Beastly Battleground

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All in all, Battleground had some good points. Unfortunately, it also had some bad points.

Good Beginning

First out of the blocks for the evening was Sheamus v Randy Orton.  Excellent choice. 

Randy and Sheamus were well matched brawlers to warm the crowd up.  They exchanged great punches in and out of the ring. Including the mandatory announcers table.


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Each survived signature moves and three counts.  Finally the brogue kick found its home only for Randy to come back with a winning RKO.  

8 out of 10

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Lack Lustre Tag Team Event 

Maybe I'm being biased but the tag team match, second on the list, was a let down.  I don't think New Day 'rocks'.  Someone gag Woods please.  The Prime Time Players on the other hand are very good wrestlers.

It wasn't all bad, as much as I love Kofi, it was a good move by Titus to throw Kofi across the ring.  Good but not great.  For a title match it could have been better.  The better team won.  

6 out of 10

Great Expectations

The much anticipated clash between Bray Wyatt and Roman Reigns was next.  Both started off well.  Going all out.  You really didn't know who was going to win, it went back and forth.  Both gaining one-upmanship.  Loved Wyatt scaring the Mexicans, eccentric character showing.  Don't you love his spider crawl. 

After giving their all Bray's old family member showed up to take out Reigns.  Wyatt family reigning again?  Hope so.  This is great opportunity for Reigns, Ambrose v 2 Wyatt family.  Remember when Wyatt's faced The Shield? 

9 out of 10

One for the Girls 

Good move Stephanie.  Great match Divas,  and this didn't feel like a filler like they usually do.  Master stroke to bring in these talented girls to mix it up.  The new girls took centre stage, while the established girls stepped back.  How refreshing to see the Bellas to lose. 

7 out of 10

Owens v Cena

You can't have a PPV without John Cena.  The ongoing fight between Owens and Cena continued next.  As always Cena was being dominated.  Kevin Owens doing a lot of talking.  A very predictable match. 

Cena always guaranteed to get the crowd involved, didn't disappoint.  Good moves were made on both sides each getting to two counts.  Cena's head hitting the canvas was a high point.

Not a classic, at times looking too rehearsed.  Eventually after slugging it out some more, Cena prevailed with a STF. 

8 out of 10

Waste of time

I know Ryback was injured late in the day but The Miz coming on, then Big Show appearing to knock him out and then leave, didn't need to happen. 

The saving grace is The Miz is great on the mike.  He is always good for a laugh.  He could have dodged a couple of fists from Big Show to at least make the walk down to the ring worth while. 

2 for Miz out of 10

Not so classic match?

At last, the long awaited match up between Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar.

It started as anticipated Seth running, Brock suplexing and suplexing.  Highlight when Rollins ran into the crowd, Brock jumped the barrier and tossed Rollins back.  Brock Lesnar is so good for WWE.  His presence is magic. 

I would have liked to see a bit more of the match and a bit more from Rollins.  A few sly moves perhaps.  It was obvious he was no match for Lesnar but after such a build up we could have been dished up a bit more. 

Now we know it was all a build up for another match to come.  It was certainly was a mesmurizing moment when the lights went out and the familiar toil of the bell sounded. 

Immediately it was clear. SummerSlam. Undertaker v Lesnar. Revenge.

10 out of 10

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