So after the last chapter where we had not only a NEW WWE Champion on Raw, but a new challenger for the Universal Championship set up over on SmackDown, we now look towards our next PPV, where EVERY title will be defended. But how do we get to Clash Of Champions… well… here’s how…
Raw – September, Week 2
Edge in-ring promo
Samoa Joe defeated Elias
Rhea Ripley backstage interview. Becky Lynch joins mid-way through, ‘Alliance’ made
R-Truth entrance with Carmella
Omos (with MVP) defeated R-Truth
MVP & Omos in-ring promo – AJ Styles interrupts
Damian Priest backstage interview
United States Championship Number 1 Contender’s Match: Mustafa Ali defeated Walter & Ricochet in a Triple Threat
‘The IIconics’ backstage promo (call-out to Tegan Nox & Shotzi)
Raw Tag Team Championship Number 1 Contender’s Match: ‘Imperium’ defeated ‘Moustache Mountain’ & ‘Miz & Morrison’ in a Tag Team Triple Threat
‘The Monday Night Messiah’ Seth Rollins defeated Mansoor
Karrion Kross & Scarlett video package
Becky Lynch & Rhea Ripley defeated Asuka & Io Shirai
SmackDown – September Week 2
Drew McIntyre in-ring promo, Paul Heyman seen watching on from backstage
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Number 1 Contender’s semi-final match: Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn defeated ‘Street Profits’ (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins)
‘The New Day’ backstage segment
Mandy Rose backstage promo
Big E defeated Apollo Crews – Legado del Fantasma attack Big E after. Woods and Kingston come out to make the save and run off LDF.
‘The Hurt Business’ video package
Naomi defeated Natalya – Sasha Banks & Tamina are sat front row in the crowd. They turn on and attack Naomi after the match.
Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Austin Theory – Dunne, ‘Swerve’, Cesaro all seen watching on from backstage
Sonya Deville backstage promo. Mandy Rose joins, “let’s Go!”…
Alexa Bliss backstage interview
Alexa Bliss entrance. Bayley promo.
Alexa Bliss defeated Bayley
Drew McIntyre defeated Finn Balor – Usos & Roman surround the ring after the match, trying to intimidate McIntyre
Charlotte Flair – Raquel Gonzalez – Bianca Belair in-ring segment
Raw – September, Week 3
Karrion Kross & Scarlett entrance, in-ring promo. Dominik Dijakovic interrupts
Tegan Nox & Shotzi (C) defeated ‘The IIconics’ to retain the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
AJ Styles confronts Omos & MVP backstage, MVP tells him “You got your match”…
Danny Burch & Oney Lorcan defeated AJ Styles in a 2on1 handicap match
‘The Monday Night Messiah’ Seth Rollins in-ring promo, calls out Samoa Joe
Becky Lynch backstage promo
‘Imperium’ backstage promo
Randy Orton (with Riddle) defeated Fabian Aichner (with Walter & Marcel Barthel)
Damian Priest backstage, backstage confrontation with ‘Retribution’ (Mustafa Ali, Mace & Reckoning)
Becky Lynch defeated Io Shirai (with Asuka) – Rhea Ripley on commentary, and she eventually takes out Asuka
‘The Dirt Sheet’ (with John Morrison and The Miz) on the tag team division
Shayna Baszler defeated Liv Morgan – Backstage Brawl
Karrion Kross (with Scarlett) defeated Dominik Dijakovic
Keith Lee returns, attacks Kross, Edge runs out with a chair and attacks Dijakovic before running off again
SmackDown – September Week 3
Roman Reigns defeated Drew McIntyre – Backstage Brawl
Roman Reigns & Paul Heyman in-ring promo
Charlotte Flair backstage promo
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Number 1 Contender’s semi-final match: ‘Alpha Academy’ defeated ‘The Mysterios’
Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn backstage promo
Sonya Deville (with Mandy Rose) defeated Tegan Nox (with Shotzi)
‘The Hurt Business’ backstage. Sheamus, Jinder and Murphy confront them.
Intercontinental Championship number 1 contender’s match: Pete Dunne defeated Isaiah ‘Swerve’ Scott & Cesaro in a triple threat match
Bayley backstage promo on Alexa Bliss
‘The New Day’ in-ring promo
‘The New Day’ defeated ‘Legado del Fantasma’ in a 6 man tag match – Cesaro interferes and stops LDF cheating
Charlotte Flair defeated Naomi – Sasha and Tamina attack Naomi after, Gonzalez and Belair make the save
Raw – September, Week 4
Keith Lee in-ring promo, Edge responds from the ramp
‘The IIconics’, Asuka & Io Shirai defeated Rhea Ripley, Becky Lynch, Toni Storm & Nikki Cross in an 8 woman tag
Seth Rollins video package on Samoa Joe
Damian Priest defeated Mace (with Mustafa Ali)
RK-bro backstage interview
Samoa Joe backstage promo on Seth Rollins
‘Imperium’ defeated RK-Bro & Ricochet in a 6 man tag
‘The Dirt Sheet’
A ‘beat up’ AJ Styles confronts Omos, MVP, Burch and Lorcan backstage. Burch and Lorcan are paid by MVP. Styles then ‘clears house’ with a weapon. Match set up for later.
Reckoning defeated Dana Brooke
Shayna Baszler backstage interview on Liv Morgan
AJ Styles defeated MVP – (as a result Styles earns a match against Omos). Omos attacks AJ
Edge & Karrion Kross (with Scarlett) defeated Dominik Dijakovic & Keith Lee
SmackDown – September Week 4
Bianca Belair in-ring promo, Sasha Banks comes out to confront her
Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Happy Corbin
Pete Dunne appears after on the titantron and cuts a promo on Nakamura
Santos Escobar defeated Cesaro
‘The Hurt Business’ defeated Sheamus, Jinder Mahal & Murphy in a 6 man tag
Nox&Shotzi – Rose&Deville split-screen promo ‘back and forth’
Paul Heyman backstage interview on Usos vs Alpha Academy or Owens&Zayn
Alexa Bliss defeated Bayley – Bayley gets herself DQ’d
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Number 1 Contender’s match: ‘Alpha Academy’ defeated Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn
Finn Balor video package
Bianca Belair, Raquel Gonzalez and Naomi defeated Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks & Tamina in a 6 woman tag
Roman Reigns (with Paul Heyman) in-ring segment… BROCK LESNAR comes out to confront them and stands on the ramp. Drew McIntyre then comes from behind and Claymores Roman. Drew then holds up the Universal title belt whilst staring down the ramp at Lesnar.
Clash Of Champions – September, Sunday Week 4 (Columbus, Ohio)
So with all the titles on the line, this was a show with 9 title matches. However on the day I played out this PPV on the WWE 2K22 game, it was EXTREMELY hot! To the point my PS4 sounded like it was going to take off and fly, such was the volume coming from the console’s fan… So I only actually played out 3 of the matches on the show… but with those included, here’s what went down…
We opened with a triple threat match…
With not one but TWO challengers to contend with, the odds seemed stacked against Charlotte… but… The Queen seems to always find a way…
As you may be able to work out from this image, with Gonzalez on the outside, Flair took advantage and used a steel chair to beat down Belair, get the pin, and to retain her SmackDown Women’s Championship!
Next we had the US title on the line…
I had Priest go over here. As much as maybe Ali and Retribution (given I took T-Bar from them) might of needed a belt, it just wasn’t time for Priest to drop it here.
Next it was the turn of the blue brand’s tag titles to be on the line…
It just had to be The Usos here. I’ve given a mini-push to Gable & Otis in my tv leading to this PPV, but I’d have it be a case of close but no cigar. I’m still not sure who, when or even IF I’ll stop the Reign of the Bloodline…
A fatal 4 way next up…
I went with Rhea Ripley to retain the Raw Women’s title here, I’d of had her pin Io after Becky and Asuka took one another out. But this would’ve been a big banger and a showcase for all 4 women involved.
Next title match would see recently crowned IC Champion Shinsuke Nakamura defend against number 1 contender Pete Dunne.
Nakamura retains here. Good solid match, but not to be for Dunne.
A really good match-up follows, with the Raw Tag Team titles at stake…
RK-Bro retain. Another good match by worth contenders, but just don’t feel it’s time for Riddle and Orton to drop the titles yet. Not too sure on my plans for this team long term, but I’m excited about it as they are both two of my favourites.
Woman’s tag titles next (yes in MY WWE world they DO in fact exist…)…
Tegan and Shotzi retain against the reunited team fka ‘Fire & Desire’. i do have long term plans for the women’s tag titles, so now it’s time to keep Nox and Shotzi with the straps.
A HUGE rematch next up…
I thought this match turned out fairly well. I don’t really like beating big Keith, but needs must here. Edge needed a proper win to get his run as champion really going, and it helped my story with Lee being busted open before he finally succumbed. The Rated R Era continues…
This little extra bit after the match might mean I can tell a different story now, with regards to what’s next for Lee now his time in the WWE Title picture is done for now…
AND FINALLY… THE MAIN EVENT!!!
And that was my Clash Of Champions PPV then… Yes I know, all titles retained… but honestly I didn’t want to have a change for the sake of it, or have that mess up my longer term plans. So now at least I look onwards to the next PPV, (THE HORROR SHOW AT) Extreme Rules… I’ve a feeling already that this is gonna be without question an EXTREME occasion…
And my first active use in my Universe Mode, of THE BEAST…