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WWE Battleground leaves us wondering what could have been

After watching WWE Battleground this morning I have been left feeling disappointed about what I have just witnessed.

Yes John Cena won the main event just as everybody had expected with a match ending that we have seen a thousands times in the past.

We never got to see Ambrose & Rollins in a match

That is not what was left me feeling disappointed though. I am actually talking about the fact that we never got to see Dean Ambrose take on Seth Rollins.

The match was scrapped by Triple H after Ambrose attacked Rollins backstage. This led to Rollins coming out and ‘celebrating’ a match win via forfeit.

What we saw throughout the night was Ambrose and Rollins having little scraps before the latter managed to escape the arena in a car.

Now I know that this all helps build up the hype for the pair the clash at SummerSlam, but as I pointed out in my predictions for Battleground, this was the match I was most looking forward to.

Even if WWE wanted to hold off the big battle until SummerSlam they could have done it in a better way. It would have been better for us all if the pair had started the match only for Ambrose to lose his head an get disqualified early on.

This would have made more sense, given the rivalry between the two and the angry nature of Ambrose.

The pure hatred between the two, along with the great technical ability of Rollins and unique style of Ambrose, would have led to a great match last night.

It would have also shown that WWE do care a little bit about it’s lesser known PPVs.

As for Cena winning the title, like I have already said we all knew that it was going to happen and I guess that the match wasn’t THAT bad. Roman Reigns proved again that his move-set is one of the most explosive and exciting we have seen in a long time.

The Usos stole the show last night

It was also good to see that Kane finally snapped and ignored the orders of Randy Orton and the Authority. This will no doubt result in a confrontation on Raw that sees Triple H telling the pair off before announcing Brock Lesnar as his plan C.

Elsewhere we saw The Miz capture that Intercontinental Title after spending most of the battle royal on the floor, outside the ring, before sneaking back in at the end to eliminate Dolph Ziggler.

This was poorly done as the cameraman clearly showed Miz laying on the floor when Ziggler and Sheamus pointed towards the Intercontinental title. The result now means we will more than likely get a title unification match at SummerSlam between Miz and Sheamus.

The match of the night for me was the opening one of the night between The Usos and The Wyatt Family. After a relatively slow start that saw both teams pick up a fall each, the match picked up into a slobber-knocker.

A number of high-flying moves from both sides along with a serious of last-minute kick-outs really got the crowd going. In the end it took a spectacular double splash from Jimmy and Jay to defeat the Wyatts.

This was a surprising result and it will be interesting to see who the writers choose to face The Usos at SummerSlam for the titles. A TLC match certainly wouldn’t go a miss!

What was your reaction to Battleground? Feel free to leave your comments below and let me know!




One comment on “WWE Battleground leaves us wondering what could have been

  1. themjknight
    July 21, 2014

    I have yet to watch Battleground but based upon your review it seems it was rinse and repeat as per usual.

    Thanks for following my page btw

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