12 Ups And 7 Downs From WWE Clash Of Champions 2019

A couple surprise returns, two title changes and some energetic brawls.

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… McMahon.

Overall, Clash of Champions gets passing marks, with a couple moments to skip over.

Let’s get to it…


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.