WWE Night of Champions is the WWE’s annual showcase for their prestigious championships. Every title is defended, nearly guaranteeing at least one title change during the pay-per-view broadcast.
At this year’s Night of Champions, the WWE has put together two World Championship matches that feature long-standing issues between the champion and his top challenger—but each has a twist that can lead to some interesting outcomes.
WWE Night of Champions is merely one week away, and the WWE has slowly built an event that is full of possible surprises.
CM Punk defends the WWE Championship against John Cena in our expected main event, the latest chapter in a rivalry that now spans nearly two years. While Punk and Cena feuded for most of the second half of 2011, many fans forget that their issues with one another date back to January 2011, when CM Punk abandoned his seat at the commentary table in exchange for an unprovoked attack on Cena. This showdown has an added twist, as CM Punk aligned himself with Paul Heyman just thirteen days before Night of Champions.
World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus has thwarted every challenger the WWE has placed in his path since winning the title in record fashion at WrestleMania 28. He faces Alberto Del Rio in a rematch of their SummerSlam contest, won by Sheamus. This match has an added twist, as well, as Smackdown General Manager Booker T has banned Sheamus’ patented Brogue Kick from being used, and that includes at Night of Champions.
Night of Champions is right around the corner, and we can expect the WWE to pull out a surprise or two. Read on for five bold predictions for the event!