WWE’s second Clash of Champions pay-per-view takes place Sunday.
The title used to belong to special WCW televised events that were similar to PPVs but were shown on free television before WWE brought it back last year.
This is the last PPV of 2017 and the final event before Superstars and management start thinking about the Royal Rumble and the Road to WrestleMania.
Let’s take a look at everything we know about Sunday’s event.
Venue: TD Garden in Boston
Start Time: 8 p.m. ET (main show), 7 p.m. ET (Kickoff)
How to Watch: WWE Network and select cable and satellite providers.
Clash of Champions Card
Clash of Champions is a SmackDown Live event, so the blue brand gets to close out the year all by itself. Here is a full rundown of the card, according to WWE.com:
- Mojo Rawley vs. Zack Ryder
- Breezango vs. The Bludgeon Brothers
- Charlotte vs. Natalya (Women’s Championship)
- Baron Corbin vs. Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler (U.S. Championship)
- The Usos vs. The New Day vs. Rusev and Aiden English vs. Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin (Tag Team Championships)
- Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn (Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan will be special guest referees.)
- AJ Styles vs. Jinder Mahal (WWE Championship)
PPV Live Stream
A select few cable and satellite providers still carry WWE PPVs, but for the most part, people will be watching Clash of Champions on WWE Network. Here is a list of the devices that support the streaming service, according to WWE.com:
- Apple TV
- Kindle Fire
- Amazon Fire TV
- PlayStation 3 and 4
- Sony Internet TV
- Xbox 360 and Xbox One
- Android devices with the WWE app
- iOS devices with the WWE app
- Panasonic Smart TV
- Samsung Smart TV
- Sony Blu-ray devices
- Windows 10 devices
Kickoff Live Stream
Clash of Champions will have a standard one-hour Kickoff special before the PPV goes live. Here is a list of places where you can stream the pre-show other than the WWE Network:
- WWE app
- Google Plus
Bleacher Report Writers’ Thoughts and Predictions
The writing team here at Bleacher Report analyzed the event and offered predictions for Clash of Champions all week leading up to Sunday’s show:
Other Clash of Champions Thoughts
With the recent Starrcade live event and NXT reviving the WarGames concept, WWE has been borrowing heavily from WCW in 2017.
We even saw Goldberg, one of the biggest stars during the Monday Night War, return to WWE for a short run as universal champion at the beginning of the year.
Clash of Champions doesn’t boast the most spectacular card, but events like this can often surprise fans by producing better-than-expected performances.
Natalya and Charlotte Flair will collide once again for the Women’s Championship. These two have been nothing short of amazing every time they have stepped into the ring together, so there is a good possibility they will steal the show.
Bobby Roode @REALBobbyRoode
Tonight, the biggest opportunity of my career awaits at #ClashofChampions Tonight, a chance to be a part of something special…. Tonight, a chance to be a champion…. Tonight, the #UnitedStatesTitle will become…. #Glorious
Sarah Logan @sarahloganwwe
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Another bout with great potential is the Fatal 4-Way tag team match. All eight competitors bring something different to the table, and the SmackDown tag team division has been on fire this year.
The Usos and The New Day have dominated the division for the better part of 2017, so it would be nice to end the year with some fresh faces holding the titles.
As far as Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are concerned, they have to worry about losing their jobs on top of having to deal with commissioner Shane McMahon and general manager Daniel Bryan as special guest referees.
Styles will likely carry Mahal in a fun main event, but one match people may be surprised by is Mojo Rawley vs. Zack Ryder.
Mojo Rawley @MojoRawleyWWE
You have 2 days @ZackRyder. #WWEClash https://t.co/YfIMvV7GLA
The Hype Bros were never given the run they deserved on the main roster, but a singles feud could be what they both need to get back on track.
Rawley took to Twitter Friday to deliver what is easily the best promo of his career. He was focused, angry and spoke with purpose. It was like he was a different person.
Clash of Champions may not be the most anticipated show of the year, but every PPV has the possibility of being great, especially with the level of talent on the roster.
Make sure to follow along with Bleacher Report Sunday night for live coverage and post-match analysis from the best team in the business.