WWE Battleground Kickoff Show
The WWE Battleground 2014 Kickoff Show begins with a trip to the “expert panel,” which for this show consists of Renee Young, Alex Riley, Booker T and Christian. The foursome breaks down some of the matches for tonight’s show and introduce some of the social media stuff, such as Twitter hashtags and whatnot.
Within three minutes, the panel kicks it to Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL at the pay-per-view announce table. They talk briefly about some of the matches scheduled for tonight and then we go straight to the ring with our first of two Kickoff Show matches.
Fandango vs. Adam Rose
Fandango’s music hits and he makes his way to the ring. The announcers explain the story line involving Layla and Summer Rae and then introduce a tweet from Adam Rose that contains the aforementioned Diva-duo. Fandango’s theme music fades down and then Adam Rose’s music hits. Out comes “The Rosebuds” and Adam Rose, all of whom are accompanied by Summer Rae and Layla. The announcers mention that tonight is Adam Rose’s birthday as he makes his way to the ring.
The bell rings and Fandango immediately takes it to the leader of “The Exotic Express.” We hear “The Rosebuds” humming Rose’s theme song at ringside as they dance and party their way around the outside of the ring. Fandango rolls out to the floor to confront Summer and Layla, and the two take turns slapping him in the face. Meanwhile, Rose creeps up behind Fandango and rolls him back into the ring.
Back in the ring, Rose hits Fandango with a spinebuster and then goes to work on him in the corner. Rose hits his finisher on Fandango a mere seconds later and scores the three-count.
Winner: Adam Rose
WWE Battleground Kickoff Show Continues
After Adam Rose’s victory, we shoot back to the expert panel. The guys (and gal) preview a few more matches and then introduce an elaborate video package that documents the demise of The Shield as a faction and then previews tonight’s Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose match.
Backstage Interview: The Usos
Backstage, a WWE interviewer is with the WWE Tag-Team Champions. The Usos argue about who is better looking and then talk about tonight’s title defense against Luke Harper and Erick Rowan. From there, we go back to the pay-per-view commentary team.
Cameron vs. Naomi
After The Usos interview, we get a video package highlighting the demise of The Funkadactyls team as Cameron makes her way to the ring. Out next is Naomi. It’s time for our second and final pre-show match of the evening.
The bell rings and here we go. Naomi immediately charges after Cameron and gets to work. Cameron quickly gains the upper-hand, however, as the action spills out to the floor. Cameron beats her down a bit outside of the ring and then the actions returns back inside the ring.
The fans are chanting something, but I can’t quite make out what it is. Cameron puts Naomi in a modified surfboard submission-type move but Naomi eventually escapes. Back on the feet, Naomi takes Cameron down to the mat with a vengeance and then unloads with repeated punches.
Cameron crawls away and screams, but Naomi stops her and puts the boots to her. Cameron tries to head to the back, but Naomi charges after her and stops her. Naomi beats Cameron down a bit outside of the ring and then the action returns to the ring. The fans start chanting “Na-o-mi” as she continues to deliver punishment to her former Funkadactyl running-mate. However, out of the blue, Cameron rolls Naomi up and scores the 1-2-3.