Clash of Champions 2019
Charlotte, North Carolina
September 15, 2019
Drew Gulack defeated Lince Dorado and Humberto Carillo to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video highlighting the big matches on tonight’s show kicks off. For the first time ever, Tag Team Champions will defend their titles and face for the World Championship in the same night.
Braun Strowman will start against Robert Roode. Roode is unsure of what to do. A “Get these hands” chant picks up. They lock up, and Strowman powers Roode down before taunting him. Roode looks nervous as he pulls himself up in the corner. Roode circles the ring and hooks a side headlock. Strowman simply picks him up and throws him off. Dolph Ziggler whispers some advice to Roode. Roode thinks about it and tags Ziggler in. Strowman goes to cut off a cheap shot from Roode. Roode escapes, and Ziggler jumps on Strowman’s back for a sleeper hold. Strowman quickly pulls him off and big boots him down. Strowman avalanches Ziggler in the corner before tagging in WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins. Strowman whips Rollins into Ziggler for an avalanche, and Rollins picks up a two count. Ziggler quickly elbows Rollins back and tags Roode in. They send Rollins into the ropes, but he kicks Roode and throws Ziggler out of the ring. Rollins punches Roode down and knocks Ziggler off the apron. Roode then clotheslines Rollins out of the ring. Roode distracts the referee as Ziggler hits Rollins with a big spike DDT on the floor! Strowman intimidates Ziggler away.
Roode attacks Rollins from behind and gets him in the ring for a near fall. Roode punches away at Rollins’ head and tags Ziggler in. Ziggler punches Rollins in the midsection and applies a chin lock. Rollins gets out with a jawbreaker, but Ziggler quickly comes back with a famouser for a near fall. Roode tags back in and punches Rollins in the kidneys. Roode chops the chest in the corner and hits a textbook suplex for a one count. Roode chokes Rollins for a moment before Ziggler gets a cheap shot in. Roode goes to the second rope and jumps over Rollins. Rollins knocks Ziggler off the apron and boots Roode back. Rollins then hits Roode with a blockbuster. Ziggler tags in and catches Rollins with a victory roll for a near fall. Ziggler quickly applies a sleeper hold, but Rollins fights it. Rollins nearly tags Strowman, but Ziggler pulls him away. Ziggler taunts Strowman before going for a DDT on Rollins, but Rollins counters into a falcon arrow.
Strowman tags in and turns Ziggler inside out with a shoulder block. Strowman knocks Roode off the apron before avalanching Ziggler. Strowman sends Ziggler to the opposite corner and avalanches him again. Strowman goes outside and runs over Roode and Ziggler with shoulder blocks. Strowman gets Ziggler in the ring and avalanches him. Strowman goes for a Running Powerslam, but Ziggler rakes the eyes. Strowman goes into the ring post shoulder-first. Roode tags in and goes for a Glorious DDT, but Strowman throws him off. Rollins tags in and takes Roode down. Rollins kicks him in the midsection and goes for a Stomp, but Ziggler grabs the leg. Rollins gets out of a Glorious DDT and hits Roode with a Sling Blade. Rollins then hits Ziggler with a suicide dive. Roode avoids a springboard from Rollins and hits a Double-R Spinebuster for a near fall. Roode does his “GLORIOUS” taunt, but Strowman runs him over with a shoulder block. Rollins is inadvertently hit as well. Ziggler then pulls the top rope down to get Strowman out of the ring. Roode then hits Rollins with a Glorious DDT for the win!
Rollins disappointedly looks at Strowman and shakes his head. Both men look completely dejected.
We go backstage to see Braun Strowman walking with his head down. Charly Caruso walks up to him and asks how he’ll remain focused on the Universal Championship after losing the Tag Titles. Strowman says he didn’t lose the Tag Team Titles. Rollins did. Rollins is on a losing streak, and he’ll make sure it stays that way when Rollins gets these hands.
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch is interviewed backstage. Lynch says she disagrees with Braun Strowman. After tonight, she and Rollins will be champions. As for Sasha Banks, Lynch has had the best 12 month run of anyone in WWE. Lynch accomplished so much while Banks only dyed her hair. Banks is the one who should be answering questions. She will defeat Banks.
Video Package: SmackDown Women’s Championship
The bell rings, and Flair immediately floors her with a big boot for a near fall. Bayley immediately gets out of the ring to recover while Flair looks at her menacingly. Flair chases Bayley around ringside. Bayley gets in the ring, and Flair blocks a punch before chopping away at her. Bayley gets out of a t-bone suplex and pulls her down by the hair. Flair quickly kicks her and rocks her with a big forearm to the jaw. Flair then hits a t-bone suplex. Flair picks up a near fall. Flair grabs the leg, but Bayley escapes. Flair follows her out of the ring and sends her into the barricade. Flair grabs her again and sends her ribs-first into the barricade. Flair gets her in the ring for a near fall. A “Let’s go Charlotte” chant picks up. Flair tackles her into the corner and shoulders away at her. Flair blocks a boot and forearms her back. Flair then puts the leg on the rope and hits a knee drop. Flair goes for a Figure Four, but Bayley counters into an inside cradle for a two count. Flair immediately big boots her down. Flair stomps Bayley in the corner before the referee backs her up. Bayley has exposed the bottom turnbuckle. Bayley then pulls Flair face-first into the exposed turnbuckle and pins her to retain the title.
Bayley quickly grabs her SmackDown Women’s Championship and runs away. Flair holds her nose in pain before having the referee hold the ropes open for her to leave.
Video Package: Shane McMahon fires Kevin Owens on SmackDown Live this past Tuesday
Charles Robinson, the best referee of all time, is the official for this match. Xavier Woods, making his return, will start against Dash Wilder. Woods’ knee has a thick pad on it. Scott Dawson tries for a cheap shot, but Woods cuts him off. Woods punches Dawson to the corner, but Dawson clips the knee. Woods quickly escapes. Big E then catches Dawson with a clothesline on the floor. Woods clubs Wilder down and chops the chest. Woods avoids a big boot. Big E blind tags in and hits Wilder with a one-armed slam for a two count. Big E pulls Wilder onto the apron and clubs away at the chest. Dawson pulls Woods off the apron. Wilder then hits an INSANE clothesline on Big E off the apron! Big E takes a flat back bumps to the floor! Wilder gets Big E in the ring and picks up a near fall.
Wilder attacks Big E and tags Dawson in. They hit a guillotine catapult into the ropes for another near fall. Dawson hits some falling head-butts and tags Wilder in. They hit a double-team leg drop for a two count. Dawson tags in and picks away at Big E. Dawson attacks the ribs and applies a body scissor. Big E fights up, but Dawson sends him into the corner. Dawson punches him in the corner. Big E then sends Dawson sternum-first into the corner. Wilder tags in, but Big E hits him with a belly-to-belly side suplex. Woods pulls himself up onto the apron.
Woods and Dawson tag in. Woods knocks Wilder off the apron, avoids Dawson, and hits him with a pair of clotheslines. Dawson reverses a whip, but Woods drops him with a head-scissor takeover. Woods boots Wilder back and hits the Honor Roll. Dawson throws Woods to the apron, but Woods kicks him back. Woods hits a slingshot DDT, but Wilder breaks it up by hitting Woods in the knee. Big E runs in and goes to spear Wilder off the apron, but Wilder moves. Wilder goes for a suicide dive on Big E, but Big E catches him. The Revival then hit Big E with a Shatter Machine on the floor. The Revival gets in the ring and corners Woods. Woods tries to fight them off, but they chop block the knee. Woods screams in pain. Dawson tags in, and they hit the Shatter Machine. Wilder tells Dawson not to pin him yet. They take off Woods’ knee pad. They rip Woods’ tights and expose the knee more. Dawson then applies a deathlock, and Woods screams in pain. Woods then taps out.
Scott Dawson says, “You’re welcome” to the WWE Universe. No longer are the titles covered in pancake batter. They can consider the titles revived. Dash Wilder asks if Dawson can hear it. There’s no more stupid trombones or hip swivels. The old school has finally quieted the new noise. Speaking of old school there will be an even bigger treat when Randy Orton extinguishes the flame that Kofi Kingston lit at WrestleMania. Finally it will be a new day. Yes it will.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross are being interviewed backstage. A boom mic drops in Bliss’ face. R-Truth is revealed to be the sound guy. Carmella is with him. Bliss speaks into the microphone and says that R-Truth is on the set. R-Truth is chased off.
Mandy Rose starts against Nikki Cross. Rose knees her and hits a scoop slam. Rose talks trash and hits the ropes. Rose cartwheels over Cross and poses. Cross then clotheslines her down and mocks Rose’s taunt. Cross dropkicks Rose back, and Sonya Deville is tagged in. Deville takes Cross down. Cross rolls her up, but has nothing to show for it. Bliss tags in and hits a snap suplex for a two count. Rose tags in, and Bliss hits a drop-toe-hold. Bliss takes Rose down and mocks her. Bliss punches her down and hits Insult To Injury for a two count.
All of a sudden, WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth runs down the ramp with Carmella. He’s chased by a bunch of superstars. R-Truth gets in the ring, and Bliss rolls him up for a near fall. R-Truth and Carmella run off. In the ring, they take Bliss down for a two count. Fire and Desire stomp Bliss down before taunting the crowd. Deville hits Bliss with a running knee for a two count. Deville applies a body scissor, but Bliss gets out. Bliss fights them off, but Rose soon cuts her off. They then take each other out with right hands.
Cross and Deville tag in. Cross hits a pair of clotheslines and avalanches her in the corner. Cross hits a bulldog and throws Rose out of the ring. Cross catches Deville with a cross-body block for a two count. Bliss tags in and goes to the top rope. Deville shoves Cross into the ropes, crotching Bliss up there. Rose pulls Cross out of the ring. Deville pulls Bliss off the top rope. Rose tags in, and they hit Bliss with the Hi/Low… but Cross breaks up the pin. Cross tags in and soon hits Rose with a neckbreaker off the ropes for the win.
Highlights from the Kickoff Show are shown.
Before the match starts, Sami Zayn complains about The Undertaker disrespecting him at Madison Square Garden and giving him a neck injury on Tuesday.
The Miz takes Nakamura down, and Sami Zayn is doing commentary for this match. Nakamura takes advantage of the irritation. Miz backs Nakamura into the corner and mocks his taunt. Miz then drops him onto the apron and pulls him to the floor. Miz then grabs the microphone from Zayn and throws it up the ramp. Zayn distracts Miz, and Nakamura big boots him. Nakamura gets him in the ring and kicks away at the chest before connecting with an enzuigiri. Miz blocks a kick and snaps it on the middle rope. Miz hits some running knees followed by his patented corner clothesline. Miz comes off the top rope with a flying axe handle for a two count. Miz attacks the knee of Nakamura and sets up for a Figure Four, but Nakamura counters into an arm bar attempt. Nakamura locks it in, but Miz turns him over for a two count. Miz connects with a kneeling DDT for a near fall. Miz kicks away at Nakamura’s chest with the IT Kicks. Nakamura counters into a roll-up for a near fall. Nakamura gets out of a Skull Crushing Finale and kicks him in the head. Nakamura ties him up on the ropes, kicks him, and hits a sliding German Suplex. Nakamura hits a sit-out front suplex and sets up in the corner. Miz sidesteps a Kinshasa and hits a leg breaker. Miz then applies the Figure Four Leglock. Zayn yells at Nakamura to fight the pain. Nakamura gets to the bottom rope. Nakamura then catches him with an inside cradle for a two count. Miz kicks Nakamura down, and Zayn distracts him. Nakamura attacks him from behind for a near fall. Nakamura goes for a Kinshasa, but Miz counters into a Skull Crushing Finale. Zayn distracts the referee while Miz covers. Miz looks furious. Miz chases Zayn at ringside until Nakamura boots him. Nakamura gets him in the ring for a Kinshasa for the win.
The commentators talk about SmackDown going to FOX and the WWE Draft coming up.
Video Package: Raw Women’s Championship
They circle the ring, and Lynch slaps her in the face. Lynch slams Banks’ face off the mat a few times and gets the crowd going. Lynch hits a dragon screw and hits a snapmare. Banks counters back with a head-scissor into a takedown attempt, but Lynch counters into a Dis-Arm-Her attempt. Banks escapes and gets out of the ring. Banks takes her time outside the ring and trash talks the crowd. Lynch hits a baseball slide to the back. Lynch takes her down at ringside and gets her in the ring. Lynch kicks away at her and sets up for a leg drop off the ropes, but Banks pulls her off and takes her down. Banks picks up a two count. Banks applies a surfboard stretch, but Lynch gets out. Banks hits a double knee takedown for a two count. Banks knees her in the face and taunts the crowd. Banks knees her down and pulls her around by the hair. Banks pretends to yawn. Lynch gets out of a suplex and kicks her down. Banks quickly gets the momentum back and applies a surfboard stretch from the ropes. Banks comes off the top rope, but Lynch dropkicks her out of mid-air.
Lynch gets up and hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting some forearms. Lynch takes her down, and the crowd is going. Lynch knees away at Banks before hitting the ropes, but Banks counters into the Bank Statement! Lynch fights up and hits a Bexploder. Lynch throws her into the center of the ring and goes to the second rope for a leg drop. Lynch picks up a near fall. Lynch puts her on the top rope, but Banks comes back with a meteora for a near fall. Banks screams in frustration. Banks sizes Lynch up in the corner and hits a pair of running knees. Banks slingshots over the ropes to apply a Bank Statement, but Lynch gets out and applies the Dis-Arm-Her! Banks tries to roll out, but Lynch keeps it applied. Banks manages to get a rope break. Lynch dropkicks her and goes to the top rope for a missile dropkick for a near fall. A “This is awesome” chant picks up. Lynch kicks her, but Banks blocks a kick and hits a backstabber. Banks then applies a Bank Statement in the center of the ring! Lynch screams in pain and tries to crawl to the bottom rope. Lynch manages to turn her over. Banks quickly gets out of the ring and snaps the arm off the ropes. Banks grabs a chair and slides it into the ring. The referee goes to remove it from the ring, and Banks hits Lynch with a second chair. Banks follows up with a running knee… but Lynch kicks out! Banks cannot believe it. Banks picks up the chair, but the referee takes it away. Lynch takes the chair and goes to hit Banks, but she accidentally hits the referee! The referee is out.
Lynch hits Banks in the back with the chair. Lynch fights her into the crowd and applies a Dis-Arm-Her with the arm wrapped in the steel post on the steps. Banks taps out. Lynch releases, and Banks runs off. Lynch chases her into the concourse area. Lynch attacks her and brings her back into the arena. Lynch drags her down the stairs and sends her back to ringside. Banks quickly knees her in the ribs to stop her. Banks sends her into the LED apron before sending her into the barricade. Banks gets her in the ring and grabs a steel chair. Lynch takes the chair away and viciously beats Banks down with it. Lynch sets the chair up, talks some trash, and slams Banks’ face off the seat. Lynch then applies the Dis-Arm-Her with the arm through the chair! Referees run down to pull Lynch off her. The crowd chants, “Let them fight!” Lynch grabs her title and leaves while the ring announcer informs the crowd of the decision. Sasha Banks wins by disqualification.
Video Package: WWE Championship
Charles Robinson is back to officiate. They lock up, and Orton powers Kingston to the corner before giving a clean break. Orton hooks a side headlock. Kingston whips him off, but Orton shoulder blocks him down. Orton applies a waistlock, but Kingston fights out of it and applies a waistlock of his own. Orton takes him down and poses. Orton hits the ropes, but Kingston leapfrogs him twice and elbows him. Kingston forearms him in the corner, and Orton gets out of the ring to recover. Kingston waits for Orton to get in. Orton gets in the ring, and they lock up. Orton pulls the hair and pulls him to the corner. Kingston gets out and chops the chest. Kingston chops him a second time. Orton soon gains the momentum, taking him outside the ring, and dropping him on the commentary table with a back suplex. Orton suplexes him on the floor. Orton gets him in the ring, attacks him, and sends him into the ring post shoulder-first multiple times. Kingston falls out of the ring. Kingston soon tries to fight back and slams him off the ring steps. Kingston gets him in the ring and takes him down. Orton drops him on the apron, but Kingston punches him back. Kingston hits a springboard clothesline and tries to get the crowd going. Kingston takes him down with a pair of clotheslines and a Boom Drop. Orton counters a Trouble in Paradise into his headlock backbreaker for a near fall. Kingston manages to give him a back body drop to the floor and catches him with a free-fall plancha. Kingston gets him in the ring and hits a cross-body block, but Orton rolls through for a two count. Orton gets out of an SOS and dropkicks him down for a two count. Kingston starts punching back at him, but Orton stuns him with a kick to the midsection. Kingston fires back with an SOS for a near fall. Kingston slowly goes to the top rope, but Orton crotches him up there. Kingston fights him away and hits the ropes, but Orton hits a scoop powerslam for a near fall. Orton hits a hanging DDT and stalks around. Kingston counters an RKO and rolls him up for a two count. Kingston follows up with a pendulum kick. Kingston slowly pulls himself up and follows Orton. Orton catches him with an RKO and covers, but Kingston gets a leg on the bottom rope. Orton looks furious. Orton takes his time and sets up for a Punt, but Kingston moves. Kingston quickly follows up with Trouble in Paradise for the win.
The Street Profits are talking about the King of the Ring Finals tomorrow night when King BOOKAH interrupts them. Booker T says he’s going to make a royal proclamation, but Angelo Dawkins asks to be knighted. Booker T begs him to tell him he didn’t just say that.
Video Package: Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan
Reigns attacks Rowan while he’s making his entrance. Reigns gets him in the ring and attacks. Reigns sets up for a spear, but Rowan runs him over with a running body block. Rowan sends him outside the ring and sends him into the barricade. Rowan bounces him off the commentary table before slamming him onto it. Rowan puts him against the steps and charges, but he hits the steps when Reigns moves. Reigns goes under the ring and grabs a kendo stick. Rowan quickly hits him with the steps, and Reigns goes into the crowd. Rowan punches him around the crowd and hits him with a devastating plastic garbage can. Rowan gets him back at ringside, but Reigns stuns him with a Drive-By Dropkick. Reigns clears off one of the commentary tables. Rowan floors him with a running cross-body block and gets him in the ring. Rowan scoop slams him and hits a splash. Rowan attacks and soon removes the top of an LED apron. Rowan slams Reigns on it. Reigns makes a comeback and hits him with the steps before connecting with a Superman Punch for a near fall. Rowan gets him out of the ring. Reigns goes for a Superman Punch, but Rowan counters into a powerbomb through the commentary table! Rowan gets him in the ring for a near fall.
Rowan throws him out of the ring and sends him back into the crowd. They brawl around the crowd until Rowan hits him with an Iron Claw slam through a table. Rowan picks him up and looks at the camera crane. Rowan throws him onto the stage. Reigns grabs a steel pipe and cracks Rowan in the ribs. Reigns hits him with the camera crane and hits him with a Superman Punch down the ramp. Reigns sets up for a spear running down the ramp, but Luke Harper hits him with a big boot! Harper and Rowan get Reigns in the ring and attack. Rowan hits Reigns with an Iron Claw for the win.
Charly Caruso asks Seth Rollins about Braun Strowman blaming him for losing the Raw Tag Team Titles. Rollins says he’s going to beat him.
The bell rings, and Strowman turns him inside out with a shoulder block. Rollins comes back and kicks away at Strowman, but Strowman stops him. Rollins makes another comeback with some kicks and hits a frog splash, but Strowman kicks out before the referee even counts. Strowman quickly picks up Rollins and slams him. Strowman throws him across the ring and continues to attack. Strowman avalanches him and charges, but Rollins sends him shoulder-first into the ring post. Rollins comes off the top rope with a flying knee, but Strowman grabs him and clubs him down. Rollins leaves the ring to recover. Strowman goes outside and runs him over with a shoulder block. Strowman backs up and hits another shoulder block. Strowman gets him in the ring, but Rollins rolls back out. Strowman goes back outside and charges, but Rollins sidesteps him. Strowman’s momentum takes him over the commentary table. Rollins gets in the ring and looks for a count-out. Strowman gets up, so Rollins him with a suicide dive. Rollins hits a second suicide dive, and Strowman leans on the table and breaks it. Rollins goes for another suicide dive, but Strowman catches him. Rollins slides out of a powerslam and sends him into the steps before leaning him on the table. Rollins goes to the top rope, but Strowman throws him off. Rollins teases a superplex, but Strowman fights him off. Strowman stands on the top rope, nearly falls off, recovers and hits an unreal splash! Strowman grabs his knee in pain and covers for a near fall.
Rollins manages to come back with a sleeper hold. Strowman goes down to a knee, but he pulls Rollins off. Rollins immediately follows up with a Stomp, but Strowman kicks out at one! Rollins hits a second Stomp, but Strowman kicks out at two! Rollins is stunned. Rollins hits a third Stomp… but Strowman kicks out once again! Strowman is bleeding from the nose. Rollins goes for one more Stomp, but Strowman goes for a Running Powerslam. Rollins slides off and hits a Pedigree. Rollins follows up with a Stomp for the win.
The show is getting ready to go off the air when the lights go out. High pitched screaming is heard and The Fiend appears! The Fiend is holding Seth Rollins and hits him with Sister Abigail on the stage. The Fiend poses before applying the Mandible Claw to Rollins. The lights flicker as the show comes to an end.
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