WWE Battleground is all set to pop off tonight (Sun., July 20, 2014) from the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, at 7:30 p.m. ET, live on the WWE Network. You may also be able to watch this on pay-per-view (PPV) if your cable provider is carrying the event.
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WWE BATTLEGROUND QUICK RESULTS
John Cena def. Kane, Randy Orton, Roman Reigns
Intercontinental championship battle royal- Miz Wins
The Usos def. The Wyatt Family
AJ Lee def. Paige
Chris Jericho def. Bray Wyatt
Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins- Canceled
Rusev def. Jack Swagger
Cameron def. Naomi
WWE BATTLEGROUND LIVE BLOG & MATCH COVERAGE
Rex here. Let's mark out with our snark out.
Two out of Three Falls WWE Tag Team Championship Match: The Usos (c) vs the Wyatt Family
Result: Usos win 2/3 Falls to win and retain as champions
- Jey and Rowan start things off. Jey charges in hard but Rowan lays him out. Punches in the corner and Harper gets the tag and he opens up with stomps. Harper misses with a clothesline and JEy sends him to the outside. Jimmy gets involved when Jey knocks Rowan off the apron. Harper holds back his partner to recollect themselves.
- Harper back in the ring and drives Jey into the corner and lands some strikes before sliding him across the ring and to the outside. Jey crawls his way back in and gets slammed hard by Harper. A couple of stomps before a tag to Rowan. Rowan with some slams and Jey tries to fight his way out but gets laid out with a clohtesline.
- Tag to Harper who hits a running knee drop and then Gator Rolls Jey. Jey elbows out out a chinlock and htis a suplex that lets him get the hot tag. Jimmy comes off the top rope but Harper dodges and lays him out with a big boot for the pinfall.
- Wyatts take the first fall
- Harper with some clohteslines then tags to Rowan. Rowan with a splash and then grinds the temples of Jimmy with his fist. Jimmy punches out and tries to slam Rowan but Rowan uses his weight to turn the tide. Tag to Harper who nails some stomps. Jimmy tries to trade blows with Harper but a huge right hand from Harper just lays him out into the second rope. Harper starts to maul him in the rope but when the ref pulls him back, Jimmy fights back and makes the tag.
- Jey with some quick offense and then a roll up for the pinfall.
- Usos take the second fall
- Wyatt Family start to double team Jey and Harper has to pull his partner off of Jey to prevent the DQ. Wyatts exchanging quick tags as the keep up the offense onslaught on Jey. Rowan misses a spear into the rope and Harper tags in. Harpers misses with a big boot and Jey is able to get the tag. Jimmy hits suicide dives to both Wyatts and then runs the barricade to hit a splash on Harper.
- Harper rolls back in and Jimmy hits a splash for a two count. Harper counters Jimmy's Samoan Drop attempt but eats an enziguiri as Jimmy recovers. Rikishi splash but Harper bounces back quickly with a splash in the corner. Sitout Powerbomb attempt gets countered and Jimmy with a corkscrew moounsault for a two count.
- Harper with a big boot in the corner that sends Jimmy over the rope and out of the ring. Harper with a suicide dive! Jimmy back in the ring and Harper goes for the sitout powerbomb but gets distracted by Jey taking out Rowan on the outside. Harper goes to suicide dive him but Jey coutners with a superkick from the floor!!!!!! Jimmy with the pin attempt for two!
- Harper hits the sitout powerbomb for two! Tag to Rowan and he goes for a splash!!!! Jimmy rolls and doges. Harper goes up top but gets crotched and then tag to Jey. Jey with the splash but only gets a two. Rowan goes nuts on them and it leads to a double superplex from Rowan!!!!
- Harper tag and he is going nuts now. Superkick from Harper and then he eats one for a two! Harper now taking them both on and sends one out. LARIAT! ONLY GETS THE TWO!!! USOS COMING BACK STRONG NOW AND SUPERKICKS LEFT AND RIGHT TO BOTH HARPER AND ROWAN! DOUBLE SUPERKICK TO HARPER AND THEN A DOUBLE SPLASH TO GET THE PINFALL
- Wyatts score a second pinfall and thus the win
- Hell of a match
Ambrose-Rollins video package that hits right in the feels.
Leads to a backstage interview with Rollins. Tonight is a historic night as he puts down Ambrose and may just cash in later. His match with Ambrose is next and he is going to crush Ambrose like a cockroach.
Ambrose is beating the hell out of Rollins when officials swarm and HHH kicks him out of the building. Apparently that match isn't next.
WWE Diva's Championship Match: AJ Lee (c) vs Paige
Result: AJ Lee wins by pinfall
- Code of Honor adhered to.
- Paige with the early lock up but AJ escape. AJ fires back with some strikes and then skips around a bit. Paige takes control of the match by attacking and laying out AJ with a slam. Series of kicsk and headbutts.
- Paige sends AJ to the apron and hits a series of knees to the heads. Another slam in the ring and then a back stretch from Paige. AJ escapes but gets laid out by a clothesline. Paige sends AJ carrening to the outside and into the barrier with a spear through the ropesand then hits a big slam as they make it back into the ring.
- Paige screams at AJ to come on. AJ kicks Paige off her and charges in but Paige seems to be hitting a tilt a whirl slam when AJ counters with the Black Widow. Paige fights with a powerbomb and then the Paige Turner for a two count.
- Paige tries for the Scorpion Crosslock but before she can lock it in AJ tries for a failed roll up. AJ then hits a shining wizard for the pinfall.
Orton tries to plea with Kane in the back.
Lana and Rusev out to the ring now. She comes out hard swinging at the US for blaming Russia for the world's problems as we had war mongered in Afghanistan and Iraq. She calls Obama a wuss and promotes Putin.
Swagger and Colter out. Just as Colter starts to speak, Lana slaps him.
Swagger and Rusev start brawling with Swagger getting the advantage. They reset a bit and the ref starts the match.
Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter vs Rusev w/ Lana
Result: Rusev wins by countout
- Swagger leads a loud We the People Chant and goes for the early Patriot Lock but Rusev rolls to the outside.
- Swagger and Rusev starts trading back and forth as the HOSS it up. Swagger goes for the Patriot Lock again but Rusev once again rolls to the outside. He confers with Lana but Swagger isn't waiting and attacks.
- Swagger tosses him in the ring and charges hard with strikes and slams. Rusev charges back and hits a splash in the corner. Fall away slam and then goes to work with a series of kicks to the leg and then a huge one to the head.
- Traps crush from Rusev and then he sends him to the outside. Everytime he jumps on the apron, Rusev sends him back to the floor with a kick. Colter keeps pumping him up and sending him back in. Swagger eventually overpowers Rusev and gets past him. Lays him out with a clohtesline and then a slam. Swagger Bomb for a two count.
- Rusev firing back with punches and some more kicks. Rusev goes for the high kick but Swagger counters with the Patriot Lock. Rusev is screaming and as he gets close to the rope Swagger drags him back to the center. Rusev fights back to the rope and gets to the outside.
- Swagger follows him out and locks in the Patriot Lock again. Rusev counters it and the counter sends Swagger into the ringpost. Rusev is able to barely make the count for the victory.
Rollins out to the ring and he demands to be announced the winner of the match by forfeit.
He forces the announcement to be made and the ref raises his hand.
As Rollins starts to head up the ramp- Ambrose attacks!!!
Ambrose beats him all around the ring and tosses him over the announce table.
The agents swarm and try to pull him off. Ambrose breaks free and attacks again. As he gets pulled off again Rollins attacks now and has to be pulled off by referees.
HHH is out into the fray now.
They continue this back and forth with the mass of officials all try to drag them both away but they keep escaping and attacking one another. They each want the others blood.
The agents are finally able to drag Ambrose to the back as HHH raises Rollins' hand.
Bray Wyatt w/ the Family vs Chris Jericho
Result: Jericho wins by pinfall
- Wyatt opens up with some strikes but Jericho fires back with some chops and then a whip in the corner. Wyatt sprigns out of the whip though and lays out JEricho with a clohtesline. Back elbow from Wyatt and then a couple of slams.
- Jericho comes back to life with a series of strikes and slams then he sends Wyatt to the outside. As he tosses Wyatt back to the ring, Harper grabs Jericho's leg so the Wyatt Family gets ejected from ring side.
- Wyatt looks stunned but then takes advantage of Jericho looking at the Family leave and blasts him off the apron and into the barricade and a cameraman. He follows him out and stomps a mudhole in him before tossing him back in the ring.
- Wyatt with some more strikes and splashes. He misses with a spear in the corner though and goes into the post. Jericho takes advantage with some clothesline and then up top for a axe handle. He goes for the bulldog but Wyatt ducks it and lays him out with a power slam and a gutbuster.
- Jericho fights out of a Wyatt hold and hits a running knee. He tries to follow up off the top rope but Wyatt crotches him and then hits a shoulder jawbreaker off the turnbuckle. Wyatt charges hard but Jericho dodges this time and hits the running bulldog. He goes for the Lionsault but Wyatt gets the knees up and then does his spider walk.
- Wyatt with a slam and then some haymakers in the corner that leads to a big splash. Jericho tries to fight his way back but gets laid out once again with a flying crossbody. Wyatt makes his way into for the follow up but Jericho hits the Codebreaker for the win.
Rollins is leaving the arena and has armed security. He dismisses them as he gets to his car.
Ambrose then comes out of nowhwere as he was hiding in the trunk of Rollins' car and tries to attack with a tire iron. He misses with that but starts beating on Rollins and slams him onto the car. Rollins is able to shed him
Intercontinental Championship Battle Royale
- Bad News Barrett cut a promo before the match started to deliver the Bad News that the winner would eventually eat a Bull Hammer Elbow from him when he returns.
- Going to be light on reactions until this match is whiddled down.
- Pretty pedestrian royale for the opening few minutes until Sheamus and Ryback square with a bunch of people down. Ryback goes for a powerbomb but Sheamus counters and Brogue Kicks him over the rope. Miz tried to take advanatage and toss Sheamus but couldn't and eat a Zig Zag for his trouble.
- Titus with a series of backbreakers on Sheamus but then Bo takes advantage and tosses him out! As Bo runs around and celebrates he gets laid out by Cesaro.
- Cesaro gets sent to the apron by Kofi and he dodge a trouble in paradise. He tries to back body drop Kofi but Kofi hangs on and tries to sunset flip him off the apron but fails. Both men are able to make it back into the ring.
- ADR with an arm bar over the rope but Ziggler is able to fight it off and eliminate him as Cesaro and Big E start hossing it up. Their collision ends with Cesaro hitting a belly to belly over the top rope for the elimination. He then tosses Kofi over who lands on Big E's shoulders! Big E charge in but Cesaro suplexes Kofi off Big E and back into the ring. Kingston charges but eats a big boot. They two men continue to duke it out near the rope until Cesaro is able to slam him over the rope.
- Slater then eliminates Cesaro! SLATER!!!!! Slater then gets brogued kicked for the elimination by Sheamus. Bo tries to take advantage on Sheamus but gets the fore arm spot. Ziggler tries to dropkick Sheamus but Sheamus side steps it and Bo gets eliminated.
- Miz still hasn't been eliminated but its not being mentioned.
- Ziggler and Sheamus square off and they just have a furious back and forth. It's lightening quick and intense that I can't keep up. It ends with Sheamus going for the Battering Ram but Ziggler countering with the Superkick for the elimination!
- Miz then rolls back in and eliminates Ziggler to win.
WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match: John Cena (c) vs Roman Reigns vs Randy Orton vs Kane
Result: Cena wins by pinfall and retains as WWE World Heavyweight Champion
- Cena still had the Big Gold with him
- Orton and Cena quickly brawl to the outside and Orton buts Cena into the stairs. Reigns is fighting off both Kane and Orton but eventually gets dropped by a Kane right hand.
- Stomps from the Authority and then both men with splashes in the corner on Reigns. Cena gets back to the apron but Kane blasts him off into the barricade. Reigns fights them off and then hits a double clotheslines off the top rope.
- Reigns gets sent to outside as Cena charges in. Cena gets laid out by Orton though as Kane goes to the outside to take on Reigns. Orton gets hit with a running bulldog but Kane makes the save with a side slam and he steps aside for Orton to get the cover for two. He even protects Orton from Reigns trying to get back in.
- Kane keeps heading to the outside but Orton is in trouble again so he makes the save. Both men go to work on Cena. Reigns finally makes it in and the Authority is cleared out by the faces.
- The faces square off and Cena rubs his hands at the prospect but they get blind sided by a recovered Authority. As Orton and Cena go to the floor, Kane makes a pin attempt on Reigns. This sets Orton off and he starts shoving Kane. Kane fires back with a series punches and then he sets him up on the turnbuckle
- Everything just turns into a mass brawl now as everyone is trading off offense with one another left and right. Cena and Kane eventually get sent to the otuside for an extended bit. Reigns with punches and he charges but Orton busts out a slick takedown into a Half Boston Crab. Cena makes the save and he starts trading counter with Orton that leads to an STF.
- As Orton reaches for the ropes, Reigns grabs his hand and makes the save by pulling him to the outside. He then tosses Orton over the announce table.
- Cena and Reigns start trading blows and flying crossbodies. Cena with a drop toehold and he tries to lock in the STF but Reigns prevents it and then hits the Superman Punch! Spear to Cena! He goes for the pinfall but Kane breaks it up!
- Kane lays out Cena and then Reigns for his revenge. Reigns with a Superman Punch to Kane. Then an apron dropkick to Cena, an announce table dropkick to Orton, and then an apron dropkick to Kane. He then spears Orton through the barricade!!!
- Reigns tries to spear Kane but Kane catches him and is about to chokeslam him when Reigns grabs his arm off his throat. Now Cena gets involved and all three men are brawling back and forth. Kane gets laid out and Cena-Reigns have a big back and forth with one another. Cena AA to Reigns but Kane makes the save.
- Kane tosses Cena to the outside but then gets speared by Reigns. Orton makes the save and then RKOs Reigns. Cena makes the save there and AAs Orton onto Kane. Cena covers Kane for the win.