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COMPLETE WWE BATTLEGROUND COVERAGE: THE PUNJABI PRISON RETURNS, US TITLE MATCH, TAG TITLE MATCH, WE HAVE A NUMBER ONE CONTENDER FOR THE WOMEN'S TITLE, FLAG MATCH, TALKING SMACK IS BACK, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2017-07-23 23:30:00

Naomi makes her way to the ring before the Elimination Match starts so she can see up close who her opponent will be at SummerSlam.

Match Number Three:  Number One Contender Elimination Match:  Charlotte Flair versus Lana versus Natalya versus Becky Lynch versus Tamina Snuka

Lana kicks Charlotte and Tamina deals with Becky.  Natalya rolls up Charlotte for a near fall.  Lana is sent to the floor.  Tamina with a head butt to Charlotte.  Tamina gets a near fall on Becky.  Tamina with a forearm to the back and Lana trips Becky and pulls her to the floor and sends Becky into the announce table.  Tamina kicks Natalya away and Lana rakes Natalya's eyes and pulls her to the floor as well.

Lana and Tamina are in the ring together and Charlotte returns to the ring.  Charlotte with forearms to Tamina and Lana.  Lana kicks Charlotte and Tamina slams Charlotte and Lana with an elbow drop.  Tamina holds Charlotte and Lana with a kick.  Tamina tries for a slam but Charlotte lands on her feet and she sends Tamina to the mat.  Tamina grabs Charlotte and Lana with a round kick for a near fall.  Tamina with a suplex and Lana with a kick to the back.  Tamina with an Irish whip and Lana with a kick.  Tamina with a chop and then Tamina and Lana kick Charlotte.

Becky with forearms to Lana and Charlotte with an exploder to Tamina while Becky hits an exploder on Lana.  Charlotte with a leg sweep and a near fall.  Becky with arm drags and she runs into an elbow in the corner.  Charlotte with a neck breaker and Natalya runs over Charlotte's back and hits a drop kick for a near fall.  Natalya with a near fall on Becky.  Becky with an elbow and drop kick to Natalya followed by an exploder.  Becky with an exploder to Lana.  Becky tries for an exploder on Tamina but Tamina with a super kick to Becky and a Samoan drop to Natalya.  Charlotte with a clothesline to Tamina.  Natalya with an inside cradle on Charlotte followed by a discus clothesline.

Natalya with the Sharpshooter on Charlotte and Lana with a bulldog to Natalya to break up the hold and Lana gets a near fall.  Becky with DisArmHer to Lana but Tamina with a super kick followed by a Samoan drop to Becky and a spear to Charlotte that sends both women to the floor.  Lana with a near fall on Becky and Becky with DisArmHer and Tamina breaks it up again.  Becky with DisArmHer on Tamina and Tamina taps out.

Tamina Eliminated 

Becky puts Lana in DisArmHer and she taps out.

Lana Eliminated

Natalya with a rollup to eliminate Becky.

Becky Lynch Eliminated 

Charlotte with a boot for a near fall.  Natalya applies a cross arm breaker after Charlotte tries for the figure four.  Charlotte picks up Natalya and hits a sit out power bomb for a near fall.  Charlotte goes up top for a moonsault but Natalya gets her knees up for Charlotte.  Natalya rolls Charlotte into the turnbuckles and gets the three count.

Winner:  Natalya

After the match, Naomi comes into the ring and offers her hand to Natalya but Natalya leaves.

Match Number Four:  WWE United States Championship Match:  AJ Styles versus Kevin Owens

Owens with forearms and knees to Styles.  Owens with a side head lock.  Owens with a shoudler tackle but Styles with an arm drag and Owens goes to the floor.  Owens with a waist lock but Styles with a standing switch.  Owens with a leg sweep and Styles with a snap mare and Owens goes to the floor.  Owens gets back into the ring and Styles kicks Owens' arm on a punch attempt.  Styles with a waist lock and Owens with a standing switch.  Styles with a standing switch.  Owens with an elbow and Styles with a drop kick.  Owens goes to the floor and Styles follows and punches him.  Styles sends Owens into an announce table at ringside.  Styles Irish whips Owens into the ringside barrier but he misses a splash and hits the ringside barrier.  Owens sends AJ groin first into the ring post and Owens breaks the count.

Owens with a back senton for a near fall.  Owens kicks Styles and punches him.  Owens with a reverse chin lock.  Styles gets to his feet but Owens brings Styles back to the mat.  Styles gets back to his feet and AJ with elbows but Owens sends Styles to the mat.  Owens goes for a back senton but Styles gets his knees up.  Styles with forearms and strikes but Owens with a DDT for a near fall.  Owens returns to the reverse chin lock.  Styles with punches to get out of the hold.

Styles with forearms to Owens followed by a series of strikes and a clothesline.  Styles with a flying forearm to Owens.  Styles with a leaping clothesline into the corner and he gets Owens up for a moment but Owens blocks it.  Styles lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex.  Styles with a sit out gourdbuster for a near fall.  Styles goes for the Ushigoroshi but Owens blocks it.  Owens with a waist lock and Styles with a standing switch.  Styles blocks a super kick and  Owens escapes a Styles Clash.  Owens with a rollup for a near fall.  Styles with an Ushigoroshi for a near fall.  

Styles pulls Owens into position for a springboard 450 but Owens gets his knees up and Owens gets a near fall.  Owens with a cannonball for a near fall.  Owens shows some frustration as he picks up Styles and puts him on the turnbuckles.  Owens with a chop and he sets for a superplex but Styles blocks it.  Styles with head butts and he tries for a sunset flip power bomb but Owens holds on to the ropes.  Styles with a torture rack into a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall.  

Styles goes up top and Owens hits the ropes to crotch Styles on the top turnbuckle.  Owens and Styles battle on the turnbuckles and Owens tries for a superplex but Styles slides under Owens and he hot shots Owens.  Styles is sent to the apron.  Owens goes to the floor and sweeps the leg on the apron.  Styles holds his shoulder as he returns to the ring.  Owens sends Styles into the ring post and hits an arm breaker.  Styles with a Pele Kick and both men are down.

Styles sets for the Styles Clash but Owens counters and throws Styles aside.  Styles is sent into the referee and everyone is down.  Owens with a super kick and then he sets for the pop up power bomb but Styles leaps over Owens and Styles rolls into the Calf Crusher.  Owens counters into a crossface and the referee starts to recover.  Styles counters into a crossface of his own.  Owens rolls through and gets the three count.

Winner:  Kevin Owens

Jinder Mahal is getting ready for his match in the back and The Singhs say that they will not be able to stand next to Jinder for this match.  When the second wall lowers, they will not be there on sacred ground.  They will be in the back to celebrate their victory.

Jinder says he will be alone to end the legacy of Randy Orton.  He will not be alone when he has 1.3 Billion people behind him.

Match Number Five:  Flag Match:  John Cena versus Rusev

Rusev goes for his flag and Cena stops him and applies a side head lock.  Rusev with a shot to the kidneys but Cena pulls Rusev off the turnbuckles.  Cena with a side head lock.  Rusev with a punch and clothesline in the corner.  Rusev goes to the turnbuckles again and Cena punches Rusev in the leg.  Cena with a head butt to the midsection followed by a bulldog from the top turnbuckle.  Cena gets up first and he climbs the turnbuckles for the first time.  Rusev with an electric chair drop and both men are down.  Rusev with punches and kicks.  Rusev with a forearm and a punch to the kidneys followed by boots.  

Rusev with a suplex.  Cena grabs the ankle to stop Rusev from climbing the turnbuckles.  Rusev with kicks followed by a short arm clothesline.  Rusev kicks Cena in the shoulder and he taunts Cena.  Rusev sends Cena into the turnbuckles under the American flag.  Rusev with a splash into the corner.  Rusev climbs the turnbuckles and Cena stops him.  Rusev kicks Cena away and then connects with a forearm off the turnbuckles.

Cena punches Rusev and Rusev punches back and hits a DDT.  Cena struggles to get to his feet and Rusev with a punch but Cena with two flying shoulder tackles followed by a Blue Thunder Bomb.  Cena sets for the Five Knuckle Shuffle and connects.  Cena gets Rusev on his shoulders but Rusev gets to his feet and Rusev with a spinebuster.  Rusev sends Cena to the floor. 

Rusev almost has the flag but Cena stops him and punches Rusev and connects with a head butt.  Cena knocks Rusev off the turnbuckles with a punch and Cena comes off the turnbuckles but Rusev counters into a power bomb.  Rusev gets to the turnbuckles and he has gained possession of the Bulgarian Flag.   Rusev gets to the mat but Cena with a drop kick and the flag is out of Rusev's hand.  Rusev misses a splash and Rusev hits the pole.  Cena with an Attitude Adjustment.

Rusev stops Cena when he tries to get his flag but Cena counters into a sunset flip and Cena with an STF.  Rusev taps but it does not matter because there are no pinfalls or submissions.  Rusev has passed out.  Cena climbs and he has gained possession of the American flag but Rusev has recovered and he hits a thrust kick.  Rusev has left the ring with the Bulgarian flag and he walks around the ring and Cena with a double sledge off the apron.  Cena Irish whips Rusev into the ring steps.  

Cena takes the American flag and he has left the ring.  Cena heads up the ramp but Rusev stops him and the flag is down.  Rusev sends Cena into the ring steps.  Rusev hits Cena with the ring steps and Cena is down.  Rusev grabs his flag and he walks past Cena, but Cena holds on to Rusev's leg.  Cena punches Rusev and sends him into the matrix board.  Rusev catches Cena as he comes off the flag stand.  Rusev with a fallaway slam to Cena.

Rusev wants to know where the Bulgarian flag is but he sees a table and decides to use it and he sets it up.  Rusev gets a second table and sets it up next to the first one while Cena makes his way to the steps on the flag stand.  Rusev slams Cena's head into the top of the stairs for the American flag.  Rusev mocks Cena and sets for an Attitude Adjustment but Cena gets to his feet and he pushes Rusev to the floor.  Cena gets the flag and Rusev punches Cena.  Cena and Rusev exchange punches and clotheslines.

Cena gets to the podium for the American flag and he crawls up the steps but Rusev hits Cena with the flag holder.  Rusev with a boot to Cena's back and then he applies the Accolade.  Rusev grabs his flag and he climbs the stairs but Cena stops Rusev by putting the flag in the stand.  Cena gets Rusev on his shoulders but Rusev gets back to his feet.  Rusev with a round kick.  Rusev says it is time to Machka, but Cena gets Rusev on his shoulders and he climbs the steps and hits an Attitude Adjustment through the tables.  

Cena gets the flag and puts the flag in its holder.

Winner:  John Cena

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