WWE Battleground Kickoff Match Confirmed
WWE added a new match for this Sunday’s Battleground pay-per-view event and confirmed a match for the “Kickoff” show. Tye Dillinger will compete against Aiden English during the Kickoff. Coincidentally, this isn’t the first time the two SmackDown Live superstars fought in the pre-show as they battled in the Backlash Kickoff show last May in Chicago. Dillinger won the match in approximately eight minutes. Ahead of Sunday’s show, a SmackDown Live Fallout video was released featuring English performing a song about Dillinger.
Main Show Rematch
For the main pay-per-view show, Sami Zayn will have a rematch against Mike Kanellis. Zayn and Kanellis wrestled during the latest SmackDown Live, which served as Kanellis’s in-ring debut. Kanellis won the match, although with heavy interference from Maria Kanellis.
WWE Battleground Match Card
Aiden English vs. Tye Dillinger.
WWE Championship: Punjabi Prison Match
Jinder Mahal (c) (with The Singh Brothers) vs. Randy Orton.
WWE United States Championship
AJ Styles (c) vs. Kevin Owens.
WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship
The Usos (c) vs. The New Day.
Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match to Determine No. 1 Contender for the SmackDown Women’s Championship
Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair vs. Lana vs. Natalya vs. Tamina.
John Cena vs. Rusev.
Baron Corbin vs. Shinsuke Nakamura.
Mike Kanellis (with Maria Kannelis) vs. Sami Zayn.
WWE Battleground airs live this Sunday, July 23, at 7 p.m. EDT with the one-hour Kickoff show. The main pay-per-view event airs at 8 p.m. EDT, on the WWE Network. Top Rope Press will have full coverage of the Battleground pay per view.