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2022 WWE Clash at the Castle Predictions, Cards, Matches, PPV Previews, Start Times, Dates, Locations

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On Saturday, WWE will host its first Stadium Premium live event in England in over 30 years, with Clash at the Castle arriving in Wales. It’s a big show with big stakes and big story continuations.

In the main event, Drew McIntyre will look to take advantage of his home court to claim the biggest win of his career when he faces Roman Reigns for the undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Both the SmackDown Women’s Title and the Intercontinental Her Championship are also contested.

Elsewhere, Riddle and Seth Rollins try to settle the score with growing beef. A promo cut earlier this week resembles UFC legends Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier being interviewed in separate rooms and yelling at each other.

Take a closer look at who CBS Sports’ experts predict will come out on top as WWE Clash at the Castle, which starts Saturday at 1pm at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales and airs live on Peacock.

2022 WWE Clash at the Castle Predictions

Undisputed WWE Universal Championship — Roman Reigns (c) vs. Drew McIntyre

At some point, WWE will have to split the two world titles. Having Reigns frequently absent from programming to rob television of the two biggest belts doesn’t work. But SmackDown needs something as an anchor. Unfortunately this match was set up with both belts on the line and I don’t think WWE will move them both out of Reigns. , Reigns likely wins enough controversies to advance the feud for another month or two, setting up a situation where the belts could somehow split. Chances are they’ll be champions, but that probably won’t happen in Wales unless something changes about the structure of the match before the bell rings. The Pick: Roman Reigns Retains Title — Brent Brookhouse

It’s refreshing to have a WWE Main Event with an uncertain outcome. With Bloodline’s unparalleled dominance, Reigns is a natural favorite. McIntyre’s new offense and European crowd support make him an incredible threat. The outcome is further blurred by the potential involvement of Killer Cross, Money in the Bank briefcase owner Theory, and the forever-entwined duo of Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. If the match is still on the table, Reigns could enter WrestleMania with at least one world title. may become Cross could attack both men (or just McIntyre) to end the match with a disqualification or no contest. The theory could be profitable and take the pinfall, leading to some sort of mixed outcome with Reigns and McIntyre splitting his two world titles. Either way, Reigns remains World Champion and McIntyre remains strong. Pick: Drew McIntyre wins, but Roman Reigns stays — Shakiel Majuli

SmackDown Women’s Championship — Liv Morgan (c) vs. Shayna Bazler

Morgan’s title reign didn’t get off to the best start. Her SummerSlam match with Ronda Rousey was something of a disaster in which Morgan won because the referee missed her tapout, so she needs to put on a show right in her Clash. Bazler faces her Rousey-style opponents in the MMA world and gives her Morgan a chance to prove she can hang. that’s what she does. The Pick: Liv Morgan Retains Title — Brookhouse (also Majuli)

Bianca Blair, Alexa Bliss & Asuka vs. Bailey, Dakota Kai & IYO SKY

Kai and SKY were the sure favorites to win the vacant Women’s Tag Team titles on Monday night Raw. The arrival of Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah as champions was a real surprise. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but Bayley’s group should be picking up steam soon. This result is an example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Belaire, Asuka, and Bliss have star powers, but Bailey’s faction must be presented as a cohesive, tactical force capable of overcoming an enemy’s individual strengths. Picks: Bailey, Dakota Kai and IYO SKY win — Mahjouri (also Brookhouse)

Matt Riddle vs. Seth Rollins

The only logical outcome here is for Riddle to win. Rollins has beaten Riddle so many times that Riddle needs to rebuild himself with a win here. There are some out-of-ring issues surrounding Riddle right now and WWE could choose to go with Rollins here, but strictly from a “good booking” standpoint, putting Riddle here I feel that there is no way to do it. Pick: Matt Riddle Wins — Brookhouse (also Majuli)

Intercontinental Championship — Gunther (c) vs. Sheamus

Regardless of the outcome, Gunther vs. Sheamus promises to be an intense pleasure. Gunther’s NXT UK run has rightly cemented him as an internet darling. Sheamus has been WWE’s premier brawler for over a decade. There has been a desire to see the intercontinental title return to its former glory. The title has been on the backburner for far too long, but Gunther seems poised to restore some prestige to the belt. The Pick: Gunther Retains Title — Mahjouri (also Brookhouse)

Edge & Rey Mysterio vs. The Judgment Day

One of Triple H’s better decisions during his tenure was to slowly move away from the Vince McMahon era in the early stages of his tenure leading creativity. He adds new wrinkles to the program without actively throwing out what isn’t working. Judgment Day has been grossly mistreated for most of its existence, but the individual talents of its members are undeniable. It should not be. Choice: Judgment Day Wins — Mahjouri (also Brookhouse)