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WWE Battleground 2013 match card and line up updated after go home edition of Raw

Here's the current WWE "Battleground" 2013 match card and line up for the pay-per-view scheduled for Sun., Oct. 6, 2013, at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York.

The next pay-per-view (PPV) on the WWE schedule is the Battleground event set to take place on Sun., Oct. 6, 2013, at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. This will be the first time this particular event is taking place and if there's a theme, it remains unclear what exactly that entails.

The go home edition of Monday Night Raw is officially in the books and a few new matches were added to the card. Here's the updated line-up:

- Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan (WWE championship)

Surprisingly enough, this is a straight singles match with no added gimmick or stipulation. I guess the thought is these two can carry the show on their own with a simple heel vs. babyface dynamic on top of the oppressive corporate overlord storyline.

- Alberto Del Rio vs. Rob Van Dam (World heavyweight championship)

This feud has no legs, but perhaps that has something to do with the fact that Van Dam has reportedly been a bit difficult in getting a new contract signed with the company. The match was made a "Hardcore Rules" encounter, but the champion is expected to retain his belt.

- CM Punk vs. Ryback


- AJ Lee vs. Brie Bella (Divas championship)

This appears to be a case of Brie getting a push due to her recent engagement to Bryan. The build for AJ's next title defense was for Natalya, so it appears an audible was called very recently. It may not really matter either way.

- Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. The Shield (Reigns and Rollins)

The stipulation here is that if the Rhodes brothers win the match, they won't win the tag team titles but they will get new jobs with WWE. If they lose, however, they will never again be able to work for the company. Their father, Dusty, will be in their corner.

- Dolph Ziggler vs. Damien Sandow

This was completely thrown together with zero backstory with the simple idea that it should be a good enough match that will entertain the crowd and get them primed for the main PPV portion of the evening. Or, perhaps, the two will kick start a program here. We shall see.

That's the line-up so far, Cagesiders. Expect another addition or two before it goes final after tonight's SmackDown taping.

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