After three pay-per-views in just a matter of weeks, WWE had a grand total of five weeks to prepare for the 2015 edition of Battleground on July 19.
From Brock Lesnar challenging Seth Rollins for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship to John Cena doing battle with Kevin Owens for the United States Championship, this secondary PPV has the potential to be one of the best shows this year.
Here are some bold predictions for the 2015 edition of WWE Battleground.
Roman Reigns Earns a Victory Thanks to Sting
The feud between Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt was billed as one of the cornerstones of the Battleground PPV, but WWE Creative has failed to give the men a storyline wrestling fans can get behind.
Instead of focusing on some of the missteps on the road to this match—it wasn’t all bad thanks to Wyatt’s mic skills—the storyline should give the victory to Reigns thanks to interference from Sting.
Sting interfering to give Reigns the win would set up a marquee battle against Wyatt at SummerSlam.
While Wyatt taking the loss isn’t ideal, it would give Reigns the rub of pulling off the win, and Wyatt squaring off with Sting at a PPV of SummerSlam's caliber would be a rub as substantial as squaring off against Undertaker.
Kevin Owens Wins the United States Championship
When Owens made his main-roster debut and defeated Cena, the WWE Universe was stunned at the victory. The following PPV saw Cena earn the victory, and now the third and final chapter of the feud will take place at Battleground.
Owens should walk out of the PPV with the United States Championship.
There is a logical fear for many fans that WWE could book Cena to earn the victory and banish Owens to obscurity—Wyatt and Rusev suffered that fate—but Owens is too good to be treated like just another top heel.
With WWE always looking for the next top star in the company, the hope is that Triple H and Vince McMahon can agree that Owens’ future would be brighter by defeating Cena in this feud and taking the United States Championship.
After losing the NXT title, Owens needs a new trophy.
Seth Rollins Retains Title Against Brock Lesnar
During the build to Battleground, WWE has attempted to make Rollins looks strong, but there is no denying the awesome power of Lesnar.
As well as he has been booked, however, the company should wait until SummerSlam for a title change.
Rollins was booked poorly after winning the world title, but ever since Lesnar returned, WWE Creative has portrayed him in a way that makes him and his Authority buddies seem like a legitimate threat to beat The Beast.
Whether it’s via disqualification or interference behind the referee's back, Rollins should retain the title and infuriate Lesnar even more. Then, at SummerSlam, the stage would be set for Lesnar to get his world title back, but the possibility of Sheamus cashing in his Money in the Bank really convolutes the main event scene.
Rollins should walk out of Battleground as the champion, but this will be the final chapter of his reign.
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