The Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee will play host to this year’s Night of Champions pay-per-view where the highly anticipated WWE world heavyweight Championship rematch between Brock Lesnar John Cena will take place.
Triple H confirmed that Cena will be exercising his rematch clause and it is expected that Jhe will put up a much bigger fight than the one-sided demolition we witnessed in their first championship encounter at SummerSlam last month.
A battle for the United States Championship will join that match after Cesaro became the number one contender last week when he defeated the departing Rob Van Dam. Cesaro will now take on Sheamus on September 21.
Two more matches have been added to the card this week, with one announced on the September 2 edition of Main Event whilst the other was revealed on the Friday Night SmackDown tapings on Tuesday.
Main Event saw a MizTV segment kicking off the evening, however it was Damien Sandow – or Mizdow – filling in for The Miz who is usually the regular host.
Sandow was informing the audience in attendance that regular host and former intercontinental champion The Miz was currently in Los Angeles where he was taking part in a photo shoot for Fast & Furious.
Dolph Ziggler interrupted the segment to join Sandow as the two made verbal exchanges which led to blows followed by a match that was won by the champion Ziggler.
However, Sandow did confirm that The Miz will get his rematch for the intercontinental championship against Ziggler at the Night of Champions pay-per-view.
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It will be very interesting to see where the WWE decide to go with this one. I believe the general feeling is that Ziggler will retain his title against The Miz but all eyes could potentially be on Sandow and what his future will be in the company.
He has been teasing a change or a surprise over the past few days. It could be a way to fool the WWE Universe or could even as big as a face turn. Either way it will certainly be interesting and the match itself will be of a high standard.
The fourth match doesn’t involve a championship but will see an undefeated record put on the line.
The Bulgarian Brute vs. The World's Strongest Man
After months of rumours surrounding the two and their eventual feud, it was confirmed on SmackDown that Rusev and Mark Henry will finally go head to head at the Night of Champions event.
It was Rusev and Lana that challenged Henry. He accepted, but even though the match is one which the fans have been waiting for, it raises questions on whether Henry will be competing twice on the night. He and The Big Show have been teaming up to take on Erick Rowan and Luke Harper of The Wyatt Family but it looks unlikely that this match will now go ahead.
Rusev has picked up some big wins in the WWE, most notably a big win at SummerSlam in a flag match against Jack Swagger but he is expected to pick up another huge win in the form of Henry at Night of Champions when The Bulgarian Brute and The World’s Strongest Man finally meet inside the ring.
Other matches which are rumoured but not yet confirmed to be taking place include The Usos defending their WWE Tag Team Championships against Goldust and Stardust. Paige is expected to defend her Divas Championship with AJ Lee and Nikki Bella in the mix.
Bray Wyatt and Chris Jericho are expected to battle one last time whilst Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Randy Orton and potentially Dean Ambrose could compete at the event.
WWE fans – which match are you looking forward to the most at Night of Champions? Let us know in the comments section below.
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