20th Nov2015

‘WWE Night of Champions 2015’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf


WWE Night of Champions 2015 SHOULD be a celebration of the companies best. Though we know this is not how the WWE work, even if they want you to believe they do… We have to have much more drama in the matches than celebrate something as silly as “wrestling”.

Joking aside, WWE Night of Champions 2015 had an impressive card. With the start of the main show starting with Kevin Owens taking on Ryback the two angry wrestlers put on a good show, especially Owens. When the WWE decide to throw around the Slammy awards Owens must be an easy contender for best wrestler or breakthrough (or whatever they give to the new wrestlers who make a big impact).

Moving to Dirk Ziggler vs Rusev, this one is a weird fight knowing how the angle came to an abrupt end. With Lana not in Ziggler’s corner because of injury this match was already struggling. To be fair to the two performers they did their best with this one, but it was not the match of the night. Onto Dudley Boyz and New Day and we were provided with a fairly solid tag team match without any major surprises, though a table did get used in the end. It’s nice to see the Bubba Ray and D-Von make a return though and add some old school strength to the division.

With Charlotte vs. Nikki Bella, I think it is fair to say that I’ve made my disinterest in the Bella Twins clear. This was a fairly solid match, though it had been tainted by typical WWE dramatics with the need to make Nikki the longest running champion before having her drop the belt. Both women put on a good match though, and hopefully this quality will continue. We’re still waiting for this promise “revolution” though.

The Wyatt Family vs. Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Chris Jericho was an interesting match because it felt like it was more about Jericho and not the other wrestlers. As we come to expect from matches including the Wyatts, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns though this was high impact and chaotic. A good match to get the fans excited before the big main events, I’m not sure it got the ending it needed though.

John Cena vs. Seth Rollins was a typical high quality match where Cena puts on a dependable show and Rollins shows that he can put on a good match without the need to have people run in and spoil the entertainment. Not really the main event, it did manage to get the crowd invested in the match whichever side the fans were on.

With the main event, it makes for an uncomfortable watch. Rollins and Sting put on a good match, but knowing that Sting received a serious injury (sorry if that is a spoiler) does put a dampener on the fun. Hopefully we’ll see him again in the ring in the future, but if this was his list match I’m sure fans can forgive him for that as his health is more important than putting his body at risk.

WWE Night of Champions 2015 was an entertaining event that really didn’t manage to pull out any surprises for the audience to enjoy. Not one of the major events, when we watch it now, knowing where the storylines are now it does feel slightly odd at times. As an event itself watched outside of the storylines, this is a release well worth watching.

WWE Night of Champions 2015 is available on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK now.

Review originally posted on PissedOffGeek

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