2017 WWE BATTLEGROUND PPV 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 4 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 it is now a Smackdown Exclusive Pay-Per-View, Roman Reigns & Bray Wyatt who are Raw wrestlers will not be competing, therefore the only wrestler to compete at every Battleground PPV is Kofi Kingston.

 

No Opening Match has been announced. The only wrestlers on the card to compete in an opening match are The Usos, who last competed in an opening match in 2014, which was also the last time that the Tag Team Titles were defended in the opening match, Randy Orton, who competed in the opening match in 2015, & Charlotte Flair, who competed in the opening match in 2016.

 

 

PUNJABI PRISON MATCH FOR THE WWE CHAMPIONSHIP: RANDY ORTON VS WWE CHAMPION JINDER MAHAL

This will be the 1st ever Punjabi Prison Match at a Battleground PPV, 3rd in WWE History, & 1st since 2007. It will be the 6th WWE/World Heavyweight Championship Match at a Battleground PPV & 5th in a row since there were 2 Title Matches in 2013. The WWE/World Title has changed never changed hands at a Battleground PPV. This will be Randy Orton’s 4th Battleground PPV & 1st since 2015, his 3rd WWE or World Championship Match at a Battleground PPV & 1st since 2014, & his 3rd Main Event & 1st since 2014, making him the wrestler to compete in the most Main Events of a Battleground PPV. This is Jinder Mahal’s Battleground PPV debut.

 

Randy Orton (1-1-1)

  1. Wrestled Daniel Bryan to a No Contest for the Vacant WWE Championship (10/6/13)
  2. Lost to WWE World Heavyweight Champion John Cena along with Kane & Roman Reigns in a Fatal 4-Way Match (7/20/14)
  3. Defeated Sheamus (7/19/15)

 

Jinder Mahal (0-0-0)

This is Mahal’s Battleground debut

 

WWE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: THE NEW DAY (BIG E, KOFI KINGSTON, & XAVIER WOODS) VS WWE SMACKDOWN TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS THE USOS (JEY & JIMMY USO)

This will be the 3rd Tag Team Championship Match at a Battleground PPV & 1st since 2015. The Tag Team Titles have never changed hands at a Battleground PPV. This will be Big E’s 4th Battleground PPV in a row & 2nd Tag Team Title Match at a Battleground PPV & 1st since 2015. This will be Kofi Kingston’s 5th Battleground PPV in a row, making him the only wrestler to compete at every Battleground PPV & his 2nd Tag Title Match & 1st since 2015. This will be Xavier Woods’ 3rd Battleground PPV & 2nd in a row & his 1st Tag Title Match at a Battleground PPV. This will be the 3rd straight Battleground PPV that The New Day competed in a Tag Team Match and if Big E & Kofi Kingston team up, they will join The Usos as the only tag team to compete in multiple matches at a Battleground PPV. This will be Jey Uso’s 3rd Batttleground PPV, & 2nd in a row, but 1st match on the main show since 2014, & 2nd Tag Title Match at a Battleground PPV & 1st since 2014. This will be Jimmy Uso’s 3rd Batttleground PPV, & 2nd in a row, but 1st match on the main show since 2014, & 2nd Tag Title Match at a Battleground PPV & 1st since 2014. The Usos will be the only team to compete in 3 tag team matches at a Battleground PPV.

 

Big E (0-3-0)

  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)
  3. With Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day lost to The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan, Braun Strowman, & Bray Wyatt) in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (7/24/16)

 

Kofi Kingston (0-4-0)

  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)
  4. With Big E & Xavier Woods as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day lost to The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan, Braun Strowman, & Bray Wyatt) in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (7/24/16)

 

Xavier Woods (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 Big E & Kofi Kingston as WWE Tag Team Champions The New Day lost to The Wyatt Family (Erick Rowan, Braun Strowman, & Bray Wyatt) in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (7/24/16)

 

Jey Uso (1-1-0)

  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)
  2. With Jimmy Uso as The Usos lost to Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango) in the Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (7/24/16)

 

Jimmy Uso (1-1-0)

  1. With Jey 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)
  2. With Jey Uso as The Usos lost to Breezango (Tyler Breeze & Fandango) in the Kickoff Match prior to the PPV (7/24/16)

 

WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH: WWE UNITED STATES CHAMPION AJ STYLES VS KEVIN OWENS

This will be the 3rd United States Championship Match at a Battleground PPV & 3rd in a row. The United States Title has never changed hands at a Battleground PPV. This will be AJ Styles’ 2nd Battleground PPV in a row & 1st United States Title Match at a Battleground PPV. This will be Kevin Owens’ 3rd Battleground PPV in a row & 2nd United States Title Match & 1st since 2015.

 

AJ Styles (0-1-0)

  1. With Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows as The Club lost to Enzo Amore, Big Cass, & John Cena in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (7/24/16)

 

Kevin Owens (0-2-0)

  1. Lost to WWE United States Champion John Cena (7/19/15)
  2. Lost to Sami Zayn (7/24/16)

 

FLAG MATCH: JOHN CENA VS RUSEV

This will be the 1st Flag Match at a Battleground PPV, but 15th on TV & PPV in WWE History & 1st since Jack Swagger VS Rusev at SummerSlam on August 17, 2014. This will be John Cena’ 4th Battleground PPV in a row & 1st singles match at a Battleground PPV since 2015. This will be Rusev’s 3rd Battleground PPV & 2nd in a row.

 

John Cena (3-0-0)

  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)
  3. With Enzo Amore & Big Cass defeated The Club (Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, & AJ Styles) in a 6-Man Tag Team Match (7/24/16)

 

Rusev (2-0-0)

  1. Defeated Jack Swagger by Count Out (7/20/14)
  2. Defeated Zack Ryder to retain the WWE United States Championship (7/24/16)

 

WWE SMACKDOWN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP #1 CONTENDER’S FATAL 5-WAY ELIMINATION MATCH: CHARLOTTE FLAIR VS LANA VS BECKY LYNCH VS NATALYA VS TAMINA

This will be the 1st ever Fatal 5-Way Match at a Battleground PPV & 1st ever Elimination Match at a Battleground PPV. It will be the 1st Multi-Women Match since a Triple Threat Match in 2015. This will be Charlotte Flair’s 3rd Battleground PPV in a row & 1st Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match. It will be the 1st time that she will not be in the ring against Sasha Banks at a Battleground PPV. She will be the 1st woman to compete in 3 matches at a Battleground PPV. This will be Becky Lynch’s 2nd Battleground PPV in a row & 1st Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match. This will be Natalya’s 2nd Battleground PPV in a row & 1st Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match. This will be the 2nd year in a row that Lynch & Natalya will be opponents at a Battleground PPV. This will be Lana & Tamina’s Battleground PPV debut.

 

Charlotte Flair/Charlotte (1-1-0)

  1. (As Charlotte) Defeated NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks & Brie Bella in a Non-Title Triple Threat Match (7/19/15)
  2. With Dana Brooke lost to Sasha Banks & Bayley (7/24/16)

 

Lana (0-0-0)

This will be Lana’s Battleground debut

 

Becky Lynch (0-1-0)

  1. Lost to Natalya (7/24/16)

 

Natalya (0-1-0)

  1. Defeated Becky Lynch (7/24/16)

 

Tamina (0-0-0)

This will be Tamina’s Battleground debut

 

SHINSUKE NAKAMURA VS BARON CORBIN

This will be both Shinsuke Nakamura & Baron Corbin’s Battleground PPV debut.

 

Shinsuke Nakamura (0-0-0)

This will be Nakamura’s Battleground debut

 

Baron Corbin (0-0-0)

This will be Corbin’s Battleground debut

 

SAMI ZAYN VS MIKE KANELLIS

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

 

Sami Zayn (1-0-0)

  1. Defeated Kevin Owens (7/24/16)

 

Mike Kanellis (0-0-0)

This will be Kanellis’ Battleground debut

 

KICKOFF MATCH: TYE DILLINGER VS AIDEN ENGLISH

This will be the 6th Kickoff Match at a Battleground PPV & 5th year in a row Battleground had a Kickoff Match. This will be the 1st singles match on a Kickoff Show at a Battleground since 2015. This will be Dillinger & English’s Battleground PPV debut & 1st Kickoff Match at a Battleground PPV.

 

Tye Dillinger (0-0-0)

This will be Dilllinger’s Battleground debut

 

Aiden English (0-0-0)

This will be English’s Battleground debut

 

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