The closer Battleground gets, the more matches are added to the card. On the final Thursday night Smackdown aired, The WWE Universe learned of three more matches added to the upcoming Battleground pay-per-view.
Zack Ryder vs Rusev for the United States Championship
Ever since winning the Intercontinental Championship at Wrestlemania, Ryder has been on fire! Although he lost the Intercontinental Championship to The Miz the night after Wrestlemania on RAW, he surely did not lose momentum. Zack Ryder and The Big Show were the last men standing for Team USA against Multi-National Allegiance in an elimination match on the 4th of July edition of RAW. His confidence undeniably carried over into Smackdown days later as he challenged Rusev for the United States Championship. Rusev accepted his challenge as he brutally attacked Ryder after his match with Sheamus on this week’s Monday Night Raw. I did not know for sure if the match would be at Battleground, which is why I didn’t write about it on a blog post, until it was confirmed on Thursday night’s Smackdown. Zack is so beloved by The WWE Universe and would be the perfect United States Champion. Will he be able to survive Rusev’s violent aggression, power through The Accolade, and become United States Champion? We’ll find out once both men enter the ring at Battleground.
The Wyatt Family vs The New Day
The Wyatt Family has had their eyes set on The New Day ever since their welcomed return to WWE in June. If only The New Day hadn’t interrupted Bray’s speech, they would not have a target on their backs. On Monday Night Raw, we watched as The New Day fought The Wyatt Family on their family compound which was terrifying to witness. Now, the trios will have neutral turf inside the squared circle at Battleground.
Charlotte and Dana Brooke vs Sasha Banks and tag team partner
Like The Wyatt Family, Sasha has had her eye on Charlotte ever since she returned to action on RAW. Discouraging for Sasha, Charlotte has dashed Sasha’s every attempt for a title match. Instead, the Womens Champion has put her protege Dana Brooke in The Boss’ path. Battleground will be no different as the women are scheduled for tag team action, leaving Sasha to find a tag team partner. Will Sasha choose Becky Lynch? Paige? Or maybe a NXT Superstar like Bayley or Billie Kay. Sasha has some time to search and to think it through before the pay-per-view next Sunday.
More matches to be announced as they are made known to the public.