Clash of Champions 2019 is taking place Sunday, September 15th, 2019 in the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
As the show is just a couple of weeks away, much of the Clash of Champions 2019 match card has already been announced and stands as follows:
Drew Gulak (c) vs. Humberto Carrillo
Cruiserweight Championship Match
In a match on 205 Live, Humberto Carrillo took on Oney Lorcan to determine which of them would go on to face Drew Gulak in the upcoming event, Clash of Champions. And after a hard-fought battle, Humberto Carrillo emerged victorious, claiming his spot as the number one contender to the Cruiserweight Championship.
The New Day (c) vs. The Revival
SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship Match
Since The Revival have recently formed an alliance with Randy Orton, who has been in a brutal feud with Kofi Kingston for quite some time at this point, it’s no surprise that The Revival entered into a rivalry with the remaining members of The New Day, Big E and Xavier Woods.
The tension has been growing steadily between the two teams, Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson going as far as to attempt to break Woods’ leg on an episode of SmackDown, so when The Revival challenged The New Day for their SmackDown Live Tag Team Championships, The New Day were happy to accept the opportunity to get revenge.
Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman (c) vs. Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler
Raw Tag Team Championship Match
Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman just recently defeated The OC for their Raw Tag Team Championships, but being two men always up for a challenge, will be putting their newly claimed titles on the line at Clash of Champions.
In a Tag Team Turmoil Match on Raw, the seemingly ragtag team of Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode came out on top of 8 teams to win the spot in this match.
Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. The Miz
Intercontinental Championship Match
Along with his new spokesperson Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura picked a fight with The Miz, attacking him twice at the direction of Zayn.
Angered by these assaults and Sami Zayn’s harsh words, Miz challenged Shinsuke Nakamura to put his Intercontinental Championship on the line at Clash of Champions. And after beating him down again, Nakamura accepted, despite Sami Zayn advising against this decision.
Bayley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
SmackDown Live Women’s Championship
Bayley has been at the top of the SmackDown Live Women’s Division ever since winning the title from Charlotte Flair at Money in the Bank earlier this year. But Charlotte disagrees strongly with this point of view, claiming that she is the leader of the division, and holds this position whether she’s a titleholder or not.
Even so, The Queen has grown tired of being without a crown, and will, therefore, be stepping in the ring with Bayley at Clash of Champions to reclaim her prize.
Seth Rollins (c) vs. Braun Strowman
Universal Championship Match
Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman may be tag champs together, but as far as Braun is concerned, that has no bearing whatsoever on his claim to the Universal Championship.
During an interview on Raw regarding their plans for their championship reign, Strowman dropped all pretense, spending the entire conversation staring at Rollins’ Universal Title.
Rollins made it clear that Strowman wasn’t his ideal competitor, particularly because he barely made it out of the feud with Brock Lesnar with all of his limbs intact, but accepted anyway, keeping his promise to be a fighting champion.
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Sasha Banks
Raw Women’s Championship Match
When Sasha Banks returned to WWE TV, she made it clear that she had one goal, and one goal only, in mind: defeat Becky Lynch and claim the Raw Women’s Championship for herself.
After shaking off the ring rust by wrecking Natalya (multiple times), Banks was ready to shift focus completely to The Man. Which she demonstrated on Raw when she not only ruined the Women’s Championship Showcase by assaulting Becky Lynch but also convinced Bayley to turn against The Man and beat her down as well.
Their newly formed conflict will come to a head at Clash of Champions when Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks battle for the Raw Women’s Championship.
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Randy Orton
WWE Championship Match
In an effort to both prove himself a worthy champion and to rewrite history by challenging the man who defeated him a decade ago, Kofi Kingston threw down the gauntlet to Randy Orton, who accepted, though he made it clear he thought it was laughable that Kofi considered himself to be on the same level as The Viper.
This disrespect from Orton heightened the friction between the two right from the start, and it has only gotten more intense from there, Randy Orton making a habit of bringing Kingston’s family into the dispute.
And since their match at Summerslam ended in a double count-out, they will be facing off again at Clash of Champions to decide which of them is the better competitor once and for all.
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