WWE Clash at The Castle Main Event Update, News on Brock Lesnar, Theory and Drew McIntyre

Drew McIntyre will headline the inaugural WWE Clash at The Castle event.

Tonight’s SmackDown kicked off with McIntyre defeating Sheamus in a Donnybrook Match to become the next No. 1 contender for the Undisputed WWE Universal Title for a title shot at Clash at The Castle.

During Saturday’s WWE SummerSlam event, Roman Reigns will defend the Undisputed WWE Universal Title against Brock Lesnar in a Last Man Standing match. The winner of that fight then takes the title to Clash at The Castle to defend against McIntyre in the main event.

Theory attacked McIntyre after the Donnybrook Match and knocked him down with the Money In the Bank briefcase, then vowed to become the undisputed WWE Universal Champion by cashing in Lesnar of Reigns at SummerSlam. The theory also says that he will be the one to defend against McIntyre at Clash at The Castle. In the final part of tonight’s show, Lesnar interrupted Paul Heyman’s special counsel message. As Lesnar pushed Heyman into a corner, Theory attacked Lesnar with briefcase shots, but Lesnar took Theory’s briefcase and knocked him down with it. Lesnar then launched Theory with two German suplexes and stood upright while Theory retreated to the ground. Theory turned to a Claymore Kick from McIntyre, and SmackDown went off the air as Lesnar and McIntyre stared at each other as Lesnar watched from the ring.

It was reported months ago that WWE had plans for McIntyre vs. Reigns as headliner Clash at The Castle. It’ll be interesting to see if that’s still the plan now that Vince McMahon is retired.

The WWE Clash at The Castle Premium Live Event will take place on Saturday, September 3rd from the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. The event will air live at 1pm ET and 10am PT on Peacock.

WWE has not announced any other matches for Clash at The Castle at the time of writing, but the Superstars currently listed on the WWE website are Reigns, McIntyre, WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley, RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair, Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch, Ronda Rousey and WWE Hall of Famer Edge.

Stay informed WrestlingHeadlines.com for more. Below are a few photos from tonight’s Donnybrook match on SmackDown’s SummerSlam go-home edition, along with photos from the main event segment:

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