WWE Clash of Champions 2016 will be Monday Night Raw’s first brand-exclusive pay-per-view since the brand extension. Here are all the things you need to know for the event this Sunday including the final match card, previews, predictions, schedule and live stream links.
WWE Clash of Champions Final Match Card and Predictions
Alicia Fox vs. Nia Jax (Kickoff Match)
The WWE is starting to make progress with Nia Jax as she will finally make her main roster PPV debut against a veteran like Alicia Fox. Despite being in the WWE Clash of Champions 2016 kickoff show, look for Nia to squash the Crazy Foxy.
Prediction: Nia Jax wins via pinfall.
T.J. Perkins vs. Bryan Kendrick for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
Bryan Kendrick won a hard-fought Fatal 4-Way Match last Monday to earn this opportunity against T.J. Perkins. The WWE might have given the new Cruiserweight champ a day off due to having two excellent matches in the Cruiserweight Classic.
WWE Clash of Champions 2016 will be Perkins’ main roster debut as champion and it would be a surprise if he gets defeated. The WWE have made him look strong in the CWC by having him defeat a superstar like Kota Ibushi and it will be a waste if he loses the championship in his first defense.
Prediction: T.J. Perkins wins via submission to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship.
Cesaro vs. Sheamus (Match No. 7 of their Best of Seven Series)
Unsurprisingly, Cesaro tied his Best of Seven Series against Sheamus after being down 0-3. It was reported by multiple outlets that it is the plan all along with The Swiss Superman going over The Celtic Warrior.
Prediction: Cesaro wins via pinfall.
The New Day vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson for the Raw Tag Team Championships
There were rumors this week that The New Day are expected to lose the Raw Tag Team titles at WWE Clash of Champions 2016 to Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson. However, I believe that the WWE will not let the 400-plus day reign of Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston, and Big E. go to waste.
The New Day are just about a couple of months away from breaking Demolition’s record for the longest tag title reign in WWE history. It would be fitting for the trio to break the record but it’s a little disappointing that Gallows and Anderson are going to lose again.
Prediction: The New Day wins via pinfall to retain the Raw Tag Team Championships.
Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley for the Raw Women’s Championship
Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Bayley will likely steal the show at WWE Clash of Champions 2016. The three women have excellent chemistry together. Despite many fans hoping for Sasha or Bayley to walk out as the champion, Charlotte will likely retain the championship.
Several reports indicate that the WWE is looking at a possible Charlotte-Dana Brooke feud next but I doubt it. Dana might have gotten herself in trouble with her nudes leaking online. I’m just hoping Paige comes out and beats the crap out of Charlotte after her win.
Prediction: Charlotte wins via pinfall to retain the Raw Women’s Championship.
Rusev vs. Roman Reigns for the United States Championship
Finally, Roman Reigns will become the United States champion at WWE Clash of Champions 2016. The WWE is going to test Reigns as a midcard champion and see if he is ready for the main event again. The bad thing is Rusev still gets some cheers despite being an anti-American character.
This might be the last chance for the WWE to get Reigns over the crowd before giving up and turning him heel. As for Rusev, this is his chance to elevate himself in defeat to take the next step in the main event picture.
Prediction: Roman Reigns wins via pinfall to become the new United States Champion.
Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship
There were rumors that the historically low ratings of Raw will cause Kevin Owens to lose his WWE Universal Championship. However, Triple H has not made his official return yet to explain his actions of turning against Seth Rollins.
It is still too early to take the belt of KO and Triple H is rumored to be coming back at WWE Clash of Champions 2016. Nevertheless, I expect Owens to defeat Rollins with the help of The Game once again.
Prediction: Kevin Owens wins via pinfall to retain the WWE Universal Championship.
WWE Clash of Champions 2016 Schedule
- Venue: Bankers Life FieldHouse in Indianapolis, Indiana.
- Date: 25, Sunday
- Time: 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT
WWE Clash of Champions 2016 Live Stream
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