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Battleground 2016 Kickoff Recap & Review

July 24, 2016
(aired live)

City: Washington, DC
Venue: Verizon Center

Panel: Renee Young, Corey Graves, Booker T, Jerry Lawler
Social Media Lounge: Tom Phillips


Renee introduces the panel and mentions that Roman Reigns appeared at a WWE Live event recently.

Buildup for the Cena versus Styles 6-Man match.

Graves talks about unity in The Club. Lawler makes jokes about how stupid Enzo is. Booker says Cena is a great leader. Graves and Lawler pick The Club, Booker picks Cena, Enzo, and Cass.

Buildup for the New Day versus Wyatt Family match.

Renee wonders how New Day can be prepared to face the Wyatts. Booker thinks Woods might fight back. Graves has ever seen Woods not smile. Lawler mentions that the teams (mostly) have been drafted to different shows. Graves picks New Day, Lawler picks Wyatts, Booker doesn’t pick.

Andrea D’Marco asks Zack Ryder about his match. Ryder thinks he has a chance, but no one else does. He’ll prove the doubters wrong.

Graves and Lawler pick Rusev, Booker picks Ryder.

The panel wonders who Sasha Banks’ partner is going to be. Lawler thinks it should be Summer Rae because she got drafted late… Graves thinks it should be Nia Jax. Booker thinks it will be Lita.

Buildup for the Zayn versus Owens match.

Cesaro replaces Graves on the panel. Cesaro thinks they will blow the roof off the building, and it frustrates him since he is sitting down and isn’t in the ring tonight. Cesaro and Lawler pick Owens, Booker picks Zayn.

Social Media Lounge
Mick Foley and Daniel Bryan talk about their shows and moving forward in the new era.

Earlier Today
Darren Young and Bob Backlund do some squats while Maryse puts makeup on The Miz.

Graves is pulling for Darren Young tonight. King picks The Miz. Booker also picks The Miz.


Match 1
The Usos vs Breezango
(referee: Shawn Bennett; commentary: Mauro Ranallo, Byron Saxton; ring announcer: Greg Hamilton)

Show/Hide Results

Result: Tyler Breeze pins Jimmy Uso with a small packages after countering a Samoan Splash
Time: 5:27

Match Thoughts
Very good match. This one had a lot of energy and was very fast-paced. The end got chaotic, but in a really good way. People were running and flying all over the place. It was a really well-done finish, and a very entertaining match.


Buildup for the WWE Title triple threat match.


Show Impressions
The one match was really good, so the show was fine.

Match of the Night
The Usos vs Breezango



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