WWE Night of Champions

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Night of Champions is a yearly professional wrestling pay-per-view (PPV) event run by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

The event started as a pay-per-view under the name Vengeance in 2001,[1] replacing Armageddon for that year due to the possible insensitivity of the latter's name with respect to the September 11 attacks.[2] In 2002, Vengeance took over Fully Loaded's pay-per-view spot. The 2003 event was belonged to the SmackDown! brand, while from 2004 to 2006, the events were Raw only. In 2005, Vengeance was moved again, this time changing positions with The Great American Bash.

The 2007 event was named Vengeance: Night of Champions, as all nine WWE championships were defended that night. In 2008, the event was renamed to Night of Champions, keeping the format of the 2007 event, but dropping the Vengeance name. In 2009, the event was moved back to July.

Night of Champions dates and venues[change | change source]

Event Date City Venue Main Event
Vengeance (2001) December 9, 2001 San Diego, California San Diego Sports Arena Chris Jericho vs. Steve Austin in a World vs. WWF Championship unification match to determine the first Undisputed WWF Champion
Vengeance (2002) July 21, 2002 Detroit, Michigan Joe Louis Arena The Undertaker (c) vs. The Rock vs. Kurt Angle in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Undisputed Championship
Vengeance (2003) July 27, 2003 Denver, Colorado Pepsi Center Brock Lesnar (c) vs. Kurt Angle vs. The Big Show in a Triple Threat match for the WWE Championship
Vengeance (2004) July 11, 2004 Hartford, Connecticut Hartford Civic Center Chris Benoit (c) vs. Triple H for the World Heavyweight Championship
Vengeance (2005) June 26, 2005 Paradise, Nevada Thomas & Mack Center Batista (c) vs. Triple H in a Hell in a Cell match for the World Heavyweight Championship
Vengeance (2006) June 25, 2006 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Bobcats Arena D-Generation X (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) vs. The Spirit Squad (Kenny, Johnny, Mitch, Nicky and Mikey) in a 2-on-5 Handicap match
Vengeance: Night of Champions June 24, 2007 Houston, Texas Toyota Center John Cena (c) vs. Mick Foley vs. King Booker vs. Randy Orton vs. Bobby Lashley in a "WWE Championship Challenge" for the WWE Championship
Night of Champions (2008)[3] June 29, 2008 Dallas, Texas American Airlines Center[4] Triple H (c) vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship[5]
Night of Champions (2009) July 26, 2009[6] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[6] Wachovia Center[6] CM Punk (c) vs. Jeff Hardy for the World Heavyweight Championship
Night of Champions (2010) September 19, 2010 Rosemont, Illinois Allstate Arena TBA
Night of Champions (2011) September 18, 2011 Buffalo, New York First Niagara Center Triple H vs. CM Punk in a No Disqualification match; If CM Punk would have won, Triple H would have to resign as COO of WWE
Night of Champions (2012) September 16, 2012 Boston, Massachusetts TD Garden CM Punk (c) vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship; Sheamus (c) vs. Alberto Del Rio for the World Heavyweight Championship
Night of Champions (2013) September 15, 2013 Detroit, Michigan Joe Louis Arena Randy Orton (c) vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship
Night of Champions (2014) September 21, 2014 TBA TBA TBA

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