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9 WWE Clash Of Champions 2020: Gold Rush Impulse Reactions

Two Match-Of-The-Year candidates save a show rocked by late changes.

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At Money In The Bank 2020, Asuka successfully climbed the corporate ladder. Edge and Randy Orton attempted to have the Greatest Wrestling Match Ever. Extreme Rules, by every definition, was a f*cking Horror Show. At SummerSlam, we never saw Roman Reigns coming. In the case of Clash Of Champions, the tagline had been delivered before the main show started.

With every belt on the line, the "Gold Rush" began at the opening bell. There was a not insignificant amount of consternation about Asuka and Zelina Vega's Raw Women's Title match being moved to the pre-show, mostly because it was one of the only contests that wasn't a 2020 rematch. But suddenly, that wasn't the case. Eleventh hour news broke of Nia Jax, Shayna Baszler and Nikki Cross all failing medicals, resulting in one cancellation, one postponement, and a bit of a main card mix up.

It helped add a bit of late spark to an event that was decidedly lacking in some outside of the top programme. This show was loaded with things we'd all seen before, no matter how much the "Gold Rush" branding attempted to present them as brand spanking new.

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