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By James Caldwell, PWTorch assistant editor
The Battleground PPV line-up was unchanged Monday night on Raw and Tuesday night on Smackdown.
No matches were added to the line-up and WWE did not reveal Sasha Banks’s mystery tag partner.
Any additions, including the PPV pre-show match(es), will come during the week when WWE finalizes the line-up internally.
There is some intrigue with the matches already announced, though, following the Draft…
– WWE champion Dean Ambrose is on Smackdown defending against Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins, who are both on Raw.
– U.S. champion Rusev is on Raw defending against Smackdown wrestler Zack Ryder.
– IC champion The Miz is on Smackdown defending against Raw wrestler Darren Young.
Updated Battleground PPV Line-up
- WWE World Hvt. Title match: Dean Ambrose (Raw) vs. Seth Rollins (SD) vs. Roman Reigns (SD)
- Randy Orton returns to WWE TV on Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel
- Sami Zayn (Raw) vs. Kevin Owens (Raw)
- The Club (A.J. Styles (SD) & Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows (Raw)) vs. John Cena (SD) & Enzo Amore & Big Cass (Raw) in a six-man tag match
- IC Title match: The Miz (SD) vs. Darren Young (Raw)
- U.S. Title match: Rusev (w/Lana) (Raw) vs. Zack Ryder (SD)
- WWE tag champions New Day (Big E. & Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) (Raw) vs. The Wyatts (Bray Wyatt (SD) & Erick Rowan (SD) & Braun Strowman (Raw)) in a six-man tag match
- Becky Lynch (SD) vs. Natalya (SD)
- Women’s champion Charlotte (Raw) & Dana Brooke (Raw) vs. Sasha Banks (Raw) & ???