The WWE's Pay per View Battleground is set to air July 24th with a triple threat match set for the main event.
Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and WWE champion Dean Ambrose will battle for the top prize in the industry.
A long awaited showdown
There are still many questions regarding this match. What will be the direction of Roman Reigns once he returns from suspension? Who will win the match? And should this match even take place at all before “Summer Slam”?
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So much is still unknown but here are the three best booking options for the show.
Roman Reigns the Heel Turn
For the last few weeks since his suspension, Roman Reigns has remained a hot topic on and off WWE programming.
Some feel his spot in the triple threat match should be taken away. Seth Rollins has become the on air advocate for this movement.
The WWE has not indicated any intention to remove Reigns from the match. They have also treated Reigns’ suspension as a way to “redeem” him for his actions.
This could be a wise move if Reigns’ role in the match is booked with some creativity.
The match should go down as a one on one contest Between Ambrose and Rollins for the first half with the status of Reigns up in the air the day of the Pay per View.
During the match, we should see the return of Triple H who could involve himself by attacking the champion, knocking out the referee chaos could ensue.
Reigns’ music could hit and bring with it the Samoan Superman barrelling down the aisle to save his best friend.
As the tension builds, Reigns goes for a spear only he deliberately hits Ambrose before turning his attention to Seth Rollins.
Reigns would then turn to Triple H extending this hand in a show of alliance joining a newly reformed authority and creating arguably the most talked about moment of the year.
It could be a moment that could set Reigns up on a massive heel run that could help him become the face of the company in the future.
This would create a double turn with Rollins, who could reluctantly join up with Ambrose to take on Reigns.
A new triple threat match could be set up for Summer Slam where Reigns would come out the victor.
This could be the beginning of the yearlong heel turn where Roman Reigns could break free of the restraints of the baby face role.
The Shield Reunited Against The Club
Since it seems that the WWE is determined to keep Reigns a baby face, maybe there is more long term planning at play.
The fact that something as big as The Shield triple threat is being used so soon and on a mid-level pay per view would suggest something bigger is at play.
Perhaps the Battleground main event could be a set up for a Shield Reunion and a potential battle with The Club.
AJ Styles, Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson are hitting their stride in their feud with John Cena, but the Club has another member within the Company set to make a Major debut on the main roster.
Perhaps Battleground could see the call up of Finn Balor to the main roster who could make his way down to the ring accompanied by Gallows and Anderson and lay waste to the former members of the Shield.
With Cena and Styles set to still have one final battle before the end of the summer, Balor could play a pivotal role in a potential feud with the Shield.
Imagine if Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns had to form a tag team to face Gallows and Anderson. Or Finn Balor getting a shot at the WWE championship on his first major run in the main roster.
The potential for explosive story lines seem to thrive in this scenario.
Dean Ambrose Retains setting up Summer Slam
There is no indication that the title is going to go back to Roman Reigns or Seth Rollins at Battleground.
There might be some fun in the idea of the WWE title being passed around like a hot potatoes between the three superstars.
But there is also the chance that doing so could cheapen the belt and there is no question that the three former Shield members are special to the company at the moment.
They are the new collective face of the WWE each having been given strong pushes by the company.
This feud has legs that could carry it to the second biggest pay per view event in the WWE, Summer Slam needs a big main event and a sequel to the triple threat match at Battleground could do it and the best way is to have Ambrose remain champion until then.