The Results

  • The Ascension and Stardust def. Neville and The Lucha Dragons via Pinfall

The match started off fast paced, and was able to carry that momentum to the end. A great way to start the show off. Grade – B-

  • Kevin Owens def. Ryback via Pinfall

It was interesting seeing the difference in wrestling styles between the two. Ryback, mostly known to be a power wrestler, was able to adapt to Owen’s unorthodox ring work and deliver an incredible match. In the end, Owens scored the win and is now the new Intercontinental champion. Grade- B+

  • Dolph Ziggler def. Rusev via Pinfall

Ziggler’s selling in this match was so good, it almost crossed the line in to overselling. For the match itself, it complimented their feud perfectly with an stellar performance from both men. Rusev’s selling of Ziggler’s DDT alone was a enough to steal the show. The only negative side of the match was the cinematography. Night of Champions suffered with cameramen catching moves in the wrong angles and exposing how much certain blows were not connecting. Unfortunately, this match suffered the most from it. But with that aside, Ziggler and Rusev gave the fans their best match in their feud so far. Grade B+

  • The Dudley Boyz def. New Day via DQ

The Dudley Boyz looked just as dominant as they did ten years ago in the WWE. The match felt like it was more of a throwback to a different era of tag team action. And of course, New Day delivered in fast action with outside the ring antics like usual. The match ended in an disqualification, but this feud is clearly going to continue. So It’s given that The Dudley Boyz will capture tag team gold once again in the future.

  • Charlotte def. Nikki Bella via Submission

Let’s be honest about how awful this match was. Nikki Bella looked great in the ring. But that was mostly because Charlotte was limited in what she was allowed to do against her. The match was very one sided, and consisted of Nikki controlling the match convincingly with a little technical wrestling. But the lack of offense from Charlotte before eventually getting the win hurt the match more than it helped make Nikki look strong. The match could have been so much better than it was if it would have been choreographed differently and allowed more of a back and forward battle between the two. Grade- C

  • The Wyatt Family def. Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Chris Jericho via Submission

A great match between both teams. And a reminder that sometimes the heels win regardless of how much effort the faces put in against them. Really great storytelling and booking with this feud. Grade- B+

  • John Cena def. Seth Rollins via Pinfall

Seth Rollins brought his A game, but it was obvious he wasn’t going to leave with the US Title. Another great match between the two, and a great way to lead in to the main event with Cena delivering an AA outside of the ring to a fleeing Rollins.

  • Seth Rollins def. Sting via Pinfall

*Match of the Night*

Seth Rollins didn’t face Sting at Night of Champions. Seth Rollins faced The Icon from WCW! The Stinger moved like he was young again! But unfortunately, there have been reports that he suffered an injury during the match. People are suspecting that it happened when he took a powerbomb to the corner, but Sting also took a nasty bump through a commentary table. There was a lot of great storytelling involved in the match. The build up promos set up the idea of the future of WWE standing in the way of a legend winning the only prize he has never held in his career. And while Sting was unable to capture the gold, he was able to show that he can still go in the ring. Grade – A

Night of Champions delivered great matches, and remained entertaining from beginning to end. And at the end of the night, that is all fans can hope for. A great show from WWE.