2015 WWE NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS PARTICIPANTS’ HISTORY

Like I did last month with SummerSlam, I decided to write a special blog looking at this year’s WWE Night Of Champions Pay-Per-View and each participants’ records and other facts. For the full history of the Pay-Per-View, check out the Night Of Champions History page HERE on the site.

Each match that has been announced, as of press time, will be listed. Whatever the main event is will be everyone’s 1st main event except for John Cena, who has competed in 4 main events at NOC. If Dolph Ziggler is in the opening match, it will be his 1st opener since 2010 & 2nd overall. If Kofi Kingston is in the opening match, it will be his 4th opening match & 1st since 2013. If Stardust is in the opening match, it will be his 4th opening match & 2nd in a row. It will be the 1st opening match for everyone else. This will be the 4th straight year that there will be regular non-title matches at NOC. As of press time, The Miz is not scheduled to compete at NOC, making this the 1st NOC that he didn’t wrestle at since NOC began in 2008, thus ending his streak of being the only wrestler to compete at every NOC.

WWE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: STING VS WWE WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION SETH ROLLINS

Counting both forms of the WWE & World Heavyweight Championship, this will be the 14th World Title Match at NOC. The WWE/World Title has changed hands 5 times, with the last title change taking place at 2013. Sting will be making his NOC debut. This will be Rollins’ 2nd NOC & 1st since 2013. This will be the 1st time since The Undertaker VS Kane at NOC 2010 that no one in the World Title Match has competed before in a World Title Match at NOC. Seth Rollins will be the 5th wrestler after Zack Ryder (2010), Curtis Axel (2013), Titus O’Neil (2013), & Darren Young (2013) to compete more than once at NOC.

Sting (0-0-0)

This will be Sting’s NOC debut

Seth Rollins (1-0-0)

1. With Roman Reigns as WWE Tag Team Champions The Shield defeated The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) to retain the titles (9/15/13)

WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: JOHN CENA VS WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION SETH ROLLINS

This will be the 8th straight United States Championship Match at NOC & both men’s 1st US Title Match at a NOC. The US Title has changed hands only 1 time, in 2010. This will be the 1st time that John Cena will not be competing in a WWE/World Title Match at a NOC. This will be Cena’s 2nd NOC in a row, & 7th overall. This will be Rollins’ 2nd NOC & 1st since 2013.

John Cena (2-3-1)

1. Lost to WWE Champion Triple H (6/29/08)

2. Lost to WWE Champion Randy Orton along with Triple H in a Triple Threat Match (7/26/09)

3. Lost to Randy Orton along with Wade Barrett, Edge, Chris Jericho, & WWE Champion Sheamus in a 6-Pack Challenge Elimination Match (9/19/10)

4. Defeated WWE Champion Alberto Del Rio to win the title (9/18/11)

5. Wrestled WWE Champion CM Punk to a Double Pin Draw (9/16/12)

6. Defeated WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar by Disqualification (9/21/14)

Seth Rollins (1-0-0)

  1. With Roman Reigns as WWE Tag Team Champions The Shield defeated The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) to retain the titles (9/15/13)

WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: THE DUDLEY BOYZ (BUBBA RAY & D-VON DUDLEY) VS WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE NEW DAY (BIG E & KOFI KINGSTON)

This will be the 9th WWE Tag Team Championship Match at NOC in 8 straight NOC, since there were 2 Tag Team Title Matches in 2008. The Tag Team Title has changed hands 4 times, with the last title change taking place in 2014. This will be The Dudley Boyz’ NOC debuts. This will be Kofi Kingston’s 7th NOC & 1st since 2013. It will be his 3rd Tag Title Match at NOC & 1st since 2012. This will be Big E’s NOC debut.

Bubba Ray Dudley (0-0-0)

This will be Dudley’s NOC debut

D-Von Dudley (0-0-0)

This will be Dudley’s NOC debut

Big E (0-0-0)

This will be E’s NOC debut

Kofi Kingston (3-3-0)

1. Defeated WWE Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho to win the title (6/29/08)

2. Defeated Carlito, The Miz, MVP, Primo, & Jack Swagger in a 6-Pack Challenge Match to retain the WWE United States Championship (7/26/09)

3. Lost to WWE Intercontinental Champion Dolph Ziggler (9/19/10)

4. With Evan Bourne as WWE Tag Team Champions Air Boom defeated Awesome Truth (The Miz & R-Truth) by Disqualification to retain the titles (9/18/11)

5. With R-Truth lost the WWE Tag Team Championship to Daniel Bryan & Kane (9/16/12)

6. Lost to WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel (9/15/13)

WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION RYBACK VS KEVIN OWENS

This will be the 8th Intercontinental Championship Match at NOC. The Intercontinental Title has changed hands 2 times, with the last title change taking place in 2014. This will be both Ryback & Kevin Owens’ NOC debut. 2015 will be the 1st time that neither Kofi Kingston, Dolph Ziggler, or Cody Rhodes will not be competing for the IC Title.

Ryback (0-0-0)

This will be Ryback’s NOC debut

Kevin Owens (0-0-0

This will be Owens’ NOC debut

WWE DIVA’S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: CHARLOTTE VS WWE DIVA’S CHAMPION NIKKI BELLA

This will be the 9th Women’s/Diva’s Championship Match at NOC & 8th straight NOC PPV, since there was a Women’s & a Diva’s Title Match in 2009. The Women’s/Diva’s Title has changed hands 3 times, with the last title change taking place at 2014. This will be Charlotte’s NOC debut. This will be Nikki Bella’s 2nd NOC in a row & 2nd Diva’s Title Match in a row.

Charlotte (0-0-0)

This will be Charlotte’s NOC debut

Nikki Bella (0-1-0)

1. Lost to AJ Lee along with WWE Diva’s Champion Paige in a Triple Threat Match (9/21/14)

DEAN AMBROSE, ROMAN REIGNS, & MYSTERY PARTNER VS THE WYATT FAMILY (LUKE HARPER, BRAUN STROWMAN, & BRAY WYATT)

This will be the 1st 6-Man Tag Team Match at a NOC. This will be Dean Ambrose’s 2nd NOC & 1st since 2013. This will be Roman Reigns’ 2nd NOC & 1st since 2013. This will be all 3 members of The Wyatt Family’s 1st NOC.

Dean Ambrose (1-0-0)

1. Defeated Dolph Ziggler to retain the WWE United States Championship (9/15/13)

Roman Reigns (1-0-0)

1. With Seth Rollins as WWE Tag Team Champions The Shield defeated The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) to retain the titles (9/15/13)

Luke Harper (0-0-0)

This will be Harper’s NOC debut

Braun Strowman (0-0-0)

This will be Strowman’s NOC debut

Bray Wyatt (0-0-0)

This will be Wyatt’s NOC debut

DOLPH ZIGGLER VS RUSEV

This will be Dolph Ziggler’s 7th straight NOC, giving him the streak of the most matches at NOC. This will be the 2nd time that Ziggler will not be in a title match of any kind & the 1st time since 2012. This will be Rusev’s 2nd NOC in a row.

Dolph Ziggler (2-4-0)

1. Lost to WWE Intercontinental Champion Rey Mysterio (7/26/09)

2. Defeated Kofi Kingston to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship (9/19/10)

3. Defeated John Morrison, Alex Riley, & Jack Swagger in a Fatal 4-Way Match to retain the WWE United States Championship (9/18/11)

4. Lost to Randy Orton (9/16/12)

5. Lost to WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose (9/15/13)

6. Lost the WWE Intercontinental Championship to The Miz (9/21/14)

Rusev (1-0-0)

1. Defeated Mark Henry (9/21/14)

KICKOFF SHOW 6-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH: THE LUCHA DRAGONS (SIN CARA & KALISTO) & NEVILLE VS THE ASCENSION (KONNOR & VIKTOR) & STARDUST

This will be the 1st ever 6-Man Tag Team Match at a NOC. This will be the 1st Pre-Show/KickOff Show Match since 2013. This will be all 6 wrestlers’ 1st Kick Off Show Match at a NOC. This will be Sin Cara’s 2nd NOC & 1st since 2012. This will be Stardust’s 7th NOC & 2nd in a row. It will be the 1st time that he is not in a title match. This will be the NOC debuts for Kalisto, Neville, Konnor, & Viktor.

Sin Cara (0-1-0)

1. Lost to WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz along with Rey Mysterio & Cody Rhodes in a Fatal 4-Way Match (9/16/12)

Kalisto (0-0-0)

This will be Kalisto’s NOC debut

Neville (0-0-0)

This will be Neville’s NOC debut

Konnor (0-0-0)

This will be Konnor’s NOC debut

Viktor (0-0-0)

This will be Viktor’s NOC debut

Cody Rhodes/Stardust (4-2-0)

1. (As Cody Rhodes) With Ted DiBiase defeated WWE World Tag Team Champion Hardcore Holly in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match to win the titles (6/29/08)

2. With Ted DiBiase as Legacy lost to WWE Unified Tag Team Champions The Big Show & Chris Jericho (7/26/09)

3. With Drew McIntyre defeated Evan Bourne & Mark Henry, WWE Unified Tag Team Champions The Hart Dynasty (Tyson Kidd & David Hart Smith), Santino Marella & Vladimir Kozlov, & The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) in a Tag Team Turmoil Match to win the titles (9/19/10)

4. Defeated Ted DiBiase to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship (9/18/11)

5. Lost to WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz along with Sin Cara & Rey Mysterio in a Fatal 4-Way Match (9/16/12)

6. (As Stardust) With Goldust defeated WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) to win the titles (9/21/14)

AND IF HE CASHES IN HIS MONEY IN THE BANK BRIEFCASE:

This will be Sheamus’ 4th NOC & 2nd NOC in a row.

Sheamus (2-1-0)

1. Lost the WWE Championship to Randy Orton along with Wade Barrett, John Cena, Edge, & Chris Jericho in a 6-Pack Challenge Elimination Match (9/19/10)

2. Defeated Alberto Del Rio to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (9/16/12)

3. Defeated Cesaro to retain the WWE United States Championship (9/21/14)

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