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In-between the WWE Draft and the official brand split is the Battleground PPV wrapping up feuds before wrestlers go their separate ways.
Or, in the case of A.J. Styles & John Cena and Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn, staying on the same brand after Battleground.
Battleground also marks the TV return of Roman Reigns following his 30-day suspension for a Wellness Policy violation.
Reigns joins Seth Rollins as two Raw brand challengers to the WWE World Hvt. Title held by Dean Ambrose in the PPV main event.
Battleground also marks the TV return of Randy Orton after recovering from a major shoulder injury that has kept him off TV the entire year. Orton is scheduled to join Chris Jericho on the “Highlight Reel” previewing his Summerslam match against Brock Lesnar.
- 7:00 p.m. EST: Battleground pre-show on WWE Network
- 8:00 p.m. EST: Battleground PPV on WWE Network & select cable outlets
- 11:00 p.m. EST: Cruiserweight Classic Week 2 scheduled to air instead of PPV replay
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) & ???
- Pre-show: The Usos (SD) vs. Tyler Breeze & Fandango (SD)