With all titles on the line, some gold is bound to change hands. At WWE’s Clash of Champions event, streaming live right now on the WWE Network, every champion on the main roster defends their title. The show’s main event is an ambulance match between WWE Champion Drew McIntyre and his challenger, Randy Orton. First person to stuff their opponent into an ambulance wins.
Second from the top, Roman Reigns defends his newly won Universal Championship against his cousin Jey Uso. Uso has been a tag team wrestler for his whole career, so it’ll be fun to see him work in a main event-style singles match. Don’t expect him to walk away as champ, though.
You can see the whole match card here. Check back to this page as the main card starts, at 4 p.m. ET/7p.m. PT, as we’ll be updating with results and analysis.
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Asuka submits Zelina Vega
Asuka retained her Raw Women’s Championship after Zelina Vega tapped out to the Asuka Lock.
This was rough going. Zelina Vega’s strength isn’t in wrestling — at least, not yet — and so this match was essentially Asuka wrestling around Vega, working hard to make Vega’s offense look as formidable as possible. The story of the bout was that Asuka kept attempting the Asuka Lock, but Vega kept on finding ways to counter.
It got more fun as it went on, but Vega’s weaknesses were hard to ignore.
Rating: 2 stars. After the match, Asuka cuts a promo saying Vega was a tough opponent but not ready for Asuka. She tried to shake hands, but Vega threw a fit and kicked Asuka. Asuka then spoke angrily in Japanese, which is awesome all the time, ending the segment. Expect a rematch soon.
Sami Zayn wins awesome ladder match
Jeff Hardy, Sami Zayn and AJ Styles beat the crap out of each other. This triple threat ladder match ended with Sami Zayn unhooking the two Intercontinental championships — Jeff Hardy’s, and Sami Zayn’s old one he claimed he never lost — to become the undisputed IC champ.
This was a fantastic match. It started as a standard, very good ladder match. It escalated with thrilling spots, like Jeff Hardy being a maniac and hitting a Swanton Bomb off the tippy top of a ladder, crashing Zayn through another ladder. AJ Styles owned much of the match, dominating the first two thirds.
The final stretch was extra imaginative. Zayn brought out two pairs of handcuffs. He tied Hardy — through his earlobe — to a ladder, and handcuffed himself to Styles. As Styles struggled to climb a ladder while hoisting Zayn, Hardy, still attached to ladder, attacked Styles.
Zayn got a key from his mouth, uncuffed himself from Styles, climbed the ladder and won the match.
Rating: 4.25 stars. Great ladder match. This is one of those matches you wish had a crowd.
Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro retain tag team titles
Shinsuke Nakamura and Cesaro defeated Lucha House Party in the kickoff show to retain their SmackDown Tag Team Championships. Nakamura and Cesaro hit their awesome tag team finish — Cesaro’s Giant Swing into Nakamura’s Kinshahsa — for the pin.