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History of WWE Night of Champions

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History of WWE Night of Champions

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© 2009 World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
In 2007, the name Night of Champions was born. The concept of the show was that every championship in the WWE would be on the line that night an that every match would be for a title. Since the WWE has gotten rid of several titles, there aren't enough anymore to make every show on the card for a title.

Originally, the name Night of Champions began as a part of the Vengeance PPV name. In 2008, the Vengeance name was totally dropped from the event. However, in 2011, the Vengeance name returned to the WWE PPV calendar but it no longer tied to the history of this event.

Huge Historical Note
The 2007 event will forever linked to the Benoit family tragedy. This was the event that Chris missed on the weekend he did his horrific deeds.

Title Changes
2007 Women's Title: Candice Michelle beat Melina
2007 ECW Title: Johnny Nitro beat CM Punk
2008 ECW Title: Mark Henry beat Champ Kane and The Big Show
2008 World Tag Team Titles: Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes beat Hardcore Holly & Cody Rhodes
2008 I-C Title: Kofi Kingston beat Chris Jericho
2009 ECW Championship: Christian beat Tommy Dreamer
2009 Divas Championship: Mickie James beat Maryse
2009 World Heavyweight Championship: Jeff Hardy beat CM Punk
2010 US Championship: Daniel Bryan beat The Miz
2010 Divas & Women's Championship Unification: Co-Women's Champion Michelle McCool beat Divas Champion Melina to unify the two titles in a Lumberjill Match
2010 Tag Team Title: Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre beat Champions The Hart Dynasty, Mark Henry & Evan Bourne, The Usos, and Vladimir Kozlov & Santino Marella in a Tag Team Turmoil Match
2010 WWE Title: Randy Orton beat Champion Sheamus, John Cena, Wade Barrett, Edge, and Chris Jericho in a Six Pack Elimination Match
2011 World Heavyweight Championship: Mark Henry beat Randy Orton
2011 WWE Championship: John Cena beat Alberto Del Rio
2012 WWE Tag Team Championship: Kane & Daniel Bryan beat Kofi Kingston & R-Truth
2012 Divas Championship: Eve beat Layla
2013 WWE Championship: Daniel Bryan beat Randy Orton

Vengeance: Night of Champions 2007 – Toyota Center; Houston, TX 6/24/07
- World Tag Team Championship: Champions Lance Cade & Trevor Murdoch beat The Hardys
- Cruiserweight Championship: Champion Chavo Guerrero beat Jimmy Wang Yang
- Tournament Final for the Vacant ECW World Championship: Johnny Nitro (subbing for Chris Benoit) beat CM Punk
- Intercontinental Championship: Champion Santino Marella beat Umaga by DQ
- U.S. Championship: Champion MVP beat Ric Flair
- WWE Tag Team Championship: Champions Deuce & Domino beat Jimmy Snuka & Sgt. Slaughter
- Last Chance Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Edge beat Batista by count out
- Women’s Championship: Candice Michelle beat Melina to win the title
- WWE Championship Challenge: Champion John Cena beat Mick Foley, King Booker, Randy Orton, and Lashley

Night of Champions 2008 – American Airlines Arena; Dallas, TX 6/29/08
- WWE Tag Team Championship: Champs The Miz & John Morrison beat Finlay & Hornswoggle
- U.S. Title: Champion Matt Hardy beat Chavo Guerrero
- ECW Championship: Mark Henry beat Champion Kane and the Big Show to win the title
- World Tag Team Championship: Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes won the titles from Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes
- Intercontinental Championship: Kofi Kingston beat Chris Jericho to win the title
- Women’s Championship: Champion Mickie James beat Katie Lea Burchill
- World Heavyweight Championship: Champion Edge beat Batista
- WWE Championship: Champion Triple H beat John Cena

Night of Champions 2009 – Wachovia Center; Philadelphia, PA 7/26/09
- Unified Tag Team Championship: Champions Chris Jericho & Big Show beat Ted DiBiase & Cody Rhodes
- ECW Championship: Christian beat Tommy Dreamer to win the title
- Six Pack Challenge for the US Championship: Champion Kofi Kingston beat Jack Swagger, MVP, The Miz, Carlito, and Primo Colon
- Women’s Championship: Champion Michelle McCool beat Melina
- WWE Championship: Champion Randy Orton beat Triple H & John Cena
- Divas Championship: Mickie James beat Maryse to win the title
- Intercontinental Championship: Champion Rey Mysterio beat Dolph Ziggler
- World Heavyweight Championship: Jeff Hardy beat CM Punk to win the title

Night of Champions 2010 - Allstate Arena; Chicago, IL 9/19/10
- Intercontinental Championship: Champion Dolph Ziggler beat Kofi Kingston
- Big Show beat CM Punk
- US Championship: Daniel Bryan beat The Miz to win the title
- Lumberjill Unification Match: Co-Women's Champion Michelle McCool beat Divas Champion Melina to unify the two titles
- No Holds Barred Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Kane beat The Undertaker
- Tag Team Turmoil Match for the WWE Tag Team Championship: Cody Rhodes & Drew McIntyre beat Champions The Hart Dynasty, Mark Henry & Evan Bourne, The Usos, and Vladimir Kozlov & Santino Marella to win the titles
- Six Pack Elimination Match for the WWE Championship: Randy Orton beat Champion Sheamus, John Cena, Wade Barrett, Edge, and Chris Jericho to win the title

Night of Champions 2011 - First Niagra Center; Buffalo, NY 9/18/11 (DVD Review)
- WWE Tag Team Championship: Air Boom (Kofi Kingston & Evan Bourne) beat Awesome Truth (The Miz & R-Truth) by DQ
- Intercontinental Championship: Champion Cody Rhodes beat Ted DiBiase
- Fatal 4-Way Match for the US Championship: Champion Dolph Ziggler beat Jack Swagger, John Morrison, and Alex Riley
- World Heavyweight Championship: Mark Henry beat Randy Orton to win the title
- Divas Championship: Champion Kelly Kelly beat Beth Phoenix
- WWE Championship: John Cena beat Alberto Del Rio to win the title
- No DQ Match With Triple H's Reign as COO on the Line: Triple H beat CM Punk

Night of Champions 2012 - TD Garden; Boston, MA 9/16/12
- Intercontinental Championship: Champion The Miz beat Cody Rhodes, Sin Cara & Rey Mysterio
- WWE Tag Team Championship: Kane & Daniel Bryan won the titles from Kofi Kingston & R-Truth
- United States Championship: Champion Antonio Cesaro beat Zack Ryder
- Randy Orton beat Dolph Ziggler
- Divas Championship: Eve won the title from Layla
- World Heavyweight Championship: Champion Sheamus beat Alberto Del Rio
- WWE Championship: Champion CM Punk and John Cena fought to a draw

Night of Champions 2013 - Joe Louis Arena; Detroit, MI 9/15/13
- Intercontinental Championship: Champion Curtis Axel beat Kofi Kingston
- Divas Championship: Champion AJ Lee beat Brie Bella, Naomi & Natalya
- World Heavyweight Championship: Rob Van Dam beat Champion Alberto Del Rio via DQ
- The Miz beat Fandango
- No DQ Handicap Elimination Match: Paul Heyman & Curtis Axel beat CM Punk
- United States Championship: Champion Dean Ambrose beat Dolph Ziggler
- WWE Tag Team Championship: Champions Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns beat The Prime Time Players
- WWE Championship: Daniel Bryan beat Randy Orton to win the WWE Championship

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