Tonight was the annual WWE Night of Champions. I usually talk about matches in the order but tonight I am doing things different. I am starting off with the things I dislike. The first major thing I did not like was that big bag of fruity pebbles John Cena winning the WWE Championship for the 12th time. I, along with many others, am sick of John Cena and title reigns. They do not go together anymore. The other thing I disliked was the overkill of interference in the Triple H vs. CM Punk match. R-Truth attacking Punk made no sense, unless Punk and Triple H become temporary allies. The thing that’s really bothering me is WWE squashes every heel’s title reign by putting Cena over. Why can’t another face take the title? There are so many more deserving people in the locker room, like a John Morrison. In my opinion, John Morrison is the next Shawn Michaels. People think I’m crazy for saying that, but John Morrison can change the complexion of any match like he did tonight in the Fatal 4-way.
Now onto the things I liked. I am a huge Randy Orton fan, but I thoroughly enjoyed watching Mark Henry get his long, overdue World Heavyweight title reign. He was the ECW Champion some years ago, but that title is not held in the standard that the WWE and World titles are. I also enjoyed the two multi-generation talents of Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase competing in a match for a title that was more prestigious than the WWE title at one point. DiBiase’s push is long overdue and hopefully WWE will continue to use him in a correct manner.
As far as the main event goes, I think Punk and Triple H have the makings of another Austin/McMahon feud. It’s hard to hate either one, though, but CM Punk’s antics are like Austin’s. The more dirty he gets, the more the fans cheer for him. The one thing I like about Triple H is he is not a coward like Vince was. I will be very curious to see how Kevin Nash, R-Truth, The Miz, and John Laurinaitis will play out in the continuing feud between the Game and the Straight-Edge Superstar.
Night of Champions was a solid PPV, but it lacked shockers, except for Orton losing to Mark Henry. The matches were what you would expect out of a 2nd tier WWE PPV. The next PPV is in 2 weeks already, and it’s Hell in a Cell. Stay tuned for the matches to be announced, and come back to read my thoughts when Hell is finally over.