Despite fans tuning out of the mainline WWE product at a geometric rate, the company's PPV track record this year has proven surprisingly strong, so it's especially disappointing that Clash of Champions' solid on-paper card turned in such generally mediocre results.
WWE's penchant for excess strikes once again, bloating the card out with an unnecessary 11 matches, yet in an apparent attempt to keep the show time reasonable, several matches felt rushed enough that they probably should've been cut from the event entirely.
It wasn't all bad-to-mediocre, though: while there were no great matches to be found, three of the title bouts delivered on par or above expectations.
But between several wonky booking decisions and some curious match placement, the dull and underwhelming matches ultimately dominated the conversation.
At least with The Fiend's last-minute appearance, we've got something (potentially) interesting moving forward, even if you'd be smart to consider all Bray Wyatt booking with at least one cynical eye...
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