Night of Champions review

There is no denying that the weeks leading to the Night of Champions proved that the WWE can put together a strong build in the absence of John Cena. Even though the long time face of the company may be sidelined due to injury, at least for now, Randy Orton chipped in and filled the void. On Sunday 15th September, the WWE presented the Night of Champions, an event that was broadcast live from Joe Luis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. Even though Randy Orton was tipped to triumph, the biggest shock of the night was when Daniel Brayn was announced the winner in a perfect yet challenging bout.

In the World heavyweight Category, Champion Alberto Del Rio will square it out with Rob Van Dam. In a non-title match in early August, RVD beat Del Rio after the interference from Ricardo Rodriguez backfired. Del Rio was upset about the match that he attacked his personal ring announcer. A few weeks later, RVD once again walked out victorious in another non-title match. This time round, it was Ricardo who purposely caused Del Rio the match. The only logical way the title can change hands is when Van Dam gets some help from Rodriguez.

The other match that is likely to go down the wire is the one pitting Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler. This is one match that will prove as a show-stealing potential. It will pit two superstars with immense talent out to show exactly why both have a bright future. Ziggler, however, has not been able to capitalize on his Money in The Bank matches, losing the World Heavyweight Title as well. However, he has since slid back, managing a number of wins. As such, it is only a matter of time before he gets up on his right foot again. Winning the title wouldn’t add much value to him anyway, as it doesn’t make sense to take the belt from Ambrose. This leaves Ambrose with everything to fight for.

The other feature that is also likely to steal the show is the Handicap Elimination Match between CM Punk and Intercontinental champion Cutis Axel and Paul Heyman. It starts as a 2-on-1 match where each member of Heyman’s team must tag in order to remain legal in the match. In the event that a member of the event loses, then it becomes a one-on-one match. CM Punk was in Heyman’s team before their relationship went sour. Since then, Punk hasn’t been able to win any Money in the Bank match, thanks to dirty tricks from his former manager.

In the Divas Championship category, the most anticipated match is between current champion AJ Lee versus Natalya Versus Brie Bella versus Naomi. The rules of the match dictate that the first diva to force her opponent to submit or score a pin fall will be crowned the champion. During a recent show, AJ insulted all Total Divas stars, something that could make this match a flaring one. This is one of the few Night of Champions matches that can go either way.