WWE Battleground Results – July 20, 2014
WWE Intercontinental Championship Battle Royal
They actually show all of the entrances of the participants in this match. After all of the competitors for tonight’s battle royal make their way to the ring, out comes the former WWE Intercontinental Champion — Bad News Barrett. Barrett cuts a “Bad News” promo about how no matter who wins tonight, he’s going to beat them to get his title back.
The bell rings and here we go. Early on, everyone tries to join together to eliminate The Great Khali. Xavier Woods is the first person to be eliminated. Sin Cara is next to be eliminated.
Kofi Kingston has his big battle royal spot of the evening, as he was nearly eliminated, but Big E., who was eliminated, caught him on his shoulders. Seconds later, however, Kingston was eliminated.
Bo Dallas shockingly just eliminated Cesaro, leaving himself, Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler. Sheamus eliminates Dallas, leaving only Sheamus and Ziggler.
Early on, Sheamus over-powers Ziggler, but it isn’t long before Ziggler is in control. There was a scary spot where Sheamus almost power-bombed Ziggler, but Ziggler reversed it and almost landed on his neck. Sheamus goes for the Brogue Kick but Ziggler avoids it.
Sheamus gets Ziggler on the other end of the ropes on the apron and is trying to punch Ziggler out to the floor for the win. The fans start chanting “let’s go Ziggler.” Ziggler nearly eliminates Sheamus, as one of Sheamus’ feet actually touched the floor, but he’s still in the match based on the rules. Out of nowhere, Ziggler knocks Sheamus out to the floor. It appeared that Ziggler won, but The Miz, who no one knew was still a legal man in the match, quickly dumps Ziggler out to the floor for the win.
Winner and NEW WWE Intercontinental Champion: The Miz
WWE World Heavyweight Championship (Fatal Four-Way)
– John Cena (c) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Randy Orton vs. Kane
A SummerSlam commercial airs and then the announcers switch focus to tonight’s WWE Battleground main event. A video package airs, highlighting the history leading into tonight’s WWE World Heavyweight Championship Fatal Four-Way main event. Our final match of the evening is up now, folks!
After the build-up concludes, Randy Orton’s theme music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Out next is the other Authority associate, Kane. Next out, through the crowd as usual, is Roman Reigns. Finally, the current WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena makes his way to the ring to his usual mixed-bag reaction, which actually leaned more towards cheers than boo’s.
The bell rings and Justin Roberts does the formal introductions for tonight’s WWE Battleground pay-per-view main event. All hell breaks loose as soon as the bell rings, as all four guys immediately go at it.
It seems early on like the pairings are going to be Kane and Reigns and Orton and Cena. All four of those guys battle in those two-man combinations until the smoke clears and the only two people that are left are Cena and Reigns.
Cena and Reigns slowly close-in on each other, but due to outside interference, Cena gets the better of the situation. Now we’ve got Orton and Reigns battling it out and Orton nearly scores a pin fall, however, Kane breaks things up.
Cena and Kane end up outside of the ring, leaving Reigns and Orton in the ring alone. Reigns puts Orton in a half-Boston crab but eventually it is broken up.
Once again, a situation happens that leaves Cena and Reigns alone in the ring together. This time, however, Kane and Orton stay outside of the ring for a bit, leaving Reigns and Cena to legitimately slug it out. Reigns ends up getting the better of things.
Reigns beats up on Cena for a while until Cena finally cuts him off. Cena goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle. As he comes off of the ropes, Reigns pops up and blasts Cena with the Superman punch. He follows that up with a spear for a pin fall attempt, but Kane breaks it up.
A series of offense happens where Reigns takes everyone in the match out one-by-one, concluding with Reigns spearing Orton through the barricade outside on the floor. Several replays of that is shown as the Florida fans break out into a “this is awesome” chant.
Kane grabs Reigns for a chokeslam, but Reigns pulls Kane’s hands off of his throat and blasts him out of nowhere with a spear. Reigns attempts a pin on Kane, however Cena breaks it up at the last second. Seconds later, Cena hits an Attitude Adjustment for a near fall, but Reigns breaks that one up.
All four men are down now as the fans start stomping their feet and clapping their hands as the intensity builds towards what appears to be the end of tonight’s WWE Battleground pay-per-view main event.
Each guy starts showing signs of life and here we go. The clock says 10:50pm Eastern Time, so we’re clearly nearing the finish. Each guy hits their finisher in a sequence, concluding with Cena hitting the Attitude Adjustment for the 1-2-3. The show goes off of the air with Cena celebrating and the announce team plugging the Battleground post-show, which will feature an “exclusive interview” with John Cena.
Winner and STILL WWE World Heavyweight Champion: John Cena