Welcome to the Sports Scripts WWE Battleground PPV! This is the perfect time to get back into the prediction scene as WWE seems to start caring about mixing up their shows, and providing something fresh for us to watch. So here’s myself, Bell and Ricky’s predictions for the PPV before SummerSlam, Battleground.
Naomi vs Cameron
Bell: This is a pre-show match for the PPV and could be a sneaky good Divas match if there is such a thing. I’m going to go with Naomi in this match as it seems WWE has had her in bigger pushes within the company and it makes 0 sense for her to lose here.
Ricky: Does anyone care about a woman’s match that doesn’t envolve AJ?????? Give me Naomi just because.
Matt: Cameron is probably the worst character in the WWE right now. There’s a difference between being crazy and being just annoying. Naomi on the other hand is a lot of fun. She’s a solid building block in the new Diva’s division, so she wins her first match as a full-time singles wrestler.
Jack Swagger w/Zeb Colter vs Rusev w/Lana
Bell: I am excited for this match on Sunday. I’ve always liked Swagger a little bit and thought he was loaded with talent. This is a match for him to really show his potential within the company. The battle here is USA vs Russia and I think the Real American comes away with the win in this match. The WWE wouldn’t just pump up Swagger like this to have him get squashed.
Ricky: I’ve really enjoyed the build in this match and think they have finally found something to make Swagger useful but now the question is how long they want this program to last. I think this may get another match at Summerslam, so give me some sort of DQ and Swagger wins.
Matt: Probably the match that I’m looking forward to most. Jack Swagger has always been a personal favourite, when he’s not injuring everyone, and Rusev is from NXT which means I automatically love the guy. Most importantly this is what I call a “Hoss Fight”. Two big dudes running into each other, and hitting each other really hard. Plus, submission finishers. I’ve got Rusev to win the match, but this is hopefully going to continue into SummerSlam.
WWE Tag Team Championship: The Usos (c) vs Erick Rowan and Luke Harper
Bell: I’m expecting this to be a nice contest and while I’d love to see The Usos keep the titles it wont happen. I expect the Wyatt family to walk away with the Tag Team gold this Sunday.
Ricky: These guys have had a fantastic feud and really got me excited to see what they will finish with. I think it’s time to give Rowan and Harper the belts. Harper has always been one of my favorite big guys to watch. I’ve watched him back to his Brodie Lee days in Chikara, so I am excited for the future for him as well as what he and Rowan bring to the Tag Team Division.
Matt: Hopefully this is the end of the feud. It’s been really good, but it’s time for both teams to have different competition. Harper and Rowan have become the best tag team in the company, and are primed for a great title run with them winning.
WWE Divas Championship: AJ Lee (c) vs Paige
Bell: Is it possible the PPV could have two solid Divas matches? I think so as AJ Lee is one heck of a wrestler and Paige is going to grow into one very soon. The two matches before were pretty much just quick little matches, but this time around it’s going to be different as they should get some time to showcase their talents. I’ll take AJ Lee in this match as I just don’t think the WWE was happy with Paige as champion.
Ricky: The single two hottest woman in the WWE, PERIOD!!!! AJ is back and I couldn’t be happier. She is the best thing to happen to the Women division in a long long time. So I am definitely ready for another match between these two. It won’t be the typical get up and get a refill of your drink or bathroom break match, this should be fun and AJ wins.
Matt: This should be another really good match, but another one that should’ve been started at SummerSlam. AJ just got her title back and turned face, so she’s going to win, but this will be one of the best Diva’s feuds in years.
Dean Ambrose vs Seth Rollins
Bell: You can mark my words here this match will steal the show on Sunday. These guys are the future of WWE and we will get a taste of it this Sunday. There are two ways I think this match will go and one is a clean win for Ambrose as Rollins has the MITB win already, or Rollins winning due some kind of interference to keep this feud burning.
Ricky: Best match on the card? Probably right next to Wyatt and Jericho, yes. I think this two could steal the show. Look for them to have a good back and forth match and I really look for a big time screw job and Rollins walking away victorious.
Matt: This is the must see match. Not only is it the better wrestling 2/3s of the Shield going at it, but they’ve really made us all emotionally invested in this feud. They really seem like they hate each other, and they’re going to tear down the house. Give me Rollins in some sort of distraction, but with Ambrose standing tall at the end with Rollins in retreat.
Bray Wyatt vs Chris Jericho
Bell: This should be a very solid match that could honestly go either way. I’m not sure what WWE has planned here, but I also think this will be a rematch at Summerslam. I’m going to say Wyatt wins because he’s taken two losses at the last two ppvs.
Ricky: JERICHO IS BACK!!!!!! And he is facing Bray Wyatt!!!!!!!! Love this program, both guys are fantastic on the mic and I expect this to be a really good match. Give me Wyatt with the victory easily setting up for a rematch at Summerslam.
Matt: These two had a really nice match on NXT just over a year ago, and now that they’re continuing the feud on the big stage, I expect an even better match. Bray wins this match, but hopefully this continues right until Jericho leaves again.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Battle Royal: Alberto Del Rio vs. Big E vs. Bo Dallas vs. Cesaro vs. Curtis Axel vs. Diego vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Fandango vs. Heath Slater vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Rob Van Dam vs. R-Truth vs. Ryback vs. Sheamus vs. Sin Cara vs. The Great Khali vs. The Miz vs. Titus O’Neil vs. Xavier Woods vs. Zack Ryder
Bell: It makes sense for a ton of guys here to get the push with the title, and picking one is really hard. Since this is a predictions article I’ll pick Big E.
Ricky: See now this is fun. I love random battle royals thrown together (sarcasm). I really don’t care who wins this but give me Bo Dallas just because.
Matt: Lots of really fun options in this match like Fandango, BO, The Miz or Big E, but the one guy who’s a must to get it, is Cesaro. And if this means that we’re set up for a Cesaro/Barrett feud down the line, then even better.
WWE Championship Fatal Four-Way: John Cena (c) vs Roman Reigns vs Kane vs Randy Orton
Bell: In my opinion this match is pretty much locked for John Cena to win after we learned of the Plan C on Monday Night Raw. If you read anything about WWE on the internet or are any kind of fan you know who plan C is. Brock Lesnar vs John Cena at Summerslam with Cena as champion, so yes he walks out of Battleground with the gold.
Ricky: Who cares? Cena wins, Cena Wins, Cena Wins…….
Matt: Roman Reigns punches and spears a bunch of dudes, Randy Orton coasts through the match, Kane gets pinned, and Cena wins, LOL.