WWE Clash Of Champions 2020 Live Results
A smaller card than expected...
Welcome to Cultaholic Wrestling's live results for WWE Clash Of Champions and join us throughout the night as we provide updates from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The in-ring action is scheduled to begin at 11 pm BST with the Kickoff Show. The main card will then follow at midnight BST.
Two matches have been pulled from the pay-per-view because of the latest COVID-19 outbreak within the company. Both Bayley vs. Nikki Cross and Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax vs. The Riott Squad will no longer take place tonight.
The remaining card has also been switched around as Asuka vs. Zelina Vega has been moved to the main card. The SmackDown Tag Team Title match between Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro and Lucha House Party takes it's place on the Kickoff Show.
Check out the card for Clash Of Champions below:
• Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Randy Orton - Ambulance Match for the WWE Championship
• Roman Reigns (c) vs. Jey Uso - Universal Championship
• Jeff Hardy (c) vs. AJ Styles vs. Sami Zayn - Intercontinental Championship
• Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Apollo Crews - United States Championship
• Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura (c) vs. Lucha House Party - SmackDown Tag Team Championship - Kickoff Show
• The Street Profits (c) vs. Andrade & Angel Garza - Raw Tag Team Championship
• Asuka (c) vs. Zelina Vega - Raw Women's Championship
Kickoff Show: Cesaro & Shinsuke Nakamura def. Lucha House Party - SmackDown Tag Team Championship
Kalisto and Lince Dorado were in action for Lucha House Party.
All four men in the match managed to get in some offence during the early going. Eventually, Shinsuke Nakamura used his signature strikes to dominate Dorado and The Swiss Cyborg followed up with his power-based offence. The champions exchanged frequent tags to remain in control.
Lince Dorado almost made a tag after hitting a Sunset Powerbomb on Cesaro but the champion countered with a Big Boot before the luchador could reach Kalisto. Dorado fought off Nakamura soon after but he, again, was unable to make the hot tag.
Nakamura and Cesaro continued to punish Dorado for the next few minutes but Lince eventually made the hot tag to Kalisto. The former United States Champion came flying into the match and hit a Hurricanrana and Tornado DDT on Cesaro for a two count. The action spilled to the outside as Kalisto tried to connect with a Tornado DDT on Cesaro but The Swiss Cyborg caught him. It didn't matter, though, as Lince Dorado hit a Suicide Dive which allowed Kalisto to land the DDT.
Dorado and Kalisto then threw Cesaro into the ring and they hit a flurry of Moonsaults onto their opponent but the champion powered out at two. Shinsuke Nakamura took out Dorado soon after and tossed him into the LED screens surrounding the ring.
This left Kalisto easy prey for the champions and they hit their Cesaro Swing-Kinshasa combination for the 1-2-3.
Sami Zayn def. Jeff Hardy & AJ Styles - Ladder Match for the Intercontinental Championship
Once again, Greg Hamilton failed to announce the rightful Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn as the champion.
All three men battled over a ladder in the opening minutes. Sami smashed the weapon across both of his opponents' backs. With them indisposed, the true Intercontinental Champion tried to set up the ladder but Jeff Hardy stopped him in his tracks. Moments later, Sami Zayn found himself being Back Body Dropped onto the ladder.
Jeff was the next person to take a bump on the ladder as he tried to dive onto AJ but missed and landed on the weapon's supports. Sami bounced off the ladder once again soon after.
AJ eventually set up a ladder and all three men fought over the titles. Styles was closest but Zayn and Hardy ran interference to stop him. The Phenomenal One finally took a bump on the ladder as Sami caught him with an Exploder Suplex.
The action left the ring and all three men got in some offence on the outside. Jeff hit Poetry In Motion to AJ on the barricade. While Jeff caught his breath, Sami hit him with a Helluva Kick out of nowhere. The Underdog From The Underground tried to scale the ladder but AJ launched a mini ladder at him, causing him to fall. Styles and Hardy then climbed the ladder but they took each other out and tumbled from the steel structure.
This left Zayn alone to climb the ladder but Jeff caught him. AJ went for a Phenomenal Forearm on Zayn but Jeff saved him by throwing the ladder into the former WWE Champion. The IC Champion gained the upper hand as he hit Zayn with the Twist of Fate.
Jeff then scaled the ladder and took a nasty bump soon after. Sami recovered from the Twist Of Fate and tried to tip the ladder over, Jeff stabilised himself by climbing down the other side but this only resulted in Hardy tumbling over the top rope while he was sandwiched in between the ladder.
AJ draped a ladder between the ring apron and the announcer's table. With Zayn lying on it, Hardy pulled over another ladder, climbed it and hit a Swanton Bomb on Sami, snapping the ladder in half.
The action came down to Jeff Hardy and AJ Styles. Both men tried to climb the ladder but they stopped each other from winning the match.
Sami eventually got to his feet after a few minutes and he threw The Charismatic Enigma into the barricade. Sami then went into his jacket and retrieved two sets of handcuffs. The former El Generico handcuffed Hardy to a ladder outside the ring through Jeff's earlobe. Sami then tried to handcuff Styles to the middle rope but The Phenomenal One fought back. AJ tried to climb the ladder but couldn't because Zayn handcuffed them together.
AJ put Sami on his shoulders and climbed the ladder, Jeff somehow got to his feet and beat AJ with the ladder attached to his earlobe. While Jeff and AJ fought, Sami snuck the key out of his mouth, unlocked himself from AJ and handcuffed Styles to the ladder.
With both of his opponents handcuffed to ladders, the rightful Intercontinental Champion scaled the ladder and captured both titles.
Asuka def. Zelina Vega - Raw Women's Championship
Asuka dominated the early going with mat wrestling. Zelina tried to fight into the match but Asuka had an answer for everything, locking in an Armbar at one stage.
The action went to the top rope as The Empress Of Tomorrow tried to hit a Superplex. Vega tossed Asuka to the floor, injuring the champion's arm in the process. Zelina did further damage moments later as she tossed her opponent into the steel steps, arm first.
The Challenger worked over Asuka's left arm with submissions. She then hit the Double Knees in the corner but Asuka kicked out at two. She got another near fall with a Running Knee to the face.
Vega tried to pin Asuka moments later but the champion caught her with the Asuka Lock and forced the challenger to tap out.
Both women bowed to each other after the bell, but Zelina used the moment to attack Asuka.
Bobby Lashley def. Apollo Crews - United States Championship
Apollo Crews was accompanied to the ring by Ricochet, Bobby Lashley was flanked by MVP and Shelton Benjamin.
Crews gained the upper hand in the early going with a Moonsault to the outside. Crews followed up with an Enziguri and a Crossbody from the top rope once the action re-entered the squared circle.
Crews tried to trap Lashley in the corner but The All Mighty countered and controlled the matchup for the next several minutes while MVP goaded the challenger on the outside.
The momentum again swung in Apollo's favour as he pulled Lashley into the ring post. He followed up with a Crossbody to the outside and a Gorilla Press Slam and Standing Moonsault in the ring for a near fall.
Lashley caught Crews with a Superplex soon after and tried to follow up with The Dominator. The One Man Nation countered into a Standing Shooting Star Press and Frog Splash but Lashley again got his shoulder up.
After Lashley got back to his feet, he caught Apollo and trapped Crews in the Hurt Lock for the submission victory.
The Street Profits def. Andrade & Angel Garza - Raw Tag Team Championship
Andrade and Angel Garza were in control in the early going after a brief flurry from Montez Ford. Could the overconfidence of the champions come back to haunt them?
Garza and El Idolo made frequent tags to dominate Ford but he eventually made the hot tag to Angelo Dawkins. Dawkins ran roughshod over his opponents but Andrade cut off his momentum with a Dropkick right to the mush.
Later, Garza hit Ford with a Spanish Fly from the top rope for a near fall. Ford went for the hot tag to Dawkins again but Andrade pulled Angelo from the apron in the nick of time. The former United States Champion hit Montez with the Double Knees in the corner soon after.
Ford eventually made the hot tag to Dawkins and he caught Andrade with the Pop-Up Spinebuster. They botched the finish though as Andrade clearly kicked out at two but the referee called for the bell.
The finish may have been rushed as Garza could be seen receiving medical attention after the bell. Definitely seems like an audible was called as Ford and Dawkins looked incredibly angry after the bell. Angelo even threw a dirty look at the official before WWE cut to an advert.
Asuka def. Bayley by disqualification - SmackDown Women's Championship
Ahead of the next match, WWE announced the WWE Draft will be held on the October 9 episode of SmackDown and the October 12 episode of Raw.
Bayley came to the ring and cut the same promo every heel champion does for a forfeit victory. As per usual, she was interrupted by a determined opponent. On this occasion, it was Raw Women's Champion Asuka and the official wasted no time in calling for the bell to start the match.
Both women exchanged offence in the early going. The action eventually spilled to the outside and Asuka hit her opponent with a German Suplex. Before The Empress Of Tomorrow could take advantage, Bayley hit her with a steel chair to draw a disqualification.
As Bayley celebrated still being the champion, Sasha Banks smashed her across the back with a steel chair from out of nowhere. The two former friends brawled in the ring but Sasha gained the upper hand and smashed Bayley across the back with a kendo stick. She then launched a steel chair at The Role Model's head but the champion managed to escape before it hit her.
Drew McIntyre def. Randy Orton - Ambulance Match for the WWE Championship
The match took a while to begin, WWE really played up how important the title was to both men before the bell.
McIntyre went straight after The Viper and pounded on his opponent with some vicious strikes. Orton gained the upper hand as he kicked the middle rope into Drew's delicate area. He followed up with his patented Draping DDT. McIntyre sold his jaw and Orton lined up the Punt.
Suddenly, The Big Show appeared from out of nowhere and grabbed Orton's leg, he then dragged The Apex Predator out of the ring and Chokeslammed him through the announcer's table.
McIntyre marched Orton to the ambulance, tossing him into the barricade along the way. The WWE Champion threw Randy into the ambulance door and beat The Viper down with a first aid steel chair.
Orton countered with a crutch, however, and forced the steel chair into McIntyre's fractured jaw. Both men fought in and out of the ambulance. McIntyre tried to Claymore Kick Orton through the driver's side door but Randy moved out of the way in the nick of time.
The Scottish Psychopath and The Legend Killer brawled backstage. Christian then appeared out of nowhere and beat down Orton, throwing him into a buffet table.
The action made it's way back to the ambulance. They climbed onto the bonnet of the vehicle and Orton threw the WWE Champion through the windshield. Orton covered McIntyre for some reason.
Both men climbed to the top of the ambulance after McIntyre got back to his feet. Drew continued to sell his fractured jaw. McIntyre ended up hanging off the ambluance until Orton stomped him to the floor below. As Orton stood on top of the ambluance, Shawn Michaels delivered a hellacious Sweet Chin Music to The Legend Killer, sending him toppling from the vehicle.
The Scottish Psychopath tried to carry his opponent to the ambulance but Orton climbed down from his shoulders and connected with a vicious RKO. The Viper then tossed Drew in the ambulance and tried to shut both doors but McIntyre got his hands out at the last possible moment. The champion gouged Orton's eyes and Claymore Kicked him all the way to Ayr, Scotland.
McIntyre tossed a lifeless Orton into the ambulance but then dragged him out and punted The Legend Killer in the head.
To end the match, McIntyre pushed Randy back into the ambulance and shut the doors. Ric Flair drove Orton to the hospital.
Roman Reigns def. Jey Uso - Universal Championship
Roman Reigns has indeed got rid of his Shield vest.
Both men locked up and stared each other down in the opening moments. The action started off slow and the cousins jawed at each other.
Jey Uso eventually gathered some momentum but Reigns ended it with a Clothesline. The Big Dog then dominated the action, telling his cousin, "I told you."
After several minutes, Uso managed to connect with a Samoan Drop for a near fall. His momentum came to a screeching halt, though, as Reigns caught him with a hellacious Superman Punch. Uso rolled to the outside and they briefly exchanged strikes. The Universal Champion won the exchange.
After the action re-entered the ring, Reigns continued to beat down his cousin with strikes. Jey tried to fight back but Roman slapped him back to the mat.
Uso fought back to his feet and pushed his cousin into the ring post. He followed up with a Suicide Dive and an Enziguri. The former Tag Team Champion hit another Suicide Dive and a Crossbody once Reigns climbed back into the ring for a near fall. Uso caught Reigns flush on the chin with a Superkick for another two count.
Uso went to the top rope but was forced to dive out of the way once The Big Dog got back to his feet. Reigns followed up with a Vertical Running Leg Drop.
Reigns went for the Spear but Jey countered into a Roll Up for a near fall. Uso hit the Uso Splash moments later but Reigns kicked out at two and a half and Low Blowed his cousin in the process.
Roman connected with the Spear soon after but refused to cover Jey. The Universal Champion continued to goad his cousin and demanded he acknowledge him as The Tribal Chief. Jey refused, though, so Reigns Speared him again.
Reigns held his cousin's head to the camera and demanded he say he's The Tribal Chief. Jey continued to refuse. Roman beat down Uso in anger and risked being disqualified. The Universal Champion then threatened to beat up the referee.
Charles Robinson checked on Jey as Roman continued to beat him down. Uso refused to let the referee end the match. Jimmy Uso then walked to the ring with a white towel and Jey told him not to throw it. Jimmy listened to his brother with tears in his eyes.
Reigns dragged Jey away and punched him some more. It was too much for Jimmy who threw in the towel. Jimmy then recognised Roman as The Tribal Chief, but The Big Dog severed all relations with his family in the process.