|Raw's WWE Clash of Champions 2016 Results|
Our pre-show panel consists of Renee Young, Lita, Booker T and Jerry Lawler. Per usual, they give their thoughts on the upcoming matches and not all that much transpires. Sheamus talks about the Best of Seven Series, they make fun of Tom Phillips' haircut, etc.
Kickoff Match: Nia Jax vs. Alicia Fox
RESULTS: Nia Jax via pinfall.
THOUGHTS: I'm surprised they had Alicia put up as much of a fight as she did. Also, I dig her new ring gear. All in all, though, this went the way it was expected, with Nia being the clear winner.
Raw Tag Team Championship Match: The New Day (c) vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
RESULTS: The New Day via pinfall (after the Midnight Hour following Xavier Woods hitting Anderson with Francesca II)
THOUGHTS: Very solid opening match. I'm happy The New Day retained, but also happy they won in a way that kept Anderson and Gallows looking strong. We're off to a good start.
Cruiserweight Championship Match: T.J. Perkins (c) vs. Brian Kendrick
RESULTS: T.J. Perkins via submission.
THOUGHTS: Another great match, as expected for the cruiserweight division. Kendrick's veteran status allowed him to dictate the pace of the match while Perkins brought some fresh theatrics to it. Also, how cool is Perkins' new theme? It sounds like a Mega Man level!
After the match, Andrea D'Marco steps into the ring to interview Perkins, but Kendrick wants to embrace him first. They shake hands and then Kendrick headbutts Perkins. Ha!
Backstage, Tom Phillips interviews Cesaro.
Best of Seven Series Final Match: Cesaro vs. Sheamus
RESULTS: The match is ruled a no-contest as both men were told not to continue competing after spilling over the barricade on the outside and seemingly being injured.
THOUGHTS: You're going to be shocked to hear me say this, as the outcome is kind of bullshit and I also have a track record of not liking Sheamus, but I thought this was great!
Backstage, Charlotte bitches about Bayley being in the match while Bayley talks about how she's been waiting for this for her whole life (you've heard that story before). Blah blah blah.
Sami Zayn vs. Chris Jericho
RESULTS: Chris Jericho via pinfall (Codebreaker).
THOUGHTS: Another great match, as expected. This was awesome.
Backstage, Kevin Owens talks to Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley. Owens is going to show the world that he's "the man" and not Seth Rollins, who is "the mistake" instead.
Raw Women's Championship Triple Threat Match: Charlotte (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley
RESULTS: Charlotte via pinfall (big boot).
THOUGHTS: Another good match. This event is really just banging on all cylinders. I still don't like Charlotte as champion, but it makes sense for her to win.
United States Championship Match: Rusev (c) vs. Roman Reigns
RESULTS: Roman Reigns wins the title via pinfall.
THOUGHTS: My least favorite match of the night, but it wasn't horrible. I'm questioning the decision to put the title on Reigns, though.
Backstage, Seth Rollins talks to Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon. They basically repeat the same stuff about Rollins' skepticism of Triple H's actions.
Universal Championship Match: Kevin Owens (c) vs. Seth Rollins
RESULTS: Kevin Owens via pinfall after interference from Chris Jericho, a referee bump, and other distractions.
THOUGHTS: Not the best match of the night, nor as good as I was hoping it would be, although I enjoyed it. I'm happy with the outcome as well, since this was booked in a way where Rollins doesn't look bad and Owens looks like a slimy bastard.
Make sure to check out the post-show podcast review on our YouTube channel for a more in-depth breakdown recapping what transpired and my thoughts on the pay-per-view!
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