WWE Clash Of Champions Results – December 17, 2017
Welcome to the WWE Clash of Champions pre-show, and we are live on the WWE Network. Renee Young, Sam Roberts, and David Otunga consist of the panel. The New Day will be appearing on the social media lounge. The New Day take fan questions.
Pre-Show Match: Mojo Rawley defeated Zack Ryder
Welcome to the Clash of Champions PPV! We get an intro video package to hype the matches that will be taking place tonight. Our opening contest is…
WWE United States Title Triple Threat Match: Baron Corbin © vs. Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler
Roode and Ziggler teamed up on Corbin to start things off. Corbin rolled to the floor to regroup but the challengers followed him and clotheslines him over the barricade. Back in the ring, Roode went for his finisher but Ziggler rolled him up for 2. Ziggler with a missed knee strike and Roode hit a neck breaker for 2. Ziggler dumped Roode to the floor and Corbin caught him with a clothesline. Corbin with a right hand to Ziggler. Corbin tossed Roode into the barricade. Back in the ring, Corbin caught Roode with a clothesline then a big right hand. Corbin worked over the back of Roode for a few minutes while Ziggler recovered on the outside. Roode attempted a comeback with a series of right hand sbut Corbin cut him off with a sideslam for 2. Corbin put the boots to Ziggler in the corner then took him out with a clothesline. Roode fired away with right hands to Corbin then a knee strike followed by a clothesline. Roode with two big boots then an overcastle off the middle rope for 2. Roode with a series of right hands to Ziggler then double boots followed by a missed dive and Ziggler hit the Fameasser for 2 as Corbin made the save. Roode with a powerslam to Ziggler but was caught by Corbin who hit Deep Six for a near fall. Corbin put Roode on the top turnbuckle but Roode fought him off and Ziggler tried to pull him off. Corbin came from behind and hit a tower of doom. Ziggler sent Corbin into the ring post and missed a super kick to Roode, who hit a spinebuster out of a reversal. Ziggler avoided a DDT and hit one of his own for 2 on Roode. Roode sent Corbin to the floor and Roode blocked a kick by Ziggler and sent him into the corner. Roode with the Glorious DDT to Ziggler and covered him but Corbin pulled Roode to the floor to make the save. Corbin with a back breaker to Roode on the floor and sent him into the ring. Corbin hit the End of Days to Roode while Ziggler hit the Zig Zag to Corbin then covered Corbin for the win.
Winner: Ziggler – new U.S Champion.
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Title Fatal 4-Way Match: The Usos © vs. Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin vs. The New Day vs. Rusev & Aiden English
A brawl ensues immediately. The ring is cleared and it is Big E putting a beating on Shelton Benjamin. He mercilessly stomps Benjamin and cycles tags with Kofi to continue the attack. Rusev comes back in and gets laid out in the corner. Benjamin is sat in another corner and Big E whips Kofi into each of them. Rusev manages to counter and kick Kofi in the face on his way in. Now Rusev and Benjamin take control of the match.
English tags in and puts a beating on Jimmy Uso while Gable tags in and puts Kofi in a submission hold. Tags are made and Rusev continues the attack on Jimmy while Benjamin continues the attack on Kofi. Rusev holds Jimmy up as English lands a kick. Kofi is sat in the corner as Benjamin & Gable employ their offense. Benjamin launches Kofi with a back body drop. English lands a spleen on Jimmy and pins but Benjamin breaks the pin with a kick.
Some disorganized sequences unfold until it’s Jimmy attacking Gable and Big E attacking English. Jimmy and Big E end up talking some trash and they engage. The Usos deliver super kicks to everyone but then Gable gets Jey in a Sharpshooter. Benjamin protects Gable and makes sure no one comes in and breaks the submission. Benjamin finally gets diverted and English comes in with a huge sitout power bomb on Gable. Gable kicks out of the pin attempt.
Rusev puts Gable in the Accolade. Big E comes in and makes the save and sets Rusev up for a Powerslam. Rusev evades and lays Big E out with a kick and pins. E manages to kick out and Rusev can’t believe it. Rusev puts on the Accolade, Big E fights to his feet but Rusev gets him back down. Gable comes in and muscles Rusev off and hits him with a German suplex. Gable hits English with a German suplex as well, and then Rusev with another.
The Usos seize an opening. Gable goes for a suplex on one of them, but he gets hit with a couple superkicks and a big splash for the victory. The Usos retain the tag titles.
Winner: The Usos – still champions
WWE SmackDown Women’s Title Lumberjack Match: Charlotte Flair © vs. Natalya
Flair tossed Natalya to the floor, who was then attacked by Naomi. Natalya then sent Flair to the floor and the heels attacked her. Flair with a back breaker then a kick for 2. Natalya with a kick of her own and tossed her into the turnbuckle. Natalya sent Flair to the floor and she was attacked by The Riott Squad. Natalya hit a baseball slide to Flair to send her to the floor where she gets beaten up again. Natalya and Flair exchanged slaps. Natalya locked in a headlock to slow things down. Natalya caught her with a low drop kick then a kick in the back. Flair with a series of chops to Natalya while Corey Graves and Bryon Saxton argue. Flair with a back breaker then tossed her into the corner then went to the top rope but Natalya pulled her off. Flair blocked the Sharpshooter and landed a big boot. Natalya tossed Flair to the floor and the lumberjacks attacked her. A brawl broke out then Naomi takes out the lumberjacks. Back in the ring, Natalya lands a series of right hands. Tamina caught Flair with a big boot as Natalya heels it up in the ring. Natalya went for the Sharpshooter and locked it in but Flair got to the bottom rope. The lumberjacks pulled Flair to the floor and beat her down. Another brawl broke out with the lumberjacks. Carmella grabbed the Money in the Bank briefcase and teased cashing in but the other superstars took her out and continued to brawl. Flair hit a moonsault off the top rope onto the other superstars. Natalya sent Flair face first into the ring post. Back in the ring, Flair avoided the Sharpshooter and locked in the Figure Eight submission hold for the win.
Winner: Flair – still SmackDown Women’s Champion.
Tag Team Match: Luke Harper & Erick Rowan vs. Breezango
Harper landed a big right hand to Breeze then tagged in Rowan who stalked Fandango. Breeze with a head kick to Rowan then they hit a double kick to Rowan. Harper hit a big clothesline to Breeze. Rowan took out Fandango from behind. Rowan sent Breeze face first into the apron. Harper hit a powerbomb to Fandango then their tag team finisher for the win.
Winner: Luke Harper & Erick Rowan
Tag Team Match: Randy Orton & Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn – Shane McMahon & Daniel Bryan will be the special guest referee. If Owens & Zayn lose, they are fired from WWE
Zayn and Orton start things off. Orton with a shoulder block as Bryan and McMahon both count the fall. The announcers were building up confusion. Orton with a series of uppercuts then worked over the left arm of Zayn. Nakamura was tagged in and continued to work the arm. Zayn backed Nakamura into the corner and tagged in Owens, who landed a series of right hands. Nakamura tripped him and landed a knee drop for 2. Orton now tagged in and landed some right hands in the corner. Bryan and McMahon continued to double count while Zayn kept saying that this is a joke, which is by the design of WWE creative. Owens hit a powerslam to Orton for 2. Owens then put the boots to him and tagged in Zayn. Owens and Zayn beat down Orton for a few minutes. The crowd was quiet as they didn’t know how to react to this match, which was clearly being built slow. Orton attempted a comeback with strikes but was cut down by Owens. Nakamura finally got the hot tag and hit a series of kicks to Owens. Nakamura grounded him with some knee strikes then knocked Zayn off the apron. Nakamura with a running knee strike then some more in the corner. Nakamura put Owens on the top rope and landed a knee strike to the gut for 2. Nakamura caught Owens with a head kick for 2. Nakamura went for another pin fall and there was some confusion as to who would make the count. Owens with a kick to Nakamura then tagged in Zayn who knocked Orton off the apron. Zayn ran into a big boot by Nakamura but Zayn recovered and hit the Blue Thunder Bomb for 2. Owens was tagged in and hit a back splash to Nakamura but Orton broke it up. Zayn took out Orton and it was chaos. Owens went for another back splash but Nakamura put his knees up. Orton with a series of clotheslines but missed a powerslam after getting the hot tag. Zayn used the top rope to this advantage on Orton then went up high but Orton knocked him down. Orton hit a superplex to Zayn. Owens pulled Orton out of the ring and tossed him into the steel steps. Nakamura sent Owens into the barricade and landed a series of kicks. Zayn attacked Nakamura from behind and Owens helped him beat down Nakamura. Owens and Zayn got the announce table ready for a spot. Owens hit a frog splash from one announce table to the other sending Nakamura crashing through one. Orton tossed Zayn into the ring and hit the second rope DDT. Orton hit the RKO to Zayn but Owens made the save to break up the count by shoving Bryan into McMahon. Shane flipped out on Bryan and Orton got in Bryan’s face. Orton hit an RKO to Owens. Zayn rolled up Orton then they traded pin attempts. Zayn rolled up Orton but Shane stopped the count at 2. Bryan shoved Shane a few times. They started to argue. Orton went for an RKO but Zayn blocked it and rolled him up as Bryan counted the very quick pin fall.
Winner: Zayn & Owens.
WWE Title Match: AJ Styles © vs. Jinder Mahal
They lock up to begin the match. Mahal caught him with a big uppercut. Styles caught a kick and put the boots to him. Mahal solid his hamstring as he went to the floor and Styles kicked the legs from under him. Back in the ring, Styles worked over the left leg of Mahal. Styles went for a crossbody but Mahal caught him and launched on to the top rope that sent him to the floor. Mahal sent him into the barricade then over it. Back in the ring, Mahal put the boots to him then locked in a crossface. Mahal worked over the ribs that were being sold as injured. Mahal hit a suplex to Styles on the announce table. Mahal went to the top rope but Styles caught him with a drop kick. The Singh Brothers distracted Styles but he pushed through by connecting with a series of kicks then went for the springboard forearm but Mahal knocked him down. Mahal with a series of right hands. Styles eventually managed to hit a powerbomb out of the corner. They exchanged right hands until Styles got the better of him. Styles with a splash in the corner then tried to lift him up but couldn’t. Instead, Styles hit a back breaker for 2. Mahal with a series of shoulder blocks then a press slam for 2. Mahal went for a suplex but it was blocked and Styles hit a belly-to-belly suplex for 2. Styles went for a forearm shot but Mahal caught him with a kick then hit a powerslam for 2. Styles with a head kick then went for the Styles Clash but Mahal blocked it and hit a series of shoulder blocks. Styles with a knee strike and went for a DDT but Mahal blocked it and connected with a big boot for 2. Mahal went to the top rope but Styles pulled him off after hitting a head kick. Styles was able to hit a 450 splash off the top rope. The Singh Brothers tried to pull Mahal out of the ring but Styles stopped one of them with a forearm shot. He hit the Styles Clash to the other brother on the floor. Styles used the top rope to his advantage then missed the forearm strike. Mahal with a knee strike then hit his finisher for a near fall. Mahal attempted the Styles Clash but it was blocked and Styles locked up the Calf Crusher for the win.
Winner: Styles – still WWE Champion.