Coming off the heels of the Summerslam is Night of Champions, the only PPV where all WWE titles are put on the line. The main event is a Summerslam rematch of Brock Lesnar and John Cena. After the beatdown Lesnar gave him, will Cena put on a more competitive display this time around?
The Usos © vs Goldust/Stardust for the World Tag Team Title
The Usos high octane offense meshed well with the more technical offense that the Dusts brought into the match. The match was rather well constructed and concluded with Stardust countering a crossbody and winning via roll up.
Result: Goldust/Stardust wins title at 12:47 (you can watch the highlights here)
Sheamus © vs Cesaro for the United States Title
The two wrestlers delivered a hard hitting extremely physical match that was expected of the two. Due to the extreme physicality contest, the execution of the some of the moves were less crisp but did not detract too much from the story told.
Result: Sheamus retains at 13:06
Dolph Ziggler © (w/ R-Ziggler) vs The Miz (w/ Damien Mizdow) for the Intercontinental Title
Their Summerslam match was rather underwhelming. This match offered much of the same with more extras to distract the crowd from the actual match. The Miz has really stagnated as a wrestler as Ziggler, one of the best sellers in the WWE, couldn’t even make him look decent.
Result: The Miz wins title at 9:23
Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins
With Reigns needing emergency surgery, Rollins spent the entire time taunting Reigns and issuing an open challenge which was answered by the returning Dean Ambrose. An brawl ensued throughout the arena until Ambrose was subdued by security.
Result: Rollins wins at 0:31
Mark Henry vs Rusev (w/ Lana)
The match proved an absolute stinker with Rusev and Henry not showing any cohesion. This is by far Rusev’s worst match in a PPV. The lack of a Lana promo did not help this segment.
Result: Rusev wins at 8:57
Chris Jericho vs Randy Orton
These veterans can be relied upon to put up a quality match when needed, so it was quite surprising that Jericho was sloppy in the execution of his moves. The finish was also rather obvious and took too long with its execution.
Result: Orton wins at 14:50
Paige © vs AJ Lee vs Nikki Bella for the Divas Title
This match surprisingly got a decent amount of time and with that came better in-ring story-telling and the execution of a good variety of spots of a Divas match. Probably, one of the best WWE Divas match this year.
Result: AJ Lee wins title at 8:45
Brock Lesnar © (w/ Paul Heyman) vs John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Title
Cena managed to put up more of a fight, giving Lesnar a run for his money and only getting bailed out by Seth Rollins’ interference. Rollins attempts to cash in on a prone Lesnar but is thwarted by Cena.
Result: Cena wins via DQ at 14:10, Lesnar retains title
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