Night of Champions 2009 News Archive

Droz's picks for Night of Champions

Well, I was wrong about my picks from the last pay-per-view; I really got my butt handed to me. I can't be totally right all the time though. Hopefully, I will get back to my winning ways with Night of Champions, but I'm not counting on it. Let's get started and see where it leads us.

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Jeff Hardy def. CM Punk (New World Heavyweight Champion)

PHILADELPHIA -- For weeks, World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk said Jeff Hardy didn't stand a chance against him. There was no way a flawed man like Hardy could defeat a competitor who follows the straightedge way of life, Punk claimed. But at Night of Champions, Jeff Hardy...

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Unified Tag Team Champion Chris Jericho & Big Show def. Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes

PHILADELPHIA - After Chris Jericho made the jaw-dropping announcement to the capacity crowd at Night of Champions that the immense Big Show would stand by his side in his Unifed Tag Team Championship Match, the elite combination soundly defeated Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes to secure the gold.

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WWE Champion Randy Orton def. Triple H & John Cena

PHILADELPHIA — In a scene that greatly resembled WrestleMania XXIV, The Viper repeated history at Night of Champions by retaining the gold in a WWE Championship Triple Threat Match against John Cena and The Game.

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Christian def. Tommy Dreamer (New ECW Champion)

PHILADELPHIA -- It was Tommy Dreamer's wish to defend his hard-earned ECW Championship against Christian at Night of Champions. But the ECW Original fell to his friend in the city with the longest and most storied ECW history, the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia, when Christian became ECW Champion.

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Women's Champion Michelle McCool def. Melina

PHILADELPHIA -- For a while, the WWE Universe may have thought Michelle McCool was all talk -- boasting that she was the greatest Diva in the history of WWE -- without backing up her claims. But in the City of Brotherly Love, the former schoolteacher pulled out the hard-fought...

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Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio def. Dolph Ziggler

PHILADELPHIA -- Young Dolph Ziggler has been trying to make a name for himself in WWE. He looked like he might succeed on this night, but veteran Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio said no how, no way. (PHOTOS) If you are a regular SmackDown viewer, you had a hint of what...

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United States Champion Kofi Kingston def. Primo, MVP, Carlito, Jack Swagger and The Miz (Six Pack Challenge)

PHILADELPHIA - With the odds stacked against him in a Six Pack Challenge, United States Champion Kofi Kingston did the unthinkable and defeated his five opponents to retain his title at Night of Champions.

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Paradise lost?

As a man who exudes the laidback style and peaceful vibe of reggae legend Bob Marley, fellow Jamaican Kofi Kingston appears as an island of tranquility in the turbulent waters of WWE. Make no mistake, however, the United States Champion has no intention of allowing himself to be thrashed like a hammock in a hurricane at Night of Champions this Sunday when he defends his title in a Six Pack Challenge against Big Show, MVP, Carlito, Jack Swagger and The Miz.

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Mickie James def. Maryse (New Divas Champion)

Though doused in the face with perfume by Maryse less than a week before battling for the Divas Championship, Mickie James emerged smelling like a rose after defeating the conceited French Canadian to capture the WWE butterfly.

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