The event starts at 7:00 PM ET on the WWE Network, with the kickoff show beginning at 6:00 PM ET. Here’s a look at the WWE Clash of Champions card.
Universal Championship: Seth Rollins (c) vs. Braun Strowman
WWE Championship match: Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Randy Orton
Raw Tag Team Championship: Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode
Raw Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Sasha Banks
SmackDown Women’s Championship: Bayley (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
United States Championship: AJ Styles (c) vs. Cedric Alexander
Intercontinental Championship: Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. The Miz
SmackDown Tag Team Championship: The New Day (c) vs. The Revival
No Disqualification Match: Roman Reigns vs. Erick Rowan
Women’s Tag Team Championship: Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross (c) vs. Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville
Cruiserweight Championship: Drew Gulak (c) vs. Humberto Carrillo vs. Lince Dorado
What To Expect
Seth Rollins defending the Universal Championship against Braun Strowman will headline the event. Rollins one of the best performers in the company and Strowman has been made to look strong and can produce a decent match. Rollins and Strowman are also the reigning Raw Tag Team Champions and they will defend their belts before their main event match, which complicates things.
The women matches have the potential to steal the show, the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championship matches have The Four Horsewomen of WWE involved, with Sasha Banks challenging Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair going up against Bayley and I can’t wait to watch them both. The Women’s Tag Team Championship match between Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross facing Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville can also be extremely entertaining.
Kofi Kingston will defend the WWE Championship against Randy Orton in a SummerSlam rematch and it should also be fun to watch and a match that can steal the show is AJ Styles vs. Cedric Alexander for the US Championship. Styles is one of the best performers of this generation and Cedric Alexander is a tremendous competitor with a very bright future.
WWE Clash of Champions Odds
(Courtesy of BetOnline)
AJ Styles -300
Cedric Alexander +200
Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross -300
Mandy Rose & Sonya Deville +200
Charlotte Flair +110
Becky Lynch -120
Sasha Banks -120
Drew Gulak -160
Humberto Carrillo +125
Lince Dorado +500
Kofi Kingston -170
Randy Orton +130
Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman +200
Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode -300
Roman Reigns -450
Erick Rowan +275
Seth Rollins -300
Braun Strowman +200
Shinsuke Nakamura -250
The Miz +170
The New Day -170
The Revival +130
Looking at these betting odds you can see that three of the top four championship matches are coin flips that can go either way, particularly Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks. An underdog that stands out to me is Randy Orton, Kofi Kingston has held the WWE Championship since WrestleMania on April 7 and with SmackDown LIVE moving to Fox on October 4, the company might want to have a bigger superstar as champion.
Also, Kingston looked strong in the last SmackDown LIVE before this event and when that happens in WWE it usually means that the wrestler that did not get the upper hand will get the win in their match.
While the match between Roman Reigns and Erick Rowan isn’t intriguing because of the way their feud has been built, there’s betting value on Rowan at +275, Daniel Bryan could get involved and cost Reigns the match or maybe Luke Harper can make a shocking return and be revealed as the mastermind behind the attacks on Reigns. This story should continue and for that to happen Reigns can’t win here.
In addition to the Orton and Rowan picks, Becky Lynch is my favorite wrestler right now but Sasha Banks has been on fire since coming back and I like her chances on Sunday because Lynch is rumored to be drafted to SmackDown LIVE next month.
Also, with The Fiend challenging the winner of Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman at Hell in a Cell, it wouldn’t surprise me if he gets involved in their match or attacks the winner at the end.