The next pay-per-view (PPV) on the WWE schedule is the Night of Champions show set to take place on Sun., Sept. 21, 2014, at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. This is the eighth annual event in the chronology of the gimmick show that features every title in the promotion being put up for grabs
We're just one week from showtime and it appears the line-up is official:
- Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena (WWE world heavyweight championship)
The rematch from SummerSlam was made official just days after Lesnar won the title in what amounted to a squash match. The story in the meantime has centered on Cena getting redemption after such a crossing loss. Naturally, he's been booked incredibly strong in the meantime.
- Sheamus vs. Cesaro (U.S. championship)
The long forgotten mid-card title is back with the long forgotten mid-card babyface battling the long forgotten mid-card heel.
- Paige vs. AJ Lee vs. Nikki Bella (Divas championship)
After it was announced that Nikki would be inserted into the AJ-Paige feud, she's hinted at playing the two against each other in the match and escaping with the title. One would think her sister, Brie, will be waiting for her either way.
- Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz (Intercontinental championship)
Although Miz already got his rematch, they never bothered to cultivate any other storyline. That's fine, seeing as Miz is in the midst of doing his best work as a Hollywood heel with his own stunt double, Damien Mizdow. The only question is whether or not R-Ziggler will be around to assist.
- The Usos vs. Stardust & Goldust (Tag team championship)
The cosmic key is within reach, even if they haven't done much to make anyone care if it's found.
- Mark Henry vs. Rusev
The former Olympian is the latest defender of Lady Liberty against the evil Russian sympathizers.
- Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins
This one was coming sooner or later but, oddly enough, the break up of The Shield hasn't been used much to advance the story. Instead, Rollins simply attacking Reigns at an opportune moment was enough to book the match.
- Randy Orton vs. Chris Jericho
In what will act as his farewell to WWE on this latest run, Jericho will look to get revenge for a sneak attack on Raw just the other week.
*Rumored but not official