WWE Clash Of Champions 2017 Results: News And Notes After AJ Styles Retains WWE Title
December 17, 2017 - WWE
AJ Styles defended a WWE Championship opposite Jinder Mahal during WWE Clash of Champions on a uncover where Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn defended their jobs with an support from a (still babyface) Daniel Bryan.
Though SmackDown Live has seen a decrease in viewership in any of a past dual weeks heading adult to a pay-per-view, it has inched closer to Raw’s audience—4.8% closer to be exact—which has seen a possess viewership struggles.
WWE Clash of Champions Key Competition:
- NFL Sunday Night Football: Dallas Cowboys vs. Oakland Raiders
From the Forbes WWE Vault:
WWE SmackDown Live Total YouTube Viewership for Go-Home Show: 4,566,822 views
- Most-Viewed: Nakamura and Owens Collide with Daniel Bryan Watching (946,384 views)
- Least-Viewed: The Usos vs. Rusev and Aiden English (332,743 views)
- Median Viewership: 439,343
This Week’s WWE SmackDown Live Social Media Score:
- Twitter: 89,000 sum interactions
- Facebook: 203,000 sum interactions
Average WWE Attendance for “A City”: 9,235
Average WWE Clash of Champions Ticket Price at a TD Garden: $102
WWE Clash of Champions Estimated Live Gate: $941,970
Mojo Rawley vs. Zack Ryder (YouTube Views: 11,000)
The Mojo Rawley vs. Zack Ryder pre-match video package is one of a best vignettes I’ve seen in WWE all year. we wish we was being ironic, though we meant this with any fiber of my being.
I’m shopping batch on Mojo Rawley since I’m flattering certain it’ll compensate off in 5 years when he’s headlining WrestleMania. If Only we knew how to buy batch in giant, neon-clad men.
Can Mojo Rawley’s thesis strain during slightest get some swat lyrics?
WWE’s strain dialect has finished some classics, and continues to do so, though it’s during a misfortune when it has to come adult with a new thesis strain for a heel who incited on his tab group partner.
Common believe dictates that Mojo Rawley should dress in darker colors as a heel, though his splendid outfits are what finished him such a weak babyface to start with.
Mojo Rawley’s finisher is ideal as prolonged as he doesn’t harm anybody with it and Zack Ryder was shining in offered his annoy with Rawley via a match.
WWE United Staes Championship: Bobby Roode vs. Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler (YouTube Views: 14,000)
The outcome of this compare will go a prolonged approach in reckoning out either or not Dolph Ziggler has re-signed with WWE.
Will WWE ever stop regulating that Tower of Doom mark in multi-man matches? More importantly, will it ever stop removing a reaction?
Bobby Roode has never been some-more renouned than he was in Boston. I’m guessing since he has a same resting no-nonsense face as Bill Belichick.
The build for this Triple Threat compare has been a weakest by far, though somehow it already competence be a compare of a night.
Well it looks like Dolph Ziggler competence have re-signed after all. More on this story as it develops.
WWE Tag Team Championship: Aiden English and Rusev vs. Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable vs. The New Day vs. The Usos (YouTube Views: 17,000)
Two of these tab teams need nicknames since it is a pain carrying to form out “Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable” and “Aiden English and Rusev.”
Aiden English and Rusev get some-more renouned a some-more mocking a city, and their recognition is going to locate on.
WWE needs to cruise carrying an tangible inhabitant Rusev Day. If there’s a such thing as National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, there can be a National Rusev Day.
With 4 group in a ring during a same time and 4 some-more on a outside, WWE is going to have to work pretty dang tough to come adult with a plausible finish to this match.
This compare unprotected a SmackDown Live announce group as being absoluely clueless to the manners of a Fatal 4-Way tab group match.
This mocking Rusev Day things is good though a unhappy partial is it flattering most solidified Rusev’s roof as 2017 Damien Sandow.
WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship: Charlotte vs. Natalya
WWE could have during slightest had all a women mount on a same side of a ring to censor a fact that there unequivocally aren’t adequate women on a SmackDown register to truly book a Lumberjack Match.
Though they attempted hard, Charlotte vs. Natalya was no compare for Corey Graves vs. Byron Saxton on commentary.
I’m flattering certain there were some-more members of a Fatal 4-Way tab group compare than there were Lumberjacks.
How does WWE confirm who gets to attend in post-match interviews?
Natalya seemed to spin heel following her detriment to Charlotte, though a problem with that is she’s been a heel for months now.
The Fashion Police vs. The Bludgeon Brothers
The contingency that this compare would final longer than a Fashion Files segment were never promising.
The Bludgeon Brothers would be an all-time tab group in NXT.
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and Randy Orton
At 6:30 PST, there were usually dual matches left. Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura were requisitioned as henchmen in a tab group compare on a pay-per-view. WWE clearly could have finished but Clash of Champions.
With Daniel Bryan struggling to find a t-shirt that fit him, partial of me suspicion he would come out in a Bullet Club arbitrate t-shirt.
If this pay-per-view is remembered for anything, it will be as a pay-per-view of entrances. The Lumberjacks got entrances, a guest referees got entrances and I’m flattering certain any of a Singh Brothers will get an entrance. Sadly, bad Sami Zayn didn’t get an opening of his own.
The visible of carrying dual referees in one ring, counting during a same time, combined a outrageous hole for this compare to overcome. If carrying dual personal trainers is a bad idea, what creates WWE think having dual referees isn’t?
This is a second compare where a manners evaded a announce team, that has served no purpose outward of bickering like a YouTube criticism territory that can talk.
If Shane McMahon truly wanted to get absolved of Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, because not only invalidate them for regulating a table?
Shane McMahon is terrible during counting to three, Steve Austin could have told we that.
WWE Championship: Jinder Mahal vs. AJ Styles
Jinder Mahal’s gimmick would be so most improved if he wrestled with a runner in a ring.
This compare was requisitioned like Jinder Mahal was Braun Strowman.
The Styles rib damage finished for some good storytelling throughout.
Jinder Mahal’s Khallas seems to be losing a power. It competence time to come adult with a new finish.