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WWE Clash at the Castle Recap (6-15-24)

By: Xavier Jones

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On the eve of Father’s Day, WWE heads to Glasgow, Scotland for Clash at the Castle. In this Premium Live Event, five titles will be on the line. Rivalries are pushed to the next level, and a new possible challenger emerges, as well. The Glasgow crowd was red hot from start to finish. They were especially on fire for their hometown heroes, Alba Fyre, Isla Dawn, and Drew McIntyre. The match card for WWE Clash at the Castle are of the following:

Undisputed WWE Championship (I Quit Match):

Cody Rhodes vs AJ Styles

WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship (Triple Threat Match):

Bianca Belair/Jade Cargill vs Shayna Baszler/Zoey Stark vs Isla Dawn/Alba Fyre

Intercontinental Championship:

Sami Zayn vs Chad Gable

WWE Women’s Championship:

Bayley vs Piper Niven

World Heavyweight Championship:

Damien Priest vs Drew McIntyre

Undisputed WWE Championship (I Quit Match)

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The match up starts off with some back and forth action between Rhodes and Styles. Things quickly turned one sided after AJ bounced Cody’s head off of the ring bell. This would result in Rhodes being busted open. F—- You AJ chants break out throughout the arena and that only seemed to fuel the fire within Styles. Styles begins to target the neck area of Rhodes with a Brainbuster onto the announce table. Later in the match, Styles would handcuff Cody Rhodes to continue the vicious beatdown. However, Cody would not utter the words “I Quit” and this just angered AJ Styles even more. Styles would then turn his attention to Cody’s mom, and after she slapped him three times in the face Styles threatened her with a chair. Cody manages to free himself from the cuffs and reverses the Phenomenal Forearm by throwing a chair into AJ, which causes him to fall through a table. Cody then hits Styles with three Cross Rhodes, and then decides to handcuff AJ to the ropes. Chair shot after chair shot and Styles still wouldn’t quit. Rhodes gets the metal steps and makes his way towards AJ. The look in Cody’s eyes told AJ everything he needed to know about what was going to happen next if he didn’t quit. AJ says “I Quit!” Winner and still Undisputed WWE Champion, Cody Rhodes! After leaving the ring to head to the back, Cody is approached by Solo, and then is blindsided by the rest of the Bloodline. Randy Orton and Kevin Owens would make the save and send the Bloodline retrieving to the backstage area.

WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship (Triple Threat Match)

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Belair, Baszler, and Dawn kickoff the match in the ring. Isla Dawn is knocked out of the ring, and Belair and Baszler are one on one for the time being. All three teams were able to get in some type of offense. Zoey Stark and Alba Fyre attempt to double team Jade Cargill, but Cargill fends them off and takes the fight to them. Belair and Cargill show off their strength and takes control of the match. The teams of Baszler/Stark and Fyre/Dawn make a decision to work together to neutralize the tag champs. Feeding off of the energy from the crowd, Fyre and Dawn start to build momentum. Later in the match, Cargill and Belair would a massive double team move, but Isla Dawn was able to suppler Cargill out of the way and steal the pinfall for the surprise victory. And new WWE Women’s tag team champions, Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn!

Intercontinental Championship

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In a matchup between these two fierce rivals, Sami Zayn and Chad Gable begin the match by exchanging offensive attacks on one another. Gable would then take control of the match, and begin to focus in on Zayn’s elbow. An one-armed Sami Zayn fights back and gains some of that momentum back. Sami hits Gable with a Mitchinoku Driver for the near fall. Zayn and Gable begin to go back and forth in the middle of the ring until Gable puts Sami in the Crossface submission. Sami Zayn counters with a Crossface of his own but to no avail. While Chad Gable berates Maxine in the corner, Sami attempts a Helluva Kick but misses and almost hits Maxine instead. That stops Zayn in his tracks only for Gable to hit him with the Chaos Theory for the near fall. Gable is once again distracted by his own team, and Sami connects with the Helluva Kick for the three count to retain the Intercontinental championship. 

WWE Women’s Championship

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After weeks of countless attacks by Piper Niven on Bayley, they’re now set to face off against each other for the title. Early on in the bout, the strength of Piper Niven seemed to be too much for Bayley to withstand. After referee Charles Robinson throws Chelsea Green out from ringside, the playing field was now even. Bayley goes on the offensive to only score a near fall. Niven fights off Bayley again, but nothing materialized. Then, Bayley connects with a Bayley-To-Back suppler from the top rope for the near fall. Bayley would counter Piper’s offense with a Crucifix Driver and the rollup victory to remain the Women’s champion.

World Heavyweight Championship

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Since losing the World Heavyweight championship to Damien Priest via Money in the Bank cash-in at Wrestlemania, Drew McIntyre finally gets his opportunity at a rematch to win the title back. Also, this time he gets to do it in front of his hometown crowd in Glasgow, Scotland. The match starts and Drew McIntyre takes complete control. After a poke to the eyes, Priest was able to regain control of the match. The Scottish Pyschopath hits a Spinebuster into a pin combination on Damien Priest for a two count. McIntyre then hits Priest with a Mitchinoku Driver for a near fall. After a crucial misstep by Priest, he begins to favor his ankle. Drew then hits Priest with a Future Shock DDT for a two count. Damien Priest was able to hit Drew with the Razor’s Edge, but only for a near fall. Both competitors exchange blows in the center of the ring. After a Glasgow Kiss, Drew then hits Priest with the Claymore sending him through the barricade. McIntyre goes for another Claymore, but Priest counters it into a South of Heaven for a near fall. Damien Priest hits a Hurricarana, but Drew is able to hit another Claymore for another near fall. Drew hits a fourth Claymore, but the referee is down and out. Another referee runs down to make the count, but stops at two and it turns out to be CM Punk. After a low blow by CM Punk, Priest hits McIntyre with the South of Heaven for the three count. Damien Priest retains his title. 

The next PLE for the WWE is Money in the Bank, and it takes place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on July 6th.