- WWE Clash of Champions 2020 will take place on Sunday, September 27th
- Every active championship from Raw and SmackDown will be defended
- Who do betting odds favor emerging victorious in each bout? Find out below
WWE Clash of Champions is the one night of the year where every active championship from Raw and SmackDown must be defended. The Pay-per-view is set for this Sunday, September 27 and will emanate live from WWE’s ThunderDome.
Including the Kickoff show, nine matches are currently scheduled to take place at the event and all of them will feature a title up for grabs. However, betting odds have only been made available for the top three matches on the card as of now: Drew McIntyre vs Randy Orton, Roman Reigns vs Jey Uso, and Bayley vs Nikki Cross.
The entire show has the potential to be better than its billed, which was incredibly lackluster. As for the aforementioned matchups, these are the superstars currently expected to reign supreme.
WWE Clash of Champions 2020 Odds
|SmackDown Women’s Championship||Odds|
|Roman Reigns (c)||-2500|
Odds taken September 23rd
Bayley vs Cross (SmackDown Women’s Championship)
It’s been the same story every month with Bayley since she became SmackDown Women’s champion almost exactly one year ago: She always finds a way to win, regardless of whether the odds are against her or not. Thankfully for her, betting odds currently favor her winning at Clash of Champions at -400 compared to Nikki Cross’ +250.
That’s largely because it couldn’t be more apparent to fans that this is a filler feud ahead of Bayley’s long-awaited clash with Sasha Banks. Bayley betrayed her best friend earlier this month on SmackDown and it was obvious that evening that WWE was building to them facing off for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
This match merely exists to ensure Bayley defends her title at Clash of Champions. What’s worse is that Cross has already failed to beat Bayley for the belt three times (once last year, twice over the summer), so despite her recent Fatal 4-Way win, fans have zero reason to believe she has a legitimate shot of walking out as champion on Sunday.
Reigns vs Uso (Universal Championship Championship)
To say Roman Reigns has had a phenomenal past month would be an understatement. He returned at SummerSlam, aligned with Paul Heyman five years later, won the Universal Championship at Payback the following weekend, and has been the face of Friday Night SmackDown ever since.
A returning Jey Uso emerged as the new number one contender soon after Reigns became champion. Uso hasn’t won a televised singles match in many years, so although there’s virtually no chance of him beating Reigns for the title at Clash of Champions, it’s all about the story and how Reigns intends to win.
A straightforward, competitive contest would be fun, but Reigns instead taking this opportunity to pummel his own flesh and blood to cement his heel turn would be optimal. Either way, Uso will be a certified loser in this situation, hence why Reigns is so heavily favored at -2500.
McIntyre vs Orton (Ambulance Match for WWE Championship)
The WWE Championship picture has been an absolute mess for the better part of the past month.
Drew McIntyre and Randy Orton had an excellent in-ring encounter at SummerSlam that saw McIntyre successfully retain the WWE Championship. It was perfectly acceptable for Orton to continue chasing the title, but what WWE has done with them since then (along with Raw’s newest acquisition Keith Lee) has been questionable, to say the least.
The many Claymore and punt kicks both men have delivered to each other set the stage for this Ambulance match between them on Sunday. It requires a Superstar throwing their opponent inside the back of an ambulance and slamming the doors shut.
It’s possible Lee factors into the finish because of how he has unfinished business with both men, but it’s more likely he’s off the show entirely to sell the punt kick he endured at the hands (or feet) of Orton on Raw. If he does appear, it’d probably be so he can exact his revenge on Orton and cost him the championship, leading to them feuding from that point forward.
Both McIntyre and Orton are tied in the odds at -120 because of how this contest could easily go either way. McIntyre has been an excellent champion up to this point and can conceivably hold onto the gold for a little while longer, but Orton’s outstanding heel work has not gone unnoticed and has arguably earned him a run with the top title.
Of the two, Orton is the best bet to emerge victorious as the new WWE champion here. It might actually make more sense to keep his heated rivalry with McIntyre alive with Hell in a Cell fast approaching while also having the option of feuding with Lee sooner or later.
All in all, it may prove to be quite the newsworthy night at Clash of Champions.
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