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WWE Clash of Champions 2016 Results, live updates

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Updated: 26 September 2016 08:46 IST - Published: 25 September 2016 23:12 IST

That is all from our live coverage of WWE Clash of Champions. It was a pleasure to entertain you through the event. Hope you enjoyed it. Leave us your thoughts in the comments sections.

We will see you again tomorrow for the live coverage of Raw. Till then Adios.


It was one hell of an event with the Superstars from the Raw roster putting up a great show. We saw one title change out of the five on the line.

Roman Reigns beat Rusev to be crowned the new United States Champion, while WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens somehow defended his title against Seth Rollins as Chris Jericho interfered to help his friend retain the title.


With that WWE Clash of Champions - Raw's first-ever Brand-exclusive Pay-Per-View comes to a close.


WWE Universal Championship: Kevin Owens (c) vs. Seth Rollins

Seth Rollins is the first to make his way out to the ring amidst all the cheers and the reigning WWE Universal Champion walks out next.

Will Triple H appear again tonight to help KO win over Seth Rollins.

KO has the upper hand early into the game. Rollins with a knee on the face of the champions. Some more back and forth as the two Superstars give their all to win the title.

Owens then works on the surgically repaired knee of Rollins, which had kept the Architect sidelined for more than 7 months.

Rollins is then thrown out of the ring as he is helped out by KO. Owens then hits the Senton Bomb on the challenger.

KO has Rollins locked in a Sleeper Hold, but The Architect is able to break it.

Rollins fights back but is thrown into the turnbuckle back first. KO then trash talks Rollins and insisted that he is what is important to WWE.

The Architect then fights back with a flying lariat. Some more back and forth and Rollins has the upper hand in the clash.

Rollins then lands the backbreaker on KO. The two shift the action from the middle of the ring to ring side.

The Architect lands a special kick to the face of KO but the champion kicks out. Rollins goes for the pedigree but KO moves out.

A cannonball by KO into one corner where Rollins is positioned. Owens and Rollins exchange a couple of kicks to the face.

Owens goes for another cannonball but Rollins moves out. Rollins and KO go the top rope but to no avail.

Owens nailed the frog splash on Rollins, but it doesn't look like either of them are prepared to give up.

KO then lines up Rollins on top of the announcer's table, before doing the DX - S**k it on the referee and the audience. He then goes back first into the announcer's table.

After some more to and fro, Rollins was beginning to get the upper hand, but Chris Jericho makes his way to the ringside to help his teammate. But KO is instead pushed into Jericho.

Rollins then nails the Superkick followed by the pedigree and rolls up the champion for the pinfall, but Jericho lifts KO's leg onto the rope. Rollins then chases Jericho around the ring and is welcomed by a Superkick from Owens.

Rollins takes out the referee and after some more work, Rollins hits another pedigree on the WWE Universal Champion.

The referee is down and so are Rollins and Owens. The Architect then takes out Jericho with the suicide dive, before following it with another Suicide Dive on Owens and tries to bring the ref to his senses.

Stephanie McMahon comes with another referee and as soon as The Architect makes his way into the ring he is welcomed by the Pop-Up Powerbomb.

Owens then rolls up Rollins for the 3-count to retain his WWE Universal Championship.

Result: Kevin Owens beats Seth Rollins to retain his WWE Universal Championship


Stephanie and Mick Foley are seen with Seth Rollins backstage ahead of tonight's main event against Kevin Owens.

The two are seen wishing Rollins ahead of their clash. He also sent out a message to Triple H, who interfered in the Fatal-Four Way match for the Championship.


United States Championship: Rusev (c) vs. Roman Reigns

It is Lana who is in the middle of the ring to welcome her husband - Rusev, who she bills as the Best United States Champion.

The Bulgarian Brute then comes out looking to take revenge against the man who insulted and disrespected his wife.

Rusev has been on a mission of sorts and will be looking to inflict further damage on Roman Reigns.

The Big Dog comes out and boos ring around the arena.

The two were set to face each other at SummerSlam, but the match never started as the two were involved in a brawl before the match, which resulted in the Bulgarian Brute getting injured.

Rusev shows off his brute strength in the early exchanges before the Big Dog throws him out of the ring.

Reigns then has the upper hand after an exchange of blows between the two. Rusev rolls up his opponent, hoping that the match would end.

Rusev then stomps repeatedly on Reigns and continues to work on him. The Bulgarian has the momentum and the upper hand, but it remains to be seen if he is able to successfully defend his title.

Rusev is fired up and is hell bent on destroying Reigns. The Big Dog fights back with a clothesline, followed by another and another. He then lines up the Bulgarian for a running clothesline but the Bulgarian evades and instead sends Reigns crashing into the steel ring post.

"CM Punk" chants ring out inside the stadium. Alas there won't be a return of the 'Cult of Personality' tonight. :D

Rusev then sends Reigns crashing into the steel steps, before locking him in a sleeper hold, but the Big Dog gets back on his feet in an attempt to break the hold.

Rusev then hits a headbutt and follows it with a dropkick. He then goes to the second rope and attempts the flying headbutt, but Reigns moves out.

The Big Dog hits the Samoan Drop and covers The Bulgarian for a 2-count. Rusev is then thrown out of the ring by Reigns, who continues the assault ringside by crashing Rusev into the barricade followed by Steel Steps.

Boos continue to ring as Reigns plans for the Superman Punch, but is unsuccessful in his attempts.

Rusev then nails the Superkick for a nearfall but Rusev fights back. Reigns fights back after nailing a Superman punch. The two men try to get back to their feet and Reigns lines up Rusev for the Spear and Rusev takes advantage of the situation by hitting a Superkick before pinning the Big Dog for another #2 count.

Reigns then hits the spear but is unable to pin Rusev for the title as the referee is pulled out by Lana. He then goes for the Superman Punch, but is unsuccessful.

The two then shift the match outside of the ring. Rusev then locks Reigns in the accolade, but The Big Dog fights back and powers out of the submission move.

Reigns then nails another Spear and rolls up The Bulgarian Brute for the win. The Roman Empire stands tall and wins the US Championship.

Result: Roman Reigns beat Rusev to win the United States Championship


RAW Women's Championship: Charlotte (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley

Charlotte won back the title from Sasha Banks at SummerSlam and tonight the three will battle it out in the middle against The Boss and Bayley.

Sasha beat Bayley in a triple-threat match to become the #1 contender, but the match resulted in a double pin which was not seen by the referee. This helped Mick Foley book the Women's Championship match as a triple-threat one.

Bayley is first to enter to a huge pop from the crowd. She is clearly loved by the fans and it will be interesting who will walk out as Champion tonight.

It is the Boss next to join her former friend and receives a huge pop from the crowd - but not as big as Bayley's.

Finally, it is the reigning Champion, Charlotte, who joins the challengers in the middle of the ring. As expected she is accompanied by Dana Brooke.

Remember, it has been rumoured that Brooke and Charlotte will be feuding in the near future. Of course, the credibility of these cannot be substantiated but it will be interesting to see how the match unfolds.

Charlotte is booed unanimously by the Indianapolis crowd.

The match kicks off with Sasha going after Charlotte. The Boss takes the champion outside of the ring as Bayley takes advantage and takes out the two.

Sasha then makes her way back and is involved in a heated exchange with Bayley. Bayley tries to pin Sasha, but the Boss kicks out without any problem.

Charlotte takes advantage of the situation and tries to work on Bayley. The three square in the middle of the ring and Banks and Bayley team up to hit the double clothesline on the reigning champion.

Charlotte then hits the neck breaker on Sasha, before lining up for a moonsault, but Sasha counters and hits the running knee.

Just a reminder, Charlotte is unbeaten in 11 Championship matches at pay-per-views.

Dana Brooke joins the fun and works on Bayley at ringside. It is a no-disqualification match.

Charlotte then starts working on the injured back of Sasha, but the Boss tries to fight back. Bayley tries to get back into the match, but is knocked off the apron.

Sasha is then whipped into the turnbuckle and is pinned for a 2-count. Charlotte then works on the spine of the Sasha by pulling her into the ringpost.

Sasha tries to fight back and hits the Hurricarana and gets the momentum in the clash. The Boss then hits a knee to the face of the reigning champion.

Bayley, meanwhile climbs the top rope, and nails the crossbody on Sahsa and Charlotte.

She then lines up Charlotte and Sasha on two ends and starts to work on them, flowing with energy.

Sasha hits a double knee on Bayley from the apron, before Charlotte tries to work on The Boss.

Sasha takes out Dana before throwing Charlotte into the ring. The champion fights back with a backbreaker and Bayley joins the fun hitting a Bayley-to-Belly suplex on the champion.

She then tries to pin the champion, but Sasha breaks it and tries to pin Bayley instead.

Sasha and Bayley team up to take out Charlotte but the Champion fights back, momentarily.

The Boss is gunning for the championship and takes Charlotte to the top turnbuckle. She is slammed ribs first onto the mat.

Charlotte then slams Bayley, before going to the top rope for a double moonsault on Bayley and Sasha.

She then rolls up Sasha followed by Bayley, but both kick out. The Boss then locks Charlotte in the Banks Statement but Dana Brooke comes to the rescue of the champion.

Sasha nails the backstabber and locks the champion into the Banks Statement but Bayley breaks it up.

Sasha nails the backstabber on Bayley and locks her into the Banks Statement, but Charlotte interferes.

Charlotte and Sasha then take maters outside of the ring with The Boss being slammed into the barricade.

Charlotte hits a boot on Bayley who falls behind and takes out Sasha. The Champion follows it with another boot on the challenger and rolls her up for the three count.

Result: Charlotte beat Bayley and Sasha Banks to retain the Raw Women's Championship

Charlotte is now undefeated in 12 pay-per-view Championship clashes.

It was easily one of the best matches of the night. Onto the next match.


WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens is seen backstage with Stephanie McMahon and Mick Foley.

KO insists that he is going to prove to Stephanie and Foley why Triple H chose him for the WWE Universal Champion. He adds that he will show the world that he is not just in the main event, he is the main event.

He wants to show the world that Seth Rollins is a mistake, a mistake by Foley and Stephanie.


Sami Zayn vs. Chris Jericho

The Underdog from the Underground vs The Ayatollah of Rock and Rolla are in the ring for their match that is set to be a solid encounter.

The ref calls for the bell and we're underway. Zayn on the offensive right from the onset with punches and kicks. Y2J takes control of the proceedings with a cheap shot. He slows the pace down as the fans chant for Jericho. Jericho whiplashes Zayn to the ropes, who springboards off. Y2J ducks, but Zayn takes him down.

The action spills outside with Zayn using the barricades to execute a backflip onto Jericho. Back in the ring, the veteran Jericho shuts Zayn down with the help of some sly tactics and a springboard dropkick.

Jericho in complete control as Zayn's head bounces off the steel steps. Y2J elbows Zayn and sends him outside with a kick. Zayn beats the ref's count and makes it back into the ring in time. Jericho wears down Zayn with a headlock with an under hook, but Zayn creates some separation.

Zayn gathers momentum and sends Jericho out of the ring. He follows it up with a senton to floor Jericho and pop the fans. Zayn gets Jericho back in the and goes up top.

Jericho avoids the damage and gets Zayn down. A brief exchange of counters, Zayn gets the upper hand with a knee to Jericho's face.
He goes for the Blue Thunder bomb, but Jericho counters.

Zayn Kicks Jericho in the head and sets him up for the Helluva kick in the corner. Jericho, though, slithers out of the ring in the nick of the time. Zayn doesn't let Jericho recuperate as he takes Jericho down with his trademark Tornado DDT by going through the ring ropes.

Back in the ring, Zayn finally executes the Blue thunder Bomb. 1-2 and Jericho kicks out. Jericho ducks out of the Helluva Kick and connects with the Codebreaker. Pin, 1-2-3! Jericho picks up the win.

Y2J gets the win over Sami Zayn after another solid match.

Result: Chris Jericho def. Sami Zayn via pinfall


Bayley and Charlotte are then seen cutting a promo backstage, hyping up their match for the WWE Women's Championship, which also includes Sasha Banks.


Best of Seven Series: Sheamus vs. Cesaro (3-3)

The Celtic Warrior first walks out to the middle and will be hoping to win the series after enduring a huge slump which saw him lose three on the trot after winning the firs three.

Cesaro is next and he makes his way amidst huge cheers from the crowd. Cesaro has mounted an epic comeback after being 3-0 down in the series and will be hoping to ride on the momentum and win the series.

The two dominant superstars start with Sheamus having the early advantage, but Cesaro fights back with a dropkick before following it with a Lariat.

Cesaro gets the upper hand and he takes out the Celtic Warrior after jumping from the apron. The Swiss Superman goes to the top rope but is attacked by Sheamus, who then goes to the top rope and lands a knee on the Swiss.

Sheamus then hits the Irish Curse backbreaker on Cesaro before hitting a knee to the spine of the Swiss.

Cesaro tries to get back the momentum but Sheamus fights back and hits a Clothesline from the top rope. Sheamus then lines Cesaro for the Celtic Cross but Cesaro rolls him for a 2-count.

After some more back and forth the two are seen working on one corner of the ring before Cesaro moves out of the way and sends Sheamus straight into the steel post.

Cesaro hits a series of Uppercuts followed by the Tornado DDT for a near fall. Cesaro then hits a 619 out of Rey Mysterio's playbook before following it with a crossbody. He then lines Sheamus for the neutralizer but the Celtic Warrior fights back.

The Swiss Superman instead lands the Springboard and lines up Sheamus for the Cesaro swing. Sheamus evades it and hits the Irish Curse backbreaker for a 2-count.

He follows it with a couple of backbreakers, but Cesaro kicks out. The Celtic Warrior then tries to hit the Cloverleaf and is successful, but Cesaro rolls over.

Sheamus then drops the Swiss back first onto his knees, but Cesaro kicks out. Sheamus lines Cesaro for the Brogue kick, but The Swiss evades and hits the Cesaro Swing instead, He follows it with the Sharpshooter but Sheamus makes it to the bottom rope.

Cesaro then takes Sheamus to the top rope before Sheamus tries to counter. Cesaro then nails a boot to his face before going through the middle rope head first into Sheamus and looks to land very very awkwardly.

Cesaro still gets up and is welcomed by a Brogue Kick, but miraculously kicks out at 2.

Sheamus then targets the neck of Cesaro and is met by a ring of boos. Cesaro fights back with a Superkick before following it with a Neutralizer but Sheamus kicks out at 2.

"This is Awesome" chant rings around the stadium as the crowd acknowledges the efforts of the two Superstars.

Cesaro with a series of uppercuts on his opponent. He then goes to the top rope and lines up the Celtic Warrior for a Superplex but he pushed away by Sheamus, who follows it with dive from the top rope, but Cesaro reverses and hits an Uppercut.

Sheamus hits the White Noise on the floor by the ringside before he is sent face first into the ring post.

Cesaro then clotheslines his opponent into the barricade. The referees take a look at the two Superstars and it looks like they will not be able to continue.

The referee rings the bell as according to the ringside doctors the two are not cleared to fight.

But the two are not ready to accept it. Sheamus is unable to make his way onto his feet but is trying his best to.

"Let Them Fight" rings around the stadium with Cesaro making his way into the ring and asks Sheamus to make his way back into the ring.

The Celtic Warrior is held by his doctors and is not allowed to make his way back into the ring to complete the match.

Result: Match Ends in a No Contest

The Best of Seven Series is still not over and it remains to be seen which of the two Superstars will finally emerge victorious in this series.

That was one hell of a match,


Cesaro is then seen cutting a promo as he claims that he will complete the most epic comeback in the history of sport entertainment. 


WWE Cruiserweight Championship: TJ Perkins (c) vs. Brian Kendrick

Kendrick is the first one to make his way to the squared circle.

Kendrick was released from the WWE in 1997 and the 37-year-old wants to make his mark on the company.

Perkins is next to make his way to the ring as he enters with his famous Dab.

Perkins wants to shake hands before the fight but Kendrick is not interested. The veteran has the early momentum in the clash, before Perkins locks him.

Kendrick then locks Perkins in a sleeper hold but Perkins fights back and instead tries to hold his opponent in a knee bar.

Perkins goes to the top rope but Kendrick moves out and works on the reigning champion.

Perkins then locks him in a Dab type submission hold, but Kendrick reaches the ropes to break the submission hold.

Kendrick holds Perkins in the straight jack submission hold and tries to work on the injured neck of the champion. But Perkins tries to counter before being flung into the ropes.

Perkins hits a firm kick on the side of Kendrick's face but the veteran is able to recover and lock the champion in a Straight Jack submission move.

The Champion fights back with a mule kick, before hitting the atomic drop and follows it with the heel kick.

After some more back and forth, Perkins heads to the top rope but Kendrick has other plans. He is pushed down the rope by the champion, who hits the Hurracurana from the top rope and throws the challenger outside of the ring.

The referee starts the count-out and he reached 9 before the two make their way back into the ring.

Perkins hits the Breaking Ball Dropkick to the side of the head.

Kendrick tries to lock the champion in his submission move, but Perkins fights back with the Knee Bar.

Perkins locks Kendrick in the Knee Bar and the challenger is unable to reach to the ropes and is forced to tap out.

Perkins successfully defends his title in his first-ever defence.

Result: TJ Perkins defeats Brian Kendrick to retain the WWE Cruiserweight Championship

After the match, Kendrick extends his hands for a handshake and acts as if to acknowledge the good work done by the champion before assaulting his opponent and tonight's winner with a head butt on the jaw of the CW champion.


WWE cut a promo of the recently concluded CWC (Cruiserweight Classic), which TJ Perkins won to be crowned the first-ever WWE Cruiserweight Champion.

On the following Raw, former WWE star Brian Kendrick won a Fatal-Four Way match to become the #1 contender for the Cruiserweight Championship.

Tonight will be TJ Perkins' Raw pay-per-view debut and he will be defending his title tonight. He is seen cutting a promo backstage.


WWE Tag Team Championship: The New Day (c) vs. The Club

The New Day have held the Tag Team title for an unprecedented 399 days and will be hoping to make it 400 by retaining the title tonight.

The New Day are the first to make their way to the ring and cut a promo. As soon as the name of Gallows and Anderson come, huge boos ring throughout the stadium. It is clear that the crowd still want The New Day to continue as champions.

Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson then make their entrance. Kofi Kingston and Karl Anderson to kick things off for the special night, while Luke Gallows destroys Big E and Xavier Woods on the ringside.

Anderson takes advantage of the situation and starts working on Kofi before tagging his partner in.

The Club mean business today. Kofi is being worked on by Gallows, who releases a barrage of lefts and rights on the reigning champion.

Kofi tries to go for the tag but is stopped midway. Kofi then hits a dropkick before hot-tagging Big E.

Big E hits two back to back Belly-toBelly Suplexes on Anderson. He is then distracted by Gallows and Anderson tries to take advantage but is slammed into the mat.

Big E keeps working on Anderson before he tags in Gallows to combine and hit the magic killer on Big E.

Xavier Woods looks to rally the new day as Kofi is hot-tagged in, but the energetic Kofi is met by a Spinebuster by Anderson before being hit by a Chokeslam from Gallows. The duo try to combine and nail the Magic Killer but Kofi evades.

Kingston launches himself from the mid rope before Xavier Woods hits Anderson with their Trombone. Big E then holds up Anderson as Kofi goes to the top rope and takes out The Club member before pinning him to retain the title for his team.

That is it boys, The New Day will complete 400 days as the WWE Tag Team Champions, if not more.

Result: The New Day defeat The Club to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship


The wait is over, WWE Clash of Champions is finally live from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, with all titles of Raw on the line tonight.


Renee Young, Lita, Jerry Lawler and Booker T hype up tonight's main event between Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens for the WWE Universal Championship.

The big question is, will 'The Game' return tonight to help KO retain his title.

Will Raw tomorrow night still be the Kevin Owens Show or will The Architect reclaim what was originally yours.


Nia Jax vs. Alicia Fox

The Kick Off show is live and it is Nia Jax vs Alicia Fox to kick things off.

Alicia Fox is the first to make her way to the ring, while Nia Jax comes out next.

Alicia kicks off things with a dropkick before unleashing on Nia. Nia responds and shows her brute strength by lifting Fox. She then goes on to work on Fox for a while.

She then locks her into the Half Nelson Knee lock, but Fox is able to kick out.

It is a packed house in Indianapolis and the crowd are booing Nia, who carries a look of disdain on her face.

Alicia tries to capitalize on a mistake by Nia. She then goes to the top rope for the crossbody but Jax kicks out at 1. She follows it with a Scissors Kick to the back of the head, but Jax kicks out at 2.

Jax fights back and floors her opponent. Nia then nails the Samoan drop on Fox before pinning her for the win.

Result: Nia Jax defeats Alicia Fox by pinfall


Here are the expected WWE Clash of Champions 2016 Possible Results as predicted by Sportskeeda's team:

WWE Universal Championship
Kevin Owens (c) vs. Seth Rollins
Winner: Seth Rollins (by DQ) Kevin Owens to retain

WWE United States Championship
Roman Reigns  vs. Rusev (c)
Winner: Rusev 

WWE Tag Team Championships
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson vs. The New Day (c) 
Winner: The Club

WWE Women’s Championship Triple Threat Match
Charlotte (c) vs. Sasha Banks vs. Bayley 
Winner: Sasha Banks

WWE Cruiserweight Championship
T.J. Perkins (c) vs. Brian Kendrick 
Winner: T.J Perkins


WWE Rumour: Original plan for Clash of Champions

There's a rumour circulating that Clash of Champion's was originally supposed to be a dual brand PPV with both brand's titles being on the line and both world championships being defended.
However, WWE eventually decided not to do any joint-brand PPV's apart from the big 4 - Royal Rumble, Wrestlemania, SummerSlam and Survivor Series.

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