On Sunday night at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, WWE presented its seventh annual Night of Champions pay-per-view. While the show didn't live up to the expectations of many, there were still several matches that managed to save it from being a complete disaster.
The main event saw Daniel Bryan challenge Randy Orton for the WWE Championship. Following a fast count by referee Scott Armstrong, Bryan pinned Orton to capture the prestigious prize for the second time in his career.
While CM Punk came close to exacting his revenge on Paul Heyman, he was ultimately unsuccessful defeating his former friend. This came after Ryback shockingly emerged from the back to lay Punk out for the three count, seemingly aligning himself with Ryback in the process.
Also at the event, Rob Van Dam and Alberto Del Rio clashed in a match for the World Heavyweight Championship. RVD put up a good fight against Del Rio, but the Mexican aristocrat intentionally got himself disqualified in order to maintain possession of his title.
All in all, it was a rather forgettable show that didn't continue the strong streak of stellar pay-per-views WWE had going since May. While the event had its moments, it was far from the show I originally expected it to be.
Here, I will analyze each significant segment presented on the show. I will also provide a combination of predictions and wishful thinking about what I hope to see in coming weeks.