Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura vs. The Street Profits
My choice for the fourth match that needs to happen at Clash of Champions is a winner take all match between the RAW tag team champions The Street Profits and the SmackDown Live tag the champions Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura. As of now, this match is scheduled to take place next week on RAW in non-title fashion.
Surely we can’t go back to square one after the tag champs of either brand beat the tag champs of the other, no, we have to assume WWE are building towards something big here. Now, a winners take all match between the two teams to unify the tag team titles of both brands solves a number of problems.
Firstly, instead of two tag team title matches, we just have the one and not overstuff the card. Adding to that, this match will have much more hype considering it’s a title unification match, and it can be made even more special by debuting the much speculated newly designed tag team title straps. Secondly, the tag team divisions on both brands are currently very weak, with both teams having no credible challengers they already haven’t beaten.
We could solve that problem with the exciting prospect of having floating tag team championships, the new unified tag champs (ideally The Street Profits) could defend the belts regularly on both shows, having great matches with different teams. This match would also do justice to the tagline “Gold Rush” and last but certainly not the least, the match promises to be a banger considering the guys involved. So WWE, make this happen.
Bayley vs. Sasha Banks
Man! They’ve really dropped the ball with this feud, haven’t they? What was supposed to be the reincarnation of their iconic feud in NXT on a bigger stage with a wider audience, has turned into a rollercoaster ride of bad segments, confusing angles, and senseless booking. Bayley turned on Sasha in 2018, it was a bit off but fans were still excited to see them feud.
They had a nothing feud without anything of substance and with horrible Dr. Shelby segments. The rivalry left fans hugely disappointed. Then, they were paired again in 2020, with everyone expecting a truly good breakup this time. The breakup was delayed, and when they were at their peak as a team, when they were virtually carrying RAW and SmackDown, and when it made absolutely zero sense to break them up, they were broken up.
However, we can’t do anything about this cluster of missed opportunities except complaining about it online, all we can do is be optimistic about the future and hope that the feud itself is different than the leadup to it. Let’s not forget that Bayley and Sasha are fantastic pro-wrestlers who can produce excellence when given the chance.
A match at Clash of Champions with the right build and possibly a stipulation for the SmackDown Women’s Championship can still turn this thing around and elevate the title, considering the brilliant chemistry these two share with each other. Let’s just hope that WWE lets them do their thing and for once, gets this right.