WWE pay-per-view—in this case, Night of Champions—comes down to match quality. Consumers paid for three hours of elite wrestling that either furthers or concludes compelling storylines in the ring.
With just five matches currently advertised for the pay-per-view, the match of the night competition seems underwhelming.
However given the talent involved, the match of the night may not be so easy to predict.
Unfortunately, a match of the night on this particular pay-per-view may not carry much weight. With just five matches on a championship-themed event, two singles championships—the Intercontinental championship and the United States championship—will not be defended.
The good news is that WWE has taken the proper steps in giving the storyline for most matches time to breathe and connect with fans, giving more opportunity for crowd interaction.
Match of the night candidates will be ranked based on history of pay-per-view performances, in-ring chemistry and and how emotionally invested fans are in the character and/or storylines.