WWE Battleground 2014: Titles Most Likely to Change Hands at Event

Alfred KonuwaFeatured ColumnistJuly 2, 2014

Credit: WWE.com

Just one hot Raw show after WWE Money in the Bank, the Battleground card is already beginning to fill up, and yes, titles are involved.

The pay-per-view is currently advertising a Fatal 4-Way main event that just seems to be a placeholder to transition to John Cena and Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam.

In fact, Triple H strongly teased a Plan B, and while Money in the Bank winner Seth Rollins seemed to be what he was hinting toward, F4WOnline (h/t WrestlingInc) notes Plan B will be Lesnar himself.

With a field featuring a stale Randy Orton, a henchman in Kane and too-soon-to-be-champion Roman Reigns, the chances of the WWE World Heavyweight Championship changing hands are very slim.

The intercontinental title, however, is guaranteed to change hands at Battleground barring a fluke finish.

Cesaro is currently front and center on WWE.com among the advertised combatants in the WWE Intercontinental Championship Battle Royal. This is following Heyman's announcement on Raw of Cesaro's entry.

WWE reportedly had previous reservations of putting the Intercontinental Championship on Cesaro, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t WrestlingInc), as officials apparently feared the secondary title would hurt him.

Cesaro is ice cold as a character at the moment, however. Despite flashes of brilliance throughout his WWE run, Cesaro did little to nothing of note in Sunday's Money in the Bank championship match.

An imminent Brock Lesnar return is on the horizon, rendering Cesaro that much closer to becoming further entrenched as the other Paul Heyman guy.

A win in the Intercontinental Championship Battle Royal will give Cesaro much-needed momentum similar to that of his WrestleMania win, and he will continue to carve out a niche as Battle Royalty.

An intercontinental title win could also be a step in the process of getting heat on Heyman. Just imagine Paul Heyman: the advocate for both the WWE World Heavyweight champion and the Intercontinental champion.

Like the Intercontinental Championship in the near future, the WWE Divas Championship also has a new owner in AJ Lee.

Lee returned from a long layoff, rife with false pregnancy rumors, to capture the Divas Championship from Paige similar to Paige's triumph during her debut.

Should there be a rematch at Battleground, the Divas Championship could be a candidate to change hands simply because by then, Paige will likely be established as a heel.

As a babyface who reached the mountaintop on her first night, Paige had trouble connecting with fans and was booked simply to defend her title. Paige's forgettable run was basically an extension of a journey that never really happened.

But Monday on Raw, Paige (barely) demonstrated heel characteristics as she tried to back out of her title match against AJ. With more fine-tuning and confidence on the microphone, Paige can develop into a credible heel in a brief amount of time.

If so, and Paige is booked to go over AJ, WWE could set up a babyface title chase with Paige being the heel champion.

The WWE Tag Team Championship has not had a heel champion since March 3, when the Authority-approved New Age Outlaws walked into Allstate Arena as six-time champions.

On that night, the Outlaws challenged the Usos, who captured their first WWE Tag Team Championship and have not looked back since.

The Usos and Wyatts dazzled in the opening match of Money in the Bank. Should this feud continue, it may be a matter of time before the Wyatts capture the tag team championship.

Stemming from an F4WOnline report (h/t WrestlingInc) that a tag team title change is expected, it would be far from surprising if the Usos dropped the championship to Luke Harper and Erick Rowan.

The Wyatt Family has reunited for a feud against Chris Jericho after being given separate theme music and not appearing together for several segments. If Rowan and Harper continue to lose to the Usos, it will not help matters in booking Bray Wyatt and his so-called bothers as being legitimate main eventers.