WWE Battleground 2014 Results – John Cena Retains, New IC Champion

Cole, JBL, and Lawler all talk up how great the Tag Team Championship match was for a bit before turning their attention to the next match. They send it to a video package that highlights history between Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, from being in the Shield and working together, to Rollins’ turn on his partners.

Backstage, Seth Rollins is asked about his match with Ambrose. Rollins says he’s smiling. Tonight is the night that he finally puts the dagger in Ambrose and finishes him off. Since he dismantled the Shield, Ambrose has been like a cockroach, and tonight he gets squashed. Rollins says he wants to answer Ambrose’s question; no, that’s not all he’s got, and Ambrose knows him better than anyone, and he knows what he’s capable of. And tonight he gets all of it. And after his match, his eyes will be glued to the Fatal Four way match. Ambrose attacks out of nowhere and starts slamming Rollins into various pieces of equipment backstage. Officials break things up and Hunter walks in and tells them to take him out of the building and not let him back in. He checks on Rollins.

Cole, Lawler and JBL are confused. JBL says Ambrose can blame himself if we don’t have a match tonight. Lawler and Cole think Hunter over-reacted. Cole sends it up to the ring for the next match. Paige makes her way out into the arena to a bit of a lukewarm reaction from the fans.

AJ Lee is out next, and the Diva’s Champion doesn’t get much out of the fans either, who may be a bit disappointed at the apparent cancellation of Ambrose vs. Rollins.

WWE Diva’s Championship Match
AJ Lee vs. Paige

The ladies shake hands before the match, then almost immediately lock up. Paige takes AJ into the ropes, and breaks cleanly. AJ takes Paige into the ropes, and breaks cleanly, skipping away. AJ runs into a big knee to the gut, and both ladies end up trading roll ups. Paige takes AJ down to the mat, wrenching her arm, then sending her into the corner, hard. Paige stomps on AJ’s chest in the corner, then takes her out, only to slam her in the middle of the ring for a quick two count.

Paige wraps up AJ in the ropes and hits her with repeated knees to the chest. Things go back into the ring where Paige gets another two count. Paige doesn’t let up, going right into a rear chin lock. AJ tries to fight out of it, but Paige just tosses her back down to the mat. Paige pulls back on AJ’s arms, burying her knee in AJ’s back. AJ fights up to her feet and flips Paige over, but Paige recovers and hits a quick running clothesline. Paige shoulders AJ, but AJ is able to counter things into a DDT and both women are down on the mat.

AJ gets up at five. Paige hits a sloppy spear, then both women fall to the outside where Paige tosses AJ into the barricade. Both women get back into the ring and fight in the corner. Paige hits a sunset powerbomb out of the corner, pinning AJ, but AJ kicks out at two. AJ pops up and leaps out of the corner, but she’s caught by Paige. Paige walks around for a bit with AJ in her arms, but AJ is able to slip out into the black widow hold. Paige is able to hold on and fights out of the hold. Paige hits the Paige turner, but AJ won’t stay down for a three count.

Paige tries for the PTO, but AJ fights out of it, and hits a shining wizard. AJ pins Paige, and she’s able to get a three count.

Winner and STILL WWE Diva’s Champion: AJ Lee

Cole, JBL and Lawler talk a bit about the Fatal Four way match, turning their attention to last Monday night where Randy Orton and Kane didn’t seem to get along in their tag team match. Orton is shown backstage looking for Kane. Orton says he thought about it, and he was wrong, and he’s sorry. Kane won’t shake Orton’s hand. Orton looks for a ‘sorry’ from Kane. Kane says that he doesn’t ever have to say he’s sorry since he’s the devil’s favorite demon. Orton says he’s not Kane’s enemy. Reigns and Cena are the enemy. Orton says they need to make sure they don’t walk out with the title. Kane says the winner of the match is standing right here, stares down Orton, and walks off.

We check in with the expert panel, consisting of Booker T, Alex Riley and Christian. Young looks for predictions for the Fatal Four way match. Riley picks Reigns tonight, Christian picks Reigns as well, and Booker T says he’s got Randy Orton winning the match tonight. Renee recaps events from Monday night where Lana and Rusev had a debate with Zeb Coalter and Jack Swagger before it broke down into a brawl.

In the arena, Lillian Garcia introduces Lana and Rusev. Rusev’s got a Russian flag and he waves it on the way down to the ring. Lana doesn’t have a mic (yet).

Lana grabs a mic in the ring. She tells the fans to shut up. She says Americans and their propaganda machine. They blame Russia for recent events, but it’s the US who should be scolded for their actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lana says the US should be afraid and ashamed. They always try to shove democracy down people’s throats. She says we’re leaderless, and people call our President a wuss. She says her president is Putin, a man who’s fearless, and isn’t afraid to say the truth. Tonight, Rusev will crush everyone, each and every single one in attendance. Rusev will crush Jack Swagger.

Jack Swagger is out next, with Zeb Coalter in tow. Swagger is carrying a US flag on his way down to the ring.

Zeb grabs a mic. He says we’ve heard enough, but then he’s slapped by Lana.

Singles Match
Rusev vs. Jack Swagger

Rusev and Swagger get right to it, and Swagger ends up clotheslining Rusev over the top rope and to the outside.

Rusev gets into the ring and the match starts properly. Swagger takes Rusev over and goes for the ankle lock, but Rusev rolls out of the ring to avoid it. Rusev gets back into the ring and attacks Swagger in the corner, landing big kicks to the chest and huge punches to the back of the head. Swagger fights back and avoids a splash in the corner. When Swagger goes for the ankle lock again, Rusev bails to the floor. Swagger doesn’t wait, following Rusev to the floor, slamming his head into the apron, and bringing things back into the ring. Swagger hits a splash in the corner and a couple of knees to the gut, but Rusev comes back with a running splash, then a fall away slam to send Swagger across the ring.

Rusev stomps away at Swagger, then kicks his back hard. Rusev clamps on a nerve hold, bearing down on Swagger’s shoulder. Swagger tries to fight up, but Rusev puts him down with a series of elbow, and clamps the nerve hold right back on.

Swagger begins to fight out of the hold, so Rusev brings things into the corner, gets a couple of shots in, then a big kick in the middle of the ring to take Swagger to the mat. Rusev rips at Swagger’s face, then clamps down on either side on Swagger’s neck. Swagger stands, then stomps on Rusev’s bare foot. Swagger runs into Rusev, and Rusev hits a back drop to send him crashing to the outside. Swagger grabs his knee.

Swagger gets to the apron, but Rusev knocks him off. Swagger gets up, and is knocked off again. Zeb gives Swagger a quick pep talk. Swagger shrugs off a couple of blows and comes up with a couple of his own, then a flying shoulder block, and a big boot. Swagger hits the Swagger bomb out of the corner for a two count.

Rusev hits Swagger with a couple of wide shots, but Swagger comes back with a high angle body slam for two. Rusev kicks Swagger away, and Swagger ends up on the apron. When Swagger heads back into the ring, he’s caught with a big kick to the chest. When Swagger stands, he blocks a big kick from Rusev, and turns it into the ankle lock, wrenching away. Rusev gets close to the ropes, but Swagger pulls him back to the middle of the ring. Rusev finally makes it to the bottom rope and forces a break, falling to the floor.

Swagger follows Rusev to the floor, and hits a chop block to Rusev’s ankle. Swagger locks in the ankle lock, but Rusev turns it around, sending Swagger crashing face first into the ring post. Rusev makes it back into the ring at a nine count, and Swagger is out cold on the floor.

Winner by Count-out: Rusev

A Russian flag unfurls behind Lana and Rusev as they celebrate their win.

Lana tells Rusev to crush, so Rusev heads to the floor. Rusev grabs Swagger and locks him into the camel clutch. Refs yell at Rusev to break the hold, but he only does when Lana tells him to. Rusev and Lana stand victorious over Swagger while he’s being looked at by referees.

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  • Scott

    Cameron wins? Looks like this is going to be an interesting PPV. Not getting my hopes up too much on the booking

  • Smark Twain

    WWE didn’t bother to build a set for Battleground for some reason.

  • Scott

    Cameron wins and Harper/Rowan lose??? Whats with the booking tonight?!?!?!?

    • Smark Twain

      Tonight? The booking has been baffling for a good long while now to the point where neither of the outcomes so far has even surprised me

  • Malboja

    Ok so now I’m thinking is the rest of the show worth watching …..
    :/
    Only hope left is when lesner destroys everyone to end the show

  • Scott

    Ambrose/Rollins already? This should definitely be later!

  • Scott

    Do what now?!?!?!

  • Scott

    WE BETTER STILL GET THAT MATCH!!!!

  • Smark Twain

    Wait what? First Ambrose beaten off Raw and now this? I will be insanely pissed if I don’t my Ambrose fix tonight, especially since this is my most anticipated match tonight.

  • Dj Marvelouz

    what is up with paige

  • Smark Twain

    Whatever story they are trying to tell in this match, I’m not getting it.

  • Scott

    If they do not give us Ambrose/Rollins tonight, then theyre gonna have a real problem getting people to resubscribe to tbe network…….. Just sayin……

    • Scott Davies

      It will be at Summer Slam & i’m glad they did what they did. Cause that makes want to see the match more. That is Old School booking & i think will make their match that much better.

  • ldb

    Looking forward to Swag and Rusev. Get your American Flag s waving high and stand with your right hand over your heart and say in a loud proud voice
    WE THE PEOPLE!

  • Roger

    Am I the only one frustrated how the Battleground set is the WWE set? Last years Battleground set was epic. So far Royal Rumble, Elimination Chamber, Money in the Bank, and now Battleground. I know a set doesn’t make the show good or bad but I don’t want to keep feeling like I’m watching Raw or Smackdown.

    • Scott

      I know right!!!! Im starting to get all the PPVs mixed up! I miss sets like the old Backlash set etc!

      • Tom Mayer

        I think they need to rename Battleground to “Budget Cut 2014″

    • Snap

      So they’re going the WCW in its dying days route of using a single set for everything?

      • Roger

        A lot like how TNA does every PPV lol

  • Avalanchian

    Winner and STILL WWE Diva’s Champion: Paige …… What?

  • Dj Marvelouz

    unroll the flag swagger lol

  • Tom Mayer

    “lets go swagger” never thought i’d live long enough to hear that… Or better yet, never thought he’d be employed long enough to hear that.

  • Smark Twain

    So what’s the betting odds on Swagger injuring Rusev tonight?

  • Anon

    The crowd has been so dead the entire PPV so far….

  • Scott

    Ok so officially no Rollins/Ambrose, this show offically sucks!

    • Anon

      It’s a terrible PPV so far…and with #LOLCENAWINS still to come…

  • Smark Twain

    Swagger needs some of that super sticky Shannon Moore gel for his hair. Also gonna go read the twitter backlash for no Ambrose/Rollins for some lulz.

    • Avalanchian

      Well guess Rollins was more injured than what was given.

      • Smark Twain

        Nah, thankfully we saw he wasn’t this past SmackDown. Just WWE shafting Ambrose for the umpteenth week in a row and is just gonna delegate him to running in and stopping Rollins’ cash-in later in the night most likely.

  • Anon

    Worst PPV in a long time…if Summer Slam is another bust it makes you fear for the future of WWe…

    • Avalanchian

      Don’t worry Y2Wyatt will save us!

      • jdl

        You might want to try that is Wyatt2J. Putting the Wyatt on the front gives you to Y sounds, which is clumsy.

  • Smark Twain

    The only positive thing I’ll take away from tonight is that hopefully we got Ambrose to release more Jon Moxley as he continues to get screwed.

  • Smark Twain

    Wow talk about an uninspiring finish.

  • Anon

    Battlefield confirmed the Wyatt Family as jobbers…congrats, WWE

    • Avalanchian

      It was obvious Wyatt would lose. The story of why he is after Y2J isn’t out yet. Think of it like Cena vs Wyatt. Cena wins the 1st one and then Wyatt wins the next. Just there won’t be a 3rd time and if there is it will be Wyatt winning.

  • Smark Twain

    Save Us.BNB

  • Roger

    I don’t want Sheamus to win. Idc for the middle tier titles to be unified. WWE has had two tier titles since the Attitude Era. At one point three. Intercontinental, European, and Hardcore Championships.

  • Avalanchian

    Ziggler with the short end of the stick once again.

  • Xavier

    Anyone catch what Cesaro said to Kofi?

    • Tom Mayer

      What did he say?

      • Xavier

        He poked Kofi in the eye on purpose tossed him out and then called him a b****, very uncalled for.

        • Tom Mayer

          Who was it that got cesaro in the eye a few weeks ago? was it kofi?

          • Xavier

            Yeah, it was a accident though

          • Tom Mayer

            One good turn deserves another I guess :/ Won’t do him any good to be in the dog house in the middle of his “push”

  • Stoney

    Once again Ziggler gets screwed. Just glad Irish Cena or Juan Bland Latino didn’t win

  • Malboja

    So how dose rusev go unbeaten and wyatt end up jobbers
    Really I don’t remember a ppv they won ?
    Bored with uso’s bright coloured shirt and face paint cena twins for kiddies all they do is jump over the ropes badly and a few super kicks
    The miz……. Aka captain boring given the mandatory title reign as a return gift

    God I hope lesner comes out and kills every body at least I can then sleep with some knowledge that the world is only 99% insane
    :/

  • Malboja

    Lesner lesner lesner

  • _JIM_

    Wasn’t Rollins hurt at a show recently? Maybe he just can’t go right now well enough to work a full match? Could be why they basically blew off their match tonight and why he didn’t have one on Raw either. Would make sense if it wasn’t anything too serious, but just has him unable to go for week or two.

    • Smark Twain

      Rollins isn’t hurt, surprisingly WWE probably knows Rollins/Ambrose has insane potential and is just waiting to do it at Summerslam. It’s all just really crappy story progression.

  • Smark Twain

    Feels like I’m watching a 3 hour SmackDown. The only way this won’t be a waste of 3 hours is if Lesnar destroys everyone in the main event tonight. Maybe some choice words from Heyman too but they’ll probably hold him off from speaking till RAW tomorrow.

  • Malboja

    Yay cena is here …. I must go to .com and buy a cena shirt of this months colour and a hat and a new cena hand towel and some green armbands :D

    Then I can have a bonfire in the garden lol

  • BlackLotus

    im keeping up with the results on wnw but does anyone else think this ppv was rushed? there are seven matches on the card with Ambrose/Rollins being thrown out for unknown reasons. we are at the main event with little else happening other than a new IC champion (which was a given with BNB being injured).

  • The Dave

    Del rio definitely went under the ropes before elimination

    • Tom Mayer

      No one in their right mind should be questioning Del Rio’s elimination.. I would have been perfectly fine if he pulled a Gail Kim.

      • The Dave

        I meant that he can’t even do that properly. I wish he’d do a Gail kim

        • Tom Mayer

          If he tried to eliminate himself, he’d end up giving Ziggler a concussion trying to do it.

  • Splat

    They are clearly just trying to get this PPV out of the way and get ready for SS.

  • Splat

    Both titles WTF?

  • Malboja

    Aww cena could only hit four of his moves of doom

    I’m so upset lol

  • Malboja

    If is paid for this I’d demand a refund

  • Scott

    The crowd is clearly bored with this PPV

  • Tom Mayer

    Not sure if pictures are allowed since i’ve never tried, but this ppv needs something entertaining to it. I am a Punk fan but this is still awesome lol.

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10532502_747487355290321_8170018145472377258_n.jpg

  • Malboja

    The big question is really are we going to see Rollins at the end of this ?

    • Smark Twain

      Well he “drove off” so probably not. Let him deal with Ambrose while Triple H goes to “Plan C.”

  • Smark Twain

    I think after this, they should scrap all PPV’s and stick to the “Big 4,” maybe bring back the great traditional ones like King of the Ring. They’re already using the SmackDown/RAW set anyways which in hindsight, was very deserving of Battleground.

    • Tom Mayer

      I think the production values for this “PPV” were greatly exaggerated. They’d be better off using pre 2008(2009?) no tron live event productions.

  • Malboja

    Hoooooooaaaaaahhhh

    • Smark Twain

      I love how the crowd imitates him so it sounds like Reigns is echoing throughout the arena.

  • Malboja

    Booooooooaaaaahhh lol

  • Malboja

    I love when they wake up jump across the ring then lay down dead again :D

  • Malboja

    Rko

  • Malboja

    Called it

  • Malboja

    Booooooooooooooo

  • Malboja

    Lesner ?

  • Tom Mayer

    OMG I NEVER WOULD HAVE GUESSED MUCH SUSPENSE MANY DRAMA

  • Malboja

    Wow this crowd is pumped for the win lol

  • Malboja

    Aw crap

  • Malboja

    I really feel I should sue wwe for the 3 hours of my life I just wasted

  • Tom Mayer

    They should have added another match to the PPV… Cole’s full Diet Mountain Dew bottle vs. Triple H’s broom.

  • Malboja

    Well peeps I am going to watch something more fun and unpredictable , maybe the wall there may even be a spider on it
    Oooohhh the excitement I can’t wait lol
    Night all

  • Scott

    This PPV was unacceptably bad!!!!

  • Mr.V

    Worst ppv since the network started. Lame, lame, lame!!!

  • Mr.V

    Miz should have gone for the win … Zigler sees it and eliminates him … The crowd would have erupted!!!

    • Matt

      I wish I could like this post a million times. That would have been the “perfect” ending to the match.

  • Joey

    BORING……Best Match was The Uso’s vs Wyatts!

  • Smark Twain

    I know the Summerslam poster is out, and its usually pretty colorful and festive, but this one should be the next poster from now on for every PPV ever (refresh page)

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bs8djfaCAAA5FVs.jpg

  • Splat

    I’m not staying tuned for nothing Cole. That wasn’t good enough to watch an after show.

  • Chris Jacks

    I have one major issue and that is the fact one of the advertised matches I paid my hard earned money to see: Rollins vs Ambrose didn’t even take place, I can understand you wanting to extend the program but there are much better and more creative ways that could have been achieved! However Wyatts vs Usos was fantastic, Jericho vs Bray was awesome, the battle royale was entertaining although some poor commentary as they totally failed to pick up on the fact that Miz was hiding outside till towards the end and completely missed the fact Ryback eliminated Axel! Swagger vs Rusev was good for the amount if time it was given and I think it’s great how much Swagger has gotten over since his face turn, I think they could have an awesome match at Summerslam if given enough time! And despite the main event of Summerslam already being spoiled I was able to forget that and enjoy a great match, Roman Reigns is an absolute BEAST and his time will come! If I had to grade it I would say B- I can understand people being legit annoyed about the Rollins vs Ambrose match not taking place but anyone saying the show sucked (which they are on the WWE Facebook poll) probably needs a new hobby!

  • SemiAwesomeGil

    This is the second straight Battleground PPV that disappoints most fans. PPVs like these will not convince me to renew my subscription to the WWE Network.

  • Navin T. Ramkissoon

    That PPV stunk. The Rollins and Ambrose segments were the only thing that I really enjoyed.

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  • BigMike

    Vince needs to take full control of his company back…. HHH is running it into the ground…. If I am wrong then whomever is been running this for the past year and a half needs theor meds checked….. pathetic writing and creative… some bright spots… Like Wyatts and Usos but Moving Bray everywhere, Bringing lesnar back, missing the boat COMPLETELY with Cesaro(( yes I am a fan of Heyman, but Cesaro did not need)), the entire Daniel Bryan mess, forgetting about the women and letting the ones with actual looks and talent leave….. WWE needs to clean house and bring in people who have a clue… not as bad as TNA, but getting there

  • BigMike

    Yep just as I said last time, HHH should not have the position he has in the company…. Screwiung the billion dollar princess should not be the only thing on a resume to get a job

  • WWE’s #1 fan

    Shout out to smarkville.

  • Xavier

    Anyone complaning about the main event result tonight only has themselves to blame. Cena/Lesnar was advertised for Summerslam a good 2 months in advance, so if you knew that ahead of time and still choose to watch this PPV thinking that there would be different outcome should be mad themselves. Secondly, folks would of complained if Orton or Kane had won as well, and if Reigns would of won folks would be complaining that he’s not ready to be champ or that he’s just Cena 2.0. And besides Cena/Lesnar are by far the two biggest draws in the company so having then feud for the title at their 2nd biggest PPV which takes place in the 2nd biggest market in this nation makes all the sense in the world. C’Mon people lets stop complaining just for the sake of complaining.

    • Malboja

      Outcome was expected was just hoping lesner would come out and lay waste to everyone after :/

    • Cubed56

      I agree with everything you said. I’ve got no complaints about the outcome last night. Cena keeping the title was the right move, even if you could see it coming from miles away. However, the issue I keep harping on is the obvious predictability of WWE and IMO it’s really hurting them. They want to draw more people to the network, but why would any casual fan pay for that when they don’t religiously already watch the weekly programming and they can just go to dirt sheets and be told whats going to happen ahead of time, and low and behold 90% of the time that’s exactly what happens. Another issue is the lack of build to 3/4 of the ppv’s these days. When is the last time you can really recall an awesome build that captivated you and kept you on the edge of your seat from the beginning to the bitter end. You can mention DB, but even that got old and predictable. I admit, I may be way off base here, but as a huge fan of the WWE I find it harder and harder to keep myself involved and entertained with the predictability.

  • Scott Davies

    I am thinking Brock going over to win the WWE Title at Summerslam is a stupid idea. Winning around Royal Rumble yes, but 8 months with out a Champion. Cause i don’t see Brock working more dates. I think Rollins should have cashed in on Cena & keep Brock away from the Champion till Rumble.

  • Jason Adams

    PPVs like this one are used to further storylines and that’s exactly what they did. They are building for summerslam.
    Btw i thought the tag match was awesome, one of the best tag matches in a while