Battleground PPV updates – How the Draft affects Sunday’s PPV line-up

The Shield WWE Title match - Battleground PPV - July 2016 (photo credit


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) & ???

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