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WWE Battleground 2014 Results
Sunday, July 20, 2014
From the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida
Report by Sean Hopkins of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
The show opens with a video package highlighting the four way match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. We get a look at how Cena won the Championship, and how the Authority didn’t seem to like it, thus setting up this match.
The pyro hits and Michael Cole welcomes us to the show. The Uso’s are out at the top of the ramp, and they do their usual entrance on the way to the ring, getting a nice pop out of the crowd.
The Wyatt’s are out next, and they get a nice reception on their way down the aisle, looking pretty awesome heading down in the dark.
WWE Tag Team Championship Two out of Three Falls Match
The Uso’s vs. Luke Harper and Erick Rowan
Harper and Rowan make their way into the ring after pausing for a bit outside. Rowan kicks things off and he’s immediately slapped by Jey Uso. Rowan comes right back with a shoulder block, and a big clubbing blow. Harper tags in and stands on Jey’s head for a bit before picking him up, missing a clothesline, and eating a dropkick from Jey that sends him to the outside. Rowan and Harper regroup on the outside.
Harper attacks Jey, taking him into the corner and hitting him with a big chop. Harper misses another clothesline, but he tosses Jey under the bottom rope and to the outside. Harper brings Jey back into the ring and suplexes him over, stomping him repeatedly before tagging in Rowan. Rowan picks up Jey and slams him to the mat for two.
Rowan wrenches Jey’s neck, stretching him and wearing him down. Jey fights up to his feet, and out of the hold, but he falls to a back elbow from Rowan that’s good for another two count. Harper tags in and hits a giant knee to Jey’s face that only puts him down for two. Harper executes a gator roll before clamping on a side headlock on Jey. Jey fights to his feet, hitting a big belly to back suplex to break the hold.
Jey makes the tag and Jimmy leaps into the ring over Harper. Harper hits a giant boot to the face and pins Jimmy for three.
Winners of the first fall: The Wyatt’s
At the start of the second fall, Harper hits a running splash in the corner and pins Jimmy for two. Rowan tags in and hits an elbow to the top of the head, and a big running splash on Jimmy for another near fall. Harper wraps Jimmy up in the ropes and rips at his face for a bit before pulling him back to the middle of the ring and trapping Jimmy in a vise like hold, squeezing his head. Jimmy fights to his feet and tries to slam Rowan, but can’t hold him up and falls to the mat with Rowan on top of him. Harper tags in and stands on Jimmy’s chest for a bit before picking Jimmy up and hitting a couple of big uppercuts. Jimmy fights back, but Harper puts Jimmy into the ropes and rips at his face, then stomps and chokes Jimmy.
Harper tries for a belly to back suplex, but Jimmy lands on his feet and tags out to Jey. Jey rolls Harper up for three.
Winners of the second fall: The Uso’s
Rowan loses it and comes in to attack Jey. He’s thrown out of the ring by the ref, but then immediately just tags in. Rowan beats and stomps on Jey before tagging back out to Harper. Harper slingshots Jey throat first into the middle rope, getting a two count. Harper drops Jey with a big right hand, seating him in the corner. Rowan tags in and stomps away at Jey in the corner.
Rowan picks up Jey and sends him into the corner hard. Rowan misses the spear in the corner, hitting the ring post. Harper tags in, but misses a running kick in the corner, falling over the top rope and to the outside. Jimmy tags in and leaps over the top rope to wipe out Harper. Jimmy heads into the ring, tosses Rowan over the top, then leaps over to wipe out Rowan. Jimmy jumps up on the barricade, runs down, and takes out Harper with a dive. Back in the ring, Jimmy heads to the top and takes out Harper with a cross body from the top, but it’s only good for two. Jimmy isn’t able to connect with a Samoan drop, but he hits the enzugiri, then hits the running hip bump in the corner. Harper’s up and hits a running splash in the corner. Harper tries for a powerbomb, but Jimmy lands on his feet, heads to the top, and leaps off with a twisting body press that’s still only good enough for two.
Harper blocks a superkick and hits a running big boot in the corner, sending Jimmy over the top. Harper dives through the ropes, hitting a suicide dive to take out Jimmy. Harper brings things back into the ring, and he sets up for the powerbomb, Harper’s distracted by action outside of the ring, but distraction and a kick to the side of the head can’t stop Harper from connecting with the powerbomb on Jimmy. Harper gets two and can’t believe it. Rowan tags in and he heads to the top rope. Rowan goes for a splash, but Uso moves. Harper is crotched on the top rope, and Jey makes the tag. Jey hits a splash from the top rope on Rowan, but Rowan kicks out at two.
Jey looks a bit shocked, but he gets up and heads to the top. Harper distracts Jey, and Rowan stops his progress. Rowan heads up after Jey, trading shots the whole time. Jimmy is up and makes the tag out of nowhere. Rowan slams the Uso’s heads together, and hits a double superplex, sending the Uso’s crashing into the ring. Rowan goes for the pin, but Jimmy (maybe) kicks out at two.
Harper tags into the match, and he and Rowan grab Jimmy, picking him up. Jey comes in with a big kick to the side of the head, sending Rowan out of the ring. Harper sends Jey out of the ring and knocks Jimmy to the mat. Jimmy hits a kick, and Harper hits a giant discus clothesline to wipe out Jimmy. He goes for the pin, but Jey breaks things up. Jimmy hits a kick to the face. Jey tags in and they hit a double superkick to Harper’s face. Then another to Rowan to send him crashing from the apron. The Uso’s go to the top rope together and hit a double splash on Harper, Jey getting the pin, and the win.
Winners and STILL WWE Tag Team Champions: The Uso’s