WWE Clash of Champions Results & Review
WWE Clash of the Champions was an amazing show tonight. I am the first one to give the WWE a hard time when they book the show like crap and tonight I couldn’t commend them anymore for an awesome show. The booking from start to finish was thought out and made sense. We have two new sets of tag team champions. With the WWE draft coming next month this is a promising sign for the tag team division. Both the Revival and new Raw tag team champions Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler will be great champions for their respective brands. It is a nice change and feels like a fresh start.
The Women’s title matches were fun. Bayley and Charlotte were quick but they were effective in achieving their desired results. Bayley for the first time in her career used heel tactics to win. That was great to see. Sasha and Becky beat the holy hell out of each other all over the arena, through the concession area and back to the ring. Becky would be DQ’d. That was the obvious finish to this match. Becky and Sasha are going to destroy each other in Hell in a Cell. The tag team title match was quick and fun too. Cross and Bliss got the win as they should have.
The mid-card belts were probably the low point of the show but again the stories were effective. Nakamura and Zayn are great together. Zayn is everything Nakamura has needed since he has been on the main roster. he story with the two is fun and could lead to an interesting turn down the line.
Rowan and Reigns beat the hell out of each other. Rowan was impressive. The big man really had a good showing in this match. Reigns showed that he can carry a match. The match was physical and went all over the arena. It ended with a turn nobody (except myself) saw coming. Luke Harper made his long-awaited return to help his long-time partner win the match and secure a huge singles victory over Reigns.
The title matches were both stellar in the ring. Kofi beat Orton with a really weak trouble in paradise. You can listen to me vent about that on my Clash of Champions review below. Rollins and Strowman was everything I wanted it to be. Rollins surprisingly got most of the offense in. This allowed Braun to be a sympathetic face to the crowd. Seth hits Braun with 3 curb stomps and couldn’t beat the big man. Seth at this point felt like he was slowly turning heel. Very HHH like and just as I was thinking that he hits Braun with a pedigree…a stomp and the 1-2-3. Great match….Great night…
THE FIEND shows up!!!!!
- Drew Gulak def Humberto Carillo and Lince Dorado to retain the 205 Live purple title
- AJ Styles def Cedric Alexander to retain the US title
- Robert Roode & Dolph Ziggler def Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman to become NEW Raw tag team champions
- Bayley def Charlotte (she finally used heel tactics!!!) to retain the SD Live Women’s title
- The Revival def The New Day to become NEW SD Live tag team champions
- Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss def Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville to retain the Women’s tag titles
- Shinsuke Nakamura def The Miz to retain the Intercontinental title
- Sasha Banks def Becky Lynch by DQ (this match was fun)
- Kofi Kingston def Randy Orton to retain the WWE title
- Rowan def Roman Reigns (Luke Harper returned to help Rowan)
- Seth Rollins def Braun Strowman to retain the Universal title
- The Fiend showed up to attack Rollins to end the show