WWE Night Of Champions Results (9/16/12) - Two Title Changes; CM Punk Retains

WWE Night of Champions Results
Sunday, September 16, 2012
From the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts
Report by Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com

The show opens with a video package highlighting the championship theme of the evening, and the fact that every title will be on the line tonight, as well as the main feuds heading into tonight's show.

The pyro hits and that horrible Kevin Rudolph song plays again as Michael Cole welcomes us to the show. Cole begins the PPV with an update on Jerry Lawler. He talks about Lawler's heart attack on Monday and the events that immediately followed, including 15 minutes of CPR being performed on Lawler, which ultimately saved his life. Lawler is recovering, cracking jokes, and thanks the fans. And Jerry Lawler will be going home to Memphis this week. Cole gets ready to introduce Lawler's replacement for the evening, but Justin Roberts interrupts him, bringing out JBL.

JBL says this is a hard situation, and he's keeping Jerry's seat warm, but by the time he comes back, it might be on fire.

Fatal 4-Way Match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
- The Miz (c) vs. Sin Cara, Rey Mysterio & Cody Rhodes

The entrances:

They're interrupted by Lillian Garcia who brings out the Miz for the first match. Miz has a mic in hand and criticizes Booker T's brilliant idea. Tonight is supposed to be all about Miz, a champion, and he's the only champion who has to defend his belt against three different challengers, and Miz is filing an official complaint. He won't stop until his voice is head, because he's the Miz, and he's interrupted by Rey Mysterio, who comes out to a big pop.

Cody Rhodes is the third competitor to make his way out into the arena. Rhodes gets a mostly negative reaction, but he's got a couple of fans in the crowd.

Finally, Sin Cara makes his way out to the ring last, and he gets a pretty indifferent reaction from the crowd, especially compared to someone like Mysterio.

The start:

Everyone will be in the ring for this one. The bell rings and Cody and Cara go at it, with Cody tossing Cara to the floor. Rhodes and Miz try to take out Mysterio, but they're taken out with a double cross body by Cara. Cara and Mysterio clear the ring and stare each other down, but Miz pulls Mysterio from the ring.

Mid-match notes:

Cody and Miz double team Cara, stomping away at him. Miz holds Cara so Cody can get a shot, but when Cody tries to reciprocate, Cara is able to reverse things with a headscissors. Cara sends Cody from the ring before taking Miz out as well with a nice arm drag.

Cody charges at Mysterio but ends up thrown out of the ring. Cara and Mysterio match up, trading kicks before Cara hits a hurricanrana. Rey goes for one of his own and Cara shoulders him, but Rey is able to connect anyway. Rey goes for the pin but it's broken up. Miz stomps away at Rey while Cody focuses on Cara. Cody hits a front suplex on Cara and Miz blasts Rey with a running knee. Cody hits Cara with a punch and teases a pin, Miz goes to break it up. Miz and Cody square off, trading quick blows. Cody tries for the disaster kick but misses. Miz hits a neckbreaker before back dropping Cody to the outside. Mysterio rolls up Miz, but ends up being rolled up by Cara.

Cara and Mysterio hit Miz with stereo kicks before turning to each other with nasty kicks to the thigh. Cara sends Mysterio into the ring, but runs into a drop toe hold into the middle turnbuckle. Mysterio begins heading to the top, but he's stopped by a kick to the top of the head from Cara. Cara heads up after Mysterio, but he's pulled away by Rhodes who hits him with the disaster kick, but Cara kicks out at two. Cody heads up after Rey, trying for a superplex, but it's broken up by Miz, who powerbombs Rhodes while he superplexes Rey. Rey tries to pin both men unsuccessfully. Miz sends Rhodes and Cara crashing out to the floor before choking Mysterio in the ropes.

Miz kicks at Mysterio's legs and hits the low DDT which is good for another two count. Miz picks up Mysterio, but eats a kick to the chest. Mysterio slides to the outside and Miz ends up eating a springboard missile dropkick that sends him to the outside. Cara hits a suicide dive to take out Miz while Mysterio hits a hurricanrana to send Rhodes into the barricade before hitting a flying seated senton from the apron. Cara sends Miz back into the ring and hits a slingshot body press, but it's not enough to keep Miz down for two. Miz takes Cara out, but he's taken out by Mysterio who hits a springboard moonsault, but the pin is broken up by Rhodes.

Cody drives Rey's face into the canvas hard for a two count. He goes for Cara, but ends up in the ropes. Miz sends Cara shoulder first into the ring post, but Mysterio sends him into the ropes. Cody avoids the 619, but Miz doesn't. Miz drops the dime, but Rhodes pulls Mysterio from the ring. Rhodes goes for the pin, but Cara breaks it up. Rhodes stomps away at Cara before bringing him up to his feet and hitting a snap mare. Rhodes rips at Cara's mask, but Mysterio breaks it up with a seated senton. Rhodes comes right back, sending Mysterio flying from the ring. Cara hits Rhodes with an enzugiri. He pulls out one of his masks and goes to put it on Rhodes, but he ends up being caught with a neckbreaker from Miz for another two count.

The finish:

Miz goes for a powerbomb on Cara, but Cara slips the mask on Miz. Rhodes tries for cross Rhodes on Cara, but Miz, who can't see, hits the SCF on Rhodes. He pins Cody for the three count.

Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: The Miz

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  • Jeff Ono

    Hooray, Super Punk beats Cena again! Give me a break. Are you Cena Haters happy? Punk's boring monotonous victories are no different than what you hated about Cena always winning. Punk-Rock will not sell PPV buys (at least not on Punk's part). Boring.

    • Giovanni

      your right, plus if Punk can win in Chi-Town why can't Cena win Beantown

      • Gary

        Cena can't even get a pop from his own home town which is sad and truly shows his relationship with he fans at this point. He should be turned Heel, regardless of merchandise sales (heels still sell, from what I know). And yes, Jeff…Punk definitely should have won. Aligning him with Heyman and then giving him a loss would have made no sense creatively…plus part of this story line now is the championship reign and they're going to run with that. On a final note I would 100% rather see Punk vs. Rock than another poor match between Rock & Cena. I also think Punk should WIN that match. Use Rock to actually elevate "The Best In The World."

        • izblack

          Punk/Rock won’t be a good match at all. Rock has one 1 on 1 match in 7 years and Punk won’t be able too carry him the way Cena did.

    • H.M.

      Don't start posting comments out of joy until you let the whole show unfold bud.

    • Mark

      We hate Cena, ruined WWE for the past 4-6 years, Gimmick chance maybe, yeah, REALLY, REALLY!!! And stop selling on your arse, or learn to sell period!!!!!!!

      • Butch!

        Hate Cena? He changed the WWE since he arrived.. Making a debut beating Kurt Angle (who was at the peak at the time) & you telling me he ruins WWE? You suck.. Cena is a wrestler with ambition who made his dreams a reality, much better than what Punk is.. Cena will get his time again, so to all you Cena-Haters? EFF OFF!!

      • Hate Cena? He changed the WWE since he arrived.. Making a debut beating Kurt Angle (who was at the peak at the time) & you telling me he ruins WWE? You suck.. Cena is a wrestler with ambition who made his dreams a reality, much better than what Punk is.. so to all you Cena-Haters? EFF OFF!!

    • Mr. E

      U mad bro?

    • Bault16

      I got think your a wrestling fan..

      • Bault16


    • Big D

      Yes. Very.

    • Austin

      Horray the most boring guy in the WWE wins again he should hav lost it at extreme rules or even royal rumble

      • izblack


    • dlink

      Come on "Jeff Ono", don't you mean Super Cena! Cena is always winning over other competitors….what good is that?! Cena (as much as I hate to say it) is already over, he's the face of the company (unfortunately). What does Cena gain by winning? What does Cena gain by going over other talent?

      What is he proving…really?! WWE will hurt themselves (which they do consistently) by continuing to allow Cena to win every match (which they have and they're now suffering because of that). They tried putting him over so much that, they put him over too much (more than they needed too). We understand that he's the face but you have to lose to.

      How does the WWE begin to get over other main event talent? You can't have Cena winning all the time because, if you do that then he's not putting over anyone else and then in essence WWE is not left with any main time players. Do you understand this concept?!

    • Liam Payne

      Cena loses far to often now, he’s hated for winning or loses, not being funny but he does need a heel turn, ‘ ruthless aggression ‘ got him to where he is, not rising above hate.. One of his biggest fans, hate seeing his boring character, anyone agree?

  • Giovanni

    Wwe creative knows how to ruin a possible match of the year just trips can have da moty, and i mean post-mania

    • bryan

      Form coherent sentences.

  • Mike

    Orton beating Ziggler, give me a break.

  • MonstaHeel450

    Somebody call the cops….. KAITLYN GOT ROBBED!!! (sigh) Who didnt see this comin, right, Eve? Stealin a page from Tonya/Nancy huh? Once again, no push for u, Kaits. And they wonder why the Divas match had a "ghost town reaction" (with crickets). Lets see what happens on Raw.

    • Bault16

      Who cares?

  • Mark

    Once in a lifetime kinda gave the game away, Cena v Rock was ‘Once in a lifetime’ we dont need to go tho that again!! Punk v Rock will be amazing, punks in the best shape of his life against a washed up veteran!!! Still respect Rocky, but time to put Punk over, unlike Ortan STILL refuses to do with with Ziggles tonight!!!

    • Danny_Boy

      And unlike Punk who refuses tooo put anybody else over as well.

      • Gary

        Punk is the champion, genius. The Champion doesn't put over up-and-comers. Matter of fact, he doesn't even face them. Who should be "put over?" Cena? Maybe you don't know what the term means. It means taking a loss to elevate someone else. That simply can't happen as part of this story line because he won't face the type of guys who need a push b/c those guys are simply not in the main event picture.

        • IZBLACK

          Who has Punk ever elevated in the six years he's been in the WWE?

  • Joe

    Man wwe screwed up a great match I’m mean really at least if punk was to walk out of Boston as champion they should have had him pin cena or if cena was to win they could have left it as it was

    • Bault16

      They probably want to do a rematch… Simple logic.

    • izblack

      That funny you say that b/c when someone like HHH or Cena was champ you were probably one of those snarks that was crying about how they never put anybody over, I can smell Punk fan from you from a mile away. Punk hasn’t elevated anyone since he came too the E in 06. And if he has please by all means who?

      • Steve C

        How could punk elevate anyone when he was held down for soooooo long?? Not even a year as punk being a top guy and people moan where as cena has been on the top and main eventing for over 6years!! Wwe title always should be main event not the “face of the company”! The way cena always main events is making punk lose even when winning!!

  • Joey

    I thought this was a good PPV. Better than Summerslam. Great matches from Orton/Ziggler, IC title four-way, and of course Cena and Punk put on a PHENOMONAL match, like always. Complain about the ending all you want, but if it gives another match like that, I'm all for it! The only thing I have to complain about is the logic in the Sheamus/Del Rio match… so you make the storyline about making the Brogue Kick ILLEGAL, but you make it legal anyways? Pointless. Irregardless, it was a good match with some close nearfalls and I loved Sheamus teasing submission. They made Orton tap, so Sheamus tapping didn't seem that impossible to comprehend for me. Loved the backstage comedy from Kane and D-Bryan, these two are golden and I can't wait to see what they do each week while their predicaments (especially now as champs) become more and more comedic. Like I said, great PPV, and I look forward to (most) of these storylines down the road.

  • Joey

    I also think that Punk adding the Rock Bottom to his repertoire pretty much confirms at some point down the road, he will face Rocky and is Punk's and the writer's way of winking at the audience that it will happen.

    • Gary

      I also think aligning him with Heyman gives them a great story line chance for a match against Lesnar further down the road. You can have Lesnar angry that Heyman isn't concentrating on Him and rather splitting his duties, leading to a match between both guys.

  • MonstaHeel450

    Once again Kaitlyn gets robbed of a push…. and they wonder why this Divas match had a huge 'ghosttown reaction'. Thanx, Eve. Good to steal a page from the Tonya/Nancy saga 20 years ago. See how long this reign lasts…

  • nails

    Cena vs Punk was a fantastic match!

  • Jman72485

    Theyre going at the Punk heel turn the wrong way. I like him as a face and his heel turn before, when he came out dressed as Jeff hardy. He he seems like hes trying to play a classic heel but is trying way too hard and the fans won’t let him turn. He should go face again if not a tweener…

    • Bault16

      Ou should be a creative writer

      • Gary

        Hey Bault. He's right. The fans chant his name almost regardless of what he does and where he is. CM Punk chants in Boston last night were louder than any Cena fans. He should be a tweener similar to StoneCold

  • Bigdaddychuck

    Here is my question so let’s say Punk beats Cena at hiac next month.. Than what happens?? Is he going to face Cena till rumble?

    • Joey

      Given what they've done with ADR and Sheamus, most likely.

    • mckendo

      Lesnar will come back at HIAC and we will see the formation of Lensar, Punk, and Heyman.. just a prediction

  • John

    I think that the tag division is deffinately getting stronger and im liking what I see, food for Bryan and Kane

  • So sad how obvious these results were. Maybe its time to bring Cena back to the “Ruthless Aggression” era, and away from acting like the Rock. He is muscular and the lightest touch makes him dizzy, then poof he is all better. MOVE ON!!!
    Heel or Face, Punk is not The future, he is Boring.

    • Gary

      You're right. He's not good on the mic or int he ring…lol

      Or, he's probably the best guy they have on the mic and one of the best in the ring. Every match he is in, against whoever, is worth watching. I don't miss a promo or match of his b/c they're easily a level above everyone else right now.

      • izblack

        Pinkos not the best guy they gave on the mic nor is he even close too being the best the ring. All of Punk’s promos the past year have been him crying & bitching about getting no respect. It’s the same shit every week from him. And best in the ring? That’s laughable, Cena, Jericho, HHH, Bryan have carried that dude inside the ring. You notice whenever Punk is put in the ring with someone like Miz or ADR his matches tend too suck, well that’s because Punk doesn’t know how too carry lesser talent inside the ring. Punk needs great opponents in the ring with him too help him look great.

  • Chicago MADE

    Hey JACK, you don’t speak for all us WWE fans CMpunk is better on the mic and in the ring than anybody I’ve seen in a while, and you wanna call him boring?

  • mjledesma

    Where Big Show?

  • Brentos22

    The point of Orton going over Ziggler is???


    i am not a Cena fan, but i’m tired of people saying they want a Cena character change. as boring as he is, he will probably never ever change. ever. as a cash cow, goody goody Cena is way too much of a safe bet. as long as he stays the same, children will pay for his merch and to see him in “5-move miracle matches.” he will always be good for WWE PR with the charity bit. it will never change. get used to it. i mean, you know what they say: “wish in one hand, sh*t in the other one…”

  • -|AZ|-

    Super Cena Vs Super Punk was the highlight of this PPV
    Punk using Rock Bottom!!! "Really? Really? Really?" Indicates who'll be the WWE champ by Rumble '13
    BTW, That makes it Punk 2 Cena 0 (considering only the almost 'clean' victories) which I think is about to catch the eye of VKM very soon…

    About the WHC match, I was hoping that after Booker T made the Brogue Kick 'legal' he would tell Sheamus "Can you KICK dat SUCKA(ADR)" 😛

    Loved to see the pre-show return of DiBiase and the push given to Ryder (which, if I'm not mistaken, makes his battle royal win count to 4!!!) I'm pretty sure he'll win the US title in HIAC

    And about Team Anger Management winning the tag team c'ship… "YES!!! YES!!! YES!!!" I'm really looking forward to this storyline on the coming RAWs n SDs

  • Mitch

    Just saying, did anybody see orton give a fan the bird? I’m almost surtain he did.

  • Mitch

    Wait I was right he did, I just saw he apologized on twitter before I even wrote that, haha.

  • Mark

    What needs to happen is Punk beat Rock at Royal Rumble due to interference by Brock Lesnar… Brock vs. Rock at Mania. It keeps the Title off a part-time talent, pushes a money maker match at Mania with the possibility of either going over, etc.

  • AntGilroy

    All you guys are crazy!!! And I’d rather you stop watching wrestling so I don’t have to hear you complain about who the champions are and how they win!! It’s so annoying. The punk cena match was the best match of the night!!! Punk was doing moves he doesn’t normally do cena was doing moves he doesn’t normally do it was awesome!! The crowd was cheer this is awesome!! Towards the end of the match!!! Stop the complaining!! The probably with wrestling now a days is you idiot “so called fans” can’t go without a ppv where a new champion is crowned!! It should be punk vs the rock! Punk is the man! He is a Paul heyman guy! He is the best in the world!!!

    • adam

      I completely agree. I'm tired of everyone on here complaining. Last year everyone wanted punk as champ and now because he turns heel on tv nobody likes him. Everyone complains about cena and he puts on an amazing match and people still are going to complain about him. Now everyone is complaining about an ending to a match. COME ON people think story line wise. This will lead to an awesome match at HIAC. Cena vs Punk inside a cell will be awesome.

      You would think that for people to go out of their way to get onto a wrestling website (the best in the world i might add) they would be a little bit more aware of a storyline scenario and where things could eventually lead. just saying

  • Ken

    Best PPV I've seen in ages. If the WWE pulled out shows like that on a regular basis I'd not complain about their product nearly as much.

    I had the Orton/Ziggler match down as the show-stealer, until I saw Punk/Cena.
    So glad Punk'sstill got the strap. They've made such a big deal about how long he's had the belt in comparison to other reigns I hope he keeps it until he tops the list. That would be respect.

    A great show all around, to the point where I'm actually looking forward to tonight's Raw.
    The cynical side of me is still expecting them to screw something up though. Time will tell…

    • Steven

      Seven years of Punk as Champ? Hell no.

  • Herman Tank

    I actually don't really care for Orton especially because he was making Christian look like a chump during his lackluster title reigns, but I DO like his "attitude". It's like he's so sick of being PG that he really doesn't care. Suspended twice, whatever. Flipping kids off in the crowd…yeah, I can respect that.

    • Joe

      Amen punk and ortan both look like they don’t belong in this era they look more like a ruthless era

  • AntGilroy

    I hope they do at survivor series lesnar and punk with heyman vs cena and rock this way they can further build the rock punk at rumble and cena rock at mania and then they don’t have to have punk put his title on the line

  • Sjenttivensventa

    Best 50 dollars I saved

  • Gurinder

    Randy has buried kofiii
    Now he gonna burry zigglerrr
    I hope ziggler will become world heavywieght champion soon

    • seakc87

      And I hope that you learn how to spell.

  • akash

    the champion belt can be with cm punk but the real champ is john cena

  • akash

    cm punk sucks