Last night, war broke loose. Last night, WWE ppv Battleground took place in Tampa, Florida. Below are the results, my match ratings and highlights. Enjoy!
Match #1: The Usos (c) vs The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan and Luke Harper) in a 2 out of 3 Falls match for the Tag Team Championships
I actually missed this match, sadly. So, because I missed it, I can't really give my rating or my highlight. People on my Twitter timeline state that it was an awesome match and the best of the night. I'm really disappointed I missed it, and hopefully I can find it on YouTube, but anyway, the winners of this match were:
Winners: The Usos Retain
Next, we see Seth Rollins backstage talking to Tom Phillips. Rollins talks about his match tonight, until Dean Ambrose attacks him out of nowhere. Officials try to break the two up, until Triple H comes walking to the scene. He pulls Dean Ambrose off of Rollins and told security to throw Ambrose out of the building. This was the start of some epic and entertaining brawls throughout the night between the two. Oh, and their match didn't happen, sadly.
Match #2: Paige vs AJ Lee (c) for the Divas Championship
Pretty good match. I was a little disappointed in this match, but I doubt this was the last time we'll see these two ladies battle. Anyway, Paige dominated most of this match. Towards the end of the match, we saw Paige break out of the Black Widow and AJ kick out of the Paige Turner. We also heard Paige communicate with AJ telling her to end the match, but that's no big deal since we hear Cena communicate all the time. Anyway, AJ hit the Shining Wizard to end the match.
Winner: AJ Lee Retains
Highlights of the match: Paige breaking out of the Black Widow, AJ kicking out of Paige Turner, and Paige throwing AJ into the barricade.
Match Rating: 6/10
Next, we have Randy Orton backstage looking for Kane. Kane shows up behind Orton. Orton apologizes to him for what happened on RAW and says they need to make sure John Cena or Roman Reigns don't leave with the titles. Kane states the winner of the match is standing right here, and walks off.
Match #3: Rusev vs Jack Swagger
Before the match, we saw Lana speaking on the mic about how the United States sucks. Swagger's music then hits and him and Zeb walk out to the ring. Zeb grabs a mic, but before he can speak, Lana slaps Zeb in the face. Rusev and Swagger then go to war. Rusev dominated the first part of the match, until Swagger rolls out of the ring and Zeb hyped him up. Swagger gets back in the ring and attacks Rusev. He then applies the Patriot Lock. Rusev crawls to the bottom rope to break the hold and then falls to the floor. Swagger gets out of the ring and applies the Patriot Lock again out side of the ring. Rusev counters and sends Swagger flying head first into the ring post. Rusev gets back into the ring and wins via count out. After the match, Rusev throws Swagger (who's still knocked out) back into the ring and applies the Camel Clutch. I think this feud isn't over.
Winner: Rusev via Count Out
Highlights of the match: Swagger delivering that clothesline (I thought it was nicely done) and Rusev sending Swagger head first into the ring post.
Match Rating: 7/10
Next, we get a creepy promo from Goldust and Stardust. I actually like the Stardust character, but I'm also hoping we get to see Goldust vs Cody Rhodes at SummerSlam.
Match #4: Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose
Like I said above, this match didn't happen. But, instead, we got some really entertaining brawls throughout the night between the two. Anyway, Seth comes out to the ring and demands the referee raises his hand and Justin Roberts declare him the winner via forfeit. The ref and Justin do so. His music starts playing and he celebrates.
Winner: Seth Rollins via Forfeit
He begins to exit, until Dean Ambrose comes running down the ramp and attacks him. I guess all the good security were part of the budget cuts. Silly Vince. Anyways, Ambrose sends Rollins into the barricade and they brawl ringside. Then in the audience. Then back ringside. Officials come out and try to break it up. Security grab Ambrose and drags him through the audience. Ambrose escapes, jumps onto the announce table, jumps onto the Spanish announce tables, and jumps on Rollins. The brawl continues. Officials can't separate them. Triple H then comes out. He pulls Ambrose off. This time, Rollins is the one that attacks. They still can't separate the two. The crowd chants 'Let them fight'. Security has to carry Ambrose out. They're almost successful, until Rollins attacks again. Triple H pulls Rollins out of the brawl and takes him to the entrance. He raises his hand as security carry Ambrose out of the arena. I'm kind of glad they didn't have the match, because this match is SummerSlam material.
Brawl Rating: 10/10
Match #5: Chris Jericho vs Bray Wyatt
This match wasn't awesome, but it was pretty good. During the match, we see Chris Jericho launch onto Bray Wyatt and the rest of the family outside of the ring. We also see Harper and Rowan get sent to the back by the referee. The rest of the match has back and forth action. There's a point in the match where both men were down and Bray got up by doing his spider walk. Creepy as f***. In the end, Jericho hit the Codebreaker out of nowhere for the win. I was actually surprised Jericho won. I'm hope this feud will continue, and we get to see another battle between the two at SummerSlam. If we do get another match, I'm pretty sure Wyatt will go over. A win at SummerSlam would definitely beat a lost at a two year old ppv.
Winner: Chris Jericho
Highlights of the match: Jericho climbing the apron and launching himself onto the whole Wyatt Family outside of the ring, Jericho landing on the camera man, and Wyatt's creepy spider walk.
Match Rating: 6/10
After the match, we see Seth Rollins walking out of the arena with two security personnel. When they get to the parking lot, Seth looks back and tells the security to go away and that he doesn't need them. Big mistake. They go away and Rollins continues to walk to his car. He then gets paranoid and looks around the lot. While his back is turned to his car, the trunk pop open and out comes Dean Ambrose with a weapon. Ambrose runs toward Seth Rollins and swings the weapon at him. He misses and they start brawling. Ambrose sends Rollins flying onto Rollins' car and they start brawling on the car. Rollins pushes Ambrose off, gets in the car and speeds off. He forgets his bag on the lot. Dean Ambrose stand in the lot looking at Rollins' car as Rollins speeds away. Very entertaining brawl.
Brawl Rating: 10/10
Match #6: Battle Royal for the Intercontinental Championship
They participants make their entrances. After Sheamus comes out, Bad News Barrett's theme hits. He comes out and states that the winner's demise will come in a form of a Bullhammer. The bell rings and here we go. The Great Khali is the first one eliminated. Later in the match, Kofi Kingston did his usual 'Holy Crap' moments that he always does in Battle Royals/Royal Rumbles by hanging onto Cesaro's legs and jumping onto Big E's shoulders, who was eliminated just seconds before. Cesaro also ignored elimination by hanging onto Kofi's hair. Ouch. Cesaro finally eliminates Kofi by suplexing him out of the ring. Cesaro then gets eliminated by Heath Slater. Yes, Heath Slater eliminated Cesaro. Slater then takes a brogue kick by Sheamus and out he goes. In the end, Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler are the only ones left in the ring. The Miz is also still part of the match, but is laying on the floor. (He escaped through the bottom rope) Sheamus and Ziggler start brawling. After a couple minutes, Sheamus finally gets eliminated by Ziggler. Ziggler thought he won it, until Miz comes back in and eliminates him.
Winner: The Miz
Highlights of the match: JBL calling R-Truth 'R-Trizzle' while Truth was coming out to the ring, Kofi Kingston ignoring elimination twice, and Cesaro ignoring elimination by hanging onto Kofi's hair.
Match Rating: 8/10
Match #7: Roman Reigns vs Kane vs Randy Orton vs John Cena (c) in a Fatal 4 Way for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Good match. Randy Orton and Kane worked together in the first few minutes of this match. The quickly changed whenever Kane went for the pin and Orton came in and started arguing with him. 'Yes!' chants filled the arena during this argument. Reigns and Cena had a staredown two times during this match, which was interrupted by Kane and Orton both times. Reigns had some pretty good spots in the match. He delivered the big kick to Randy Orton on the announce table, and speared Orton through the barricade. Another great spot in this match was when Kane was going for the superplex on Orton on the turnbuckle and Cena and Reigns came in and delivered a powerbomb to Kane, thus taking out both Kane and Orton. There was also a spot where Cena came in and put an STF on Orton who was already locked in a half-crab by Reigns. In the end, Cena delivered an Attitude Adjustment to Orton on top of Kane. Cena covered Kane and won. What a surprise!m *Sarcasm*
Winner: John Cena
Highlights of the match: Reigns's spear on Orton through the barricade and Cena's STF on Orton who was already in a half crab.
Match Rating: 8/10
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