Published: Mon, December 18, 2017
Life&Culture | By Ben Goodman

The Bottom Line Clash Of Champions 2017 Preview

The Bottom Line Clash Of Champions 2017 Preview

Kevin Owen and Sami Zayn have seen their odds widen from -300 to -975 to defeat Randy Orton and Shinsuke Nakamura. The twist in that duel will be the dual referees in Shane McMahon and Daniel Bryan.

AJ Styles' odds have improved to -720 defending against Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship, while Charlotte Flair's odds to retain the Smackdown Women's Championship against Natalya have remained unchanged at -675.

It won't be the first time that the WWE has broadcast its shows from Phoenix on back-to-back nights.

The main event of Clash of Champions likely won't include a title at all.

The United States Championship is up for grabs in a triple threat match and the SmackDown tag titles on the line in a fatal 4-way encounter.

If Owens and Zayn lose they will be FIRED from the WWE. It's the Usos vs. NewDay vs. Rusev and Aiden English vs. Shelton Benjamin and Chad Gable. With this feud just starting, Rawley should come out of this on top.

Jazz will re-evaluate Rudy Gobert (knee) in two weeks
The 2017 All-NBA Second Team center is now averaging 11.6 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game in his fifth NBA season. It's worth mentioning that Utah's Derrick Favors and the rest of the squad filled in well last time Gobert missed time.

The Bludgeon Brothers vs. Tyler Breeze and Fandango: Let the Road Warriors style destruction continue. Rawley will be victorious in very convincing fashion and I wouldn't be surprised if we see an added beatdown of Ryder after Mojo's won the match to put him over even more.

Jinder Mahal arguably had the most interesting 2017 of any WWE Superstar. And The Riott Squad and Carmella will play intriguing X-factors during Flair vs. Natalya.

Mahal could easily win and have this program go to the Royal Rumble, but it is too close to WrestleMania season for that to happen.

Baron Corbin is favored to retain the United States Championship at -385 and Bobby Roode has odds of +375 of winning that title.

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs. I've ruled out the idea of Bryan turning heel because they were beating viewers over the head with that possibility on the go-home show and it's probably the last thing they would do if he was turning heel. One wrong move and that could spell disaster for the champions. Or, will it be a lackluster affair phoned in by the writing staff saving all the good matches for the Royal Rumble? However, the poor booking of Roode suggests that the WWE does not have faith in him.

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