WWE Night Of Champions 2023 Results (5/27): 5 Title Matches, Cody Vs. Brock, More

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WWE presents Night of Champions 2023 from the Jeddah Super Dome from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Seven matches are scheduled for this evening's premium live event, including Cody Rhodes taking on Brock Lesnar in a Backlash rematch — "The American Nightmare" picked up the win earlier this month after turning Lesnar's Kimura Lock into a pin. A World Heavyweight Champion will also be crowned tonight when AJ Styles takes on Seth "Freakin" Rollins, while Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa challenge Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship. 

Elsewhere, Rhea Ripley will look to extend her reign as "SmackDown" Women's Champion against Natalya, GUNTHER defends the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Mustafa Ali, and Asuka is penciled in to challenge Bianca Belair for the "Raw" Women's Championship. And lastly, WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus is set to go one-on-one with Becky Lynch. 

Announced card 

* Seth "Freakin" Rollins vs. AJ Styles for the World Heavyweight Championship

* Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar

* Trish Stratus vs. Becky Lynch

* Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens (c) vs. Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship

* Bianca Belair (c) vs. Asuka for the "Raw" Women's Championship

* Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Natalya for the "SmackDown" Women's Championship

* GUNTHER (c) vs. Mustafa Ali for the WWE Intercontinental Championship

World Heavyweight Championship Match

AJ Styles vs. Seth "Freakin" Rollins for the World Heavyweight Championship

Rollins teased locking up with Styles. Styles delivered a dropkick and then sent Rollins over the top rope. Styles and Rollins reached a stalemate moments later. Rollins connected with a running knee from the apron while Styles was on the floor. Rollins sent Styles back inside the ring. Rollins went for a cover after catching Styles in the back of the head. 

Styles drove Rollins into the corner and followed up with a knee on the mat. Styles applied a headlock on the canvas. Rollins sent Styles into the middle turnbuckle. Rollins then sent Styles into the middle turnbuckle on the other side of the ring. Styles and Rollins traded blows. Styles launched Rollins into the turnbuckles with a snap suplex. 

Rollins delivered a series of strikes to Styles. Styles fought back and connected with a sliding forearm. Styles drove Rollins into the canvas and went for a cover. Styles attempted another pin after landing a reverse DDT from the turnbuckles. Rollins went for his own cover after a Buckle Bomb and a splash. Styles drove Rollins onto his knee and went for a pin. 

Rollins wriggled out of a Styles Clash from the top turnbuckle. Rollins landed an inverted superplex from the top and followed up by driving Styles into the canvas. Styles kicked out of the following pin attempt. Rollins rolled through after attempting a high-risk move. 

Styles slammed Rollins onto the edge of the ring after battling on the apron. Rollins had Styles' Phenomenal Forearm scouted moments later. Rollins wiped out Styles after leaping through the ropes. Rollins seemingly injured his knee after landing on the floor. Back inside the ring, Styles locked in a submission on Rollins' suspected injured knee. Rollins escaped and delivered a clothesline. 

Rollins and Styles went back and forth in the center of the ring. Rollins connected with a kick to the head. Styles missed his kick attempt. Rollins stomped Styles' right hand. Styles countered Rollins' Pedigree attempt. Rollins got his shoulder up after Styles landed a Pedigree. Rollins connected with a superkick as Styles went for the Phenomenal Forearm. Rollins' knee buckled as he went for a Stomp. Rollins delivered a Pedigree and followed up with a Stomp to win the gold. 

Winner and NEW World Heavyweight Champion: Seth "Freakin" Rollins via pinfall

- Paul "Triple H" Levesque presented the World Heavyweight Championship to Rollins after the match. 

- It was revealed at the Night of Champions media event that Cody Rhodes' arm was broken following Brock Lesnar's attack on "WWE Raw" earlier this week. Levesque confirmed that Rhodes will still face Lesnar tonight. 

- The Street Profits were shown sitting in the front row. 

Becky Lynch battles WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus

Becky Lynch vs. Trish Stratus

Lynch immediately struck Stratus in the face. Lynch repeatedly stomped away on Stratus in the corner of the ring. Lynch and Stratus fought on the floor. Stratus drove Lynch into the steel steps. Stratus took control of the match back inside the ring. Stratus kicked and choked Lynch in the corner. Stratus delivered a tornado DDT from the top and attempted two covers. 

Stratus drove Lynch's face into the canvas. The WWE Hall of Famer locked Lynch in a submission. Stratus continued to dominate. Lynch attempted to fight back. Stratus took Lynch down and delivered a series of strikes. Stratus connected with a neckbreaker and attempted a pin. 

Lynch took Stratus off her feet with a shoulder tackle. Lynch hooked Stratus and delivered a suplex. Lynch attempted a pin after delivering a leg drop to Stratus while she was draped over the middle rope. Lynch connected with a baseball slide and followed up with a clothesline on the floor. Stratus replied and sent Lynch into the ring post. 

Stratus took control again as the action returned to the ring. Stratus sent Lynch down from the top turnbuckle. Stratus got her shoulder up after Lynch landed a leg drop from the top. Lynch locked Stratus in a Boston crab in the middle of the ring. Stratus escaped and exited the ring. Lynch ran into a kick on the floor. 

Stratus landed a Chick Kick back inside the ring and went for a cover. Stratus grabbed Lynch on the mat and slapped her in the face. Lynch grabbed Stratus and locked her in the Disarm-Her. Stratus got her foot on the rope after Lynch delivered a Manhandle Slam. Zoey Stark appeared and attacked Lynch on the floor. Stratus landed a Stratusfaction in the ring to pick up the win.

Winner: Trish Stratus via pinfall

WWE Intercontinental Championship Match

GUNTHER (c) vs. Mustafa Ali for the WWE Intercontinental Championship

GUNTHER launched Ali across the ring. The champion backed Ali into the corner and attempted a chop. Ali reversed and landed a chop to the chest. Ali attempted to take GUNTHER off his feet. GUNTHER lifted Ali and slammed him into the canvas. GUNTHER sent Ali down with a thunderous chop to the chest. GUNTHER followed up with a second chop. 

Ali attempted to fight back. GUNTHER slammed Ali into the mat and locked in a Boston crab. GUNTHER then applied a crossface. GUNTHER kicked Ali to the floor after he attempted to launch himself into the ring from the apron. GUNTHER continued to punish Ali back inside the ring. 

Ali fought back again. Ali sent GUNTHER down with a neckbreaker. GUNTHER stopped Ali in his tracks on the top turnbuckle. Ali delivered a powerbomb to GUNTHER from the top. GUNTHER got his shoulder up after Ali landed a 450 splash. GUNTHER took Ali off his feet with a big clothesline. GUNTHER delivered a second clothesline and attempted a pin. 

Ali and GUNTHER traded slaps. Ali stunned GUNTHER and delivered a tornado DDT. Ali missed a 450 splash. GUNTHER retained the gold after delivering a dropkick and a powerbomb. 

Winner and STILL WWE Intercontinental Champion: GUNTHER via pinfall

- Backstage, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn spoke about tonight's Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship against Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa. 

- LA Knight was shown sitting in the front row. 

Raw Women's Championship Match

Bianca Belair (c) vs. Asuka for the "Raw" Women's Championship

Asuka and Belair immediately went at it. Belair sent Asuka down. Asuka replied with a dropkick. Belair sent Asuka to the floor while she was on the apron. Asuka grabbed Belair's hair and drove her into the steel steps. 

Asuka took control as the action returned to the ring. Belair turned Asuka's armbar into a cover. Belair and Asuka exchanged pin attempts. Belair fought back with a series of strikes. Belair hit the ropes and took Asuka down with a neckbreaker variation. 

Belair landed a suplex and began to build momentum. Asuka went after Belair's hair once again. Belair drove Asuka down onto her knee. Belair attempted a pin after landing a standing moonsault. Asuka landed a missile dropkick from the top and went for a cover. Asuka got her shoulder up after Belair slammed her into the canvas. 

Belair escaped an Asuka Lock. Belair and Asuka exchanged pin attempts. Asuka grabbed Belair's hair and dragged her to the floor. Belair sent Asuka into the steel steps. Belair delivered a flurry of blows back inside the ring. Belair dodged Asuka's mist. Asuka countered a KOD and locked in an armbar. Belair lifted Asuka and slammed her into the mat. 

Asuka sprayed mist onto her hand. Asuka rubbed mist into Belair's eyes while she was in position for a KOD and followed up with a series of kicks to win the gold. 

Winner and NEW "Raw" Women's Champion: Asuka via pinfall

- Karrion Kross and Scarlett were shown sitting in the front row. 

SmackDown Women's Championship Match

Rhea Ripley (c) w/ Dominik Mysterio vs. Natalya for the "SmackDown" Women's Championship

Ripley attacked Natalya from behind while Mysterio caused a distraction. Ripley slammed Natalya into the commentary table. Ripley sent Natalya into the steel steps. Back inside the ring, Ripley delivered a Riptide to retain the gold. 

Winner and STILL "SmackDown" Women's Champion: Rhea Ripley via pinfall

- The new World Heavyweight Champion Seth "Freakin" Rollins was interviewed backstage by Byron Saxton. 

Backlash Rematch

Cody Rhodes vs. Brock Lesnar

Lesnar couldn't get his hands on Rhodes in the opening stages of the match. Rhodes landed on his broken arm after Lesnar delivered a belly-to-belly suplex. Lesnar delivered a couple of suplexes. Rhodes sent Lesnar to the floor after striking him with his cast. Rhodes dived through the ropes to wipe Lesnar out. 

As the action returned to the ring, Rhodes leaped from the top turnbuckle and struck Lesnar with the cast. Rhodes went for a cover after landing a Cody Cutter. Rhodes continued to build momentum with the Cross Rhodes. Lesnar replied by locking in the Kimura Lock on Rhodes' broken arm. Lesnar got his shoulder up when Rhodes turned the Kimura Lock into a pin. 

Rhodes managed to escape the Kimura Lock after reaching the ropes. Rhodes landed another Cross Rhodes and attempted a pin. Rhodes repeatedly struck Lesnar with the cast. Lesnar delivered an F5 and went for a cover. Lesnar locked in the Kimura Lock again. The referee stopped the match after Rhodes passed out. 

Winner: Brock Lesnar via referee's stoppage

- Omos was shown sitting in the front row. 

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship Match

Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens (c) vs. Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa w/ Paul Heyman for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship

Owens tagged in Zayn to start the match against Reigns. The reigning Undisputed WWE Universal Champion ended up tagging in Sikoa to begin the bout. Sikoa shoved Zayn down after locking up. Zayn avoided a spike from Sikoa. Sikoa took Zayn off his feet after he came off the ropes. Zayn tagged in Owens. Sikoa and Owens went back and forth. Zayn tagged himself into the bout when Owens hit the ropes. 

Owens and Zayn worked together against Sikoa. Reigns entered the ring and struck Owens. Sikoa regained control of the match. Sikoa tagged in Reigns. The Bloodline leader continued to dominate. Sikoa attacked Zayn at ringside. Sikoa became the legal man again. Sikoa connected with a Samoan Drop on Zayn. 

Owens was knocked off the apron by Sikoa. Zayn connected with a tornado DDT on Sikoa. Owens and Reigns tagged in. Owens landed a superkick. Reigns connected with a clothesline after Sikoa caused a distraction on the apron. Owens delivered a pop-up powerbomb and attempted a pin. Reigns got his shoulder up following Owens' splash from the top. 

Owens kicked out Reigns' pin attempt after a Superman Punch. Owens delivered a stunner. Reigns responded with a spear. Sikoa and Zayn tagged in. Zayn sent Sikoa to the floor. Zayn leaped over the top rope and took out Sikoa. Back inside the ring, Zayn landed a Blue Thunder Bomb and attempted a pin. Sikoa and Zayn went back and forth. Zayn launched Sikoa into the corner and connected with a Helluva Kick. Reigns made the save during Zayn's cover.

Reigns accidentally speared the referee when Zayn moved out of the way. Zayn landed a Superman Punch on Reigns. The Undisputed WWE Universal Champion replied with a Superman Punch of his own. Owens delivered a spear and fought with Reigns at ringside. The Uso appeared and attacked Owens. The Uso turned the commentary table over onto Owens. 

The Usos accidentally superkicked Sikoa in the middle of the ring when Zayn moved out of the way. Reigns returned to the ring and pushed Jimmy and Jey in the face. Jimmy responded by kicking Reigns in the face. Jimmy told Jey that he was doing what he should have done a long time ago. Jimmy delivered a second superkick to Reigns. Moments later, Owens delivered a stunner to Sikoa. Zayn followed up with a Helluva Kick. A referee appeared and counted the pin. 

Winners and STILL Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions: Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens via pinfall

- That's all for WWE Night of Champions 2023!