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Clash of Champions main event gets new stipulation


Randy Orton was nowhere to be found on Monday Night Raw this week, out selling injuries sustained at the hands — and feet — of Drew McIntyre. During the broadcast, it was announced Orton may not be cleared in time to wrestle McIntyre for the WWE championship at the upcoming Clash of Champions pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for Sun., Sept. 27, 2020, at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

Despite this, McIntyre cut a promo revealing the match, provided it goes ahead, will be an Ambulance match. Fitting, after all the injury they’ve caused each other.

Again, though, Orton may not even wrestle that night, if we’re to believe WWE. To prepare for that possibility, the previously planned match pitting McIntyre vs. Keith Lee went ahead with the added stipulation that if Lee emerged victorious, he would be the man to step in for Orton if he can’t wrestle.

That match never saw a finish.

That’s because RETRIBUTION — now consisting of a whole bunch of people, apparently — hit the ring to attack both McIntyre and Lee. The Hurt Business showed up to actually fight back against the invading group and eventually the good guys overwhelmed the men in black, with Lee and McIntyre taking everyone out flying over the top rope, crashing everyone to the floor.

The show ended in a staredown after they got back up.

So there’s no resolution to Lee possibly stepping in for Orton, but no matter who gets the title shot, it will be an Ambulance match.

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