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COMPLETE WWE BATTLEGROUND COVERAGE

By Mike Johnson on 2014-07-20 22:59:00
Bray Wyatt (with the Wyatt Family) vs. Chris Jericho

Wyatt is still all swollen from where Ric Flair busted him open at Madison Square Garden last weekend.

They locked up and Wyatt ended up in the corner. Jericho broke clean. Bray attacked Jericho and worked him over with right hands. They slugged it out back and forth. Bray cleaned house on Jericho and worked him over, including a big clothesline. He continued beating down Jericho.

Jericho made a comeback and nailed his springboard dropkick to Wyatt, sending him off the apron to the floor. The Wyatts attended to Bray. Jericho dove off the top onto all of them. The referee tossed the other Wyatts out for interjecting themselves.

Wyatt drilled Jericho from behind, sending him into one of the ringside cameramen. That had to suck. Bray tossed him back in for a two count. Bray began beating down Jericho in a corner and whipped him into the opposite one. Jericho moved so Bray nailed his shoulder in the corner. Jericho mounted a comeback and came off the top. He went for a bulldog but Bray slipped out and nailed a belly to back suplex for a two count.

Wyatt kept working over Jericho and went for a back senton splash but Jericho pulled his knees up. He nailed an enziguiri on Wyatt and scored a two count. Jericho went to the top but Bray nailed him. Wyatt went for a superplex but Jericho began fighting him off. Jericho nailed a bulldog and went for the Lionsault but Bray pulled his knees up.

Bray nailed a big Uranage for a two count. Wyatt nailed a running Avalanche in the corner. Jericho slammed him into the buckles and covered him. Wyatt grabbed the rope to break the pinfall. Jericho went for another springboard dropkick to the outside but Wyatt moved out of range. He grabbed Jericho and DDT’d him on the apron. Wyatt covered him but Jericho kicked out.

Wyatt went for Sister Abigail but Jericho slipped out and turned it into a Walls of Jericho attempt. They began brawling and Wyatt drilled him with a piercing spear for a two count. Jericho nailed the Codebreaker out of nowhere and covered him clean for the pin.

Your winner, Chris Jericho!

The match was OK. It was competitive but never seemed to kick into that gear of “something really great.” Jericho winning is going to spark a lot of discussion amongst fans since there’s a feeling that Wyatt is being held back as it is.

Seth Rollins was shown leaving the building in his ring gear, flanked by security. He told them he didn’t need them and asked them to leave. He stopped and began looking around, paranoid he was about to get jumped. Ambrose came out of a car trunk and attacked him. They brawled onto a parked car. Rollins got into the car and drove away, so apparently it was his car. Ambrose stalked across the parking lot, wanting another piece of his former partner. Good stuff, but why would Rollins leave? Unless it's a swerve and he wasn't Plan B all along....

WWE Intercontinental championship Battle Royal: Big E., Alberto Del Rio, Cesaro, R-Truth, Ryback, Curtis Axel, Zack Ryder, Titus O’Neil, Damien Sandow (dressed like a beach bum), Heath Slater, Diego of Los Matadores, Sin Cara, Xavier Woods, The Great Khali, Kofi Kingston, Bo Dallas, Dolph Ziggler, The Miz, WWE United States champion Sheamus

Bad News Barrett came out with a mic before the match. He said that whoever wins the Battle Royal gets to become the new WWE Intercontinental champion, but he has some bad news. He said that being the new champion will be like retiring here in Florida. It will be be great in the beginning but it’s just delaying the inevitable, that they will meet their demise at the hands of his Bullhammer.

They all went after Khali first but he fought off the entire ring and began chopping away. He tossed Woods and Ryder. Sheamus nailed Khali with the Brogue Kick and everyone teamed to toss the big man.

Ziggler was almost tossed but hung on. Dallas tossed Cara. Everyone started tossing everyone. Everyone that was left was laid out so Sheamus and Ryback could face off and start battling back and forth. They battled until Sheamus nailed a Brogue Kick on Ryback, sending him over the top. Miz tried to sneak in and tossed Sheamus but was nailed. Miz rolled under the ropes to the floor, so he’s doing the Jimmy Hart hide under the ring spot.

Bo tossed O’Neil over and did his running around bit. Cesaro and Kingston had some good exchanges. Del Rio killed Ziggler with a backbreaker. It’s starting to pick up. Del Rio, on the outside, missed a kick and Ziggler, snapped him on the ropes, eliminating him.

Big E pressed Cesaro but Cesaro slipped out and used a belly to belly to eliminate him. Cesaro tossed Kingston over but he landed on Big E’s shoulders to save himself. They did some really good near elimination spots before Cesaro finally tossed him out with a delayed vertical suplex.

In a big shock, Heath Slater nailed Cesaro from behind and tossed him out. That got a huge pop. Sheamus killed him with a Brogue Kick and eliminated him. Bo Dallas tried to toss Sheamus but it didn’t work out so well for him as he was beaten across the chest and dropkicked out by Ziggler. It came down to Ziggler and Sheamus (and Miz on the floor hiding). They battled back and forth. Ziggler went for the Famouser but something went amiss and instead he landed on top and rained down with punches.

Sheamus went for a powerbomb but Ziggler turned it into a sunset flip deal. Sheamus missed the Famouser but caught Ziggler with a catapult that sent him over the top to the apron. Sheamus worked over Ziggler on the apron. The crowd was really behind Ziggler. They battled on the apron. Sheamus went for the shoulderblock into the ring but Ziggler superkicked him and knocked him to the floor.

Miz hit the ring and tossed Ziggler out, winning.

Your winner and new WWE Intercontinental champion, The Miz!

As soon as they were done with the early eliminations, there were some really entertaining sequences.

WWE World Heavyweight champion John Cena vs. Roman Reigns vs. Kane vs. Randy Orton

Cena had both belts, as he did in Florida at the house show last night.

Everyone began battling at the bell. Cena and Orton went to the floor, where Cena was whipped into the stairs. Reigns was beating Kane in the corner. He saw Orton coming for him and went after him. Kane and Orton doubleteamed Reigns and Orton tried to pin him while Kane tried to prevent Cena from returning. Cena eventually returned and suplexed Orton but Kane broke it up.

Kane and Orton ended up run out of the ring, setting up a faceoff with Reigns and Cena. Before we could see them face off, Orton and Kane attacked, only this time they ended up at odds over which of them was going to be the champion. Kane nailed Orton and set him up for a superplex. This set up a huge Tower of Doom spot with everyone.

Cena and Reigns looked at each other, then teamed up to stomp the hell out of Kane. Orton slipped in and nailed a backbreaker on Reigns. He went after Cena and nailed he and Reigns with double hanging DDTs at the same time. Orton made the cover but Kane broke it up.

Reigns nailed a Samoan Drop on Kane but Orton broke it up. Orton and Reigns battled back and forth. Orton whipped out the old Lance Storm Canadian Maple Leaf Crab. Reigns fought out and reversed it and locked it in on Orton. Cena grabbed Orton’s arm and locked in an STF. Kane broke it up. Cena nailed Kane out of the ring but was caught by Orton, who went for a backbreaker. Cena slipped out and Orton was trapped in the STF. Orton tried to make it to the ropes but was pulled back to the center.

Orton finally made it to the ropes but Reigns grabbed his arm, pulled him out and tossed him over the announcer’s table. This allowed Reigns and Cena to finally face off and they began exchanging punches in the center of the ring. Cena ducked a clothesline and went for the STF. Reigns escaped and nailed the Samoan Drop.

Reigns went for the Superman Punch but Cena ducked and nailed the Blue Thunder Punch. Cena went for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Reigns nailed the Superman Punch and speared him. Kane broke up the pinfall.

Reigns went back and forth with Kane and nailed him. Reigns cleaned house with big offense on all three and speared Orton through the guard rail. Reigns went for the spear but Kane grabbed him for the chokeslam. Reigns broke the grip and speared him but Cena broke up the pin.

Cena tossed Roman Reigns to the outside and hit the AA on Kane. Reigns nailed Cena and covered Kane but Cena broke up the pinfall. Cena and Reigns exchanged punches. Cena nailed the AA on Reigns. Kane chokeslammed Cena and Reigns. He covered Reigns, who kicked out.

Kane called for the tombstone but Reigns speared him. Orton broke it up and nailed the RKO. Cena nailed the AA and scored the pin.

Your winner and still WWE World Heavyweight champion, John Cena!

OK main event. Nothing out of the ordinary.


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