– WWE’s 2010 Night of Champions pay-per-view opens up with video packages focusing on tonight’s title matches and the main events with Kane vs. Undertaker and the Six Pack Challenge. We go live in the arena and Michael Cole welcomes us. He’s joined by Matt Striker and Jerry Lawler. We go to the ring.
Intercontinental Title Match: Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler
It’s announced that Dolph Ziggler can lose the Intercontinental Title on a count out or DQ tonight. Vickie Guerrero comes out to huge heat first. She has her NXT Rookie Kaitlyn with her. Vickie introduces Dolph and out comes the Intercontinental Champion. Out next comes Kofi Kingston to a nice pop from the crowd.
The bell rings and we’re ready to start. Both men lock up and Kofi locks in a side headlock taking Ziggler over. They chain wrestle for a little bit, trading holds before Kofi goes for the Trouble in Paradise, only for Ziggler to avoid it. Ziggler kicks away at Kofi’s midsection and arm, he tries to send Kofi to the outside, but Kofi catches himself on the ropes and clotheslines Dolph over the top rope and out to the floor. Vickie’s NXT rookie checks on Dolph, and Vickie isn’t too happy, sending her to the back. Dolph is able to beat the count back into the ring but he falls victim to a quick roll up and a series of strikes and a big dropkick from Kingston.
Kofi tries to go to the top rope but he ends up hung up on the top turnbuckle. Ziggler hits a low dropkick and a neckbreaker on Kofi for a two count before locking in a mounted rear chin lock, putting all of his weight on Kingston’s back. Kingston begins to fight up to his feet but Ziggler wears him down back to the mat.
Another attempt and Kingston is able to fight up to his feet and out of the hold, but he eats a big boot from Ziggler out of nowhere that’s good for another near fall. Big elbow drop from Ziggler and another cover for another two count. Ziggler locks in a sleeper with a body scissors to wear down Kofi even more. Kingston fights up to his feet but Ziggler takes him right back down by his hair. Ziggler hits a neckbreaker on a seated Kofi for another near fall, and Kofi looks to turn things around with a series of strikes to Ziggler. Ziggler connects with the rocker dropper but it’s still not enough to keep Kofi down.
Ziggler locks in another rear chin lock, continues to work the submissions on Kingston. Kofi starts to fight out of it, but Dolph puts him down with a series of elbows to the back of the neck, that’s good for another, you guessed it, near fall. In lieu of a cover, Ziggler goes right back to work with a mounted rear chin lock. Kofi fights back up to his feet and fights his way out of the hold, peppering Ziggler with right hands. Both men trade blows and Kofi comes out on top, beating Ziggler in the corner until the ref has to pull him away. Ziggler uses the distraction to put Kofi in the corner, but it’s short lived as Kofi comes up with a big kick to Ziggler’s face and a cross body from the top for a near fall.
Kingston hits Ziggler with a series of strikes and even hits a weird version of a Thesz press, continuing to pound on Ziggler, before hitting the boom drop. Kofi gets the crowd pumped up and goes for the Trouble in Paradise, but Ziggler avoids it and almost locks in a sleeper. Kofi fights away and hits something that I honestly missed, but it’s good for a near fall. Ziggler rolls to the outside, so Kofi jumps over the top rope and to the outside on top of Ziggler. Kofi picks up Ziggler and slams him back down to the mat. Kofi rolls Dolph back into the ring and goes for a cover but only gets two.
Kofi picks Ziggler up to his feet and looks to be going for a suplex, but Ziggler fights out of it and locks in a sleeper hold, wrenching away at Kofi’s neck. Kofi tries to fight out of it, but Dolph doesn’t let up, taking Kofi down to the mat. Kofi tries to get out of it one more time, getting up to his feet and breaking Ziggler’s grip before locking in a sleeper of his own! Ziggler counters out of it quicky. Vickie goes to slap Kofi, but Ziggler tells her not to, because he’s got it. Vickie and Ziggler argue and Kingston goes for the TIP only to miss and end up in the ropes. Ziggler hits the Zig Zag and covers Kofi for the three count and another impressive victory.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
– We go backstage with Edge and Todd Grisham. Grisham asks how he plans on winning. Edge says he will rise to the occasion and on night like this, he shocks people. Edge says he will walk out the new WWE Champion tonight.
CM Punk vs. Big Show
We go to the ring and out comes CM Punk to a big pop from his hometown crowd. Punk’s music stops and the crowd starts chanting his name. Punk says “I love Chicago.” He says he loves the parks, Navy Pier, the skyline, the museums, the history. Punk says he despises the people of Chicago and says they ruined his beautiful city. Boo’s for Punk now. Punk continues putting down the city officials, the White Soxs, and everyone else. Punk says he’s proud to be from Chicago but not to live amongst these people. Punk says Chicago should be burnt to the ground again so he can build a Straight Edge utopia. Punk talks about Big Show now and says he runs from nobody. Out next is Big Show to a nice reaction from the fans.
Show is able to make it back into the ring at a 9 count but he walks right into a series of kicks from Punk. Show responds with a club like blow to Punk’s stomach that stops him for a bit, but Punk goes to the middle rope and hits a flying forearm to Show. Punk goes for a series of covers but he just can’t hold Show down. Punk continues to assualt, kicking at Punk’s stomach and head, but catching big fists to the stomach every now and then. Punk goes to the apron, and he goes for a springboard flying forearm, but Show responds with a spear, knocking Punk out of mid-air. Show catches Punk with the KO punch and covers him, scoring the three count.
Winner: Big Show
– We go backstage with Josh Matthews. Jericho says the General Manager put him in the Six Pack Challenge tonight for a reason. Jericho talks about how he has always beaten the greats in WWE and walked out Champion. Jericho guarantees he will walk out Champion tonight. Not because of luck, but because he’s the best in the world at what he does, he says.
– We get a video package showing the history in WWE between The Miz and Daniel Bryan.
WWE United States Title Match: Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz
We go to the ring and out comes WWE’s United States Champion and Money in the Bank winner, The Miz. He has Alex Riley with him. Out next comes Daniel Bryan to a nice pop.
The bell rings and Bryan chases Miz around the ring before Miz steps into the ropes to stop Bryan’s advance. Miz kicks Bryan in the stomach before locking in a side head lock and taking Bryan over with a shoulder block. Bryan goes for a hip toss and Miz tries to reverse it, almost allowing Bryan to lock in the LaBell lock, but Miz is able to roll to the outside. When he comes back in, Bryan takes Miz right over with an arm drag, and a big leaping boot, that’s good for a near fall. Bryan focuses on Miz’s arm with an arm bar, but Miz turns it around, hanging Bryan’s arm up on the top rope. Miz locks in a hammer lock and slams him into the turnbuckle. Another hammer lock from Miz, and this time we get a belly to back drop that’s good for a near fall.
Miz tries to work over Bryan’s arms, wrenching away and pulling his arms straight back and away from his body. Bryan is able to fight up to his feet and out of the hold, going for a backslide that’s good for two. Miz comes right out of it with a kick to the shoulder and continues to work over Daniel’s arms. Miz distracts the ref and it allows Alex Riley to wrench away on Bryan’s arm as well. Miz hits a couple of elbow breakers before going back to work with a hammerlock. Bryan backflips out of it, but Miz responds with a big shoulderbreaker, that’s good for a two count.
Bryan rolls out to the apron, and Miz uses some pretty inventive offense to continue the work on the shoulder. Miz brings Bryan back into the ring and goes for the pin, but only gets a two count. Miz locks in an arm bar and Bryan is able to fight out of it. Bryan sidesteps a dive from Miz and Miz sails to the outside. Bryan follows Miz with a suicide dive through the ropes. Bryan rolls Miz back into the ring and hits a beautiful missile dropkick. Bryan hits a stiff kick to Miz’s chest that’s good for a near fall. Bryan goes for a leg submission, but Miz fights it off with a kick to the shoulder. Bryan comes right back with a beautiful high knee attack.
Miz and Bryan trade blows with Bryan getting the upper hand. Bryan ducks a right hand from Miz and lays into Miz with a series of kicks in the corner, before hitting a beautiful IED, a la Austin Aries. Danielson nails Miz with a stiff kick to the side of the head but it’s still not enough to keep the Miz down. Bryan takes Miz to the corner and puts him on the top turnbuckle, he goes up too, but Miz crothces him on the top rope and dives off with a big clothesline that takes Bryan off the ropes and down to the mat. Miz goes for a cover but only gets a two count.
Miz simply wrenches away on Bryan’s shoulder and arm, with his knee on Bryan’s head. Bryan is able to make it to the ropes to force a break. Miz stalks Bryan as he gets to his feet and he tries for the SCF, but Bryan counters it into a roll up for a two count. Bryan traps Miz’s arm and goes for the LaBell lock, but Riley jumps up to the apron. Bryan argues with Riley and Miz tries to attack, but he ends up running into Riley instead of Bryan. Bryan almost scores the win with a quick roll up, but Miz sends him to the outside. Bryan sidesteps Riley on the outside, sending him into the ring post, and he’s able to kick out of a small package from the Miz. Miz punches and kicks away at Bryan, forcing the ref to pull him away. When Miz goes back to Bryan, Bryan locks in the LaBell lock! The Miz taps and that’s it.
Winner and New WWE United States: Daniel Bryan
– We get a brief backstage promo with John Cena on tonight’s Six Pack Challenge. Cena jokes on the odds of a title change in the match. Not much to it.
WWE Women’s and Divas Title Unification Lumberjill Match: Michelle McCool vs. Melina
We go to the ring and out first come the Lumberjills. We see Layla, Maryse, The Bella Twins, Alicia Fox, Eve Torres, Kelly Kelly, Jillian Hall and all the other Divas. Out first to defend the Women’s Title is Michelle McCool. The WWE Divas Champion Melina is out next to a nice reaction.
McCool tries to get the jump on Melina, attacking her during her entrance, but Melina avoids it and McCool sails to the outside. McCool is quick to get back into the ring and the bell rings, kicking this one off properly. McCool and Melina lock up, fighting to the outside. McCool slaps Eve in the face before running back into the ring. Melina is right back in as well, hitting a weird headscissors into a kick in the face. Melina and McCool go for kicks at the same time, but McCool is the only one that sells. Melina pounds on McCool in the corner before tying her up in the ropes. Melina goes to the top, but McCool tosses her to the outside where no one touches her. Melina climbs back into the ring and walks right into a flipping neckbreaker.
McCool kicks away at Melina, working over her stomach, before grinding her forearm into Melina’s face. McCool scissors Melina’s head, grabbing onto the ropes for extra leverage and forcing a break of the hold. McCool goes for the faith breaker, but Melina fights out of it into a face buster. Melina attacks McCool with punches and kicks, but McCool comes right back with a belly to belly suplex.
Natalya actually tries to pull McCool to the outside, distracting the ref during a Melina roll up. McCool goes to the outside where she’s immediately jumped by everyone before being rolled back into the ring. Melina hits a double knees to McCool’s back before trying to do the Matrix to avoid a kick from McCool. McCool misses, but she comes right back, slamming Melina down to the mat by her hair. Both women go to the top turnbuckle and fall outside and no one touches either until Melina rolls back into the ring. Everyone attacks McCool. Layla is in for some reason trying to fight Melina. Melina throws her to the outside and McCool comes back in with a big boot to Melina’s face. McCool pins Melina and gets the three count.
Winner and New Unified Women’s Champion: Michelle McCool
– After the match, Layla jumps back in the ring to celebrate with Michelle McCool. They hug and leave together with both women’s belts. Melina’s Diva friends check on her in the ring as LayCool leave together.
– We go backstage with Wade Barrett and Todd Grisham. Grisham says the odds aren’t good for Barrett tonight against 5 Superstars. Barrett says they are good but like he said before, the winds of change are blowing in WWE. Barrett says he is the future of WWE and the next WWE Champion.
– We get a promo video for the feud between Kane and The Undertaker.
No Holds Barred Match for the World Heavyweight Title: The Undertaker vs. Kane
The lights go out and out first comes the challenger, The Undertaker. Taker does his grand entrance. The pyro explodes and out next comes the World Heavyweight Champion Kane. As Kane is walking down the ramp, Taker runs at him and they start brawling near the stage.
Taker beats on Kane, using some of the set pieces to hold up Kane while he pounds away at him. Taker throws Kane off the stage and into one of the pillars that make up the stage. Kane looks to slip, but he hits a kick to Taker’s knee, sending Taker back. Kane pounds away at Taker on the entrance ramp, but Taker is quick to get back up, hitting Kane with a big right hand to the face.
Taker continues to pound away on Kane on the entrance ramp, hitting him with big right hands repeatedly. Taker chokes away at Kane, but Kane rakes the eyes. Kane hits Taker with a boot to the face to send him down the ramp and toward the ring. Kane tries to slam Taker into the barricade, but Taker blocks it and sends Kane into the barricade instead. Taker hits Kane with a big right and a head butt, before burying a couple of knees in Kane’s midsection. Taker tries to whip Kane into the ring steps, but it’s reversed and Taker goes in shoulder first.
Kane tosses Taker across the announce table, before picking up a piece of it and tossing it at Taker’s face. Kane picks Taker up and tries to send him into the ring steps, but Taker is able to counter it and Kane goes into the steps shoulder first. Taker crawls over to Kane and starts to hit him with a series of right hands. Taker rolls Kane back into the ring, leaving him neck out on the apron exposed. Taker hits Kane with a boot to the side of the head before following up with his signature leg drop on the apron, but Kane gets right back to his feet. Taker responds with a clothesline that sends Kane over the barricade into the timekeeper’s area.
Taker hits a sick leaping dive right over the barricade and into Kane, and both men go crashing to the floor. Kane comes back with a chair to the midsection, and he trips right over another ringside chair. Kane hits Taker with a right hand and things spill out into the crowd. Taker hits Kane with an unopened Mountain Dew can. Kane blocks a right from the Undertaker and responds with one of his own. Kane drives his knee into Taker’s head while he’s sitting up against a barricade. Taker and Kane fight back to the ringside area, with Kane sending Taker over the barricade with a big right. Kane climbs on top of the barricade, and jumps off with a leaping lariat, much like his one off the top rope.
Kane rolls Taker back into the ring, and Taker tells Kane to bring it on. Taker starts to climb to his feet and Kane wear away Taker with a series of rights and lefts, and stomps to the midsection. Kane chokes Taker with his boot before mocking him with a combination of left and right jabs to Taker. Taker makes his way out of one corner and into another, only to be met with even more strikes from Kane. Taker takes a load of punishment before finally dropping to the mat. The ref talks to Taker, but Taker waves him away and tells Kane to bring some more. Kane works Taker over with even more right hands, and Taker responds with one of his own. Taker and Kane trade rights in the middle of the ring and Taker is able to get the upper hand, but Kane responds with a knee to the gut. Taker comes right back with a huge jumping clothesline.
Kane beats Taker to his feet but it doesn’t matter as Taker steamrolls Kane in the corner before hitting snake eyes, a big boot, and a big leg drop that’s good for a two count. Taker signals for the chokeslam. He brings Kane up and takes him right back down to the mat. Taker doesn’t go right for the cover, instead signaling for the tombstone. Taker goes for it, but Kane is able to reverse it into a tombstone of his own. Kane covers Taker, and gets the three count.
– After the match, Undertaker tries to recover in the ring as Kane heads up the ramp. Kane holds his World Heavyweight Title belt and laughs, looking at Taker in the ring. Taker finally exits the ring and sells the match, having trouble standing up and walking. Taker limps slowly up the ramp as the announcers wonder if this is the end of an era. Taker makes it to the top of the stage and drops to one knee. Taker gets up again, limps to the big screen and has to stop and rest on it for a second. Taker heads to the back finally as the crowd cheers him.
– We go backstage to Randy Orton, who is getting ready for the Six Pack Challenge. Todd Grisham asks Orton about the match and he waits a second before just saying “no.” Orton walks off.
Tag Team Turmoil WWE Tag Team Title Match: The Hart Dynasty vs. The Usos
We go to the ring and out comes WWE’s Tag Team Champions The Hart Dynasty, with Natalya at their side. The announcers say Harts will have to face four teams tonight. Out next comes The Usos with Tamina and here we go.
Uso pounds away on Kidd right at the beginning, but Kidd comes right back with a roll up and a kick to the gut. It’s pretty impossible to tell the Uso’s apart as they’re wearing identical trunks. Kidd tags out to Smith who comes in with a big shoulder block, and a clothesline to Uso. Uso catches him with a kick to the chest, but Smith comes right back with a belly to belly suplex. Hart goes for the sharpshooter, but the other Uso pulls him to the outside. Kidd tags in and hits an insane springboard dive to the outside before rolling Uso back into the ring. Kidd locks in a sharpshooter, but the other Uso kicks him in the head. Uso pins Hart, and we’re guaranteed new Tag Champs.
The Hart Dynasty eliminated.
Vladimir Kozlov and Santino Marella are the next team out, and Santino almost scores a three count on Uso, but it’s broken up. Santino teases the cobra, but he’s distracted by Tamina, and Uso hits a big flapjack, putting Santino down for three.
Kozlov and Santino are eliminated.
Evan Bourne and Mark Henry are out next and Bourne kicks things off. Bourne hits a series of kicks and a big hurricarana, but he’s taken down by a back elbow from Uso. Bourne is able to tag Henry in and Henry takes it to Uso with a couple of big clotheslines and a bit head butt. He tosses the Uso on the outside down to the floor before hitting the World’s strongest slam on the legal Uso. Bourne tags in and hits his amazing shooting star press, that’s good for a three count, and we’re on our last team.
The Usos are eliminated.
Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes are out next.
McIntyre comes right in and pounds away on Bourne in the corner. McIntyre stomps down on Bourne’s face before tagging in Rhodes. Rhodes hits a beautiful suplex on Bourne before tagging right back out to McIntyre. McIntyre picks Bourne up to his feet and hits a big clothesline to put him down to the mat. McIntyre focuses on Bourne’s shoulder, but Bourne is able to fight out of the hold. Rhodes tags in and goes right to work on Bourne, hitting his rope assisted knee drop.
McIntyre tags back in and gets Bourne into a fireman’s carry before bringing him down across his knee, but it’s only good enough for two. McIntyre locks in a rear chin lock, and Bourne begins to fight out of it. Bourne hits a kick to McIntyre’s leg, but McIntyre hits him with a shoulder block that sends him to the outside. Rhodes pounds on him for a bit before sending him back into the ring. McIntyre locks in another rear chin lock, continuing to wear away on Bourne. Bourne fights up to his feet, and when McIntyre tries for a suplex, Bourne fights out of it and hits a big knee to McIntyre’s face. Both men make the tag and Henry and Rhodes are in. Henry takes it to Rhodes with several big clubbing blows before knocking McIntyre off the apron. Henry splashes Rhodes in the corner before hitting a giant gorilla press slam. Bourne tags back in, climbs up onto Henry’s shoulders, but McIntyre stops it. Bourne catches McIntyre with a big kick to the head, but he walks right into cross Rhodes. Rhodes pins Bourne and this one is over.
Winners and New WWE Tag Team Champions: Drew McIntyre and Cody Rhodes
– We go to a promo video that shows off Alberto Del Rio with a pre-taped vignette.
– We get a nice video package on the WWE Title to hype tonight’s main event.
– We go backstage with Josh Matthews and WWE Champion Sheamus. Josh asks if Sheamus is concerned about tonight. Sheamus says he doesn’t look like someone who’s concerned. Sheamus doesn’t care what anyone has to say. He says tonight will end like every other night does for him – a kick to someone’s skull and him leaving with a smile on his face and the WWE Title on his shoulder.
Six Pack Challenge Elimination for the WWE Title: Randy Orton vs. Edge vs. Chris Jericho vs. John Cena vs. Wade Barrett vs. Sheamus
The bell rings, and it’s mayhem as things break down and everyone is just brawling. Please bear with me as this one will be difficult to call. Jericho and Orton are left as the only men in the ring and Jericho pounds on Orton. It doesn’t last long though as Cena comes in and he and Jericho stare each other down before trading blows. Jericho pounds on Cena in the corner, but he eats a bulldog in return. Jericho gets an RKO from Orton and Orton pins Jericho for the three. WOW!
Chris Jericho has been eliminated.
The whole match stops as Jericho is eliminated. Jericho is stunned. He takes his time heading to the back, looking shocked and upset. The other Superstars just stare at Jericho as he walks to the back. The match starts again and the RAW stars have Wade Barrett surrounded.
Everyone but Orton jumps Barrett, and even he eventually joins in before Barrett is clotheslined over the top rope by Sheamus and Edge. Orton and Cena toss Edge and Sheamus to the outside and we get an Orton/Cena tease, but Barrett breaks it up. Everyone is back in the ring and Barrett tries to order Sheamus and Edge around, but to no avail. Edge and Sheamus team up on Barrett instead, taking him down with a double shoulder block. Again we’re left with Cena and Orton alone in the ring.
Orton goes for the RKO but Cena blocks. Cena goes for the STF but Orton blocks. Orton tries for the rope assisted DDT but he can’t get it, Cena tries for the AA but can’t get it. Orton and Edge even try to double suplex Cena to the outside but they can’t get it done as Barrett pulls them to the outside. Sheamus focuses on Cena in the ring, hitting him with a clubbing blow across the chest before he goes to the outside and focuses on everyone else all at the same time. Sheamus throws Orton into the barricade at ringside before turning back to Cena in the ring.
Sheamus hits a high knee to Cena taking him down to the mat yet again. Sheamus tries for a short arm clothesline, but Cena responds with a series of right hands, only to walk into a high elbow from Sheamus. Sheamus pounds on Cena in the corner and sits Cena on the top turnbuckle facing away from the ring. Sheamus tries for the high cross, but Cena fights it off. Sheamus goes for a super belly to back suplex, but Cena fights that off too. Cena goes for the high leg drop, but Edge pulls him off the top rope. Edge and Sheamus place Cena on the top turnbuckle and go for a double superplex, taking Cena down to the mat hard.
Edge goes for the cover but Sheamus breaks it up inexplicably. Sheamus and Edge continue to team up on the outside of the ring, sending Barrett crashing into a ringside barricade. Sheamus turns to Orton, rolling him back into the ring and pounding away at him. Sheamus tries for a cover but he only gets a two count. Sheamus and Edge both kick away at Orton before Sheamus rolls to the outside and buries his elbow in Orton’s throat. Sheamus goes for another cover on Orton, but it’s still not enough to hold him down.
Sheamus and Edge pound on Orton in the corner before they both whip him across the ring. Sheamus sends Edge into Orton with an Irish whip, but Orton comes right back, attacking both Edge and Orton. Sheamus is able to cut Orton off with a high clothesline that takes him down to the mat. Barrett tries to get back into the match, but he’s sent off the apron with a big shoulder block. Edge and Sheamus turn their attention to each other, and Edge goes for a spear, but Sheamus sidesteps it before hitting a urunage backbreaker.
Sheamus stalks Edge and goes for the bicycle kick, but Edge ducks it and hits a spear. Out of nowhere Cena is in the ring going for an AA on Orton but Orton fights out and gets his with a spear from Edge. Cena hits an AA on Edge and pins him for the three count.
Edge has been eliminated.
On the outside, Nexus attack and stomp away at Orton, wearing him down before sending him into the ring to Barrett. Barrett stares at Orton with a big smile on his face. Nexus climbs up to the ring apron, surrounding Orton, but Cena comes in with a chair, taking down two members, while Orton RKO’s the other two. Barrett tries for the wasteland on Orton, but Orton fights out and hits his signature backbreaker. Orton psyches himself up and hits an RKO, pinning Barrett and getting the three count.
Barrett has been eliminated.
Orton gets to his feet and walks right into the bicycle kick, but Sheamus can’t hold him down for three. Sheamus goes for the high cross, but Orton fights out of it. Orton hits the RKO, and pins Sheamus for the three count.
Winner and New WWE Champion: Randy Orton
– After the match, Randy Orton celebrates with the WWE Title in the ring. We go to replays. Orton takes his time celebrating and posing for the fans before we get more replays. Night of Champions goes off the air with Orton, who is all smiles, posing in the corner with the WWE Title.
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