WWE Night of Champions

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WWE Night of Champions
The WWE Night of Champions logo
The WWE Night of Champions logo used from 2014–2015
Other name(s)Vengeance: Night of Champions (2007)
Promotion(s)WWE
Brand(s)Raw (2007–2010)
SmackDown (2007–2010)
ECW (2007–2009)
First eventVengeance: Night of Champions
Last eventNight of Champions (2015)
Event gimmickAll active WWE championships are defended

WWE Night of Champions was a professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event and WWE Network event produced by professional wrestling promotion WWE.[1] The inaugural event took place on June 24, 2007 and was a crossover with Vengeance. In 2008, Vengeance was dropped in favor of Night of Champions and it took over the June pay-per-view event slot. Night of Champions moved to July in 2009 and to September in 2010. In 2016, Night of Champions was replaced on the PPV schedule by Clash of Champions.

History[edit]

Night of Champions was a pay-per-view event consisting of a main event and undercard that feature championship matches and other various matches. The first event was produced as a pay-per-view event for the WWE. The inaugural event took place on June 24, 2007 under the name Vengeance: Night of Champions at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas and aired live on PPV. In the nine editions of the event, the WWE Championship was defended in the main event 7 times, with the World Heavyweight Championship defended once, and in 2011, the main event was a non-championship match.[citation needed]

In 2016, Night of Champions was replaced on the PPV schedule by Clash of Champions.

Concept[edit]

The concept of this pay-per-view is that all WWE titles are defended. Starting in 2010, non-title matches were also included on the card.

In previous years, ten titles that have been defended at the pay-per-view include:

Dates and venues[edit]

Event Date City Venue Main Event
Vengeance: Night of Champions[2] June 24, 2007 Houston, Texas Toyota Center[3] John Cena (c) vs. Mick Foley vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Randy Orton vs. King Booker in Five Pack Challenge match for the WWE Championship[4]
Night of Champions (2008)[5] June 29, 2008 Dallas, Texas American Airlines Center[6] Triple H (c) vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship
Night of Champions (2009) July 26, 2009[7] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[7] Wachovia Center[7] CM Punk (c) vs. Jeff Hardy for the World Heavyweight Championship
Night of Champions (2010) September 19, 2010[8] Rosemont, Illinois[8] Allstate Arena[8] Sheamus (c) vs. Wade Barrett vs. Chris Jericho vs. Edge vs. Randy Orton vs. John Cena in a Six-Pack Elimination Match for the WWE Championship
Night of Champions (2011) September 18, 2011 Buffalo, New York First Niagara Center Triple H vs. CM Punk in a No Disqualification match
Night of Champions (2012) September 16, 2012 Boston, Massachusetts TD Garden CM Punk (c) vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship
Night of Champions (2013) September 15, 2013 [9] Detroit, Michigan[9] Joe Louis Arena Randy Orton (c) vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship
Night of Champions (2014) September 21, 2014 Nashville, Tennessee Bridgestone Arena Brock Lesnar (c) vs. John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Night of Champions (2015) September 20, 2015 Houston, Texas Toyota Center Seth Rollins (c) vs. Sting for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WWE Night of Champions history". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-07-06.
  2. ^ Powell, John (2007-06-24). "Vengeance banal and badly booked". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2009-07-18.
  3. ^ "Vengeance: Night of Champions (2007) Venue". World Wrestling Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2009-07-18.
  4. ^ "WWE Champion John Cena def. King Booker, Randy Orton, Bobby Lashley & Mick Foley (Challenge Match)". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  5. ^ Bishop, Matt (2008-06-30). "Big names still on top after Night of Champions". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2009-07-18.
  6. ^ "Night of Champions (2008) Venue". World Wrestling Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2009-07-18.
  7. ^ a b c "Night of Champions 2009". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-03-26.
  8. ^ a b c "September". WWE Official Calendar 2010. World Wrestling Entertainment.
  9. ^ a b Cutting, Devin (2013-01-11). "COMPLETE DETAILS AND LOCATIONS ON ALL 2013 WWE PPV EVENTS". PWInsider. Retrieved 11 January 2013.

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