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.

Dates and venues[change | change source]

Event Date City Venue Main Event
Vengeance: Night of Champions[3] June 24, 2007 Houston, Texas Toyota Center[4] John Cena (c) vs. Mick Foley vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Randy Orton vs. King Booker in Five Pack Challenge match for the WWE Championship[5]
Night of Champions (2008)[6] June 29, 2008 Dallas, Texas American Airlines Center[7] Triple H (c) vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship
Night of Champions (2009) July 26, 2009[8] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania[8] Wachovia Center[8] CM Punk (c) vs. Jeff Hardy for the World Heavyweight Championship
Night of Champions (2010) September 19, 2010[9] Rosemont, Illinois[9] Allstate Arena[9] 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 [10] Detroit, Michigan[10] 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

Related pages[change | change source]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. "WWE Night of Champions history". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-07-06. Before WWE's June pay-per-view event was called Night of Champions, it was dubbed Vengeance. Take a look back at the many memorable moments.
  2. "WWF Vengeance PPV". Lords of Pain. 2001-10-01. Retrieved 2008-06-21.
  3. Powell, John (2007-06-24). "Vengeance banal and badly booked". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2009-07-18.
  4. "Vengeance: Night of Champions (2007) Venue". World Wrestling Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2009-07-18.
  5. "WWE Champion John Cena def. King Booker, Randy Orton, Bobby Lashley & Mick Foley (Challenge Match)". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
  6. Bishop, Matt (2008-06-30). "Big names still on top after Night of Champions". SLAM! Sports. Retrieved 2009-07-18.
  7. "Night of Champions (2008) Venue". World Wrestling Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2009-07-18.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Night of Champions 2009". World Wrestling Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-03-26.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "September". WWE Official Calendar 2010. World Wrestling Entertainment.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Cutting, Devin (2013-01-11). "COMPLETE DETAILS AND LOCATIONS ON ALL 2013 WWE PPV EVENTS". PWInsider. Retrieved 11 January 2013.

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