2016 WWE BATTLEGROUND PARTICIPANTS’ HISTORY

As I do every month, it’s time to look at this weekend’s Battleground Pay-Per-View and see the history of all of the participants. To see the entire 3 year history of Battleground, visit the Battleground History HERE. And for any feedback or comments about this, comment below or tweet me (@hbkid718). Thanks.

Since no opener has been announced, here are the stats about the opener. The only wrestler on the card that has competed in an opening match at a Battleground Pay-Per-View was Erick Rowan in 2014. Therefore, it will be the 1st opener of every other participant. Also, Kofi Kingston, Roman Reigns, & Bray Wyatt are the only wrestlers to compete at every Battleground Pay-Per-View.

TRIPLE THREAT MATCH FOR THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP: WWE CHAMPION DEAN AMBROSE VS ROMAN REIGNS VS SETH ROLLINS

This will be the 5th WWE/World Championship Match at a Battleground PPV & 4th straight Battleground PPV. The WWE/World Championship has never changed hands at a Battleground PPV. This will be the 2nd year in a row that there will be a Triple Threat Match at a Battleground PPV, but 1st time that the WWE/World Championship will be defended in one. This will be Ambrose’s 1st Battleground PPV & 1st Battleground main event. In 2014, he was supposed to wrestle Seth Rollins, but they brawled instead and the match didn’t count, though Rollins claimed he won the match by forfeit the next night on Raw. This will be Reigns’ 4th Battleground PPV in a row, 1st main event since 2014, & 1st WWE/World Championship Match since 2014. This will be Rollins’ 3rd Battleground PPV, 2nd in a row, 2nd WWE/World Championship Match in a row, & 2nd main event in a row. Reigns & Rollins will become the 1st wrestlers to compete as partners & opponents at a Battleground PPV.

Dean Ambrose (0-0-0)

This will be Ambrose’s Battleground debut

Roman Reigns (0-3-0)

  1. With Seth Rollins as WWE Tag Team Champions The Shield lost to Goldust & Cody Rhodes in a Non-Title Match (10/6/13)
  2. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena along with Kane & Randy Orton in a Fatal 4-Way Match (7/20/14)
  3. Lost to Bray Wyatt (7/19/15)

Seth Rollins (0-1-1)

  1. With Roman Reigns as WWE Tag Team Champions The Shield lost to Goldust & Cody Rhodes in a Non-Title Match (10/6/13)
  2. Wrestled Brock Lesnar to a No Contest (7/19/15)

WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: DARREN YOUNG VS WWE INTERCONTINENTAL CHAMPION THE MIZ

This will be the 3rd Intercontinental Championship Match at a Battleground PPV, & the 1st since 2014. The title changed hands once, in 2014. This will be Darren Young’s 2nd Battleground PPV in a row, 1st Intercontinental Championship Match, & 2nd year in row he competed in a title match. This will be The Miz’ 2nd Battleground PPV, 1st since 2014, & 2nd Intercontinental Championship Match.

Darren Young (1-0-0)

  1. With Titus O’Neil as The Primetime Players defeated The New Day (Big E & Kofi Kingston) to retain the WWE Tag Team Championship (7/19/15)

The Miz (1-0-0)

  1. Won the 19-Man Battleground Battle Royal for the Vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship (7/20/14)

WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: ZACK RYDER VS WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION RUSEV

This will be the 2nd United States Championship Match at a Battleground PPV & 2nd year in a row that the United States Championship was defended at a Battleground PPV. The title has never changed hands. This will be Ryder’s 2nd Battleground PPV, 1st since 2014, & 1st United States Championship Match. This will be Rusev’s 2nd Battleground PPV, 1st since 2014, & 1st United States Championship Match.

Zack Ryder (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to The Miz in the 19-Man Battleground Battle Royal for the Vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship (7/20/14)

Rusev (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated Jack Swagger by Count Out (7/20/14)

6-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH: ENZO AMORE, BIG CASS, & JOHN CENA VS THE CLUB (KARL ANDERSON, LUKE GALLOWS, & AJ STYLES)

This will be the 1st or 2nd 6-Man Tag Team Match at a Battleground PPV & 1st time that there will be 2 6-Man Tag Team Matches at a Battleground PPV. This will be Cena’s 3rd Battleground PPV in a row, 1st tag team match at a Battleground PPV, & 1st time that he is not defending a Championship at a Battleground PPV. This will be Amore, Cass, Anderson, Gallows, & Styles’ Battleground PPV debut.

Enzo Amore (0-0-0)

This will be Amore’s Battleground debut

Big Cass (0-0-0)

This will be Cass’ Battleground debut

John Cena (2-0-0)

  1. Defeated Kane, Randy Orton, & Roman Reigns in a Fatal 4-Way Match to retain the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (7/20/14)
  2. Defeated Kevin Owens to retain the WWE United States Championship (7/19/15)

Karl Anderson (0-0-0)

This will be Anderson’s Battleground debut

Luke Gallows (0-0-0)

This will be Gallows’ Battleground debut

AJ Styles (0-0-0)

This will be Styles’ Battleground debut

SAMI ZAYN VS KEVIN OWENS

This will be Zayn’s Battleground debut. This will be Owens’ 2nd Battleground PPV in a row.

Sami Zayn (0-0-0)

This will be Zayn’ Battleground debut

Kevin Owens (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to WWE United States Champion John Cena (7/19/15)

6-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH: WWE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE NEW DAY (BIG E, KOFI KINGSTON, & XAVIER WOODS) VS THE WYATT FAMILY (ERICK ROWAN, BRAUN STROWMAN, & BRAY WYATT)

This will be the 1st or 2nd 6-Man Tag Team Match at a Battleground PPV & 1st time that there will be 2 6-Man Tag Team Matches at a Battleground PPV. This will be the 1st time since 2013 that the WWE Tag Team Championship will not be defended at a Battleground PPV. This will be Big E’s 3rd Battleground PPV in a row & 1st 6-Man Tag Team Match at a Battleground PPV. This will be Kingston’s 4th Battleground PPV in a row & 1st 6-Man Tag Team Match at a Battleground PPV. This will be Woods’ 2nd Battleground PPV, 1st since 2014, & 1st 6-Man Tag Team Match at a Battleground PPV. This will be Rowan’s 2nd Battleground PPV, 1st since 2014, & 1st 6-Man Tag Team Match at a Battleground PPV. This will be Strowman’s Battleground PPV debut. This will be Wyatt’s 4th Battleground PPV in a row & 1st 6-Man Tag Team Match at a Battleground PPV. Kingston & Wyatt will be the 1st male wrestlers to compete against each other twice at a Battleground PPV.

Big E (0-2-0)

  1. Lost to The Miz in the 19-Man Battleground Battle Royal for the Vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship (7/20/14)
  2. With Kofi Kingston as The New Day lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) (7/19/15)

Kofi Kingston (0-3-0)

  1. Lost to Bray Wyatt (10/6/13)
  2. Lost to The Miz in the 19-Man Battleground Battle Royal for the Vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship (7/20/14)
  3. With Big E as The New Day lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The Primetime Players (Titus O’Neil & Darren Young) (7/19/15)

Xavier Woods (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to The Miz in the 19-Man Battleground Battle Royal for the Vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship (7/20/14)

Erick Rowan (0-1-0)

  1. With Luke Harper as The Wyatt Family lost to WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jey & Jimmy Uso) in a 2 Out of 3 Falls Match (7/20/14)

Braun Strowman (0-0-0)

This will be Strowman’s Battleground debut

Bray Wyatt (2-1-0)

  1. Defeated Kofi Kingston (10/6/13)
  2. Lost to Chris Jericho (7/20/14)
  3. Defeated Roman Reigns (7/19/15)

SASHA BANKS & A MYSTERY PARTNER VS DANA BROOKE & WWE WOMEN’S CHAMPION CHARLOTTE

This will be the 2nd year in a row that the WWE Women’s/Diva’s Championship will not be defended at a Battleground PPV. This will be Banks’ 2nd Battleground PPV in a row & 1st tag team match at a Battleground PPV. This will be Brooks’ Battleground debut. This will be Charlotte’s 2nd Battleground PPV in a row & 1st tag team match at a Battleground PPV. Banks & Charlotte will be the 1st women to compete against each other at 2 consecutive Battleground PPVs. If Sasha’s partner is anyone but Naomi or Paige, they will be making their Battleground PPV debut. If it is Naomi or Paige, they will be competing at Battleground for the 1st time since 2014.

Sasha Banks (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Charlotte along with Brie Bella in a Non-Title Triple Threat Match (7/19/15)

Charlotte (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks & Brie Bella in a Non-Title Triple Threat Match (7/19/15)

BECKY LYNCH VS NATALYA

This will be the 1st time since 2014 that there will be 2 women’s matches at a Battleground PPV. This will be both Lynch & Natalya’s Battleground debut.

Becky Lynch (0-0-0)

This will be Lynch’s Battleground debut

Natalya (0-0-0)

This will be Natalya’s Battleground debut

KICKOFF SHOW MATCH: THE USOS (JEY & JIMMY USO) VS BREEZANGO (TYLER BREEZE & FANDANGO)

This will be the 5th Kickoff Show Match at a Battleground PPV & 4th Battleground PPV in a row to have a Kickoff Show Match. This will be The Usos’ 2nd Battleground PPV, 1st since 2014, & 1st ever Kickoff Show Match at a Battleground PPV. This will be Breeze’s Battleground debut. This will be Fandango’s 2nd Battleground PPV, his 1st since 2014, his 2nd Kickoff Show Match, & 1st Kickoff Show Match since 2014.

Jey Uso (1-0-0)

  1. With Jimmy Uso as WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos defeated The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper & Erick Rowan) in a 2 Out of 3 Falls Match (7/20/14)

Jimmy Uso (1-0-0)

  1. With Jimmy Uso as WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos defeated The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper & Erick Rowan) in a 2 Out of 3 Falls Match (7/20/14)

Tyler Breeze (0-0-0)

This will be Breeze’s Battleground debut

Fandango (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Adam Rose in a Kick Off Show Match prior to the PPV (7/20/14)
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