Event: WWE Battleground Pay-Per-View
Airdate: Sunday, July 19th, 2015 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: The Scottrade Center in Saint Louis, MO
Results by Matt Boone
WWE Battleground Kickoff Show
The WWE Battleground Kickoff Show begins with Renee Young, Byron Saxton, Booker T and Corey Graves on the panel. We are live inside the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri, the site of tonight’s show.
The panel shoots to Tom Phillips in the social media lounge. Phillips will be joined by Paul Heyman later in the Kickoff Show to answer Twitter questions from the WWE Universe.
We go back to the panel. The four members of the panel begin breaking down the matches on tonight’s pay-per-view, starting by talking about the cancellation of the I-C title match.
Crown On The Line
– R-Truth vs. King Barrett
The Kickoff Show panel kicks things down to ringside, where Michael Cole and the gang join us on commentary. Our Kickoff Show match is up next.
R-Truth’s music hits and out he comes. Out next after him is his opponent for tonight, King Barrett. One-on-one action kicks off tonight’s event in St. Louis..
The two exchange offense back-and-forth until finally Barrett settles in with control of the contest. Near the end of the match, Truth hits his Scissors Kick for a close near fall. Seconds later, however, Barrett hits a Winds of Change for a close nearfall. He then blasts Truth with the Bull Hammer Elbow for the 1-2-3.
Winner: King Barrett
More Kickoff Show
After the Barrett-Truth match, we head back to the panel and Renee Young, Byron Saxton, Booker T and Corey Graves break down some more of tonight’s matches and air some more video packages hyping up the matches.
WWE Battleground 2015
The 2015 WWE Battleground pay-per-view kicks off with the usual bad-ass video package highlighting tonight’s top few matches.
From there we shoot live into the Scottrade Center in St. Louis where fireworks explode, we see a shot of a packed house, and the announcers welcome us to the 2015 edition of WWE Battleground.
Sheamus vs. Randy Orton
We waste no time, as Sheamus’ theme song hits. Mr. Money In The Bank comes out on stage with his briefcase. He poses and then heads to the ring.
After The Celtic Warrior finishes making his way to the ring, we shoot to the announce table for the first time and the announcers throw it to the Spanish announce team for their on-camera introduction.
Finally we get back to the show and Randy Orton’s theme song hits. “The Viper” makes his way out to the ring. Sheamus vs. Randy Orton kicks off WWE Battleground.
As soon as the match begins, Sheamus runs out to the floor. The fans break out in “You Look Stupid! You Look Stupid!” chants. Sheamus returns to the ring and he and Orton finally lock up.
The fans are cheering for Orton, who is dominating the offense here in the early goings. Orton knocks Sheamus out to the floor. Sheamus stays out there a bit to recover. Orton ends up coming out after him and whipping him into a ringside barrier. Orton throws Sheamus back in the ring, but he rolls right back out to the other side.
Sheamus and Orton start trading uppercuts in the middle of the ring. Orton gets the upperhand. Sheamus cuts him off. Sheamus hits the Irish Curse backbreaker. He hits two more backbreakers. Sheamus now appears to be in firm control of the match. Sheamus dominates Orton for a while until Orton blocks a White Noise attempt and clotheslines Sheamus out to the floor. Orton slams Sheamus on an announce table outside the ring.
Orton blocks a Brogue Kick attempt from Sheamus and counters it into a powerslam for a near fall. Sheamus goes for the forearms on the apron spot but Orton blocks it. Orton blocks another Brogue Kick and then Sheamus blocks an RKO attempt. Sheamus blasts Orton with White Noise for a near fall. Eventually, Orton nails Sheamus with the RKO out of nowhere for the 1-2-3.
Winner: Randy Orton
Backstage: Stephanie McMahon & JoJo
Backstage, Stephanie McMahon is with JoJo. Stephanie says we haven’t seen anything yet in regards to the NXT Divas debuting on RAW. She says she asked each team to pick a representative and those three Divas will compete in a Triple Threat match on tonight’s show. She says she will not accept anything less than a Divas Revolution tearing down the house tonight.
WWE Tag-Team Championship
– The New Day vs. The Prime Time Players (c)
We head back to the ring and out comes Xavier Woods, Big E. and Kofi Kingston. The trio cuts a promo on the way to the ring as usual. Out next are their opponents for tonight, the WWE Tag-Team Champions — The Prime Time Players, Titus O’Neil and Darren Young.
Young and Kingston kick things off for their respective teams. Tag-Team title action is up next here at WWE Battleground. Kingston and Big E. end up utilizing a lot of quick tags to keep fresh guys in the match. Woods is yelling like a lunatic loudly at ringside throughout a lot of the action.
The finishing sequence sees Big E. come in and try and hit Young with The Big Ending, however Young blocked it. Kingston then missed with a Trouble In Paradise kick and Young ended up hitting the Gut Check, sending Kingston to the floor. O’Neil then hit the Clash Of Titans on Big E. for the 1-2-3. The Prime Time Players retain the gold.
Winners and STILL WWE Tag-Team Champions: The Prime Time Players
Backstage: Paige, Becky Lynch & Charlotte
We shoot backstage to Paige, who is with Charlotte and Becky Lynch. Paige talks about tonight being the Divas Revolution. Lynch says Stephanie wants them to tear down the house, but they’re going to do one better — they’re going to tear it down and then re-build it. Lynch says they’re even putting the WWE Superstars on notice. Charlotte ends the segment by saying they’re going to do all of this, “with a flare (Flair).”
Bray Wyatt vs. Roman Reigns
We head back into the Scottrade Center where the lights go out. The firefly phone lights come on and out comes Bray Wyatt with his latern. Out next is his opponent for tonight, Roman Reigns. Reigns makes his way through the crowd as usual and heads to the ring. It’s time for our next match here at WWE Battleground.
Reigns and Wyatt lock up as the bell sounds. Reigns backs Wyatt up and they break. Reigns’ power is out-doing Wyatt early on, however it doesn’t take long before Wyatt is in control of the offense. Wyatt with some strong right hands and then a big clothesline. Wyatt is stomping away at Reigns now as Reigns is on the mat, down and out.