PPV Fusion: Night Of Champions 2012
The 2012 WWE Night Of Champions Pay-Per-View starts with a video hyping the match to take place later on between John Cena and CM Punk, followed by Michael Cole informing us that Jerry “The King” Lawler will be going home to Memphis this week and then Lawler’s replacement for commentary at Night Of Champions being revealed as John “Bradshaw” Layfield.
The first match to kick off the PPV is a Fatal Four-Way match that sees The Miz, Cody Rhodes, Rey Mysterio, and Sin Cara taking on each other for the Intercontinental Championship. Before the match takes place however, The Miz has something to say as he states that it is a night that it supposed to be all about him, yet he’s the only champion who has to defend his title against three different challengers.
He says that when Booker T is finished investigating the Brogue Kick, he will have another problem on his hands as he is filing an official complain, and that he will not stop until his voice is heard.
The match sees The Miz get the victory and retain his title, when despite being unable to see due to Cara putting a mask over his eyes, he grabs the nearest person and hits them with the Skull-Crushing Finale for the 3-count, with the nearest person being Rhodes.
After an interaction involving Eve Torres, Darren Young, and Titus O’Neil, an interaction involving Eve and Kaitlyn in which Kaitlyn has apparently been attacked and injured, meaning that she won’t be able to compete later on, and a video recapping the events over the past few weeks involving Kane and Daniel Bryan in Anger Management, Daniel Bryan and Kane are pitted against R-Truth and Kofi Kingston in a Tag Team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship.
The match sees Kane get the victory for his team to become the new WWE Tag Team Champions, when Bryan pushes him off the turnbuckle and Kane lands on Kingston for the 3-count.
Afterwards, both men celebrate in the ring until they end up in an argument in which both of them are saying “I am the Tag Team Champions!”, but which sees Kane get the last word as he sets off his pyro and leaves.
After an interaction backstage involving Booker T, Teddy Long, and Eve Torres, which sees Eve chosen as Kaitlyn’s replacement to face Layla later on, and a video recapping the Pre-Show Battle Royal to determine Antonio Cesaro’s opponent for Night Of Champions, Antonio Cesaro (accompanied by Aksana) goes against “Long Island Iced Z” Zack Ryder for the Intercontinental Championship in a match which sees Cesaro get the victory and retain his title, when he hits Ryder with the Neutralizer for the 3-count.
After an interaction involving Ricardo Rodriguez, David Otunga, and Alberto Del Rio, Dolph Ziggler (accompanied by Vickie Guerrero) takes on Randy Orton in a match which sees Orton get the victory, when he elevates Ziggler up and hits him with an RKO for the 3-count.
Next up, Layla is pitted against Eve Torres for the Divas Championship in a match which sees Eve get the victory and become the new Divas Champion, when she hits Layla with a snap swing-neckbreaker for the 3-count.
After a video hyping the release of the “Rock vs. Cena: Once In A Lifetime” on Blu-Ray and DVD, an interaction backstage involving Dr. Shelby, AJ, Daniel Bryan, and Kane, sees Bryan and Kane both yelling “I am the Tag Team Champions!”, and Kane pouring something over the other three in celebration before stating that he’s going to Disneyland.
After a video recapping the events involving Alberto Del Rio, Sheamus, Ricardo Rodriguez, and David Otunga over the past few weeks, Alberto Del Rio (with David Otunga in his corner) goes against Sheamus for the World Heavyweight Championship.
Before the match takes place however, Booker T’s music hits and he makes his way out to the stage, where he says that he has concluded his investigation, and that though the Brogue Kick is a dangerous maneuver, when signing up to be a WWE Superstar is was understood that there are risks involved, so he declares that the Brogue Kick is reinstated and that his decision is final.
The match sees Sheamus get the victory and retain his title, when he avoids Del Rio’s enzuigiri attempt in the corner, and hits Del Rio with the Brogue Kick for the 3-count.
After a video recapping the events of the past weeks involving John Cena and CM Punk, Paul Heyman is standing in the ring, where he introduces himself and says that although he is from New York, he is just like every fan in Boston, Massachusetts, as he is there to witness history by being in the best seat in the house to witness CM Punk in his 302nd consecutive day as the WWE Champion.
He says that he is there to pay respect to the title and champion, and that he is there to pay homage to a man of such extraordinary character that he proudly and publicly pontificates himself to be a “Paul Heyman guy”.
CM Punk (with Paul Heyman in his corner) takes on John Cena for the WWE Championship in a match which sees John Cena get the victory and become the new WWE Champion, when he hits Punk with a backdrop from the top rope for the 3-count.
Afterwards, Cena celebrates at ringside, but when he celebrates in the ring, the referee takes the title away from him and hands it to CM Punk, as Justin Roberts informs us that unlike what was initially believed, both men had their shoulders on the mat, resulting a draw and thus meaning that Punk retains his title.
John Cena attempts to convince the referee not to end it on a draw, only to turn around and be hit in the face with the WWE Championship by CM Punk. Punk and Heyman celebrate on the ramp, as Night Of Champions goes off the air.