Event: WWE Battleground 2016 Pay-Per-View
Airdate: Sunday, July 24th, 2016 (Pay-Per-View)
Location: The The Barclays Center im Brooklyn, New York
Results by Jason Namako of Wrestleview.com
Breezango def. The Usos during the Kickoff show. Big reaction for Breezango’s win.
A video package runs focusing on the rivalries taking place tonight at Battleground. The package then looks at Dean Ambrose defending the WWE Championship against Seth Rollins and the returning Roman Reigns live tonight on the WWE Network.
A graphic opening hits welcoming us to WWE Battleground. We go live to Washington, DC where a huge display of pyro goes off inside the Verizon Center.
WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte and Dana Brooke are out first to kick off the show.
Former NXT Women’s Champion Bayley will team with Sasha Banks tonight.
WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte and Dana Brooke vs. Sasha Banks and Bayley
Charlotte and Dana Brooke attack Sasha Banks and Bayley immediately. The referee gets between the girls to back everyone off to officially start the match.
We start with Charlotte and Bayley. Charlotte with kicks to Bayley in the corner. Charlotte with chops in the corner as well. Bayley with a springboard elbow and a tag Sasha Banks. Banks with a kick to the face and a messy looking springboard huricanrana. That didn’t end up the way they wanted. Charlotte dumps Banks face first into the second turnbuckle as Banks falls to the outside. Tag to Dana who chokes Banks with her boot and yells to the referee, “I know the rules!” Banks drops Dana into the ropes. Dana eats a slap and a hot tag to Bayley. Bayley shots to the chest of Dana and gets in a shot on Charlotte. Bayley with a sitdown clothesline on Dana, splash in the corner, jumping elbow to Dana and Charlotte with a distraction letting Dana trip up Bayley. Bayley hit the back of her head off the top turnbuckle on the way down. Bayley with a roll up for a two count on Dana..
Dana flips up at Bayley in the corner choking her with her boot. Both Dana and Bayley collide and both are down. Tags to Charlotte and Banks. Banks with a big dropkick on Charlotte and follows with a big knee as well. Banks with her knees to the mid section on Charlotte in the corner. Banks with a shot on Dana on the ring apron and a cross body on Charlotte for a two count. Charlotte drops Banks with a big boot and connects with the Natural Selection. Bayley breaks up the pinfall. Dana tosses Bayley out. Bayley drops Dana face first on the ring apron. Banks with the Bank Statement on Charlotte. Dana pulls Charlotte out. Bayley with a dropkick to Dana and Charlotte takes out Bayley. Back inside, Banks gets the Bank Statement again. Charlotte is trying to fight it. Charlotte has no choice and taps out.
Winners: Sasha Banks and Bayley
After the match, Charlotte grabs her WWE Women’s Championship and stares down both Sasha Banks and Bayley. Bayley and Banks smile at each other and hug in the ring.
A video package runs hyping The New Day vs. The Wyatt Family tonight.
WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. The Wyatt Family
Before the match, Xavier Woods brings up how New Day is the longest reigning WWE Tag Team Champions of all time. Big E talks about New Day getting drafted to RAW, but most importantly they were drafted “together baby!” Kofi Kingston talks about the WWE Draft splitting up The Wyatt Family. Woods warns they could be more dangerous than ever.
We start with Bray Wyatt and Xavier Woods. Woods with a dropkick to a laughing Wyatt. Tag to Kofi who gets leveled by Braun Strowman who gets the tag. Strowman with a huge splash on Kofi and tags in Erick Rowan who gets in a shot to the ribs of Kofi. Rowan with an elbow to the lower back of Kofi. Rowan drops Kofi with a quick clothesline.
Tag to Wyatt who connects with an uppercut on Kofi. Wyatt plants Kofi with a scoop slam and running senton. Wyatt levels Kofi with a huge clothesline. Wyatt stares down Woods who drops down backing away from Wyatt. Tag to Strowman who works over Kofi in the corner. Tag to Rowan who stomps away at the lower back of Kofi. Tag to Wyatt who eats a quick from Kofi during a splash attempt. Kofi dumps Wyatt to the outside. Hot tag to Big E. Big E levels Rowan with a series of clotheslines and then a belly-to-belly. Big E with a big frog splash over Rowan. Strowman with a distraction and Rowan with a roll up for two. Big E with a huge overhead belly-to-belly on Rowan. Strowman breaks it up and chops the hell out of Woods. Wyatt with an uppercut on Big E and Rowan plants Big E. Kofi breaks it up. Strowman misses a big boot on Kofi and goes over the top rope. Kofi leaps over the top rope taking out Strowman. Big E with an elbow to Rowan and tag to Kofi. Rowan sends Big E shoulder first to the corner and out. Kofi kicks Rowan away. Tag to Wyatt who goes for Sister Abigail when Woods breaks it up. Woods gets in the face of Wyatt. Wyatt with an uppercut to Kofi and then plants him. Woods attacks Wyatt. Woods with a jumping dropkick to Wyatt. Woods with a leaping elbow to Wyatt. Wyatt tosses him to the ring apron. Woods with a kick to the face of Wyatt. Woods comes off the top turnbuckle and connects with a splash. Woods with a superkick to Rowan sending him to the outside. Woods with an elbow to Strowman. Big E with a spear to Strowman! Big E came down hard on his head. Wyatt with Sister Abigail on Woods for the pinfall.
Winners: The Wyatt Family
After the match, Bray Wyatt gets on his knees and yells, “Follow the buzzards!”
A promo airs for WWE SummerSlam on August 21.
Lana is inside the ring and wants the audience to stand up to welcome the true American hero, your United States Champion and the only one who can have her, Rusev!
WWE United States Championship Match
Rusev (c) vs. Zack Ryder
Rusev with a takedown early on Ryder. Rusev with an arm drag keeping Ryder grounded. Rusev pushes Ryder to the corner. Ryder with elbows to Rusev. Ryder catches Rusev with a quick elbow and bails. Rusev walks him down and Ryder with a dropkick through the ropes catching Rusev on the outside. Ryder tosses Rusev back in, avoids a charge and gets his knees up in the corner. Rusev swats away a dropkick attempt and kicks Ryder on the back. Rusev with big right hands to Ryder. Rusev with a spinning heel kick catching Ryder. Ryder with elbows. Ryder with a leaping elbow to Rusev. More elbows from Ryder. More shots from Ryder to Rusev in the corner. Rusev blocks a Broski Boot attempt. Rusev with a big knee to the gut of Ryder. Ryder counters with a neckbreaker as Rusev went for a suplex! Ryder connects with a modified Broski Boot and Rusev kicks out. Rusev dumps Ryder over the barricade at ringside. Rusev charges at Ryder and Ryder moves out of the way. Ryder with a missile dropkick on Rusev jumping off the ring barricade. Back inside, Ryder connects with the Rough Ryder. Ryder is going up top, jumps and Rusev gets his knees up to block the flying elbow attempt. Rusev with a kick to the back of the head. Rusev stomps over the lower back of Ryder. Rusev gets The Accolade applied. Ryder is fighting to his knees. Rusev then falls to his back to apply more pressure. Ryder taps out.