The extravaganza has ended. The 9th edition of the 'Night of Champions' PPV took place at Houston, Texas and there were a lot of talking points from the event. The match card consisted of 8 matches including the kick-off show.
This PPV is special in many ways as this is the only night where all the Championships will be defended. Let us look at 4 key takeaways from this year's NOC show-
Kevin Owens shocked the world yet again. He became the new WWE Intercontinental Champion by defeating Ryback in his very first match against the 'Big Guy'.
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A few months back, he defeated Cena in his very first WWE match and now he took out Ryback just like that and won his first ever Championship in WWE. It all means that Owens' time in WWE has just begun and we will get to see more of him now!
New era in the Divas division
Finally, almost after 300 days, we got a new Divas Champion. The legendary Ric Flair's daughter, Charlotte has defeated Nikki Bella to become the new leader of the Divas locker room.
The Divas division is so crowded with the divas from both WWE and NXT and Charlotte coming to the limelight at such a time is truly remarkable. It would be great if Charlotte follows the footsteps of his father and contributes to elevate the pride of the Divas title. All we got to say was the new era has begun!
Cena defeats the WWE Champion
This was the most expected outcome of the PPV and WWE has done nothing new to alter the speculations. Cena got an easy victory and became the five-time United States Champion. However, the talking point was that Cena defeated Rollins so easily whereas Rollins won against Sting without any external interference.
Sting once against lost a match which would mean two consecutive losses and this time against an opponent who obviously is not an equal to him. So, I wonder if this is the right way to project this 'Icon' when you have huge plans for him for the future?
Sting losing just like that
Many might have speculated the outcome of this match but honestly, very few would have thought that this match would end this way. Even after being a part of back to back matches, Rollins managed to defeat Sting fair and square.
Maybe it was a roll-out victory, but that was all on his own. Isn't it? I don't really get the idea behind this and let's see if something could be known from the upcoming episodes of RAW. But one thing is for sure! Sting should not keep on losing like this if he was to be used for big matches in the future as he surely needs some initial momentum in the company.