Sunday, September 04, 2022

Clash At The Castle: The Aftermath

I'm over twelve hours removed from watching WWE's Clash at the Castle event and thought I would share some thoughts about the show.

First - it was really cool to be able to watch the event live on TV in my living room. 

With the event being the first stadium show in the UK in over thirty years, Clash at the Castle being on BT Sport 2 meant I could recreate watching SummerSlam 1992 by watching the show in my living room just like teenage me did all those years ago. 

That's where the similarities end.

As I wrote, in yesterday's review of Drew McIntyre's autobiography, I had doubt that the Scot would beat Roman Reigns for the undisputed WWE Universal Championship. However, I thought WWE should have pulled the trigger because of how important the show was meant to be.

McIntyre lost in the main event.

Mirror that with 1992, and you saw the British Bulldog claim the Intercontinental Championship against Bret 'Hitman' Hart in a classic.

The Wembley fans got a satisfying conclusion, the Principality Stadium crowd were treated to a sing-song by Tyson Fury and Drew McIntyre.

Ironically, the match I enjoyed the most was the Intercontinental Championship meeting between titleholder - Gunther - and Sheamus.

Sheamus, who came into the match seeking a grand slam because the IC strap is the only title he has not won, lost.

Notice a pattern?

The people the fans wanted to win did not have their arms raised. 

Visually, the venue looked amazing. It's a shame some of the results didn't comply with that good vibe.

SummerSlam 1992 remains the best UK stadium show WWE has put on.

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