WWE Clash Of Champions 2019 Preview and Predictions - Triple Threat POV | Smark Out Moment

WWE Clash Of Champions 2019 Preview and Predictions - Triple Threat POV

Posted by Robert DeFelice Thursday, September 12, 2019
Welcome to another edition of Triple Threat from Smark Out Moment, where three of us get together to discuss three questions based on one big topic going down in the week of professional wrestling.

This week, Ben Williams, Dallas Allsopp, and Tony Mango will be giving their thoughts on the upcoming Clash of Champions 2019 event set for this Sunday, September 15th!

Question 1: Who will win the King of the Ring Tournament?

ALLSOPP: Without a doubt, I feel Baron Corbin is poised to win and become King Corbin. He has been built as a dark horse during the entire tournament, has been putting on great matches, and his natural heel attitude will allow him to seamlessly become King Corbin. The fans will hate this, which makes his eventual win even sweeter.

MANGO: Either Corbin wins and that was the plan all along, or they give it to Gable and they probably stop pushing him in 2 weeks.

WILLIAMS: This was always Baron Corbin's for the taking. His entire gimmick and heel persona fits the King of the Ring mantle perfectly and I fully expect weeks upon weeks of Corbin running roughshot over Monday Night Raw once again!

Question 2: Is this where Kofi Kingston's Cinderella story ends?

WILLIAMS: Kofi's Cinderella story is definitely coming to a close! Kingston has gone from the most popular guy in WWE to (at best) the 4th most important title holder on the main roster today. Whether Randy Orton is the one to end the reign of Kofi is yet to be determined but I fully expect Kingston's wave of momentum to fizzle away by the end of 2019.

ALLSOPP: I don't think Kofi Kingston will have his Cinderella story cut short at Clash of Champions, purely because Randy Orton isn't the right opponent to defeat him for the WWE Championship. Kingston's reign has been rather forgettable, and as popular as Orton is, he is not the exciting prospect that SmackDown needs as they move to Fox Sports. I believe Brock Lesnar will return soon and declare himself as Kingston's next opponent, providing Fox Sports with a big name to spearhead their new show. Kingston winning the WWE Championship at WrestleMania was memorable, but in the long term he is better suited to being just another member of The New Day.

MANGO: Hopefully not. I think we'll get him retaining, even if he technically loses the match by disqualification, count-out or a draw of some sort. A no-contest pushes their issue further to Hell in a Cell where he should retain the title. If Orton wins, I'll be disappointed, but it'll also be interesting to see if Kingston wins the title back. No matter what, this can't be the end of their feud.

Question 3: Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins have double-duty this weekend. How do you see their story ending?

MANGO: They drop the tag titles due to some sort of miscommunication, which further pushes their issues against each other for later in the night. Then, they have a close match that Bray Wyatt and/or The O.C. interrupt. There's either a Triple Threat at Hell in a Cell with Wyatt vs. Rollins vs. Strowman, or WWE pivots and makes it Rollins vs. Wyatt and gives Strowman a shot at the United States title against AJ Styles.

WILLIAMS: Is it just me that feels as though there has been little to no tension teased between Braun Strowman and Seth Rollins? The two "rivals" have been more focused on AJ Styles and the OC rather than their main focus which should be the Universal championship! It's difficult to tell where this is headed because neither man can really afford a loss at Clash of Champions and both guys would need to be a strong babyface to up against "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt. Expect these two to lose their Raw tag team titles due to eventual dissension!

ALLSOPP: I believe that Braun Strowman will finally snap during the Raw Tag Team Championship match and take out Seth Rollins, leading to them losing the titles. This would lead to Rollins being put on the back foot for the Universal Championship match, which would be appropriate considering Rollins is better placed as the underdog in this feud. The X-Factor in this match however is Bray Wyatt, who has hinted at facing the winner in a Hell in a Cell match for the Universal Championship. Either opponent would be a great foil for The Fiend, and as Rollins and Strowman would be damaged with a clean loss, interference from The Fiend could be the most appropriate way to end the Rollins and Strowman feud, whilst setting up the next Universal Championship feud.

Those are our thoughts on the issue, but where do you stand?
Let us know your answers to these questions in the comments below!

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