WWE Battleground Pre-show: 7 pm EST
Mick Foley and Daniel Bryan echoing the sentiments of Cesaro’s post-draft “pipebomb”, stating that the direction of Raw and Smackdown going forward will aim to focus more on the Superstars rather than Management. It would seem the WWE product is attempting to install a little bit of the old school flavor. The performer with the “hot hand” will supposedly now get a push rather than the WWE Brass and their inner circle.
Tag team match: Tyler Breeze and Fandango vs. The Usos
A back and forth match gets things started. Classic formula. Comebacks, near-falls, high-flying and Mauro Ranallo breathing life into WWE commentating like none since good ole’ JR.
Tyler Breeze reverses a high-risk maneuver into a small package for the 3 count.
Winners: Tyler Breeze and Fandango