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WWE Clash of Champions 2016 results: Match 7 ends in a no contest due to TOO MUCH ASSKICKING

After nearly two months of matches, it came down to this.

Sheamus and Cesaro were all tied up at three wins a piece in their best-of-seven series for a “championship opportunity”. It just so happened to go the limit, and work out so WWE could put the ultimate contest on pay-per-view (PPV) at Clash of Champions in Indianapolis.

Like his 3 - 0 start to the series, the Celtic Warrior came out fast and looked to polish off the Swiss Superman. But, as with Cesaro’s three straight wins to knot the series, he proved he’s not an easy guy to finish.

The other theme from these matches the two men played with was the King of Swing’s back injury. Although it didn’t play the same role it did in the third and fourth bouts, it was explained as the reason a Sharpshooter couldn’t finish things off, and why Cesaro couldn’t execute his deadlift suplex.

Here, they were focused on each man doing whatever it took to win. Cesaro used a 6-1-9 for a nearfall. Sheamus grabbed the tights to gain leverage on a cover. They called back to the roll-up counter of the Cloverleaf that extended the series at a house show in London.

A SCARY suicide dive exemplified the approach both guys were taking:

And after that, things got crazy.

After a frenetic sequence that included the obligatory “screaming in each other’s faces while they hit each other”, Sheamus dove from the top turnbuckle onto the floor, only to be met by a European uppercut. The Irishman then hit White Noise on Cesaro on the floor. By the time they flew over the barricade, the trainers were checking on them, and it was unclear if it was a work.

Referee John Cone called for the bell. The Swiss argued he could fight with one arm. Almost unable to stand, Sheamus tried to fight off officials trying to help him to the back.

The crowd in Indiana waited for the twist. Cesaro rolled into the ring to yell “COME ON”. The Celtic Warrior lived up to his name by trying to fight his way back to the ring.

But in the end, there was no twist. Match seven is a no contest, and we await word from Mick Foley and Stephanie McMahon.

For complete Clash of Champions results and coverage of every match on the card click here.

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