|WWE Night of Champions 2014 Results|
Who will win? When the time comes, check out the live coverage of the 2014 Night of Champions pay-per-view with results and review here.
You can check out my predictions here with the spoilers of all these matches and more.
On the panel for this evening, we have Renee Young, Booker T, Big Show, and Alex Riley.
The Peep Show with special guest Chris Jericho
Here's your kickoff pre-show, everyone. The crowd doesn't really give a shit to start off with. Maybe it's the acoustics, as it doesn't sound like anyone is really cheering for Jericho either. They joke about which one was the leader of their old tag team. Then, we're treated to a recap of what Orton did on Raw. This definitely feels like it should be a segment on Raw (and a lackluster one at that). Orton gets on the TitanTron and equates the two of them to Terrance and Phillip or Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Jericho says he'll beat Orton later.
Wow. That was the pre-show...a promo that would have been a boring Raw segment. This pay-per-view is off to a terrible start.
WWE Tag Team Championship: The Usos (c) vs. Goldust & Stardust
Standard back-and-forth action with nothing really to talk about. I thought the energy would be higher for this, especially with it being right out of the gate. Stardust hooks Jey Uso in the ropes and starts slapping him with his glove. Uso goes for a splash and Stardust puts his knees up. He capitalizes and rolls him up for the win.
WINNERS (and new WWE Tag Team champions): Stardust & Goldust via pinfall
We've seen so much better from both of these teams and this just wasn't that great. It didn't help at all that the lead-in to this was pointless, so the energy wasn't really there. It also didn't help that it ended with a roll-up of all things.
* Coverage Note: If the ppv continues to be as boring as it has been so far, this won't end up being the most descriptive live results that we've ever done here. My interest in waning by the minute and I don't think anyone else really cares for the most part, either. That includes people on WWE Creative and in the audience. *
United States Championship: Sheamus (c) vs. Cesaro
Zzzzzz....yup. To quote Drew White, "this is a match". There's a few blows exchanged with some uppercuts and whatnot, but nothing to take note of. Sheamus eventually hits a Brogue Kick for the win.
WINNER: Sheamus via pinfall
Pass. Not only does this continue to hurt Cesaro, but it does nothing to really help Sheamus and this match wasn't entertaining enough to help this pay-per-view out, either.
Backstage, Big Show pumps Mark Henry and gives him an American flag themed ring attire.
Some country band Florida Georgia Line is joining the commentary team. As if this event couldn't have gotten worse, you have to add country music into the mix. (Note: I hate country music culture) "We're doing the honor the troops thing in December". They can't even get the name right.
Intercontinental Championship: Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. The Miz
So instead of talking about this match, we're promoting some country album. Why is this different from an episode of Raw??? Way to help the prestige of the Intercontinental Championship and show that you give a shit about it. We're now in our typical part of the match where the celebrities embarrass a heel (Sandow). Miz puts Dolph in a Figure 4. Dolph struggles, but eventually reaches the ropes. Ziggler hits a Fameasser for a two-count and continues selling his leg injury from the Figure 4. Sandow interferes. Miz rolls Ziggler up and wins the title.
WINNER (and new Intercontinental champion): The Miz via pinfall
Yeaaah...fuck this pay-per-view. Another roll-up title win? A match that WWE doesn't care about? Florida Georgia Line looks more important to WWE than this title right now.
Seth Rollins comes out and demands a 10-count forfeit victory like he's done before, since Roman Reigns can't compete. He issues an open challenge to anyone in the locker room. Dean Ambrose accepts the challenge, coming up in a taxi from the back. (Does that technically count, seeing as how he wasn't in the locker room at the time? Deal with my stupid jokes, I'm bored.)
Ambrose goes right after Rollins and they begin brawling through the crowd. Triple H brings security out to stop Ambrose. He escapes and continues going after Rollins. When he gets a chair, security takes him down and zip-ties him and hauls him off to the back.
Mark Henry vs. Rusev
Lilian Garcia sings the national anthem. Stalling for more time. Rusev gets no national anthem, but he's still swatting at those bees with his flag. The story of this match seems to be that Henry isn't strong enough to pick Rusev up, for some reason. #Logic for the World's Strongest Man who has picked up significantly bigger men in the past. I'm not surprised, given the way this event has gone so far. Rusev wins with the Accolade, per usual.
WINNER: Rusev via submission
Remember that excitement that built up when Ambrose came back? Yeah...this match killed it.
Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton
Well, just as the Intercontinental Championship match had more commentary about Florida Georgia Line than the match itself, this one seems to be more about Mountain Dew. Good lord, WWE. Headlocks and standard moves but again....as much of a broken record as I sound....nothing is important, none of this matters, and people aren't even going to remember that this match was on the card by Survivor Series. Jericho jumps off the rope and gets an RKO.
WINNER: Randy Orton via pinfall
One of the better matches of the night. It's a shame it's just entirely pointless in the end.
Backstage, Brie Bella endorses AJ Lee and Paige to win the match so long as Nikki doesn't.
WWE Divas Championship: Paige (c) vs. AJ Lee vs. Nikki Bella
Actually, so far, this match isn't so bad. "Why don't you love me?!" from Paige made me laugh and they're balancing out the triple threat concept pretty decently. There's a nice superplex/powerbomb spot (Nikki as the base in the powerbomb, Paige superplexing AJ Lee). Nikki hits the Rack Attack, but AJ breaks up the pin. AJ locks in the Black Widow and Paige taps out.
WINNER (and new Divas champion): AJ Lee via submission
This was actually good and the ending was surprising. Nice work!
WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Brock Lesnar (c) vs. John Cena
Right off the bat, Cena takes charge and hits an Attitude Adjustment for a one-count. Lesnar quickly puts Cena in a Kimura Lock. Lesnar loves his German suplexes. They're definitely making Cena seem like a more viable threat this time around, which is good. Cena hits another random Attitude Adjustment for a two-count. Cena locks in the STF. Lesnar reverses into the Kimura Lock. Cena breaks out and hits another Attitude Adjustment, then goes for the STF again. Cena hits a fourth Attitude Adjustment and then Seth Rollins comes in and interferes, hitting Cena with the briefcase.
WINNER: John Cena via disqualification
Lame ending to a good match.
Rollins hits the curb stomp on Lesnar and says he's cashing in. Cena attacks Rollins before the bell rings. Lesnar then hits Cena with an F5. Typical Raw ending. Oh wait, this was a ppv?
1. Ambrose returns
2. Divas Championship
3. Brief cash-in tease was interesting
1. Florida Georgia Line
2. Pointless Peep Show
3. Rusev wins. Again. Nobody cares. Mark Henry should have used a roll-up.
Reasoning: Top to bottom, this was a terrible, terrible pay-per-view. The build was garbage and the end result was just as bad, which isn't surprising. WWE should be ashamed that this was put forth as a reason to buy tne network when they put little to no effort into it and spent time hocking Florida Georgia Line and Mountain Dew but couldn't spend 5 minutes thinking of something fresh to put out here. This was nothing but rematches and concepts that we've seen before with a bunch of roll-ups (seriously, count how many are on this event). It started with a pointless Peep Show and it just continued to suck and cover no ground that wasn't already established.
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