WWE is bringing Battleground to Philadelphia on Sunday.
WHEN: The SmackDown-branded pay-per-view starts during 8 p.m. ET with a kickoff uncover set to start during 7. This is a final SmackDown pay-per-view eventuality before SummerSlam in August.
HOW TO WATCH: Battleground can be seen on WWE Network.
WHERE: Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia
WWE Championship, champion Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton in a Punjabi Prison Match: WWEbreaks out a Punjabi Prison for a initial time in a decade and usually a third time, with a combatants carrying to shun a dual steel and bambo cages to win. The large structure creates engaging hurdles and could supplement some glow to a fued that has gotten a bit stale. This expected will be a final assembly with Mahal relocating on as champion.
Flag Match, John Cena vs. Rusev: Cena, who is being touted as a giveaway representative who can work on RAW or SmackDown events, creates his in-ring lapse after a three-month hiatus. Rusev also has been divided from a ring after a shoulder repairs suffered in March. WWE has been watchful for a right time to pierce him back. Cena and Rusev had a array of matches in early 2015 capped by Cena winning an “I Quit Match.” This one has an old-school chapter with a dwindle of each’s man’s nation in a corner. To win, a aspirant contingency squeeze his possess dwindle and get it to a tip of theatre and insert it into a dwindle stand.
United States Championship, champion A.J. Styles vs. Kevin Owens: WWE finished a startling pretension change during a live eventuality in Madison Square Garden with Styles holding a pretension from Owens, who gets his rematch here. This is a fun rivarly between dual performers who have taken a longer trail to WWE superstardom. Mark this down as a best compare of a night.
SmackDown Tag Team Championship, champions The Usos vs. The New Day: The New Day’s pierce to SmackDown Live was behind by Kofi Kingston’s ankle injury, though a pretension power seems inevitable. The doubt is either this turns into another non-finish – like their hitch final month – in sequence to have pretension change occur during SummerSlam.
No. 1 Contender Match for SmackDown Women’s Championship, Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair, Natalya, Lana vs. Tamina Snuka in a Fatal Five-Way Elimination: The SmackDown women again find themselves in a multi-person. Carmella is not in a compare given as a Money In The Bank winner, she has a pretension compare whenever she wants. At this point, champion Noami is not on a show. Becky Lynch kick Charlotte on SmackDown Live this week and afterwards all 5 women finished adult in a ring. Plus, there is a component of Tamina perplexing to strengthen Lana. Both of those stories could come into play.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin: We still have not seen a full Nakamura given his betterment to a categorical roster. Corbin has a Money In The Bank briefcase, so he doesn’t need to win to be a hazard to a WWE champion. A clever Nakamura feat could put him in line for a much-anticipated New Japan reunion opposite Styles during Summer Slam.
Sami Zayn vs. Mike Kanellis: This will be Kanellis’ in-ring pay-per-view entrance and again, Zayn seems like he will be used to rouse someone else. Kanellis got a win opposite Zayn on SmackDown Live interjection to division from Kanellis’ mother Maria. Expect Maria to again play a purpose as partial of their “Power of Love” characters.
Breezango vs. TBA: The latest book of a “Fashion X Files” this week suggested that whomever has been behind a repairs finished to Breezango will uncover themselves during Battleground. A pressed horsehead was a clue. Could this be Luke Rowan and Erick Harper?
Kickoff show, Tye Dillinger vs. Aiden English: These dual accommodate for a second uninterrupted SmackDown kickoff show.