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Clash of Champions Kickoff Recap & Review

September 25, 2016
(aired live)

City: Indianapolis, IN
Venue: Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Kickoff Show Panel: Renee Young, Lita, Booker T, Jerry Lawler
Social Media Lounge: Tom Phillips
Commentary: Michael Cole, Byron Saxton, Corey Graves
Ring Announcer: Jojo


The panel welcomes us to the show, and Tom Phillips talks about Sami Zayn being in the Social Media Lounge later on.

Buildup for the Reigns/Rusev match including the wedding cake, Summer Slam, and Rusev costing Reigns a chance at the Universal Title.

Booker T tells Roman Reigns to keep trying. Lawler says that Reigns is picking the wrong fight. Lita picks Reigns, Lawler picks Rusev, and Booker doesn’t pick.

Andrea D’Marco welcomes Sasha Banks and asks her about her emotions. Sasha gets emotional. Dana Brooke then walks up and tells Sasha the only emotion she should be feeling is fear.

Buildup for the Women’s Title match.

Booker T is excited about the Women’s Title match and says Charlotte is the most dominant female champ of the modern era. Lita thinks Sasha can win the title again. Lawler thinks Sasha is either scared or an idiot. All three of them pick Charlotte to win.

The panel recounts all of the matches in the Cesaro/Sheamus Best of Seven series. Sheamus joins the panel and says that he doesn’t feel pressure, though he performs best under pressure.

A new Cruiserweight Champ was crowned at the Cruiserweight Classic, and a number one contender was named on RAW.

Booker T is excited about the cruiserweights. Lawler thinks Kendrick has the edge because of his experience in WWE.

Booker and Lawler don’t care about friends.

Social Media Lounge
Tom Phillips asks Sami Zayn some questions from social media.

Lawler and Lita pick Jericho to win. Booker T doesn’t pick. The panel also talks about the tag title match. Booker T picks New Day. Lawler and Lita pick Anderson and Gallows.


Match 1
Alicia Fox vs Nia Jax
(referee: Darrick Moore)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Nia Jax wins via pinfall after a Samoan drop
Time: 4:56

Match Thoughts
This was easily Nia’s best match since being called up to the main roster, but it still mostly consisted of Nia standing in the center of the ring while Alicia Fox did all the work around her. Alica Fox did look good though.


The panel talks about the Universal Title match.

Buildup for the Universal Title match.


Show Impressions
It was a fine kickoff.

Match of the Night
Alicia Fox vs Nia Jax



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