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WWE Battleground 2016 Staff Predictions

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It’s nearing the end of July already and Battleground is finally upon us.

9 matches have been booked for the show and we here at Wrestlenewz felt the urge to predict the card, like every other wrestling fan. We gave it our best attempt and here’s what the staff came up with.

Don’t forget to add your own predictions in our comments section. Let’s see if anyone correctly predicts all 9 matches.

Battleground play by play coverage is being handled by WrestleNewz and it begins at around 7 PM EST. We’ll also have the fallout, so stay tuned.

And of course, add your winners for tonight in our comments section.

WWE Championship: Dean Ambrose vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins

Dorathy: Dean Ambrose. I’m hoping Ambrose’s push is going to continue – and if the idea of this brand extension is to heighten the SmackDown brand, than losing the championship to someone on the RAW roster is a huge blow.

John: To me, this comes down to Dean or Seth. Roman isn’t quite a non-factor, but we will get to that. I would like to see Dean win clean here, but I have an idea that I think works out best of all. Either Dean has Seth reeling, and Roman was knocked to the outside, and just when Ambrose thinks he’s got it won, Roman comes in, nails a Superman punch and puts Seth on top of Dean for the win, and now he’s aligned with Rollins and The Authority (a heel Reigns would be a better Reigns). That, or he does an nWo trick and lies down for Seth. I have a feeling neither happens, but I think either finish would be great, plus it allows SmackDown to creat it’s own championship (though I hate that idea).

Joe: Dean Ambrose. Seth Rollins has a shot, but Roman Reigns shouldn’t even be in the title picture. This feud deserves all three present during the build and it probably gets redone at SummerSlam. WWE might take the cheap way out and go with a DQ ending.

WWE Intercontinental Champion The Miz vs. Darren Young

Dorathy: Darren Young. Read below. Big prediction here, but with Bob Backlund and a new gimmick, it seems that the WWE is ready to give Darren Young a push. Plus, with the mid-card title match programs on this PPV having superstars on opposite shows, I think WWE is wanting to stir things up a bit at Battleground. I think it will only enhance the inter-brand feuding angle.

John: This one, I figured Darren Young wins, and wins the title. Why?WWE has done a lot to reboot Darren Young, going so far as to drag Bob Backlund out of the mothballs. Miz hasn’t done a whole lot with the title, so it’s not like he elevated it, or is making history with it. I don’t know that Young would elevate it either, but he can’t be any worse than Miz.

Joe: The Miz. I think Darren Young working with Bob Backlund is creative just taking a jab at both stars. Maybe WWE makes Young snap like Backlund did with Bret Hart in 1990s to further the storyline.

WWE United States Championship: Rusev vs. Zack Ryder

Dorathy: Ryder. I STILL WOO, WOO, WOO; and I’m siding with Ryder on this. During the brand extension, after Stephanie drafted Rusev, Daniel Bryan made a note saying something to the effect that ‘since RAW has the United States Champion, we want the Miz’; reluctantly drafting the Miz, so that SmackDown could have the IC title on the show. I just have this weird feeling both championship will swap that night – leaving one mid-card title on each show still. That’s why I’m predicting a win here.

John: My call? Ryder wins, Rusev retains. How, you ask? By DQ, of course. I expect Ryder to get a decent showing, for sure, but in the end, Rusev will slap on the Accolade and Ryder taps. But Rusev feels like making an example of Ryder, and refuses to release the hold after the bell rings. The ref can’t get him to break it, so he disqualifies Rusev.

Joe: Zack Ryder. I’m mostly going with Ryder because I feel this is the only match where a title could change hands and the man from Long Island is doing rather well in 2016. Rusev can regain the belt next week.

John Cena, Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. AJ Styles, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson

Dorathy: Cena/Amore/Cass. It seems in the bag, fun face team wins, after being shot down so many times by the heel team on television. Classic WWE PPV outcome.

John: This one is like one big old farewell match, isn’t it? Thanks to the brand split and draft, it might be a while before we see these 6 involved in a match together again. And in this blow off, I have a feeling the group with the stronger ties is going to pull one out. Maybe The Club gets an extra helping hand-it’s possible, with Balor now on the RAW roster. But whether they have help or not, I give this one to The Club.

Joe: John Cena, Enz & Big Cass. With The Club being split courtesy of WWE’s Draft, I feel AJ Styles is getting blamed for the loss and will turn face at the same time. Maybe Cena will come to his rescue.

New Day vs. Wyatt Family

Dorathy: The Wyatt Family. No brainer here: The New Day have hit their record WWE tag team title reign, the titles are not on the line, and Bray and Braun really (desperately) need to look strong. They’ve built up so much momentum in this program, and as much as I love The New Day, they are over with the fans, and the tag champs; the Wyatts need this win.

John: New Day has the record wrapped up, and this one isn’t a title match. And I think eventually, perhaps soon, New Day looses the titles. So for all those disjointed reasons, I think New Day loses this match tonight.

Joe: Wyatt Family. The entire build has seen New Day struggling to keep their heads above water. I’m glad New Day broke WWE’s tag title record as next month their reign is nearing an end.

Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens

Dorathy: Zayn. Does it really matter at this point? Will this feud ever be over (not that I’m complaining, as I really do love their matches, but its time to move on). At this point, watching these too go at it is highly entertaining; but for character development reasons, it’s important for Zayn to move on.

John: This is another match that I wouldn’t mind seeing in a cage, but I don’t think we are that lucky. My money is actually on Owens here, as I expect him to steal the show and win a strong match, and use the momentum to really push him to new heights with the brands now split.

Joe: Sami Zayn. These two have fought everywhere for the past several years. It’s time to end this feud and move into the bigger picture- being WWE Champion. Sami is yet to score a major win over Kevin Owens, so this is the time.

Becky Lynch vs. Natalya

Dorathy: Lynch. I have a feeling this is not the last match we will see with these two ladies, and they will definitely carry over this feud, onto their new brand, SmackDown Live. I see a few matches in their future; so this could really go either way.

John: This one, for me, should end in a double countout or a double DQ. I want to see these women push for the first women’s cage match SummerSlam, honestly. There’s so much animosity between them, I could see either of my projected finishes, and it wouldn’t be a stretch. And I think these two, confined to a cage, could be pretty special, all things considered.

Joe: Natalya. It’s great seeing Natalya play the heel. With no title on SmackDown, these two will have to represent women on the blue brand. A victory for Natalya keeps this angle going another month.

Sasha Banks and TBA vs. Charlotte and Dana Brooke

Dorathy: Banks and Mystery Partner. I’m still standing firm, I think it’s going to be a hug-fest come Sunday, as Bayley debuts on the RAW main roster – more importantly, it’s going to be a win-fest too!

John: I don’t even think this all hinges on who the partner is, though honestly that’s the part I am most excited about. I think this one comes down to Charlotte and Dana doing what they do best and cheating their way to a win, but doing so in such a fashion that, of course, it sets up a one on one match at SummerSlam for Charlotte’s title.

Joe: Sasha Banks & Mystery Partner. If Bayley isn’t the mystery partner, poor decision making on WWE’s part. A win gives Banks a title shot next month and with Bayley on the main roster, it would raise the stakes.

The Usos vs. Tyler Breeze & Fandango

Dorathy: The Usos. Tyler Breeze & Fandango haven’t bening scoring wins and this continues with another loss on the pre-show.

John: Honestly, the pre-show deserves better. Here’s at least one team people stopped caring about (The Usos) and another I don’t think anyone ever cared about. My call? A win for Breezedango, and few in the arena will care about the match at all.

Joe: The Uso. Breezedango are stuck on the pre-show and they don’t seem to be heading towards victory anytime soon. Shame, I actually like the team of Tyler Breeze & Fandango.
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  • Joe Brown

    Once again, WWE has already showcased a women’s steel cage match. Lita vs Victoria from RAW Roulette. Why do you keep on insisting that Natalya and Becky Lynch should continue their feud into the first ever women’s steel cage match? I’ve already corrected this claim before. You should know your WWE history.

    • jcice13

      maybe they are saying it because now that they’ve changed the women’s division nothing that happened in the past counts????? that’s the only conclusion I can draw from it right?

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