The finish of any match is of the utmost importance. It is the exclamation point put on the end of all of the action that came before it. It is also the last thing the fans remember about any given bout.
A poor finish can do irreparable damage, ruining what was an otherwise great match. An effective finish can elevate a match from great to legendary, helping it rank among the best of all time.
Sunday night at Battleground, the finishes take on even more importance than normal.
The show, regardless of what WWE will have its fans believe, is a placeholder. With SummerSlam on the horizon, it is a pay-per-view that will dictate what happens at the second-biggest show of the year.
The booking involved in the finishes will not only indicate which stars play a major role at that show, but it will also give fans an idea of what matches they can expect to see again. With so many new rivalries unfolding at Battleground, it is highly likely that they will continue into August, perhaps resulting in a rematch at WWE's next extravaganza.
Those rivalries will have to be booked in a way that allows the program to continue and makes fans want to pay to see the next chapters in them by the time SummerSlam rolls around.
With that said, gear up for Sunday night's WWE Network broadcast by taking a look at the best finishes for every match on the Battleground card.