WWE Clash Of Champions 2019: 10 Things That Must Happen

10. Cedric Alexander Comes Close

AJ Styles Cedric Alexander

Anyone sitting there thinking this is a trifle unnecessary on pay-per-view is bang on. AJ Styles vs. Cedric Alexander is a Raw match at best, especially without much build. It's fine, but hardly essential on the card, and that's why it needs to go out early so people in Charlotte actually give a sh*t between bells.

A solid 10-minutes would be enough to build a match worth seeing. The announcers would do themselves a favour by focusing on the idea that Cedric, as a former 205 Live Cruiserweight, is a half-step quicker than AJ these days. If they go in there talking up Styles without giving Alexander much credit, then he's dead in the water.

That serves zero purpose.

Providing he doesn't squash Cedric and send him back to working pre-show dark matches or (worse) episodes of Main Event, then AJ winning is for the best. The agent in charge here should give the challenger 60% of the offence so AJ can show off his love of selling and still find a way to win in the end.


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