Last night on Raw, The WWE Universe witness the #1 Contender for the Intercontinental Championship earn his spot as well as learned of the return of one of WWE’s most beloved Superstars both taking place at Battleground.
A Battle Royal kicked off Monday Night Raw for members of the WWE locker room to eliminate each other, leaving one man standing to face The Miz at Battleground for the Intercontinental Championship. Men one by one were eliminated until the final four which was made up of Baron Corbin, Apollo Crews, Dolph Ziggler and Darren Young were remaining. Corbin eliminated Ziggler (to no one’s surprise) and shortly after, Corbin eliminated Crews but Crews took Corbin with him resulting in a double elimination! This meant that Darren Young was the only one left in the ring and the #1 Contender! His face was priceless as he was looking around the ring to see he was the last man standing. Darren Young was greeted by his life coach; Bob Backlund – who was ringside the entire match – swept Young off his feet in celebration and ran around the ring. Backlund was celebrating as if he won! The WWE Universe was excited for Young, as am I, and look forward to see Young back in action after all this time.
Speaking of back in action, Randy Orton will be returning to WWE at Battleground! Although he is not scheduled to wrestle, he will be making a special guest appearance on Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel. I’m sure the topic of conversations will primarily be returning from injury and his fight against Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam. We haven’t seen Orton since the Hall of Fame ceremony the night before Wrestlemania so I’m stoked to see him after all this time that’s passed!
This card is beginning to fill up quickly! As you already know, any additional matches that are announced for Battleground will be provided here as they are made public.