The 2015 WWE Night of Champions pay-per-view opens up with a video package featuring several Superstars and Divas talking about their matches tonight. We're live from the sold out Toyota Center in Houston with Michael Cole, JBL and Jerry Lawler as the pyro goes off.
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Kevin Owens vs. Ryback
We go to the ring and out first comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback to a pop. Kevin Owens is out next to a much bigger pop. We see the Spanish announcers at ringside as Owens makes his way to the ring.
The bell rings and they lock up. Ryback shove Owens to the mat. They go at it ad Owens looks to get the upperhand but Ryback takes him to the corner. Owens turns it around but Ryback drops him with a shoulder. Ryback presses Owens and dumps him over the top to the floor. A "feed me more" chant starts up as Ryback stands tall in the ring. Ryback goes to the floor and brings it back in but Owens meets him and drops the arm over the top rope. Owens rams Ryback into the ring post and sends him to the floor. Owens slams the arm into the ring post and brings it back in for a 2 count.
Owens continues working on the arm as the referee warns him. Ryback fights back but Owens kicks him in the mouth. Owens keeps control and works on the arm, telling the referee to ask Ryback if he submits. Ryback fights out with a headbutt but Owens takes control again. Ryback is complaining about his elbow. Owens with a side Russian leg sweep for a close 2 count. Owens stands on Ryback's arm in the corner and yells out to the crowd. Owens with another takedown and hold on the arm as fans try to rally for Ryback.
Owens with more focus on the arm and another 2 count. Owens hits a headbutt but misses a clothesline. They both collide and go down. Fans chant for Ryback and he drops Owens with two shoulders. Ryback with a powerslam and a 2 count. Owens blocks a powerbomb and backdrops Ryback. Owens yells that Ryback will never powerbomb him and gets hit with a spinebuster for a close 2 count. Ryback gets up and readies for the Meathook clothesline but runs into a kick for a 2 count. Fans chant "fight Owens fight" now as they go back and forth. Ryback hits a big clothesline and calls for Shellshocked. Owens slides out and sends Ryback into the ring post. Ryback kicks out at 2. Owens drops Ryback by the arm for another 2 count. Owens with another hold on the arm but Ryback powers up and slams him. Ryback scoops Owens for Shellshocked but Owens rakes the eyes. Owens rolls Ryback up for the win and the title.
Winner and New WWE Intercontinental Champion: Kevin Owens
- After the match, Owens takes his title and has his hand raised on the entrance. He's fired up about becoming champion as we go to replays.