AND NEW! — Seth Rollins is the new World Heavyweight Champion.
Seth Rollins beat AJ Styles to win the World Heavyweight Championship in the opening match at WWE Night Of Champions.
Rollins ultimately beat Styles due to hitting a Pedigree and The Stomp. Seth Rollins is the first World Heavyweight Champion with the current design.
Check out a recap of the match, courtesy of our live coverage page:
World Heavyweight Championship: Seth Rollins vs. AJ Styles
Rollins showboats and gets the crowd to sing his theme before they lock up. Styles connects with a dropkick and sends Rollins to the floor. Rollins regains his composure and they tie up, with Styles gaining control. Rollins sends him into the corner and goes for a superplex but Styles blocks and shoves him back. They trade punches, then Styles gets a near fall after a spike DDT. Styles sets up in the corner but Rollins boots him back and gets a near fall. Rollins counters a Styles Clash attempt with a buckle bomb, then follows with a splash for two.
Styles comes back with a fireman’s carry neckbreaker for two and goes for Styles Clash from the second turnbuckle. Rollins counters and hits some mounted punches, then he hits an inverted superplex and an inverted sitout DDT. Styles and Rollins end up on the apron and Styles hits a brainbuster on the edge of the ring. Both guys make it in to beat the count, and Styles immediately goes for a Calf Crusher. Styles and Rollins slug it out and trade headbutts, then Styles surprises everyone by hitting a Pedigree for a two count.
Styles gets caught with a superkick during a Phenomenal Forearm attempt. Rollins goes for The Stomp but his knee gives out. Styles goes for a Calf Crusher but Rollins counters, hits a Pedigree and The Stomp and makes the cover.
Winner and NEW World Heavyweight Champion – Seth Rollins
Triple H presented the title to Rollins in the ring and shook his hand before leaving Rollins to celebrate.