Review of WWE’s Night of Champions pay Per View:
Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston – A great opening match by two rising stars in the WWE. Both wrestlers used the sleeper hold, something I haven’t seen in a long time. Ziggler applied the Zig Zag to retain his Intercontinental title.
Big Show vs. CM Punk – Punk dominated most of the match put one single blow from the Big Show’s right hand spelled the end for CM Punk.
United States Champion The Miz vs. Daniel Bryan – Awesome match (pun intended!). The Miz has come a long way in a couple of years (just change the name to something that sounds more threatening please). And just when it looked like the Miz was going to pin Daniel Bryan with a roll-up, Bryan reverses it into a crossface and the Miz taps out. New US Champion – Daniel Bryan.
Divas and Women’s Championship Unification Lumberjill Match – Lumberjill? Michele McCool pins Melina with a boot to the face to become the new unified Women’s champion.
World Heavyweight Champion Kane vs. The Undertaker (No Holds Barred Match) – Not wasting anytime, The Undertaker attacked Kane as he was coming to the ring. The two combatants fought on the ramp and at ringside for the first several minutes. After a brief advantage, Kane pummeled the Undertaker by throwing him into the steel steps and hitting him with the World title belt. Except for a few brief flurries, Kane dominated this match. The Undertaker was able to hit a choke slam but when he went for the win with a tombstone piledriver, Kane reversed it into one of his own and the victory. A shocking outcome.
Tag Team Turmoil – this match was not announced on the official card, proving yet again how little the WWE views tag team wrestling. We start off with the harts vs. the Uso’s. The Uso’s win the match.. The next tag team out to the ring is Vladimir Kozlov and Santino Marella. They are quickly eliminated. Next out are mark Henry and Evan Bourne who defeat the Uso’s with Bourne’s 5 star splash. Lastly are Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre who defeat Henry/Bourne to become the new tag team champions. Ho-hum.
WWE Championship Six Pack Elimination Challenge – Jericho is eliminated quickly by the RKO. Edge and Sheamus then worked together to pummelthe other contestants but Cena recovered and eliminated Edge with the AA. The Nexus hit the ring and distracted Cena long enough for Wade Barrett to pin Cena. The Nexus then cornered Orton in the ring but Cena used a chair to even the odds and Orton eliminated Barrett with an RKO. Sheamus used the distraction to connect with a kick to Orton’s head but Orton kicked out. Sheamus then attempted a razor’s edge like move but Orton reversed it into an RKO for the win! New WWE Champion Randy Orton.