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WWE Night of Champions results: Curtis Axel pins Kofi Kingston to retain Intercontinental title

Curtis Axel pinned Kofi Kingston to retain his Intercontinental championship in an impromptu match to kick off the WWE "Night of Champions" pay-per-view event tonight (Sept. 15, 2013) in Detroit.

The WWE Night of Champions pay-per-view (PPV) didn't kick off with a match but instead a 15-minute long segment featuring Triple H making promises that the main event of the evening, Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton, would be contested without outside interference.

Then, Paul Heyman and Curtis Axel interrupted to make a final plea for the former to avoid a match with CM Punk. It only resulted in "The King of Kings" booking Axel to defend his Intercontinental championship against the first wrestler Triple H ran into when he got behind the curtain.

Naturally, that wrestler ended up being Kofi Kingston.

The two had a surprisingly entertaining match with Kingston coming oh so close to walking away with the beautiful white leather strap, but Axel ultimately overcame and retained his title.

For complete results and the live blog for Night of Champions click here.

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