WWE Night of Champions Results
By Bill Pritchard for Wrestlezone.com
September 16th 2012
YouTube Exclusive Pre Show Match
#1 Contender's Battle Royal (United States Championship)
(Participants (in order of entrance) – Brodus Clay, Primo, Epico, Justin Gabriel, Tensai, Tyson Kidd, Michael McGillicutty, Zack Ryder, Titus O’Neil, Darren Young, Jinder Mahal, JTG, Drew McIntyre, Ted DiBiase, Heath Slater, Santino Marella)
Slater taunts everybody with an air guitar and gets immediately thrown over the top rope, then everyone starts brawling and tries to eliminate each other. McGillicutty and DiBiase get tossed outside, then Tensai kicks Titus while Primo puts Brodus in a sleeperhold. Brodus flips him over his shoulder and throws him outside, then he sends Jinder out and press slams Epico to the floor. Tensai throws Gabriel to the floor, then he goes after Kidd but he gets hit with a enziguiri on the apron. Tensai ends up powerbombing over the ropes onto everyone else, then they have a brief faceoff before Santino tries to attack them. Santino goes for a clothesline and just bounces off of them, then Tensai goes after Brodus and a group of wrestlers flip Brodus over the ropes.
Santino gets JTG on the apron and teases a Cobra, but JTG tries to block it so Santino just shoves him off the apron to eliminate him. Tensai turns around and gets hit with a surprise Cobra by Santino, then he hits Young with one and goes for a cover. The ref tells him he can’t do that, then Titus and Young work together and throw him outside. Titus suplexes his partner onto Tensai, then Zack stands up in the corner and gets whipped into the ropes. He holds the ropes and sends Titus outside, then Young tries to flip Zack over the ropes and Tensai attempts to help him. Young falls on the mat but Zack holds on, then he gets in and Tensai blocks a Rough Ryder attempt, but Zack turns it into a hurricanrana and flips him over the ropes.
Winner – Zack Ryder