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Tonight, the WWE visits my backyard when Clash Of Champions 2017 makes it’s way to the TD Garden in Boston, MA for what is starting to look like a decent pay per view. At the time of writing this article, there were only five matches on the card and those are the ones that I am going to be writing about as far as my thoughts and predictions. For any last minute predictions when matches are announced, you can check them out on my Twitter page. The true appeal of the night for me lies in the WWE Tag Team Title match that sees The USOS defend their championships in a fatal four way match that also features The New Day, Chad Gable & Shelton Benjamin, and Rusev & Aiden English. The tag team division has been exciting on both sides of the spectrum, but The USOS have been one of the more interesting teams. The WWE would be smart in an attempt to try and build that division up because it’s whats best for business. I really feel that Dolph Ziggler is on his way out, I just believe that he is biding his time until then. With that being said, I think he’ll perform at a high level, but he is not walking out with the US Championship because that will be between Baron Corbin and Bobby Roode.
A match that I truly do not know what to choose as far as an outcome is the match between Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura taking on Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Are Zayn and Owens on their way out over some supposed “trouble” or is this just and angle to make us think that they are? With Shane McMahon as the special guest referee, I believe that anything is possible. Am I excited that Jinder Mahal, the man who was WWE Champion only because the WWE tried to get over in India, gets another shot at the WWE Championship? No is the answer to that question, but I have faith that the WWE will make the right decision and that AJ will make Jinder look good once again. The Lumberjill match between WWE Smackdown Live Women’s Champion Charlotte and Natalya is one of the least interesting matches to me for some reason on the card. The only thing that could brighten up this match is a cash in attempt by Carmella or some interference by The Riot Squad (Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan, and Sarah Logan). Again, this should be a decent night of wrestling, but anything can happen in the WWE!
Now the WWE since the time that I wrote this article added a pre-show match in Zack Ryder taking on Mojo Rawley in a battle of former partners which we have seen before in the WWE. Unfortunately in some situations, one will end up being Marty Jannety while the other one hopes to be Shawn Michaels and none of these two have it in my opinion. If you are a fan of corny 1980’s style tag teams then the next match they added may appeal to you in the form of The Bludgeon Brothers (Luke Harper and Erick Rowan) taking on one of my current favs in Breezango. I am hoping for a serious run for Breezango because those dudes deserve something and let’s build up the tag team division WWE instead of the God forsaken XFL. Nonetheless as I said before, it should be a decent PPV, but nothing like Survivor Series in my opinion. Here are my predictions to the matches below:
Mojo Rawley will defeat Zack Ryder
The Bludgeon Brothers will defeat Breezango
Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens will defeat Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura
Charlotte will retain her WWE Smackdown Live Womens Championship
Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable will win the Tag Team Titles
Bobby Roode will win the US Championship
AJ Styles will retain the WWE Championship