SWEET CHIN MUSINGS: WWE Night of Champions in Tweets

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Every WWE pay-per view can’t be great. And, in what has been a particular strong run of marquee WWE events, Night of Champions turned out to be somewhat of a letdown. Even Daniel Bryan’s momentous WWE Championship win over Randy Orton felt anti-climactic after a quick count from referee Scott Armstrong left WWE fans waiting for some hijinks to prevail. Ryback revealed himself to be Paul Heyman’s new ‘guy’, interfering to halt CM Punk’s beating of his former mentor and cost Punk the handicap match. Alberto Del Rio retained his World Championship by getting himself disqualified against RVD. In fact, aside from Bryan’s win, all of the title holders retained, leading to much disdain from the WWE audience as the PPV’s Night of Champions tag proved to be more ironic than anything else.

Still, bad pay-per views generally make for good tweets. And here’s the pick of the bunch.

It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it. I ran the Breaking Bad spoilers gauntlet for you guys last night…

Nice to see JR remain classy just days after his enforced retirement (where he was released for showing up to a WWE fan event twisted drunk)

I played this drinking game, personally, and ended up in a similar state to JR at that event…

People still aren’t fans of WWE’s YouTube pre-show breaking for commercials…

Sadly it’s true…

This is evil incarnate…

Andre the Giant/Hulk Hogan, Shawn Michaels/Bret Hart, The Rock/Stone Cold, what do they all have in common?

DOUBLE SHARPSHOOTER! THE SHARPERSHOOTER!

Harsh but funny…

Yeah, there may be some flaws in Van Dam’s default game plan…

People weren’t pleased by WWE’s ‘Best Champions Ever’ polls (which included Booker-T as best World Heavyweight Champion)…

Colt Cabana was having some fun during the CM Punk vs. Curtis Axel & Paul Heyman match…

You know, that’s a damn good question actually…

Punk decided to spice things up…

If you’re ever missing JR’s commentary, you only ever have to look as far as Twitter to find out what he would’ve said…

Ryback interfered to stop CM Punk’s beating of Paul Heyman…

After he took time to complete his nightly rituals, that is…

Every cloud has a silver lining though…

The legend of JR and Flair’s exploits live on…

The Iron Shiek soon joined in the complaining about WWE’s polls…

Then absolutely lost it when they named Hogan greatest WWE Champion…

Echoing everyone’s feelings as Daniel Bryan got the three-count to win the WWE Title…

Leaving us all left waiting for Triple H to come out and do stuff…

But he didn’t! For now…

WWE Night of Champions Results

The Prime Time Players def. The Usos, Tons of Funk, The Real Americans & 3MB in a Tag-Team Turmoil Match
Intercontinental Champion, Curtis Axel def. Kofi Kingston
Divas Champion, AJ Lee def. Natalya, Brie Bella & Naomi in a Fatal 4-Way
Rob Van Dam def. World Champion, Alberto Del Rio by DQ. Del Rio retains.
The Miz def. Fandango
Curtis Axel & Paul Heyman def. CM Punk in a No DQ Handicap Match
US Champion, Dean Ambrose def. Dolph Ziggler
WWE Tag-Team Champions, The Shield def. The Prime Time Players
Daniel Bryan def. WWE Champion, Randy Orton

Rick Nash is a former professional wrestler and the founder of WWE Parties Ireland. He is also a DJ and terrible sports gambler, so feel free to share some tips with him on Twitter.