WWE Night Of Champions Opening Match And Main Event Reportedly Confirmed

Today, WWE stages its latest premium live event from Saudi Arabia, that being Night of Champions 2023. Originally advertised as being the return of the King and Queen of the Ring tournaments, the decision was made to pivot away from that angle when WWE opted to resurrect the World Heavyweight Championship for "WWE Raw." WWE has been promoting three different matches as "main events" for Night of Champions, but a new report sheds some light on what will actually open and close the show.

According to PWInsider Elite, the World Heavyweight Championship tournament final between Seth Rollins and AJ Styles will actually open Night of Champions. Reportedly planned to main event the show is the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship match featuring Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens defending against The Bloodline's Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa. Rollins opening the show may be related to his needing to return to the U.S. and resume filming his role in "Captain America: New World Order." As for Reigns, he's celebrating 1000 days of being Universal Champion, as "The Tribal Chief" continues his run as WWE's top dog.

Interestingly, the third match WWE has been advertising as a "main event" for Night of Champions, Brock Lesnar's showdown with Cody Rhodes, is reportedly set to go on second to last, right before the Tag Team Championship bout. It remains to be seen exactly what Lesnar vs. Rhodes II will look like though, as (in storyline) Rhodes is coming into the encounter with a broken arm.