WWE Results: Clash of Champions 2017
I'm surprised and glad that the main event for the night wasn't the Kevin Owens/Sami Zayn tag match. I really didn't expect that, but it's only right that the night officially ended with the WWE title up for grabs.
Here we are, time for the results
Mojo Rawley vs Zach Ryder
Zach Ryder came out of the blocks looking for a fight, but events unfolded as expected (unless your name is Pink) and Mojo took the win. With Ryder's history in the WWE it's clear that they don't have faith in him carrying a story, so it only makes sense for Mojo to put him away, and potentially move on to something/one else.
Winnes: Mojo Rawley (Brundan, Double A, Rybo Slice)
Baron Corbin (c) vs Dolph Ziggler vs Bobby Roode (Triple Threat US Championship match)
Got to say, no one saw this coming. I've been a long time fan of Ziggler, but I sure as shit wasn't expecting him to win the belt. Most of us thought he was only in the match to eat the pin so Roode wouldn't have to. Low and behold, Ziggler pins the champ for the win and the belt. Could this be WWE's way of keeping Dolph from leaving? Part of me thinks so, and I'm ok with that, but I don't see this being a long title reign.
Winners: Dolph Ziggler (No one)
The Usos (c) vs The New Day vs Rusev Day vs Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gables (Fatal 4-Way Tag Title Championship match)
I'm torn on this match, and it has nothing to do with who won or who lost (looking at you Benjables!). But what I really didn't like was the match setup. Having 4 guys in the ring at once with the other 4 on the outside, it didn't flow right. Honestly, the fight felt like something that TNA would have done. But all 8 guys involved put on a damn good show, with Chad Gable be a particular stand out. (got my hopes up and all, damn it) In the end, The Usos retained, but Benjables will be getting the strap in short order. (Thank you Wrestling with Wregrets' Brian Zane for the Benjables name)
Winners: The Usos (Brundan, Pink, Rybo Slice)
Charlotte Flair (c) vs Natalya (Lumberjack Women's Championship match)
My first thought is, is Becky Lynch in the shit house? She was first eliminated last month at Survivor Series, and she was 'injured' by the Riott Squad, taking her away from this PPV completely. Beyond that, for a lumberjack match, they were sorely hurting on the actual number of jacks. There were about six heel females around the ring and Naomi. This really took away from the structure of the match, and didn't feel like a proper lumberjack match. As for Charlotte and Natalya themselves, they did fine enough with what they were given, and I like that Carmella finally thought about cashing in (even though it got shut down right away). Then there was Natalya's breakdown after the match, I don't really know what to say about it but Natalya isn't a good actor.
Winner: Charlotte Flair (all)
Breezango vs The Bludgeon Brothers
No one (not even Pink) expected anything different. We're still waiting for the former Wyatt's to actually use the hammers.
Winner: The Bludgeon Brothers (All)
Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura vs Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn (w/ Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan as Special Guest Referees)
One would think that for the brand of opportunities, a match with two wrestlers' careers on the line, the story being told would actually be about them. Not to mention the other team that consisted of a 13-time World championship, and the one time hottest WWE rookie of recent memory with Orton and Nakamura. Instead, the only thing that mattered were the guest referees (but of course we expected this). The bullshit between Shane and Daniel took away from anything the wrestlers could have been doing in the ring. The finish was unsatisfying, and resolved nothing from the story line, but added more layers and questions that didn't need to be asked in the first place.
Winner: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn (All)
AJ Styles (c) vs Jinder Mahal (WWE Championship match)
I know I've said this before, but the truth remains that AJ can make anyone and everyone look good in that ring. Credit where it's due, Jinder has greatly improved from the time he won the belt, but he's no where near Aj's level although you'd never be able to tell because of how good Styles is. The match was a good showing for both of them and I'm so glad that the Singh brothers didn't get too involved, and let the fight play out (mostly) on its own. In the end, the right person retained.
Winner: AJ Styles (All)
Man I hate losing, and this one stings more because I went out on limb with Benjables, when part of me thought about voting for Ziggler as a joke. It was an OK PPV, but needed a stronger lineup.