Monday, October 7, 2013

WWE Battleground: A PPV Not to Remember

Five days ago, I thought WWE Battleground was going to be one of the best Pay-Per-View's I've ever watched, but, after three hours of watching it, I was wrong. There was two great, entertaining matches, but from there, I was truly disappointed.

BEST MATCH: Goldust and Cody Rhodes vs. The Shield

Brothers Goldust and Cody Rhodes had one last chance to keep their roster spots in the WWE, and they were also fighting for their dad's job in southern Florida. WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes is a trainer in Florida for the WWE, and Stephanie McMahon decided that if Goldust and Cody don't win, neither does Dusty.

So, Stephanie and Triple H made sure they made the match as fair as possible; A pair of brothers who have never fought as a team versus the tag team champions in Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns.

The match started out with Cody Rhodes getting right to it, throwing punches and swinging elbows at both Reigns and Rollins. Goldust came in the match with the same momentum, whether he was the legal or illegal man in the ring. Between great communication and solid double-teaming, it seemed like no one could the two brothers.

Outside the ring, there was several three-on-three confrontations; not fights, but a lot of "In-Your-Face" kind of stuff. At one point, Dusty Rhodes took out the belt on The Shield's backup, Dean Ambrose. Dusty Rhodes even dropped the elbow on Ambrose!

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The Rhodes would leave victorious, and the WWE roster was impressed and happy that some finally stood up to The Shield. Although this wasn't a title match, it was still my personal favorite of the night.


Over the past two weeks, this match picked up a lot of hype, and it didn't live up anywhere near it. There was a good amount of fighting outside of the ring that was very entertaining, but nobody went through an announcer table, which would of been freakin' awesome. Secondly, there wasn't a winner! If you didn't see the match, then you're probably saying to yourself, "They got counted out?" No, the world's biggest athlete, Big Show, decided to knock out Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan, and the referee. Brad Maddox was left in charge by Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, and he had no idea what to do as he was watching on from the ramp. This may be some foreshadowing into what the future holds for Big Show, but the WWE Title is still vacant, and I'm pissed off about that, as is most of the WWE Universe.

BEST MOMENT: Antonio Cesaro's Swing on The Great Khali

Although it was the least hyped match, Santino Marella and The Great Khali vs. The Real Americans was a good one. First off, The Great Khali make Hornswaggle look ridiculous. What else is ridiculous, is how Antonio Cesaro won it for The Real Americans. Eleven rotations, I tell you! Eleven!

Yes, that is The Great Khali, and yes, Cesaro did pin Khali right after this.

If you haven't seen Battleground yet and plan on it, don't do it. Rob Van Dam vs. Alberto Del Rio was my other favorite match, but even that didn't live up to expectations. Ricardo Rodriguez getting involved was very entertaining, though.  

1 comment:

  1. The real americans are the best....WE THE PEOPLE!!!


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