Monday, September 26, 2016

WWE Clash Of Champions Recap #WWEClash #ClashOfChampions

By Brandon Albright, @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE brings you the WWE Clash Of Champions recap from last night's show.

WWE Clash Of Champions was live at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The show was live on the WWE Network, but if you missed the show than that's where I come in and deliver you the recap. Every single RAW represented title was on the line plus a few other matches thrown in. Just exactly who walked out champion? Continue reading and find out for yourself.

** Pre-Show **

- Backstage, Sasha Banks says tonight she becomes a two time WWE RAW Women's Champion and payback will be punching Charlotte in the face. Dana Brooke interrupts and says Charlotte will injure Sasha permanently tonight. Sasha doesn't understand why Dana still sides with Charlotte do to how she's treated. Sasha then promises to put Dana on the DL. 

- Backstage, Sami Zayn runs down his accomplishments, from winning the NXT World Championship, to wrestling at Wrestlemania and to finally beating Kevin Owens at Battleground. Zayn says his best day will be beating Owens for the WWE Universal Championship and tonight he wants the old on top of his game Chris Jericho for their match.

- Nia Jax vs. Alicia Fox: The match closes out with Alicia escaping a half nelson chin lock by kicking Nia in the face. Alicia hits a back elbow, a series of elbows and a leaping knee. Nia dumps Alicia on the apron, but Alicia hits a stunner. Alicia hits a top rope cross body for a near fall on Nia and then hits a scissors kick for another near fall. Nia splashes Alicia and then hits the corner stink face. Nia plants Alicia with a Samoan Drop and scores the pinfall, staying undefeated on the main roster.
Winner: Nia Jax, by pinfall.

** WWE Clash Of Champions **

- "WWE RAW World Tag Team Championship Match": The New Day (c) vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson: The match closes out with Anderson getting a near fall spine buster on Kofi. Gallows counters a Kofi SOS with a choke slam for a near fall. Kofi sends Gallows outside and hits Trouble In Paradise on Anderson. Big E tags in and hits the Big Ending on Anderson for a near fall. Kofi hits a springboard back elbow on Gallows outside. The referee gets distracted allowing Woods to hit Anderson in the face with his trombone. Kofi and Big E hit the Midnight Hour on Anderson and score the pinfall.
Winners: The New Day, by pinfall, to retain the WWE RAW World Tag Team Championship.

- "WWE Cruiserweight Championship Match": TJ Perkins (c) vs. Brian Kendrick: The match closes out with Perkins hitting a wrecking ball drop kick and then goes for the 450 splash. Kendrick rolls out of the way and goes for the Bully Choke submission. Perkins counters out and locks in a knee bar submission. Kendrick escapes and hits Slice Bread on Perkins for a near fall. Perkins connects with a side kick on Kendrick and reapplies the knee bar. Kendrick eventually taps out and Perkins retains the title. After the match, Perkins and Kendrick shake hands what looks to be respectfully, but Kendrick turns heel and connects with a headbutt on Perkins.
Winner: TJ Perkins, by submission, to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.

- "Best of Seven Series, Match #7": Sheamus vs. Cesaro: The match closes out with Cesaro hitting a leaping uppercut and follows that with a drop kick sending Sheamus to the apron. Sheamus dumps Cesaro on the apron and then misses a flying axe handle off the top rope as Cesaro counters with a uppercut in mid-air. Sheamus hits White Noise on Cesaro, but Cesaro comes back and sends Sheamus into the ring post. Cesaro hits a clothesline and he and Sheamus flip over the barricade and into the crowd. Sheamus and Cesaro are both knocked out forcing the referee to stop the match. Sheamus gets helped to the back by WWE Medical as Cesaro comes to and wants to keep fighting.
Winner: No Contest

- Chris Jericho vs. Sami Zayn: The match closes out with Zayn countering the Lionsault by getting his knees up. Zayn then counters a tiger suplex with a tornado DDT for a near fall. Zayn goes for the Helluva Kick, but Jericho rolls outside. Zayn hits a corner tornado DDT and then goes for the Helluva Kick again. Jericho ducks and goes for the Code Breaker. Zayn counters and hits an exploder suplex on Jericho. Zayn again attempts the Helluva Kick, but Jericho counters with the Walls Of Jericho submission. Zayn slips out and gets a near fall rollup up on Jericho. Jericho goes for a top rope flying axe handle, but Zayn counters with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall. Jericho catches Zayn with a snapping Code Breaker and scores the pinfall.
Winner: Chris Jericho, by pinfall.

- "WWE RAW Women's Championship, Triple Threat Match": Charlotte (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley: The match closes out with Charlotte hitting a double moonsault for a near fall. Charlotte hits Natural Selection on Sasha, but Sasha comes back and traps Charlotte in the Banks Statement submission. Dana Brooke reaches in and pulls Charlotte outside to safety. Bayley gets a near fall rollup on Sasha. Sasha counters Bayley To Belly and shoves Bayley in the corner. Sasha knocks out Dana Brooke on the apron and traps Charlotte in the Banks Statement submission. Bayley breaks it up, but gets trapped in the Banks Statement submission next. Charlotte breaks it up and sends Sasha back first into the outside barricade. Bayley gets a near fall rollup on Charlotte. Charlotte hits a big boot on Bayley, who crashes into Sasha, sending Sasha flying out of the ring. Charlotte hits another big boot on Bayley and scores the pinfall to retain the title.
Winner: Charlotte, by pinfall, to retain the WWE RAW Women's Championship.

- "WWE United States Championship Match": Rusev (c) vs. Roman Reigns: The match closes out with Reigns hitting the Superman Punch for a near fall. Lana gets on the apron for the distraction and allows Rusev to get a near fall axe kick on Reigns. Rusev unloads a series of kicks on Reigns and then goes for The Accolade submission. Reigns blocks it and gets a near fall spear on Rusev, as Lana pulled the referee out of the ring before three. The referee wasn't having it so he ejected Lana from ringside. Reigns hits the Drive By dropkick on Rusev and then another Drive By drop kick on the announcers table. Reigns goes for the spear, but Rusev counters and plants a thrust kick on Reigns for a near fall. Rusev traps Reigns in The Accolade submission, but Reigns powers out of the submission. Rusev pokes Reigns in the eyes and shoves Reigns into the corner. Reigns charges out, drills Rusev with the spear and scores the pinfall to win the title.
Winner: Roman Reigns, by pinfall, to win the WWE United States Championship.

- "WWE Universal Championship Match": Kevin Owens (c) vs. Seth Rollins: The match closes out with Rollins hitting a flying knee on Owens and then gets a near fall frog splash. Chris Jericho arrives at ringside and immediately distracts Rollins. Owens lands a kick on Rollins and then lands a near fall side slam. Rollins tosses Owens into Jericho and then gets a near fall Pedigree on Owens, after Jericho placed Owens' foot on the bottom rope. Rollins chases Jericho and then counters an Owens Pop Up Power Bomb, but takes out the referee on accident.
Owens plants a super kick on Rollins as Jericho gets in the ring and attacks Rollins. Rollins fights back, tosses Jericho outside and then hits a suicide dive on Jericho. Rollins tosses Owens outside and then hits a suicide dive on Owens. Stephanie McMahon arrives with another referee just as Owens attacks Rollins and hits the Pop Up Power Bomb to score the pinfall and retain the title.
Winner: Kevin Owens, by pinfall, to retain the WWE Universal Championship.

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