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We’ve finally arrived at WWE Night of Champions at the Jeddah Superdome in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. WWE is labeling it as a “triple main event” show, with featured bouts like Brock Lesnar vs. Cody Rhodes, Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn defending the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles against Solo Sikoa & Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles for the new World Heavyweight Championship.

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The week ahead: what awaits us the rest of this weekend

This long weekend is far from over, folks! With WWE Night of Champions in the rearview mirror, we still have the NXT Battleground premium live event, AEW Double or Nothing, and WWE Raw this Monday to look forward to! Let’s take a look at the current cards for these shows, and catch us back here tomorrow evening for Double or Nothing coverage! ❤️

You can see the card for WWE NXT Battleground 2023 below:

  • NXT Title Match: Carmelo Hayes (c) vs. Bron Breakker
  • NXT Women’s Title Tournament Finals: Lyra Valkyria vs. Tiffany Stratton
  • NXT Tag Team Titles Match: Gallus (c) vs. The Creed Brothers
  • Triple Threat for the NXT North American Title: Wes Lee (c) vs. Joe Gacy vs. Tyler Bate
  • NXT Heritage Cup Title Match: Noam Dar (c) vs. Dragon Lee (Match held under British Rounds Rules)
  • Dijak vs. Ilja Dragunov (Last Man Standing Match)

You can see the card for AEW Double or Nothing 2023 below:

  • TBS Championship: Jade Cargill (c) vs. Taya Valkyrie
  • Ethan Page & The Gunns vs. The Hardys & Isiah Kassidy
  • Unsanctioned Match: Chris Jericho vs. Adam Cole
  • Anarchy in the Arena: Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, & Wheeler Yuta) vs. The Elite (Kenny Omega, “Hangman” Adam Page, Matt Jackson, & Nick Jackson)
  • AEW Women’s Championship: Jamie Hayter (c) vs. Toni Storm
  • 21-man Blackjack Battle Royale for the International Championship: Orange Cassidy (c) vs. 20 other competitors
  • Ladder Match for the TNT Championship: Wardlow (c) vs. Christian Cage
  • AEW Tag Team Championship match: FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler) vs. Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett
  • AEW World Championship Four-Way Match: MJF (c) vs. Sammy Guevara vs. Darby Allin vs. “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry

You can see the current card for the 5/29 WWE Raw below:

  • Seth Rollins’ first night as Raw’s World Heavyweight Champion
  • Money in the Bank qualifying matches
  • Women’s Tag Team Championship: Raquel Rodriguez & Shotzi vs. Ronda Rousey & Shayna Basler vs. Bayley & IYO SKY vs. Chelsea Green & Sonya Deville
AJ Styles

Watch as AJ Styles gets his first look at the Jeddah Superdome

Night of Champions was one heck of a show, kicking off with a “phenomenal” match between AJ Styles and Seth Rollins for the new World Heavyweight Championship. Throughout the weekend, WWE cameras followed Styles as he arrived to Saudi Arabia, had his final meal before the big show, and as he arrived at the arena for the first time.

Despite being one of the most seasoned veterans on the WWE roster, even AJ admitted that he had some butterflies knowing the title match would be in such a massive venue.

Look at this arena; this is impressive. Wow! This looks great. It’s going to be loud in here — real loud. If you’ve ever wrestled in a Dome like this, then you know how loud it can be. It’s going to be defeaning. No doubt about it. I always wonder if or when I’ll get those butterflies, and I’m getting them now just seeing this place.

Sami Zayn

The Bloodline Falls Apart, giving Sami and Kevin the victory

Roman comes out first with Paul Heyman and Solo Sikoa by his side. No Usos tonight, which we learned this past Friday on SmackDown.

Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn get a reverberating ovation from the crowd! They make it down to the ring and prepare themselves as the announcer tells us the participants involved. Paul Heyman interrupts and gives the intro for The Bloodline. Zayn interrupts on behalf of his team and introduces his team in Arabic! That was a cool moment!!

Here we go — Owens and Roman are starting. The crowd is wild right now, chanting, “Ole! Ole! Ole! Ole!” for Sami. Zayn gets tagged in to the delight of the Saudi Arabian crowd! We’re gonna get Sami vs. Reigns! Nah, of course not. Roman tags in Solo immediately! Roman yells, “I should have never let you in!” referring to Sami joining The Bloodline before.

Sikoa and Sami lock up, but Solo uses his strength to toss Zayn backward. They lock back up and Solo gets Zayn in the corner. He misses a clothesline and is met with a chop. Sikoa pushes him back into the corner with strikes and chops that send Zayn down to the mat. An Irish whip follows, but Zayn fights back with an elbow and a diving elbow to the head of Solo. But Solo won’t be stopped that easily — he uses a running clothesline to regain momentum.

Owens tags in and starts throwing punch after punch at Solo. Sikoa returns with a hard uppercut and a headbutt in the corner. Owens throws hands but headbutts are returned. Roman ducks a cheap shot, but Owens stays on Solo with chops. Sami tags in and drops Solo with a toe-hold, allowing KO to use a senton splash. Roman rushes into the ring and surprises KO with an uppercut. It distracts Sami long enough to let Solo rally and clothesline Zayn.

Nobody does the numbers game quite like The Bloodline. Roman uses the ropes to choke Zayn as the ref is distracted. Solo with a body slam and a diving headbutt, followed by a stomp to the abdomen. Solo with one more headbutt before he tags in Reigns. Here comes The Tribal Chief! Roman uses a kick, a punch, and some stomps to keep Zayn down.

Reigns with a vertical suplex. Zayn tries to use some chops to get away, but Reigns uses an uppercut to send him crumbling back down. Reigns throws him outside the ring to Solo, where he’s attacked. Owens runs over and helps him out, but the referee eventually breaks everyone up and gets it under control. Reigns with kicks to the gut, followed by a hard right hand that drops Sami. Solo tags back in and Solo/Reigns work together for elbows and stomps on Zayn.

Sikoa hits the Samoan drop as the crowd chants in support of Zayn. A vice grip to the shoulder from Solo is next, but Zayn eventually makes it to a standing position. He’s forearmed in the face and tossed back to ringside. Roman meets him there, but Sami manages to thwart him off. Solo runs outside but Zayn tosses him over the announcers table. Just before Zayn can get the tag on Owens, Solo stops him again.

Solo with a cheap shot superkick to knock Owens off of the ring apron. He puts Zayn on the top rope, but Sami blocks a shot and hits the tornado DDT to level the playing field. Owens finally makes it back to the apron and it tagged in by Zayn. Roman is in, too! KO with a chop and punch after punch! He stomps away at Roman as The Tribal Chief escapes the ring. Clothesline and running senton on the floor to Roman!

KO throws Roman back inside the ring where he delivers a superkick. Solo distracts him before hitting the cannonball, which gives the window for Roman to deliver a clothesline. Roman misses the Superman punch; Owens with the pop-up powerbomb! It’s only a two! Kevin dives off the top rope with an emphatic frog splash on The Tribal Chief, but it still isn’t enough! Reigns avoids the Stunner and nails Owens with a Superman punch. It’s only a two, though! How is this one going to end?!

Roman prepares for the spear, Owens with a kick and a Stunner! Reigns bounces off the ropes from the momentum and delivers a spear! Both men are struggling to get to their partners. Sami and Solo are finally tagged in! Zayn blocks his punches and hits punches of his own. He clotheslines “The Street Champion” out of the ring and uses a diving swanton over the ropes. Blue Thunder Bomb from Zayn to Solo! Zayn wants the helluva kick, but at the last second, Solo uses a superkick. Sami kicks away Solo’s hand for the Samoan Spike, following it up with an Exploder Suplex and a Helluva Kick for…the…no! Roman breaks it up at the very last second.

Roman mounts Sami and hits punch after punch. The ref tries to get him out of the ring. Sami moves out of the way of a spear from Roman and it ends up hitting the ref! He’s out cold! Zayn uses a Superman punch of his own! Zayn is in perfect position for a Helluva Kick, but Roman meets him in the middle of the ring with his own Superman punch. KO with a spear on Roman! Everything is breaking down now!

Owens slams Roman’s head into the announce desk and the ring steps. He breaks apart the announcer’s tables  before, suddenly, The Usos are here! They attack Kevin Owens to save the Tribal Chief! They bury Owens under the rubble of the announce table. Zayn eats two tandem superkicks, but the final one actually ends up hitting Solo when Zayn ducks out of the way. Roman sees it and starts pushing The Usos around the ring. He gets in Jey’s face and shoves his face over and over. Jimmy with a superkick on Roman! Jimmy turns on Roman!!! Jey is losing his s***! Will Jey join him?! Jimmy confronts Jey and tells him he’s doing what he should have done a long time ago. Another superkick from Jimmy to Roman! Jey still looks conflicted as Jimmy tells him they have to go right now. The Usos leave!

Solo is shaken but he’s back to his feet. Kevin with the Stunner! Helluva kick by Sami! The referee makes it down to the ring and counts the three! Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens win!!

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey is highlighted

We see a rundown of the card for this Monday’s WWE Raw. They follow it up with a hype video focusing on the polarizing Ronda Rousey. We also see Omos sitting at ringside of the premium live event.

Are we ready for the main event?! Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships is next!

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar celebrates his victory

Brock Lesnar celebrates the victory in the ring as Rhodes regains consciousness in the corner of the ring. Lesnar wins their second encounter, but will he win the overall war? This will likely continue.

Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar vs. Cody Rhodes

Y’all ready for a “fight?” Lesnar comes out first, followed by “The American Nightmare!” The commentators that Rhodes’ cast is actually titanium-reinforced, so, you know, he might actually be able to use to to his advantage? 🤔 I guess we’ll see!

Lesnar is amused as he looks on at the wounded Cody. Rhodes tries to use quickness at first, playing cat and mouse with Lesnar. He escapes the ring and tells Lesnar to come to him. Lesnar runs after him — Cody slides back inside the ring and gets some stomps and punches on Lesnar. It isn’t enough! Lesnar gets him in the corner and attacks, finishing it with a belly-to-belly suplex. Then another! That’s suplex #2! Brock with a shoulder to the abdomen in the corner and a 3rd belly-to-belly.

Cody is using the cast to help stagger Brock! (See!). Brock uses a running forearm with the cast, followed by a suicide dive with the cast leading the rush. He gets Brock back inside and uses an axe handle with the titanium cast for a close two-count! Cody Cutter for another close two-count! Lesnar is a bit busted open now, and when he makes it to his feet, Lesnar gets hit with the CrossRhodes. Cody does it once more! It’s hurting Cody on the broken arm, but Brock’s face lands on the titanium cast each time.

Rhodes tries for one more, but Brock switches it into the Kamora lock on the broken arm! Oh no! What will he do?! Cody writhes in pain and tries for the same pin that helped him win at Backlash. Unfortunately, it’s not enough. Brock rolls with Rhodes and has him trapped in the center of the ring. He’s going to pass out from the pain! At the last second, Cody rallies and stays alive. Cody finally makes it to the ropes and breaks the hold up. Brock is still pretty messed up because of all the shots from the cast.

Brock tries for the F-5 but eats a CrossRhodes instead! It’s only a two! And a quick one, at that! Brock is back and uses the F-5! Even still, it isn’t enough to put Cody Rhodes out for the finish. What will win this one?! Lesnar goes right back into the Kamora on the broken arm. Rhodes is out cold and Brock wins by KO!

Seth Rollins

Seth Rollins victory interview

Ripley celebrates with Dom Dom while Nattie is helped out of the arena due to her injuries.

Backstage, Seth Rollins appears with his new World Heavyweight Title. He says to say his name with some emphasis because he’s finally wearing World Title gold once again. But what does the future of Raw look like? Rollins is ready to return to Raw this Monday and every single Monday night moving forward, the only difference being that he has World Championship things on his mind.

Up next is Brock Lesnar vs. Cody Rhodes!

Rhea Ripley

Rhea Ripley vs. Natalya

Nattie enters first, followed by Rhea Ripley with Dominik Mysterio! There aren’t many stars on top of their game like Ripley right now, that’s for sure.

We get introductions for both women, and then the bell rings! Here we go! Dom immediately stands on the apron and yells at Nattie, giving the distraction to Ripley. She knocks Nattie out of the ring and slams her face on the announcer’s tables. She tosses Nattie straight into the steel steps, too, over and over. Ripley with a headbutt and a riptide for the easy three! Ripley squashes her!

Karrion Kross

Tick Tock

Karrion Kross and Scarlett are shown hanging out at ringside. Natalya vs. Rhea Ripley is next!


There's a new Empress on top

Asuka gets pyro as she celebrates; meanwhile, Belair freaks out about being blinded and losing her Title belt. That was a bit of a shocker!

Bianca Belaire

Bianca Belair vs. Asuka

Asuka emerges first, followed by the Raw Women’s Champion. Even though they’re in full-body suits, Belair and Asuka have some sick outfits on. The bell rings, and they immediately go into a series of reversals. Asuka don’t give any Fs — she immediately uses Belair’s hair against her. Belair is enraged! She starts throwing punch after punch, followed by a shoulder tackle.

Belair tries for a handstand maneuver but is met with a dropkick. She stomps away at the EST, but Bianca returns with a forearm and a spear in the corner. A dropkick follows, and then a body slam from Belair. She uses a forward handspring to knock Asuka off the ropes and down to the floor, but Asuka retaliates. She grabs Belair by the ponytail once more and tosses her into the steel steps.

Asuka uses a German suplex and a running knee. It only gives her a two, so she tries to secure an armbar. Belair doesn’t let that happen, but it only makes Asuka more aggressive. Belair’s attempt at a vertical suplex is countered into a small package for another two! She aims for the arm, stomping away at it and wrestling Bianca down.

Belair with forearms to get away, but Asuka rips at Belair’s hair yet again! Asuka’s kick is reversed, and a struggle turns into Belair using a blockbuster on Asuka. They slowly make it back up, and when they do, Belair hits some shoulder tackles and a vertical suplex. She kips up and spears Asuka in the corner. Belair delivers several punches in the corner as a portion of the crowd chants along. Asuka comes back with some hair-pulling, but EST uses a backbreaker and a standing moonsault.

Asuka with more kicks on the back of Belair. Kicks in the middle of the ring, too. Belair meets Asuka on the second rope with a forearm to the face. She climbs up, but the attempt at a superplex is shoved off. Asuka with a HUGE missile dropkick for another two count! The Empress of Tomorrow almost gets the armbar in, but Belair uses her power to pick her up and plant her with a spinebuster. Asuka catches Belair in a moonsault and puts her in the Asuka lock. Belair rolls through; now, they’re reversing pinning predicaments back and forth.

Asuka with a sudden knockout kick, but it’s just a close two! This one is not looking so great for Belair. She is pulled by her hair over and over — Asuka yanks her outside and wants to throw her into the steel steps. Belair turns it around and throws Asuka into them, instead. They battle over who will make it inside. They’re lethargic here, but Belair won’t stop the beatdown on Asuka. The ref pushes her off! She breaks it up again, and as soon as the ref pushes Belair away, Asuka sprays the mist and misses it. Belair’s KOD is reversed and Asuka locks in the armbar!

Belair picks Asuka up on one arm and spikes her into the mat. Asuka takes a second to spray mist all over her fingers. She sticks the fingers in the eyes of Belair when she wants the KOD! Two knockout kicks later and Asuka steals the title!! Asuka wins!!!

Kevin OWens

Kevin Owens won't let Sami Zayn doubt himself tonight

Gunther celebrates his victory as the crowd boos. We see Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn backstage, where Zayn says that they’ve had one hell of a run. And even if it ends tonight… Owens interrupts, asking why he thinks that’s going to happen. Zayn points out that Reigns always finds a way to steal the victories, but, in this case, The Usos are more of a team than Reigns and Solo will ever be. Owens says he’s sick and tried of hearing about Reigns, and tonight, Roman Reigns loses!

LA Knight is ringside, which the crowd absolutely loves! We then see a video of the WWE Superstars helping the Make-a-Wish foundation grant their first wish in Saudi Arabia.

The next match we’ll see is Bianca Belair vs. Asuka for the Raw Women’s Title!


Gunther vs. Mustafa Ali

Ali enters first, followed by Gunther. Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci are at ringside for this one. The bell rings! They lock up and Gunther immediately puts Ali in a headlock and tosses him away with ease. Ali with a chop that was pretty meh. He uses some kicks that seem much more effective! Gunther with a sleeper, but Ali reverses and uses a few running dropkicks. He’s caught when he tries for a third and is body slammed into the mat.

Gunther is punched away before hitting one of his LOUD chops. Ouch! And another! Ali kicks Gunther in the corner but is met with another slam and a boston crab. He transitions into a crossface with ease. Ali gets to his feet finally, but he’s nailed with a hard kick to the face on the apron that sends him flying outside. Gunther dominantly slams Ali face-first into the ring post, which Ali sells beautifully.

Ali makes it back inside the ring at the count of 9. It’s in vain, however, because more chops tear him down over and over. Ali finally gets some offense in with chops and clubby blows. A kick and rolling neckbreaker from Ali! He climbs to the top rope as the crowd goes crazy, but it took to long! Gunther meets him on the top rope and tries for a double underhook toss. Ali flips over him and struggles, but eventually gets the sunset flop powerbomb. Ali with the 450 Splash! But Gunther still kicks out!!

The crowd really wanted Ali to get it there! Gunther gets back up and shoves off a tornado DDT. He hits a couple of hard lariats but it only earns a two count for Gunther, frustrating him further. He’s ready to finish this! Gunther tells Ali he doesn’t belong, but Ali rallies and uses a superkick and a tornado DDT! Ali climbs to the top once more! Gunther rolls out of the 450 splash and uses a shotgun dropkick, followed by the powerbomb for the 3 count! Ali impressed, but the Ring General reigns supreme!

Becky Lynch

Becky Lynch with injury following match

Stark and Trish head up the ramp. Lynch is busted open bad! It looks like she may have broken her nose at some point near the end of the match! Yikes!!!

Becky Lynch

Becky Lynch vs. Trish Stratus

Trish Stratus comes out first, followed by Becky Lynch (still having to wear a full-body suit to wrestle). Lynch is dressed in a Kill Bill-inspired body suit, so that’s pretty sick!

The bell rings and this one is popping off. Lunch comes strong with punches and kicks to the abdomen in the corner. Becky keeps on with tossing Trish face-first into the turnbuckles. Trish avoids a baseball slide and then tosses Becky into the ring steps over and over. She slams her into the announcers tables and throws Becky into the ring. Trish hits a running kick to the abdomen and chokes Becky on the ropes.

Trish with some boots in the corner of her own, followed by a couple rear naked chokes that hang Becky up. Trish uses a somewhat botchy tornado DDT for a two count, so she keeps on it with kicks and shoving Becky’s face into the mat. Stratus applies a camel clutch and then fish hooks the sides of Becky’s mouth and tears at her face. Lynch finally gets some midsection shots, but Trish counters with a Thesz Press and a neckbreaker for another two.

Trish nails some chops, but Becky grabs her hand and they starts trading blows. Becyk bounces off the ropes with a flying forearm, followed by a second in the corner. Bexsploder suplex! Trish wants to escape, but Becky catches her with a spinning kick and a leg drop from the second rope. Trish rolls out of the ring to compose herself, allowing Becky to finally use the baseball slide and a flying forearm off of the ring apron to the floor.

Stratus uses a leg scissor maneuver that tosses Becky into the ring post outside. She throws her back in to hit a spinebuster, but Becky is able to kick out just before 3. Trish with a clothesline in the corner. She sets Becky up for a superplex, but it gets turned into a Stratusphere (kinda botchy). Stratus’ Stratusfaction is avoided, allowing Becky to use a Diamond Dust and a leg drop for another close two count. Trish rolls through the Manhandle slam and tries to use the Sharpshooter. She’s kicked away! Trish wants another Stratusphere but Becky pulls her off with a boston crab.

Trish eventually escapes and rolls outside. She uses a chick kick on Lynch on the outside and then again in the ring, but it is STILL only a two count! Stratus is in disbelief! Stratus keeps talking trash and smacking Lynch in the face, opening the window for Becky to grab her arm into the disarmher. They tussle a bit before Lynch uses the Manhandle Slam! Trish puts her foot on the rope at the last second and stays in it.

Zoey Stark appears from under the ring and hits the Z360! Stratus uses the opening for a Stratusfaction! Trish wins!!! Stark helps Trish get the W!!!

Cody Rhodes

Will Rhodes stand a chance against Lesnar with a broken arm?

Next up, we see Cody Rhodes backstage, getting his arm bandaged up ahead of his match against Brock Lesnar. He’ll fight him with a broken arm tonight!

The Street Profits are ringside in some classy af suits. Another match is ahead: Becky Lynch vs. Trish Stratus!

Triple H

Triple H awards Seth Rollins with the World Heavyweight Title

Triple H comes down to the ring and awards the new World Heavyweight Title to Rollins! Seth grows emotional and celebrates with his longtime mentor. Hunter puts the belt around his waist and we watch as Rollins jumps on the turnbuckles and poses. Pyro goes off!

Seth Rollins

Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles

AJ Styles enters the arena first! The set is stunning, too, with blue lights beaming throughout the arena and a giant screen at the top of the ramp. Seth Rollins is next, and the crowd sings along with the defeaning, “Woahhh! Ohhh! Ohhhh! Ohhhhh!” His cheetah print outfit is RIDICULOUS and everything we could ever want.

This one is surely going to be a classic! Styles is introduced, followed by Seth. The bell rings! Seth dodges AJ and has the crowd continue singing his song. They are about to test strength when Rollins dodges him again. Styles uses a dropkick and a clothesline to knock Seth over the top rope in frustration. Rollins slides back in and smiles as he checks himself.

Rollins puts Styles in a headlock, and then they trade some reversals. Rollins with a sling blade that has Styles rolling outside. The Visionary uses a flying knee off the ring apron that grazes Styles. Another kick gives Rollins a two-count inside the squared circle. Styles tackles Rollins into the corner, uses a headlock takeover and some kicks to the back of Rollins.

Styles locks in a seated headlock on Rollins. He escapes eventually, but AJ uses chops to stay in control. Rollins uses a flatliner to slam AJ into the second turnbuckle, then picking him up and tossing him face-first into the opposite corner. He places Rollins on the top rope and chops him to stagger. The two battle on the top rope before AJ slides out and pulls the feet out from under Rollins.

They trade back and forth until AJ uses a snap suplex to slam Seth into the turnbuckles. Rollins nails some chops and strikes. AJ with a spinning back fist and a running, sliding forearm to Seth. He comes in with a running clothesline in the corner, then hitting a facebuster for another close two. The Styles Clash is thwarted, but AJ comes out of the corner with a moonsault into a reverse DDT for another close two count. These guys are crushing it!

AJ is staggered, so Rollinms comes off of the second rope with a sunset flip transitioned into a buckle bomb. A HUGE frog splash from Seth for another close two count there. The crowd rallies the men back up. Rollins with a discus forearm; his neckbreaker is turned into an Ishiguroshi neckbreaker from Styles! It’s another close pinfall! Styles wants a Clash, but Rollins wants a Pedigree! Neither man can get to execution, so AJ uses an enziguri.

AJ heads to the corner and attempts a Styles Clash from the second rope! Seth tosses him off with his legs and puts Styles into the opposite corner. AJ elbows him away, but Rollins hops back to the top and uses a reverse superplex that is rolled into a side slam while he’s still connected. Rollins climbs to the top rope and tries for the Phoenix Splash. He misses! AJ boots Rollins but is stopped on the ring apron by Seth. Rollins wants to suplex him into the ring but AJ tries a suplex of his own. Styles pulls him to the apron and brainbusters Rollins on the hardest part of the ring! Rollins looks like he’s out cold!

AJ drags Seth back into the ring and attempts the Phenomenal Forearm. Rollins catches him on the ropes and shoves him down. Seth rallies and gives a suicide dive to AJ, but in the process, it appears as though he tweaked his knee. He limps as he climbs back inside the ring. AJ goes for a calf crusher on the hurt knee immediately! Rollins is scrambling for a rope, but AJ rolls through and keeps him in the hold. Rollins puts Styles in a sleeper hold just to escape from the hold.

Styles kicks at Rollins’ leg but is met with a hard lariat. Both men take their time to make it back to their feet, but when they get there, they trade rights back and forth. AJ starts slapping him and hits a kick to the hurt knee. Rollins with kicks — AJ with headbutts. Rollins uses an enziguri — AJ misses the pele kick. Rollins uses a stomp on AJ’s hand! He attempts a pedigree but AJ moves it into a Styles Clash. He doesn’t get there, but instead, hits the Pele Kick and a Pedigree!!! AJ gets a CLOSE two count!

Styles is in disbelief, understandably so. He knows he has to use the Phenomenal Forearm. AJ goes for it but is met with a superkick in mid-air. Rollins runs in and tries for a stomp but his knee buckled! AJ wants the calf crusher but Seth manages to make it into a Pedigree. Rollins with the Stomp! 1-2-3!!! Rollins wins!!!



Let’s do this! Night of Champions is starting right now! We see a video package that hypes up the various matches in store for the evening! Pyro erupts from the stage and Michael Cole welcomes us to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The first match tonight will be AJ Styles vs. Seth Rollins for the new World Heavyweight Title!

Roman Reigns

The panel discusses Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa vs. Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn

We see another full rundown of the card before arriving at The Bloodline vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn. A video is shown that recaps the last month between The Bloodline. This one looks like it will be our main event at the end of the night! We shall see, though.

We get back to the panel where they talk about how this match is a bit of a surprise. But Camp gets why they are at this point because The Bloodline lost the Tag Team Titles and The Usos couldn’t get revenge. They’re confused about how The Usos go back and forth of who is standing with Roman and who isn’t. Jimmy saying he was The Tribal Chief was something that happened because they were antagonized. Rosenberg questions if some calculations from Roman are kind of off lately. Will he mesh well as a partner with Solo?

Camp thinks tag team matches are different than just being allies on the outside of the ring, so this will be interesting to watch. Rosenberg recalls how Solo and Roman bumped into one another on Raw and it was extremely awkward. They also praise Roman for his 1000th day as WWE Universal Champion, but instead of celebrating, he’s going after more gold.

Predictions: Rosenberg won’t bet against The Bloodline again. For Camp, he thinks Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are winning it.

Seth Rollins

The panel discusses Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles

The panel thinks this match is a dream for a beautiful belt that gives honor to title belts of the past. Rosenberg thinks there is no one better right now in the ring than AJ Styles and Seth Rollins, so this is exactly what fans could want. Braxton knows Rollins and thinks he was salivating the second they introduced the new World Title belt. She thinks no one can stand his way now.

Rosenberg acknowledges that Seth has been going in different directions over the years, but he’s stayed true to being a master technician. Camp mentions how Rollins has always adapted over time to be what the show needs. This time, Seth has the most organic reception from the audience, which will give him a boost. AJ had a long journey to arrive in WWE and then come back from this injury to remind people who the heck he is.

Predctions: Rosenberg chooses AJ Styles! Camp picks Seth Rollins this time


Special Olympics coming to Berlin

We see replays from the Night of Champions press conference, followed by Byron Saxton showing off some of the Special Olympics competitors for 2023. The Street Profits are there, too. They get the competitors hyped up, chanting that they want the smoke! The games will be in Berlin, Germany this year.

Trish Stratus

The panel discusses Trish Stratus vs. Becky Lynch

We see a video highlighting the ongoing rivalry between Lynch and Stratus, which started even before WrestleMania. The panel is excited about this one, with Rosenberg saying it’s interesting that Trish has been really coming back strong since coming back. We haven’t seen her in a singles match in a long time.

Camp remembers the Charlotte vs. Trish match, saying that both women had that reverence. She wants that from Becky, too, but now that she’s in the state of mind, Trish will do anything to win this one. Braxton points out how Becky’s child was even hurt by the promo from Trish, so the level is more personal than ever. Rosenberg says as obnoxious and insane as she’s been by insulting a two year old, he likes WWE better with Stratus around. Camp believes this will be the night when we see how fired up Becky really is. Bringing up her family might have been a very big mistake.

We saw Becky with a broken face and she was enraged — the same will probably happen today now that she’s got the emotional blood in her eyes.

Rhea Ripley

The panel discusses Rhea Ripley vs. Natalya

We see replays from recent weeks where Natalya and Rhea Ripley have been at odds. Kayla Braxton says she loves this match, but she is a fan of both women so she’s conflicted. She says Nattie is royalty in this business, so Rhea might need some more respect. Rosenberg agrees that Nattie came to Dana Brooke’s rescue before because she was more focused on herself.

Camp lists Nattie’s accolades and mentions how she could do something shocking here to beat Rhea tonight. Rosenberg concedes that Nattie is a future Hall of Famer and he can’t say enough good about her. However, she’s catching Rhea at the wrong time. Peter thinks Rhea is the best in WWE right now and she can’t win it tonight.

Braxton thinks it’s actually a perfect time for Nattie to come in and teach Rhea a lesson. Camp believes Ripley would spit in the face of authority again, just like when she defeated The Queen Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania. Camp thinks she will just keep running people down.

Camp picks Ripley as the winner. Rosenberg will pick Rhea, as well.


The panel discusses Mustafa Ali vs. Gunther

We see a quick replay of when Ali won the battle royale and made it to the Intercontinental Title match at Night of Champions. The panel acknowledges that it was a big surprise, but Ali has heart and he deserves something big. This is a tall task, though. Braxton is amazed that Ali is seeming relaxed with such a difficult opponent like Gunther in front of him.

Camp is also surprised, but thinks Ali is understanding the gravity of the situation here because of how serious he was this past week. Rosenberg points out that Gunther is a machine and he can’t be reckoned with. Camp sees that Gunther has some type of calm respect for his opponents, but still says his IC Title reign will continue until he’s done with it.

Camp thinks Gunther wins this one. Rosenberg agrees that it’s likely Gunther wins. We see Cody Rhodes arriving to the arena! Byron Saxton asks him about his arm, and Cody says it’s no surprise he has a small fracture. He’s still in a good mood, and even though change is the strat, he’s in a good mood. Rhodes can live with a broken arm, but he asks if Lesnar can live with an 0-2.

Bianca Belaire

The panel discusses Bianca Belair vs. Asuka

We see a video that recaps the way Asuka and Bianca Belair have diffused into legitimate enemies on the road to the Raw Women’s Title match.

The panel gives their opinions on what is going down tonight. Braxton questions if this new version of Asuka is going to dominate this time around. Rosenberg and Camp talk about how Asuka brought back the evil clown from Japan, but we really didn’t see her final form until turning heel. Rosenberg thinks the mist will be a big part of the match and Bianca will have to avoid it.

Camp says that because of Bianca’s history as champ, we have seen she can adapt and learn. But how do you counter the mist? They think it may be giving Belair extra motivation to really get on that same level. Camp says that Asuka getting the Raw Women’s Title would be dangerous for the women on the roster.

Camp predicts Asuka wins. Rosenberg picks Belair!

Cody Rhodes

The panel discusses Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar

We hear some introductions from the hosts before going into a rundown of the card for Night of Champions.

The hosts remind us that Rhodes has a “broken arm.” We head into a video package of the Brock Lesnar – Cody Rhodes rivalry and how the animosity has led to tonight’s match. (Does anyone else giggle every time Brock yells, “Me! Me! Me!”?

We go back to the kickoff panel where Kayla Braxton says she’s questioning how he is feeling going into a match where he’s not 100%. Camp agrees, saying that you need to be 150% to beat Brock, but Rhodes isn’t there. Rosenberg calls this a mistake on Cody’s part. He thinks that this is the best run of Cody’s career and he’s risking it all right now by still choosing to fight Brock.

Camp thinks Brock is likely feeling confident and knows how to deal with a wounded animal. Brock will finish Cody, according to Camp. Rosenberg believes Brock will unapologetically try to “kill” Cody tonight. Braxton wonders if this will mean anything to Brock or for his career, but Rosenberg claims he won’t care at all tomorrow. Whether it’s a good match or what people say, he won’t care.

Rosenberg points to the broken arm. Camp says you need about six arms to beat Brock, but Cody only has one now. Rosenberg predicts that Lesnar wins; Camp is in the same boat, choosing Brock this time.


WWE Night of Champions kick-off show starts now!!!

Here we go! We’re welcomed to the kickoff show by Kayla Braxton!

The panel consists of Brazton, Peter Rosenberg, and Matt Camp!

Damien Priest

Damian Priest is being seen as a top player in WWE

Damian Priest has had a whirlwind of a year, truly finding his footing on the WWE main roster as a part of The Judgment Day. This led him to a main event-level match against Bad Bunny in a San Juan Street Fight at WWE Backlash, which, according to recent reports, impressed higher-ups backstage.

WRKD Wrestling has followed up those reports with news that Priest is now viewed as a “potential” main eventer going forward. His name has been thrown around in a positive light when discussing the upcoming Money in the Bank match. It was also previously noted that LA Knight is a favorite backstage to capture the briefcase this year.

Cody Rhodes

Final card for WWE Night of Champions

Night of Champions 2023 will feature seven matches, including five title matches. The scheduled bouts that don’t include titles are more about settling bad blood between the competitors involved: Brocks Lesnar vs. Cody Rhodes and Becky Lynch vs. Trish Stratus.

The full card can be seen below:

  • Tournament Finals for the WWE World Heavyweight Title: Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles
  • Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles Match: Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn (c) vs. Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa
  • WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Gunther (c) vs. Mustafa Ali
  • RAW Women’s Title Match: Bianca Belair (c) Asuka
  • SmackDown Women’s Title Match: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Natalya
  • Brock Lesnar vs. Cody Rhodes
  • Becky Lynch vs. WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus

Good afternoon!

Welcome, everyone! After weeks of buildup, we’ve made it to the Night of Champions in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Scores will be settled and new Champions will be crowned this evening, so buckle up and prepare for some twists and turns. We learned earlier today via a report from PWInsider that the World Heavyweight Championship match between Seth Rollins and AJ Styles will be the very first match of the night!

Elsewhere in the news, AEW President and Founder Tony Khan confirmed that he had been in talks with International superstar Mercedes Mone about wrestling for his company before she was sidelined from her injury. Mone would have been a key piece of their Forbidden Door pay-per-view with New Japan Pro Wrestling, but for now, we’ll just have to wait and see if the two sides work together in the future.