The Battleground pay-per-view is currently five weeks away but two matches have already been announced.
At Money in the Bank, Bray Wyatt interfered to stop Roman Reigns from unhooking the briefcase and the match was announced on the same night, Bray Wyatt will take on Roman Reigns at Battleground.
The following night, The Authority picked out the latest challenger for Seth Rollins and his WWE World Heavyweight Championship. He has a huge task ahead of him in the form of The Beast, Brock Lesnar who made his return alongside Paul Heyman at Monday Night Raw.
The title match will have fans tuned in for sure, as Rollins cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase at WrestleMania 31 on Roman Reigns, and not Brock Lesnar. Lesnar was looking for revenge and his actions resulted in him getting suspended and the fans will be behind Lesnar so he can continue where he left off.
Bray Wyatt vs. Roman Reigns, not so much. At one stage fans would be excited to see these two go at it but it looks as if they have failed to hit the high expectations that had been set, so hopefully their feud and match can help each other out.
The way the feuds are working out, it’s clear which other matches could and should take place at Battleground. The return of Brock Lesnar already makes Battleground a marquee event and the WWE will look to have as many people tuning in as possible and one way to do that is to have a strong card in general.
We should expect to see The Miz and The Big Show continue to go at it in the hope of taking on Ryback, and rumours have circulated that a three-way feud for the Intercontinental Championship will kick off and we’ve seen the seeds planted for that one.
There’s a chance the WWE could save the big triple threat match for the Intercontinental Championship at SummerSlam, and if they do then we could see The Miz getting his shot at Ryback at Battleground considering The Big Show had his match at Money in the Bank.
The Prime Time Players will definitely be featured and will be looking to retain their WWE Tag Team Championships. The favourites to challenge them would be The New Day, they’re still on television every week and are still entertaining so they probably deserve a rematch at a pay-per-view.
With both superstars not having anything else to do, it looks as if the WWE are giving us another match between new Mr. Money in the Bank Sheamus and Randy Orton. It will keep Sheamus occupied if he’s going to be cashing in soon, whilst it doesn’t really do much for Randy Orton.
Dean Ambrose will be in an interesting situation, he’s being advertised to take on King Barrett in the live shows prior to the pay-per-view so there’s a chance they could go with that, but Barrett may get another crack at R-Truth which frees up Ambrose to potentially take on Kane, both of whom have been involved in a number of segments together.
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Nikki Bella will defend – and hopefully drop – her Divas Championship. A number of divas will be looking to capitalise but the likelihood is Paige will get another shot at the champion and possibly dethrone her. If we don’t see the title defended, we should expect to see a diva align herself with Paige to take on The Bella Twins in tag team action.
One big match we could see at Battleground to really make it that much more special, would be a United States Championship match between John Cena and Kevin Owens, who made his intentions clear on Raw.
It’s a big match, so there’s a slight chance the potential match could take place at SummerSlam but if the WWE want to go all out at Battleground then this match would surely have the fans hooked after the two put on epic matches on both occasions.