Monday, July 21, 2014

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon: WWE Battleground

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon is brought to you this Monday afternoon by Triple Threat Podcast. In today's edition I'll be recapping last night's WWE Battleground "Special Event". This year's event took place live at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, in Tampa, Florida. The WWE Battleground kick off show began with Fandango and Adam Rose in one on one action.

- Fandango vs Adam Rose: Adam Rose came out with Summer Rae and Layla in his Exotic Express party posse. As soon as Fandango got in some offense, Layla and Summer Rae danced outside with the party posse, then both slapped Fandango. Rose capitalized on the distraction and hit the "Party Foul" for the pinfall.

- Cameron vs Naomi: The former Funkadactyls went one on one. Cameron scored the rollup pinfall with a handful of tights.
WWE Battleground goes live as the "Special Event" opens up with The Usos defending the WWE World Tag Team Championship.

- "WWE World Tag Team Championship, 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match": The Usos (c) vs Rowan and Harper. Jey is laid out on the floor, leaving Jimmy alone. Harper nails Jimmy with a huge boot to the face, scores the pinfall and The Wyatts go up 1-0. Jimmy finally is able to make a tag to Jey who makes it back to the apron. Jey sneaks a rollup on Harper for the pinfall and we're tied 1-1. Harper with a sit down power bomb on Jimmy but Jimmy kicks out. Jey hits the splash from the top rope on Rowan but Rowan kicks out. Rowan double superplexes The Usos off the top rope and another near fall. Jimmy eats a big clothesline from Harper and yet another near fall. The Usos double super kick both Rowan and Harper then double splash Harper from the top rope for the pinfall to retain the WWE Tag Team Titles.

- Dean Ambrose attacks Seth Rollins backstage as Rollins is cutting an interview. WWE officials pull Ambrose off Rollins and Triple H kicks Ambrose out of the building.

- "WWE Divas Championship Match: A.J. Lee (c) vs Paige: "CM Punk" chants to kick off the match. This was a good Divas match. A.J. locks in the "Black Widow" but Paige fights out of it. Paige hits the "Paige-Turner" for a near fall. Paige locks in her submission finisher but A.J. escapes. A.J. charges and nails the "Shining Wizard" and scores the pinfall to retain the WWE Divas Championship.

- Backstage, Randy Orton apologized to Kane for the "RKO" on RAW. Kane wasn't buying it.

- Rusev (w/Lana) vs Jack Swagger (w/Zeb Colter): Lana slapped Zeb as Swagger and Rusev went at it to start the match. Rusev goes for the super kick but Swagger catches the leg and locks in the "Patriot Lock". Rusev escapes to the floor where Swagger follows and locks in the "Patriot Lock" again. Rusev is able to fight out and slingshot Swagger into the ringpost and knocking Swagger out cold. Rusev rolls into the ring and wins by count out. After the match Rusev attacks Swagger and locks in "The Accolade" in the center of the ring.

- Another weird Goldust and Stardust promo.

- Seth Rollins vs Dean Ambrose: Knowing Ambrose was kicked out of the building, Rollins demands his hand raised and announced the winner. Rollins is announced the winner by forfeit. As Rollins leaves, Ambrose comes out of no where and attacks Rollins. Ambrose beats Rollins all over the arena as WWE officials try to pull Ambrose off Rollins. Triple H and more officials come out and drag Ambrose out but Ambrose and Rollins break free again and the brawl continues. Ambrose is held down and dragged out as Rollins and Triple H escape together.

- Chris Jericho vs Bray Wyatt (w/Rowan and Harper): Rowan and Harper get ejected after distracting Jericho throughout the match. Bray blocked the "Lionsault" and "Walls of Jericho". Jericho blocks "Sister Abigail". Jericho hits the "Code Breaker" for the pinfall.

- Seth Rollins again gets jumped by Dean Ambrose in the parking lot as he's leaving. Ambrose and Rollins brawl on top of Rollins' rent a car until Rollins escapes and drives off.

- "20 Man Battle Royal for the Intercontinental Championship": The final four came down to Dolph Ziggler, Bo Dallas, Sheamus and The Miz hiding on the floor. Ziggler drop kicks Dallas over the top rope. Ziggler super kicks Sheamus out and Ziggler thinks he won. The Miz sneaks back in the ring and dumps Ziggler out. The Miz is the NEW Intercontinental Champion.

- "WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match, Fatal 4 Way Match": John Cena (c) vs Randy Orton vs Roman Reigns vs Kane: Kane breaks up an Orton pin attempt stopping The Authority from winning back the title. Cena and Reigns both have Orton in a submission hold but doesn't tap. Cena "AA" on Kane then the "STF" on Orton. Reigns breaks up the submission and we get a Cena vs Reigns battle. Reigns gets a spear on Cena but Kane breaks up the pin. Reigns spears Orton through the barricade. Reigns spears Kane but Cena breaks it up. Cena "AA" on Kane but Reigns breaks up the pin. Kane choke slams Cena and Reigns but Reigns kicks out. Reigns spears Kane, Orton "RKO" on Reigns and Cena with the "AA" on Orton on top of Kane. Cena covers Kane for the pinfall and to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
And that wraps up WWE Battleground. The Usos vs Rowan and Harper was a great match. A.J. Lee vs Paige was a good match considering the shambles the Divas Division is in. I was quite surprised that Jericho went over on Bray Wyatt, I was expecting Bray to take the first one. The Miz winning the I-C Title makes good sense with The Miz's current Hollywood gimmick. And we all knew Cena would retain so he can fight Lesnar at SummerSlam.

Thanks for reading and I'll be back tomorrow with RAW recap. Till then, tap or snap.

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