- Dolph Ziggler w/Vickie Guerrero vs. Randy Orton
Vickie Guerrero is out to introduce her man, Mr. Money in the Bank, who makes his way out to the ring for a non-title match at Night of Champions. Ziggler gets a nice reaction from this heel-friendly crowd.
Randy Orton is out next, and he too gets a nice reaction from the crowd.
The bell rings and Ziggler and Orton lock up. Ziggler backs Orton into the corner, but they both push each other around the ring. Ziggler is able to take Orton down to the mat, and avoid something, so he immediately gloats. Another lock up and Orton clamps on a side headlock. Ziggler pushes him off, but eats a shoulder block. Ziggler gets up, only to catch a big clothesline. Orton stomps away at Dolph before hitting him with a big uppercut.
Ziggler hits a beautiful dropkick for two, then chokes Randy in the corner with his boot. Ziggler catches Orton with a kick to the chest, and takes him down to the mat for a two count. Ziggler punches away at Orton’s neck before hitting him with a big elbow to the back of the head. Orton is able to hit a big rope assisted suplex, putting Ziggler down for a two count of his own.
Orton hits his signature backbreaker before putting Ziggler down with a couple of clotheslines, and a quick powerslam. Ziggler rolls out to the apron. Orton tries for the suspension DDT, but Ziggler fights out and rolls him up for two. Ziggler tries for the rocker dropper, but Orton counters with a powerbomb. Orton pins Ziggler for two. Orton drags Ziggler into the corner and seats him on the top rope before hitting him with a couple of big rights. Orton tries for a superplex, but Ziggler is able to fight him off. Ziggler stands on the middle rope and hits a big missile dropkick that’s good for another two count.
Orton and Ziggler trade right hands, getting up to their feet. Orton is able to grab Orton’s head and snap his throat across the top rope for yet another two count. Ziggler stomps away at Orton’s chest before hitting him with a series of elbow drops that puts Orton down for two. Ziggler locks in a rear chin lock, and Orton looks to be fading.
Orton is able to fight up to his feet, hitting a belly to back suplex to break the hold. Orton runs into a back elbow, then a big clothesline that gives him another two count. Ziggler locks in another rear chin lock. Orton fights out of the hold again with a head butt. Orton and Ziggler trade rights, but Orton hits a big dropkick to put Dolph down.
Ziggler is able to hit a DDT out of nowhere which is good for another two count. Ziggler climbs up to the top rope and waits for Orton to stand. Orton is able to crotch Ziggler, and he hits him with a couple of rights before heading up after him. Orton hits a top rope superplex, but it’s not enough for a three count.
Orton and Ziggler trade strikes in the middle of the ring. Neither man seems willing to give ground, but Orton is able to come up with a back elbow, and clothesline, only to eat a rocker dropper for another near fall. Ziggler tries for a sleeper, but he ends up on the ring apron. Ziggler drops to the floor and he and Orton fight on the outside where Orton tosses him into the barricade.
Orton tosses Ziggler over the barricade and uses the guard rail for the suspension DDT, usually performed with the middle rope. Orton drags Ziggler back into the ring, and he goes for the pin, but Ziggler puts his foot on the rope. Orton tries for the RKO, but Ziggler counters with a roll up. Ziggler is able to lock on the sleeper hold, but Orton throws him off. Orton pops Ziggler up into an RKO, and gets the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton
WWE Divas Championship Match
- Layla (c) vs. Eve Torres
Layla is the first woman to make her way out to the ring, and the champion gets a pretty dead reaction as most of the crowd make their way to concessions and bathrooms.
Eve is out next, and she too, doesn’t get much of a reaction at all.
The bell rings and both women lock up. Layla rolls up Eve for a quick two count. Another lock up and Eve locks in a head lock, taking Layla down to the mat.
Eve catches Layla with a cheap shot before sending her crashing to the outside. Eve follows and slams Layla down into the floor before sending her crashing into the ring apron. Eve sends things back into the ring and kicks at Layla’s stomach. Eve sends Layla into the corner hard before choking her against the middle rope. Eve sits on the top and clamps on another rear chin lock. She kicks Layla down to the mat before going for the pin, getting another two count.
Layla counters into a head scissors, and takes Eve down with an arm drag. Another lock up and Eve works over Layla’s arm, but Layla is able to clamp on a head lock and hit a big shoulder block. Layla and Eve trade roll ups before Layla puts on another head lock before hitting a low dropkick to Eve’s head.
Eve locks on a body scissors, transitioning into a head scissors to wear down Layla. She goes into the ropes for more leverage and is forced to break. Layla comes back with a big DDT, and a dropkick to the side of the face. Layla takes Eve down to the mat, but misses her corner splash. Eve hits a neckrbeaker, and pins Layla, getting the three count.
Winner and NEW WWE Divas Champion: Eve