The 2020 WWE Clash of Champions Kickoff pre-show opens up from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida as Charly Caruso welcomes us. She’s joined by WWE Hall of Famers JBL and Booker T, and Peter Rosenberg. Charly confirms that Nikki Cross vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley will not happen tonight, and The Riott Squad vs. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax has also been scrapped. She says Cross, Jax and Baszler are not medically cleared to compete. Bayley will address her match on tonight’s pay-per-view, but the tag team match will be addressed during tomorrow’s RAW.
WWE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP (KICKOFF)
Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Lucha House Party
Winners: Cesaro and Shinsuke Nakamura
WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP (WINNER TAKES ALL LADDER MATCH)
Jeff Hardy (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. Sami Zayn
Winner and New Undisputed WWE Intercontinental Champion: Sami Zayn
– We see the Kickoff appearance by WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth. We see Truth backstage now, being careful. He enters the referee’s room but gets called out by referees. Drew Gulak ends up rolling Truth up for the pin to become the new WWE 24/7 Champion. Gulak runs off with the title.
WWE RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
Asuka (c) vs. Zelina Vega
WWE US CHAMPIONSHIP
Bobby Lashley (c) with MVP vs. Apollo Crews with Ricochet
Winner: Bobby Lashley
WWE RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP
The Street Profits (c) vs. Andrade and Angel Garza
Winners: The Street Profits
SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley comes out carrying a steel chair, and stops to raise it on the ramp as the pyro goes off.
Bayley places her title in the chair and takes the mic. She says it sucks that Nikki Cross is unable to compete tonight. She was looking forward to Cross proving the world wrong and beating her because she doesn’t have Sasha Banks in her corner. Bayley goes on mocking Cross and says she even got new gear for her tonight. Bayley says she’s our role model and will not let us down tonight. She’s extending an offer for anyone on SmackDown to come challenge for her title. No one comes in the few seconds since she made the offer, so Bayley calls for the referee to come in and declare her the winner. The music finally hits and out comes RAW Women’s Champion Asuka to a big pop.
WWE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP
Bayley (c) vs. Asuka
Winner by DQ: Asuka
– After the bell, Bayley delivers another chair shot over the back. Bayley is announced as the champion. Sasha Banks suddenly appears, still wearing a neck brace, but she nails Bayley over the back with a steel chair to drop her. The crowd pops for Banks. Banks kicks Bayley in the face and starts beating on her at ringside. Banks stops to clutch her own neck as she’s in pain. Bayley grabs Banks and brings her in the ring, stopping to yell at Cole. Bayley slides a steel chair in and then brings a kendo stick in. Bayley stands the chair up and grabs another chair from the corner. Bayley stalks Banks but Banks kicks her leg out and she goes down. Banks grabs the kendo stick and unloads on Bayley with it, beating her around the ring. Bayley crawls for a chair but Banks steps on it to stop her. Banks grabs the chair and backs Bayley into the ropes. She swings the chair but Bayley retreats to the floor to avoid it. Banks sells the neck injury as her music hits. She looks on from the ring as Bayley takes her title and heads up the ramp. We go to replays. Banks stands tall in the ring, holding her neck. Bayley stares back from the stage, clutching her title.
WWE CHAMPIONSHIP (AMBULANCE MATCH)
Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Randy Orton
Winner: Drew McIntyre
– After the match, Drew stands tall as his music hits. The referee hands him the WWE Title and raises his arm in victory. Drew beats on the back of the ambulance, giving the signal for it to be driven away. Drew goes up to the stage and watches, raising the WWE Title in the air as the crowd cheers him on. The referee then slaps the truck but it’s not moving. The referee goes up to the front seat to see what the hold up is. We see WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair at the wheel of the ambulance. Flair delivers a line and a “Woooo!” before driving the ambulance away, sirens blaring.
WWE UNIVERSAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Roman Reigns (c) with Paul Heyman vs. Jey Uso
Winner: Roman Reigns
– After the bell, Reigns finally backs off Jey. Jimmy hits the ring to check on Jey, yelling at Reigns and telling him that they’re family. Jimmy tells Reigns he’s the chief, if that’s what he wants to hear, just leave Jey alone. Jimmy goes on about how they’re family and Reigns needs to chill. Reigns takes his title and looks down at The Usos. Heyman brings in the Samoan lei that Jey wore to the ring, and places it around Reigns’ neck. Reigns’ music hits as he raises the title in the air and is announced the winner. Still in the ring, Reigns stands tall and stares down at The Usos as WWE’s “Clash of Champions: Gold Rush” pay-per-view goes off the air.
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