WWE Clash of Champions

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WWE Clash of Champions
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The Clash of Champions logo
Promotion(s)WWE
Brand(s)Raw (2016, 2019–present)
SmackDown (2017, 2019–present)
205 Live (2019)
First eventClash of Champions (2016)
Event gimmickAll active WWE championships are defended for the brands featured at the event

WWE Clash of Champions is a professional wrestling event produced by WWE, a Connecticut-based professional wrestling promotion, and broadcast live and available only through pay-per-view (PPV) and the WWE Network. The event was established in 2016 for the Raw brand following the reintroduction of the brand extension, where the promotion again split its roster into separate brands where the talent exclusively perform. The event replaced Night of Champions in the late September slot of WWE's pay-per-view calendar. However, the 2017 edition of the event was held on the December slot and was a SmackDown-branded event. All WWE pay-per-views ceased being brand exclusive in 2018 following WrestleMania 34, and although Clash of Champions had been announced for that year, it was later cancelled and replaced by the all-female event Evolution. In 2019, Clash of Champions was re-instated for that year's September slot.

Similar to Night of Champions, the concept of Clash of Champions is that every WWE title for the brands featured are defended; when the event was brand exclusive in 2016 and 2017, only the titles exclusive to those brands at the time were defended. The 2019 event featured Raw, SmackDown, and 205 Live, while the 2020 event featured only Raw and SmackDown, as 205 Live was merged under the NXT brand in late 2019 when NXT became one of WWE's three main brands; although now considered one of WWE's three main brands, NXT runs its own set of events separate from WWE's main pay-per-views.

Dates and venues[edit]

Raw-branded event SmackDown-branded event
Event Date City Venue Main event
Clash of Champions (2016) September 25, 2016[1] Indianapolis, Indiana Bankers Life Fieldhouse Kevin Owens (c) vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Universal Championship
Clash of Champions (2017) December 17, 2017[2][3] Boston, Massachusetts TD Garden AJ Styles (c) vs. Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship
Clash of Champions (2019) September 15, 2019[4] Charlotte, North Carolina Spectrum Center Seth Rollins (c) vs. Braun Strowman for the WWE Universal Championship
Clash of Champions (2020) September 27, 2020[5] Orlando, Florida Amway Center Roman Reigns (c) vs. Jey Uso for the WWE Universal Championship

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Get WWE Clash of Champions 2016 tickets now". WWE. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
  2. ^ Garden, T. D. "#WWEBoston returns to #TDGarden on 12/17 with WWE Clash of Champions! Tickets on sale 9/29 at 10AM.pic.twitter.com/YOAH9uxU6t". @tdgarden. Retrieved 2017-11-10.
  3. ^ Johnson, Mike (August 15, 2017). "WWE CLASH OF CHAMPIONS PRE-SALE CODE". PWInsider. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  4. ^ Spectrum Center. "WWE Clash of Champions | Spectrum Center". Retrieved June 21, 2019.
  5. ^ Johnson, Mike (August 26, 2020). "CLASH OF CHAMPIONS PPV PUSHED BACK". PWInsider. Retrieved September 8, 2020.

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