In the latest turn of events, WWE is all set to present Night of Champions 2023, its newest high-profile live event, straight from the heart of Saudi Arabia. While initial plans for this event marked the resurgence of the renowned King and Queen of the Ring tournaments, a creative pivot was observed when WWE chose to revive the much-coveted World Heavyweight Championship for its "WWE Raw" segment.
Amidst the anticipation, WWE has been building the hype by promoting not one but three distinct matches as the "main events" for Night of Champions. However, recent reports offer a sneak peek into the show's structure, highlighting which contests will be the opener and the finale.
Night of Champions: Opening and Finale
Sources from PWInsider Elite divulge that the much-awaited World Heavyweight Championship tournament finale between Seth Rollins and AJ Styles is set to be the curtain-raiser for Night of Champions.
The showstopper of the event, on the other hand, is reported to be the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship showdown with Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens defending their title against The Bloodline's Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa.
The strategic placement of Rollins in the opening match might be influenced by his need to return stateside to resume shooting for his role in the upcoming "Captain America: New World Order." Meanwhile, the spotlight is on Reigns as he marks a staggering 1000 days of being Universal Champion, upholding his status as "The Tribal Chief" and asserting his reign over WWE.
Adding another layer of intrigue to this epic wrestling event, the third match promoted as a "main event" features the intense face-off between Brock Lesnar and Cody Rhodes, now expected to occur penultimately, just preceding the Tag Team Championship clash.
Fans are curious about the dynamics of Lesnar vs. Rhodes II, given that, in the storyline, Rhodes enters this fierce competition with a broken arm. The suspense thickens as the WWE universe eagerly awaits to witness how this high-stakes narrative unfolds at the Night of Champions.