WWE heads overseas on Saturday for its much anticipated Clash at the Castle pay-per-view at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. The show will begin at 1 p.m. ET and will be streamed on Peacock.
This is the company’s first ppv in the United Kingdom in nearly two decades and they’ve gone out of their way to pump this up as a big deal. The main event will undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns put his two-year title reign on the line when defending against Drew McIntyre. As always with these events, you can win big on DraftKings Sportsbook with a $10,000 free-to-play pool available to everyone across the country.
Here are live updates and results from the show:
Undisputed WWE Universal Championship - Roman Reigns (c) defeats Drew McIntyre via pinfall
Without Paul Heyman or The Usos at his side, Roman realized early on just how alone he really was in Cardiff.
Karrion Kross also got involved, throwing a water bottle in Drew’s direction from ringside.
But after a cautious beginning, Roman took control of the match and remained in control for quite a while. So much so that while Drew was down, Reigns got on the mic and shouted for the crowd to acknowledge him. They, uh, did not, but the time allowed McIntyre to suddenly respond with a Glasgow Kiss.
Reigns evaded the first THREE Claymore attempts from Drew. On the first attempt, Roman ducked out of the ring and then stopped McIntyre in his tracks twice, first with a Superman Punch and then with a Spear that caught the challenger flush. But Drew would kick out each time, much to the delight of the 62,000-plus inside Principality Stadium.
Then we had ABSOLUTE CHAOS. While Roman was arguing with the ref, Drew kicked him in the back, which knocked the referee out of the ring. Suddenly, Austin Theory’s music hits, and he runs down to the ring with his Money In The Bank briefcase. But any thoughts of a cash-in were short-lived as British boxing champ Tyson Fury, sitting near the timekeeper, knocked Theory out.
And then, the outrageous finale: Drew Claymore’s Roman, but Reigns ... kicks out!! They brawl for a bit before Drew hits ANOTHER Claymore. This is it! Drew is gonna win it!
BUT NO ... as the referee is counting to three, Solo Sikoa, The Usos’ younger brother, pulls the ref out of the ring. Roman gets up, hits yet another Spear, and Drew doesn’t kick out of this one.
The reign of the Head of the Table continues. 734 days and counting.
Seth Rollins defeat Matt Riddle via pinfall
Here’s how Seth made his way to the ring. Just call him “Rocketman.”
This match was awesome, because of course it was. These two never disappoint. A ton of big, high-impact moves.
But this match came down to Rollins using his mind games to get Riddle off of his game. As he was leveling Riddle in the corner, Rollins told repeatedly that he is a loser and that is why his wife and kids want nothing to do with him.
Rollins then started imitating Randy Orton, and all of this caused Riddle to snap. He tried to hit Rollins with a chair, but Rollins dodged it and used Riddle’s rage to sucker him right into a stomp. That set up another stop, one from the second rope to win the match.
The Architect cackled and teased Riddle relentlessly while the crowd continued to serenade Rollins with his entrance theme, as they did throughout the entire match.
Edge and Rey Mysterio (w/ Dominik Mysterio) defeat The Judgement Day via pinfall
The Judgement Day were rolling early until Rey tripped up Priest on the barricade, allowing Edge to get the hot tag.
From there, things got absolutely WILD. Edge pulled off a 619 and a suicide dive. Rey was flying all over the place. As Balor went for the Coup de Grace, Dominik distracted the referee, allowing Rey to take down Balor with a hurricanrana off the top rope. Dominik helped out his father and Edge once again, tripping up Balor as he was about to fly over the top rope to the outside.
Dominik’s help allowed Rey and Edge to ultimately win ... BUT THAT’S NOT THE STORY.
The story is DOMINIK TURNED! HE FINALLY, FINALLY TURNED! After the match, Dom delivered a swift kick to Edge below the belt and then unleashed a clothesline on his father. Good stuff.
Rey and Edge consoled each other while the baby-faced Mysterio strolled to the back. It’s about time.
Smackdown Women’s Championship - Liv Morgan (c) defeats Shayna Baszler via pinfall
Baszler worked early and often on Morgan’s injured left arm and really dominated the majority of the match.
Just when Baszler looked like she would put the champ away, Morgan gave her a bit of her own medicine by locking in an armbar for an extended period of time.
Although Baszler was able to escape, that time kept her from being unable to really lock in the Kirifuda Clutch.
Morgan made it to the ropes, responded with a Codebreaker and the ObLIVion to retain her title once again.
A pretty quick and simple match without a lot of flair. I would like to see what WWE’s plans are for Morgan from here since she once again didn’t look strong as champion, and the crowd didn’t seem to be enthralled by this match.
Intercontinental Championship - Gunther (c) defeats Sheamus via pinfall
We start with a huge pop for The Celtic Warrior from the U.K. crowd. As Gunther came to the ring, he was joined by Ludwig Kaiser and the returning Giovanni Vinci to reform Imperium. The trio made their way to the ring, where Kaiser and Vinci brawled with Butch and Ridge Holland while Gunther and Sheamus engaged in a long staredown.
As expected, this match was STIFF. Gunther dominated early with chop after chop after chop after chop, turning Sheamus’ chest a bright red. Then Sheamus came back with a bevy of clubbing blows. Just two men hitting each other as hard as possible.
Sheamus had a couple of near falls off of White Noise and the Celtic Cross. He tried for the Brogue Kick, but his back seemed to give out. This gave Gunther an opening to hit a so-so powerbomb followed by a fierce clothesline to get the victory.
The reigning IC champ left the ring flanked by the reformed Imperium while the Cardiff crowd gave the fallen Sheamus another huge ovation.
Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Iyo Sky defeated Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss, and Asuka via pinfall.
Fans chanted and cheered for Bayley throughout the entire match, which clearly — and hilariously — got under the skin of the heel.
The first few minutes contained a lot of frantic action before Bayley, Sky and Kai spent much of the match doing whatever they could to keep Belair from getting involved in the match. When Belair finally got the hot tag, she picked up the pace and wrecked the trio. At one point, Asuka and Bliss used Belair’s back as a platform to perform a superplex off the top rope on Bayley. it was beautiful.
Belair was in control through much of the final 10 minutes before Bayley held her braid from outside the ring, leading to a Rose Plant followed by Sky hitting a moonsault from the top. Bayley rolled up the Raw women’s champ to get the three count.