Battleground 2014

Tampa Bay Times Forum
Tampa, Florida

July 20, 2014

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Kickoff Results: 

* Adam Rose def. Fandango.

* Cameron def. Naomi.

A video package runs focusing on tonight's main event Fatal Four Way for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship with John Cena defending against Randy Orton, Kane and Roman Reigns.

We go live to the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida where a huge display of pyro goes off. Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL welcome us to the show.

WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos are out first to kick off the show.

WWE Tag Team Championships - 2 out of 3 Falls Match
The Usos (c's) vs. The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan and Luke Harper)

We start with Jey Uso and Erick Rowan. Jey with a huge right hand early. Tag to Luke Harper who eats a big dropkick from Jey that sends him to the outside. Jimmy jumps in and dropkicks Rowan off the ring apron. Both Wyatt's regroup at ringside. Harper is back in and chops Jey. Jey takes a snap suplex from Harper after taking a tumble to the outside under the bottom rope. Tag to Rowan who gets in a scoop slam on Jey. Jey with a kick to the head of Rowan and Rowan fires back with a high elbow. Tag to Harper who gets in a Gator Roll on Jey. Jey with a back suplex on Harper to break it up. Hot tag to Jimmy who comes off the top rope, misses a shot on Harper and Harper catches Jimmy with a huge big boot. Harper covers and gets the pinfall. The crowd is surprised at how quick that was.

Winner of Fall #1: The Wyatt Family

Harper tags in Rowan who works over Jimmy in a head vice. Jimmy fights back with some rights, but falls out of a scoop slam attempt on Rowan as Rowan splashes over him for a two count. Tag to Harper who steps over Jimmy. Jimmy with two big rights. Harper fires back with a big right of his own. Tag to Jey who rolls up Harper.

Winner of Fall #2: The Usos

Rowan gets the tag pushing Harper back to the corner after they double team Jey with a series of stomps and kicks. Rowan with a big release slam on Jey for a two count. Tag to Harper who catapults Jey into the second rope chest first. Jey and Harper exchange big right hands. Tag to Rowan who launches Jey to the corner. Rowan misses a charge and Harper tags hismelf in. Harper misses a big boot hitting the top rope and going over the top rope. Hot tag to Jimmy. Jimmy with a leap over the top rope taking out Harper. Jimmy slides in and tosses Rowan over the top rope. Jimmy then hits the ropes and leaps over taking out Rowan. Jimmy runs across the barricade and takes out Harper again. Harper rolls in. Jimmy is up top, jumps and connects with a big cross body for a close two count. Jimmy kicks Harper in the head. Jimmy splashes Harper in the corner, but Harper jumps back up and saplshes Jimmy in the corner. Jimmy counters a powerbomb and connects with a corkscrew moonsault off the top rope for another two count. Harper with a big boot to Jimmy in the corner. Harper with a suicide dive to Jimmy. Harper has Jimmy back in when Jey gets in a shot to Rowan on the outside. Harper attempts a dive to Jey and Jey catches Harper with a superkick. Harper fires back somehow with a sitdown powerbomb for a close two count! Harper tags in Rowan who goes up top. Jimmy rolls out of the way and Rowan hits the ring with force. Jimmy crotches Harper. Jey comes off the top rope getting the tag with a big splash on Rowan. Jey hooks the leg and Rowan somehow kicks out. Jey is shocked. Jey goes back up top, kicks away Harper and Rowan gets in big rights. Jimmy gets the tag. The Usos have Rowan contained in the corner. Rowan fights out, grabs both Usos and hits a double superplex! Jimmy kicks out. Tag to Harper. Jey superkicks Rowan. Harper tosses Jey out. Harper with a superkick to Jimmy after countering a roll up. Jimmy with a superkick on Harper. Harper stays up and clotheslines Jimmy. Jey breaks up the pinfall. Harper tosses Jey out. Jimmy superkicks Harper. The Usos with a double superkick to Harper and then one to Rowan. The Usos with a double splash from the top on Harper! The Usos take the third fall to retain the titles.

Winners of Fall #3 and still WWE Tag Team Champions: The Usos

A video package runs hyping Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins.

Backstage, Seth Rollins says he is smiling because tonight is the night he finishes off Dean Ambrose once and for all. Ambrose attacks Rollins during the interview. Rollins tackles Ambrose fighting back. WWE agents break it up. Triple H walks up and yells at the agents to get Ambrose out of the building.

Cole, Lawler and JBL try to figure out what just happened. It would appear the match may be off based on the comments by Triple H backstage.

WWE Divas Championship
AJ Lee (c) vs. Paige

Lock up and Paige pushes AJ into the ropes early. "CM PUNK" chant breaks out in Tampa. Another lock up and AJ pushes Paige into the ropes. AJ with a roll up, Paige counters into another and AJ catches Paige with a big kick to the gut. Paige fires back with a kick to the head of AJ. Paige keeps AJ grounded with a headlock. Paige then drives her knee into the back of AJ and pulls back her arms. Paige screams, "AJ, come on!" AJ with a tornado DDT on Paige. Paige tackles AJ and both fall to the outside. Paige drives AJ back first into the ring barricade. Paige goes up top, AJ tries to cut her off, Paige with a sunset flip on AJ and gets a two count. Paige tries to toss AJ around her and AJ gets the Black Widow submission applied. Paige counters out of the submission. Paige Turner and AJ kicks out. Paige applies the PTO on AJ. AJ counters out. Paige back to pinfall and Paige kicks out. AJ with a Shining Wizard to the head of Paige, hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.

Winner and still WWE Divas Champion: AJ Lee

After the match, Paige heads to the back and AJ Lee skips around the ring.

A commercial for WWE SummerSlam on August 17 in Los Angeles airs.

Backstage, Randy Orton is looking for Kane. Orton apologizes and tries to get a handshake from Kane. Kane doesn't shake his hand. Orton says Kane should apologize to him for punching him in the face. Kane also doesn't want to apologize. They both agree that the winner tonight won't be John Cena or Roman Reigns. Kane says the winner is standing right here.

Renee Young is with the Battleground panel of Booker T, Alex Riley and Christian.

We see footage of the Rusev/Jack Swagger confrontation on RAW this past Monday.

Rusev is out next with Lana.

Rusev w/ Lana vs. Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter

Lana says Americans should be insulted and afraid. "You should be ashamed of yourselves. You always jam your western civilization and democrazy down everybody's throats. You Americans are leaderless. We call your President a wuss. Unlike our true leader, Vladimir Putin. Rusev will crush Jack Swagger!"

Zeb gets on the mic when Lana slaps him. Rusev and Jack Swagger start exchanging shots. Swagger tosses Rusev out. The referee checks on Rusev as he gets back to his feet. Rusev gets back in the ring and the referee calls for the bell to get things officially started.

Swagger gets a "WE THE PEOPLE" chant going and then goes for the Patriot Lock early when Rusev rolls back out. Rusev is back in kicking away at Swagger in the corner. Rusev with big rights. Swagger fights back with rights of his own. Swagger drops down going for another Patriot Lock attempt and Rusev rolls out to avoid it. Swagger tosses Rusev back in and splashes him in the corner. Swagger wtih high knees to Rusev and Rusev fires back with a big splash. Rusev with a big fallaway slam on Swagger. Rusev with kicks to the lower back of Swagger. Rusev drops elbows over the chest of Swagger. Rusev catches Swagger with a big kick. Rusev tosses Swagger over the top rope and favors his knee. Rusev catches Swagger with rights each time he gets up on the ring apron.

Swagger drops the throat of Rusev off the top rope and levels Rusev with a big clothesline. Swagger drops Rusev with a big boot. Swagger with a splash in the corner over Rusev for a two count. Rusev with a big takedown spinebuster for a two count. Rusev with a huge kick to the chest of Swagger. Swagger gets the Patriot Lock applied countering a superkick. Rusev gets close to the bottom rope. Swagger pulls him back out to the middle of the ring. Rusev is reaching. Rusev leaps forward and gets the bottom rope. Swagger holds on just before the referee reaches the five count. Swagger with a chop block and goes back to the Patriot Lock on the outside. The referee starts the count. Rusev sends Swagger face first into the steel ring post. Rusev rolls back in and the referee reaches the 10 count calling for the bell.

Winner via countout: Rusev

After the match, WWE officials are checking on Jack Swagger as Rusev and Lana celebrate in the ring. Lana looks down at Swagger and yells, "Crush!" Rusev jumps out, rolls Swagger back in and Rusev stomps over the lower back of Swagger. Rusev applies the Camel Clutch on Swagger. Rusev breaks the hold as Lana smiles.

Backstage, Goldust and Stardust exchange thoughts.

Seth Rollins is on his way out to the ring. We see footage from earlier tonight of Dean Ambrose attacking Rollins and Triple H demanding that Ambrose get kicked out of the building. Back live, Rollins is introduced by Justin Roberts. Rollins gets on the mic and talks about how his opponent has been thrown out of the building tonight. He is out here to accept his victory via forfeit. "I wanna be announced as the winner and I want my hand raised." Roberts announces Rollins as the winner and the referee raises his hand.

As Rollins is heading to the back, Dean Ambrose runs out and starts attacking him. Ambrose tosses Rollins over the ring barricade into the crowd. Ambrose with rights to Rollins as they continue through the crowd. Rollins tosses Ambrose over the ring barricade back to the ringside area. Rollins gets up on the ring barricade and Ambrose flips him off over to the top of the spanish announce table. WWE officials grab Ambrose and take him away through the crowd. Ambrose breaks free and tackles Rollins jump off the announce table. We see a shot of Triple H walking down the entrance aisle. He is yelling at WWE officials to get Ambrose out of here. Rollins breaks free and goes after Ambrose. Officials get them separated. Ambrose and Rollins are yelling at each other. Triple H holds up the arm of Rollins.

A video package runs hyping Chris Jericho vs. Bray Wyatt.

Chris Jericho vs. Bray Wyatt w/ The Wyatt Family

Chris Jericho backs Bray Wyatt to the corner early and Wyatt can be heard laughing. Wyatt fires back with knees and forearms to the back of Jericho. Jericho with elbows and chops to Wyatt. Jericho with more chops. Wyatt fires back with a huge clothesline. Wyatt counters an early Walls of Jericho attempt following a distraction from Erick Rowan at ringside. Wyatt catches Jericho with a boot to the face. Jericho takes out The Wyatt's at ringside and gets in a quick kick on Wyatt on the outside. Harper tries to prevent Jericho from getting in and the referee sends Luke Harper and Erick Rowan to the back. Wyatt knocks Jericho off the ring apron. Back in the ring, Jericho avoids a shot from Wyatt and Wyatt hits the steel ring post.

Jericho attempts shoulder blocks, Wyatt remains up, Jericho goes up top and connects with a sledgehammer shot. Wyatt avoids a bulldog and drops Jericho chest first over his knee. Jericho drops knees over Wyatt. Jericho goes up top and gets cut off with a right hand and headbutt from Wyatt. Jericho with a boot and bulldog combo on Wyatt. Wyatt gets his knees up during a Lionsault attempt by Jericho. Wyatt plants Jericho with a modified Rock Bottom. Wyatt splashes Jericho in the corner. Jericho trips up Wyatt and Wyatt lands in the corner on the back of his head. Wyatt drives Jericho down over the ring apron. Jericho counters Sister Abigail, attempts a Walls of Jericho, Wyatt counters that and connects with a clothesline. Jericho with a Codebreaker on Wyatt. Jericho hooks the leg to get the win.

Winner: Chris Jericho

Backstage, we see a shot of Seth Rollins leaving the arena with his gear being followed by two security guards. Rollins tells the security guys they can leave. Rollins keeps walking, stops and looks around. We see Ambrose crawling out of a trunk of a rental car and attacking Rollins. Rollins and Ambrose brawl on top of the car. Rollins knocks Ambrose off, gets in the car and takes off.

Battleground Battle Royal to crown a new WWE Intercontinental Champion
Big E vs. Alberto Del Rio vs. Cesaro vs. R-Truth vs. Ryback vs. Curtis Axel vs. Zack Ryder vs. Titus O'Neil vs. Damien Sandow vs. Heath Slater vs. Diego vs. Sin Cara vs. Xavier Woods vs. The Great Khali vs. Kofi Kingston vs. Bo Dallas vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz vs. WWE U.S. Champion Sheamus

Before the match, the former champion Bad News Barrett walks out. "No whoever wins this Battle Royal receives the huge honor of becoming the new Intercontinental Champion. However...I'm afraid I've got some bad news. You see, becoming the new champion will be like an old couple retiring here in Florida. Initially it will be great and you will enjoy every second of it. But the reality is, it's simply delaying the inevitable. Mark my words, when that final grain of sand drops through the hour glass, you will meet your demise. And it will come in the form of a Bull Hammer from me, Bad News Barrett."

Everyone goes after The Great Khali early. Khali with chops to more.

Xavier Woods is eliminated.

Zack Ryder is eliminated.

Sheamus with a Brogue Kick to Khali.

The Great Khali is eliminated.

Sin Cara is eliminated.

R-Truth is eliminated.

Curtis Axel is eliminated.

Damien Sandow is eliminated.

Diego is eliminated.

Sheamus and Ryback have a stare down and exchange shots. Sheamus with a Brogue Kick sending Ryback over.

Ryback is eliminated.

Ziggler with a Zig Zag on Miz. Miz slides out under the bottom rope and remains in the match.

Titus O'Neil is eliminated.

Alberto Del Rio is eliminated.

Big E with a splash to Miz who is back in and then slides out again under the bottom rope.

Big E is eliminated.

Cesaro tries to send Kingston out. Kingston lands on the shoulders of Big E. Big E walks Kingston over to Cesaro. Kingston is trying to pull Cesaro out. Cesaro hooks the arm of Kofi, tosses him back in the ring, Kofi charges and Cesaro gets a boot up. Cesaro finally gets Kofi out with a suplex after raking the eye.

Kofi Kingston is eliminated.

Heath Slater then tosses Cesaro out!

Cesaro is eliminated.

Slater eats a Brogue Kick from Sheamus.

Heath Slater is eliminated.

Sheamus with a shoulder block on Bo Dallas from the ring apron. Sheamus gets Bo tied up in the ropes and drops his forearm shots to the chest. Ziggler kicks Dallas out.

Bo Dallas is eliminated.

We are down to Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler in the ring (The Miz is also still on the outside). Sheamus and Ziggler exchange rights. Sheamus with a shoulder block and high knee to Ziggler. Sheamus breaks up a sleeper from Ziggler. Sheamus avoids a Fameasser. Sheamus with a powerbomb. Ziggler flips out and lands on top of Ziggler. Sheamus attempts a catapult on Ziggler over the top rope. Ziggler hangs on. Sheamus and Ziggler exchange more shots. Sheamus attempts a springboard shoulder block. Ziggler with a superkick on Sheamus. Sheamus falls outside.

Sheamus is eliminated.

The Miz, who was still on the outside, rolls in and tosses Ziggler over.

Dolph Ziggler is eliminated.

Winner and new WWE Intercontinental Champion: The Miz

After the match, The Miz celebrates and is handed the title. We see a shot of an upset Dolph Ziggler at ringside.

Another commercial for SummerSlam on August 17 airs.

A video package runs hyping the main event tonight.

WWE World Heavyweight Championship - Fatal Four Way Match
John Cena (c) vs. Randy Orton vs. Kane vs. Roman Reigns

Justin Roberts did ring introductions for the challengers Randy Orton, Kane, Roman Reigns and the champion John Cena.

The bell rings. Roman Reigns goes after Kane. John Cena goes after Randy Orton. Cena tosses Orton out early. Orton sends Cena shoulder first into the steel steps. Reigns with shots to Kane in the corner. Orton eats right hands from Reigns. Kane with a big right hand that drops Reigns. Kane and Orton with clotheslines on Reigns in the corner. Kane knocks Cena off the ring apron. Reigns with a double clothesline shot on both Orton and Kane from the second rope. Orton and Kane with more shots to Reigns. Cena with a quick suplex on Orton. Kane and Orton now double team Cena. Kane with a side slam on Cena and allows Orton to go for a cover. Cole, Lawler and JBL talk about how The Authority is definitely in control tonight. Orton with kicks to Cena as Kane brawls with Reigns on the outside. Kane with an uppercut to Cena. Cena with his twisting powerbomb on Orton. Cena signals for Five Knuckle Shuffle and connects on Orton's head. Cena has Orton up, Orton grabs the top rope and pulls himself to the outside. Reigns is in now and staring down Cena. Kane attacks Reigns and Orton attacks Cena before they can go at it. Kane catches Reigns with a big DDT, hooks the leg and Reigns kicks out. Orton rolls in and starts yelling at Kane for going for the pinfall.

Kane with an uppercut to Orton after Orton complained about him not watching his back. Kane puts Orton up top and is looking for a superplex. Reigns and Cena walk up. Tower of Doom spot with all four men. Reigns and Cena are up first. Kane sits up and both Cena and Reigns stomp away at Kane. Orton recovers and connects with his DDT through the ropes on both Cena and Reigns. Orton goes for a pinfall and Kane breaks it up. Kane levels Orton with a big boot. Reigns breaks up the pinfall attempt by Kane. Reigns with a Samoan Drop on Kane. Orton with a rolling takedown on Reigns into a half Boston Crab. Reigns counters with a half Boston Crab of his own. Cena drops down and gets the STF applied on Orton as he is in the half Boston Crab! Kane breaks it up with a kick to Reigns. Cena with an AA on Kane. Kane rolls out. Cena with a takedown on Orton and locks in the STF. Orton gets close to the ropes. Cena breaks the submission, pulls Orton to the middle of the ring and locks on the STF again. Cena is yelling at Orton to tap. Reigns grabs Orton, pulls him out and sends him over the announce table. Reigns slides in and stares down Cena. Cena is smiling. Reigns and Cena exchange right hands. The fans cheer for Reigns shots and boo for the Cena shots.

Reigns is tripped up by Cena, but then kicks Cena away. Reigns with a Samoan Drop on Cena. Reigns misses the Superman punch and Cena counters with his twisting powerbomb. Cena goes for Five Knuckle Shuffle, Reigns moves and connects with the Superman punch on Cena! Reigns is yelling at Cena to get up. Reigns connects with the Spear. Reigns hooks the leg and Kane breaks it up. Kane and Reigns exchange shots. Reigns with a jumping clothesline that levels Kane. Reigns splashes Kane in the corner and follows with a right. Kane responds with a right. Superman punch by Reigns on Kane. Reigns runs out of the ring and kicks Cena in the head. Reigns does the same to the head of Orton who was laying over the announce table. Reigns then kicks Kane in the head! Reigns charges and slams Orton through the ring barricade by the timekeepers area! Reigns rolls back in the ring as Kane is recovering. Kane catches Reigns across his throat. Reigns pulls back Kane's hand, Kane with a right hand, Reigns hits the ropes and connects with a Spear on Kane! Cena breaks up the pinfall. Cena tosses Reigns to the outside. Cena with an AA on Kane. Reigns breaks up the pinfall. Reigns covers Kane and Cena breaks that up. Cena with an AA on Reigns.

Kane with a chokeslam on Cena, chokeslam on Reigns and Reigns kicks out. Reigns with a Spear on Kane, hooks the leg and Orton breaks it up. Orton with an RKO on Reigns. Cena with an AA on Orton on top of Kane. Cena hooks the leg of Kane and gets the pinfall.

Winner and still WWE World Heavyweight Champion: John Cena

After the match, John Cena celebrates with his titles as we see a shot of frustrated Roman Reigns at ringside staring down Cena. We see a replay of the finish. Back live, Cena is celebrating at the top of the entrance area as the show comes to a close.


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