Clash of Champions is only six days away and General Manager Mick Foley continues to alter and add to Monday Night Raw’s first pay-per-view since the brand drafts occurred in July. Here are the updated matches announced for Clash of Champions as of last night.
Rusev (c) vs Roman Reigns for the United States Championship
These two have been at each other’s throats for over two months now which began weeks prior to SummerSlam. Rusev and Reigns had a non-title match (and what one hell of a match it was!) on Monday Night Raw days before SummerSlam which Roman picked up the victory, but SummerSlam did not play out the same way for the former WWE Champion. Due to Rusev sustaining an injury prior to their match at Summerslam officially starting, the title match never occurred. I was wondering when these two would have a rematch, but with Roman’s name entered into the WWE Universal Championship picture, I thought maybe it was a thing of the past. I was wrong, as Rusev intervened in Roman’s qualifying match last week on Monday Night Raw, costing him an opportunity at the coveted WWE Universal title. Mick knew he had to make things right with Roman, so last night on Raw, he scheduled a rematch for Roman Reigns to take on Rusev at Clash of Champions for the United States Championship.
Charlotte (c) vs Sasha Banks vs Bayley in a Triple Threat Match for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship
Last week on Monday Night Raw, Sasha Banks, Bayley and Dana Brooke competed for the opportunity to take on Charlotte at Clash of Champions for the Women’s Championship. It looked as if Bayley had it in the bag, until Sasha rolled Bayley up for the pin and to become the #1 Contender. The Women’s Champion and her protégé Dana Brooke watched that match back and noticed that while Bayley’s shoulders were down, so were Sasha’s. They addressed this to Mick and Mick decided, unknowingly to Dana Brooke who ignited this idea, that the Women’s match at Clash of Champions will now be a Triple Threat Match. That’s right; Charlotte will not only face Sasha Bank this Sunday, but Bayley as well for the WWE Raw Women’s Championship.
Brian Kenderick vs TJ Perkins (c) for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship
The Cruiserweight Division made its debut last night on Monday Night Raw, with four of the division members competing for an opportunity to face TJ Perkins for the Cruiserweight Championship. These men consisted of Rich Swann, Gran Metalik, Cedric Alexander and Brian Kenderick. Although a rematch between Gran Metalik and Perkins would have been amazing, Brian Kenderick defeated these three men in order to compete for the Cruiserweight Championship. Perkins and Kenderick have never met in the squared circle during the Cruiserweight Classic Tournament, so to see their first encounter at Clash of Champions is going to be so exciting!
Nia Jax vs Alicia Fox
Two member of Raw’s Women Division, Nia Jax and Alicia Fox, will be kicking off the pay-per-view this Sunday. Their feud, although still fairly new, is fierce. Their only encounter in the ring on last week’s Monday Night Raw was vicious and resulted in Nia bulldozing Alicia through the ringside barricade. Will the same disasterous fate find Alicia Fox again? Or will she prevail against the dominant, undefeated force that is Nia Jax?
This question and more will be answered by tuning into Clash of Champions this Sunday, September 25th at 8pm ET only on the WWE Network!