Night of Champions is generally billed as the one night of the year when every WWE title is defended, and while that isn't quite the case this year, there is no doubt that there will be plenty of emphasis on championships come Sunday.
With all but the Intercontinental Championship on the line, Night of Champions could be a pivotal event in the history of the company. Not only will Daniel Bryan have an opportunity to recapture the WWE Championship from Randy Orton, but a number of Superstars will receive a chance to finally break through with a big title win.
While the traditional method of watching Night of Champions on your television via pay-per-view is available to everyone, WWE has made watching the event possible no matter where you are through live streaming on a number of different devices.
Here is a closer look at how you can catch all of the action on Sunday night.
Where: Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich.
When: Sunday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. ET
PPV Live Stream
If you're unable to order the pay-per-view on your television, there are plenty of other ways to catch Night of Champions on Sunday night. Whether you want to view the show on your computer, mobile device or gaming system, WWE has you covered, as you can purchase the event through all of these outlets, according to WWE.com:
- Google Play
- Amazon AppStore
- Windows 8 AppStore
- Samsung SMART TV
- Xbox 360
Kickoff Live Stream
The pay-per-view will be preceded by a special "Kickoff" Tag Team Turmoil match to determine the No. 1 contenders for the Tag Team Championships, starting at 7:30 p.m. ET. The match is absolutely free and can be viewed on all of these platforms, according to WWE.com:
- WWE App
- Samsung SMART TV
- PlayStation 3
- Xbox 360
|Randy Orton (c) vs. Daniel Bryan||N/A||WWE Championship|
|Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. Rob Van Dam||N/A||World Heavyweight Championship|
|CM Punk vs. Curtis Axel & Paul Heyman||Handicap Elimination Match||N/A|
|Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler||N/A||United States Championship|
|AJ Lee (c) vs. Natalya vs. Naomi vs. Brie Bella||Fatal Four Way Match||Divas Championship|
|Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns (c) vs. Tag Team Turmoil Winners||N/A||Tag Team Championships|
|Prime Time Players vs. The Usos vs. Tons of Funk vs. The Real Americans vs. 3MB||Kickoff Tag Team Turmoil Match||N/A|
Top Matches to Watch
Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan
The Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan rivalry has unquestionably been the biggest feud in WWE over the past month, and fans will finally get the chance to see them settle the score.
It all started at SummerSlam when Bryan won the WWE Championship from John Cena only to get Pedigreed by Triple H, which allowed Orton to successfully cash in his Money in the Bank contract. Ever since that time, Orton and Triple H have made life miserable for Bryan.
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Bryan has been on the receiving end of several beatdowns from Orton and The Shield, but he has gotten the better of The Viper in recent exchanges thanks to the Yes Lock. No matter how much those in power have tried to keep Bryan down, he continues to get under the skin of Orton, Triple H and others due to his relentlessness. In a lot of ways, Bryan mirrors what "Stone Cold" Steve Austin represented during the Attitude Era.
While Austin was one of the most dominant Superstars of all time, he took his lumps as well. Bryan will suffer a similar fate on Sunday, as it simply isn't the right time for him to win the title back yet. Bryan has been fantastic in his underdog role, and he has become extremely popular with the fans because of it. Bryan is going to win the WWE Championship back at some point, but Orton needs to retain at Night of Champions in order to keep the power structure intact.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Rob Van Dam
It's fair to say that the feud between Alberto Del Rio and Rob Van Dam has left plenty to be desired thus far. Neither man is particularly good on the mic, so the creative team has struggled to make the angle matter. The driving force behind it is Ricardo Rodriguez's defection from Del Rio to RVD, but the fans don't seem to be eating it up by any means. Despite that, Del Rio and Van Dam could very well put on the match of the night from an in-ring perspective.
Del Rio is severely lacking in terms of charisma, but he almost always manages to excel when it comes to in-ring work. There wasn't much heat surrounding his rivalry with Christian leading up to their bout at SummerSlam, but both men worked so hard in the ring that they received a "This is awesome" chant from the Los Angeles crowd.
Del Rio and RVD could make that happen as well, but Ricardo's involvement may overshadow what happens in the squared circle, as he tweeted that he won't be allowed at ringside after losing to Del Rio on SmackDown.
Im sorry guys. I really tried against Del Rio but came up on the losing end tonight on Smackdown. Guess I won't be at #NOC :(— Ricardo Rodriguez (@RRWWE) September 14, 2013
Despite that, there is little doubt that Rodriguez will make his presence known one way or another. Ricardo recently worked under his El Local alias at NXT, so perhaps El Local will make an appearance. Whatever the case, Rodriguez will find his way to the ring at some point. It may seem like a long shot, but look for Ricardo to accidentally cost RVD his match, leading to a Van Dam heel turn, which could allow him to rejoin forces with Paul Heyman in a feud against CM Punk.
Dean Ambrose vs. Dolph Ziggler
The United States Championship match between Dean Ambrose and Dolph Ziggler was a late but welcomed addition to the Night of Champions card. Things were looking pretty thin before Ambrose vs. Ziggler was thrown into the mix; however, there is now a certain degree of depth to look forward to. While it's true that Ziggler deserves much better than to be thrown into a United States Championship feud, he's going to add a lot to Night of Champions because he can even pull off a good match against a mop, as seen in this photo courtesy of WWE's Instagram.
Luckily for Ziggler, though, Ambrose is far more talented in the wrestling department than a mop. In fact, Ambrose is much better than his position on the card suggests as well. The Shield has been highly entertaining in the role of Triple H's goons, but it has prevented the trio from standing out as individuals as of late.
That won't be a concern on Sunday night, though, as Ambrose and Ziggler should put on an absolute clinic, assuming they are provided enough time.
It's upsetting to see Ziggler constantly lose, but there isn't much point in him beating Ambrose at Night of Champions. Ziggler has been there and done that with the United States Championship, and he deserves to be vying for one of the world titles instead. It remains to be seen when that will happen, but Ziggler will be content to steal the show on Sunday, like he always does.
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