The new era brought with it new superstars, feuds, brands, and shows on a weekly basis. WWE’s product was becoming stale. Not many could argue that fact. With a new crop of WWE superstars on the main roster, there was no room for many. They couldn’t get TV time. WWE writers already had a tough enough job of filling three hours. There are different arguments for the programming WWE put out consistently, but it wasn’t enough to garner enough interest.
Injuries nearly ruined 2015 and early-2016 for the WWE. Normally, one or two injuries plague the WWE’s booking strategies. Instead of one or two, nearly a dozen wrestlers went down with ailments. To make it even worse, Seth Rollins, John Cena, and Randy Orton were unavailable for WrestleMania 32. It’s the first time Orton and Cena didn’t WrestleMania at Mania in quite some time. It was as if the WWE couldn’t get out of its own way.
Clash of Champions is getting highlighted since WWE Raw is the flagship show of the WWE. According to PWTorch, there are already three championship matches booked for the pay-per-view.
“Included is the main event of Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins for the Universal Title. However, if Roman Reigns beats Owens in a non-title match next Monday on Raw, then he will be added to the match to create a triple threat.”
“The other title matches announced for Clash are New Day vs. The Club’s Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows for the Tag Titles and Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks for the Women’s Title.”
All three of those matches will not disappoint. If it’s anything like their past bouts, Clash of Champions has a potential to be a great show. Owens and Rollins are two of the best wrestlers in the world. They have the ability to put on a 5-star match. Adding Roman Reigns to the mix may not be the smartest idea. If he defeats Owens next week on WWE Raw, he will get added to the match. When most WWE fans thought Reigns was out of the main event, he was put right back in.
Rumor has it that Reigns is pushing to be in the championship match at Clash of Champions. His reaction on WWE Raw isn’t getting better, which isn’t a good sign for WWE creative. By now, he’s been out of the main event for a couple of months. His short feud with Rusev helped slightly, but clearly not enough. He needs to be more over with the crowd as a babyface before a run with the title can happen.
Overall, WWE’s Clash of Champions is lining up to be a great card. Hopefully, WWE has more matches in store that can keep the WWE Universe’s attention. All four championships will be on the line and with the addition of the Cruiserweight division, a fifth could be up for grabs as well.
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