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By Richard Trionfo on 2014-07-01 20:46:14
We are in Newark, New Jersey and your announcers are Tom ‘Brodeur’ Phillips and Byron ‘Happy Canada Day’ Saxton.

Paul Heyman and Cesaro are in the ring and Cesaro has an eye patch over his injured eye. Paul says that he knows how to deliver on a promise. He promised that his client was a conquerer and he overdelivered when BROCK LESNAR conquered the Undertaker’s undefeated streak at Wrestlemania.

You are booing because you were promised a match between the perennial runner up Dolph Ziggler and his client, the winner of the first Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. That match cannot take place this evening.

Paul tells the people not to boo his client, boo Kofi Kingston because Kofi intentionally blinded his client.

Paul shows us the evidence of Kofi’s horrible actions to Cesaro’s eye.

Paul tells Cesaro that he understands. For every action, there is a reaction. An Eye for an Eye. Like any true Superman, Cesaro took matters into his own hands. Paul warns everyone that this next piece of footage is graphic. We see Cesaro’s post match attack on Kofi.

Paul says that he is unimpressed with your scorn. While his client will not be competing this evening, Cesaro assures you that he will be competing in the Battle Royal at Battleground for the Intercontinental Championship.

Dolph Ziggler’s music interrupts Paul’s further comments.

Dolph apologizes and asks about the perennial runner up comment. Dolph says that he hates to agree with Paul, but some might remember when Dolph won the Money in the Bank Contract match. Some people might remember when he cashed in that contract to become the World Champion.

Maybe some of those people remember when Dolph became the Intercontinental Champion. Dolph asks Paul when did his client achieve those goals? Dolph tells Paul that it is a big fat zero.

Dolph says that he doesn’t know if Paul is the advocate or manager of this James Bond villain to grow a set.

Big E’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. He commends them for their intensity, vigor, and passion. Big E points out that he is a former Intercontinental Champion. Even though he has strayed from the path of righteousness and excellence, he has a chance at redemption. Big E says that he will overcome every hurdle, obstacle, man, or match that is put in his way because at Battleground . . .

Ryback and Curtis Axel make their way to the ring. Ryback tells the cornballs to listen up. It doesn’t matter who, it doesn’t matter where, it doesn’t matter when. Curtis says that when they get entered into the battle royal, they won’t be stopped.

Rob Van Dam’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage. Rob says that everyone has their accomplishments. Dolph, bro, you’ve got your accomplishments. Big E, you’ve got your accomplishments. You guys, well, you have accomplished something other than copying his ring gear. The point is that we are all good. Only one of us is good enough to be R . . . V . . .

Everyone attacks Van Dam but Van Dam takes care of Ryback while Axel and Ryback are on the floor after the brief skirmish.

Erick Rowan appears on the TitanTron and Luke Harper tells New Jersey that they are coming. Rowan tells them to run.

We go to commercial.

We are back and during the commercial break, we had a Teddying where the six men who were in the ring at the start of the night will be in a Six Man Tag Match.

We take a look back at the big multimedia superstar return. . . and the return of the Miz moments before Chris Jericho returned to Raw.

Chris Jericho will be on Smackdown on Friday night.

Match Number One: Luke Harper and Erick Rowan versus R Truth and Xavier Woods

Harper and Woods start things off and Woods with a drop kick but Harper does not go down. Truth makes the blind tag and Truth with a drop kick to send Harper to the mat. Truth does some dancing and he connects with an elbow. Harper with a boot to the chest and he connects with an uppercut. Rowan tags in and he punches Truth. Rowan with a slam.

Rowan pulls at Truth’s face. Truth with punches but Rowan with a knee and Irish whip. Truth gets his feet up and Rowan misses a charge into the corner. Woods tags in and he connects with a shoulder from the apron followed by a few forearms and a back heel kick. Woods knocks Harper off the apron but Rowan sends Woods to the apron. Woods drops Rowan on the top rope and then he hits a slingshot DDT from the apron.

Rowan with a near fall on Woods and Truth breaks up the cover. Harper with a super kick to Truth and he pulls him out of the ring. Rowan with a uranage slam for the three count.

Winners: Luke Harper and Erick Rowan

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Naomi and Cameron versus Nikki Bella and Alicia Fox

Before the match, it appears that Cameron and Naomi might not be on the same page.

Before the match, Stephanie appears on the TitanTron and she tells Nikki that it is unfair that Brie abandoned you to put you in a handicap match on Raw. Tonight, Nikki has a new tag team partner.

Nikki and Naomi start things off and they lock up. Naomi with an arm drag but Nikki with a drop kick. Naomi goes to the floor and Nikki follows to bring her back into the ring. Cameron pulls Nikki down by the hair and Cameron tags in. Cameron punches Nikki and gets a near fall. Cameron chokes Nikki in the ropes.

Cameron stretches Nikki with a double overhook of the arms. Cameron keeps Nikki from making the tag but Nikki with an arm drag. Alicia refuses the tag and she hits Nikki, allowing Cameron to get the three count.

Winners: Cameron and Naomi

After the match, Nikki does not know what to think about the actions of her tag team partner while Alicia goes to the back.

Renee Young is in the interview area with Sheamus. Renee asks Sheamus about his United States Title Challenge for Raw. Sheamus says that this is America. The land of opportunity. He promised to be a fighting champion. He has proven it over the last few months. Sheamus says that is who he is. It is the birthday of the country that he loves. If you have what it takes to get into the ring with him, go ahead.

Alberto Del Rio says that not only will he become the Intercontinental Champion at Battleground, he will also take Sheamus’ United States Title. Then everyone will have something to celebrate.

We go to commercial.

We are back and we take a look at what happened on Raw with John Cena through the Raw Rebound.

Renee Young is in the interview area with Cesaro and Paul Heyman. Renee asks Paul why has he been trying to keep him out of the match.

Paul says the peroxide has seeped through to her brain. Is she suggesting that his client is trying to avoid competition. He was almost blinded last night and now he is being forced into matches. The mantra has become forfeit rather than fight. Paul says Yes a few times and then he says that he has some bad news. His client does not Forfeit, he fights. He will win the battle royal and he will become the Intercontinental Champion. Paul says that his client’s victory speech will be in five languages.

Cesaro tells us five ways to say five and then he leaves.

Paul and Cesaro go in and out of the camera shot saying five and we go to our main event.

Match Number Three: Rob Van Dam, Big E, and Dolph Ziggler versus Cesaro, Curtis Axel, and Ryback

Ryback with a kick to Big E followed by a forearm and kicks in the corner. Ryback with an Irish whip but Big E with a clothesline oout of the corner. Big E with punches. Big E with a flying shoulder tackle and then he tries for a belly-to-belly suplex but Ryback with head butts. Big E with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Axel tags in and Big E hip tosses Axel into the ring.

Big E with a wrist lock and elbows to the arm. Cesaro is not really interested in making the tag but Axel makes the tag while Cesaro was not looking. Cesaro gets hip tossed into the ring. Ziggler tags in and Cesaro with a punch. Cesaro with kicks. Ziggler with a rake of the eye and the eye patch is off. Axel is tagged in and Ziggler with a hip toss.

Van Dam with forearms to Axel followed by shoulders in the corner. Van Dam with a kick to Axel and then Van Dam with Rolling Thunder. Ziggler drop kicks Cesaro to the floor while Big E takes care of Ryback.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Van Dam with forearms to Axel. Axel with an Irish whip but Van Dam floats over and Van Dam with a kick in the corner. Van Dam with a jackknife cover. Axel with a knee to the midsection and Ryback tags in. Ryback with a forearm to the back. Van Dam with a drop kick and then Van Dam with a shoulder in the corner. Van Dam with punches in the corner. Van Dam with a running spinning heel kick and then he takes care of Axel on the apron.

Ryback with a hot shot into the turnbuckles followed by knees to the back. Cesaro tags himself in and he kicks Van Dam. Cesaro with a slam and he gets a near fall. Cesaro with a reverse chin lock and Van Dam with punches to the midsection. Cesaro returns to the reverse chin lock. Van Dam with more elbows and punches. Cesaro keeps Van Dam from making the tag and he runs Van Dam into the corner and Axel tags in.

Axel with kicks in the corner and he tags in Ryback. Axel with a running elbow and then Ryback with a splash and a delayed vertical suplex for a near fall. Cesaro tags back in and he kicks Van Dam. Cesaro with a European uppercut. Cesaro with an Irish whip and he knocks Ziggler off the apron. Van Dam with an elbow to Cesaro followed by a thrust kick. Big E cannot make the tag because Cesaro pulls Van Dam back into his corner. Axel tags back in and he connects with an elbow to the back.

Axel with a drop kick and then he applies a rear chin lock and he adds some cross faces. Axel pulls Van Dam back to their corner and Ryback tags in. Ryback with a front face lock. Ryback with forearms to the back. Ryback with a slam and he goes to the turnbuckles. Ryback misses a frog splash when Van Dam moves.

Van Dam tags in Ziggler and Cesaro is in as well. Ziggler with a cross body and punches. Ziggler splashes Cesaro in the corner and he punches him and follows with a neck breaker. Ziggler knocks Axel off the apron. Ziggler tries for a Fameasser but Cesaro blocks it. Ziggler hits the Fameasser and gets a near fall. Ziggler goes for the sleeper but Cesaro holds on to the ropes. Ziggler with the hesitation DDT and he gets a near fall but Axel breaks up the cover.

Big E with a belly to belly suplex to Axel. Ryback takes care of Big E. Van Dam with a kick to Ryback to send him to the floor. Van Dam goes up top and Cesaro pushes him off into Big E, Ryback, and Axel. Ziggler with a Zig Zag to Cesaro for the three count.

Winners: Dolph Ziggler, Rob Van Dam, and Big E

We go to credits.

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