What we schooled from WWE Battleground 2015 – SBNation.com
July 20, 2015 - WWE
SummerSlam is WWE’s second-biggest uncover of a year, and on Sunday night, a association presented their final pay-per-view –Battleground — before a late-summer classic. No titles altered hands, though there were a handful of good matches and a theatre is now set for any series of intensity vital shake-ups in August.
Where do we go from here? Let’s find out!
Kickoff Match for a Crown: King Barrett def. R-Truth
In a final (for genuine this time) blowoff compare in a strange, rather poetic argument for a kingship of WWE, King Barrett kept his climax by removing a pin with a Bullhammer elbow.
What we learned: We will not be graced with a participation of King What’s Up, that is overtly kind of sad. Such is life. Perhaps now King Barrett can pierce on to some-more critical things. And maybe some large victories! Right? Why are we laughing?
Randy Orton def. Sheamus
The compare with a slightest reason on a label was also a least-anticipated. This compare wisely went on first. The throng was into it, given St. Louis is an relief hometown for Randy Orton. After a extensive match, Orton picked adult a win with an RKO.
What we learned: Even when you’re not looking brazen to a compare given you’ve already seen it a million times, dual competitors can puncture low and put together something special. This wasn’t a compare of a year claimant or anything, though it was entertaining, that is all anyone could have unequivocally asked for, given a buildup (or miss thereof).
WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The Prime Time Players (c) def. The New Day
The Prime Time Players were means to keep their titles when Titus O’Neil got a pinfall on a sitout powerbomb during a finish of a fun though brief match.
What we learned: While this argument will substantially continue (since there aren’t a whole lot of legitimate contenders in a tab group multiplication right now), this was a wilful feat for a Prime Time Players, who valid they aren’t sore steep champions. O’Neil continues to demeanour like a finish universe beater, while a New Day picked adult some-more supporters (as good as a robust turn of boos) with their latest smashing pre-match promo.
Bray Wyatt def. Roman Reigns
Wyatt and Reigns had a compare that had a lot of Twitter divided, though we favourite it utterly a bit. Luke Harper showed adult to rigourously realign with Wyatt, aggressive Reigns and permitting Wyatt to strike Sister Abigail for a win.
What we learned: Rumors were floating around that Sting competence uncover adult during this match, though that apparently didn’t happen. Reigns was attacked of a victory, so this argument will continue until SummerSlam. It was good to see Reigns wrestling indignant for a change and I’m looking brazen to saying what these dual can do in maybe a no-disqualification match, or something similar.
Charlotte def. Brie Bella and Sasha Banks
This Divas Triple Threat Match was combined to a label only before showtime, though it was required after a large NXT women’s advance angle was set adult on Monday’s RAW. Sasha Banks looked like she had a win sealed up, putting Charlotte in a Banks Statement before Brie Bella pennyless it up. Charlotte was means to fast regroup and request a Figure Eight on Brie for a win.
What we learned: The Divas multiplication is strictly alive and good interjection to a liquid of strenuous talent from NXT. The throng was intensely into a compare and helped infer that there is a marketplace for gifted women’s wrestling. This is a good initial step, and a destiny is splendid for a WWE Divas.
WWE United States Championship Match: John Cena (c) def. Kevin Owens
After a third true classical match, John Cena forced Kevin Owens to daub out to a mutated STF.
What we learned: Cena wins! A bummer, though what can we do? Owens has taken Cena to a extent in 3 true present classics and will get his rematch for a NXT pretension a day before SummerSlam. There’s zero to advise that Owens won’t finally win a pretension during SummerSlam, though for now we can continue to see “indie dream compare worker” Cena and his U.S. Open Challenge any week on RAW.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match: Seth Rollins (c) NC Brock Lesnar
This compare presumably finished in a no-contest. Lesnar mauled Rollins and was covering a WWE World Heavyweight Champion for a pin when a lights went out … and The Undertaker seemed in a ring. He strike Lesnar with dual Tombstone Piledrivers and afterwards acted during a tip of a ramp as a uncover went off a air.
What we learned: Lesnar continues to get screwed over and Rollins continues to shun with a pretension by a skin of his teeth. However, Lesnar’s query for a pretension will have to wait, given he appears to have a date with Undertaker during SummerSlam. Will a Dead Man finally get punish on Brock for gnawing his undefeated strain during WrestleMania in 2014? Signs indicate to yes! For now, Rollins will need a new challenger for his title. We’ll expected get an thought of who his subsequent competition will be starting Monday night, on RAW.
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