WWE: 5 pros and cons from Battleground

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This week the WWE Universe has been raving about the Battleground pay-per-view as the night saw the return of The Undertaker.

It was heavily rumoured that The Deadman would be appearing and would play a part in the main, which is exactly what happened.

Although the event went down a success, it wasn’t exactly the perfect event. It shared it’s fair share of low points too; here are the things I think didn't go down so well.


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It was revealed last week that there would be no Intercontinental Championship match due to an injury to Ryback. This meant the Intercontinental Champion wouldn’t be at the event, let alone compete.

Regardless of what people may think of him, Ryback is a big name and a big loss to the roster. To make matters worse, there were several key names missing; whether it was in a match or a segment and that did have an overall effect on the show.

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The likes of Rusev and Dolph Ziggler can be excused due to the way their rivalry is playing out. But a man who has been on a roll in Cesaro was missing. As well as two huge fan favourites in Neville and Dean Ambrose.


It’s good that this match was put on first as the fans are probably fed up with the two going at it again. Sheamus is Mr. Money in the Bank which means it’s almost a guarantee he’ll be our next WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

It made no sense for him to lose to Randy Orton. It does him absolutely no favours to look weaker than Orton. You could argue that Orton should have won as the event was in his hometown but the fact that it wasn’t even acknowledged by the WWE during his entrance shows the importance it had.

Sheamus should have won the match. He needs to look unstoppable, and at Battleground it was made to look the complete opposite.


A lot can be said about the main event itself. It certainly didn’t live up to expectations but it didn’t seem to matter once the lights went off.

The Undertaker returned, the referee and Seth Rollins were nowhere to be seen and Brock Lesnar was dismantled by The Undertaker. I understand why this happened, but I can’t help but feel that the WWE made Lesnar look too weak.

He’s beaten The Undertaker before and has steamrolled through everyone, and to get a beat down like he did at Battleground to an aging Undertaker didn’t seem realistic.


The match was fantastic, definitely the match of the night. But the finish is something fans are still complaining about.

We saw a great match which could have finished at various points. We had the pop-up powerbomb, we had a number of Attitude Adjustments and we thought it would be over once John Cena hit the Attitude Adjustment from the top rope.

But the WWE decided to completely ruin the end of the match, and have Owens submit to the STF which made him look weak considering he’s been incredible throughout the feud, let’s hope he can bounce back from that better than Bray Wyatt and Rusev did.


There was a lot of hype surrounding the main event and as fans we wanted to see a fight. And for a short while we got that until The Undertaker decided to make an appearance.

That resulted in a no contest and Rollins retained the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, to make matters worse our main event we waited so long for only lasted nine minutes.

The divas match lasted longer with almost no hype, yet a match featuring Lesnar came to a quick end, it was disappointing.


But the night wasn’t all bad, it had its fair share of good moments too.


This has to be a good point. Usually we expected to see The Undertaker return at WrestleMania or around that time and work one match, so how can we say not to another Undertaker feud?

Although we knew it would happen, the reaction inside of the Scottrade Center spoke volumes. The fans love him and always will, it will go down as a huge moment when he finally got his hands on Lesnar again.


Another fantastic match put on by the two. The fact that they’ve been in a feud for so long as well as competing in a number of matches together as well as house shows just shows how important that is.

They have natural chemistry and the match itself can’t be faulted, apart from the finish. Owens looked dominant in the match and we can be sure it won’t be the last time they meet.


An unannounced match but we always knew they would play a role on the night in some form, and we got a match between Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Brie Bella.

It was a fantastic match and it shows just what the divas are capable of when they are given an opportunity and time to showcase their skills. It can be argued that it’s the NXT divas who stole the show but credit also has to go to Brie Bella for her own performance in the match.

I think the right diva won. Charlotte made an appearance on Monday Night Raw quite a while back and lost to Natalya so it was only right for her to win, and it also protected the NXT Women’s Champion, Sasha Banks.


Who would’ve thought The New Day would still be a team we’re talking about at this stage? At first it felt like they would be irrelevant but right now they’re the best thing going be it inside or outside of the tag team division.

At Battleground they did everything right, apart from going out there and taking the titles. They all displayed the unique chemistry and their heel roles are played brilliantly by Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods.

The match itself might not go down as one of the best, but The New Day certainly played a big part in providing some humour into the evening.


Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt actually had a good, lengthy match. I believe the right man also won as Bray Wyatt needed the win a lot more than Roman Reigns.

But the big talking point coming out of that match was the hooded figure who helped Bray Wyatt win, and it was revealed that Luke Harper helped Wyatt win and then realigned himself with The Eater Of Worlds.

I think this is a brilliant move. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan haven’t had great success on their own as a team whilst the whole mystique behind also died down when Harper and Rowan left, perhaps now Wyatt can reach the levels he was once at.

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