The WWE presents their latest pay-per-view, Night of Champions, on Sunday night Sept. 16. The event is the one annual show where all the champions defend their titles on the card, from the prestigious world titles all the way down to the secondary and women’s titles. Here is what fans can expect from this latest WWE card.
There is one non-title match on the card, which pits Money in the Bank briefcase holder Dolph Ziggler against Randy Orton. The match seems to be an odd addition to a PPV about championship defenses, but that might be because they plan on having Ziggler cash his title shot in on this show, and this match gives him the reason to be at the event. Plus, if Orton wins then he can demand a title shot if Ziggler does win it.
There is a Diva’s title match between Layla and Kaitlyn.
Moving on, United States Champion Antonio Cesaro defends his title against the winner of a battle royal that takes place on the preshow. The former Ring of Honor King of Wrestling will defend his belt against a mystery opponent, and since his push has not been that great, this might be a good bet for a title change.
The Intercontinental title is on the line in a Fatal Four-Way with champion Miz defending against Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara and Cody Rhodes. Rhodes seems more interested in taking masks off Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara to be a serious contender and there is a chance Sin Cara turns on Rey in this match, allowing The Miz to walk out as the winner.
R-Truth and Kofi Kingston defend their tag team titles against Daniel Bryan and Kane. The original thought was that the Prime Time Players would win the titles here, but they ended up out of the match, with the mismatched team of Bryan and Kane replacing them. The WWE loves comedy, so expect Kane and Bryan to win here.
In the first of the two main event matches, Sheamus defends his World Championship against Albert Del Rio again. There is a good chance that Dolph Ziggler cashes in after this match, and that could mean Del Rio wins, gets his head kicked off by Sheamus and Ziggler sneaks in for the immediate win, making Del Rio’s title reign one of the shortest ever.
The main event is CM Punk defending his WWE Championship against John Cena. Cena said the only way Punk is legitimate is to beat him here, which makes the first three times Punk beat him not mean anything. This is not the right time for John Cena to win the title though, because that would kill CM Punk’s momentum and he is the hottest bad guy in the WWE.
The WWE Night of Champions airs Sunday night, Sept. 16, at 8:00 p.m. ET on pay-per-view.