Date: September 24, 2020
Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton
It’s the go home show for Clash Of Champions and that means we might be getting to see a lot of hype for the pay per view. Other than that we might be in for a heck of a match between Ricochet and Mustafa Ali. The two of them have been hyping the match up, because that’s a thing you can do around here. Let’s get to it.
Bianca Belair vs. Liv Morgan
Ruby Riott comes to the stage with Liv but then heads to the back. Belair powers her down without much effort, as you probably expected. A shoulder runs Liv over again but Belair misses a dropkick. Liv’s running hurricanrana takes Belair down but Belair sends her face first into the buckle to cut her off.
The chinlock doesn’t last long so Belair goes with a delayed suplex, complete with squats. There’s a standing moonsault to keep Morgan in trouble and Belair starts dropping down onto her back. Belair blocks a rollup attempt out of the corner and hits another dropkick for two more. The cravate goes on but Liv fights up, only to get sent hard into the corner. Belair hits the KOD for the pin at 5:28.
Result: Bianca Belair b. Liv Morgan – KOD (5:28)
We get the video from Smackdown, as narrated by Paul Heyman, talking about the family history between Roman Reigns and Jey Uso.
This is great:
Roman Reigns/Jey Uso vs. Sheamus/King Corbin
Samoan Street Fight and Paul Heyman is here with Reigns (actually present to start the match) and Uso. Before the match, Reigns says he didn’t want any confusing this week. This is his yard, island, ring and WWE. If you want to change it, come take it. Sheamus is a little banged up but still here. It’s a brawl to start and thankfully there are no tags here because thankfully they understand the idea of a street fight.
The villains are sent to the floor early on, where Corbin pelts a chair at Reigns’ head for a scary crash. Jey dives onto Corbin but a second dive is countered into Deep Six on the floor. Back in and Corbin grabs a chair but gets kicked in the head for his efforts. Reigns chairs Corbin down but Sheamus runs Reigns over on the floor. The beatdown is on and Reigns is thrown over the announcers’ table. A regular table is brought inside and Uso gets planted through it for a near fall.
Reigns is back up and throws an announcers’ chair at Corbin’s head for a pretty impressive power display. Sheamus knocks him down again and loads up the announcers’ table but White Noise is broken up. Reigns kick Sheamus low and Samoan drops him onto (not through) the table. Corbin is posted and Sheamus is speared through the barricade. Back up and Corbin jumps Reigns before throwing Jey over a bunch of stuff. Uso is back with a title shot to the face though and Reigns adds a spear. The Superfly Splash gives Jey the pin at 6:10.
Result: Roman Reigns/Jey Uso b. Sheamus/King Corbin – Superfly Splash to Sheamus (6:10)
Post match Reigns doesn’t look happy with Uso. Jey grabs the title and teases posing with it but throws the title to Reigns for a smile. Reigns and Uso hug so Jey can leave, with Reigns glaring at him from the ring to end the show.
Video on Drew McIntyre.
Keith Lee vs. Drew McIntyre
Non-title and Lee has new gear again, with the low cut singlet top that Big Show wore for years over his shorts. McIntyre misses a Claymore attempt at the bell and they trade aggressive headlocks. A running crossbody sends McIntyre over the top in a heap and it’s time to forearm it out in front of the announcers’ table. Back from a break with McIntyre not being able to get him up in a fireman’s carry and being forearmed down instead. The Spirit Bomb is broken up though and McIntyre comes back with a spinebuster for two.
A neckbreaker gives McIntyre two more but the Future Shock is powered into the corner. Lee Hulks Up and hits something like a spinebuster of his own for his own near fall. Some shots to McIntyre’s face (after commentary brought up the bad jaw) and a clothesline give Lee two more. The Spirit Bomb is escaped again and McIntyre hits the Claymore but here’s Randy Orton with a chair to McIntyre for the DQ at 12:22.
Result: Drew McIntyre b. Keith Lee via DQ when Randy Orton interfered (12:22)
One more time:
Post match Orton drives the chair into McIntyre’s face and hits a Punt on Lee.
Post break Orton says shame on all of the fans for doubting him for even a second. Of course he is going to make it to Clash Of Champions. He’s been here for twenty years and he has been the only constant. Orton has never walked away from a World Title match and he won’t be doing it anytime soon.
The match on Sunday isn’t your usual World Title match though, is it? Orton walks over to an ambulance parked in the arena and opens the doors, saying he took a ride in this ambulance just a few weeks ago. That came after three Claymores and as he heard the sirens, he was fading in and out of consciousness.
Then he knew what it felt like to be taken out by the Legend Killer. He knew what Edge, Christian, Shawn Michaels, Big Show and Ric Flair all felt like. As he came to in the back of the ambulance, he started to smile. It wasn’t because of the pain, but it was because he remembered what he was capable of doing. He knows what it takes to become WWE Champion and that is where he will go again.
For some people this ambulance represents hope, pain or death. For Orton though, it means his 14th World Title, so listen up Drew. At Clash Of Champions, Orton is giving Drew one more ride in the ambulance to make his title reign flat line. Orton slams the door to wrap it up.
I think he’s ready:
Mustafa Ali vs. Ricochet
Ali takes him down for some early near falls and they have a quick standoff. A headlock slows Ricochet down for a good two seconds before Ricochet sends him hard into the corner. That earns him a kick to the chest on the way out but Ricochet clotheslines him to the floor. Ali is ready for the moonsault and takes him out with a dive as we take a break.
Back with Ali getting two off a clothesline and hitting an elbow to the back of the head as the aggression is starting to roll. The chops in the corner keep Ricochet in trouble, with Ali ordering him to fight. We hit the chinlock but Ricochet fights up and hits a kick to the face for the breather. The running forearm puts Ali down and a kick to the chest gets two. A hard dragon suplex gives Ricochet two but he gets caught with a high crossbody.
That’s rolled through though and Ricochet’s running shooting star press gets two. Ali doesn’t even let him get up before grabbing a reverse Koji Clutch. A slap to the back of the head doesn’t make Ricochet very happy so it’s off to the pinfall reversal sequence with Ricochet cradling him for the pin at 8:19.
Result: Ricochet b. Mustafa Ali – Rollup (8:19)
Post match Ali is frustrated again and walks away this time.
We get a sitdown interview with Sasha Banks, beginning with a look at Bayley attacking her two weeks ago. Banks is nearly in tears and says she’s still here as we hear a lot of cheering noises. Cole talks about how Bayley used her and Banks knows that Bayley finds her useless now. She and Bayley used to walk these halls and talk about everything they have done together.
They had planned to take over the whole company together but now she sees these halls and, through tears, she sees all of the things she and Bayley did together. Banks gets a lot more serious and calls Bayley an idiot who is nothing without her. Now Banks is coming for the title. Bayley runs in and blasts her with a chair before wrapping the chair around Banks’ neck again. Some rather short people run in to break it up before Bayley can stomp on the chair.
They’re still mad:
Retribution hacks the opening feed and here they are to get things going. They have officially signed contracts (because that’s a good company move) and unmask (mostly), revealing Mia Yim, Mercedes Martinez (I believe), Dominik Dijakovic, Dio Madden and a fifth member (Shane Thorne maybe?).
They talk about wanting to drain the lifeblood of this company because this place has betrayed them for the love of money. Cue the Hurt Business to chase them off and issue a challenge for tonight. Cue more masked members of the team to surround the ring and the beatdown is on. The goons are kicked out but the original members get in and the Hurt Business is overwhelmed.
Bad to meet you:
And from Raw again.
Retribution vs. Hurt Business
Retribution is introduced as Slapjack, T-Bar and Mace (all in their half masks). MVP is the odd man out here and we start after a break. Lashley pulls Mace (Dio Madden) in and hammers away in the corner but it’s off to T-Bar (Dominik Dijakovic) to clothesline him to the floor. Cedric comes in to hammer away but gets taken into the corner for the tag off to Slapjack (possibly Shane Thorne).
Some shots to the back allow the tag to T-Bar, who sends Cedric flying. The Neuralizer staggers T-Bar so it’s off to Shelton to clean house. Mace gets in a distraction though and T-Bar scores with a kick to the face. It’s back to Mace for a double suplex but Shelton belly to back suplexes Mace for a breather. Slapjack gets backdropped as well and the hot tag brings in Lashley to clean house. The high angle spinebuster sets up the Hurt Lock but T-Bar hits Lashley in the eye from the apron for the DQ at 6:15.
Result: Hurt Business b. Retribution via DQ when T-Bar attacked Lashley (6:15)
That was different:
Post match all of Retribution hits the ring for the beatdown. Cue Drew McIntyre with the rest of the locker room for the big brawl. Most of the ring is cleared and it’s Randy Orton with an RKO to McIntyre to end the show.
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