Clash of Champions 2019
WWE Cruiserweight Championship
(c) Drew Gulack vs Humberto Carrillo vs Lince Dorado
With now the future set for 205 Live this will be the start of the next chapter for the underrated cruiserweight division. Even though we have recently seen Murphy, Ali, and Cedric Alexander get pushed up from 205 Live to Raw and Smackdown. Drew is extremely underrated and has been the leader of the cruiserweight division for most of this year and will hopefully find a higher level when they finally begin to be featured in prominent way on NXT. As for Carrillo and Dorado there isn't much to say as both men have flown under the radar and even though Dorado has been around since the beginning he has never gotten the opportunity to stand out. Honestly, I don't think that Gulack will drop the title at this point and even though we could see them switch up very soon, but now isn't the time.
WWE Women's Tag Team Championship:
(c) Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross vs Fire and Desire
Since the debut of the unexpected Women's Tag titles earlier this year the new title has struggled to find it's place in WWE. However, it is good to see they've started to try and not only integrate the title into a bigger picture, but allowing women that aren't ready to be feature on top of the division. Rose & Deville have been a solid team since they arrived on the main roster. I don't think that Alexa & Nikki will lose tonight and they will stay a top the division.
WWE Intercontinental Championship:
(c) Shinsuke Nakamura w/ Sami Zayn vs The Miz
Two months ago Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Finn Balor to capture the title and hasn't really done much with it so far, but now that he has Sami Zayn as a moth piece it's a start. Also feuding with The Miz gives two guys that weren't doing much something to do and at this point Miz is also closing in on Jericho's record for most title reigns with Miz being one behind him. I'd like to see Miz win, but I think they'll save this title change for after Smackdown moves to Fox as this feud isn't ending tonight it'll likely keep going. Nakamura wins with help from Sami to keep the gold for now.
WWE Smackdown Tag Team Championship:
(c) New Day vs The Revival
This has been a untapped feud for a variety of reasons including a number of injuries to both teams and the brand split stopping them from interacting again. It is impossible to accurately put into words the impact that New Day has had on the WWE and tag team wrestling in general. But I am glad they have, because it has been a wild ride with the New Day in WWE. Now with The Revival getting a real chance to show what they can do and associating with Randy Orton this is WWE's chance to put them in the position that they could've been in from the start and that is to bring some credibility back to tag team wrestling in WWE.
WWE United States Championship:
(c) AJ Styles vs Cedric Alexander
This is a switch from his last reign as champion when he was in a never ending loop with Kevin Owens. I admit I don't normally like when Main Event talent win titles designed for mid-card stars, but when it's clear that a reign will be use to elevate someone new that's when it is okay cause it's for a purpose. So far Styles has done wonders with his matches against Ricochet and now will hopefully help elevate Cedric Alexander to position in the company that he deserves, because he has earned everything. Though Cedric has earned his spot on Monday Night's it isn't the right time for AJ Styles to drop the United States title. At this point we need to have stability to those titles which haven't had a direction in years.
Roman Reigns vs Rowan
In all honesty this was a misstep and I believe that WWE have even admitted that they shouldn't have went with Rowan and should've gone after Daniel or another semi established talent. It's not that Rowan doesn't deserve a shot, it seems a little too familiar to Jinder Mahal's push in 2017. It's not possible that WWE forgot how to correctly push talent slowly and get them over the right way. Had the company wanted Rowan to be a believable opponent for Roman Reigns then they should have pushed Rowan a little harder recently then they have. I think there is no doubt that Reigns takes the win tonight and this might be the end of this one or you can expect it to turn to someone else being the mastermind.
WWE Raw Tag Team Championship:
(c) Braun Strowman & Seth Rollins vs Dolph Ziggler & Bobby Roode
Honestly I love the idea of Roode & Ziggler being a team, because the WWE always needs fresh tag team and these two guys haven't exactly had the best direction recently so this gives them something. Also it interesting that for once tag team partner will team together in one match for the tag titles and then fight each other for the World Title. At this point, I prefer Strowman and Rollins competing against thrown together teams while they are established as a tandem. Don't get me wrong I know Rollins and Braun will not stay together as a team, but while they are I'd rather them hold off on real teams and letting them feud together when they do. Based on what I think is going to happen in the main event I think Strowman & Rollins will retain the titles as they still need to figure out what they want to do Dolph & Roode.
WWE Smackdown Women's Championship:
(c) Bayley vs Charlotte Flair
Though the roles have been reversed at this point and I for one am still getting use to the idea of Bayley being a heel for the first time. Due to the heel turn being very recent it has provided limited build for this match, but I am sure that similarly to the Intercontinental Championship it will not end tonight and will continue for the future. Bayley will get the win via DQ after Flair will attempt to her revenge on Bayley for her previous attack a few weeks ago.
WWE Raw Women's Championship:
(c) Becky Lynch vs Sasha Banks
This has been one of the most anticipated matches in a long time with it being possible that this match has never happening before I don't think. Honestly this is an easy choice, because Banks has just returned and has a ton of momentum on her side right now. To avoid some of the shine fading away from Becky she needs to be humanized to be able to continue her white hot run. Banks gets the win to grab the Women's Championship.
(c) Kofi Kingston vs Randy Orton
I think I was the only person that wasn't disappointed by the match they had back at Summerslam even though it ended the way it did. If I was booking this feud I would follow what I chose earlier in the predictions. With that being said Randy Orton will become WWE Champion tonight allowing The Revival and Orton to hold all the gold and setting up a possible six man tag match heading into Hell in a Cell next month or next months event. To be clear Orton will get the win giving him what could be his last title reign.
WWE Universal Championship:
(c) Seth Rollins vs Braun Strowman
I am going to keep this one short, because I don't like the idea of hot shooting the World Title ever. Again the company has painted themselves into a corner with Strowman's booking, because Seth just won the title last month. In my opinion, if Rollins drops the title then it needs to be to Bray Wyatt and nobody else. Whenever that match happens hopefully it would give both Rollins & Wyatt long reigns as champion. Wyatt is by far the top talent in the company right now and should eventually be recognized for his success. Either way though Rollins gets the win and questions will come up what happens next for Braun Strowman.
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