Old North Banter: WWE Clash of Champions Comes to Charlotte

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A.J. Styles vs. Cedric Alexander — United States Championship

A last minute addition to the card, the United States Championship match should be an incredibly entertaining matchup. It’s no surprise that A.J. Styles is a strong worker; he’s a long-tenured wrestler who’s reached the top of each promotion he fought within. Alexander, though, has yet to find major success outside of 205 Live. That shouldn’t dissuade those who write off Alexander; he’s one of the most athletic, captivating performers on the roster. That being said, Styles is likely to remain as one of the company’s most protected wrestlers, so he’s probably going to retain.

WINNER: A.J. Styles

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. The Miz — Intercontinental Championship

This is one of the more difficult matchups to predict. Nakamura has shown his prowess across the globe yet hasn’t gotten the best rub on the WWE main roster. He’d likely need a lengthy reign as IC Champion. However, the Miz is one of the most highly touted Intercontinental Champions in the history of the company. With the wrestler with the most reigns as Intercontinental Champ currently fighting with a competing company, Miz is likely to get the strap as a means of sticking it to the All Elite Wrestling Champion.


Drew Gulak vs. Humberto Carrillo vs. Lince Dorado — Cruiserweight Championship

The expected plan is that, since it’s a triple threat, Carrillo would win the belt by pinning Dorado as a means of keeping Gulak looking strong. However, Gulak has the look of someone who could carry a weight class/division.

WINNER: Drew Gulak