WWE Clash at the Castle 2022 predictions, card, matches, PPV preview, start time, location, date

On Saturday, WWE will host a premium live event at a stadium in the UK for the first time in over 30 years when Clash at the Castle arrives in Wales. It’s a big show with high stakes and big storylines going on.

In the main event, Drew McIntyre will be looking to use home-court advantage to claim the biggest win of his career when he takes on Roman Reigns for the undisputed WWE Universal Championship. The SmackDown Women’s Title and Intercontinental Championship will also be on the line.

Additionally, legends Edge and Rey Mysterio team up when they take on Judgment Day members Damian Priest and Finn Balor. Edge helped found the faction earlier this year before the crew turned on him and kicked him out. Now he continues to seek revenge on the group after weeks of feuding with Rey and Dominik Mysterio where Edge tried to help the duo.

Let’s take a closer look at who our experts at CBS Sports think will win WWE Clash at the Castle, which kicks off Saturday at 1 p.m. ET from Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, and airs live on Peacock.

WWE Clash at the Castle 2022 Predictions

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

At some point, WWE has to split the two world titles. It just doesn’t work that Reigns is so often absent from the lineup, taking away TV’s two biggest belts. Raw elevated Bobby Lashley and the United States Title with a very solid story set on the women’s side of the show, but SmackDown needs something as an anchor. Unfortunately, this match is set up with both belts on the line and I don’t see WWE taking them both away from Reigns. Instead, Reigns will likely win with enough controversy to move the feud forward a month or two, creating a situation where the belts can somehow be split. McIntyre will likely find himself world champion again in the near future, but that’s unlikely to happen in Wales unless something in the structure of the game changes before the bell rings. Choice: Roman Reigns retains the title –Brent Brookhouse

It’s refreshing to have a WWE main event with an uncertain outcome. The company’s commitment to multi-layered storytelling is paying off with an anticipated world title match that could go either way. The Bloodline’s unparalleled dominance makes Reigns the deserved favorite. McIntyre’s renewed fire and European crowd support make him a credible threat. The denouement is further muddied by the potential involvement of Killer Kross, Money in the Bank briefcase Theory, and the perpetually intertwined duo of Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Reigns will likely enter WrestleMania with at least a world title if a dream match against The Rock is still on the table. Closing out a major show with an indecisive finish is usually a buzzkill, but it may be necessary in this circumstance. Kross could attack both men (or just McIntyre) to end the fight by disqualification or no contest. Theory could cash in and take a fall, leading to some sort of convoluted result where Reigns and McIntyre split the two world titles. Either way, Reigns will remain world champion and McIntyre will remain strong. Pick: Drew McIntyre wins but Roman Reigns keeps – Shakiel Mahjouri

SmackDown Women’s Championship – Liv Morgan (c) vs. Shayna Baszler

Morgan’s title reign didn’t get off to the best start. The SummerSlam match with Ronda Rousey was something of a disaster, with Morgan winning because the referee missed her, which is a terrible way to book a babyface champion. As such, she needs something of a good Clash demo. Baszler gives Morgan the opportunity to take on a Rousey-style opponent from the MMA world and prove she can hold on. That’s what she will do. Choice: Liv Morgan retains the title — Brookhouse (also Mahjouri)

Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss, and Asuka vs. Bayley, Dakota Kai, and IYO SKY

Kai and SKY were surefire favorites to win the vacant Women’s Tag Team Titles on Monday Night Raw. The emergence of Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah as champions came as a real surprise. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but Bayley’s group needs to pick up momentum immediately. This result is an example of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. Belair, Asuka, and Bliss have star power, but Bayley’s faction must be presented as a cohesive tactical force that can overcome their opponents’ individual strengths. Pick: Bayley, Dakota Kai and IYO SKY win — Mahjouri (also Brookhouse)

Matt Riddle vs. Seth Rollins

It seems like the only logical outcome here is Riddle getting a win. Rollins has passed Riddle too many times in a row and now Riddle needs to take the win here to recover. There are currently issues outside of the ring surrounding Riddle that could lead to WWE choosing to go with Rollins here, but it seems that from a strictly “good booking” standpoint, there’s no way that you can’t put Riddle here. Pick: Matt Riddle wins — Brookhouse (also Mahjouri)

Intercontinental Championship – Gunther (c) vs. Sheamus

Regardless of the outcome, Gunther vs. Sheamus promises to be a hard-hitting delight. Gunther’s run in NXT UK has rightfully cemented him as an internet darling. Sheamus is WWE’s premier brawling brute in over a decade. There has been a desire to see the Intercontinental title return to its former glory. The title has been an afterthought for far too long, but Gunther seems well-placed to restore some prestige to the belt. Choice: Gunther retains the title — Mahjouri (also Brookhouse)

Edge & Rey Mysterio vs. Judgment Day

One of Triple H’s best decisions during those early days of his tenure as creative leader was the slow transition out of the Vince McMahon era. It adds new wrinkles to the program without aggressively throwing away what isn’t working. Judgment Day has been horribly mismanaged for most of its existence, but the individual talents of its members are undeniable. Edge and Mysterio are virtually bulletproof and should take a loss against Balor’s team. Choose: Judgment Day wins — Mahjouri (also Brookhouse)

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