Cageside Community Ratings: Clash of Champions

We're coming to the end of the 2018/19 Cageside Community Rating Pay per view season. After Clash of Champions, there's only two WWE network specials until Survivor Series.

As with every PPV each match has been rated by members of the Cageside Community in order to a cSs rating. All the votes have been tallied and compared with the scores awarded by Dave Meltzer, and ESPN.

Highest Rated match of the night

Raw women’s title match - Becky Lynch v Sasha Banks - Cageside rating: 4.20

Votes: 523

Meltzer Rating: 3.75

ESPN Rating: 4.25

2018/19 rank: 11th out of 128

  • Sasha Banks' return to Pay per view action was a smash hit, as her match with Becky Lynch was rated as match of the night by all three judges.
  • This is the second highest rated women's match of 2019 with Cagesiders, scoring marginally less than the 4.22 Asuka's Royal Rumble victory of Lynch received.

2nd Place

WWE Women’s tag team title match - Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross v Fire and Desire - Cageside rating: 3.83

Votes: 161

Meltzer Rating: 1.75

ESPN Rating: 2.75

2018/19 rank: 39th

  • With a third of the voters granting this match a maximum rating, the women's tag team title match takes second position.
  • Not everyone was thrilled. Meltzer's 1.75 score led to the fourth largest Meltz gap of the season of 2.08.

3rd Place

Roman Reigns v Erick Rowan - Cageside rating: 3.64

Votes: 161

Meltzer Rating: 1.75

ESPN Rating: 2.75

2018/19 rank: 50th

  • Erick Rowan's first Pay per view singles victory saw him and Roman Reigns take third place.
  • With a mere 161 votes, this is lowest number of votes for a Reigns match this season

WWE Universal title match - Seth Rollins v Braun Strowman - Cageside rating: 3.46

Votes: 214

Meltzer Rating: 3.5

ESPN Rating: N/A

2018/19 rank: 59th

  • Seth Rollins second Universal title reign of 2019 saw him pick up a respectable score from both Meltzer and Cagesiders.

SDL tag team title match - New Day v The Revival - Cageside rating: 3.46

Votes: 62

Meltzer Rating: 2.75

ESPN Rating: 3.5

2018/19 rank: 60th

  • The top guys completed the Grand Slam of tag titles in WWE with this win. Yet again the SDL tag title match received fewer than 100 votes.

WWE title match - Kofi Kingston v Randy Orton - Cageside rating: 3.31

Votes: 298

Meltzer Rating: 3

ESPN Rating: 3.25

2018/19 rank: 67th

  • Kofi Kingston is Mr Consistency with Cagesiders. This was his fifth PPV WWE title defence which scored in the 3-4 star range.
  • This is the first time the WWE title match received more votes than the Universal championship this season.

Raw tag team title match Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman v Bobby Roode & Dolph Ziggler - Cageside rating: 3.25

Votes: 62

Meltzer Rating: 2.25

ESPN Rating: 3

2018/19 rank: 71st

  • The opening match of the PPV received the same number of votes as the SDL tag title match. All three judges preferred the blue brand's offering.

WWE Cruiserweight title match - Drew Gulak v Humberto Carillo v Lince Dorado - Cageside rating: 3.24

Votes: 42

Meltzer Rating: 3.5

ESPN Rating: N/A

2018/19 rank: 74th

  • The Cruiserweight title match received the lowest amount of votes this year. This is the lowest rated match of Gulak's championship reign.

Intercontinental title match - Shinsuke Nakamura v The Miz - Cageside rating: 3.06

Votes: 99

Meltzer Rating: 2.25

ESPN Rating: 3.5

2018/19 rank: 89th

  • Shinsuke Nakamura's title defence split opinion, with Cagesiders' falling in the middle of Meltzer and ESPN on this one.

SDL women’s title match - Bayley v Charlotte Flair - Cageside rating: 2.91

Votes: 123

Meltzer Rating: 1.25

ESPN Rating: 1.5

2018/19 rank: 95th

  • This is the second consecutive PPV a Bayley victory scored 2.91 with Cagesiders.
  • The match was rated as the worst of the night by both Meltzer and ESPN.

United States Title match - AJ Styles v Cedric Alexander - Cageside rating: 2.89

Votes: 88

Meltzer Rating: 2

ESPN Rating: 3.25

2018/19 rank: 96th

  • A rare misfire of AJ Styles on the pre-show. In fact this is the lowest score he has received from Cagesiders. His previous worst came at 2017 Battleground, when his match with Kevin Owens scored 2.99.
Clash of Champions came in with a match average score of 3.39. Meltzer's average was a less favourable 2.61.

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