Night of Champions: A lifelong dream comes true

For weeks, World Heavyweight Champion CM Punk said Jeff Hardy didn’t stand a chance against him. There was no way a flawed man like Hardy could defeat a competitor who follows the straightedge way of life, Punk claimed.

But at Night of Champions, Jeff Hardy proved CM Punk wrong when he pinned him in the center of the ring and captured his second World Heavyweight Championship.

This victory over Punk was a long time coming for The Charismatic Enigma. Jeff thought his dream of becoming the World Heavyweight Champion had finally come true at Extreme Rules when he defeated Edge in a Ladder Match, but the moment was short-lived. Mere seconds after he grabbed the gold, Hardy had to face CM Punk, who was cashing in his Money in the Bank title opportunity. Battered and tired, Jeff was unable to put up a good fight and The Straightedge Superstar won the title.

At The Bash, Hardy’s frustrations continued. When it seemed as though The Charismatic Enigma had pinned Punk to win the gold, it was revealed that the champion’s foot was under the ropes. When the match was restarted, Punk kicked the referee in the back, resulting in a disqualification and no title change.

But when the two Superstars met again at Night of Champions, there was nothing CM Punk could do to stop Hardy’s drive to win. The World Heavyweight Champion utilized his aggressive and unique offense to slow the Cameron, N.C., native down, but he simply couldn’t break the colorful warrior’s spirit. Even Punk’s brutal finishing maneuver, the Go to Sleep, wasn’t enough to keep Hardy down.

Frustrated with Jeff’s resilience, The Straightedge Superstar grabbed his gold and tried to leave the ring, but the adrenaline junkie dragged him right back in and delivered the Twist of Fate. Then, with 17,774 fans in the Wachovia Center chanting his name, The Charismatic Enigma scaled the top rope and delivered a picture-perfect Swanton Bomb onto Punk, scoring the victory and the title.

After the match, Jeff Hardy passionately celebrated his championship win with the WWE Universe, but the party can’t last for long. If CM Punk’s track record is any indication, the former World Heavyweight Champion is already concocting a scheme to get the title back.

44 Comments on “Night of Champions: A lifelong dream comes true”

  1. WOW! Jeff won, congrats! He deserved it. Great match, I really didn’t like at the end, when CM Punk decided to leave with the title… Im actully glad Jeff tossed him back to the ring. Really sad that Punk lost, but as I wrote, Jeff truly deserved it. I hope to see more from theese two, they bring true wrestling to the ring! I really enjoyed the PPV!

  2. WOW I WAS SURPRISED WHEN Jeff Hardy won. I’m a fan of both. But CM Punk is better then Jeff. Mr. Money in the Bank 2 years is better then Jeff’s Accomplishments.

  3. congrats to jeff
    but punk is getting his title back at Summer Slam and i can’t wait.

    hey nicole did u c punk’s promo?
    i didn’t c the ppv but i heard it was really,really mean.

  4. Yeah, the crowd was on Jeff’s side ofcourse. He was talking about drugs, smoking and alcohol, that the parents should talk to their kids about it. And something that kids should’t look up to someone like Jeff… The crowd was booing, and at the end he said “Say yes to a straight edge life”, when he held his title up, some people was cheering… like finally =P

  5. It’s pretty sad that the WWE would take the belt off Punk and give it to Hardy. Meh, Punk will win it back if the rumors are true of Hardy leaving.

  6. My nightmare came true, a CM Punk-Hardy fight. I love them botch & are my fav current wwe wrestlers. I was actually dreaming about a tag team but instead they came up with this whole thing 🙁
    Jeff worked hard for it and deserved it but I love to see Punk with a title!
    Let’s see what happens next..
    thank you for the info, keep up the good work! 😉

  7. I was @ NOC last night and have 100+ pics. I can either post them on the forum or send them to you. I also have a chair from last night that is CM Punk themed (very awesome) let me know if you’d like pics of it for your site.

  8. dude this sucks you think wwe wud of left the title with cm punk who is actually staying with the company!!! completley illogical for someone who is leaving wwe(JEFF) to be given a world title. hope punk finally gets a long title run sooner rather than later. Ur still the man punk!!!

  9. I don’t really like Punk but I have to agree with his Night of Champions speech. He’s turning into a bit of a Chris Jericho. What Jericho says about the fans is true.

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