WWE Rumors: Battleground expected to be a filler PPV until SummerSlam
16.66K // 15 Jul 2016, 17:58 IST
- A week from this Sunday, WWE Battleground pay-per-view will be taking place in the Verizon Center, Washington DC. This will be the first pay-per-view after the WWE Draft which will be telecast during SmackDown Live on July 19th . Though the match card features several championship bouts, it would be prudent for fans to not expect much from this upcoming pay-per-view.
- As pointed out by cagesideseats.com, Battleground will be a lead-in for the biggest event of the summer, WWE SummerSlam. Due to the draft, WWE will be saving the major plans for August’s big pay-per-view.
- Former WWE Champion Randy Orton will be appearing in Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel at Battleground. This segment will mark the first appearance of the Viper since October.
- The match card for this event has shaped up like this :
- Dean Ambrose(c) vs Roman Reigns vs Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship
- The Miz(c) vs Darren Young for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
- Rusev(c) vs Zack Ryder for the WWE United States Championship
- Becky Lynch vs Natalya
- Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn
- John Cena, Enzo Amore and Big Cass vs Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, AJ Styles (The Club)
- Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods (The New Day) vs Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman and Eric Rowan (The Wyatt Family)
- Charlotte and Dana Brook vs Sasha Banks and a partner of her choice.