We come back and Cesaro is working on Tensai. Zeb Colter is at ringside. Clay tags in and runs over Cesaro. Clay with a big overhead suplex and a splash in the corner. Clay goes to the top and nails another big splash but Swagger breaks the pin. Swagger takes out Tensai. Clay drops Swagger. Clay works on Cesaro but Swagger has tagged himself in. Clay tries to pin Cesaro but Swagger applies the ankle lock on Clay and he taps out. Tons of Funk has been eliminated. The Usos come out next.
They all end up out on the floor as The Usos hit the ring. One Uso nails a big splash from the top on Cesaro for a 2 count. More offense from The Usos and a 2 count on Cesaro. Cesaro and Swagger double team in their corner as Swagger tags in. 2 count for Swagger. Cesaro tags back in for more double teaming. Swagger gets in a cheap shot while the referee isn't looking. We cut to another commercial.
Back from the break and Cesaro crotches one of the Usos on the top. The other leaps out and takes him down. Swagger pulls Uso off the top and applies the ankle lock. He taps out and The Usos are eliminated. Out next come Darren Young and Titus O'Neil. Young gets knocked to the floor. Swagger works Titus over in the corner. Swagger counters and nails a big clothesline. And another. Titus with elbows in the corner and a big overhead slam on Swagger. Swagger ducks a big boot and takes out the knee of Titus. Swagger goes for the ankle lock but Young makes the save. Young dumps Cesaro to the floor. Young waits on the tag as Titus crawls over. Young comes in but Swagger immediately applies the ankle lock. Young rolls through and nails the knees to the gut for the win and #1 contendership.
Winners and New #1 Contenders: Darren Young and Titus O'Neil
- We go back to the panel to hype tonight's pay-per-view. They talk about tonight's main event for the WWE Title. Santino picks Orton, Booker predicts Bryan, Riley predicts Orton. Mathews thanks his panel and that's it.
- The 2013 WWE Night of Champions pay-per-view kicks off with a promo video. What defines a champion? It shows footage of Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels, The Rock, The Undertaker, Steve Austin, John Cena, Triple H and many others.
- We're live from the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit as Michael Cole welcomes us to Night of Champions.
- We go to the ring and Josh Mathews introduces Triple H. He talks about what's best for business. In tonight's WWE Title match with Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton, there will be no interference from anyone - The Shield, Big Show, nobody. Paul Heyman comes out with WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel. Heyman has left messages with anyone and can't seem to get a reply from Triple H. Heyman says he desperately needs to speak with Triple H and didn't want it to be in public. Triple H cuts him off and says he looks terrible. Triple H asks when was the last time Heyman slept or showered. Heyman kisses up to Triple H.
Heyman respects Triple H but doesn't think he made the right decision about his match tonight. Fans start chanting for CM Punk. Heyman talks about what Punk wants to do to him. Heyman begs Triple H to do what's best for business - cancel the match with Punk tonight. Fans chant "no" to Heyman. Triple H reminds him the match is now No DQ. Triple H says there's no reason to be scared because Heyman doesn't even have to tag in if he doesn't want to. Triple H tells him to let Axel handle Punk because Heyman believes in Axel, right? Heyman doesn't seem too sure. Triple H says the match stays how it is. Heyman goes to walk off and Axel takes the mic. Heyman asks what he's doing. Axel asks if this is funny to Triple H. Axel says something personal must be going on. Axel reminds Triple H that he beat him a few months back. Heyman tries to interrupt but Triple H brushes him off. Triple H says after all, this is Night of Champions where all championships are defended. Triple H says he will walk backstage and the first person he sees gets a title shot. That match takes place now. Triple H heads to the back as Heyman argues with Axel.
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