WWE Battleground pay-per-view adds key matches to stacked card


After Zayn leaves, they talk about the Women's Division.

Jinder Mahal promises to bring the Punjabi Prison to SmackDown next week. There was some tension between the two on TV and on social media but they did team up at weekend live events. 2 or 3 minutes a week is not almost enough.

Why have one when you can have them all? It will be interesting to see how they go about this.

McMahon asks the team to explain what "Day One Ish" is.

AJ Styles comes down to the ring to celebrate his victory with a huge announcement: Like John Cena did past year, Styles is bringing back the weekly U.S. Open Challenge. Jimmy say he is hating on her glowing championship. He liked the message they were trying to send.

Shinsuke Nakamura and Money in the Bank contract holder Baron Corbin's narrative is building up well and another chapter to the program was added after Nakamura and Corbin went at each other before their match up.

WWE fans, do you expect John Cena and Jinder Mahal will win their matches at Battleground pay-per-view, or will their opponents get surprise wins? It's ideal for Nakamura because it's a solid mid-carder for him to beat. This is up 6% from last week's 2.329 million viewers.

Looks like Mike Kanellis will face Sami at some point. He is over the power of love. Naomi has been the Smackdown Live Women's Champion since "Wrestlemania XXXIII" but now she needs a fresh challenger.

AJ Styles and John Cena opening: A hot opening to the show with Cena answering the Styles open challenge. But when we left things on SmackDown Live last week, the U.S. Champion was Kevin Owens. The fight spills into and out of the crowd until officials get in between them to break it up. The match means a lot more to him than a win or loss. He has many opportunities outside of WWE but he knows that he has to turn down some of those opportunities so he can focus in the ring. That makes Renee crack up as Cena just keeps joking around about the chant. Cena ends tonight's WWE Talking Smack by saying he wants to wave the American Flag in Philadelphia. In fact, what Raw lacked is exactly what SmackDown brought on Tuesday - some intrigue and originality along with a wider variety of faces that ar enot necessarily seen in competition every week.

At WWE Battleground 2017, fan favorites John Cena and Randy Orton will both be in action, but will both be on the winning side? He can't lose in Philly while someone else waves their flag.

Shinsuke Nakamura's entrance is so beloved that I'm not sure it's ever going to get old.

-Kind of a weak one as the quality always drops without Daniel Bryan. Renee looked fantastic on her American Dream t-shirt though!