Tonight is the “Clash of Champions” PPV, which will be exclusive to the Raw brand. The selling point for the event has been replacing “Night of Champions” and ensuring that every title on Raw is defended tonight.
Kevin Owens will defend the WWE Universal Championship against Seth Rollins in the main event, and the rest will follow suit, but that wasn’t always the plan for the PPV that WWE had before the brand extension.
According to a report from Four3Four.com, the “Clash of Champions” PPV was originally intended to be a Raw vs. SmackDown event where champions from both brands fought for one night only.
If WWE had stuck to that concept, we’d be seeing Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles, Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch, and Rusev vs. The Miz just to name a few of the matches. Obviously, other matches would have made the card.
The reason why WWE officials decided against the concept is because they felt it was far too early after the brand extension to have both brands competing like that. Next year’s event could be a different story.
Do you think all of WWE’s champions facing each other for one PPV a year is a good idea?