WWE ‘Battleground’ 2017: Live updates, results, card, predictions
WWE ‘Battleground’ is set to kickoff tonight from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia live on the WWE Network. The pre-show begins at 7:00 p.m. ET with the main card starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.
The main event features WWE Champion Jinder Mahal defending his title against Randy Orton in a Punjabi Prison match. It’s one of three championship matches on the show that will also feature the in-ring return of John Cena who last wrestled at “WrestleMania 33” in April.
Sporting News will provide live bell-to-bell coverage of ‘Battleground’ beginning at 7:00 p.m. ET
WWE “Battleground” live updates
7:19 p.m.: I’d say Johnny Boots ‘n’ Tights is pumped for his flag match against Rusev. Serious business when it comes to ‘MERICA!
709 p.m.: In case you were curious, “Battleground” will feature just the third ever Punjabi Prison match. The last one was ten years ago at “No Mercy” 2007 when Batista beat The Great Khali to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. The first one took place at “The Great American Bash” in 2006. Originally, it was supposed to involve The Great Khali but he was pulled from the match after testing for elevated enzymes. Instead, it was The Undertaker against The Big Show with the Dead Man getting the win.
7:00 p.m.: It’s time for WWE “Battleground” and live coverage on Sporting News! The kickoff show is underway. Reminder to follow Sporting News’ wrestling coverage on Twitter @SN_wrestling.
WWE “Battleground” 2017 card
— Punjabi Prison match for the WWE Championship: Jinder Mahal vs. Aiden English
— United States Championship: AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens
— Flag match: John Cena vs. Rusev
— SmackDown Tag Team Championship: The Usos vs. The New Day
— Fatal 5-Way Elimination match to determine #1 contender for women’s championship: Charlotte vs. Becky Lynch vs. Tamina vs. Natalya vs. Lana
— Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin
— Sami Zayn vs. Mike Kanellis
— Pre-show match: Tye Dillinger vs. Aiden English
WWE “Battleground 2017” predictions
— Jinder Mahal pulls out a win to remain WWE Champion.
— AJ Styles retains the U.S. Championship in the best match of the night.
— John Cena waves the red, white, and blue following a victory.
— The Usos hold on to the tag team championships.
— Becky Lynch becomes the #1 contender for the women’s championship.
— Shinsuke Nakamura scores a win against Baron Corbin.
— Mike Kanellis gets a second straight win against Sami Zayn.
— Tye Dillinger defeats Aiden English.