Night of Champions
Pre-Show: Big Show def. Cesaro & The Miz
After Big Show tried to get revenge on The Miz, Miz ran away- leading to Big Show taking his frustrations out on Cesaro instead with a KO Punch. Ever since then- Cesaro has had a grudge against Big Show. Big Show has continued his rivalry with The Miz- and during a Miz TV segment, where Big Show & Cesaro were the guests- Show vowed to put The Miz down, whereas Cesaro promised that he wouldn't let Show get away with knocking him out. This led to The Authority making a Triple Threat Match between the three men.
In the match, Cesaro had it in the bag- as he nailed The Miz with a Neutralizer, but Big Show came out of nowhere to knock Cesaro over the top rope- and stealing the pin from The King of Swing.
Match 1. John Cena def. Seth Rollins to win the United States Championship
Cena & Rollins continued their rivalry, as Cena would begin to point out that Rollins couldn't ever beat him in a fair match. Rollins would use this as anger- and he took it upon himself to tell The Authority, that he didn't want them involved in this match.
The finish for this match came when Cena nailed Rollins with an Atittude Adjustment to get the clean win, and regain the US Championship.
Dolph Zigger was asked what it was going to take for him to defeat Rusev tonight? Ziggler said that he was a man full of anger, after everything that he and Lana have been put through by Rusev & Summer Rae- he was going to take that anger out on Rusev tonight, not only for him- but for Lana too.
Match 2. Dolph Ziggler def. Rusev
Due to the fact that Lana wouldn't be at Night of Champions to support Ziggler- Rusev & Summer Rae decided to use that as a way to taunt Ziggler. Rae would take credit for Lana's wrist injury, and claim that it was all down to her because she's dangerous- whereas Rusev would mock Ziggler, and tell him that Lana didn't love him and that's why she won't be by his side at NOC as she's using her injury as an cover-up.
The ending for this match had Ziggler hit Rusev with a Zig-Zag, but when he pinned Rusev- Rusev kicked out. Ziggler picked him up, and hit a second Zig-Zag to get a clean win.
Seth Rollins was backstage, and he was livid about losing his US Championship to John Cena. Triple H approached him, and Rollins asked him where the hell was he? Hunter said that he thought that he didn't want The Authority there tonight? The two men argued- until Hunter said that if things go wrong, he's got a back-up plan. Rollins nodded in agreement.
Match 3. The New Day def. Prime Time Players & The Dudleyz to retain the Tag Team Championships
When Prime Time Players faced The New Day in PTP's championship rematch- The Dudleyz were on commentary, as Xavier Woods was just seconds away from nailing Titus O'Neil with his trombone whilst the referee was distracted. This led to Bubba Ray taking the trombone out of Woods' hand, and Woods fell to the ground on purpose. The referee turned around, and saw Bubba Ray with the trombone- as the referee awarded The New Day the win via DQ. This led to The Authority making a Triple Threat Tag Team Match official for NOC.
The finish for this match came, when The Dudleyz hit a Dudley Death Drop to Darren Young. However- The New Day cleared the ring, leading to Kofi Kingston stealing the win via pinfall.
Kevin Owens was backstage, and he talked about how he has felt lost without a championship ever since he lost the NXT Championship. Owens said that tonight would be his night, and he ended the promo saying Feed Me Gold repeatedly.
Match 4. The Cosmic Wasteland def. Neville & The Lucha Dragons
Ever since The Ascension & Stardust attacked Neville to form The Cosmic Wasteland- Neville knew he had to get some back-up, and he turned to The Lucha Dragons. The Ascension revealed that they joined Stardust because they knew they would find success under his guidance. Stardust's reasoning for joining forces with the tag team was because he wanted to revitalize them so they could dominate WWE together.
The Ascension brought back their old NXT theme music before the match- and they got rid of the new gear, but kept the facepaint. The ending came when The Ascension distracted the referee, allowing Stardust to strike with a low blow to Neville. After that, The Ascension hit Neville with the Fall of Man, and Viktor pinned him to get the win for the team.
Ryback was asked what he would do to defeat Kevin Owens tonight. Ryback admitted that Owens is dangerous, but so was The Big Guy- and his reign wasn't going to end tonight as Owens claims it will. Ryback went to continue speaking, but he was interrupted by an angry Rusev. The two men began to stare down, as Rae tried to calm Rusev down- as the pair walked off.
Match 5. Ryback def. Kevin Owens via DQ to retain the Intercontinental Championship
The Authority felt that Owens had earned the right to compete for the ICT Championship following his string of wins over Cesaro. Owens & Ryback would constantly exchange shots against each other during the build-up, with both men claiming to be better than the other.
The finish for this match came as Ryback had the upper hand- as he was seconds away from nailing Owens with the Meathook Clothesline, but from out of nowhere- Rusev interfered and nailed Ryback with a kick to the face. Rusev locked Ryback in The Accolade, and kept the move locked in until officials had to stop Rusev.
Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns & Randy Orton discussed their match against The Wyatts. Ambrose talked about how The Wyatts took a step too far when they took out The Viper. Orton said that he wouldn't let The Wyatts get away with their brutal attack on him. Reigns said that tonight? Roman Reigns, 'The Crazy Guy' (Ambrose then looked at Reigns funny) & The Viper would knock The Wyatts down tonight.
Match 6. The Wyatt Family def. Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns & Randy Orton
As Ambrose & Reigns hunted for a tag team partner, their discussion with Orton led to The Wyatts attacking Orton. The Wyatts also attacked Jimmy Uso making things more personal for Reigns. After that, it was a no-brainer. The Viper wasn't going to let The Wyatts get away with their attack without a fight.
The ending of this match came when Ambrose was choked out by Braun Strowman- leading to Strowman pinning Ambrose for the win.
Team Bella talked about how Nikki Bella officially broke the record, and how she was the most dominant Diva in WWE history. Nikki said that Charlotte had nothing on her. She proved it on Monday night, and she would do it again tonight.
Match 7. Charlotte def. Nikki Bella to win the Divas Championship
Charlotte faced Nikki Bella on Raw in an attempt to prevent Nikki from breaking the record- and she was about to as she had Bella locked in a Figure-8, but Team Bella got involved leading to Charlotte getting the win via DQ. This led to Team Bella having a 'Bellabration' on Smackdown as Nikki broke the record, but PCB interrupted- as Charlotte announced that she would have a rematch before talking about how it was her dream to win the Divas Championship, and she will fulfill that dream at NOC.
Team Bella attempted to interfere in this match, but that was until PCB made the save. Charlotte hit Nicki with the Natural Selection, before covering her to become the new champion! After the match, Ric Flair came out to celebrate with Charlotte.
The cameras showed Team BAD watching Charlotte celebrate her win. Renee approached them, as she asked them how they felt seeing Charlotte win the title. Sasha went to speak- but Naomi cut in as Sasha rolled her eyes. Naomi said that Charlotte's title reign wouldn't even last long, and this Divas Revolution will truly start- when Team BAD have the Divas Championship.
The commentators hyped up everything that had happened tonight, and also hyped up the next PPV- No Mercy which would take place October 26th!
Match 8. Seth Rollins def. Sting to retain WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Rollins & Sting had a confrontation on Raw, as Rollins was angry about what Sting did to his statue- he let Sting know about it. Sting didn't care- because the only thing on his mind was that title, and he was going to take it away from Rollins, and put an end to The Authority. Rollins attempted to blind side Sting from behind- but Sting fought back, leading to Sting locking Rollins in the Scorpion Death Lock but Rollins managed to escape as Sting stood tall.
The match finished when Rollins went for a Clothesline but Sting ducked, as Rollins accidentally hit the referee. The two men turned around, and began to trade shots until Sheamus' music hit! Sheamus rushed down the ring with his briefcase, as the two men looked on- and Sheamus raised his briefcase in the ring. He pointed at Rollins, and began to trash talk- until he hit Sting with a Brogue Kick! Rollins then screamed at Sheamus, however Sheamus left the ring and stood on the ramp. Rollins then took advantage, and he picked the referee up- before covering Sting and getting the win. Rollins celebrated with his title, as he had a staredown with Sheamus as The Celtic Warrior stood on the ramp holding his briefcase.