- WWE Clash of Champions will take place at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte on September 15th
- Every active championship from Raw and SmackDown Live will be up for grabs
- Who has the best odds of leaving WWE’s night of champions with gold in their grasp?
Clash of Champions is the one pay-per-view WWE puts on every year where every championship from Raw and SmackDown Live must be defended. The card has come together nicely over the last month and the build has been well done, so similar to SummerSlam, Stomping Grounds and Extreme Rules, this should be another must-see show.
As of this writing, no match has been announced for the Kickoff show, nor has AJ Styles vs. Cedric Alexander for the United States Championship been confirmed for the card yet. Everything else, however, has been set in stone and is worth getting excited over.
With odds for the event now available, let’s look at who fans are currently putting their money on to emerge victorious in each outing (and whether it’s the wisest choice).
WWE Cruiserweight Championship Odds: Drew Gulak vs Humberto Carrillo vs Lince Dorado
*All odds taken 09/10/19
If you aren’t already tuning into 205 Live on a weekly basis, start now. The brand is better than it has ever been before with Drew Gulak at the helm as a fighting WWE Cruiserweight champion.
This match was originally slated to be a one-on-one affair between Gulak and Humberto Carrillo, but Lince Dorado was added after beating Carrillo last week on 205 Live. Dorado is an incredibly talented competitor, but it’s clear fans have zero expectations of him winning, not to mention that it’s too soon for Carrillo to take home the gold.
Gulak will win, probably by pinning Dorado, and save a singles match with himself and Carrillo for a later day.
Intercontinental Championship Odds: Shinsuke Nakamura vs The Miz
Shinsuke Nakamura and Sami Zayn have quickly become a force to be reckoned with on Tuesday nights after officially aligning late last month. They’ve made life miserable for The Miz and have promised to continue wreaking havoc over the SmackDown Live roster as long as Nakamura is in possession of that coveted Intercontinental Championship.
Unfortunately, this match has the least amount of buzz going into the event, especially since Miz has done nothing to make viewers believe that he is deserving of another run with that title at this point in time. Nakamura, on the other hand, is just starting to find his footing as champ and should leave Charlotte still the champ.
The odds are accurate in predicting a decisive victory for The King of Strong Style.
SmackDown Tag Team Championship Odds: The New Day vs The Revival
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Kofi Kingston’s rivalry with Randy Orton has bled into the blue brand’s tag team division with The Revival now gunning for The New Day’s SmackDown Tag Team Championship. Big E and Xavier Woods have had a stranglehold on those straps for two months, but despite being members of the Raw roster, The Revival have emerged as their toughest opposition to date and are adamant about becoming the new champions.
As talented as The Revival are, there’s no reason for a Raw tag team to win SmackDown’s set of tag titles. It’s a close call here as far as the odds go (and rightfully so), but New Day should come out on top. If The Revival are officially moved over to SmackDown in the rumored upcoming draft, maybe then they’ll have a better shot at securing those titles for themselves.
SmackDown Women’s Championship Odds: Bayley vs Charlotte Flair
Bayley vs. Charlotte Flair was going to be a highly anticipated encounter no matter what, but Bayley’s recent heel turn makes matters all the more interesting. It marks the first time she’s been a bad guy in her career, and it would be foolish of WWE to have her drop the championship at this point in time.
Flair will get her chance to run with the title eventually, and seeing as how Clash of Champions will emanate from her hometown, she should be the fan favorite. Despite that, Bayley would become an even bigger heel if she finds a way to unfairly cost Charlotte the gold. Perhaps her pal Sasha Banks will factor into the finish somehow?
Roman Reigns vs Erick Rowan Odds
It’s safe to say that fans don’t exactly view Roman Reigns vs. Erick Reigns as a match worthy of the Clash of Champions card, if the lopsided odds are any indication.
While it’s obviously only the first chapter of a much larger story with Reigns, Rowan and Daniel Bryan, that doesn’t change how this bout feels like it belongs on an episode of SmackDown Live and not on pay-per-view.
With so many other matches scheduled to take place at this event, this shouldn’t last long at all and should result in an easy win for Reigns. It’s possible Reigns wins by disqualification to protect Rowan in defeat, but then again, he doesn’t have much to lose considering he’s never had much credibility on his own.
Raw Women’s Championship Odds: Becky Lynch vs Sasha Banks
After sitting out on the sidelines for over four months, Sasha Banks made her grand return to Raw one night removed from SummerSlam and immediately set her sights on Raw Women’s champion Becky Lynch. It’s easily been the best thing Lynch has been involved in since capturing the championship back at WrestleMania and this match could very well go either way.
Most of the odds are spot-on in terms of who fans are picking to win, but Banks is simply the safer choice. She has been red-hot as a heel lately and must maintain momentum by clinching the Raw Women’s title on Sunday. The feud will surely continue beyond Clash of Champions, but Lynch would benefit from going back into chase mode.
Raw Tag Team Championship Odds: Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman vs Dolph Ziggler & Bobby Roode
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Before they go one-on-one for the Universal Championship later in the night, Seth Rollins and Braun Strowman will first have to put their differences aside when they defend their Raw Tag Team Championship against Dolph Ziggler and Bobby Roode. It’s a weird mix of talent on paper, simply because both duos are makeshift teams, but it should be entertaining, nonetheless.
It looks like fans consider this contest to be a toss-up in terms of who goes over, but Ziggler and Roode are absolutely the smarter pick. Rollins and Strowman should not be long for the tag team division, and if there’s any tandem to take those titles away from them, it’d be Ziggler and Roode.
Hopefully the title change can breath new life into Raw’s stagnant tag team division.
WWE Championship Odds: Kofi Kingston vs Randy Orton
Kofi Kingston and Randy Orton will take their long-running rivalry to a new level when they meet in a rematch for the WWE Championship at Clash of Champions. Although this outing won’t carry a stipulation of any kind, expect it to be a hard-hitting affair.
There is a ton of bad blood between these two, and Kingston has yet to prove that he can soundly defeat Orton on his own. There is always the possibility that Orton steals the strap from him in order to keep the rivalry alive, but it would make more sense for Kingston to win and keep his title reign intact.
Universal Championship Odds: Seth Rollins vs Braun Strowman
Braun Strowman has been built up fairly well as a threat to the Universal title in recent weeks, which is why it’s interesting to note that the fans apparently see his chances of taking home the gold being pretty slim. Then again, he has contended for the championship before and has never been successful, so this is bound to be no exception.
Regardless of who reigns supreme, Bray Wyatt has already promised that he will challenge the winner of Sunday’s main event for the Universal Championship at Hell in a Cell next month. In other words, this is practically filler, and with Rollins presumably retaining his title, Rollins vs. Wyatt (or The Fiend) should be all but guaranteed as the next title program.
A non-finish with Wyatt interfering and laying out both men could be in the cards as well, but Rollins winning fair and square over Strowman is the better bet.
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