Even though all eyes are glued to the Survivor Series pay-per-view event on Nov. 19, 2017, word has come out on some of the main matches that will highlight Clash of Champions scheduled to take place on Dec. 17, 2017, in Boston.
According to Andrew Ravens of eWrestlingNews.com, there are already four matches being reported for Clash of Champions. It's expected that Shinsuke Nakamura will face Sami Zayn in a singles match, as the two former NXT superstars go one-on-one for the first time here on the main roster.
The Usos will defend their SmackDown Tag Team Championships against New The New Day. On top of that, Bobby Roode and Dolph Ziggler will face off as they continue their rivalry.
Finally, Baron Corbin (the United States Champion), will square off against Tye Dillinger— though it's not known if the former will have to put his title on the line.
Last year's event included superstars from both the Raw and SmackDown brands. But Ravens added that the event will be exclusive to the SmackDown brand this year. It'll be the final pay-per-view of 2017, with the Royal Rumble being the first event of the new year.
Obviously, Clash of Champions will need a couple of main matches too. Jinder Mahal will most likely put his Championship on the line, while other top stars in Kevin Owens and AJ Styles will most likely compete as well.
If Zayn and Nakamura do face off, it'll be interesting to see how this goes in storyline. Zayn has aligned himself with long-time nemesis, Kevin Owens. Meanwhile, Nakamura hasn't been used correctly by the creative team—though many thought he'd be in the main event picture by now.
The Usos will look to defend the SmackDown titles as they captured the belts for the third time at Hell in a Cell. But The New Day will also look to build off a record-setting Tag Team title run in which they held the belts for 478 days.
If Ravens' report is true, then we'll be in for quite a pay-per-view event at Clash of Champions. But don't expect the buildup for the matches to take place until after Survivor Series since all the stars on the blue brand square off against Raw.