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Clash of Champions (2019)

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Clash of Champions (2019)
PromotionWWE
Brand(s)Raw
SmackDown
205 Live
DateSeptember 15, 2019
CityCharlotte, North Carolina
VenueSpectrum Center
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Clash of Champions (2019) is an upcoming professional wrestling pay-per-view and WWE Network event produced by WWE for their Raw, SmackDown, and 205 Live brands. It will take place on September 15, 2019, at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.[1][2] It will be the third event under the Clash of Champions chronology and will feature the finals of the 2019 King of the Ring tournament.

Production

Background

In mid-2016, the WWE reintroduced the brand extension, splitting its main roster between the Raw and SmackDown brands, represented by the shows of the same name. Clash of Champions was established that year to replace Night of Champions, a pay-per-view in which the concept was that all WWE titles were defended; Clash of Champions was established on the same concept.[3] The 2016 event was Raw-exclusive while the 2017 event was SmackDown-exclusive; all titles exclusive to the respective brands during those years were defended at these respective events.[4][5] A Clash of Champions event did not occur in 2018, but following WrestleMania 34 that year, all WWE pay-per-views became dual-branded.[6] In 2019, Clash of Champions was brought back, promotion indicated that all WWE titles across Raw, SmackDown, and 205 Live, are to be defended.[7]

Storylines

The show will include matches resulting from scripted storylines, where wrestlers portray heroes, villains, or less distinguishable characters in scripted events that build tension and culminate in a wrestling match or series of matches. Results are predetermined by WWE's writers on the Raw, SmackDown, and 205 Live brands,[8][9] while storylines are produced on WWE's weekly television shows, Monday Night Raw, SmackDown Live,[10] and the cruiserweight-exclusive 205 Live.[11]

In August 2019, the 2019 King of the Ring was revived for the first since the 2015. Eight wrestlers from Raw and SmackDown will compete in a 16-man tournament beginning on the August 19 episode of Raw. The finals are scheduled for Clash of Champions. [12][13]

Matches

No. Matches* Stipulations
1 Bayley (c) vs Charlotte Flair Singles match for the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship
2 The New Day (Big E and Xavier Woods) (c) vs The Revival (Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder) Tag team match for the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
3 TBD vs TBD King of the Ring finals match[14]
  • (c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match
  • *Card subject to change

References

  1. ^ Johnson, Mike (June 17, 2019). "TWO MATCHES ADVERTISED LOCALLY FOR 2019 WWE CLASH OF CHAMPIONS". PWInsider. Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  2. ^ Center, Spectrum. "WWE Clash of Champions". Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  3. ^ Meltzer, Dave (24 June 2016). "Daily Update: WWE split brand PPVs, ROH PPV, Aries, Joe and Nakamura debut". Archived from the original on 25 July 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  4. ^ Caldwell, James. "9/25 WWE C. of Champions Results – CALDWELL'S Complete Report". Pro Wrestling Torch. Archived from the original on September 27, 2016. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  5. ^ Powell, Jason. "Powell's WWE Clash of Champions 2017 live review: AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn put their WWE careers on the line vs. Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura with Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan as referees". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  6. ^ WWE.com Staff (February 17, 2018). "WWE pay-per-views just got bigger for 2018!". WWE.com. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  7. ^ WWE (August 11, 2019). What’s coming to WWE Network after SummerSlam 2019. YouTube. Retrieved August 13, 2019.
  8. ^ Grabianowski, Ed. "How Pro Wrestling Works". HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications. Archived from the original on March 6, 2012. Retrieved March 5, 2012.
  9. ^ "Live & Televised Entertainment". WWE. Archived from the original on March 19, 2012. Retrieved March 21, 2012.
  10. ^ Steinberg, Brian (May 25, 2016). "WWE's 'Smackdown' Will Move To Live Broadcast On USA (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Archived from the original on May 26, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  11. ^ "Triple H Conference Call Report: Discusses 205 Live, NXT Takeover: Toronto, Says HBK Working at the Performance Center and More - 411MANIA". 411mania.com.
  12. ^ Powell, Jason (August 12, 2019). "8/12 WWE Raw Results: Powell's review of Seth Rollins appearing after winning the championship at SummerSlam, Steve Austin checks in, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross vs. The Kabuki Warriors for the WWE Women's Tag Titles, The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre vs. Cederic Alexander". Pro Wrestling Dot Net. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  13. ^ Silverstein, Adam (August 12, 2019). "WWE King of the Ring is back: Details, 16 superstars set as event returns for second time since 2010". CBS Sports. Retrieved August 12, 2019.
  14. ^ "King of the Ring finals planned for WWE Clash of Champions". WON/F4W - WWE news, Pro Wrestling News, WWE Results, UFC News, UFC results. 2019-08-13. Retrieved 2019-08-13.

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