Clash of Champions is currently building into a bit of a slow burn. The card doesn’t really hold that many surprise matches, and if I’m honest, the only one I really care for is Roman Reigns vs Jey Uso. Whilst the winner is not in doubt, I still believe it is going to be a really interesting turn of events. #
So lets go over each match and what I believe the outcome will be. We will start off with the kickoff match between RAW women’s Champion Asuka vs Zelina Vega.
Raw Women’s Championship — Asuka (c) vs. Zelina Vega (Kickoff Match)
Zelina has been thrown into the main event scene really quickly. After breaking up from the tag team of Andrade and Angel Garza, she interrupted Asuka after her match. This week she beat Mickie James to become the number one contender. I don’t really understand this feud for numerous reasons. First, putting Zelina straight into the match doesn’t sit right with me, especially after beating a 6 time world champion in Mickie James. Also, the fact that they’ve pushed this match to the kickoff shows that WWE management aren’t really that invested. This is an easy one to predict and I don’t think my choice will surprise many.
Winner – Asuka
United States Championship — Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Apollo Crews
This match has been building for a while, but I’m still not sure I’m happy with the set up. The feud has been overshadowed by the turn of Cedric Alexander. Whilst it is an obvious match to set up, seeing as Apollo hasn’t had his rematch, I believe this could have been more of a tag team match to solidify the feud. Either way I see Lashley coming out with the title after interference by Cedric Alexander.
Winner – Bobby Lashley
Raw Tag Team Championships — The Street Profits (c) vs. Andrade & Angel Garza
Another match that was quickly put together. No build up and no real reason to have it. It seemed as though The Street Profits had been building to fight the current SmackDown tag team Champions, Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro, but it looks like that might have to wait for another PPV. Instead Andrade and Garza beat Humberto Carrillo & Dominik Mysterio and Seth Rollins & Murphy to get their shot. I don’t see a title change here and I’m sticking with The Street Profits to get the win.
Winner – The Street Profits
Women’s Tag Team Championship — Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler (c) vs. The Riott Squad
After beating Bayley and Sasha for the tag titles, both Nia and Shayna have went on to have a small build of a story. They’re polar opposites who found a common interest in causing pain, the problem with this is I just don’t care. Shayna has been massively under used and I’m not really sure how many chances Nia can get. On the other hand you have two excellent talents who are criminally underused. Ruby Riott, to be fair, suffered an injury and has been consistent on RAW since returning, but the use of Liv Morgan has been criminal. She’s had more character alterations than Mick Foley in the last 6 months. I see this again as a bit of a quick one with Nia Jax and Shayna coming out as retaining champions.
Winner – Nia Jax & Shayna Bazler
SmackDown Women’s Championship — Bayley (c) vs. Nikki Cross
Whilst I don’t really care to see these two go at it one more time, I am intrigued as to how the match will end. It has an Alexa Bliss interference written all over it, but will this solidify her full turn into ‘The Fiend’s hands. She has been teasing it for a few weeks now, and it was meant to be something that would materialise at SummerSlam, but this could finally be the time for the story to evolve. I don’t see Sasha being involved in this one, but I do see Nikki pushing Bayley to the edge before Alexa’s interruption. Bayley is winning this one, but maybe by DQ.
Winner – Bayley
Intercontinental Championship — Jeff Hardy (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. Sami Zayn (Ladder match)
This is the hardest match for me to decide on. Each man does have a legitimate claim as to why they’re still the Intercontinental Champion. We also could have the match of the night in terms of the wow moments. AJ feels as though he’s been cheated out of it, Jeff Hardy is the current holder and Sami technically never lost it. I’ve loved seeing Sami back, and for me he is the one should take the title. Whether its by screwing one of the other competitors over, or sneaking in for the win; we need a future of Sami Zayn as the IC Champion.
Winner – Sami Zayn
WWE Championship — Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Randy Orton
As much as I want Randy Orton winning this match, I only see a Drew McIntyre win. What I do see however, is after the match Retribution will get involved. I see Keith Lee possibly joining the faction and going for the title as soon as possible. Keith Lee has been drastically under used in this feud, and it should be a triple threat, in my opinion. I can see this being a good back and forth between the two, but I still see Drew McIntyre coming out as champion.
Winner – Drew McIntyre
Universal Championship — Roman Reigns (c) vs. Jey Uso~
If this match isn’t headlining, it should be. This match has me the most intrigued and not because of who might win, it’s clearly Roman Reigns, but because of after the match. This match will solidify Roman Reigns as a heel and I can’t wait to see it. I see Roman playing this casually and not really taking it seriously, and once Jey Uso nearly gets the win, it’ll be Roman spearing for the victory. Following the match, I see Roman embracing Jey Uso, but then following it up with the destruction of Jey Uso. Expect a lot of camera cuts to Paul Heyman looking shocked to see what Roman is capable of.
Winner – Roman Reigns
Let me know what you think in the comments below, and do you agree with my predictions?
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