WWE Night of Champions 2011 Results: Triple H Beats CM Punk, What It Means

Gina GeatchesCorrespondent IIISeptember 19, 2011

Last night at Night of Champions Triple H defeated CM Punk in a no disqualification match. 

Despite outside interference from The Miz, R-Truth and Kevin Nash, Triple H overcame the odds and defeated CM Punk and secured his superiority over his employees and any wrestlers who do not want to comply by the rules. But, what does his victory really mean? 

Triple H stepped away from the ring after his loss to The Undertaker at Wrestlemania 27 and since has been working backstage. He is now now the WWE's chief operating officer and executive senior advisor for talent. 

He returned to WWE in July and relieved Vince McMahon of his duties and took his place.  Shortly after, CM Punk and Triple H bumped heads over opinions and started a rivalry. Their match was announced for Night of Champions after CM Punk and Kevin Nash’s match was canceled. 

Triple H even put his position within the company on the line if he lost the match to CM Punk, so he's lucky he won the match. This win not only represents how the WWE establishment overpowers the minorities (CM Punk) but it also represents the WWE’s feelings toward the older fans, who have enjoyed CM Punk’s promos for echoing what they feel. 

Furthermore, this win also represents Triple H’s strength within his position. Triple H could go on to be the power couple of WWE with his wife, Stephanie McMahon.

As annoying as Stephanie’s little spoilt character was in the attitude area, it created for some good entertainment and comedy moments, especially with Chris Jericho and The Rock. You could not help but loving to hate her. 

Triple H is also good at drawing heat from the crowd. He was the leader of the stable Evolution and seemed to waste half of every episode of Raw talking about how he was the best.

It’s obvious to say that when paired together Stephanie and Triple H make the perfect heel couple. 

Whereas CM Punk is left in the gutter due to his loss at the Night of Champions PPV.  His loss not only represents WWE’s superiority, but also represents his weakness. Although CM Punk is a talented wrestler, WWE has on several occasions made him look weak in the ring. WWE did this throughout his rivalry with Jeff Hardy when he had cheap wins and also when he was the leader of the Straight Edge Society.   

CM Punk could rise above this, refusing to admit defeat to WWE and it’s backstage politics, or he also could become delusional and paranoid like R-Truth. Although that sounds a bit too familiar to the Joker angle that TNA has with Sting. 

With that being said, I still think CM Punk still has one important strength within WWE, which is his mic skills. No one can deny CM Punk of his power to make the audience listen and love him or hate him. Triple H and CM Punk may not see eye to eye but Triple H will not be able to ignore him.