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411’s WWE Night of Champions 2015 Report 09.20.15

September 20, 2015 | Posted by Scott Slimmer

Welcome to 411’s WWE Night of Champions 2015 Report. We are LIVE in beautiful Houston, Texas.

During the Kickoff Show, Sheamus reveals that he’s learned Seth Rollins will defend the United States Championship and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in back-to-back matches tonight. And if by some chance Seth is able to win both of those matches, he won’t be in any shape to stop Sheamus from cashing in Money in the Bank and becoming the NEW WWE World Heavyweight Champion.


Kickoff Show Match
Neville & The Lucha Dragons vs. The Cosmic Wasteland
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Sin Cara and Konnor start the match. Konnor charges Sin Cara in the corner but eats a back elbow shot. Sin Cara hits a springboard arm drag followed by springboard back elbow shot before making the tag to Kalisto. Stardust gets the tag from Konnor and traps Kalisto in the corner. Viktor gets the quick tag, continues the beat down, and makes the quick tag to Konnor. Konnor works over Kalisto in the corner and makes the quick tag to Stardust. Kalisto regains control with a head scissors takedown, and all six men rush into the ring. The Cosmic Wasteland are sent to the outside, and the Lucha Dragons hit stereo suicide dives as Neville hits an Asai Moonsault. We head to a commercial with Neville and the Lucha Dragons in firm control of the match. We return from the break to find Kalisto and Stardust in the ring. Stardust muscles Kalisto to the corner. Kalisto hits an atomic drop, but Viktor still gets the blind tag. Viktor rushes into the ring and levels Kalisto with a shoulder tackle. Viktor slams Kalisto into the corner and makes the tag to Konnor. Konnor slams Kalisto and makes the quick tag to Stardust. Stardust delivers a double knee shot to the back and wrenches the arm. Kalisto fights back with a snap mare takedown, but Stardust makes the tag to Konnor. Konnor cheap shot Sin Cara off the apron and makes the tag to Viktor. Viktor heads up top and goes for a second rope powerbomb, but Kalisto counters into a second rope hurricanrana. Stardust gets the tag as Kalisto FINALLY makes the tag to Neville. Neville hits a springboard drop kick to Konnor and lands a volley of kicks to Stardust. Neville lands a pair of running forearm shots in the corner and follows up with the Red Arrow, but Konnor makes the save. Sin Cara tosses Konnor out of the ring and hits a suicide dive to the outside. Stardust misses the Beautiful Disaster and eats a kick from Neville. Neville heads up top, but Viktor prevents him from hitting the Red Arrow. Stardust hits the Queen’s Crossbow and gets the three count.

Match Result: Stardust defeats Neville with the Queen’s Crossbow.
Match Length: 9:49
Slimmer’s Rating: **½


Intercontinental Championship Match
Ryback (Champion) vs. Kevin Owens
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Owens takes the fight to Ryback to start, but Ryback drops Owens with a running shoulder tackle. Ryback presses Owens and tosses him over the top rope to the outside. Ryback follows Owens to the outside, chops the chest, and rolls him back into the ring. Ryback climbs up onto the ring apron, but Owens slams Ryback shoulder-first into the ring post. Ryback tumbles to the floor with Owens in pursuit. Owens slams Ryback into the barricade, rolls him back into the ring, and makes the cover for a two count. Owens wraps Ryback’s arms around the top rope and wrenches on it. Owens drops the injured arm onto his chest and makes the cover for another two count. Owens hits a hammer lock / side Russian leg sweep combo onto the injured arm. Owens whips Ryback to the ropes, but Ryback catches him with a clothesline on the rebound. Ryback hits a running shoulder tackle (with the injured shoulder) and follows up with a scoop slam for a two count. Ryback sets up for a powerbomb, but Owens counters into a back body drop. Ryback charges at Owens but eats a side kick to the gut. Owens makes the cover but only gets a two count. Ryback hits the ropes and levels Owens with another clothesline. Ryback goes for Shell Shocked, but the injured shoulder can’t hold Owens. Owens again rams Ryback’s shoulder into the ring post and locks in an arm bar in the middle of the ring, but Ryback gets his feet under him and slams Owens. Ryback again goes for Shell Shocked, but Owens rakes the eyes to counter and rolls up Ryback for the three count.

Match Result: Kevin Owens defeats Ryback with an eye rake and a quick roll-up pin.
Match Length: 9:34
Slimmer’s Rating: **¾


Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev w/ Summer Rae
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Rusev whips Ziggler to the ropes and goes for a slam, but Ziggler floats over and gets a quick roll-up for a one count. Rusev rolls to the outside to catch a breather but soon charges back into the ring. Rusev locks in an arm-and-chin lock, but Ziggler drops to the mat to break the hold. Ziggler catches Rusev in the sleeper hold, but Rusev tosses him away and lands a super kick. Rusev stomps on Ziggler, so Ziggler rolls to the apron to create distance. Ziggler gets back to his feet, but Rusev knocks him off the apron and right into the barricade. Rusev retrieves Ziggler from the outside and slams him in the middle of the ring. Rusev again slams Ziggler and chokes him against the second turnbuckle. Rusev whips Ziggler to the corner, but Ziggler catches him with a roll-up on the rebound. Rusev locks in a sleeper hold of his own on the mat, but Ziggler fights back to his feet. Rusev catapults Ziggler to the corner, and Ziggler’s head slams into the top turnbuckle. “We want Lana! We want Lana! We want Lana!” Rusev goes for another slam, but Ziggler floats over and counters into a scoop slam of his own. Ziggler hits a pair of clotheslines and follows up with a neck breaker. Ziggler drops an elbow and gets a one count. Ziggler flies at Rusev, but Rusev catches him with a spinning side slam for a two count. Rusev presses Ziggler, but Ziggler again rolls him up for a two count. Ziggler goes for the Fameasser, but Rusev counters and heaves him into the corner. Ziggler charges Rusev and successfully hits the Fameasser but only gets a two count. Ziggler heads up top, but Rusev knocks him back down to the mat. Rusev hits a roundhouse kick to the back and gets a two count of his own. Ziggler ducks a super kick and locks in the sleeper hold. Rusev slams Ziggler into the corner to break the hold, but Ziggler hits a vicious running DDT for yet another two count. Ziggler goes for a super kick, but Rusev catches the leg. Rusev lands a side kick but only gets a looong two count. Rusev celebrates, but the referee tries to explain that it was only a two count. Rusev stomps on the back and tries to lock in the Accolade, but Ziggler breaks free and connects with a super kick for a two count. Summer Rae climbs up onto the apron and starts bouncing on the bottom rope. Rusev shoves Ziggler into the ropes, causing Summer Rae to tumble into the ring. The referee bans Summer from ringside, and Summer starts throwing a tantrum. Summer throws her shoe in rage, but it accidentally hits Rusev. That distraction gives Ziggler the chance he needs to hit the Zig Zag and get the three count.

Match Result: Dolph Ziggler defeats Rusev with the Zig Zag.
Match Length: 13:40
Slimmer’s Rating: ***¼


WWE Tag Team Championship Match
The New Day (Champions) vs. The Dudley Boyz
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It’s D-Von and Kingston to start the match. Kingston gets a rear waist lock, but D-Von gets the standing switch. Kingston breaks free and locks in a standing head lock followed by a hammer lock. Kingston slaps D-Von on the back of the head, and that was probably a poor life decision. D-Von muscles Kingston to the corner and stomps him down to the mat. D-Von makes tag to Bubba as New Day head to the outside to catch a breather. Big E gets the tag from Kingston and stares down Bubba in the middle of the ring. Big E catches Bubba in a side head lock, but Bubba counters into a back suplex. D-Von gets the tag, and the Dudleys hits a double team shoulder tackle followed by a double team elbow drop. Bubba gets the quick tag as Big E heads up top, but Bubba follows him up and hits a thunderous superplex for a two count. Big E creates enough distance to make the tag to Kingston. Kingston traps Bubba in the corner, and Kingston and Big E trade rapid fire tags while working over Bubba in the corner. Kingston ends up as the legal man and drops Bubba with a knee to the face. Bubba rolls to the apron, but Big E gets the tag and splashes Bubba on the apron. Bubba gets back to his feet and hits the ropes, but Big E connects with a back elbow shot. Meanwhile, Xavier Woods is playing the theme song from Rock on the trombone at ringside. That man is phenomenal. Kingston gets the tag and goes for a springboard splash, but Bubba catches him and counters into a Bubba Bomb. D-Von gets the hot tag and goes to work on Kingston. D-Von knocks Big E off the ring apron and lands a Thesz press on Kingston. D-Von hits a diving head butt and a splash in the corner. Bubba gets the tag as Big E rushes into the ring. Bubba and D-Von hit Big E with a back suplex / neck breaker combo and follow up with a 3D to Kingston. Bubba makes the cover, but Woods rushes into the ring and stomps on Bubba to get the disqualification. The Dudley Boyz win the match, but New Day retain the titles. After the match, New Day set up a table in the middle of the ring, but Bubba and D-Von fight back. Kingston and Big E get tossed out of the ring, and Woods eats a 3D through the table.

Match Result: The Dudley Boyz defeat New Day via disqualification.
Match Length: 9:54
Slimmer’s Rating: ***¼


Divas Championship Match
Nikki Bella (Champion) w/ Brie Bella and Alicia Fox vs. Charlotte w/ Paige and Becky Lynch
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Nikki rolls to the outside as soon as the bell rings and strategizes with Team Bella. Nikki rolls back into the ring and knocks Charlotte of the ring apron. Charlotte may have tweaked her knee when she landed on the outside. Charlotte rolls back into the ring, and Nikki catches her with a suplex. Nikki positioned herself so that Charlotte’s injured knee would land on the bottom rope during the suplex. Nikki rolls Charlotte to the apron, heads out of the ring, and hits a modified Dragon Screw off the apron. Nikki pulls Charlotte back into the ring, positions the injured leg on the second rope, and drives a knee into the injured knee. Nikki slams the injured knee into the mat two times, but Charlotte manages to land a forearm to the face. Nikki wrenches the knee and twists it around her own leg. Nikki hits another suplex, again driving Charlotte’s injured knee into the bottom rope. Nikki wraps the injured leg around the bottom rope and relentlessly wrenches on it. Nikki stomps on the injured knee, but Charlotte catches her in a crucifix pin for a quick two count. Nikki logs in a single-leg crab and then slams the knee into the mat. Charlotte tries to get to her feet, but Nikki twists the leg back down to the mat. Charlotte gets to her feet, but Nikki hits a diving chop block from the second rope. Nikki pulls Charlotte to the apron and slams the injured knee into the ring post. Nikki locks in the Figure Four Leg Lock around the ring post before rolling back into the ring. Nikki covers Charlotte but only gets a two count. Nikki goes back to the single-leg crab. Brie and Alicia pull the ropes to prevent Charlotte from breaking the hold, but Paige and Becky make the save. Charlotte finally gets back to her feet and lands a series of chops. Charlotte hits a neck breaker and a big boot with her good leg. Charlotte goes for a back slide, but Nikki kicks the knee from behind. Nikki starts punching the leg and again suplexes Charlotte’s leg into the ropes. Nikki hits a clothesline in the corner and gets another two count. Nikki goes for a diving fist drop from the second rope, but Charlotte counters with a mid-air spear. Charlotte locks in the Figure Eight Leg Lock, and Nikki has no choice but to tap. After the match, Charlotte celebrates in the ring with Paige, Becky, and her father.

Match Result: Charlotte defeats Nikki Bella with the Figure Eight Leg Lock.
Match Length: 12:43
Slimmer’s Rating: ***


Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, & Chris Jericho vs. The Wyatt Family
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A fan rushes into the ring to join Reigns and Ambrose, but he evidently isn’t their mystery tag team partner. Security quickly removes the fan from ringside as the real mystery partner is revealed… CHRIS JERICHO! Ambrose and Harper start the match. Harper whips Ambrose to the ropes, but Ambrose ducks a clothesline and makes the quick tag to Reigns. Reigns wrenches the arm and makes the quick tag to Jericho. Reigns holds Harper as Jericho heads up top and connects with a double ax-handle shot. Jericho goes for the Walls of Jericho, but Harper flips him away. Reigns gets the tag, but Harper makes the tag to Strowman. Reigns slugs it out with Strowman and makes the tag to Ambrose. Reigns and Ambrose charges Strowman, but Strowman drops them both with a double shoulder tackle. Jericho flies at Strowman, but Strowman catches him in mid-air and launches him to Reigns and Ambrose on the outside. Strowman heads to the outside and launches Ambrose back into the ring. Strowman connects with a low big boot and makes the tag to Wyatt. Wyatt slaps Ambrose but eats a big boot in the corner. Ambrose hits a neck breaker and makes the tag to Reigns as Wyatt makes the tag to Harper. Reigns hits a Samoan Drop followed by a suplex and a sit-out powerbomb for a two count. Reigns hits a volley of short clotheslines in the corner and finished with an uppercut that sends Harper tumbling out of the ring. Reigns hits the ropes, but Strowman cheap shots him from the apron. Harper charges back into the ring and hits a side kick before making the tag to Wyatt. Wyatt levels Reigns and makes the quick tag to Strowman. Strowman slams Reigns and shoves him back into the corner. Harper gest the tag, rolls Reigns out of the ring, and makes the quick tag to Wyatt. Wyatt holds Reigns on the outside as Harper hits a suicide dive. Wyatt hits a running senton on the outside before rolling Reigns back into the ring. Wyatt makes the cover but only gets a two count. Reigns finally gets back to his feet and hits a back elbow shot before making the hot tag to Jericho. Jericho hits Wyatt with the running bulldog and locks in the Walls of Jericho, but Harper makes the save. Ambrose gets the tag and kicks Harper out of the ring. Ambrose goes for Dirty Deeds, but Wyatt counters into an uppercut. Wyatt makes the tag to Strowman as Ambrose makes the tag to Reigns. Reigns hits the Superman punch but doesn’t drop Strowman. Reigns hits a second Superman punch, and Ambrose flies of the top rope to finally take him off his feet. Reigns spears Strowman, but Jericho makes the blind tag from behind. Jericho hits the Lionsault but only gets a two count. Strowman hits the over-the-shoulder flip facebuster and locks in a beastly bear hug. Jericho fades, and the referee has no choice but to call for the bell. Reigns and Ambrose head into the ring to confront Jericho after the match, but Jericho simply brushes them aside as he heads to the back.

Match Result: Braun Strowman defeats Chris Jericho with a bear hug.
Match Length: 13:04
Slimmer’s Rating: ***¾


United States Championship Match
Seth Rollins (Champion) vs. John Cena
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Cena and Rollins circle each other to start. Cena peppers Rollins with a volley of punches and slams his head into the top turnbuckle. Rollins heads up top and hits a blockbuster. Rollins locks in a sleeper hold and takes Cena up top. Rollins ties up Cena in the tree of woe and hits a top rope double stomp to the chest. Rollins stomps on Cena in the corner, but Cena catches him with a quick roll-up for a two count. Rollins hits a running forearm shot in the corner and goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle, but Cena springs to his feet and counter with a shoulder block. Cena hits the Protobomb, much to the dismay of the crowd. Cena sets up for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but eats a kick to the face. Rollins goes for the Pedigree, but Cena counters into a second Protobomb. Cena hits the flipping sunset slip but only gets a two count. Rollins heads up top, but Cena follows him to the top. Rollins flips over and goes for a sunset flip buckle bomb, but Cena counters into a hurricanrana. Rollins goes for a running cross body, but Cena catches and goes for the Attitude Adjustment, and Rollins flips over and connects with a super kick for a two count. Cena rolls to the apron and gets to his feet, but Rollins knocks him down to the floor. Rollins flies to the outside and takes out Cena. Rollins rolls Cena back into the ring and heads up top. Rollins goes for the frog splash, but Cena rolls out of the way. Rollins eats a back elbow shot in the corner, and Cena hits a tornado DDT for a two count. Cena heads up top, but Rollins follows him up and hits a float-over superplex into a vertical suplex for a two count. Rollins heads for Cena, but Cena catches him in the STF. Rollins makes it to the ropes to break the hold and then counters an Attitude Adjustment into a buckle bomb for a two count. Rollins goes for the Attitude Adjustment, but Cena counters into an inverted suplex. Cena heads up top and hits the diving leg drop. Cena hits the Attitude Adjustment and gets the three count. Rollins tries to flee with his WWE World Heavyweight Championship after the match, but Cena hits him with an Attitude Adjustment on the ramp to prevent his escape. Cena rolls Rollins back into the ring and heads to the back.

Match Result: John Cena defeats Seth Rollins with the Attitude Adjustment.
Match Length: 16:07
Slimmer’s Rating: ****¼


WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Seth Rollins (Champion) vs. Sting
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Rollins is barely conscious after his match with Cena and the Attitude Adjustment on the ramp. Sting splashes Rollins in the corner as soon as the match begins. Sting goes for the Scorpion Deathlock, but Rollins escapes and drops Sting neck-first onto the top rope. Rollins rolls to the outside, but Sting follows him. Sting whips Rollins into the ring steps and chases him back into the ring. Sting clotheslines Rollins over the top rope to the outside and then whips him into the barricade. Sting rolls Rollins back into the, and Rollins unsuccessfully tries to beg off. Sting again whips Rollins to the outside and pulls him up onto the announce table. Sting pulls Rollins to his feet on the table, but Rollins shoves him backwards through the Spanish announce table. Sting is down and out after going through the table, and Rollins scoop slams Sting right onto the broken table. Rollins rolls Sting back into the ring and goes for the cover, but Sting kicks out at two. Rollins hits a neck breaker for another two count. Rollins hits a running forearm shot in the corner and a sit-out slam for another two count. Sting lands an uppercut, but Rollins answers with a buckle bomb for yet another two count. Rollins goes for the Pedigree, but Sting back body drops him onto the ring apron. Rollins tries to springboard back into the ring, but Sting shoves him of the top rope, causing him to fly out onto the barricade. Rollins returns to the ring but eats a clothesline from Sting. Sting hits two Stinger Splashes in the corner and clotheslines Rollins to the outside. Sting heads up top and hits a diving crossbody to Rollins on the outside. Sting rolls Rollins back into the ring and hits the Scorpion Death Drop. Sting makes the cover, but Rollins gets his foot on the ropes. Sting hits another Stinger Splash in the corner and goes to work with mounted punches, but Rollins counters into a buckle bomb in the opposite corner. Rollins lands a kidney kick, whips Sting to the ropes, and goes for a clothesline, but Sting simply crumbles to the mat. The ringside doctor comes into the ring to check on Sting, and Sting tries to convince him that he can still go. Rollins goes for the Pedigree, but Sting counters into the Scorpion Deathlock. Rollins just manages to make it to the rope to break the hold. Rollins connects with a kick to the back of the head. Rollins goes for the Pedigree, but Sting tries to counter into the Scorpion Deathlock, but Rollins rolls him up for the three count.

Match Result: Seth Rollins defeats Sting with a roll up counter to the Scorpion Deathlock.
Match Length: 14:55
Slimmer’s Rating: ***¼

After the match, Sheamus charges down to the ring and connects with a Brogue Kick to Rollins. Sheamus is about to cash in Money in the Bank, but suddenly MASKED KANE lumbers down to the ring. Kane choke slams Rollins. Sheamus tells Kane to give him one more, but Kane choke slams Sheamus instead. Kane hits Rollins with the Tombstone Piledriver and stands tall in the ring.

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