The fireworks explode as Michael Cole, JBL & Jerry Lawler welcome the WWE Universe to the final Raw before Night of Champions! They talk about how tonight, we'll have the first ever champions vs. challengers main event- as we'll see an unlikely force teaming up. John Cena will HAVE to team up with The Shield to take on Kings of Wrestling, CM Punk & Kane! CM Punk's music hits as Punk makes his way to the ring with a mic. He says that he knows it's been visible to the crowd that he & Brock Lesnar have not been getting on, after Lesnar F5'd him for no reason. He says that last week, he had his attention on John Cena & the WWE Championship- and Brock Lesnar tried to attack him from behind. The crowd boo as Punk says that he knows- but what he doesn't know, is why did he do it? He says that Paul Heyman, his best friend- has denied that he hired Lesnar to do it, so what other reasons could it be? Is it because Punk is the best? Punk says that he can't trust anybody anymore.
John Cena's music hits as Cena comes out. He says that this is awkward. He couldn't care less about Punk's issues- because he's got issues of his own. Those issues are...The Shield. He says that it's obvious he doesn't get on with The Shield- however, he'll have to rise above it and take it- because at Night of Champions, he's going to rise above Punk & Lesnar, take & retain his WWE Championship!
Paul Heyman comes out, and tells Cena to shut up. He tells Punk that he ISN'T aligned with Lesnar. Heyman says that he didn't believe Punk about the attempted attack- but after he saw the footage, now he does. He says that he isn't sure what's gotten into Brock Lesnar, but he will find out who's behind this. Heyman heads to the back and Punk looks confused as we head to commercial.
We're back from commercial as Layla's music hits! Layla comes out on her own. Summer Rae's music hits as she comes out with Drew McIntyre for the match.
Match 1. Summer Rae vs. Layla
Finish: Layla hits Rae with the Bombshell- and goes for the cover, as McIntyre is pissed off about the fact that his girlfriend isn't getting the upper hand. McIntyre slides into the ring- and attacks the referee as Layla wins via DQ!
A livid McIntyre slides outside the ring and grabs a chair- before sliding back in. He grabs Layla by the hair- and slaps her in the face, before going for a Future Shock DDT on the chair- but Fandango's music hits! Fandango rushes down the ramp as McIntyre & Rae run. Layla is in tears again, and looks at Fandango- who kisses her, but she pushes him away. Layla shouts at Rae & McIntyre, but Fandango grabs her hand again- she looks him in the eye and they share a kiss as we head to commercial.
We head back to the arena as we get a recap of what's just happened. Alex Riley's music hits as he comes out to cheers from the crowd. R-Truth's music hits as Truth comes out.
Match 2. Alex Riley vs. R-Truth
Finish: Riley goes for a Big Boot, but Truth ducks- and rolls Riley up as he gets the win!
Riley can't believe it as Truth slides outside the ring- and heads to the back. We head backstage as we see Kings of Wrestling in the locker room...and CM Punk walks in the scene. Punk says Claudio, Chris. KoW say Punk. Punk says that he never thought Kings of Wrestling & CM Punk would be in the SAME arena in the WWE- and he never thought that they would be TEAMING up tonight. Chris says that he can't believe it either. Claudio tells Punk to think about how much of a shock it was to them as well! All 3 men begin to talk as we head to commercial.
We're back from commercial as we see Kofi Kingston in the ring. Evan Bourne's music hits as Bourne comes out to cheers from the crowd!
Match 3. Kofi Kingston vs. Evan Bourne
Finish: Bourne goes for an Air Bourne- but Kofi manages to move out of the way! Bourne slowly gets up, but he turns around to a Trouble in Paradise from Kofi who covers Bourne and gets the win!
Kofi grabs a mic, and says that THIS is exactly why Kofi should be a main eventer. THIS is exactly why Kofi is the real deal. THIS is exactly why the crowd overlooked him, because they couldn't stand seeing someone better than the likes of John Cena be on the verge of taking the top spot! Kofi drops the mic, and smirks....RKO! RKO! RKO from outta nowhere! The crowd go absolutely nuts as Randy Orton is back! Kofi slides outside the ring looking at Orton, as Orton smirks- and we head to commercial.
We're back from commercial as Ryback's music hits. Ryback comes out with a mic. He says that he's a hungry man, and he's looking for prey- and a certain midget called Daniel Bryan has decided to step up and be the prey that he's craving. He says that Bryan may think that this is a joke, but it isn't- because what he doesn't understand, is that he's messing with a dangerous man, who can do dangerous things. And if he can dangerous things to big people, imagine what he can do to the little people?
Daniel Bryan's music hits as Bryan interrupts. He asks the crowd which Ryback has come out tonight? Because as far as he's concerned, there are 2 Ryback's! He says that the first one, is a weak one who thinks he rules- and he decides to attack people when they're weak and when they've got nothing left to offer on that night. He says that the second Ryback, is one that's starving. Every single person that comes in his way, he'll annihilate- because he thinks that the ring is his yard. The second one was a hungry one, and he'd always shout feed me more! Ryback tells Bryan to shut up, because there is, and always has been ONE Ryback- and this Ryback is gonna be the one who demolishes Daniel Bryan.
Vickie Guerrero comes out and shouts excuse me as the crowd boo. She says that she has an announcement to make! At Night of Champions, Ryback will go one on one with Daniel Bryan! Bryan shouts YES but Ryback nails him with a Meathook Clothesline as Bryan is knocked out and we head to commercial.
We're back from commercial as The Miz' music hits! Miz makes his way to the ring. Mark Henry's music hits as Henry comes out for action.
Match 4. The Miz vs. Mark Henry
Finish: The Miz goes for the SKF- but Henry breaks out of the finisher and hits Miz with a WSS. He goes for the cover-
but he doesn't go with the pin. He throws The Miz outside, and slides outside the ring- brutally attacking him by slamming his head on the steel steps, followed by slamming his head on the barricade. Both men get counted out.
Henry shouts That's What I Do as the crowd boo him- and we head to commercial as the EMT's take The Miz away.
We're back from commercial as we get a recap of Mark Henry doing what just did. We head backstage, as Henry is asked by Renee Young why he broke the pin when he was on the verge of defeating The Miz? Henry asks Young how a win will benefit Henry? He says that he can be on an undefeated streak- but it still won't matter, because he still won't get a WWE title shot. He says that Henry is all about unleashing pain- and he did that against Miz tonight. Henry walks off as we head back to the arena.
Paige's music hits as she comes out for action. Tamina's music hits as Tamina makes her way to the ring to face the Anti-Diva.
Match 5. Paige vs. Tamina
Finish: A long match- as both Divas dominate. Tamina misses a Superfly Splash- as Paige moves out of the way. Paige hits Tamina with a Cradle DDT- and covers her for the HUGE win.
Paige, and the crowd are absolutely shocked that she has defeated the former Divas Champion! Paige celebrates her win, as the crowd cheer her on. She heads to the back, as we head over to the announcers table. They talk about how the Anti-Diva has defeated a former Divas Champion, and they say that was impressive.
We head back to the ring as Kane's music hits. The Big Red Machine comes out with a mic. He says that at Night of Champions- darkness will strike, and his recipe for revenge will be revealed when he faces Dean Ambrose. He says that he isn't going to lie- during his time with Team Hell No, he showed his comical side- but that doesn't change the fact that he's a monster. He says that now- Team Hell No is over, and Kane is his own man. He is the Devils Favorite Demon- and that demon will be unleashed against Ambrose. He says that The Shield took his own flesh & blood away from him, and for that reason...they must rest in peace!
The Shield's music hit as all 3 members come out- but Dean Ambrose comes out with a mic. He says rest in peace? Like Kane's brother, Undertaker? The crowd boo at this low shot as Kane looks pissed. Ambrose says that he doesn't care about what Kane will do to him at Night of Champions- because either way, justice will overcome darkness. He says that what Kane doesn't realize is that he's underestimating Ambrose, but most importantly- he's underestimating The Shield. He says that The Shield are a team that have been at Kane's throat since the Raw after Wrestlemania. He says that every single match they've had with Kane, what has Kane done? That's right, lost. He says that trend will continue at Night of Champions. He says that when Ambrose is messed with- he turns into a monster, and he's more of a monster than Kane will ever be. He says that Kane's revealed that he's unleashing his demon side at NOC. Ambrose says that he's unleashing his monster side at NOC- and the demon will go down, and the demon will believe in The Shield! The Shield begin to laugh as we head to commercial.