Over the past couple years the WWE has kind of played around with how WWE wrestling has been presented. We’ve had tournaments for cruiserweights, British dudes, and women as well as stuff like Southpaw Regional Wrestling. Late last year they announced that they were partnering with Facebook for a Facebook exclusive program titled Mixed Match Challenge which would be a tournament pitting intergender duos against each other in an effort to win a $100,000 to be donated to a charity of their choosing. This is the first installment of that show.
Champions clashing! Every SmackDown title is on the line! It’s time for WWE’s Clash of Champions baby! We get a brief video package about champions clashing and the duo of Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn being shitheels before we head back to some arena in Boston for action! Our hosts are Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton.
After an opening video package highlighting the stuff that went down last week as well as hyping two huge matches for tonight (Styles vs. Owens and Cena vs. Nakamura) we head to Cleveland, Ohio for action. Tom Phillips, JBL, and Byron Saxton are calling the action.
The show kicks off with a video package reviewing the feud between Joe and Nakamura thus far. We get Joe laying out Nakamura for “6 to 12 weeks,” and then the brawl that ended last week’s episode. NXT baby!