blocks it and kicks him in the head.
Henry throws Orton back in the corner and hits a big splash. Henry goes for the World's Strongest Slam but Orton slides out and hooks a sleeper hold. Henry rams Orton back in the corner and breaks the hold. Orton gets on the turnbuckles and hits Henry with forearm shots from behind. Henry turns around and hits Orton with a big right hand, knocking him from the top down to the floor. Henry goes to the floor and rams Orton back into the apron twice.
Henry brings it back in the ring and hits a big headbutt. Henry bends Orton's body around the ring post as Orton screams in pain. Henry comes back in and stands on Orton's back, raising his hands high in the air. Henry slams Orton and hits a big splash but Orton kicks out at 2. Henry with another headbutt in the corner and another to take Orton down to the mat. Henry drops an elbow drop for another 2 count. Henry continues the offense and yells in Orton's face that he told him it would be like this.
Orton gets up and fights back with punches and kicks but Henry drops him with a headbutt. Henry goes for another splash but Orton moves. Orton turns it around in the corner and hits Henry with a bunch of right hands until the referee pulls him back. Orton hits two clotheslines and a dropkick to take Henry to the mat. Henry rolls out to the apron. Orton catches him and goes for the second rope DDT but Henry headbutts him. Henry comes back in and levels Orton. Henry hits the World's Strongest Slam but Orton kicks out at 2. Henry drags Orton over to the corner and climbs to the second rope. Henry bounces and jumps down but Orton puts his feet up. Orton takes out Henry's knee and DDT's him. Orton drops to the mic and gets ready for an RKO but Henry rolls back to the apron. Orton hits the second rope DDT this time but Henry gets to the ropes and breaks the pin.
Orton hovers over Henry. Henry pulls him down and takes Orton's leg out with a kick. Orton pulls himself up with Henry's tights but Henry kicks him back to the mat. They come face to face and Orton goes for an RKO but it's countered. Henry hits the World's Strongest Slam for the pin, the win and the World Heavyweight Title.
Winner and New World Heavyweight Champion: Mark Henry
- After the match, Matt Striker comes in the ring and congratulates Henry. Henry grabs the microphone and says Striker didn't believe. Henry tells the crowd to don't start cheering because they all are doubters and haters too. Henry welcomes us all to the Hall of Pain as the crowd boo's him. Henry says this is his moment and he's not sharing it with anyone. He will be the most dominant champion of all-time and is taking on all comers, he says. Henry isn't running from anyone and will never, ever lose the title. Henry drops the mic and leaves with the World Title as we go to replays. Henry runs his mouth to fans as he heads to the back and welcomes us to the Mark Henry Era.
- WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio and Ricardo Rodriguez are walking with John Laurinaitis backstage. Laurinaitis agrees that the main event on RAW was a travesty. Del Rio says once he beats John Cena tonight, WWE better start showing him some respect. Laurinaitis wishes Del Rio good luck as he walks off. Laurinaitis looks over and sees CM Punk, wishing him good luck also. Punk mocks him for not being sincere. Laurianitis says when he wishes some good luck, he means it. Punk says yea, like good luck in your future endeavors and walks off as Laurinaitis looks to get on his phone.
WWE Divas Title Match: Beth Phoenix vs. Kelly Kelly
We go to the ring and out comes WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly with Eve Torres at her side. Out next comes Beth Phoenix to a big pop from her hometown crowd. She has Natalya with her.
The bell rings and they lock up, going to the ropes. Beth backs off and Kelly throws a headlock on her. Beth drops Kelly with a shoulder but misses an elbow. Kelly counters again and goes for Beth's knee as a "Kelly sucks" chant breaks out from the crowd. Kelly with a hurricanrana for a 2 count. Kelly gets on Beth's shoulders and uses the ropes to choke her. Kelly goes to the top for a cross body but Beth catches her in mid-air. Beth slams Kelly over her knee and starts spanking her. Beth mounts Kelly with right hands.
Beth with a big kick and a boot to the neck for a 2 count. Beth slingshots Kelly's neck under the bottom rope and covers for another 2 count. Kelly makes a comeback and hits a bulldog. Eve runs over and attacks Natalya on the floor. Beth pulls her off and slams her head on the floor. Beth kicks Eve and gets back in the ring. Kelly rolls her up for a 2 count. Kelly with another roll up. They go back and forth until Beth hits a big clothesline. Beth takes Kelly to the top rope as the crowd chants for her. Beth hits a big Diva superplex on Kelly and both are down on the mat.
Beth finally crawls over and covers Kelly for a 2 count. Beth gets up and grabs Kelly for a powerbomb. Kelly rolls out of it and rolls Beth up out of nowhere for the win.
Winner: Kelly Kelly
- After the match, Kelly leaves all smiles with Eve as it looks like Beth is about to cry in the ring. We go to replays.
- We get a promo video for tonight's WWE Title match.
WWE Title Match: John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio
We go to the ring and Ricardo Rodriguez is in the ring for the introduction of WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio's music plays for a minute before he finally comes walking out from the back. No introduction from Ricardo. Del Rio gets in the ring and asks Ricardo where his keys are, it sounds like. They argue when we hear an engine rev up. John Cena's music hits and Cena comes in driving Del Rio's yellow Ferrari. The crowd pops as Cena salutes and makes his way to the ring.
Del Rio interrupts Justin Roberts and says he doesn't want to hear his horrible voice announce his beautiful name during formal ring introductions. Del Rio gives the mic to Ricardo Rodriguez and tells him to introduce him the right way, in Spanish. Roberts goes to introduce Cena but Cena grabs the mic. Cena cuts a promo and rips Del Rio and Rodriguez. Cena then does his own introduction, letting Roberts finish it for him. Here's the bell and we're ready to go.
Del Rio charges but Cena takes him down with a hadlock. They run the ropes and Cena hits a shoulder. Del Rio rolls to the apron to regroup before coming back in on his feet. A "Cena sucks" chant breaks out in the crowd. They lock up again and Del Rio goes to a headlock. Cena breaks out and tags Del Rio down with a shoulder. The crowd gets behind the match as they lock up again but Del Rio kicks Cena in the gut. Del Rio with right hands and a stomp on Cena. Cena hits another shoulder and takes Del Rio to the corner. Cena runs the ropes and hits the bulldog. He runs again but Ricardo grabs his leg and trips him. The referee orders Ricardo to the backstage area as Del Rio argues with him.
Cena gets up with right hands but Del Rio turns it around in the corner and hits a big kick to the back. Del Rio kicks Cena out of the ring and follows to the floor. Dueling chants from the crowd as they go at it on the floor. Del Rio brings it back in and hits an elbow from the top for a 2 count. Del Rio keeps Cena grounded with a chinlock now. Cena comes back with a gutwrench suplex but can't get the pin. Cena with a fisherman's suplex and a 2 count. Del Rio connects with a cross armbreaker for a 2 count. Del Rio with a running kick to the head and another. Del Rio with more offense and a 2 count on Cena. The PPV feed goes out and when it comes back on, Del Rio is entering the ring on a 7 count. Cena suplexes him back in. Cena does the usual and hits the Five Knuckle Suffle. Del Rio counters the Attitude Adjustment for a 2 count.
Del Rio kicks Cena in the back and goes for the cross armbreaker. Cena counters and hits a dropkick. Cena ends up on the top but Del Rio jumps up and kicks him in the head. Del Rio misses a kick in the corner this time and Cena goes for the STF. Del Rio with another stiff kick. Cena ends upside down in the corner and Del Rio wails away with kicks. Del Rio charges but Cena moves and Del Rio crashes into the ringpost. Cena comes down off the top rope and pins Del Rio for a 2 count. Cena goes for the AA but Del Rio counters and German suplexes him for a 2 count.
Del Rio goes to the top and hits an back splash for a 2 count. Del Rio locks on the cross armbreaker. Cena tries to break it but Del Rio stops him. Cena overpowers Del Rio and lifts him up, dropping him with a powerbomb. Cena ends up hitting the Attitude Adjustment. Ricardo Rodriguez runs down but Cena knocks him off the apron by slamming him into the ring post. Cena applies the STF on Del Rio. Del Rio finally taps out to give Cena the win and the WWE Title.
Winner and New WWE Champion: John Cena
- After the match, Cena goes to the floor to talk to the announcers and pose with the fans.
- They show a video with events leading up to tonight's No DQ match.
No DQ Match: CM Punk vs. Triple H
Out first comes CM Punk for tonight's main event. Punk, wearing a CM Punk ice cream bar, takes a seat in the ring and waits for The Game. Out next comes Triple H to a nice reaction from the crowd also. Punk attacks Triple H while he's posing on the apron and here we go. Punk beats Triple H around the ring and throws him over the barrier and into the crowd. Punk takes apart the announcers table. Triple H runs over and starts beating him around the ring.
Triple H whips Punk around the ring and throws him over the announcers table. HHH wails away and takes Punk up on top of the table. Punk counters and runs off the table, into the ring. He invites HHH into the ring as the crowd chants Punk. They go at it with right hands. Punk backs HHH in the corner and continues the exchange. Triple H turns it around with more right hands. Triple H goes for a Pedigree but Punk rams him back into the corner with shoulder thrusts. Punk goes for a high knee in the corner but Triple H moves and he lands out on the floor. It's mostly Lawler and Booker on commentary as Cole has lost his voice. HHH puts Punk on the apron and slams his knee into the ring post repeatedly. HHH continues the assault until Punk fires back with right hands. Punk whips HHH hard into the barrier. Punk hits a high knee while HHH is leaned up against the apron and the ring post. Punk goes for the bulldog on the floor but HHH pushes him over the barrier.
HHH leaps down off the barrier with a right hand and now they're in the crowd. HHH hits a big forearm to the chest and mounts Punk with right hands, asking what Punk said about his wife. They fight through the crowd trading shots now. Punk turns it around and throws HHH through some railing and down onto the concrete near the entrance. Punk hits a series of forearm shots to the head. HHH turns it around and catapults Punk face first into the set. HHH goes for a Pedigree on the concrete but Punk fights him off. Punk backdrops HHH over the set and we can't see him until the camera goes behind. Punk gets on top of the set and leaps down with a right hand. Punk throws duffle bags full of something at HHH as they fight back to the entrance. Punk rams HHH's head into the set.
Punk brings HHH back toward the ring and kicks him in the gut. Punk connects with a kick to the head and HHH rolls back in the ring. Punk brings a steel chair in the ring and smacks HHH in the back with it. 2 count for Punk. Punk wedges the chair between the top rope and the middle rope, then kicks HHH in the head. Punk fires away with knees to the face but HHH catches him with a big spinebuster for a 2 count. HHH eventually sends Punk head first into the chair and Punk ends up on the floor. HHH comes from behind and takes out Punk's knee. HHH brings Punk to the apron. Punk tries to fight him off but HHH wraps his leg around the ring post a few more times. HHH grabs the chair and smacks it into Punk's knee and the ring post. HHH throws Punk a crotch chop and goes for a figure four on the floor. Punk counters and sends HHH head first into the ring steps.
HHH grabs a monitor from the announcers table but Punk kicks him in the head and he ends up on the table. Punk goes in the ring and climbs to the top. Punk leaps down and crashes through HHH and the announcer's table with a big elbow drop. It takes them a few minutes to make it back in the ring. The Miz and R-Truth run down. Truth beats on Punk while Miz wails away on HHH in the corner.
Miz drops HHH with a Skull Crushing Finale while Truth hits his finisher on Punk. They drag Punk over and put his arm on HHH. The referee has to count but HHH kicks out at 2. Miz approaches the referee and gets in his face. Miz shoves the ref and gets back in his face. Miz mushes him back again. The referee comes back pointing at Miz. The referee blocks a right hand from Miz and connects with one on him. Miz and Truth beat Scott Armstrong down and finally kick him out of the ring. John Laurinaitis comes out next. Truth and Miz turn around to Punk and HHH. Punk and HHH clean house and empty the ring. HHH lands a Pedigree on Punk but there is no referee yet as Laurinaitis has been calling for one. A referee finally runs down but Laurinaitis stops him from entering the ring. Laurinaitis tells him to tend to referee Scott Armstrong who is out on the floor.
Triple H gets up and turns around to a GTS from Punk. Punk covers and Laurinaitis throws the referee in the ring for the count. Truth breaks the pin and Punk drops him on the floor with a GTS. Punk springboards into the ring but Triple H catches him in mid-air with a kick and a Pedigree. HHH covers but Punk kicks out at 2! They show Laurinaitis texting someone on his phone it looks like. Kevin Nash comes through the crowd and enters the ring. Nash drops Punk with a right hand and hits HHH with the same. Nash backs HHH in the corner and hits him with big knees to the gut. Nash beats HHH down and goes for a Jackknife powerbomb. Punk makes the save and beats Nash into the corner. Nash fights him off. Nash drops Punk with a Jackknife powerbomb. Nash goes to the floor where Triple H is. Nash hits a big forearm shot, knocking HHH back down. Nash clears the announcers table as Booker T tries to talk to him. Cole hasn't talked in a long time after losing his voice. Nash turns around to a sledgehammer shot from HHH and he goes down.
HHH enters the ring where Punk is recovering from the powerbomb. HHH hits a Pedigree and this time gets the pin and the win.
Winner: Triple H
- After the match, Triple H lays on top of Punk for a minute trying to recover. Nash is shown laid out on the floor from the sledgehammer shot. Triple H gets to his feet and has his hand raised as some of the crowd cheers. Triple H throws a crotch chop at Kevin Nash and stares down at Punk as Night of the Champions goes off the air.
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