Seth Rollins, who until the Night of Champions was the reigning United States Champion, went one-on-one with John Cena for the title. While Rollins had to contend with a loss, it wasn’t entirely a sob story for him by the time the night ended. In an encounter with Sting for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, he retained the title.
The contest spawned on the August 24 edition of Monday Night Raw when Sting challenged Rollins to a fight for the world title. Not only did Sting lose, he also landed with a “significant” neck injury. Wrestling Observer reports that the extent of the injury as of yet is unknown. Sting, who made his debut in WWE last November, does not compete in matches regularly. In a statement posted on the official website, WWE said, “Sting reportedly sustained an injury Sunday night during his WWE World Heavyweight Title Match against Seth Rollins.”
Chris Jericho made a comeback to WWE. Initially a mystery contestant in the team that consisted of Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns, Jericho returned to the wrestling stage in a match against the Wyatt Family. Although Jericho’s side had to face defeat, his return was surely one of the underlining attractions of the event. The biggest announcement of the evening, however, came in a commercial that promoted upcoming special WWE events, wherein it was revealed that Brock Lesnar and the Undertaker will go head-to-head in a final battle at the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view next month.
Some of the other matches and their corresponding winners of the event include:
Neville & The Lucha Dragons vs. The Cosmic Wasteland/Winner: The Cosmic Wasteland
Ryback vs. Kevin Owens for the Intercontinental Championship/Winner: Kevin Owens
Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev/Winner: Dolph Ziggler
The New Day vs. The Dudley Boyz for the Tag Team Championship/Winner: The New Day
Nikki Bella vs. Charlotte for Divas Championship/ Winner: Charlotte
Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Chris Jericho vs. The Wyatt Family/Winners: The Wyatt Family
Seth Rollins vs. John Cena for the United States Championship/Winner: John Cena
Seth Rollins vs. Sting for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship/Winner: Seth Rollins
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