Night of Champions 2008 News Archive

WWE Mobile on AT&T: Kofi Wins Intercontinental Championship

In a shocking turn of events, Kofi Kingston became the new Intercontinental Championship, pinning Chris Jericho's after a distraction by Shawn Michaels.

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Kofi Kingston def. Chris Jericho (New Intercontinental Champion)

DALLAS -- In a surprising turn of events, Kofi Kingston challenged and defeated Chris Jericho for the Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions even before partaking in his first match on Raw as a Superstar of that brand.

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Mark Henry def. Big Show and Kane ( New ECW Champion)

Similar to what Land of the Extreme saw at the 2007 Draft, this year's Draft took the ECW Championship away from his home brand, as Kane was drafted to Raw. At Night of Champions, the gold returned in the form of new ECW Champion Mark Henry when he pinned the Big Red Machine in the Triple Threat Match.

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World Heavyweight Champion Edge def. Batista (World Heavyweight Championship Match)

DALLAS -- World Heavyweight Champion Edge made sure that Batista's apparent last chance at the title was unsuccessful, sending The Animal to his new home on Raw without the gold with the help of SmackDown General Manager Vickie Guerrero. The Rated-R Superstar's victory at Night...

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WWE Champion Triple H def. John Cena (WWE Championship Match)

DALLAS -- It may be difficult to fathom, but up until 10:41 p.m. EST within the confines of the American Airlines Center, Triple H, 12-time World Champion and current reigning WWE Champion, had never, in all his years, defeated his Night of Champions opponent, John Cena. All that changed, however, when the King of Kings capitalized with a Pedigree to earn the victory and retain his prized WWE gold.

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Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes def. World Tag Team Champions Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes (World Tag Team Championship Match)

DALLAS -- At Night of Champions, Ted DiBiase made good on his promise to beat World Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes & Hardcore Holly, along with his mystery partner: Cody Rhodes.

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United States Champion Matt Hardy def. Chavo Guerrero (United States Championship Match)

DALLAS -- United States Champion Matt Hardy withstood a formidable offense from challenger Chavo Guerrero to retain his title. Throughout the bout, Chavo keyed in on Hardy's left knee, delivering punishing attacks and submission moves. Bam Neely even went after the...

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Women's Champion Mickie James def. Katie Lea Burchill (Women's Championship Match)

DALLAS — At Night of Champions, amidst an electrified capacity crowd in the American Airlines Center, heroic Women's Champion Mickie James outfought the cunning Katie Lea Burchill to successfully retain her title.

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WWE Tag Team Champions John Morrison & The Miz def. Finlay & Hornswoggle (WWE Tag Team Championship Match)

DALLAS -- Staying true to their prediction in the latest edition of "The Dirt Sheet," WWE Tag Team Champions John Morrison & The Miz defeated the father-son duo of Finlay & Hornswoggle in front of a sold-out crowd at the American Airlines Center. Using strategic...

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Tangled Titles

Going into Night of Champions this Sunday, the circumstances surrounding many WWE championships have become tangled and twisted. Following the 2008 WWE Draft on Raw Monday night, four champions were drafted to new brands, taking their titles along with them. However, the match line-up for Night of Champions will remain unchanged, meaning that some of the pay-per-view's biggest matches have become inter-brand battles that will determine not only who will hold these championships, but where they will be held.

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