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Complete Primer for WWE Clash of Champions

Sam BrooksSeptember 23rd, 2016BlogComments Off on Complete Primer for WWE Clash of Champions

This Sunday, every championship on Raw will be defended… meanwhile, hours before the show stars, the Suplah’s Co-hosts clash as they discuss the WWE’s next PPV event.

Join us as we run down the card for Clash of Champions, give our predictions, and talk with the fans about their thoughts… meanwhile, if you’re feeling a bit lost before the event happens, then fear not! We’ve got you covered with this complete primer for WWE Clash of Champions…

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Alicia Fox vs Nia Jax – Singles Match (Kickoff Show Match)

Ever since Nia Jax was surprisingly drafted to Raw back in the Summer, she has been on a trail of destruction, defeating various jobbers week after week. However, her attitude backstage drew the ire of Alicia Fox. A match between the two on Raw ended with Jax spearing Fox through the barricade. This is the rematch, to take place before the event starts. Gives you some extra time to get ready, I suppose.

Cesaro vs Sheamus – Singles Match; Final Round in Best of Seven Series

Sheamus won 3 matches against Cesaro to start this Best of Seven series, with Cesaro making up the points across Raw and a house show – now the final confrontation between the two is set to happen at Clash. The winner of this supposedly becomes the number one contender to the Universal championship, if we are to believe Mick Foley. I believe in Mick Foley, but more than anything, I want this series to end.

Sami Zayn vs Chris Jericho – Singles Match

Jericho’s “Highlight Reel” returned to Raw, with Sami Zayn as a guest; surprisingly, the two Canadians insulted each other to the point of a brawl breaking out. Chris Jericho hit Russell Crowe’s finisher, throwing a phone at Zayn, and a Codebreaker also. This match will settle the seemingly out-of-nowhere beef these two have. This is what happens when you hang out with Kevin Owens for too long; you start to feud with Sami Zayn.

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T.J. Perkins (c) vs The Brian Kendrick – Singles Match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship

How the hell did we get here, you might be asking? I often wonder about that myself, truth be told; had you told me last year about the Cruiserweight Classic, I’d be in shock. Nevertheless, here we are now, where tournament winner T.J. Perkins (fka Manik in TNA… don’t worry, we want to forget about that anyway) will be defending his Cruiserweight championship for the first time against WWE’s Post-Apocalyptic Scavenger, The Brian Kendrick. Not much story between these two, but the match is sure to be a spectacle.

The New Day (c) vs The Club – Tag Team Match for the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship

The feud between these two groups continues on from SummerSlam; Big E caused a disqualification ending to the match between the two teams at the event, returning from a groin injury inflicted by The Club weeks prior. A bunch of terrible segments on Raw followed, eventually culminating in a non-title victory over the New Day by Gallows and Anderson. Will the New Day’s remarkable record-breaking title reign come to an end here, or will all members of The Club hold gold by the end of the night?

Rusev (c) Roman Reigns – Singles Match for the WWE United States Championsip

After failing to compete at SummerSlam, a rematch between RuRu and RoRo was made for Clash. Rather than make jabs at Rusev’s wife (for little reason other than being written to), Reigns has taken to interfering in Rusev’s matches, and vice versa. If you add up all of the time these two have spent screwing each other over, it’d probably be enough to cover the match at SummerSlam. Nevertheless, these two should clash *wink* legitimately at this event.

Charlotte (c) vs Sasha Banks vs Bayley – Triple Threat Match for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship

After defeating Sasha Banks to regain the Women’s Championship at SummerSlam, Charlotte also regained her position at the top of Raw’s women’s division… until new challenger Bayley approached, defeating Charlotte in a match on Raw after a failed distraction from Dana Brooke. Sasha then made her return to Raw, distastefully teasing a retirement, only to play us like puppets and invoke her rematch clause for Clash. However, a triple threat match to decide Charlotte’s challenger at Clash of Champions was made on Raw, with Banks defeating Bayley and Brooke to secure her title opportunity… only to screw up the pin and have Bayley be inserted into the match as well. Long story short? Becky Lynch dodged a bullet with this one.

Kevin Owens (c) vs Seth Rollins – Singles Match for the WWE Universal Championsip

Newly crowned Universal Champion Finn Balor sustained an injury during his match with Seth Rollins at SummerSlam, leading to the vacating of the belt. A Fatal 4-way match to determine the new champion was made, between Owens, Rollins, Roman Reigns, and Big Cass. Triple H made his return to Raw by pedigreeing Reigns, allowing Rollins to pin him. However, Triple H also pedigreed Rollins, allowing Owens to claim the WWE Universal Championship. Triple H has made no appearances since to justify his actions, leaving most of the story in the hands of Rollins and Owens.

Roman Reigns made his grievances over also being screwed known, and was granted an opportunity to be inserted into the main event… but only if he could beat Owens in a match. During this match, Rollins interfered and attacked Owens, restarting the match, which ended with Rusev distracting Reigns, allowing Owens to keep his one-on-one match at Clash of Champions. Rollins and Rusev had to wrestle each other the week after as punishment, and Owens faced Reigns in a steel cage match, which Reigns narrowly won via escape. Owens and Rusev attacked Reigns until Rollins made the save… seriously, thanks for combining two championship pictures into one, guys. It’s really awesome to be able to write about it later when the PPV comes around.

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