PPV Fusion: Night Of Champions 2013
The 2013 WWE Night Of Champions Pay-Per-View starts with Justin Roberts introducing WWE COO Triple H, where upon reaching the ring, Triple H welcomes everyone to Night Of Champions and talks about how he thinks that this will be one of the greatest nights in WWE history.
He says that to show that he isn’t the villainous corporate guy that he is portrayed to be, and that he has listened to the WWE Universe, the match between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton for the WWE Championship will have no interference from anybody.
Triple H asks the crowd if they are ready for Night Of Champions, and it is at this point upon which Paul Heyman makes his way to the ring with Curtis Axel. He says that he has been trying to get in touch with Triple H and has left many messages, as he has a big problem with what Triple H thinks is best for business.
After Triple H observes that Heyman is a wreck, Heyman says that he thinks that Triple H has made a serious error of judgement in putting him in a Handicap Elimination match with CM Punk. He asks Triple H to cancel the match, but Triple H’s response is to ask whether it has anything to do with the fact that the match has the added stipulation of being No Disqualification, and also point out that he wouldn’t even have to tag into the match if he believes in Curtis Axel.
Triple H tells Paul Heyman that the match will stay, but after Axel attempts to suggest that this has something to do with him beating Triple H in a match on Raw, he points out that at Night Of Champions, all titles are defended, so he will make an Intercontinental Championship match between Curtis Axel and the first person Triple H finds backstage right now.
Curtis Axel’s opponent is quickly revealed to be Kofi Kingston, but the match sees Axel get the victory and retain his title, when he hits Kingston with a hangman’s facebuster for the 3-count.
After the announcers reveal that the WWE Universe voted Chris Jericho as the greatest Intercontinental Champion, an interaction backstage involving Rob Van Dam and Ricardo Rodriguez, an interaction backstage involving AJ Lee, Aksana, Alicia Fox, and Layla, the announcers reveal that the WWE Universe voted Trish Stratus as the greatest Divas Champion.
After a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match involving AJ Lee and the “Total Divas” cast, AJ Lee, Natalya, Brie Bella, and Naomi take each other on in a Fatal Four-Way match for the Divas Championship.
The match sees AJ get the victory and retain her title, when she applies the Black Widow to Natalya, forcing her to tap out.
After checking in with the Night Of Champions Panel, consisting of Josh Mathews, Alex Riley, WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T, and Santino Marella, on their thoughts of the upcoming matches and previous matches, Rob Van Dam is pitted against Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship.
The match sees Van Dam get the victory as a result of a Disqualification, but Del Rio retain his title, when Del Rio applies the cross-armbreaker to Van Dam, and refuses to let go before the referee’s five-count is completed, prompting the referee to call for the bell.
Afterwards, Del Rio celebrates and starts to attack Van Dam, before grabbing a steel chair from ringside to do even further damage. Ricardo Rodriguez grabs the chair from Del Rio however, and Van Dam takes Del Rio down with a DDT.
Rob Van Dam and Ricardo Rodriguez have the last word, as Van Dam climbs the turnbuckle and then dives off it with a Van Daminator to the steel chair that Rodriguez is holding in front of Alberto Del Rio’s face.
After an interaction backstage involving Paul Heyman and Curtis Axel, an interaction backstage involving Triple H and Randy Orton, and a video recapping the “dance-off” from SmackDown, Fandango (accompanied by Summer Rae) goes against The Miz in a match which sees The Miz get the victory, when he applies the Figure-Four Leg Lock to Fandango, forcing him to tap out.
After a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman take on CM Punk in a No Disqualification Handicap Elimination Match, which sees Heyman get the victory, when Ryback appears and puts Punk through a table, followed by draping a prone Heyman over Punk for the 3-count.
Afterwards, Ryback perches Paul Heyman on his shoulder, and walks out with him.
After checking in with the Night Of Champions Panel once again, Dean Ambrose is pitted against Dolph Ziggler for the United States Championship in a match which sees Ambrose get the victory and retain his title, when he hits Ziggler with a headlock driver for the 3-count.
After the announcers reveal that the WWE Universe picked Sting as the greatest United States Champion, and a video recapping the Tag Team Turmoil match to determine The Shield’s opponents for the upcoming match, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins of “The Shield” go against “Prime Time Players” Darren Young and Titus O’Neil for the WWE Tag Team Championship.
The match sees The Shield get the victory and retain their titles, when Roman Reigns hits O’Neil with a Spear behind the back of the referee, and Rollins covers O’Neil for the 3-count.
After the announcers reveal that the WWE Universe picked DX (Triple H & Shawn Michaels) as the greatest Tag Team Champions, and a video recapping the events that led to the upcoming match, Daniel Bryan takes on Randy Orton for the WWE Championship.
The match sees Bryan get the victory to become the new WWE Champion, when he hits Orton with a running knee to the head for the 3-count – though the referee does seem to make the count faster than they should have, possibly in retaliation to being inadvertently knocked out by Orton earlier in the match when Orton was knocked into him with a dropkick from Bryan.
Afterwards, Bryan celebrates near the stage, as Night Of Champions goes off the air.