Show: Clash of Champions
Location: Boston, Massachusetts at the TD Garden
Date: December 17th, 2017
Welcome to the WWE Clash of Champions pre-show, and we are live on the WWE Network. Renee Young, Sam Roberts, and David Otunga consist of the panel. The New Day will be appearing on the social media lounge. The New Day take fan questions.
Pre-Show Match: Mojo Rawley defeated Zack Ryder
Welcome to the Clash of Champions PPV! We get an intro video package to hype the matches that will be taking place tonight. Our opening contest is…
WWE United States Title Triple Threat Match: Baron Corbin © vs. Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler
Roode and Ziggler teamed up on Corbin to start things off. Corbin rolled to the floor to regroup but the challengers followed him and clotheslines him over the barricade. Back in the ring, Roode went for his finisher but Ziggler rolled him up for 2. Ziggler with a missed knee strike and Roode hit a neck breaker for 2. Ziggler dumped Roode to the floor and Corbin caught him with a clothesline. Corbin with a right hand to Ziggler. Corbin tossed Roode into the barricade. Back in the ring, Corbin caught Roode with a clothesline then a big right hand. Corbin worked over the back of Roode for a few minutes while Ziggler recovered on the outside. Roode attempted a comeback with a series of right hand sbut Corbin cut him off with a sideslam for 2. Corbin put the boots to Ziggler in the corner then took him out with a clothesline. Roode fired away with right hands to Corbin then a knee strike followed by a clothesline. Roode with two big boots then an overcastle off the middle rope for 2. Roode with a series of right hands to Ziggler then double boots followed by a missed dive and Ziggler hit the Fameasser for 2 as Corbin made the save. Roode with a powerslam to Ziggler but was caught by Corbin who hit Deep Six for a near fall. Corbin put Roode on the top turnbuckle but Roode fought him off and Ziggler tried to pull him off. Corbin came from behind and hit a tower of doom. Ziggler sent Corbin into the ring post and missed a super kick to Roode, who hit a spinebuster out of a reversal. Ziggler avoided a DDT and hit one of his own for 2 on Roode. Roode sent Corbin to the floor and Roode blocked a kick by Ziggler and sent him into the corner. Roode with the Glorious DDT to Ziggler and covered him but Corbin pulled Roode to the floor to make the save. Corbin with a back breaker to Roode on the floor and sent him into the ring. Corbin hit the End of Days to Roode while Ziggler hit the Zig Zag to Corbin then covered Corbin for the win.
Winner: Ziggler – new U.S Champion.
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Title Fatal 4-Way Match: The Usos © vs. Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin vs. The New Day vs. Rusev & Aiden English
A brawl ensues immediately. The ring is cleared and it is Big E putting a beating on Shelton Benjamin. He mercilessly stomps Benjamin and cycles tags with Kofi to continue the attack. Rusev comes back in and gets laid out in the corner. Benjamin is sat in another corner and Big E whips Kofi into each of them. Rusev manages to counter and kick Kofi in the face on his way in. Now Rusev and Benjamin take control of the match.
English tags in and puts a beating on Jimmy Uso while Gable tags in and puts Kofi in a submission hold. Tags are made and Rusev continues the attack on Jimmy while Benjamin continues the attack on Kofi. Rusev holds Jimmy up as English lands a kick. Kofi is sat in the corner as Benjamin & Gable employ their offense. Benjamin launches Kofi with a back body drop. English lands a spleen on Jimmy and pins but Benjamin breaks the pin with a kick.
Some disorganized sequences unfold until it’s Jimmy attacking Gable and Big E attacking English. Jimmy and Big E end up talking some trash and they engage. The Usos deliver super kicks to everyone but then Gable gets Jey in a Sharpshooter. Benjamin protects Gable and makes sure no one comes in and breaks the submission. Benjamin finally gets diverted and English comes in with a huge sit out power bomb on Gable. Gable kicks out of the pin attempt.
Rusev puts Gable in the Accolade. Big E comes in and makes the save and sets Rusev up for a Powerslam. Rusev evades and lays Big E out with a kick and pins. E manages to kick out and Rusev can’t believe it. Rusev puts on the Accolade, Big E fights to his feet but Rusev gets him back down. Gable comes in and muscles Rusev off and hits him with a German suplex. Gable hits English with a German suplex as well, and then Rusev with another.
The Usos seize an opening. Gable goes for a suplex on one of them, but he gets hit with a couple superkicks and a big splash for the victory. The Usos retain the tag titles.
Winner: The Usos – still champions
WWE SmackDown Women’s Title Lumberjack Match: Charlotte Flair © vs. Natalya
Flair tossed Natalya to the floor, who was then attacked by Naomi. Natalya then sent Flair to the floor and the heels attacked her. Flair with a back breaker then a kick for 2. Natalya with a kick of her own and tossed her into the turnbuckle. Natalya sent Flair to the floor and she was attacked by The Riott Squad. Natalya hit a baseball slide to Flair to send her to the floor where she gets beaten up again. Natalya and Flair exchanged slaps. Natalya locked in a headlock to slow things down. Natalya caught her with a low drop kick then a kick in the back. Flair with a series of chops to Natalya while Corey Graves and Bryon Saxton argue. Flair with a back breaker then tossed her into the corner then went to the top rope but Natalya pulled her off. Flair blocked the Sharpshooter and landed a big boot. Natalya tossed Flair to the floor and the lumberjacks attacked her. A brawl broke out then Naomi takes out the lumberjacks. Back in the ring, Natalya lands a series of right hands. Tamina caught Flair with a big boot as Natalya heels it up in the ring. Natalya went for the Sharpshooter and locked it in but Flair got to the bottom rope. The lumberjacks pulled Flair to the floor and beat her down. Another brawl broke out with the lumberjacks. Carmella grabbed the Money in the Bank briefcase and teased cashing in but the other superstars took her out and continued to brawl. Flair hit a moonsault off the top rope onto the other superstars. Natalya sent Flair face first into the ring post. Back in the ring, Flair avoided the Sharpshooter and locked in the Figure Eight submission hold for the win.
Winner: Flair – still SmackDown Women’s Champion.
Tag Team Match: Luke Harper & Erick Rowan vs. Breezango
Harper landed a big right hand to Breeze then tagged in Rowan who stalked Fandango. Breeze with a head kick to Rowan then they hit a double kick to Rowan. Harper hit a big clothesline to Breeze. Rowan took out Fandango from behind. Rowan sent Breeze face first into the apron. Harper hit a powerbomb to Fandango then their tag team finisher for the win.
Winner: Luke Harper & Erick Rowan
Tag Team Match: Randy Orton & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn – Shane McMahon & Daniel Bryan will be the special guest referee. If Owens & Zayn lose, they are fired from WWE
Zayn and Orton start things off. Orton with a shoulder block as Bryan and McMahon both count the fall. The announcers were building up confusion. Orton with a series of uppercuts then worked over the left arm of Zayn. Nakamura was tagged in and continued to work the arm. Zayn backed Nakamura into the corner and tagged in Owens, who landed a series of right hands. Nakamura tripped him and landed a knee drop for 2. Orton now tagged in and landed some right hands in the corner. Bryan and McMahon continued to double count while Zayn kept saying that this is a joke, which is by the design of WWE creative. Owens hit a powerslam to Orton for 2. Owens then put the boots to him and tagged in Zayn.
Owens and Zayn beat down Orton for a few minutes. The crowd was quiet as they didn’t know how to react to this match, which was clearly being built slow. Orton attempted a comeback with strikes but was cut down by Owens. Nakamura finally got the hot tag and hit a series of kicks to Owens. Nakamura grounded him with some knee strikes then knocked Zayn off the apron. Nakamura with a running knee strike then some more in the corner. Nakamura put Owens on the top rope and landed a knee strike to the gut for 2. Nakamura caught Owens with a head kick for 2. Nakamura went for another pin fall and there was some confusion as to who would make the count. Owens with a kick to Nakamura then tagged in Zayn who knocked Orton off the apron. Zayn ran into a big boot by Nakamura but Zayn recovered and hit the Blue Thunder Bomb for 2.