Night of Champions 2015 – The Aftermath

NOTE: This article goes hand in hand with Robert’s picks and predictions for WWE’s 2015 edition of Night of Champions.

Six-Man Tag Team Match
Neville and The Lucha Dragons vs. The Cosmic Wasteland

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A great call for a great match! I hope this is the beginning of wonderful things for The Ascension.

Intercontinental Championship Match
Kevin Owens vs. Ryback

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While I made a bad call for this match – I’m not mad about it. It was another good one, and Owens dominated from the get-go, so the finish made sense.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev

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EDITOR’S NOTE: I really enjoy how this picture brings out Lana’s face, airbrushed right onto Ziggler’s D. 

I may have been a little off on the finish. However, Summer Rae did interfere, leading to Dolph winning.

It was accidental, but my pick still won.

WWE Tag Team Championship Match
The Dudley Boyz vs. The New Day

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Again, this didn’t end quite the way I expected, but my pick still won.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Technically, New Day lost by DQ. They kept the tag titles, though, and that is all that matters.

Divas Championship Match
Charlotte vs. Nikki Bella

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This one made me mad. Not because I didn’t get the pick, or even because of the match – it was the finish that angered me. Nikki, as I had predicted, looked very strong in this bout. She put on a performance that proved she deserved to be Champion. She dominated Charlotte for the entirety of this match. That is, of course, until the finish.

I talked to my buddy, The Prince of the Smarksabout it (that fool is no King), and he tried to convince me that it made sense. That she, like her father, can get beat up throughout a match, and still win. I cannot accept this. Ric Flair was the dirtiest player in the game. He may have been beaten up a lot of the time. but when he won, it was underhanded. Also, she’s her own person. She’s not trying to be her father.

So…why are they booking her like him?

Six-Man Tag Team Match
The Wyatt Family vs. Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and ???

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The Wyatt Family won! YES!

I was let down by the mystery partner being Chris Jericho. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge fan of his (he always puts on a great show), but he also, for the last couple of years, has had a tendency to come back from hiatuses and lose to everybody. I completely forgot about his feud last year with Bray, which he lost. Anyhow, what happened is exactly what I thought would happen.

The mystery partner lost the match. In this match, Braun Strowman did what he has been doing for the past couple of weeks – he laid waste to everyone that got in his way. Even Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns attacking him together weren’t a match for him. It was no surprise that the ending came down to Strowman using his Standing Triangle Choke on Y2J for the win.

United States Championship Match
John Cena vs. Seth Rollins

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Big Match John is back! He beat Seth Rollins, as predicted. This was another great match between the two. Both of them came out looking strong. Obviously, with Cena being the stronger of the two – he managed to pull out the victory.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match
Sting vs. Seth Rollins

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Sure, my pick was Sting, but I also predicted that Seth Rollins would retain his championship – so did I really get it wrong? Like a drunk dad would do, Sting got himself involved in something that he had no business being involved in, and Seth had to put him down. Sting tried to take it to Rollins, and he did for the majority of the match. However, this is a young man’s game, and ultimately Sting couldn’t match the speed and strength of “The Architect.”

Oh yeah, and Kane came back. He choke slammed Rollins, and Sheamus (who was attempting to cash in his MITB briefcase), and then he hit Seth with a Tombstone to end the show. It appears there is a new challenger for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.

In total, I called 5 out of 8 matches.

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Robert Esposito
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