Night of Champions (2012)

WWE's 2012 Night of Champions pay-per-views

Night of Champions was a professional wrestling pay-per-view show made by WWE. It was held on September 16, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the fifth WWE Night of Champions event held by the WWE.

Night of Champions (2012)
"Champions" by Kevin Rudolf (feat. Fred Durst, Birdman and Lil Wayne)
"Big Epic Night" by Jim Johnston
DateSeptember 16, 2012
VenueTD Garden
CityBoston, Massachusetts
Pay-per-view chronology
SummerSlam (2012) Night of Champions (2012) Hell in a Cell (2012)
WWE Night of Champions chronology
Night of Champions (2011) Night of Champions (2012) Night of Champions (2013)

The main event was a match between WWE Champion CM Punk and John Cena. The end of match saw Cena place Punk on the top rope and hit a bridging German suplex for the pin. The referee declared that both men had their shoulders on the mat for three seconds and ended the match in a draw.


No. Results Stipulations Times[1]
1P Zack Ryder won by last eliminating Tensai[Note 1] 16-man battle royal to determine the #1 contender to the WWE United States Championship[2] 05:43
2 The Miz (c) defeated Cody Rhodes, Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara Fatal four-way match for the WWE Intercontinental Championship[3] 12:05
3 Daniel Bryan and Kane defeated Kofi Kingston and R-Truth (c) Tag team match for the WWE Tag Team Championship[4] 08:30
4 Antonio Cesaro (c) (with Aksana) defeated Zack Ryder Singles match for the WWE United States Championship[5] 06:40
5 Randy Orton defeated Dolph Ziggler (with Vickie Guerrero) Singles match[6] 18:24
6 Eve Torres defeated Layla (c) Singles match for the WWE Divas Championship 07:05
7 Sheamus (c) defeated Alberto Del Rio (with David Otunga and Ricardo Rodriguez) Singles match for the World Heavyweight Championship 14:25
8 CM Punk (c) (with Paul Heyman) vs. John Cena ended in a draw Singles match for the WWE Championship[7] 26:55
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • P – indicates the match took place on the pre-show


  1. Caldwell, James (2012-09-16). "CALDWELL'S WWE NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS PPV REPORT 9/16: Complete 'virtual time' coverage of live PPV - Punk vs. Cena, six title matches". Retrieved 26 November 2015.
  2. "Zack Ryder won a Pre-Show Battle Royal to become No. 1 Contender for the United States Championship". WWE. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  3. "Intercontinental Champion The Miz def. Rey Mysterio, Sin Cara & Cody Rhodes". WWE. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  4. "Kane & Daniel Bryan def. WWE Tag Team Champions R-Truth & Kofi Kingston". WWE. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  5. "United States Champion Antonio Cesaro def. Zack Ryder". WWE. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  6. "Randy Orton def. Dolph Ziggler". WWE. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  7. "John Cena def. WWE Champion CM Punk". WWE. Retrieved 2012-09-16.

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