WWE Night of Champions 2014: Live results and coverage - September 21, 2014
The 2014 WWE Night of Champions Kickoff pre-show starts with Renee Young, Big Show, Booker T and Alex Riley at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. We see fans filing into the arena. They talk about Roman Reigns having emergency surgery on Saturday. Renee leads us to a video of Brock Lesnar’s wins over Big Show, The Undertaker and John Cena this week. They come back and Show talks about Lesnar. Riley breaks down how Lesnar dominated the match with Cena atSummerSlam. Renee sends us backstage to Tom Phillips in the social media lounge. He plugs tonight’s hashtag #WWENOC.
We go to the ring and out comes Christian to a big pop for a The Peep Show. Christian says he’s missed us a lot. He says tonight isn’t about him, it’s Night of Champions. Christian says one match has his interest tonight – Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho. Christian brings out Jericho to the ring.
JBL, Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler are on commentary as Jericho comes out to a big pop. Jericho is excited to be on The Peep Show and even more excited to have Christian here. They jokingly argue about when they used to team together. Jericho apologizes for not wearing pants to The Peep Show. They start talking about Randy Orton and Orton interrupts on the big screen. Orton takes credit for Christian not being able to wrestle any more. Orton says when he’s done with Jericho tonight, the only TV show he’ll be able to appear on is Total Divas. Jericho says Orton’s show would be Total Jackass. Jericho fires back at Orton and tells him not to forget who he’s facing tonight. Cole hypes the pay-per-view and that’s it for the pre-show.
- The 2014 WWE Night of Champions pay-per-view kicks off with a video package for the event. We’re live from the Bridgestone Arena as the pyro goes off and Michael Cole welcomes us. The announcers talk about the WWE Tag Team Titles and we go to the ring.
WWE Tag Team Title Match: Stardust and Goldust vs. The Usos
WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos are out first to a nice pop. Stardust and Goldust are out next.
We see the Spanish announce team at ringside. Goldust starts off with Jey Uso and they go at it. Goldust takes it to the corner but Jey turns it around. Jey takes Goldust off his feet and spears him into the corner. Jimmy Uso tags in for some double teaming and a big chop. Goldust turns it around and tags in Stardust to a pop. Uso dodges a move and slams Stardust. Uso drops an elbow for a 2 count. More back and forth. Goldust gets the tag and works Uso over in the corner. Goldust whips Uso hard into the opposite corner and he goes down. Stardust comes back in and works Uso over for a 2 count.
Goldust comes back in and keeps control. Uso fights back but Goldust hits him with a knee to the gut. Goldust runs into an uppercut. Jey finally gets the tag and knocks Stardust off the apron before unloading on Goldust. Uso with big chops. Uso counters a whip and drops Goldust with a right hand. Jey back drops Goldust for a 2 count. Goldust and Stardust end up on the floor. Jey runs off the barricade and nails Stardust. Goldust catches Uso in a big powerslam on the floor. Goldust rolls Uso back in the ring for a 2 count. Stardust tags back in and stomps away on Uso. Stardust works Uso over on the ropes now. Goldust tags back in for some double teaming and a 2 count.
Uso fights out of a headlock. Goldust catches him in a spinebuster for another 2 count. Uso fights Stardust off. Uso goes for a Samoan Drop but Stardust counters it with a neckbreaker for a pair of 2 counts. Stardust takes Jey off the apron and they continue working Jimmy over. More double teaming by Stardust and Goldust. Stardust misses in the corner and hits the ring post. Goldust comes in and stops Jimmy from tagging. Uso misses a kick but goes for another and drops Goldust. Jey finally gets the tag and unloads on Stardust with clotheslines, a kick and more. Stardust counters a move but Uso unloads on his leg with kicks and takes the knee out. Uso slams Stardust’s leg over the apron a few times. Goldust comes over but Jimmy leaps out of the ring onto him. Jey goes to the top and nails a crossbody on Stardust for 2. Jey with a Samoan Drop now. Jey nails the Rikishi splash in the corner and superkicks Goldust. Stardust hits Dark Matter out of nowhere for a close 2 count. Stardust ties up Uso in the corner and smacks him with his glove. Jimmy comes to save his brother and gets knocked into the barrier. Uso with a roll up for 2. Everyone ends up on the floor again after a dive. Uso brings it back in for the big Superfly splash on Stardust but he gets his knees up. Stardust takes advantage and gets the win.
Winners and New WWE Tag Team Champions: Goldust and Stardust
- After the match, Stardust and Goldust celebrate with their titles.
WWE United States Title Match: Cesaro vs. Sheamus
We go to the ring and out comes Cesaro first. WWE United States Champion Sheamus is out next to a decent reaction.
They trade holds to start the match. They go to the ropes and break. Cesaro goes for the arm and they trade holds some more. Sheamus takes Cesaro down. Sheamus takes control until they both tumble out to the floor. They trade shots as the referee counts. Sheamus brings it back in the ring and hits a Battering Ram for a 2 count. Cesaro knocks Sheamus out of the ring with an uppercut out of nowhere.
Sheamus fights back but Cesaro makes a comeback and nails a huge clothesline for a 2 count. Cesaro with two big running uppercuts in the corner. Sheamus catches him with the Irish Curse backbreaker out of nowhere right after the uppercuts. Sheamus with a 2 count. Cesaro blocks the shots on the apron and nails a big boot to the head. More back and forth and pin attempts. Cesaro dodges a Brogue Kick and nails a huge uppercut for a close 2 count. Cesaro with a gutwrench slam attempt but he struggles getting Sheamus up. Cesaro with a boot to the face. Cesaro runs into an elbow. Sheamus with a running knee and a powerslam for a 2 count.
Cesaro ducks a Brogue Kick and rolls Sheamus up for 2. Cesaro with the big double underhook slam for a 2 count. Cesaro goes for the Neutralizer but Sheamus back body drops him. Cesaro blocks another Brogue Kick and slams Sheamus for another close 2 count. The fans are into this one now. Cesaro unloads and knocks Sheamus into the corner. More big shots from Cesaro. Sheamus shoves him off and yells for him to bring more. Cesaro responds with a big running boot to the face. Sheamusnails a Brogue out of nowhere for the win.
- After the match, a dazed Cesaro recovers as Sheamus celebrates and exits with his title in the air.
- Mark Henry is backstage pacing when Big Show walks in. Henry knows the whole country is on the line and says he won’t let us down. Show says Henry has millions of Americans as his tag partner tonight. Show gets Henry pumped up and tells him to tear Rusev’s head off.
- The band Florida Georgia Line comes out and joins commentary with Cole, JBL and Lawler.They will also be performing at Tribute to The Troops this year.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler
Back and forth to start the match. Ziggler nails a nice hip toss before dropping a bunch of elbow drops. Miz avoids the last one and rolls to the apron. Miz drops Ziggler over the top rope and comes back in. Miz blocks a DDT and nails a big kick to the face for a 2 count. Miz keeps control and works Ziggler around the ring. Miz shows off some and dances around as he keeps Ziggler down. Ziggler gets up and fires back. They both go down in the corner as Truth and Sandow cheer them on. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and hits some of his own. Ziggler with a splash in the corner and a neckbreaker. Ziggler gets fired up but Miz blocks the Fame-asser. Ziggler counters that with a roll up for 2. Ziggler clotheslines Miz and they both tumble over the top rope.
Sandow takes advantage of the referee being distracted and pulls Ziggler off the apron before taking him out. Sandow yells at Florida Georgia Line. They stand up to confront him. Sandow mocks them. They both send him to the floor and Truth comes over to assist. Truth chases Sandow off to the back as Miz looks on. Miz turns around to a superkick from Ziggler for a close 2 count. Ziggler blocks the Skull Crushing Finale but Miz also blocked the Fame-asser. Miz applies the Figure Four now. It’s broken and they struggle. Ziggler drops Miz for another close 2 count. Ziggler waits for Miz to get up but Sandow appears on the apron. Ziggler superkicks him off but Miz takes advantage and rolls Ziggler up with a hand full of tights for the win.
Winner and New WWE Intercontinental Champion: The Miz
- After the match, Sandow and Miz celebrate in Ziggler’s face and leave with the title as Ziggler looks on. The announcers plug Florida Georgia Line’s new album and we get a replay of their involvement in the match.
- The announcers talk about Roman Reigns’ condition and emergency surgery.