7. Chris Jericho Does Not Equal Braun Strowman
Well, at least Jericho’s return as the third man was a surprise, and it wasn’t someone boring like Randy Orton, but the whole story up to this point is that Braun Strowman has changed the balance of power in Bray Wyatt’s war, and the mystery partner was supposed to even the odds. Considering that Strowman had already shown he could take out both Reigns and Ambrose combined, the question going into Night of Champions was who, if anyone, could match Strowman? And while Jericho may be a multiple-time World Champion, the first Undisputed WWE Champion in history, and one hell of a sexy beast, he is in no way someone who should have been chosen to go toe-to-toe with the Black Sheep. And with Jericho’s post-match blow-off seeming to set up some sort of confrontation with Ambrose, it’s possible that Reigns may once again be on his own against the Wyatt Family. And since Strowman barely left his feet when facing three people, that should be worrisome for him.
http://www.sportskeeda.com/wwe/chris-jericho-defends-trainer-bill-demottjericho-to-miss-fozzy-tour-kickoff-concert Source: sportskeeda.com
6. The Divas Revolution Is Real
WWE has handled their self-named “Divas Revolution” pretty terribly, from a story line perspective, since they brought in Charlotte, Becky Lynch, and Sasha Banks to shore up the division. Certainly, the matches were becoming better from a quality perspective, but the entire division had lacked direction for the last two months, as the various groups fought each other for seemingly no reason other than because they were on different teams. The last Raw before Night of Champions was even seen as a low point, as they used a hackneyed Dusty Finish (a derisive term credited to Dusty Rhodes, who would have babyfaces win big matches and then see the decision reversed for some controversial reason, ostensibly to create tension for a re-match) to prevent Charlotte from beating Nikki Bella and allowing her to break AJ Lee’s record for longest Divas title reign. However, give them full credit for doing the right thing and letting the women go out at Night of Champions and show what they can do in a long match on the big stage. Nikki vs Charlotte had good wrestling, including a decent attempt at ring psychology built on Nikki attempting to injure Charlotte’s leg and prevent the Figure Eight from being applied. It also brought what has been missing from the Divas Revolution thus far: emotion. Two women showed through their work that they were fighting over a title that meant everything to both of them, and how far they were willing to go to in order to win. This meant that when Charlotte finally locked in her Figure Eight submission, the crowd was fully invested in her hard-fought victory.
http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/2015/09/wwe-night-of-champions-preview/ Source: waitingfornextyear.com