Tonight’s WWE special event takes place in Tampa, Florida at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Battleground has two pre-show matches and seven matches on the show. The two pre-show matches are Cameron vs Naomi, and Adam Rose vs Fandango. My two winners in these matches will be Naomi and Adam Rose. I have no reason why Rose and Fandango are fighting, but the feud Cameron and Naomi is a nice one and will really help Naomi’s career.
Jack Swagger with Zeb Colter vs Rusev with Lana- In a matchup between the USA and Russia these two superstars could have one of the better matches of the night. In a rivalry that should not end tonight this match could help push both superstars. This will be Rusev’s first real test, and Swagger and become the first man to defeat Rusev. While I doubt this rivalry ends tonight; Neither does Rusev’s streak as he will be victorious tonight over Swagger.
Dean Ambrose vs Seth Rollins- A match that has been in the making since Rollins turned on Ambrose and Reigns is finally here. Just like Swagger & Rusev this rivalry also shouldn’t end tonight. Ambrose is one of the hottest stars the WWE has going tonight while Rollins is the supposed “plan B” for The Authority. This match could go either way as both men winning this match makes sense for the storyline. While I see other “face” superstars winning tonight I predict Rollins to get the victory tonight.
Paige va AJ Lee for the Divas Championship- This AJ Lee’s first “Special event” match since returning to the WWE and should be a very good divas match. In a rivalry that has been unspoken of while Lee was away on vacation; Paige was able to hold onto the title until Lee returned just a few weeks ago. Paige needs to have a strong showing to get fans back on her side because Lee will always be the fan favorite. Lee is the best diva the WWE has and will continue to be the best diva they have as she retains her championship tonight.
Luke Harper and Erick Rowan vs The Usos in a 2 out of 3 falls match for the WWE Tag Team Titles- In a match could potentially be the final match of this long rivalry both of these teams will steal the show with their 2 out of 3 falls match tonight. The Usos keep on gaining momentum not only against Harper and Rowan but with the WWE universe. The Usos have come out on top in every major match against Harper and Rowan and tonight shouldn’t be any different. I do see this match going all 3 falls, and I do see The Usos regaining their Tag Team Titles.
20-man Battle Royal for the Vacated WWE Intercontinental Championship- With Bad News Barrett out of action for the foreseeable future tonight’s match will crown a new champion. Plenty of superstars can use this win for a push to a major championship in the near future. Also plenty of fan favorites are in this match, and a lot of superstars have a great chance of winning. Tonight we will see the “King of Swing” Cesaro walk away winning his 2nd straight battle royal event and become the new WWE Intercontinental Champion.
Bray Wyatt vs Chris Jericho- Another big feud is here for the young rising superstar Bray Wyatt and this time it’s with returning veteran Chris Jericho. Jericho shocked the WWE Universe with his surprise return a few weeks back which started this feud. Bray has been put to the test with a handful of feuds he has done in his first year in the WWE, and this one is no different. This match could go either way, and with Bray “losing” the feud against John Cena it could be hard to see him losing tonight. Give me Bray to defeat Jericho in a very good match.
Kane vs Randy Orton vs Roman Reigns vs John Cena for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship- Tonight’s main event match is a fatal-four way, but in most fans eyes it will come out to two people. There’s a strong belief that Kane is only in the match to help out Randy Orton and is no real threat to win tonight. I agree with the fans that think that is the case. Orton is a very real option to win this match mainly because he with “The Authority”. Which leaves Roman Reigns and John Cena as my two choices as possible winner’s in the main event. While the rumor mill has been running wild with Cena and Lesnar on the poster for SummerSlam. That could end up being a curveball thrown by the the WWE. While it could be a curveball I doubt it is and John Cena will regain his WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
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