Event: WWE Night Of Champions
Airdate: Sunday, September 21st, 2014
Location: The Bridgestone Arena in
Results by Matt
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WWE Night Of Champions Kickoff
The hour-long WWE Night Of Champions “Kickoff Show” is officially underway.
The panel consists of Renee Young, Alex Riley, Booker T and Big Show. The four
are running down all of the matches on tonight’s card, giving their thoughts and
insight on each bout.
special guest, Chris Jericho
The “expert panel” just passed the ball to the PPV announce team, which as
always, consists of Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL. With that said,
Christian’s theme song hits and he makes his way to the ring in a suit. It’s
“Peep Show” time with Christian and special guest, Chris Jericho here on the WWE
Night Of Champions “Kickoff Show.”
Christian does a little intro-style talking, addressing his “Peeps” in
Nashville and then finally addressing his guest, “Y2J” Chris Jericho. With that
said, Jericho’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring in his gear, with a
The two trade some pleasantries and then get into a goofy, comedic-style
argument about who used to be the leader of their tag-team back in the day.
Funny stuff. From there, Christian introduces a video package showing Randy
Orton attacking Jericho backstage at RAW a few weeks ago.
After the video package, Jericho goes to talk but is interrupted by Randy
Orton. “The Viper” mocks both guys from backstage, airing live on the titan tron
in the arena. Orton is actually in somewhat comedy-mode for this role, mocking
Jericho’s catchphrases and goofing on him. Jericho fires back calling Orton a
“total jackass.” He then reminds Orton who he’s dealing with and promises that
after their match tonight, “The Viper” will never ….ever…be the same,
Michael Cole Wraps Up The “Kickoff
That will end the “Peep Show” and the Night Of Champions “Kickoff Show,” as
Michael Cole does a very quick wrap-up on commentary and then informs us that
Night Of Champions is up next. From there, we shoot to one final video package
and then head directly into the show. Here we go, FOLKS!
WWE Night Of Champions
This year’s WWE Night Of Champions pay-per-view show opens up with the usual
bad-ass video package. The package highlights the making of WWE title belts, the
history of past champions like Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin, Ric
Flair and others and then switches to focus on tonight’s show and all of the
issues heading into tonight’s big pay-per-view event.
From there, we shoot live into the arena where the announce team welcomes us
to the show. From there, we are informed that the WWE Tag-Team Championship
match will open up the pay-per-view portion of this “special event.”
The Usos (c) vs. Goldust & Stardust
The Usos make their way to the ring with their usual Samoan-hip-hop style
entrance. The WWE Tag-Team Champions are in the ring and while they await their
opponents, we see video highlights of the past few weeks of how this issue began
and built. From there, The “Dust Brothers” make their bizarre entrance. Our
first match of the evening is next!
The bell rings and here we go. Goldust and Uso kick things off for their
respective teams. Immediately, Jey Uso establishes the early offensive advantage
in this WWE Tag-Team Championship contest. He beats up Goldust for about 20
seconds or so and then tags in Jimmy, who picks up where he left off.
The battle spills out to the floor where Goldust blasts one of the Uso’s with
a powerslam on the mats outside the ring. Back in the ring, the Dust Brothers
take turns beating down the isolated Uso that they have under control. In fact,
Uso is bleeding quite a bit, but it seems to be from his hand. Not sure what
happened, but his hand is clearly bleeding pretty good. Nothing serious or
anything like that, but definitely noticable.
Uso finally makes the tag to his twin brother and now the Usos are making
their comeback. The action again spills out to the floor, but this time, the Uso
brothers are in control of the offense.
Back in the ring, Uso continues his offensive attack on Goldust and Stardust
until out of nowhere, Stardust kills his momentum by hitting his semi-finishing
move for a pretty close nearfall.
For some reason, Stardust took one of his gloves off. He ties Uso into the
ropes, Andre The Giant style, and proceeds to slap the hell out of him. The
other Uso, from the floor, gets involved, leading to his brother getting untied
from the ropes. It also led to a huge high spot with the Usos doing their
trademark dive out to the floor on both of the Dust Brothers. Out of nowhere,
Stardust rolls one of the Usos up for the 1-2-3. We have new champs!
Winners and NEW WWE Tag-Team
Champions: Goldust & Stardust
WWE United States
Sheamus (c) vs. Cesaro
Early on, Sheamus takes it to Cesaro, using his brute strength to manhandle
the “King of Swing.” Both guys crash and burn over the top and out to the floor,
where they trade punches back-and-forth until Sheamus throws Cesaro back in the
ring. From the apron, Sheamus hits the battering-ram onto Cesaro in the ring,
where he continues his offensive attack until Cesaro blasts Sheamus with a
European uppercut that knocks Sheamus from the top rope to the floor.
From there, Cesaro gets “The Celtic Warrior” back in the ring and now finds
himself comfortably in control of the offense in this match. He continues the
beat down and out of nowhere, the fans — for whatever reason — start chanting
“we want wrestling.” Odd stuff.
Sheamus from out of the clear blue, blasts Cesaro with his White Noise
semi-finisher. He takes Cesaro on the apron and hits him with his clubbing
blows, but before he can reach ten of them, Cesaro fights his way out and starts
putting it on the U.S. champ. It isn’t long, however, before Sheamus is back in
control of the offense, capping off a nice little mini-comeback with a crazy
high spot off the top rope that’s kind of hard to describe. It looked cool
though and was certainly painful for both guys.
After a series of both guys nearly hitting their finishers, Cesaro caps the
offensive blitz off with a crazy, new, high-impact move for a close near fall
and this match is now getting to the point that it’s becoming amazing. The fans
are really into it, too.
Cesaro, with Sheamus on his knees, literally bitch-smacks him with both hands
I’d say …oh I dunno …20 times? Crazy. In the corner, Sheamus dares Cesaro to
give him some more. Cesaro rushes in to do so but Sheamus catches him coming in
with a Brogue Kick for the 1-2-3. Great match.
Winner and STILL WWE United States
The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler (c)
Justin Roberts introduces Florida Georgia Line. The boys join the announcers
for commentary and reveal that they will be performing at the WWE Tribute To The
Troops special in December.
After all of that stuff, The Miz and Damien Mizdow make their way to the ring
together. From there, out comes the WWE I-C champ Ziggler, who is with R-Truth.
The two guys stay outside of the ring for this title contest and the bell rings.
Here we go!
Early on, the I-C champ Ziggler is having his way with the former champ, The
Miz. The announcers are pretty much ignoring the action to kiss Florida Georgia
Line’s ass and they are plugging their songs, albums and all kinds of other
non-wrestling related stuff more so than they do the “$9.99” Network crap.
Pretty sickening. I mean, it’s obnoxious how much they’re plugging their country
music crap as opposed to focusing on two guys working their butts off inside the
This is turning into a good match, although again, I can’t stress enough, the
announcers are ignoring a lot of the match to kiss this country music band’s
ass. At one point, the country band even gets involved, getting physical with
Miz and Sandow.
Meanwhile, back in the ring, Ziggler, who is selling his knee, is distracted
by Sandow on the apron, setting up Miz, who rolls him up for the 1-2-3. We have
a new I-C champ.
Winner and NEW WWE
Intercontinental Champion: The Miz
Seth Rollins vs. Roman
Seth Rollins is introduced and makes his way to the ring. He mocks Roman
Reigns for his weakness and says emergency surgery is no excuse for not showing
up here tonight. He says in the interest of fairness and the interest of
justice, he’s going to give Reigns 10 seconds to get here and face him,
otherwise he’s going to have to accept Reigns’ forefit and get his own hand
raised in victory.
The bell rings and here we go. The ref starts making the count. The fans
chant “we want Amborse” as Rollins smirks proudly and waits to be called the
winner via count out. The ref hits ten with his count and the bell rings again.
Justin Roberts announces Rollins the winner via forefit.
Rollins’ music plays but he gets on the mic and cuts the music off. He says
it’s not official until the ref raises his hand. The ref does so. Rollins then
gets back on the mic and says he knows everyone is disappointed and so is he
because Reigns isn’t half the man he thought he was.
Winner: Seth Rollins
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