Randy Orton wins the WWE Championship in a six-pack challenge at Night of Champions: September 19, 2010
Orton captured the championship from Sheamus in the six-pack challenge. This seemed like the perfect time to put the strap on Wade Barrett, the leader of the Nexus. But the WWE didn’t, even though Barrett did eliminate John Cena. Also in the match were Edge and Chris Jericho.
It’s fitting that the poster for the event featured World Heavyweight Champion Kane. The Big Red Monster would tombstone his brother, The Undertaker, and pin him to retain the championship. This really did feel like a surprise move — Undertaker getting beaten by his own move.
The other big championship title change: Daniel Bryan winning the U.S. Championship from The Miz. I figured Bryan wouldn’t get the win. Glad I was wrong.
Also on the card:
Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler retained his title against Kofi Kingston.
The Big Show beat CM Punk.
Michelle McCool defeated Melina.
Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre won an elimination Tag Team Turmoil match for the WWE Tag Team Championships, defeating Evan Bourne and Mark Henry.