The WWE Clash of Champions pay-per-view took place tonight, with several occurrences from the event bearing special mention. The show was quite a good one with the occasional slow match, but otherwise it worked well with the WWE Universe. Here’s all the WWE News after Clash of Champions.
1. For the entire match, Charlotte was destroying Bayley and making sure that there was nothing that could be done by her. Unfortunately, she was not careful enough.
Bayley unbuckled the last turnbuckle’s padding and then drove Charlotte into it. After she was done, she grabbed the belt and ran away.
2. There are now new SmackDown Tag Team Champions after The Revival took advantage of the injuries that they had inflicted on Woods and Big E before to focus on them during the match. They took out Big E on the outside twice – once pushing him off the apron and on the second time when they hit the Shatter Machine on him.
Meanwhile, Xavier Woods was in problem when he was unable to get out of the submission attempt of the Revival. They were able to make him tap out in the match, well and truly getting the better of the New Day and decimating them.
3. It turns out that the rumors were not true. Sasha Banks did not get the Raw women’s Championship. But it also appears that this is one feud that is far from over.
Becky Lynch was almost forced to tap out numerous times by Sasha Banks, but it appears that the two women were both strong enough to survive the offense of the other.
Things took a turn when the referee was knocked out by Becky Lynch, who hit him with the chair accidentally. The two women continued to do battle inside and outside the ring as it appeared that there was no one to stop them. Becky had to be pulled off Sasha, and she was disqualified, retaining her title, but losing the match.
4. If there was a SmackDown Tag Team Championship change on Clash of Champions, the RAW tag team championships were not far behind. Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins started the night for the main roster when they faced Robert Roode and Dolph Ziggler.
For most of the match, both Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins were utterly dominant. However, Ziggler and Roode are not green Superstars who have never wrestled and they were able to strain Rollins and Strowman. What made things worse came afterwards.
Strowman ran through Roode, but he accidentally pushed one of them into Rollins. They took advantage of that and finished him in the match, with Roode hitting the Glorious DDT to pick up the win and get the titles.
Strowman and Rollins were unable to put aside their differences afterwards, with Strowman rushing away.
5. Randy Orton and Kofi Kingston faced each other in a match where there was no outside interference for the first time in a while.
Kofi Kingston and Orton both had a back-and-forth matchup, with Randy being the one who was dominant for the most part. Orton was able to hit the RKO after a long time in the match. That ended up almost being the bane for Kofi, but he was able to get his leg on the rope. The same could not be said of Orton when Kofi was able to hit the Trouble in Paradise, as this meant that Kofi got the win.
6. In the pre-show, AJ Styles completely outclassed Cedric Alexander. After an initial flurry, it appeared that Cedric had nothing left when AJ took him up and started to take him apart methodically.
A Styles Clash to the outside saw him hurt, but things got even worse when Styles hit the Phenomenal Forearm on the inside. The finishing move followed as he hit the Styles Clash again inside the ring for the win.
That match saw him win and get the result that was desired but that did not stop him and the OC from beating down Cedric Alexander completely.
7. Also on the preshow, we saw the Cruiserweight Championship defended as Drew Gulak was able to use Humberto Carrillo and Lince Dorado against each other to defeat them and retain his title yet again at a pay-per-view.
8. Possibly the biggest news of the night: Luke Harper is back.
During the match where Roman Reigns was facing Erick Rowan in a no DQ match Harper returned at a critical point to help Erick Rowan win the match.
Rowan and Roman had a brutal match worth watching up to that point. Rowan had sent Roman crashing through two tables, one with a Powerbomb, and the other with an Iron Claw.
Roman came back with a Superman Punch and he was trying to go for a Spear when Harper hit him with a Big Boot, appearing out of nowhere. This was all it took, and back in the ring after a beatdown, Rowan hit the Iron Claw to pick up the win.
9. Elsewhere, Nikki Cross and Alexa retained their titles and Shinsuke beat The Miz. However, the other huge moment of the pay-per-view came in the main event.
10. Braun Strowman was booked properly. He was a monster and took everything that Seth Rollins could hit him with, and still survived. He took three Stomps and still kicked out. It was only when that Seth took advantage of Braun’s injured leg to reverse the Powerslam and hit a Pedigree followed by a Stomp, that he was finally able to win the match. At the end of the day, it was left to Seth to celebrate, but he would not celebrate long.
When he was heading out, he was interrupted as the lights went dark and Bray Wyatt appeared out of nowhere as the Fiend. While the lights flashed, he hit the Sister Abigail’s Kiss and then the Mandible Claw, while screaming ‘BRAUN’. There is clearly more to this story which we might find out on RAW.