Clash of Champions is coming to you live out of the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina, this Sunday, September 15th, on the WWE Network. We’ve got the WWE Clash of Champions 2019 match card, as well as our predictions and overall thoughts on the show for you to check out below.
Drew Gulak (c) vs. Humberto Carrillo vs. Lince Dorado
Cruiserweight Championship Match
Lince Dorado took matters into his own hands and demanded a match against Humberto Carrillo for a chance to be added to this championship match. As he defeated Carrillo, Drew Gulak will have not one competitor at Clash of Champions but two.
Both Humberto Carrillo and Lince Dorado have more than proven themselves to be just as strong of competitors as Drew Gulak, but the addition of the third man will work in Drew’s favor rather than against him, allowing him to retain the Cruiserweight Championship.
Winner: Drew Gulak
The New Day (c) vs. The Revival
SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship Match
While Randy Orton and Kofi Kingston have been at each other’s throats, so have The Revival and the remaining two members of The New Day, as The Revival have recently formed a trio with The Viper.
And because The Viper is going after championship gold, The Revival followed suit, challenging The New Day for the SmackDown Live Tag Team Championships. The Revival will no doubt give The New Day a run for their money, but Big E and Xavier Woods will be the ones leaving with the titles.
Winner: The New Day
Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman (c) vs. Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler
Raw Tag Team Championship Match
Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman essentially won the Raw Tag Team Championships to spite The OC, but their cohesiveness as a team is shaky at best, as they are in competition for the Universal Championship on top of having very little experience as a unit.
Though Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler are also a relatively new team, they are very much on the same page and will use Rollins and Strowman’s unstable bond against them and take the Raw Tag Team Championships for their own.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross (c) vs. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville
Women’s Tag Team Championship Match
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross have employed some questionable tactics to maintain their grip on the Women’s Tag Team Championships, and even to win matches in general before they had them. That’s not to say that they aren’t capable in the ring, it’s just that they’re not above bending the rules a hair or two to achieve the desired results.
But Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose have the exact same, if not even more ruthless, approach when it comes to in-ring competition. And it is this strong disregard for sportsmanship that will win them the titles.
Winner: Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville
AJ Styles (c) vs. Cedric Alexander
United States Championship Match
AJ Styles has been doing his best to make Cedric Alexander’s life difficult since reforming The Club, now known as The OC, with Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. And Cedric Alexander has had some impressive matches and victories along the way, but as this match will almost certainly turn into a 3-on-1 assault, he won’t be leaving with the United States Championship.
Winner: AJ Styles
Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. The Miz
Intercontinental Championship Match
Since teaming up with his new spokesperson Sami Zayn, Shinsuke Nakamura has reinvigorated his Intercontinental Championship reign. And their first act as a dastardly duo was to pick a fight with The Miz.
Miz is a tough competitor, no question, but The King of Strongstyle is just getting started in his quest toward villainous greatness, and with Sami Zayn in his corner, he will retain his title at Clash of Champions.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura
Bayley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
SmackDown Live Women’s Championship
In a shocking turn of events, Bayley has turned bad since Sasha Banks’ return, choosing to join The Boss in her terrorizing of the Women’s Division rather than trying to reason with her best friend.
Charlotte Flair has had her eye on the SmackDown Women’s Championship from the second she lost it at Money in the Bank earlier this year, telling everyone who will listen that she is the true face of the WWE Women’s Division, regardless of whether or not she held a title. But she wants the title anyway.
Bayley’s turn to the dark side will not bring her the results she’s hoping for against The Queen, who will, at long last, reclaim her crown.
Winner: Charlotte Flair
Seth Rollins (c) vs. Braun Strowman
Universal Championship Match
As stated previously, the bond between Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman is anything but strong, so almost directly following their Tag Team Championship win over The OC, Braun Strowman challenged Seth Rollins to a Universal Championship Match. And, as Seth Rollins has always claimed to be a fighting champion, he had no choice but to accept.
But the competition between the two isn’t the only thing they have to worry about, because Bray Wyatt has all but flat out said that The Fiend has made it his mission to ruin at least one of their matches, and we think it will be this one.
So even though Rollins won’t retain the title by defeating Strowman, Champion’s Advantage will award him the title after The Fiend puts a premature end to the match.
Winner: Seth Rollins
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Sasha Banks
Raw Women’s Championship Match
The moment Sasha Banks stepped foot into a WWE ring after her hiatus, she made it clear that she was not the same Boss that lost the Tag Team Championships at WrestleMania 35. This was a new and improved Sasha Banks, who was not afraid to take whatever measures necessary to establish herself as the most dominant competitor in the room.
And using this newfound aggression, Banks has been after Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch from the jump, claiming to be the deserved woman to hold the gold. The Man has successfully made it past every challenge placed in front of her since winning the title at the same WrestleMania that would mark the beginning of The Boss’ long absence, but she will meet her match in Banks this Sunday.
Winner: Sasha Banks
Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan
No Disqualification Match
After revealing that it was him behind the attempts on Roman Reigns’ life the entire time, Rowan suffered a vicious attack at the hands of Daniel Bryan – which turned out to be the final straw.
Rowan pummeled both Daniel Bryan and Roman Reigns, renouncing his friendship with Bryan while promising Roman that he had even worse waiting for him come Clash of Champions.
But this past Tuesday on SmackDown Live, Roman Reigns returned the favor, ambushing Rowan as he attempted to explain himself. However, Rowan again came out of the altercation on top, leveling Reigns and several officials with a camera rig.
Roman Reigns returned to his feet after Rowan had left the arena, with a look on his face that told us that he will do whatever it takes to exact revenge this Sunday.
Winner: Roman Reigns
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Randy Orton
WWE Championship Match
Ever since Kofi Kingston personally challenged Randy Orton to a WWE Championship Match for Summerslam way back in July, the rivalry between the two has been nothing short of fierce.
Both Kingston and Orton have pulled out all the stops for this one, Randy Orton going as far as to threaten Kingston’s family and Kofi Kingston recreating his historic Madison Square Garden Boom Drop on The Viper this past week on SmackDown Live.
Though the last time Kingston and Orton feuded was a decade ago, Kofi Kingston has never forgotten the defeat and will finally settle the score by conquering Randy Orton this Sunday at Clash of Champions.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
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