WWE Clash of Champions 2020 will take place this Sunday. Which wrestlers have the most at stake?
Randy Orton vs. Drew McIntyre. Asuka vs. Zelina Vega. WWE Clash of Champions 2020 will have several exciting matchups on tap this Sunday, and while many of the matches on the card feel predictable, a few bouts, such as the tag team matches, seem like toss-ups.
Here are five wrestlers who need to pick up a win at the Pay Per View this weekend.
The Viper, as he said on Raw, isn’t one to turn down a WWE Championship opportunity. There used to be a saying that Randy Orton was good for one title triumph each year, and it looks like he could be the world champion on Raw this Fall.
Drew McIntyre has been a good champion since WrestleMania 36, but it’s time for a change at the top of Raw. Orton is producing the better work right now, with all due respect to McIntyre, and it would be exciting to see him elevate some more babyfaces on the Red Brand. For the first time in a while, it feels like Orton is back in the right spot on WWE television.
Ruby Riott and Liv Morgan
I count tag teams as one listing. Liv Morgan and Ruby Riott reunited earlier this summer on an episode of the Kevin Owens Show, and, at one point, it seemed like they would be the ones to dethrone Sasha Banks and Bayley as Women’s Tag Team Champions.
Instead, the honor went to the newly-formed tag team of Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler at Payback. And I’m not complaining, since Jax and Baszler have really won me over as a tag team in the last couple of weeks.
That said, Ruby and Liv are the future faces of the tag team division. The Riott Squad were always a great team, and now that their journeys have brought them back to gether, it’s time for Liv and Ruby to be champions in WWE for the first time.
Yeah, this is an easy one. Jey Uso has pretty much no chance of winning at WWE Clash of Champions 2020, as Roman Reigns is one of the biggest favorites we’ve seen to win a Pay Per View match in WWE this year.
Reigns defeated Braun Strowman and Bray Wyatt at Payback without breaking a sweat. That’s kind of his thing now. Wreck everyone and leave.
But I have a feeling we will see Reigns’ most vicious victory this Sunday at Clash of Champions. Jey Uso made the mistake of touching Reigns’ title and celebrating on SmackDown last week, and Reigns gave him the death stare. A message will be sent.
Sasha Banks vs. Bayley could be for the Raw Women’s Title. It could be a non-title rivalry. But let’s be honest, it needs to be for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. That’s what this story has been about, and Sasha needs to stand with Reigns as the top star on Friday Night on SmackDown. She’s never won the Blue Belt in her career, so it would be devastating to go through this storyline only to see someone else walk away with the title.
Bayley has to win. Nikki Cross has lost to Bayley a couple of times already, but she’ll be fine. WWE can write interference from Alexa Bliss, for example, and send Nikki into a storyline that will add to her character work even more.
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Jeff Hardy is probably retaining the Intercontinental Championship on Sunday. I get it. But that’s honestly a boring outcome. AJ Styles winning? He needs to move on from the title.
Zayn and the IC Title go hand-in-hand. Plus, there are so many ways WWE could go with Zayn as champion, including extending the feud with Hardy and then building to one with either Cesaro or Shinsuke Nakamura.