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WWE Clash at the Castle 2024 Preview and Predictions

As the WWE Universe gears up for Clash at the Castle 2024 in Glasgow, Scotland, the excitement is reaching a fever pitch. Wrestling Uncensored hosts Dave Simon, Ben Simon, and Johnny North have shared their predictions, focusing on the high-stakes showdown between Drew McIntyre and Damian Priest. Will the hometown hero Drew McIntyre reclaim glory in front of his Scottish fans, or will Damian Priest defy expectations and retain his title? Dive into our detailed preview and get ready for an electrifying event. Plus, don't miss our live post-event reactions on YouTube, Rumble, Twitch, Kick, and X!

The WWE Clash at the Castle 2024 is set to take place this weekend in Glasgow, Scotland. Dave Simon, Ben Simon, and Johnny North, the hosts of Wrestling Uncensored, discussed their predictions and the potential outcomes of the event in their latest episode. Here鈥檚 a breakdown of their insights and forecasts for this much-anticipated WWE event.

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WWE Clash at the Castle Predictions

The main event of WWE Clash at the Castle features Drew McIntyre vs. Damian Priest for the WWE Championship. This match has fans buzzing due to the compelling storylines and the potential for a major title change. Dave Simon emphasized the significance of the match, noting that both wrestlers have strong cases for winning.

“Drew McIntyre is on the run of his career,” Dave stated. “He’s cutting good promos, he’s jacked, and he’s got a big feud coming with CM Punk when Punk comes back.”

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The discussion revealed that Drew McIntyre has the home advantage, wrestling in front of a Scottish WWE Clash at the Castle crowd eager to see their hometown hero triumph. Ben Simon added, “It’s in Scotland, where he’s from, so you know, and he didn’t win at the last Clash at the Castle in Wales, where a lot of the wrestling world wanted him to beat Roman Reigns. But he didn’t for obvious reasons.”

On the other hand, Damian Priest鈥檚 title run has been less impressive. Winning the title at WrestleMania after cashing in the Money in the Bank briefcase, Priest鈥檚 reign has been overshadowed by other storylines within the Judgment Day faction. Dave noted, “Priest hasn’t really had a good run or a good shot at a run here. But with Rhea Ripley gone, Dominik Mysterio is a focus with Liv Morgan. Priest is just there as the champion.”

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Predictions for the Clash at the Castle Main Event

The hosts were divided in their predictions for the main event. Dave Simon leaned towards a Drew McIntyre victory, possibly aided by CM Punk’s interference. “I think Punk is there. Apparently, Punk is in Glasgow. I don’t know what that means. I don’t know if he’s going to get involved in the match, but I could see him costing Priest the belt because I have a hard time believing WWE is going to leave Scotland tomorrow without putting one of those people over with a championship belt,” Dave said.

However, Johnny North speculated on a different outcome, suggesting a potential DQ or screwy finish that allows Priest to retain the title. “After Raw, I’m like, it’s too much in McIntyre’s favour. I feel like Priest, maybe there will be a DQ screwy finish, but somehow, someway Priest is going to walk out still champion this thing.”

Other Matches at Clash at the Castle

The card for Clash at the Castle includes several other intriguing matchups. AJ Styles vs. Cody Rhodes is expected to be a standout, with Dave Simon expressing excitement for the wrestling quality of the bout. “The match that I’m excited to see wrestling-wise will be AJ Styles and Cody Rhodes because their last match was very good, and I expect the next one to be awesome, too,” Dave commented.

Another notable match is the triple threat for the WWE Women’s Championship featuring Bianca Belair, Jade Cargill, and Bayley. Despite the anticipation, Dave and Johnny were aligned in their belief that Bayley would retain her title. “Piper Niven is from Scotland. She’s not beating Bayley for the WWE Women’s Championship tomorrow afternoon,” Dave predicted.

The Intercontinental Championship match between Sami Zayn and Chad Gable also garnered attention. Johnny North predicted a title change, believing Gable could dethrone Zayn. “I think Gable will become the new IC champion,” Johnny asserted, while Dave remained skeptical, stating, “I’d be a little surprised if it happens here, but you never know.”

WWE’s Potential Move to Netflix and AEW’s Switch to Sportsnet

In addition to Clash at the Castle, the hosts discussed significant shifts in the broadcasting landscape for WWE and AEW. Dave Simon highlighted the potential move of WWE RAW and SmackDown to Netflix, which could substantially change how fans consume WWE content.

“Sportsnet could be losing WWE content. Dave explained, “That means AEW would be televised more, and you鈥檇 hopefully get Collision, Rampage, and Dynamite televised weekly.”

Johnny North pointed out the benefits and drawbacks of this shift. “The positive for TSN is that they’ve mastered the on-demand content. Sportsnet pretty much re-airs the exact broadcast with the commercials. If they’re going to have AEW, they need to fix that,” Johnny stated.

AEW’s Move to Sportsnet

Moving to Sportsnet could significantly increase AEW’s visibility and accessibility in Canada. Dave Simon emphasized the importance of being on TV regularly. “Getting the shows televised should be the priority no matter how they’re televised because you gotta get the eyeballs on AEW,” he said. At this point, AEW is a product that you have to seek out. You are only watching this show if you are an AEW fan; you’re looking for it, and then you’re paying for it.”

Johnny North added that the move could improve AEW’s reach. “There are opportunities with Sportsnet that TSN doesn’t want to do. Sportsnet goes where the money is,” he mentioned, highlighting Sportsnet’s business-oriented approach compared to TSN.

WWE Clash at the Castle 2024 Summation

The WWE Clash at the Castle 2024 promises to be an eventful show with high stakes and potential title changes. Drew McIntyre and Damian Priest’s match is at the center of the anticipation, with fans and experts divided on the outcome. Additionally, the potential move of WWE programming to Netflix and AEW’s shift to Sportsnet could reshape the wrestling broadcasting landscape in Canada, making the sport more accessible to fans across the country.

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