It’s been a few weeks since WWE had back-to-back pay-per-view weekends. Now, with SummerSlam and Payback firmly in the rear-view mirror, it’s time for Clash of Champions, the one show each year where every championship title must be defended. At least, that’s what we keep hearing on WWE programming, although that certainly hasn’t always been the case.
This year’s Clash of Champions, like most WWE programming right now, will air live from the WWE Thunderdome located inside Orlando, Florida’s Amway Center on Sunday, September 27. If you still haven’t seen the massive set structure the company has built for its weekly Raw and Smackdown episodes, as well as PPVs, it’s time to check it out. The space is filled with video screens, pyro, and fans appearing in the audience via what is reminiscent of a giant Zoom call.
Below you’ll find the start times for Clash of Champions, plus all of the other information you’re going to want, from the final match card and how to watch the show, to come of GameSpot’s predictions.
- 4 PM PT
- 6 PM C
- 7 PM ET
- 12 AM BST (September 28)
- 9 AM AEST (September 28)
Per usual, there will be a Kickoff Show on the WWE Network one hour prior to the main card of the PPV, which you can watch for free. As of this writing, the Raw Women’s Championship match has been slated to air during the kickoff show.
How to watch:
The best way to watch Clash of Champions is through the WWE Network. Yes, you can order the PPV through your cable or satellite provider, but it’s a bit pricier. The WWE Network costs $10 a month and aside from streaming live events, there is a large back catalog of wrestling shows and original series to check out.
As for the match card, Clash of Champions will see every championship title from Raw and Smackdown be defended. Sorry, NXT fans. That brand isn’t included in this show. Below, you’ll find the full card.
- Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Randy Orton (Ambulance match for WWE Championship)
- Roman Reigns (c) vs. Jey Uso (Universal Championship)
- Bayley (c) vs. Nikki Cross (Smackdown Women’s Championship)
- Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler (c) vs. The Riott Squad (Women’s Tag Team Championships)
- Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Lucha House Party (SmackdownTag Team Championships)
- Jeff Hardy (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. Sami Zayn (Triple threat for Intercontinental Championship)
- The Street Profits (c) vs. Andrade and Angel Garza (Raw Tag Team Championships)
- Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Apollo Crews (United States Championship)
- Asuka (c) vs. Zelina Vega (Raw Women’s Championship) [KICKOFF SHOW]
Given that everyone has strong opinions about professional wrestling, we’re no different. So here’s who we think will win some of the show’s more notable matches.
Roman Reigns (c) vs. Jey Uso (Universal Championship)
There’s no way Reigns is losing his title already. That said, this will be the first real look at what his heel persona is. Thus far, we’ve yet to see him wrestle a full match. Instead, Reigns has picked his spots, spending as little time in the ring as possible. With this one-on-one match against his own cousin, though, that’s not going to be possible. While it’s practically impossible to imagine Jey Uso being victorious here, this could still serve as a catapult for him to singles stardom, helping to cement himself as a credible threat outside of the tag team division. Still, Roman is going to win.
Bayley (c) vs. Nikki Cross (Smackdown Women’s Championship)
Let’s go for something bold on this one. Niki is going to win the Smackdown Women’s Championship. Yes, that sounds crazy, but stick with us for a moment here. Bayley has made it clear nothing matters to her more than being the top dog in WWE. So, naturally, that’s what Sasha Banks will take aim at. For her, it’s not about gold, it’s going to be able to strike back at the person who betrayed her. So she costs Bayley the title, letting the two of them move into a vicious feud that doesn’t need a belt at the center of it. Meanwhile, Alexa Bliss celebrates with Niki only to go full-on The Fiend stan, taking her out and leaning into the heel version of Alexa Bliss so many fans adored. Please, wrestling gods, make this happen.
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