Welcome everyone to the Clash of Champions PPV, which features the stars of Monday Night Raw. For those of you who’s not familiar with Clash of Champions, are you really a wrestling fan? Okay, I’m just playing, but this used to be an old WCW TV special, just think about the 45 minute classic between Ric Flair and Sting back in 1988. Enough of the history, for this PPV all the champions on Raw had to defend their championships. Let’s get started with the review!!
The first match of the night had the 2-time WWE tag team champions faced Gallows & Anderson. The match started with Gallows & Anderson on fire. It seemed like they were poised to become the new tag team champs. Big E made the hot tag eventually and cleaned house. New Day almost picked up the win with the Big Ending, but Gallows made the save. In the end, Xavier Woods interfered and New Day retained eight the Midnight Hour. Winners and Still WWE Tag Team Champs: New Day
Match Rating- 2.5/5- Match was too short for my liking and I honestly thought the titles would change hands.
We have the match for cruiser-weight championship as T.J. Perkins defended against Brian Kendrick. At the start of the match, Perkins wanted to shake hands, but Kendrick refused. During this match, these guys put on a show and the crowd was really into it. Kendrick was about to win the title with another Sliced Bread, but Perkins kicked out. In the end, Perkins won via submission to retain the championship. Winner and Still Cruiser-weight Champ: T.J. Perkins
Match Rating: 3.5/5- After the match, Perkins and Kendrick shook hands, but Perkins was met with a head butt.
This is the final match of the Best of 7 series between Sheamus and Cesaro. Out of all the matches they’ve had, this was by far the best to date. They beat the hell out of each other and was pulling out all sorts of moves. During the match, Cesaro hit the 619 on Sheamus, which was amazing for a guy his size. They physicality of this match was unreal to the point officials came out to stop the match. They said both were too hurt to continue, despite Cesaro wanting to fight more. On the other hand, Sheamus couldn’t stand up. Winner: No Contest
Match Rating: 3.75/5
This is a match between Chris Jericho, who is on an incredible run and Sami Zayn. Chris Jericho is killing it right now as he continues to do the little things to get a reaction. This match came about when they got into during the Highlight Reel. This match had everything from crowd reaction, near-falls and just good wrestling. In the end, Jericho hit the Codebreaker to win the match. Winner: Chris Jericho
Match Rating: 3.25/5- It’s hard to believe that Jericho is 45 years old and I’ll go a little farther, let him have a run at the championship.
We have the triple threat match for the Raw Women’s Championship between Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Bayley. Honestly, I would’ve been happy with this being the main event of the PPV. As expected, this match had everything and then some. Of course, Dana Brooke got involved and in the end, Charlotte retains by pinning Bayley. Winner and Still Women’s Champ: Charlotte
Match Rating: 3.75/5
We now have the match between Rusev and Roman Reigns. The match was for the United States Championship held by Rusev. This was a physical match-up with both guys beating the hell out of one another. Lana was booted from ringside when she pulled the ref out of the ring when he was making a count. In the end, Reigns a 2nd spear to pin Rusev. Winner and New U.S. Champ: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: 3/5
Now it’s time for the main event of the evening. We have Kevin Owens defending his WWE Universal championship against Seth Rollins. During the match, Owens targeted the bad knee of Rollins. Kevin Owens hit Rollins with everything, but still couldn’t get a pinfall. At one point of the match, Owens did the crotch chop to the ref and Rollins. Towards the end of the match, Jericho stormed the ring. He distracted Rollins long enough to prevent Seth from winning the title. After knocking the ref out, Stephanie sent another to the ring., but Seth ran into a pop-up powerbomb for the win. Winner and Still Universal Champ: Kevin Owens
Match Rating: 3.5/5
Overall Rating: 6/10- The PPV wasn’t bad, but it didn’t deliver like Backlash to me. Below are my top 3 matches from the event.
Top 3 Matches of the PPV
1) Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley
2) Cesaro vs. Sheamus
3) Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins
What did you think about the Clash of Champions PPV? What was your match of the night? Head to the comments section below and give me some feedback.
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