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United States Championship match added to Battleground

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Last night on Monday Night Raw, John Cena accepted Kevin Owen's challenge for the United States Championship at Battleground, so WWE have now made the match official

The match was up in the air for a while after it was confirmed last week that John Cena won at Money in the Bank because his merchandise sales had taken a hit due to his clean loss to Kevin Owens at Elimination Chamber. 

Match confirmed

Cena is still the definitive face of WWE and his merchandise sales are all thought to be a lot higher than any other superstar so for one loss to effect this, WWE had to go for drastic action and allow the former World Champion the controversial victory. 

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This match all but confirms that Kevin Owens will be dropping the NXT Championship to Finn Balor on July 4th when the two face off in Tokyo, Japan in the main event of WWE's Network Supercard show. 

Owens would then be free to win the United States Championship from Cena on July 19th. The expected ending of what will be their third encounter is likely to see a DQ finish which will then allow Cena to keep his championship, Owens will still look strong and the two will have their final showdown at Summerslam in August. 

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This feud has taken over WWE for the past few months and Kevin Owens has had a much better reaction than WWE could have even hoped for. The last two matches between these two have been show stealers and now the two superstars are expected to top those for a third time. 

Rest of the card

This match is added to the four matches that have already been announced for next months show.

The headliner sees Seth Rollins meet his match in Brock Lesnar for the WWE Wolrd Heavyweight Championship whilst Ryback makes his second title defense against both The Big Show and The Miz after their recent altercations. 

Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt collide after what has been a big few weeks for the two superstars as Bray continues to bring Roman Reigns' daughter into the rivalry. Finally, The New Day battle The Prime Time Players with the hope that they will regain tag team gold.

We are still four weeks away from what is essentially the dress rehearsal for Summerslam in August, but for a pay-per-view that WWE are not fully backing, it is setting up to be one of the best for a long time, and lately WWE have managed to put on decent events when called upon.  

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