Bray Wyatt vs. Kofi Kingston
We still don't know much about the mysterious cult leader, Bray Wyatt. We do know that his last pay-per-view (PPV) opponent, Kane, still hasn't been seen or heard from since SummerSlam. Can Kofi avoid the same fate?
The Road to Battleground
This one, like several undercard matches for the show that will come our way from Buffalo, NY tomorrow (October 6) night, came together at the last minute.
Kingston had just just defeated Fandango on the September 30th edition of Raw, when the Trinatron announced "We're here" and Wyatt and his acolytes descended upon the high-flier. Luke Harper, Erick Rowan and their patriarch beat down the Wildcat and Bray intoduced him to Sister Abigail - all with seemingly no provocation.
Just four days later, the Eater of Worlds surprised Kingston with an invitation to continue their dance at Battleground. Smackdown General Manager Vickie Guerrero accepted on the Ghanian-American's behalf, and we're all set for Sunday.
Kofi very nearly earned his fifth Intercontinental championship at Night of Champions, and has been fighting wars on two fronts - one against Paul Heyman guys like IC champ Curtis Axel and one allied with Daniel Bryan as he fights the Best for Business crew.
Wyatt has been slowly working his way through whoever WWE puts him in the ring with since he and his Family defeated and disappeared Kane at the big summer show. Is his challenge to Kingston related to a larger plan, or is the Boom Boom man just the next unfortunate soul to catch the Abbadon's eye?
What's at stake?
The attack by Wyatt isn't at the behest of HHH and his cronies, is it? Bray doesn't seem like the joining type, but if he got to make an example of someone while also furthering the cause...
Kingston would undoubtedly like to regain some mid-card gold and possibly even position himself for something higher profile down the road. A win over the latest force of nature to rise up out of Florida would be a heck of a way to start.
Can the high-flying Kingston avoid being taken to ground like the Big Red Monster was?
Find out, live on PPV and right here at Cageside Seats!