WWE Battleground: The Rhodes Family Wins


I’ll go ahead and admit that I didn’t expect much from WWE Battleground on Sunday night. It wasn’t the worst pay-per-view I’ve watched, but it felt kinda weak. My losing interest in CM Punk vs. Paul Heyman continued even though it proved my theory that low blows are Ryback’s real enemy. Bryan Daniel vs. Randy Orton was a decent match but we STILL don’t have a WWE Champion (Thanks Big Show).

I’m pretty sure you’ve already guessed what was my favorite part of the show: Goldust & Cody Rhodes defeating The Shield. Besides getting a “maybe ready for bigger things now” Cody Rhodes back and seeing Goldust in the WWE again, we also saw Dusty Rhodes deliver a Bionic Elbow to Dean Ambrose. That was cool. Word to Saphire.

  • Dolph Ziggler defeated Damien Sandow.
  • World Heavyweight Championship Match: Alberto Del Rio (c) defeated Rob Van Dam to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.
  • The Real Americans (Jack Swagger & Antonio Cesaro) defeated Santino Marella & The Great Khali.
  • Intercontinental Championship Match: Curtis Axel (c) defeated R-Truth to retain the Intercontinental Championship.
  • Divas Championship Match: AJ Lee (c) defeated Brie Bella to retain the Divas Championship.
  • Goldust & Cody Rhodes defeated The Shield (Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins). Goldust & Cody Rhodes are reinstated in the WWE.
  • Bray Wyatt defeated Kofi Kingston.
  • CM Punk defeated Ryback.
  • WWE Championship Match: Daniel Bryan & Randy Orton ended in no contest. WWE Championship is still vacant.