WWE Clash at the Castle is set to take place on Saturday September 3rd, from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
It will be the first time WWE have hosted a stadium show in the UK since SummerSlam 1992 and fans have been flocking to ticket sites this week to get their hands on those precious tickets for the big event.
Amid all the excitement, GiveMeSport suggests six matches that should happen at Clash at the Castle.
Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns
The big one. Drew has been campaigning for a UK stadium show ever since he became WWE Champion and was given a platform to speak on. The Scottish Warrior has played a huge part in getting Clash at the Castle to Wales and should be rewarded with the main event slot against WWE’s all-conquering champion.
The fact that McIntyre has been all over the promos for the event suggests he will be the focus and we’ve already seen reports that WWE are delaying his inevitable showdown with Reigns for a stadium show, with Cardiff being the most likely destination. The only individual who could throw a giant spanner in the plan is Tyson Fury, who’s having an on-going war of words with McIntyre and WWE could look to cash in on that and the UK flavour of the squabble by pitting them against each other in Cardiff.
Edge vs. Finn Balor
A big fan favourite and another big UK and Ireland based name is Finn Balor and you’d expect to see him given a big match on the card. Balor is currently involved in a battle against The Judgement Day alongside AJ Styles and Liv Morgan and set to face Edge, Damian Priest and Rhea Ripley at Hell in a Cell.
If WWE can stretch the programme further, then something that merits a big stadium show would be the first one-on-one meeting between Hall of Famer Edge and The Prince. Balor has been a name dropped by Edge previously when speaking on who he’d like to work with and judging by the Clash at the Castle poster we should expect the Rated R Superstar to be part of the event. Therefore, finally having a cross-generational clash between these two main event stars in Cardiff seems like the perfect fit.
Nikki A.S.H. and Doudrop vs. Sasha Banks and Naomi
Let’s assume that things all work for the best for WWE and the current Women’s Tag Team Champions, having them part of the card would add more weight to a title match against two ladies who will be close to home in Cardiff – well closer than they are in the States.
We’ve only just started to see the combination of Nikki and Doudrop come together and if there are plans to keep them together, allowing Nikki to drop the superhero schtick, then a tag title match on UK shores would make sense for the two Scots. It doesn’t necessarily matter who the champs are going into the bout, but given how popular Banks and Naomi are, it would give the match some extra gravitas in a huge stadium setting.
Becky Lynch vs. Paige
A big stadium show is made for Big Time Becks, but who could her opponent be? We’re throwing in a wishful thinking curveball here, but with teases of a possible in-ring return how fitting would a return be for Paige. The pair have history too, cast your minds back to Lynch’s call-up to the main roster in 2015, it was Paige who she teamed with alongside Charlotte Flair in the trio known as PCB.
A Paige return would be emotional on many levels and Becky would revel in being the bad guy against the returning home country (ish) gal, looking to put her sad retirement behind her in a way we’ve seen Edge and Daniel Bryan recover from. It’s far-fetched yes, but Clash at the Castle needs some meaningful ‘moments’ to make it a memorable show and a return for the Anti Diva would certainly be that.
Sheamus vs. Wade Barrett
It’s been way too long since we saw Wade Barrett compete in a WWE ring, and what better occasion for a return between the ropes than the biggest UK show for thirty years. Making it a proper derby match between him and his old pal Sheamus would only add to the match and give it that perfect flavour for a UK event.
Weaving in their former alliance as part of the League of Nations and having Sheamus play the heel role accusing his long-time friend of being ‘past it’ and playing up to the rivalry could make for a nice story on the show’s undercard. And it would be a great excuse for Barrett to roll out the ‘I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news’ line to the Celtic Warrior when he finally accepts his Clash at the Castle challenge.
Moustache Mountain vs. RK-Bro
We’d have to see Tyler and Trent on the same page again (spoiler alert), but if you want to give Clash at the Castle a proper UK vibe, then you have to include two of the most familiar faces on WWE’s UK scene. You have Tyler Bate, the first-ever WWE UK Champion and still lauded as one for the future, alongside Trent Seven who has been a true ambassador for NXT UK and someone who deserves a moment in the main roster spotlight.
Opposing them? Well, why not the most popular tag team in all of wrestling right now in RK-Bro, making this match a fan favourite affair that could kick things off in Cardiff to really get the 70,000 fans in attendance going. Randy is more over than he’s possibly ever been and just imagine the fun he could have with Riddle facing these big strong bois.
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