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Power outage at WWE Battleground nearly derails Orton vs. Bryan main event

WWE avoided disaster at its "Battleground" pay-per-view (PPV) tonight (Sun., Oct. 6, 2013) in Buffalo when a power outage nearly derailed the Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan main event.

Although the buyrate for tonight's (Sun., Oct. 6, 2013) WWE Battleground pay-per-view (PPV) event was never expected to be all that high, those who did pay to watch the show certainly expected to see the entire evening's worth of entertainment.

That almost didn't happen.

That's because  just before the main event the broadcast was knocked offline and caused a brief stir on social media while fans wondered if we were being subjected to some sort of angle. That didn't turn out to be the case, of course, as WWE quickly let everyone know:

Some fans in attendance stated the issue was with WWE and its production trucks as opposed to the arena itself. The lights apparently never went out in the building, though there have been conflicting reports that there were power issues in the general area.

Either way, the timing couldn't have been worse. Thankfully, the issue was quickly resolved and the main event that appeared to be in danger for a few minutes still had a full half hour to work with.

Whew.

For complete results and the live blog from Battleground click here.