Roman Reigns’ Clash At The Castle challenger will be determined on tonight’s SmackDown broadcast as Drew McIntyre battles Sheamus.
WWE Clash At The Castle is now just weeks away, scheduled for Saturday, 3 September live from Cardiff, Wales’ Principality Stadium. As of this writing, no matches have been confirmed, but the headline attraction will be made official following tonight’s (8 July) Friday Night SmackDown.
Drew McIntyre and Sheamus are scheduled to collide once more to decide who advances to Cardiff to challenge for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. They’ll face either Roman Reigns or Brock Lesnar for the championship, depending who wins their Last Man Standing match at SummerSlam.
It will mark the ninth televised singles outing between ‘The Scottish Psychopath’ and ‘The Celtic Warrior’, with their first dating back to the 2011 Tribute To The Troops. Their latest collision, which aired on SmackDown’s 10 June broadcast as a Money in the Bank qualifier, culminated in a no contest.
Neither Drew McIntyre nor Sheamus is a stranger to the top prize in WWE. McIntyre has held the WWE Championship twice, while Sheamus has held both the WWE and World Heavyweight Championships. Only Drew has experience wrestling Roman Reigns in a marquee environment, however, losing to ‘The Tribal Chief’ at Survivor Series 2020.
Roman Reigns has held the Universal Championship for almost two years, dethroning ‘The Fiend’ Bray Wyatt at Payback 2020. He added the WWE Championship this past April, pinning Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 38 to become a double champion.