WWE Battleground Results – July 20, 2014
WWE Battleground 2014
The WWE Battleground pay-per-view opens up with the usual bad-ass video package to highlight all of the top feuds heading into tonight’s show. From there, Michael Cole welcomes us to the show.
WWE Tag-Team Championships (2-Out-Of-3 Falls)
– The Usos (c) vs. Luke Harper & Erick Rowan
After Cole’s quick introduction, The Usos music immediately hits and the WWE Tag-Team Champions make their way to the ring. Justin Roberts does the formal introduction for the champs as they make their way to the ring. From there, Luke Harper & Erick Rowan’s “he’s got the whole world in his hands” theme plays as The Wyatt Family duo makes their way to the ring for tonight’s opening contest.
The bell rings and here we go. Jey and Rowan start things off. Jey punches Rowan so hard that his sheep mask gets knocked off of his face. Uso continues to hammer away with punches, but Rowan drops him and tags in Harper. Harper picks up where Rowan left off, putting the boots to one-half of the WWE Tag-Team Champions.
Harper and Rowan take turns delivering punishment to Jey until he finally makes the tag to Jimmy. However, as soon as Jimmy enters the ring, he eats a big boot from Harper for a 1-2-3. Harper and Rowan win the first fall.
Winner of the first fall: Luke Harper & Erick Rowan
The second fall immediately begins with Harper going back to work on Jimmy. Harper tags Rowan in and Rowan picks up where Harper left off, delivering additional punishment to Jimmy.
This continues for a while until Jimmy stumbles back to Jey, making the tag. Jey comes in and immediately school-boys Harper for a quick 1-2-3.
Winner of the second fall: The Usos
The third and final fall begins with Rowan going to work on Uso. He tries a quick pin attempt after delivering some punishment, but Uso manages to kick out at two. Rowan tags in Harper and Harper beats Uso down some more as the announcers point out the fact that the next pin fall will be the end of the match.
Harper and Rowan continue to dominate Jey until Jey finally scores a break when he moves out of the way from a big high-spot attempt by Rowan. He makes the tag to Jimmy. Jimmy takes the hot tag and is now flying all over the place, hitting anything that moves, including some big dives to both Harper and Rowan on the floor.
Back inside the ring, Uso hits a big cross-body splash off of the top rope onto Harper for a believable near fall. Harper and Uso exchange punches in the center of the ring until Uso blasts Harper with a spin-kick to the back of his head.
Both teams battle back-and-forth a bit inside the ring until Uso is knocked out to the floor, leading to a huge dive spot from Harper. After Harper hits the big dive, the fans break out into a “this is awesome” chant. Back inside the ring, Harper is blasted by Jey on the floor, straight into a roll-up pin attempt from Jimmy inside the ring. Harper, however, manages to kick out at two.
Moments later, Harper hits his big clothesline for a pin attempt, but Uso somehow shockingly kicks out at two and three-quarters. The fans chant “this is awesome” again after that. Rowan surprisingly goes to the top rope, but misses with a big splash attempt. Uso follows up with a big splash off of the top for a near fall that pretty much everyone in the arena bought as the finish.
Uso looks stunned that he didn’t get the three count as the fans again chant “this is awesome.” Uso goes to the top for another splash attempt but is nailed by Harper from the apron. Rowan beats on Uso on the top rope until the other Uso blind-tags himself in. Both Usos are on the top rope now, but Rowan hits a double-superplex by himself on both guys. He goes for the pin but Uso kicks out at two. The fans bought into that as the finish as well.
We get a bunch of replays of Rowan’s double-superplex as he tags Harper back into the match. Harper and Rowan double-team Jimmy until Jimmy manages to get away. Harper goes for the big clothesline, but Uso nails him with a superkick. Harper eats the kick and simply turns around and blasts Uso with his huge clothesline. He tries for the pin but Uso somehow kicks out. Uso hits another kick to the face of Harper and then the other Uso tags in. They double team Harper and then clear Rowan from the ring. Both Usos go to the top on the same corner and hit a double-splash onto Harper for the 1-2-3.
Winners and STILL WWE Tag-Team Champions: The Usos
Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose
The announcers put over how amazing the previous tag-team match was for a bit and then they switch gears and build up the next match, which will be Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose. The video package airs highlighting the history leading into this match.
Backstage, Seth Rollins is interviewed. He compares Dean Ambrose to a cockroach. This continues until out of nowhere, Ambrose attacks Rollins. Ambrose beats down Rollins until he is finally separated. Triple H enters the scene and bans Ambrose from the building. The announcers talk about how their match tonight might not happen now.
Winner: No Contest
WWE Divas Championship
– AJ Lee (c) vs. Paige
After all of that craziness, Paige’s theme music hits and now it’s time for WWE Divas Championship action. As Paige makes her way to the ring, we see highlights of the AJ-Paige feud. Michael Cole has claimed that Paige’s victory over AJ was “one of the most shocking upsets in WWE history” multiple times now. Yeah, okay, Michael. Anyways, AJ makes her way to the ring as more highlights of the AJ-Paige story airs.
The bell rings and here we go. AJ, by the way, has new ring gear (kind of) as she’s wearing a green top and tiny-ass jean shorts that shows off her amazing buttocks. Sorry, couldn’t help myself. Paige goes to work on AJ early on as the announcers continue to put over the history between these two exceptionally talented Divas.
Paige is dominating this match, which thus far has been a pretty one-sided affair. The fans actually seem to be into it, as they are now doing a dueling “let’s go AJ!” and “let’s go Paige!” chant. AJ gets a hope spot, but Paige cuts her off. Out of nowhere, however, AJ locks in the “Black Widow” submission hold as Paige screams in pain. Paige fights it for a long time and then eventually slams her way out of it.
The former WWE Divas Champion just hit the Paige-turner for a close near fall. Paige looks a bit frustrated at her inability to score the pin fall after that offensive exchange, all-the-while the dueling AJ and Paige chants start back up. Paige locks AJ in her own submission finisher but AJ escapes. AJ blasts Paige with a Shining Wizard seconds later and scores the 1-2-3.
Winner and STILL WWE Divas Champion: AJ Lee