After defeating Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam, Roman Reigns’ next challenger is Drew McIntyre. Their match at Clash at the Castle on Saturday, WWE’s first pay-per-view in the UK since 2003, could be the one that ends Reigns’ two-year run as Universal Champion. If Reigns picks up a W, he will likely keep the gold until WrestleMania.
Outside of the title match, Clash at the Castle’s hottest confrontation will be the one between Matt Riddle and Seth Rollins. (Yes, Riddle got his first name back!) The pair were initially scheduled to wrestle at SummerSlam, but their match got delayed to this show. The build-up has been significant, including an excellent interview segment on Raw this week, and both Rollins and Riddle have a history of delivering in big-match settings.
The SmackDown Women’s Championship is also up for grabs as Liv Morgan defends her gold against Shayna Baszler. Bianca Belair’s Raw Women’s Championship is safe for the night as she teams with Alexa Bliss and Asuka to take on the new faction of Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Iyo Sky.
Clash at the Castle is one of two significant wrestling events this weekend, coming the day before AEW’s All Out on Sunday. CM Punk is gunning for the AEW Championship as he faces Jon Moxley in that show’s main event.
WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Drew McIntyre.
Matt Riddle vs. Seth Rollins.
SmackDown Women’s Championship: Liv Morgan (c) vs. Shayna Baszler.
Intercontinental Championship: Gunther (c) vs. Sheamus.
Edge and Rey Mysterio vs. Finn Balor and Damian Priest.
Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss and Asuka vs. Bayley, Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky.
WWE Clash at the Castle takes place at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on Saturday. The show has an unusual start time: 10 a.m. (1 p.m. ET). Grappling fans across the pond usually have to stay up late to watch live wrestling, but that’s not the case here. Clash of the Castle starts at 6 p.m. BST. Australians draw the short straw this time, as the show airs at 3 a.m. AEST on Sunday.
How to watch: Peacock, WWE Network
As you probably know, Peacock is the new home of WWE’s pay-per-views. The WWE Network has, in essence, migrated to NBC’s Peacock streaming service, and that’s where you’ll go to watch Clash at the Castle. Peacock has three tiers: Free, Premium, and Premium Plus. To manage WWE content, you’ll need a Premium subscription. The good news is, that’ll set you back $5 a month, less than the $10 for WWE Network.
If you’re outside the US, you’ll watch Clash at the Castle on the WWE Network as usual.