When you get down to it, Clash of Champions Sunday night
will produce differing opinions from fans. Some will say that it had good
action throughout, while others will note the quiet crowd and a few down spots
along the way.
Most matches started with a flurry, as the wrestlers went
right at each other, hammering away with few slow, resting spots throughout. That
made for an enjoyable night, even with some moments where you had to question
the judgment of those booking the event.
Regardless, Clash of Champions produced two title changes
out of 10 title matches, but it delivered mostly clean finishes, with screwy
endings reserved for matches where the booking warranted it. That’s a rarity in
WWE these days.
We saw a surprise return that was perfectly executed. We saw
a surprise appearance that set up the next month’s main title program. And we
saw match outcomes that set up post-PPV bouts.
However, it was a bad night to be from Charlotte, NC. The
midcard title matches were lackluster. Finishes were a little out of the blue. And
we were forced to relive Kevin Owens’ subservience to Shane McMahon because…
Overall, Clash of Champions gets passing marks, with a couple
moments to skip over.
Scott is a former journalist and longtime wrestling fan who was smart enough to abandon WCW during the Monday Night Wars the same time as the Radicalz. He fortunately became a fan in time for WrestleMania III and came back as a fan after a long high school hiatus before WM XIV. Monday nights in the Carlson household are reserved for viewing Raw -- for better or worse.