This Sunday the Battleground pay-per-view emanates from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri where Brock Lesnar challenges Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
It will certainly be an interesting event heading into SummerSlam, with all eyes on Brock Lesnar to see whether he can reclaim his WWE World Heavyweight Championship or whether Seth Rollins can actually find a way to keep hold of his championships.
We also can’t forget that Sheamus is holding the Money in the Bank briefcase and he may also be a big talking point heading into the event.
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On paper the event should go down as a success, as a number of intriguing matches will be taking place on the event but that all comes down to the superstars and divas involved.
A number of them will have a lot of pressure on their shoulders to impress, with some having more to lose than others.
Let’s start with the main event of the evening, Seth Rollins will defend his WWE World Heavyweight Championship against The Beast, Brock Lesnar. Rollins is currently on top of the world, he’s entertaining every week and he’s the number one guy on the roster.
But Rollins still has a lot to prove on Sunday. He’s up against one of the greats in Lesnar and it’s safe to say Rollins’ title reign hasn’t been the greatest since becoming champion at WrestleMania.
Sure, he’s built as a coward-like champion which is great but he needs to be built up as a champion who can actually deliver alone, and we may see that on Sunday. A good performance or even a successful title defence will be a huge achievement for Rollins.
Bray Wyatt will go up against Roman Reigns in one of the first matches announced for the event. The feud kicked off at the Money in the Bank event and it’s clear that fans haven’t really warmed to this feud as both men are struggling to keep up with the top main eventers.
Realistically Wyatt should be a championship contender, because he is that good but the WWE are also to blame here. There is only so much he can do but booking him to lose in every single one of his feuds has done him no favours and he continued to fall further away from the title picture. It seems like he’s all talk and no action and he needs to put on a great performance against Reigns at Battleground to prove there’s more to Wyatt than just talk.
Roman Reigns always has pressure on his shoulders and heading into Battleground, it’s no different. He’s definitely won most of the doubters round in recent weeks but it will still take a lot for fans to actually believe he is ready for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Right now he and Bray Wyatt need each other because they both have the potential to succeed, they just can’t see to deliver when it matters the most. So hopefully by putting the two together than can go out and steal the show together. If he can play his part and make it a match that’s talked about, then it will only be good for him.
Sheamus takes on Randy Orton again and it doesn’t seem like this is a match the WWE Universe wants to see again. Neither man will really benefit from this, a loss would only hurt the others’ chances of building any momentum. And at the moment it feels like Randy Orton doesn’t have any because we hardly see him and we don’t know what’s going on with him, it doesn’t seem like there’s any direction.
Sheamus is Mr. Money in the Bank and a top heel which means he is probably going to be our next champion for a while and it doesn’t seem like he’s at the level yet to be that man. He can be that good, but bad booking and other factors make it hard for fans to believe he’s the number one man in the company.
He needs a convincing win over Orton this Sunday to boost his chances of being the believable WWE World Heavyweight Champion in the near future.