The next pay-per-view (PPV) on the WWE schedule is the Battleground show set to take place on Sun., July 24, 2016, at the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. This will be the fourth event to use the name as the annual July showcase heading into SummerSlam. We’re still four weeks out from showtime and only the main event has been announced for the show
Ambrose cashed in the Money in the Bank contract to win the title just after Rollins defeated Reigns for it in the main event of the Money in the Bank PPV. The next night, Reigns and Rollins went to a double count out in a number one contender match in the main event of Raw, leading to both getting booked in a triple threat to headline this show. It was revealed just one day later that Reigns had failed a Wellness test and he’s been suspended for 30 days. He will be back in time for this event, however, and he’s still being advertised, so unless something changes he’s working the match.
For real, Battleground doesn’t have the best track record. Since being introduced, our main events have included Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton wrestling to a no contest because Big Show started punching everything while crying, a forgettable Fatal 4-Way where John Cena retained the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and Brock Lesnar beating Seth Rollins into paste until the Undertaker teleported into the ring to kick Brock in the dick.
At the very least, this could easily be the best Battleground. Though if this one fails, they really should just sweep it under the rug and start with something new. Bring back Bragging Rights, I don’t know. WWE Battleground will air Sunday July 24 at the Verizon Center in Washington DC.