WWE Night of Champions 2015 Review: Results, Analysis, Grades; Sting, Seth Rollins, Kane

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WWE United States Championship Match
Seth Rollins (c) vs. John Cena

Result: John Cena defeats Seth Rollins via pinfall to win the WWE United States Championship.

Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars

Cena began with multiple punches and a big elbow for a near-fall. Rollins then hit a neckbreaker for a near-fall.

Rollins would slam Cena into the turnbuckle and put on a sleeper hold. The two then climbed to the top rope. Cena got hung up on the top rope and Rollins drove him down for a near-fall.

Rollins would start pointing to the crowd and got rolled up by Cena for a near-fall. He would then go for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Cena countered with shoulder tackles. Rollins hit the neckbreaker but got planted by Cena, who went for the FKS but missed. Rollins got a near-fall.

Cena would plant Rollins again but Rollins thwarted the FKS. However, he got flipped by Cena for a near-fall.

On the top rope, Cena would try to pick up Rollins. However, Rollins countered by picking him up. Cena would counter, too, and turned it into a hurricanrana.

The two men then traded punches in the middle of the ring. Cena would catch Rollins and go for the AA but the latter countered. Rollins kicked Cena in the jaw for a near-fall.

Rollins then flipped over the ropes and onto Cena outside the ring. Rollins would go for the Frog Splash but Cena rolled out of the way. This drew “Eddie” chants.

Cena then hit a tornado DDT for another near-fall.

Cena would climb to the top rope but Rollins met him up there. He then hit a huge superplex and a vertical suplex for a near-fall.

Cena would get Rollins into the STF. He tried climbing to the ropes and got there. However, Cena would pick up him and go for the AA. Rollins countered with a buckle bomb for a near-fall.

Rollins tried the Pedigree from Cena countered. Rollins then countered a move and picked up Cena, trying for the AA. However, Cena planted Rollins and went to the top rope. He hit a leg drop and the AA for the win.

Rob’s Note: This was a really good match. Maybe not better than SummerSlam, but still excellent. Rollins losing the title was expected and the right thing to do. Cena now holds the belt and the focus can be put back on it.

Next: Seth Rollins vs. Sting