WWE Battleground Results – July 20, 2014
Backstage: Kane & Randy Orton
Backstage, in a dark room, we see Randy Orton and Kane chatting together. Orton tries to apologize for Monday’s RAW. They talk about tonight’s fatal four-way main event, which Kane promises Orton he’s going to win. He walks off and Orton looks confused.
Checking In With The Expert Panel
From there, we shoot to Renee Young and the expert panel, which also features Alex Riley, Booker T and Christian. The foursome give their predictions for tonight’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship main event.
After the crew gives their predictions for tonight’s main event, they switch gears to talk about the Rusev and Jack Swagger feud. Highlights are shown of the action that transpired between the two on Monday’s RAW.
Rusev (with Lana) vs. Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter)
Justin Roberts introduces Rusev and Lana. The duo make their way to the ring to a loud chorus of boo’s. Once in the ring, Lana cuts a typical pro-Russian, anti-American promo. Without saying it, she alludes to the recent issue involving the Malaysian airplane being shot down.
Swagger’s music interupts Lana as he and Zeb Colter make their way to the ring. Before Colter can say much, Lana slaps him and Rusev attacks Swagger. The bell rings and here we go.
Swagger shockingly takes the early lead over the big Bulgarian. It isn’t long, however, before Rusev takes control of the offensive flow of the match. The fans, by the way, are loudly chanting “U.S.A.” throughout most of the action.
We see a shot of Lana on the outside of the ring supportinng her man as the “U.S.A.” chants grow louder. Meanwhile, Rusev continues to deliver punishment to “The Real American.”
Rusev goes for the big super-kick, but much like this past Monday on RAW, Swagger catches Rusev’s foot and transitions to the Patriot Lock. Rusev screams in pain as Swagger wrenches in on the hold. Rusev remains in the hold for quite a long time before finally making it to the ropes, forcing Swagger to break the hold. In the end, however, Rusev wins via count out. After the match, Rusev attacks Swagger.
Winner via Count-Out: Rusev
Backstage: The Dust Brothers
Backstage, in a dark room with golden lights, we see Goldust and Stardust. Not sure how to describe this, as it’s pretty much the same thing we’ve been seeing from these two in recent weeks. Weird stuff from both Dust Brothers.
Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose
Seth Rollins’ music hits as “Mr. Money In The Bank” makes his way to the ring. The announcers say that Triple H has informed them that because of the attack earlier tonight, Ambrose will not be returning to Battleground tonight.
The bell rings as the announcers question if there’s going to be a match here right now. Rollins gets on the mic and says that because his opponent is not returning to the building tonight, he is out here to accept his victory via forefit. He orders the referee to raise his hand. Justin Roberts announces Rollins as the official winner by forefit.
Winner via forefit: Seth Rollins
After The Match: Ambrose Attacks
As Rollins arrogantly makes his way up the ramp, out of the clear blue, Ambrose strikes and attacks Rollins. Ambrose beats Rollins all the way back to ringside. He slams Rollins on the Spanish announce table. He follows up with rabid punches until the security team rushes to the scene to break things up.
The fans boo. Ambrose is separated from Rollins momentarily, however the second he finds some wiggle-room, he breaks past security and continues his attack on Rollins.
The same thing happens one more time until security finally restrains Ambrose. Triple H makes his way out to ringside and demands security gets Ambrose out of the building. The fans start chanting “let them fight,” which the announcers point out. Meanwhile, tons of security members drag Ambrose to the back as Rollins attacks him while he’s restrained.
Bray Wyatt vs. Chris Jericho
Here we go, folks! Bray Wyatt appears on the screen. He tells the local city that he’s here and then his theme music hits. Bray slowly makes his way to the ring. After him, Chris Jericho’s music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. The fans chant “Y-2-J” at the sound of the bell. Here we go!
Early on, the fans are hot for Jericho and he is in control of the offense all-the-while. The fans start splitting their love between both guys, as dueling chants are now breaking out.
Jericho is still in control of the offense, however, Bray is starting to show signs of life. Bray is taking over now, and the crowd is somewhat behind him.
The action spills out to the floor, where Wyatt delivers some punishment to the first-ever Undisputed Champion. Back in the ring, Bray remains in control of the action.
The fans are again splitting their love between both guys as Jericho nearly scores a pin fall on a roll-up attempt on the leader of The Wyatt Family.
Both guys exchange offensive moves back-and-forth until Jericho hits The Codebreaker out of nowhere. Seconds later, Jericho rolls Wyatt up and scores the 1-2-3. The fans erupt and the announcers put the win over as a huge upset.
Winner: Chris Jericho
Outside: Ambrose Attacks Rollins Again
Backstage, we see Seth Rollins with security making his way out of the building. He stops and tells security that he doesn’t need them, so they walk away. As he continues to walk outside of the arena now, he looks around and seems nervous. He stands and looks around for a while and then Ambrose attacks him out of nowhere. Rollins eventually gets the better of Ambrose, hops in his car and speeds off as Ambrose gets back to his feet.