5 Biggest Headlines From WWE Clash Of Champions 2020
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The circumstances aren't fully known at press time, but on the Sunday afternoon of WWE Clash of Champions, two scheduled matches were pulled from the card: the SmackDown Women's title bout between Bayley and Nikki Cross, and the Women's Tag Team title bout pitting Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax against The Riott Squad. Given how recent episodes of WWE and AEW programming have turned into games of, "Guess Who's Missing", speculation quickly ran rampant as to what was to blame.
Usually, WWE Clash of Champions (formerly Night of Champions) sees every single main roster championship defended, but this time, that wouldn't be possible because of whatever precise circumstances. Nonetheless, WWE still had a fairly stacked line-up for Sunday night, and kicked things off with a bang, in the form of a wild ladder match (with a pretty clever finish).
The show always seems to go on for WWE, no matter what the outside world throws their way. That never changes.
Here are the five biggest headlines coming out of Sunday night's WWE Clash of Champions.
5. Angel Garza Injury Shortens Raw Tag Team Title Match
It wasn't all that long ago that Asuka and Mickie James' Raw Women's title match ended on a confusing note, when the referee believed that a brilliantly-selling James was legitimately hurt. At Clash of Champions, there was similar confusion for what appeared to be a real injury.
Raw Tag Team champions The Street Profits retained their gold over Andrade and Angel Garza, on a hasty pin off of an Angelo Dawkins powerbomb, in which Andrade clearly kicked out. Turns out that Garza had injured his hip, and the referee just levied the count as an audible, ignoring Andrade's shoulder. The severity of Garza's injury is unknown.