With just over three weeks until the SmackDown-exclusive Clash of Champions show, we’ve currently got just one match scheduled for the pay-per-view. AJ Styles is set to defend his WWE Championship against Jinder Mahal in the latter’s obligatory rematch after losing the belt two weeks back.
Based on what went down on SmackDown this week, plenty of other potential match-ups are also being talked about, including Tag Team and US title bouts, as well as a possible meeting between the New Day and the team of Rusev and Aiden English.
But of all those rumoured matches, how many of them do we actually need to see? And which other angles elsewhere on the card are in need of some development come the Dec 17 show?
With the brand boasting four active championships up for grabs heading into a championship-themed PPV, plus the small matter of a growing power struggle and the influx of three new faces from NXT, there’s plenty that could—and should—go down come Clash of Champions next month.
Here, we round up nine things we need to see, kicking things off with that aforementioned rematch between Styles and Mahal.