The 2015 edition of WWE’s Night of Champions pay-per-view is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 20, and the card is shaping up as one of the better secondary events of the year.
Not only is Seth Rollins pulling double duty and defending the WWE World Heavyweight and United States Championships, but there are also a plethora of midcard matches that should entice the WWE Universe.
Here is the complete card for Night of Champions, predictions for every match and a breakdown of the main event.
|2015 Night of Champions Card|
|Matchup||Stipulation / Title||Predicted Winner|
|Seth Rollins (c) vs. Sting||Singles match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship||Sting (Sheamus cashes in after the match to win the world title)|
|Seth Rollins (c) vs. John Cena||Singles match for the WWE United States Championship||Seth Rollins|
|Ryback (c) vs. Kevin Owens||Singles match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship||Kevin Owens|
|The New Day (c) vs. The Dudley Boyz||Tag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship||New Day|
|Nikki Bella (c) vs. Charlotte||Singles match for the WWE Divas Championship||Charlotte|
|Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and TBA vs. The Wyatt Family||Six-man tag team match||Ambrose, Reigns and their Mystery Partner|
|Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev||Singles match||Dolph Ziggler|
|Neville and The Lucha Dragons vs. Stardust and The Ascension||Six-man tag team match||Neville and The Lucha Dragons|
|Source: WWE.com. (c) denotes defending champion|
Predicting Seth Rollins vs. Sting
The main event of Night of Champions will be Seth Rollins defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Sting. This will be the first time Sting has ever fought for a world title in WWE.
Sting is a 56-year-old legend of the business. There is little doubt his age will impact how well he performs, but luckily he is stepping into the ring with one of the most talented in-ring performers in wrestling today.
What Sting lacks in speed and athleticism, he more than makes up for with storytelling ability, which will help turn this bout into an instant classic. Wrestling fans should expect an even matchup to start, but Rollins will take advantage and depict the pace of the bout.
Eventually, The Icon will get the upper hand against Rollins in the waning moments of the match. Sting will hit all of his classic moves and whip the crowd into a frenzy, and after a series of two-counts and reversals, the veteran will earn the clean victory and win the world title.
Rollins has been booked poorly since winning the championship, and taking a loss to Sting is not a stretch, especially if there is a much bigger storyline coming into play. With Sheamus and his Money in the Bank briefcase looming in the background, Sunday should have a wild conclusion.
After Sting begins celebrating the monumental moment of winning the WWE’s most prestigious title, Sheamus will hit the ring at the behest of Triple H and The Authority. Using his guaranteed title shot, The Celtic Warrior would cash in and beat a worn-down Sting for the world title, stealing The Icon’s spotlight and embarrassing him in the process.
Not only would this set up a Triple Threat match at Hell in a Cell between Sheamus, Sting and Rollins, but it would also lay the groundwork for the eventual storyline between Rollins and Triple H that will likely culminate with a WrestleMania match.
With the company needing something monumental heading into the Hell in a Cell PPV, a three-way battle for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship would be the storyline that fits the need.
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