WWE Night of Champions Results – 5/27/23 (First World Heavyweight Champion, Tag Team Championship)

WWE Night of Champions 2023 Results

WWE Night of Champions Results
May 27, 2023
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (Jeddah Super Dome)
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

A video kicks off the show highlighting today’s Triple Main Event at WWE Night of Champions.

We go live into the Jeddah Super Dome in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to see a huge pyrotechnics display. The Jeddah Super Dome looks totally packed. Michael Cole and Corey Graves welcome us to the show. They introduce Jude Al-Dajani and Faisal Al-Mughaisib, the Arabic commentary team.

Tonight’s first match will crown the brand new World Heavyweight Champion.

Video Package: World Heavyweight Championship

World Heavyweight Championship
AJ Styles vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins

The crowd is absolutely red-hot throughout the in-ring introductions.

The bell rings, and the next time it sounds, we will be crowning the first-ever World Heavyweight Champion. They circle the ring, but Rollins quickly breaks away to conduct the crowd in singing his theme song. The crowd is DEAFENING! They start by going for a test of strength, but Rollins quickly sidesteps him and laughs. A frustrated Styles wipes him out with a dropkick and clotheslines him over the top rope. Styles sets up for a plancha, but Rollins slides into the ring. Styles instead shifts his weight to land on the apron. Rollins smiles at Styles. Rollins hooks a side headlock. Styles whips him off and leapfrogs him, but Rollins rolls away as well. We have a stalemate. Styles misses a clothesline, and Rollins takes him down with a Sling Blade. Styles rolls out of the ring to recover. Rollins goes to the apron and takes him down with a flying knee to the head. Rollins gets Styles in the ring, but Styles avoids a Stomp. Rollins hits a rebound knee for a one-count.

Rollins applies a front facelock and tries to lift the Phenomenal One for a suplex, but Styles won’t budge. Styles lifts Rollins and drives him into the corner before hitting some shoulder thrusts to the midsection. Styles hits a snapmare and drops a knee on the forehead. Rollins sits up in pain. Styles hits him with a stiff kick to the spine before applying a chin lock. Rollins fights up and punches out. Rollin sends him to the corner and charges, but Styles slingshots over him. Styles chops the chest a few times. Rollins sends him to the corner. Styles tries to slingshot over him, but Rollins catches him and hits a reverse STO into the turnbuckles. Rollins then viciously sends Styles face-first into the middle turnbuckle. Rollins is looking more and more serious. Rollins puts Styles on the top rope and chops him, which knocks Styles to the apron. Rollins climbs to the second rope and pulls Styles back to the top rope. Rollins tries for a superplex, but Styles slides through and pulls Rollins down. Rollins hits the top turnbuckle with his face. They begin to trade punches before Styles hits a vertical suplex into the turnbuckles. Rollins lands on his neck!

Styles pulls Rollins to his feet, but Rollins greets him with some stiff chops and right hands. Styles blocks one and comes back with a vicious strike combo. Styles hits the ropes and hits a sliding forearm to the face. Rollins retreats to the corner and pops up. Styles hits a running forearm and lifts Rollins, but Rollins slides off. Styles quickly comes back with a wheelbarrow sit-out facebuster for a near fall. Styles pulls Rollins to his feet and sets him up for a Styles Clash, but Rollins, realizing he is in great danger, powers Styles to the corner. Styles elbows him back and goes to the second rope for a moonsault into a reverse DDT for a near fall! Styles cannot believe that didn’t put Rollins away. Styles puts Rollins on the top rope, but Rollins punches and boots him back. Rollins dives into a sunset flip for a two-count, but Rollins powers him up and hits a Buckle Bomb! Rollins quickly goes to the top rope and connects with a huge Frog Slash for a near fall!

The crowd begins to chant, “This is awesome!” Rollins gets to his feet and sizes Styles up for a discus forearm to the jaw. Rollins goes for a neckbreaker, but Styles counters into an ushigoroshi for a near fall! Styles gets to his feet and sets up for a Styles Clash. Rollins counters out and attempts a Pedigree. Styles gets out, so Rollins chops him. Styles answers with an overhead kick. Rollins crawls to the corner and holds the back of his neck. Styles goes to the top rope and pulls Rollins up into position for the Styles Clash! Rollins powers out and flips Styles off the ropes to the canvas. Rollins puts Styles on the top rope and clubs the back of his neck. Styles fights back and knocks Rollins down. Rollins quickly scales the ropes and hits an inverted superplex before rolling through into a reverse DDT for a near fall! Wow!

The cameras showcase the welts popping up on the back of Rollins. Rollins stomps Styles in the face to prevent him from getting up. Rollins goes to the top rope and goes for a Phoenix Splash, but he lands on his feet when he sees Styles moved. Styles goes for a tornado DDT, but Rollins counters by putting him on the apron. Rollins stuns him with a head-butt. After taking a moment to recover from delivering the head-butt, Rollins goes to suplex Styles back into the ring. Styles fights it and soon pulls Rollins to the apron. Styles then hits Rollins with a brainbuster on the apron! Styles takes a moment to recover. Rollins has not moved a muscle in a few moments. Styles puts Rollins in the ring and signals for the end. Styles goes for a Phenomenal Forearm, but Rollins pushes him off to the floor! Rollins hits the ropes and hits a suicide dive! Rollins grabs his knee in agony and starts to limp.

Rollins and Styles get in the ring. Rollins tries to fight through the pain and goes for a suplex, but Styles counters into a Calf Crusher. Styles is targeting the injured knee of Rollins. Rollins screams in pain and tries to roll out, but Styles keeps it applied. Rollins counters by applying a chin lock that nearly puts Styles out. Styles kicks the leg, but Rollins connects with a stiff clothesline.

Both men are down. The World Heavyweight Championship is shown at ringside. That’s what this match is all about. Rollins and Styles get to their feet and exchange punches and forearms. They are both exhausted. Styles kicks the leg, but Rollins responds with a kick to the midsection. Rollins kicks Styles in the face a few times, but Styles avoids a big kick. Styles head-butts him and goes for a clothesline, but Rollins avoids it and hits an enzuigiri. Styles goes for an overhead kick, but Rolins moves. Rollins then superkicks him in the face. Rollins goes for a Stomp… but he hits Styles in the hand. I don’t know what that was supposed to be. Rollins goes for a Pedigree, but Styles counters with a Styles Clash attempt. Rollins fights out, but Styles manages to hit Rollins with a Pedigree for a near fall! Styles has some blood on his forehead.

Styles goes to the ropes and knocks Rollins back. Styles goes for a Phenomenal Forearm, but Rollins superkicks him out of midair! Rollins goes for a Stomp, but his injured knee buckles. Styles goes for a Calf Crusher, but Rollins gets out and hits a Pedigree! Rollins gets a head of steam and hits Styles with a huge Stomp! Rollins covers, and the referee counts to three, making Rollins the first-ever World Heavyweight Champion!

Winner by Pinfall and new World Heavyweight Champion: Seth “Freakin” Rollins

Paul “Triple H” Levesque gets in the ring and hands the World Heavyweight Championship to Seth “Freakin” Rollins. Triple H holds Rollins’s arm up and presents the WWE’s newest World Champion. Rollins then poses on the turnbuckles with the title as fireworks go off.

WWE Money in the Bank is coming on July 1.

The Street Profits are shown seated at ringside.

Cody Rhodes is shown backstage getting his broken arm treated. He will face Brock Lesnar later tonight.

Video Package: Becky Lynch vs. Trish Stratus

We see the sights that can be seen around Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Trish Stratus vs. Becky Lynch

The bell rings, and Trish Stratus begins talking trash. Becky Lynch just stares coldly at her. Lynch punches Stratus down and clubs the back. Lynch puts Stratus in the corner and stomps away at her. Lynch drives her face-first into the turnbuckles a few times before stomping her out of the ring. Lynch goes for a baseball slide, but Stratus moves. Stratus then pushes her into the steel steps. Stratus grabs her and drives her headfirst into the steel steps. Stratus bounces Lynch off the two commentary tables before putting her in the ring. Stratus sizes her up and kicks her in the ribs. Stratus chokes her on the ropes and goes to the second rope. Lynch stumbles away, so Stratus follows her. Stratus sits on the top rope and pulls Lynch up in a sleeper hold. Stratus releases before being disqualified. Stratus then applies the hold again. Stratus bows, but Lynch kicks her in the head. Stratus comes back with a tornado DDT for a two-count. Stratus covers again and picks up another two-count.

Stratus chokes Lynch in the corner before bouncing her face off the canvas. Stratus rakes her face on the canvas and taunts the crowd. Stratus applies a chin lock before ripping at the face. Lynch fights back, but Stratus reverses a whip and hits a Thesz Press, followed by some punches. Stratus (sort of) catches her with a neckbreaker for a two-count. Lynch and Stratus exchange blows, with Lynch coming out on top. Stratus reverses a whip, but Lynch takes her down with a diving forearm. Lynch attacks her in the corner and hits a springboard kick. Lynch hits a Bexploder. Lynch punches and kicks away at her while hanging her over the middle rope. Lynch comes off the second rope with a diving leg drop for a two-count.

Stratus rolls out of the ring to recover. Lynch wipes out the WWE Hall of Famer with a baseball slide. Lynch dives off the apron with a clothesline and gets the crowd fired up. Lynch goes to put Stratus in the ring, but Stratus counters with a head-scissor into the ring post. Stratus gets Lynch in the ring and hits a spinebuster for a near fall. Stratus clotheslines Lynch in the corner and puts her on the top rope. Stratus goes for a superplex, but Lynch knocks her off. Stratus comes back with a Stratusphere for a two-count. Lynch avoids Stratusfaction and hits diamond dust. Lynch goes to the top rope and hits a diving leg drop for a near fall. The crowd starts to chant for Becky. Stratus gets out of the Manhandle Slam and goes for a Sharpshooter. Lynch kicks her away, but Stratus drops her on the apron. Lynch knocks her away and goes to the top rope, but Stratus shakes the ropes. Stratus goes for another Stratusphere, but Lynch counters by grabbing her, climbing down the ropes, and applying a Boston Crab. Stratus manages to get to the bottom rope and gets out of the ring to recover. Lynch goes outside and jumps off the steps, but Stratus kicks her out of midair. Stratus gets in the ring and is looking for a count-out. Lynch barely gets in at nine. Stratus then crushes her with a Chick Kick for a near fall!

Stratus is irate and grabs Lynch by the head to talk trash. Stratus slaps her in the face. Lynch is furious and applies the Dis-Arm-Her! Stratus grabs Lynch by the hair to get out of it. They pull the hair until Stratus gets away. Lynch avoids a Chick Kick and rolls her up for a two-count. Lynch then hits a Manhandle Slam, but Stratus gets a foot on the bottom rope to stop the pin. Lynch cannot believe it. Stratus tries to go under the ring, but Lynch grabs her and puts her in the ring. All of a sudden, Zoey Stark emerges from under the ring and hits Lynch with the Z-360! Stark throws Lynch into the ring and goes back under the ring. Stratus hits Lynch with the Stratusfaction for the victory!

Winner by Pinfall: Trish Stratus

Becky Lynch pops up with blood flowing from her nose after the Z-360. That could be broken. Trish Stratus celebrates with Zoey Stark going up the ramp. Lynch’s face is covered in blood, and she looks irate.

A video showcases Mustafa Ali completing a religious pilgrimage.

Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci introduce WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther to the ring.

WWE Intercontinental Championship
Mustafa Ali vs. Gunther (c)

The bell rings, and they circle the ring. They lock up, and Gunther easily hooks the head and tosses Ali. Gunther challenges Ali to bring it. They lock up, and Gunther casually backs him to the corner. Ali ducks a chop and chops Gunther. Ali gets around him and kicks the hamstrings. Gunther quickly applies a sleeper hold, but Ali fights out. Ali flips over him and hits a dropkick to the jaw. Gunther doesn’t go down. Ali hits a second dropkick for the same result. Ali tries it a third time, but Gunther counters with a scoop slam before stomping the chest. Gunther is not happy and pulls Ali to his feet to chop him down with a vicious chop. Gunther gets him to his feet again and hits another chop. Gunther takes him down and applies a Boston Crab. Gunther transitions into an STF. Ali fights out, but Gunther knees him in the midsection and sends him to the apron. Ali shoulders him back and goes for a springboard, but Gunther big boots him to the floor! Gunther goes outside and viciously sends Ali into the ring post. Gunther gets in the ring and poses.

Ali nearly gets counted out, but he manages to get in at nine. Gunther wrenches the arm and viciously chops him down. Gunther holds the arm and pulls him up for a second chop. Gunther signals for a third, but Ali ducks it. Ali chops and punches the Ring General before Gunther shoves him away. Ali kicks him in the head and hits a rolling thunder neckbreaker. Ali goes to the top rope, but Gunther chops him. Gunther goes to the second rope and goes for a double underhook superplex, but Ali fights it. Ali goes for a sunset flip powerbomb, but Gunther holds the ropes. Ali pulls him away and hits a sit-out powerbomb. Ali pulls himself up to the top rope and CRUSHES Gunther with a 450 splash for a near fall!

Gunther is irate and turns Ali inside out with a vicious lariat. Gunther shouts at the crowd and hits another lariat for a near fall. Gunther punches the mat in frustration. Gunther talks trash, so Ali slaps him. Gunther chops him and goes for a Powerbomb, but Ali gets out. Ali superkicks Gunther before hitting a diving tornado DDT! Ali goes to the top rope and dives, but he lands on his feet when Gunther moves. Gunther crushes Ali with a vicious front dropkick. Gunther follows up with a Powerbomb for the win.

Winner by Pinfall and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Gunther

We go backstage to see Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn talking backstage. Zayn says tonight is crazy. This is so much more than they ever expected since WrestleMania. Even if it ends tonight… Owens asks him why it would end tonight. Zayn says they have to acknowledge that Roman Reigns is celebrating 1,000 days as champion. Reigns always finds a way and has screwed them both. Owens says that’s all he will acknowledge. Owens says Reigns needs to acknowledge that they won the titles from The Usos. The Usos are more of a tag team than Reigns and Solo ever will be. Today is not Roman Reigns’s day. They didn’t come all this way to lose. Today, Roman Reigns loses.

LA Knight is shown at ringside.

WWE joined Make-A-Wish in Saudi Arabia to grant the first wishes in this country.

Video Package: Raw Women’s Championship

Raw Women’s Championship
Asuka vs. Bianca Belair (c)

The bell rings, and Asuka quickly hits a headlock takeover. Belair grapevines the head, but Asuka kips up and takes her down by the hair. Belair avoids a sliding knee. Belair takes her down, and they take turns rolling around and punching each other. Belair shoulder tackles her and talks a little trash. Belair cartwheels over her and goes for a head-scissor, but Asuka kicks her in the ribs. Asuka grabs the arms and stomps the chest. Asuka dances a bit before wrenching the arm. Belair stuns her with a strike and shoulders her in the corner. Belair sends her to the opposite corner and hits another shoulder thrust. Asuka reverses a whip to the opposite corner, but Belair slingshots over her and hits a dropkick. Belair hits a scoop slam and goes for a handspring standing moonsault, but Asuka avoids it. Asuka goes to the apron, but Belair hits a handspring into the ropes to knock her to the floor. Asuka grabs the ponytail and drives Belair into the steel steps.

Asuka gets Belair in the ring and saunter around. Asuka hits an avalanche in the corner followed by a German Suplex and a sliding knee for a two-count. Asuka goes for an armbar, but Belair counters with a roll-up for a two-count. Asuka kicks the arm and digs her face into the ropes. Belair rolls Asuka up for a two-count. Belair goes for a suplex, but Asuka counters into a roll-up for a two-count. Asuka clotheslines her down for a two-count. Asuka continues to smile and look confident. Asuka grabs the arm and stomps it a bit. Asuka stretches the arm a bit before Belair powers up. Asuka gets out of a slam and pulls her down by the hair once again. Asuka strolls around the ring and peppers Belair with some kicks. Belair and Asuka exchange punches before Belair hits a blockbuster.

Asuka and Belair get to their feet. Belair knocks her back and backflips over her. Belair hits a pair of shoulder tackles and a dropkick. Belair hits a vertical suplex before kipping up. Belair shoulders her in the corner and does the 10 punches. Asuka pulls her down by the ponytail, but Belair fights it and hits a backbreaker. Belair hits a handspring standing moonsault for a two-count. The crowd lightly chants for Asuka. Asuka attacks Belair in the corner and pulls her down by the hair again. Belair soon knocks Asuka to the corner and puts her on the top rope. Asuka fights her off and hits a big missile dropkick for a near fall. Asuka goes for a slam, but Belair counters into a suplex attempt. Asuka counters that counter with an armbar. Belair twists out and powers her up for a powerbomb. Asuka fights it, so Belair hits a spinebuster for a near fall. Asuka fights back with an Asuka Lock attempt, but Belair counters with a pinfall attempt. They trade pin attempts until Asuka kicks her in the head for a near fall.

It looks like a piece of Belair’s braid has been ripped off. Asuka grabs Belair by the ponytail and pulls her out of the ring. Belair sends Asuka into the steel steps. They brawl at ringside before getting back in the ring. Belair drives Asuka into the ropes and punches away at her. Asuka goes for the Blue Mist, but Belair avoids it. Belair goes for the KOD, but Asuka fights out. Asuka goes for an armbar, but Belair fights out and powerbombs her. The referee keeps Belair back as Asuka is on the apron. Asuka spits some purple mist onto her right hand. Belair grabs Asuka and goes for the KOD, but Asuka rubs the hand covered in the purple mist into Belair’s eyes. Asuka kicks Belair in the head twice and ends the modern-day’s longest-reigning Women’s Champion title run at 416 days.

Winner by Pinfall and new Raw Women’s Champion: Asuka

Asuka celebrates big time as Bianca Belair screams in agony.

SmackDown Women’s Championship
Natalya vs. Rhea Ripley (c) w/ Dominik Mysterio

The bell rings, and Ripley immediately blindsides Natalya while Dominik screams at her. Ripley knocks her out of the ring and bounces her off the Arabic commentary table a few times. Ripley talks some trash and drives her hard into the steel ring steps. Ripley sends Natalya into the steps again and puts her in the ring. Ripley head-butts her and hits the Riptide for an easy victory!

Winner by Pinfall and still SmackDown Women’s Champion: Rhea Ripley

Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio happily celebrate as Natalya, who is celebrating a birthday, is helped to the back by the referees.

Byron Saxton is backstage with the new World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins. Rollins says it just feels right. Saxton asks what the future of Raw looks like with Rollins on the top of the mountain. Rollins says he’ll be there this Monday night live on Raw and every Monday moving forward. The only difference is he has World Heavyweight Championship things on his mind. Rollins is a revolutionary, a visionary, and finally the World Heavyweight Champion.

Video Package: Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar vs. Cody Rhodes

Cody Rhodes will be competing in this match with a distal radius fracture, which is a broken arm. Rhodes will wear a brace made of titanium to protect himself.

The bell rings, and Brock Lesnar is cheerfully smiling. Rhodes avoids Lesnar. Lesnar continues to approach Rhodes, so Rhodes gets out of the ring. Rhodes challenges Lesnar to a fight, so Lesnar gets out of the ring and chases him around ringside. Rhodes attacks Lesnar as he gets into the ring. Lesnar quickly pops up and drives Rhodes into the corner before hitting some shoulder thrusts. Lesnar hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex that lands Rhodes on his broken arm! Rhodes writhes around the mat in pain. Lesnar hits another overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Lesnar attacks him in the corner before hitting a third belly-to-belly. That’s three trips to Suplex City.

Rhodes starts hitting Lesnar in the face with the titanium protector. Lesnar is becoming more and more stunned. Rhodes lays it in a bunch of times and knocks him out of the ring. Rhodes hits a suicide dive and drives the titanium cast into his head. Rhodes hits a diving ax handle off the commentary table before getting Lesnar in the ring. Rhodes hits another ax handle off the top rope for a near fall. Rhodes hits a Disaster Kick and follows up with a Cody Cutter for a near fall. Rhodes gets to his feet and is fired up. Rhodes hits The Beast with Cross Rhodes, but he has to stop to tend to his broken arm. Rhodes is in a lot of pain. Rhodes grabs Lesnar and hits a second Cross Rhodes. Rhodes is in agony, but he gets to his feet. Rhodes goes for a third Cross Rhodes, but Lesnar applies a Kimura Lock to the broken arm! Rhodes screams in pain. Lesnar tightens his grip. Rhodes will not submit and pops up to pin Lesnar’s shoulders for a two-count. That’s how Rhodes beat Lesnar at Backlash. Lesnar keeps the Kimura Lock applied. Rhodes will not submit and appears to have passed out. The referee checks on Rhodes, but Rhodes is still conscious. Rhodes withstands the pain and manages to get to the bottom rope. The crowd erupts in joy.

Lesnar is in absolute disbelief. Lesnar lifts Rhodes for an F5, but Rhodes counters into Cross Rhodes for a two-count! Lesnar emphatically kicked out. Rhodes grabs Lesnar by the arm and punches him in the head with that titanium cast. Lesnar fights through and hits an F5. Lesnar takes a few moments to recover before covering The American Nightmare. 1… 2… Rhodes kicks out! Lesnar cannot believe it. Lesnar grabs Rhodes’s broken arm and applies the Kimura Lock! Lesnar mounts and pulls him up. Rhodes passes out from the pain!

Winner by Referee Stoppage: Brock Lesnar

After the bell rings, Lesnar cinches in the Kimura Lock for a few more seconds before releasing. Rhodes is coming to from unconsciousness. Brock Lesnar is fired up and an odd shade of purple as he looks down at his fallen opponent.

New WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions will be crowned this Monday on Raw.

Video Package: Ronda Rousey highlight reel

Omos is shown at ringside.

Video Package: Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship

The Bloodline makes their way to the ring. Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns is celebrating day 1,000 of his historic title reign. This is the fifth-longest reign in the company’s history. Up next is Pedro Morales’s reign of 1,027 days. Reigns has not been pinned or submitted since December 2019. Reigns is accompanied by his tag team partner for the evening, Solo Sikoa, and Paul Heyman, the Wise Man of the Bloodline. The Usos are not there tonight.

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship
Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn (c’s)

Paul Heyman takes the microphone from Mike Rome and does the introduction for the Bloodline. Heyman puts over Roman Reigns’s 1,000th day as Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. Sami Zayn then takes the microphone from Mike Rome and does the introduction for him and Owens. Zayn speaks in Arabic and delights the crowd.

Zayn says, “We are in an Arab country, I am an Arab warrior. We will do this in Arabic. Ladies and gentlemen, the Tag Team Champions, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn!” Translation courtesy of Roy Nemer.

Roman Reigns will start the match against Kevin Owens. The bell rings, and the crowd is buzzing. Reigns and Owens stare at each other. The crowd is going INSANE for Sami Zayn. They are doing the “Ole” chant. Owens looks at Zayn, and Zayn puts his hand out. The crowd cheers. Owens tags Zayn in, and the crowd goes wild. Reigns has a smug smile on his face. They take a few moments and listen to the crowd. Reigns shouts that Zayn would be nothing without him. Another LOUD “Ole” chant picks up. Reigns circles the ring and tags Solo Sikoa in to loud boos. Reigns goes outside the ring and shouts that he should have never let Zayn into the Bloodline. Reigns is furious and shouts at the crowd. Paul Heyman looks worried.

Zayn and Sikoa lock up before Sikoa powers Zayn down. Sikoa shouts at Zayn. Zayn gets to his feet and locks up with Sikoa again. Sikoa powers him to the corner. Zayn avoids a Samoan Spike and chops Sikoa’s chest. They lock up a third time, and Sikoa powers Zayn to the corner before punching him down. Sikoa is fired up, and the crowd is loudly booing. Reigns poses on the apron, and the crowd is furious. Sikoa whips Zayn to the corner, but he runs into a back elbow. Zayn hits a diving elbow off the second rope, which brings Sikoa down to a knee. Sikoa quickly gets the momentum back by sending Zayn into the ropes and hitting a back elbow.

Kevin Owens tags in. Owens and Sikoa get into a hockey fight. Owens hits the ropes, but Sikoa uppercuts him down. Sikoa head-butts him in the corner and punches him in the face. Owens kicks and punches Sikoa, but Sikoa knocks him to his corner. Owens goes for a punch on Reigns, but Reigns avoids it and wags a finger. Sikoa attacks Owens and reverses a whip into the ropes. Zayn blind tags in. Owens kicks Sikoa in the face. Zayn hits a drop-toe-hold, and Owens follows up with a senton splash. Reigns attacks Owens from behind and gets out of the ring. Zayn chases him and yells at him. Zayn then turns into a lariat from Sikoa. The crowd is not happy. Sikoa chokes Zayn on the ropes until the referee admonishes him. Reigns grabs Zayn and chokes him on the ropes while the referee is distracted. Sikoa hits a scoop slam and a falling head-butt to the shoulder. Sikoa grabs the legs and stomps the midsection.

Sikoa head-butts Zayn down and tags in the Head of the Table. Reigns enters the ring looking supremely confident. Reigns lays in some stomps to Zayn before choking him on the ropes. The referee admonishes Reigns, so Reigns scares him by making like he’s going to punch him. Reigns hits a snap suplex and covers for a one-count. Reigns was not happy with the referee’s count. Zayn gets to his feet and hits some chops, but Reigns easily punches him down. Reigns asks Zayn if he thinks he’s The Nature Boy now. Reigns throws Zayn out of the ring. Sikoa gets some cheap shots in on Zayn until Owens breaks it up. Reigns gets Zayn back in the ring and taunts Owens. Reigns attacks Zayn and clubs him. The crowd chants, “Roman sucks.” Zayn fights back, but Reigns lays him out with a right hand. Sikoa tags back in and attacks Zayn. Reigns gets a head-butt in for good measure before returning to the apron. Sikoa stomps Zayn’s lower back and sends him into the ropes for a Samoan Drop. Sikoa is fired up. Sikoa applies a nerve hold to the shoulder. Zayn tries to fight up, so Sikoa sends him out of the ring. Reigns goes for a cheap shot, but Zayn counters him. Zayn then drives Sikoa into the commentary table. Zayn gets in the ring and starts to crawl to his corner, but Sikoa intercepts him at the last moment. Sikoa sends Zayn to the corner and wipes Owens out with a superkick. Sikoa gets Zayn on the top rope, but Zayn fights him. Zayn connects with a tornado DDT!

Owens and Reigns tag into the match. Owens punches away at Reigns and beats him down against the ropes. Owens stomps Reigns out of the ring and clotheslines him at ringside before hitting a senton splash! Owens gets Reigns in the ring, ducks a clothesline, and superkicks him down. Owens sets up for a cannonball, but Sikoa distracts him. Owens knocks Sikoa off the apron before turning into a vicious clothesline from Reigns. Reigns puts a finger up in the air. Owens avoids a Superman Punch and connects with a Pop-up Powerbomb for a near fall! Owens connects with a Frog Splash on the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, but Reigns again kicks out! Paul Heyman cannot believe how much damage the leader of the Island of Relevancy is taking.

Owens sizes Reigns up for a Stunner, but Reigns pushes him off. Sikoa gets a cheap shot in on Owens. Reigns then catches Owens with a Superman Punch for a near fall. Reigns is irate that didn’t put him away. Reigns shouts that he’s going to be the Tag Team Champions now. The crowd is showering Reigns with a chorus of boos. Reigns goes to the corner and lets out a primal scream. Owens kicks him in the face attempting a Spear and hits a Stunner. Reigns stumbles into the ropes, but Reigns rebounds with a Spear!

Owens and Reigns are down. Zayn and Sikoa get up to their spots in their corners. Sikoa and Zayn are tagged in. Zayn punches away at the Street Champ. Zayn springboards over Sikoa and clotheslines him out of the ring. Zayn hits the ropes and takes out Sikoa with a somersault senton. Zayn gets Sikoa in the ring and hits a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall. Zayn gets up in the corner and gets the crowd fired up. Sikoa slowly pulls himself up in the corner. Zayn goes for a Helluva Kick, but Sikoa superkicks him. Sikoa goes for a Samoan Spike, but Zayn counters into an exploder in the corner. Zayn hits a Helluva Kick and covers. 1… 2… Roman Reigns breaks up the pin! Reigns is furious and punches away at Zayn. Reigns puts Zayn on his shoulders, but Zayn slides off. Reigns charges for a Spear, but Zayn sidesteps him and Reigns takes out the referee with a Spear! Paul Heyman is shocked!

Zayn cocks his fist and hits Roman Reigns with a Superman Punch! Zayn lets out a primal scream and goes for a Spear on Reigns, but Reigns cuts him off with a Superman Punch! Reigns talks trash and turns into a Spear from Owens. Reigns is not the legal man, it should be noted. Owens punches away at Reigns and gets him out of the ring before sending him into the steel ring steps.

Owens clears off both commentary tables. All of a sudden, Jimmy and Jey Uso turn up and attacks Owens! They superkick Owens over the commentary table and tip it over on him. Jey Uso gets in the ring and superkicks Owens. Jimmy Uso follows up with a superkick on Owens. The Usos go for a double superkick, but Owens ducks, and they hit Solo Sikoa again! Roman Reigns is irate and gets in the ring to shove Jimmy. Jey tries to explain the situation to Reigns, but Reigns shoves him. Reigns tells him to get out of his ring. Reigns then turns into a superkick from Jimmy Uso! Paul Heyman looks to be near tears at ringside. Jey tries to talk sense into his brother. Jimmy says he’s doing what Jey should have done a long time ago. Jimmy then wipes Reigns out with a second superkick, knocking him out of the ring! Jimmy says that he’s Jey’s brother, not Reigns. Jimmy pushes Jey toward the ropes and says they’ve got to go. Jey looks totally conflicted. The Usos head up the ramp.

In the ring, Sikoa looks at what has just happened. Owens hits Sikoa with a Stunner, knocking him to the corner! Zayn follows up with a Helluva Kick and covers! 1… 2… 3… but there’s no referee! Finally, a referee runs down and counts the pinfall! Owens and Zayn retain!

Winners by Pinfall and still Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn

Roman Reigns gets to his feet and is irate. Reigns then holds his head in disbelief and sits at ringside, thinking about how his Bloodline just absolutely imploded. Reigns looks up and sees Sami Zayn holding up the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship. Reigns gets to his feet and looks at Paul Heyman, who is pouting. Owens and Zayn celebrate as the show comes to an end.

Video Package: WWE Night of Champions 2023 highlights

Quick Match Results

— Seth “Freakin” Rollins def. AJ Styles to become the first-ever World Heavyweight Champion
— Trish Stratus def. Becky Lynch
— Gunther def. Mustafa Ali to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship
— Asuka def. Bianca Belair to win the Raw Women’s Championship
— Rhea Ripley def. Natalya to retain the SmackDown Women’s Championship
— Brock Lesnar def. Cody Rhodes via Referee Stoppage
— Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn def. Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa to retain the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship

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