WWE Battleground 2014 Results: Matches That Deserve Encore at SummerSlam

Aaron BowerFeatured ColumnistJuly 21, 2014

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After the disappointment of WWE Battleground, attention will quickly shift toward the start of new programs as WWE prepares for SummerSlam. With so many matches that failed to captivate the imagination at Battleground, the WWE is faced with two options.

It could nix everything it had planned for SummerSlam in terms of the Battleground matches that were set to get a rematch, or it could hope that a rematch or two pays off.

And after so many poor showings at Battleground, it's almost a certainty we will see the continuation of a handful of rivalries. But which matches deserve another go at SummerSlam?


Chris Jericho vs. Bray Wyatt

The WWE can't leave this one to die off after the way it was handled at Battleground. Chris Jericho vs. Bray Wyatt sounds magnificent on paper, but in reality, it was terrible.

Of course, there were a number of different reasons why that turned out to be the case. Jericho looks to be carrying a huge amount of ring rust since his recent return, and as the days and weeks go on, he will surely improve. He's too good not to.

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The result caught a few people by surprise, too. Wyatt's momentum is starting to falter a little bit after a brilliant start to 2014, so it's imperative he is put over correctly to get him back on track.

A rematch with Jericho will be the perfect background for that, but it simply has to improve on their showing at Battleground. That was a real disaster, but both men are talented enough to ensure it shouldn't happen again.


Rusev vs. Jack Swagger

It could be quite easy for the WWE to drop this rivalry after Rusev's victory at Battleground and allow him to go on and dominate another midcard star.

But in this neat little feud that has caught everyone's eye, the WWE has a potential resurgence for Jack Swagger on its hands. His face turn has been nicely executed to this point, and he received a great pop at Battleground.

Dropping the feud here would simply kill off Swagger's momentum, and that cannot be allowed to happen. He and Zeb Colter have something good on their hands here, and a rematch against Rusev, coupled with a win for Swagger, would keep it going at a serious pace.


Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose

This was arguably the most anticipated match on the card heading into Battleground, and when wrestling fans don't get the match they crave more than any other, there is usually outrage.

But in this instance, the WWE booked it perfectly, and it will give both men a real push moving forward. Don't forget that SummerSlam is one of the WWE's "Big Four" pay-per-view shows, and it needs matches with huge hype around them.

Rollins vs. Ambrose has been in the offing for a good few weeks now, and fans are going to be salivating for it as we get ever closer to SummerSlam. The way Ambrose has been portrayed is excellent, and he is seriously starting to look like a main event star.

OK, it wasn't really a match at Battleground (so technically it shouldn't make this article), but there was no way I could leave it out. Rollins vs. Ambrose must happen at SummerSlam.