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Kingston vs. Orton confirmed for WWE Clash of Champions

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Ahead of tonight's SmackDown, the WWE Championship match has been confirmed for Clash of Champions.

WWE Champion Kofi Kingston will defend his title against Randy Orton at the pay-per-view. That's been the direction since Kingston vs. Orton at SummerSlam ended in a double countout.

Orton has been aligned with The Revival during his storyline against Kingston and the rest of The New Day. Big E & Xavier Woods are the SmackDown Tag Team Champions. The Revival challenged them to a title match at Clash of Champions on SmackDown last week, though the official announcement of that match hasn't been made yet.

Clash of Champions is taking place at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 15. The updated card for the PPV is listed below:

  • Universal Champion Seth Rollins defending against Braun Strowman
  • WWE Champion Kofi Kingston defending against Randy Orton
  • SmackDown Women's Champion Bayley defending against Charlotte Flair
  • Raw Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins & Braun Strowman defending against Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
  • The finals of the King of the Ring tournament