Clash of Champions 2019: 3 Superstars who’ll be part of the event for the third consecutive time
Clash of Champions, just like the name suggests, witnesses the battle between reigning champions of the company against deserving challengers.
In 2016, WWE reintroduced the brand extension, splitting its main roster between the RAW and SmackDown brands. During the first two years, Clash of Champions was first held exclusively for the RAW brand while the 2017 event was SmackDown-exclusive; all titles exclusive to the respective brands during those years were defended at these respective events.
Clash of Champions did not occur in 2018, but after WrestleMania 34, all WWE pay-per-views became dual-branded. This year, the event will return to the WWE Network and will be the biggest event of its kind as we will witness at least ten championships from the RAW, SmackDown Live, and 205 Live brand on the line at the event.
Keeping that in mind, we dug deep to find out which wrestlers have been a part of the previous two events and also have a scheduled match for this year’s event. As the event was exclusive to one brand each year earlier, the list of Superstars is short but very interesting! Take a look at the three Superstars who have battled in various championship matches in the past two events, and will return for their third consecutive Clash of Champions.
#1 Big E
As the second-ever NXT Champion, Big E has proven a lot in WWE. While his association with the New Day is still the biggest part of his career, many fans want to see the big man return to singles competition and win one of the two top main roster titles.
In 2016, Big E was one of the two men who defended the WWE RAW Tag Team Championships for the New Day at Clash of Champions. They defeated Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson at the event.
Following that up, the New Day walked into 2017’s Clash of Champions as the challengers for the SmackDown Tag Team Championships held by The Usos at the time. Chad Gable and Shelton Benjamin, and Rusev and Aiden English were also part of the Fatal 4-Way tag team match which saw The Usos defend successfully. Big E was again part of the match as he was one of the two men who represented the New Day
This year, Big E will once again step in the ring, this time with Xavier Woods by his side. The two men will defend their SmackDown Tag Team Championships against The Revival.
This unique feat will also allow New Day to come face to face with five different tag teams of the company in three events.