Tyson Kidd vs. Brodus Clay vs. Zack Ryder vs. Justin Gabriel vs. Heath Slater vs. Santino Marella vs. Primo vs. Epico vs. Tensai vs. Michael McGillicutty vs. Darren Young vs. Titus O’Neil vs. Jinder Mahal vs. JTG vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Ted Dibiase
It’s odd that they stopped at 16 men, why not add Uso’s, Riley and Hawkins? Slater starts the match saying that he’s the One Man Band, and everyone attacks him and tosses him out. The eliminations become fast & often, as Brodus & Tensai dominate. The two of them finally go nose to nose. The PTP & Drew help Tensai get Brodus over the top. We are down to the PTP, Santino, Tensai & Ryder. Santino hits Tensai with the Cobra, then Young, but Santino goes for a pin, because he’s a moron I guess. Titus then comes over and tosses Santino over the top. Titus picks up Young, and does suplex to splash on Tensai. The PTP then go after Ryder, Ryder lowers the bridge and Titus flies over the top. Young tries to get Ryder over, but Tensai comes over and tries to toss both over…but Ryder hangs on and Young is out! Ryder goes for the Rough Ryder on Tensai, but Tensai holds on, and tries to power Ryder over the top, but Ryder hangs on, and pulls Tensai to the floor!
Winner & #1 Contender – Zack Ryder
Michael Cole welcomes us to the broadcast, giving us the news that Jerry Lawler will be on his way home to Memphis very soon. He then introduces JBL as the Color Commentator.
Eve is with the PTP, who is upset that they do not have the Tag Title shots tonight. Eve is pulled away due to an emergency, and Kaitlyn was attacked backstage, and is unable to compete. Kaitlyn said that the attackers face was covered.
Recap of Kane & Daniel Bryan’s Anger Management sessions
Kofi Kingston & R-Truth (c) vs. Team Friendship
Kofi is in new yellow tights, with Truth in white pants with yellow print. I’m not sure if this continues Kofi’s comic/movie tights, he is not staying still enough, although the argument can be made that it’s Bumblebee from Transformers. Kane dominates the match. He & Bryan get into an argument, and they shove each other back and forth. Bryan wants to Hug It Out. Kofi then makes his way in, and he is on fire. Kofi hits the Boom Drop on Bryan. Kofi is calling for Trouble in Paradise, but Kane pulls Bryan out of the ring to save him from the kick. Kofi then tries a springboard on Bryan in the ring, but Bryan catches him and locks in the No Lock until Truth breaks it up. Bryan hits a dropkick on Kofi, and Kane tags himself in. Kane & Bryan argue as Kane climbs the top rope for his clothesline. Kofi comes to, and tries a top rope hurra canrana, but Bryan holds on to Kane’s leg! They argue some more, and Bryan shoves Kane off the top, and he lands on Kofi for the pin!!
Winner & NEW Champions – Team Friendship
After the match, both Kane & Bryan argue that they, by themselves, are the tag team champions.
Eve updates Booker that Kaitlyn is unable to compete tonight. Booker says that she will still get her shot at a later date. Teddy then says that it is Night of Champions, and Layla has to defend the title. Booker gives Eve the match.
Antonio Cesaro (c) (w/ Aksana) vs. Zack Ryder
Cesaro says ‘Unfair’ in all 5 languages to express his feelings on this match. Cesaro overpowers Ryder to start the match. Ryder gets a few licks in, but Cesaro stays in control. Cesaro hits the lift up European uppercut for 2 (this should be his finisher). Ryder fights back, hits a back elbow, then a 2nd rope dropkick for 2. Cesaro goes for suplex, but Ryder holds in, and hits a Neckbreaker for 2. Ryder hits a top rope hurra canranna, sending Cesaro into the corner. Ryder goes for the Broski Boot, but Aksana pulls Cesaro out of the way. Ryder chases after Cesaro, but Cesaro regroups, catches Ryder and hits the Neutralizer for the pin.
Winner & Still Champion – Antonio Cesaro
Backstage, Alberto & Otunga are taking. Ricardo enters with his neckbrace off, and Alberto & Otunga bully Ricardo to get him to put it back on.
They show the trailer for Dredd 3D.
Lillian welcomes some Breast Cancer Survivors in the crowd, who are wearing Cena’s new pink shirt.
Backstage Bryan & Kane catch up with Dr. Shelby, but saying that they are each, individually, the Tag Team Champions. AJ Lee steps in and wants them to be happy for each other. Bryan says congratulations to Kane. Kane just walks away, and Bryan starts yelling that he’s the Tag Team Champions again to AJ & Shelby. Kane then comes back and gives Bryan a Gatorade bath! Kane says that he’s so happy, he’s going to Disney World! Great stuff.
Recap of Sheamus’s Borough Kick being banned.
Recap of Cena vs. Punk…what a promo to end Raw last week.
CM Punk (c) (w/ Paul Heyman) vs. John Cena
Paul Heyman announces Punk to the ring. Punk is wearing white tights with navy pinstripes in Boston! (Don’t worry fellow Chicagoans, still has the 4 stars). Cena is out in his new Breast Cancer Awareness garb with the classic jorts. Punk stalls while holding up the belt, trying to get into Cena’s head. Cena’s dad is ringside. The match starts out slow, seemingly to build that ‘big fight feel’ that Cole keeps talking about. They fight to the floor, and Cena tosses Punk over the wall next to his dad. Cena pulls Punk back over the wall with a Fisherman’s Suplex. Back in the ring, Cena goes for the AA, but Punk slides out and kicks Cena in the side of the head. Punk locks on a Camel Clutch, but Cena powers out by standing up, only for Punk to hit elbow after elbow to back of the head & neck.
Punk with a springboard, but Cena catches him. Cena goes for the AA, but Punk holds onto the ropes. Cena sends Punk to the floor, and hits a suicide dive?!?! Cena goes for the 5 Knuckle Shuffle, but Punk grabs Cena and locks in the Anaconda Vice. Cena powers out, and locks in the STF. Punk rolls out of it, and locks in the Crossface. Cena picks up Punk again, and drops him on his back. Punk dropkicks Cena into the corner, Punk hits the running knee, but then lays out Cena, and hits the Top Rope Elbow Drop for 2.
Punk is calling for the GTS, but Cena counters it by grabbing Punk’s leg, and locking in the STF again. Punk is working towards the ropes for the break, and he finally gets there. They cut to a worries Heyman standing at ringside. Cena charges Punk as he finally gets up, but Punk gets Cena up, and nails the GTS, but only gets a 2 count! Punk is clearly frustrated, and is just stomping away on Cena. Punk goes for the GTS again, Cena slides through, goes for the AA, Punk slides out, but Cena hits the back powerbomb, and the 5 Knuckle Shuffle, followed by the AA, but only gets a 2 count!
Cena goes to the top for his Top Rope Leg Drop, but Punk dodges it, hits a Roundhouse Kick for 2. Punk hits a few backhands, and a knee to the temple for 2. Punk goes back to the top rope, and goes for a Moonsault, but Cena rolls out of the way. Cena tries for another AA, Punk slides out, and hits a 2nd GTS! And for the 2nd time, Cena kicks out! Punk hits a ROCK BOTTOM, but only gets a 2 count. Punk is incredibly frustrated, and is stalling getting back to Cena, and Cena pops up and hits another AA, and again Punk kicks out! Cena lifts Punk to the top rope, and Cena hits a German off the top for the pin! Cena’s music plays, and he starts to celebrate with the Title. The ref stops the music, and says that both men’s shoulders will on the mat, and the match is a DRAW?!? Cena wants the match restarted, but Punk lays him out with the title belt.
No Contest – Double Pin
Tags: aksana, alberto del rio, Antonio Cesaro, Battle Royal, Booker T, brodus clay, cm punk, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, Darren Young, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Epico, Eve, Eve Torres, Heath Slater, I'm The Tag Team Champions, Jinder Mahal, john cena, JTG, Justin Gabriel, Kaitlyn, kane, Kane & Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston, Kofi Kingston & R-Truth, Layla, michael mcgillicutty, Night of Champions, Night of Champions 2012, Primetime Players, Primo, R-Truth, randy orton, rey mysterio, Santino Marella, sheamus, sin cara, Team Friendship, ted dibiase, Teddy Long, Tensai, The Miz, titus o'neil, Tyson Kidd, World Heavyweight Championship, WWE, wwe championship, WWE Divas Championship, WWE Intercontinental Championship, wwe night of champions, WWE Night of Champions 2012, WWE Tag Team Championship, WWE United States Championship, zack ryder