– We’re live from Atlanta, Georgia with Michael Cole, Byron Saxton and JBL on commentary. We see what’s left of the destroyed Cadillac CTS sitting beside the stage.
– The music hits and out comes Brock Lesnar with Paul Heyman. Fans pop as the pyro goes off.
The crowd is hot and chanting “Suplex City” as Heyman and Lesnar hit the ring. Heyman does the intro for Lesnar and calls him The Beast of Battleground. Heyman praises Lesnar and says Lesnar will enter the ring on Sunday as a challenger but will not leave the ring the same way. Heyman says Seth Rollins is going to get beat up and will get his ass kicked by Lesnar. Heyman says Rollins will be suplexed, F5’d and pinned by Lesnar. The music interrupts Heyman and out comes WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins with Kane. Rollins speaks from the stage.
Lesnar smiles as Rollins takes the mic. Rollins says he can’t wait to wipe that stupid smile off Lesnar’s face on Sunday. Rollins calls Lesnar a coward for taking his aggression out on the Cadillac last week. Rollins fumbles his words and the crowd laughs at him. He tells them to shut up and Lesnar also laughs at him. Now the Justin Bieber chants start up. Rollins is also upset about Lesnar parading the destroyed car around the country like a trophy. Rollins raises the title and says he’s everything that’s right about WWE, a real champion while Lesnar is a thug, a criminal, a vandal. Rollins says he’s going to take a trip to Suplex City on Sunday, he’s going to bring the matches and gasoline and he’s going to burn Suplex City to the ground. Fans boo. Lesnar says he can take Rollins to Suplex City tonight, bitch. Kane announces a contract signing between the two tonight and says his job is to make sure it goes smoothly. Kane says if Lesnar does anything to spoil the match… Heyman interrupts and asks if Kane is about to threaten The Beast. Heyman calls him The Undertaker’s baby brother and they laugh at him. Fans chant “baby brother” now.
Heyman brings up Lesnar ending The Undertaker’s Streak. Heyman wonders what could possibly go wrong in a contract signing and says Lesnar will come with peace, love and understanding in his heart. Unless Rollins breaks the 11th commandment – thou shalt not intentionally provoke The Beast. Lesnar’s music hits as they stare each other down.
Randy Orton and WWE Intercontinental champion Ryback vs. Sheamus and Big Show
Back from the break and out comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Ryback. Randy Orton is out next to a big pop. Sheamus is out next with his Money In the Bank briefcase and Big Show is the last man out.
The Miz is on commentary talking about the Triple Threat at Battleground. Ryback and Sheamus start it off going at it. They fight on the apron and Ryback knocks Sheamus to the floor. Ryback leaps over the top and lands on Sheamus. He comes back in the ring as fans chant “feed me more” and we go to commercial.
We are back and Orton with European uppercuts and punches. Orton with another European uppercut followed by a hard Irish whip. Sheamus wants Orton to back away. Orton punches Sheamus and climbs the turnbuckles for more matches. Sheamus with a reverse atomic drop but Orton with a clothesline and he stomps on the midsection. Orton continues with the Garvin Stomp and he tags in Ryback. Ryback continues the Garvin Stomp and hits an elbow drop.
Sheamus blocks a suplex and he punches Ryback. Ryback with an Irish whip and shoulder in the corner followed by kicks until the referee pulls him out of the corner. Sheamus drops Ryback on the top rope. Show tags in and he punches Ryback in the midsection and he stomps on Ryback’s back. Show with a head butt and he hits a chop in the corner. Sheamus tags in but Ryback gets to his corner and tags in Orton and Ryback with a reverse atomic drop followed by a drop kick from Orton.
Sheamus goes to the floor but Orton chases after him and Orton with a backdrop driver onto the guardrails. Sheamus punches Orton but Orton punches Ryback before they get back into the ring. Sheamus with a knee to the midsection followed by a running shoulder into the corner followed by a running knee lift and a shoulder. Orton falls to the floor and we go to commercial.
We are back and Sheamus with a reverse chin lock. Orton punches Sheamus but Sheamus with an uranage back breaker for a near fall. Show tags back in and he walks across Orton’s midsection. Show drops down on Orton’s chest a few times. Show signals for the choke slam as Orton gets back to his feet and he gets his hand around Orton’s throat but Orton escapes and counters into a DDT and both men are down.
Ryback and Sheamus tag in and Ryback with running forearms followed by a Thesz Press and splash. Ryback with a splash into the corner followed by a spinebuster. Ryback sets for the clothesline but Miz gets up from the announce table and he tells Ryback not to pander to the people.
Sheamus with a rollup for a near fall. Ryback with a clothesline. Show hits Ryback with a knockout punch and Show chases Miz to the back. Sheamus waits to finish off Ryback but Orton with an RKO and Ryback makes a miracle recovery and he hits the belly flop splash off the top turnbuckle for the three count.
Winners: Ryback and Randy Orton
Kane and Seth Rollins are in the office and Seth reminds Kane of his job and how he is to protect Seth. The contract signing will lead to no good.
Kane says he has a plan.
Seth says he is a little worried, but he would like to be told what the plan is. He hopes it is not to provoke Brock because that did not end well last week. Kane says if you keep this up, it will not end up well for once.
We go to commercial.
Roman Reigns comes up behind Bray Wyatt as Bray’s music ends before the match and Reigns attacks Wyatt and sends him into the ringside barrier. Reigns clotheslines Bray against the ringside barrier. Reigns sends Bray into the ring post and then he hits the Juggernaut Broad Jump Drop Kick. Reigns with punches. Reigns rolls Wyatt into the ring and Bray with punches.
Reigns with a forearm and Wyatt is down. Roman gets Wyatt on his shoulders but Wyatt gets to his feet. Roman with a Superman Punch and Wyatt goes to the floor. Wyatt hits Reigns with his lantern and walks away.
Winner: No contest between Bray Wyatt and Dean Ambrose due to interference from Roman Reigns.
We go to commercial.
– The Bella Twins and Alicia Fox come out for Nikki Bella‘s State of the Divas Division speech. Stephanie McMahon interrupts and says the legacy of the division lies with her. She says Team Bella has been unstoppable but there has not been a level of competition in the WWE. There are women making a mark in Women’s Soccer, MMA, and tennis. It is time to make a change in the Divas Division. She brings out Paige, then Becky Lynch and Charlotte. Naomi and Tamina Snuka come out next and say they have unfinished business with The Bellas and Paige.
Stephanie then introduces NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks. This leads to Sasha pulling Nikki down and a fight starts. Charlotte dropkicks Brie and Flair chops Nikki. The segment ends with Charlotte putting a Figure Four on Alicia, Becky puts an armbar on Brie and Sasha hits a Bank Statement on Nikki. It’s Sasha, Tamina and Naomi facing off with Paige, Becky and Charlotte.
Kofi and Titus start things off and Kofi with kicks and Titus blocks it and sends Kofi to the mat. Kofi with a kick and Big E tags in and Titus slams Big E. Titus with a leg drop and Darren tags in and Titus with a gourdbuster of Darren onto Big E and Darren with a seated splash and clothesline that sends Big E over the top rope. Titus with a back breaker to Kofi and he throws Kofi aside. Darren and Titus grab Xavier and allow Mark to press slam him onto Kofi and Big E on the floor.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Woods with a drop kick to Titus’ knee and he tags in Big E. Big E with kicks and Kofi tags in. Kofi kicks Titus until Woods tags in. Woods with kicks and Big E tags in and kicks Titus. Kofi gets Irish whipped into the corner for a drop kick. Kofi with a drop kick and he tries to pull Titus towards his corner and he gets a near fall. Kofi with a forearm to the chest and he hits a running kick to the chest and Woods follows with a kick. Big E with a splash for a near fall.
Big E mocks Titus’ bark and Woods tags in and he punches Titus. Woods with a cobra clutch on Titus. Titus gets Woods on his back and he tries to get to his corner but Woods with punches. Woods mocks the bark and Titus with a clothesline and both men are down. Henry tags in and he clotheslines Woods and follows with an elbow and body block. Woods with a thrust kick and super kick followed by a knee and he gets a near fall but Young breaks up the cover.
Kofi with Trouble in Paradise to Young. Titus with a boot to Kofi. Big E with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Woods gets his boot up and he goes for the Honor Roll but Henry with the World’s Strongest Slam on Woods for the three count.
Winners: Mark Henry, Titus O’Neil, and Darren Young
After the match, Mark joins Darren and Titus in the Millions of Dollars Dance.
We take a look back at last week’s Raw.
We go to commercial.
Wade Barrett vs. R Truth
Truth wants to know what’s up before they lock up. Truth with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Truth holds on to the ropes and he does some dancing. Truth with a split and he gets a near fall with a victory roll. Barrett with a boot to Truth. Barrett punches Truth and gets a near fall. Barrett with an Irish whip and back breaker for a near fall. Barrett kicks Truth and goes to the turnbuckles.
Barrett with an elbow drop from the turnbuckles for a near fall. Barrett chokes Truth in the ropes and then he puts Truth in the ropes and connects with knees and then he sends Truth to the apron with a boot and he gets a near fall. Barrett with a reverse chin lock. Truth with punches and he blocks a punch from Barrett.
Truth with forearms and punches followed by a splash into the corner. Barrett with an Irish whip and Truth floats over and sends Barrett into the turnbuckles with a head scissors. Truth with the Lie Detector for the three count.
Winner: R Truth
After the match, Truth goes under the ring and he pulls out his royal towel cape and his Burger King crown as well as the Royal Plunger.
John Cena makes his way to the ring and we go to commercial.
We are back and John Cena is waiting for his opponent to make his way to the ring.
Rusev’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring with Summer Rae. Rusev says he is the greatest United States Champion ever. He never would have lost his title if not for that blonde headed snake called Lana.
Rusev says USA is why he broke that stupid Dolph Ziggler. He is going to break John Cena tonight.
Kevin Owens’ music plays as Rusev gets into the ring. Kevin tells John many times if someone is going to beat you for the title, it will be him. Kevin says that he can beat Cena tonight for the title and then at Battleground you can get your rematch.
Rusev says no and he tells the stupid whatever he is that Rusev was here first. He wants to know which name is his proper first name.
Owens tells Rusev to take his Lana wannabe and take that flag and stick it up your Chernobyl.
Cesaro’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Everyone has something to say and we get some pushing and then it breaks down to punches. Owens goes after Rusev and Cesaro. Cesaro punches Owens and then Rusev and Cesaro is standing tall in the ring.
We go to commercial.
Cesaro vs. Kevin Owens vs. Rusev in a #1 Contender Match for the WWE United States championship
Owens and Rusev attack Cesaro and kick him in the corner. Rusev with a kick and punches. Owens with a chop to Cesaro. Cesaro is Irish whipped and Rusev with punches and head butts to Owens. Rusev misses a clothesline and Cesaro with a drop kick to Owens. Rusev with a kick to Cesaro and Rusev tries for a suplex but Cesaro blocks him. Cesaro with a suplex and then he is sent to the apron by Owens. Owens with a cannonball to Rusev. Cesaro with a running European uppercut. Rusev with a cannonball to Owens. Cesaro with a pop up European uppercut to Rusev and Owens breaks up the cover.
Cesaro punches Owens but Owens with a forearm and then Owens with a codebreaker to Cesaro and he lands on Rusev. Owens gets a near fall. Owens with a slam to Cesaro. Owens goes up top for a swanton but Cesaro gets his knees up and Rusev with a super kick. Cesaro with a European uppercut to Rusev followed by a punch. Rusev with an Irish whip to Cesaro and he runs into a boot.
Rusev picks up Cesaro and hits a Regal influenced Saito Suplex and everyone is down. Rusev kicks Cesaro and Owens. Rusev with a slam to Cesaro and Rusev goes to the apron and turnbuckles. Owens stops Rusev and punches him. Owens sets for a superplex but Rusev blocks it. Cesaro comes over and turns it into a sunset flip power bomb on Owens while Owens hits the superplex on Rusev. Cesaro with a near fall on Owens and then a near fall on Rusev.
Cesaro puts Rusev on the turnbuckles and punches him. Cesaro with a drop kick to Owens and then Cesaro with a running European uppercut to Rusev and Cesaro puts Rusev back on the turnbuckles. Cesaro goes for a super side salto but Owens stops him and he gets Owens on his shoulders. Cesaro gets to his feet and Cesaro with an elbow. Owens with a tornado DDT and he gets a near fall but Rusev with a splash to break up the cover. Rusev gets a near fall on Owens and then a near fall on Cesaro.
Owens and Rusev exchange punches. Rusev with a kick and punches. Rusev with a head butt to the lower back and he tries for a German suplex but Owens blocks it. Owens with a standing switch and Rusev blocks. Cesaro gets behind Owens and hits a German suplex on both men and he gets a near fall on Owens. Cesaro is the only man in the ring as Owens punches Rusev and Cesaro with a corkscrew plancha.
Cesaro rolls Rusev into the ring and he goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall. Cesaro with the giant swing set up but Owens with a SUPER KICK to Cesaro. Cesaro goes to the apron and Owens hits a double jump moonsault on Rusev for a near fall. Cesaro drops down when Owens charges at him. Rusev with a Fallaway Slam to Cesaro and then he stomps on Cesaro’s back and gets ready for the Accolade but Owens with a SUPER KICK.
Owens goes after Rusev and he points at Cena. Rusev blocks the power bomb and Rusev with an Albanian Slam and he stomps on Owens’ back and sets for the Accolade. Cesaro kicks Rusev and then he gets Rusev up for a delayed vertical suplex. Owens with forearms to Cesaro and Rusev. Owens slaps Cesaro and Rusev as he tells them Cena is his. Rusev and Cesaro punch and kick Owens. Cesaro with a European uppercut to Rusev and then Owens. Rusev with a clothesline to Cesaro and then he clotheslines Owens over the top rope to the floor.
Owens says he has had enough and he will see Cena on Sunday.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Rusev with a reverse chin lock on Cesaro and Owens is nowhere to be seen. Cesaro with a springboard European uppercut and both men are down. Cesaro with a running European uppercut into the corner and then he connects with a lot more as Rusev appears to have trouble staying on his feet. Cesaro with a hesitation drop kick to Rusev. Cesaro sets for the Gorilla superplex on Rusev but Rusev blocks it with forearms and Rusev suplexes Cesaro onto the apron as Rusev falls to the floor.
Rusev sends Cesaro back into the ring and he says something to Cena before going up top. Rusev takes too long and Cesaro with two European uppercuts. Cesaro tries for a superplex and Rusev blocks him. Cesaro with a drop kick and then he goes back up and tries for the superplex but Rusev sends Cesaro face first to the mat and Rusev misses a diving head butt. Cesaro applies the Crossface and Rusev tries to fight out of the hold and he gets his arms free and Rusev with a uranage side slam for a near fall.
Rusev stomps on the back but Cesaro rolls over and he sets for the Sharpshooter. Rusev gets out of the hold and he hits a spinning heel kick. Rusev with a flip senton. Rusev stomps on the back and he gets Cesaro set for the Accolade but Cesaro rolls over. Cesaro rolls through and gets Rusev in the Giant Swing and then he puts Rusev in the Sharpshooter and Rusev gets to the ropes but it does not matter because there are no rope breaks. Rusev rolls over the apron and falls to the floor.
Cesaro sends Rusev into the ringside barrier and then he hits a running European uppercut and he sends Rusev back into the ring. Cesaro goes up top and Rusev knocks Cesaro off the turnbuckles. Rusev with a thrust kick for the three count.
We go to commercial.
WWE United States champion John Cena vs. Rusev (with Summer Rae) for the WWE United States title
Cena kicks Rusev in the leg to take advantage of the nearly half hour Rusev just wrestled. Cena with a side head lock take down. Cena slams Rusev and gets a near fall. Rusev does not want to stop the match and Cena with a suplex for a near fall. Cena with a side head lock. Cena with a uranage for a near fall. Rusev rolls to the apron to stop Cena’s offense. Cena with a running elbow into the corner and Rusev falls to his hands and knees. Rusev gets back up and he wants more and Cena with another running elbow into the corner.
Cena with two flying shoulder tackles followed by a Blue Thunder Bomb. Cena with the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena waits for Rusev to get up so he can give him an Attitude Adjustment and he gets Rusev up and Rusev counters and lands on Cena’s back and Rusev with the Accolade. Cena gets to his feet and he backs Rusev into the turnbuckles but Rusev holds on and he locks in the hold again.
Kevin Owens comes to the ring and he kicks Rusev to get the referee to call for the bell.
Winner: Rusev by disqualification
After the match, Owens gives Rusev a Pop Up Powerbomb and then Owens reminds Cena that he is the one who is going to take the United States title from Cena.
Kane is talking to a production assistant and Seth Rollins stops by. Seth asks if everything is set up and Kane says everything is under control. Seth says this plan better work out or it is all on Kane.
We go to commercial.
We are back and the ten remaining contestants for Tough Enough are on the stage and one of the trainers, Lita joins them on the stage.
Lita comes to the ring and says it is good to be back. Lita says that she wants to introduce us to the cast of Tough Enough. We go down the line with Amanda, Josh, Chelsea, Mada, Gabi, Patrick, Giorgia, Tanner, Sara Lee, and ZZ.
We go to the back where Stardust is back. Gravity causes fear to rotate at 1,000 miles per hour. He hears the world needs more heroes, but what is a hero. Heroes . . . villains. From where he stands, the view never changes. Neville claims the rules of gravity have forgotten him. They have forsaken him. Those things that you neglect will bring you down. In its wake, another star will rise. Embrace the strange.
We go to commercial.
We are back and on the Kickoff Show on Sunday, Wade Barrett will face R Truth in a ‘Battle for the Crown’.
Neville vs. Stardust
Neville offers his hand to Stardust and Stardust shakes it and then he kicks and punches Neville. Stardust with a short arm clothesline followed by a slam. Stardust with a wrist lock but Neville punches him and Stardust pulls Neville to the mat by the hair. Stardust kicks Neville. Stardust sends Neville over the top rope and Neville lands on the apron.
Neville with a forearm and enzuigiri. Neville goes up top for the Red Arrow but Stardust gets up. Neville with a springboard move and he leaps over Stardust. Stardust with a side effect to Neville and both men are down. Stardust with a cartwheel. Stardust with a reverse chin lock but Neville gets to his feet and Stardust sends him back to the mat and gets a near fall. Stardust with a kick to Neville and then he bows to the crowd.
Stardust with a kick to the back and a cravate. Neville with a back heel kick and a kick to the chest followed by another back heel kick and kick to the temple. Neville with a running forearm and a running forearm into the corner. Stardust with an Irish whip but Neville floats over and flips across the ring. Neville with a sunset flip for a near fall. Neville with a La Magistral for a near fall. Neville goes for an O’Connor Roll but Stardust rolls through and gets the three count and may have had a handful of tights.
BROCK LESNAR walks in the back and Paul Heyman is with him as we go to commercial.
We are back and it is time for the Official ‘What could go wrong’ Contract Signing and the carpet is in the ring with the table and chairs.
Seth Rollins comes to the ring with Kane.
Seth says that he is sick and tired of watching the footage of Brock Lesnar destroying the Cadillac he gave to J&J over and over all night long. Seth wants to remind everyone and especially Brock Lesnar of the destruction he can cause.
All man has is his word. Seth says that he is proud to come out here and give you his. Seth says that he is not afraid of Brock Lesnar. Sunday at Battleground, he will conquer the conqueror again. He will defeat the one in twenty one and one. He will be the wrecking ball to destroy Suplex City and he will be the fire to turn it into ashes. He will stand in the remnants of Suplex City and he will still be the WWE World Champion.
Brock Lesnar’s music plays and he comes to the ring with Paul Heyman.
They stand on opposite sides of the Official WWE Contract signing table. Brock sits down first and then Seth takes his seat.
Paul tells Seth he shouldn’t lock eyes with him. He should never take his eyes off the beast. He should listen to what he says. Since you betrayed your brothers in the Shield, Paul says that he has wanted to see someone get their hands on you. Ever since you sold your soul so you could bill yourself as the undisputed future of WWE, they’ve wanted to see someone get their hands on you.
Ever since you violated the Eleventh Commandment, thou shalt not intentionally provoke Brock Lesnar. Ever since you cashed in and stole the WWE Title from Brock Lesnar, Brock has wanted to get his hands on you. The problem as he sees it, the pressure is all on Seth. Six days away. This Sunday night, every single person watching Battleground is paying to see you get your ass kicked.
Paul swears by his God of Retribution, Brock Lesnar, everyone is going to get their money’s worth because at Battleground, Seth Rollins, you are going to get your ass kicked. You are going to get beat up. You are going to be hurt. You are going to be kicked. You are going to be punched. You are going to be suplexed. You are going to be F-5ed. You are going to be beat. You are going to be dethroned. You are going to be going to Suplex City. You are going to be dragged down there by one beast, one conqueror, the real future of WWE, BROCK LESNAR.
Paul tells Seth to sign the contract and Seth signs the contract. Brock signs the contract and Paul tells Seth to keep his hands on the table.
Seth tells Paul that he knows Paul has a devious mind. Seth has nothing planned. He asks Paul if he is paranoid. Brock turns over the table and he pulls out an axe handle.
Brock puts the axe handle on the table and he sits down and wants to see what Seth does with it.
Seth grabs the axe handle and Brock picks up the table and he throws it at Seth. Brock with shoulders to Kane in the corner. Brock with a German suplex to Seth and then Brock clotheslines Kane over the top rope. Seth goes for a plancha but Brock catches him and Kane kicks Seth to make the save.
Seth grabs the axe handle and he hits Brock with it. Kane punches Brock and Seth holds Brock as Kane grabs the steel steps and Seth sends Brock into the steps and then Kane drops the steps on Brock. Kane with a kick to the head. Kane brings Brock over to Seth who is standing on the bottom half of the steps. Brock counters and he runs Seth into the ringside barrier. Brock comes off the steps and Kane grabs Brock and sets for the choke slam but Brock escapes and hits an F-5 on Kane.
Rollins goes through the crowd. Brock picks up the steps and he slams it onto Kane’s foot on the steps.
Brock picks up the WWE Title belt and he holds it over his head.
Seth says from day one, you thought you were untouchable. You went through everyone. You went through John Cena, the Undertaker, and Roman Reigns. You did not run through me. At Wrestlemania, he took this title from you because he is better than you. In six days, at Battleground, I will do what no other man on this Earth can do. I will prove again that you are not a machine. That you are not a monster. You are a man with a pulse and you can be beat.
Seth says he will rip that sword tattoo off your chest. He will rip you in two and he will be known as the man who slayed the beast.
Seth asks Kane if this was your big plan to get rid of Lesnar? How did that work for you? It worked out like your entire career, a big disappointment. You are nothing without me, Kane. You are without him now so you are nothing. Seth says he told you that if it did not work out, it was on you. How is it working? You are a wannabe Hall of Famer. It is on you.
We go to credits.