Five things that should happen this Sunday at WWE Battleground

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This Sunday, WWE plays host to WWE Battleground, the ninth pay-per-view of the year.

Although the PPV isn't as prestigious as the majority of others throughout the calendar year, given the fact WWE have just been through a groundbreaking week with the brand split and the draft, it's important that they put on a great show.

Over the past few months, and some fans would even say years, WWE pay-per-views have been fairly disappointing, with the odd one impressing and staying in the memory of fans across the world.


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On many occasions, the PPV itself has been quite a let down and the Monday Night Raw on the following night has actually been more memorable.

However, given the fact WWE have just come out of a draft and a brand split, it is vital they book Battleground correctly and put on a show to remember.

Here are my five things that should happen this Sunday.

5) The Miz MUST beat Darren Young

Bob Backlund trying to make Darren Young great again. The bizarre thing about this whole storyline is the fact Darren Young has never been great in the first place.

When using the word 'again', that means he needed to be great in the first place. He certainly wasn't that when alongside Titus O'Neil as the Prime Time Players.

On the other hand, The Miz is once again proving what a fantastic heel he is. The fans boo him out of the arena and that is why he must defeat Young and retain the Intercontinental Championship.

He's finally bringing some value back to the title just because he's a fantastic heel. All he needs now is a 'great' feud.

4) Bayley needs to be Sasha Banks' secret partner

This is probably pretty obvious and most WWE fans will be calling for the exact same thing, but when looking at the Women's roster, you can see why.

Becky Lynch is wrapped up with Natalya, and the rest of the female superstars are barely seen these days.

Battleground is the perfect time to bring Bayley to the main roster, even if it was just for one night, as it will earn an incredible pop and it will give Sasha Banks a legit partner that the fans can get behind.

3) Bray Wyatt to turn on Braun Strowman and Erick Rowan

The result of this match isn't actually as important. What's important is what happens after.

Following on from the WWE Draft, Bray Wyatt needs to turn on his family members. He needs to take out Braun Strowman and Erick Rowan and go his separate way.

With Bray and Erick on SmackDown LIVE and Braun on Raw, the three need to separate and the one who needs to come out looking the strongest is Bray as he's the real money maker out of the trio.

The last time the Wyatt's broke up, it didn't really go to plan, but given the brand split, they now have no choice and the WWE should put all their eggs in the Bray Wyatt basket.

2) Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens should be a no-contest

WWE surprised many when they kept Sami and Kevin on the same show during the Draft, and because of that, this feud doesn't need to have a conclusion this Sunday.

Some fans might be getting tired of these two going at it and throwing punches left, right, and centre, but now they are on the same show, they can drag out this feud a little longer until SummerSlam and then give it the send off it deserves.

There is no doubt that these two would put on a show-stealing performance, but it deserves a grander stage. Yes, SummerSlam will be a mixed PPV so it's likely Raw superstars will face SmackDown LIVE superstars, but Zayn vs Owens can be big and it deserves a big stage.

Battleground shouldn't be that stage and that's why there shouldn't be a match and it should just be an outright brawl.

1) Dean Ambrose should retain for SmackDown LIVE's sake

The triple threat match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. The Shield members going at it, and it's simple, Dean Ambrose has to retain.

How bad would it look for SmackDown LIVE if their champion loses the belt to one of Raw's boys? With both Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins on Monday Night Raw, WWE need to make Ambrose retain and keep hold of the belt for a little longer at least.

WWE are desperate to shake off SmackDown's tag as the B-show, but that's exactly how it would look if Ambrose was to lose his title on Sunday.

Like it or not, Ambrose needs to keep hold of the belt so that WWE can prove that SmackDown LIVE isn't just a B-show after all.

What do YOU want to see happen at WWE Battleground? Leave YOUR predictions in the comment section below!

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