WWE Battleground 2017: Match Order Predictions

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Live from Philadelphia, PA it’s the Smackdown! Live branded pay-per-view Battleground which will also be home to the third ever Punjabi Prison Match in WWE history. While we know this will be the main event of the evening, what will ultimately be the order of the matches leading up to it?

As it stands now, Battleground is set to have have a total of eight matches on the card. There are three different special match stipulations on this card: The previously mentioned Punjabi Prison Match between the WWE Champion Jinder Mahal against Randy Orton for the WWE Championship, a Flag Match between John Cena and Rusev, and lastly a Five-Way Elimination Match to determine the No. 1 contender for the Smackdown! Live Women’s Championship at SummerSlam. The five participants will be Natalya, Becky Lynch, Lana, Tamina, and Charlotte.

Other than the WWE Championship match, there are two other championship matches: The United States Championship and the Smackdown! Live Tag Team Championships.

Outside of these matches, we will see Tye Dillinger taking on Aiden English on the kick-off show, Baron Corbin vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, and there will probably be a tag team match with Breezango after it is revealed who is trashing their office.

There are some notable superstars who will not be competing on the card: Naomi, Sami Zayn, Mike and Maria Kanellis, Chad Gable, Carmella, and Dolph Ziggler.

Let’s start with the kick-off show match.


Tye Dillinger vs. Aiden English

To be totally and completely honest, I won’t be watching this match.

I mean, does anyone actually care?

Having Dillinger kick-off the show will be a nice way to get the crowd involved, though, as they’ll be chanting “10!” all match long for pins, attacks on the ropes, count-outs while someone is out of the ring, and really, well, anything.

Dillinger will go over in the match and this will simply be a way to get the crowd going right off the bat.

I’m not even sure there is actually a storyline here. Enjoy it if you’re watching it, but I won’t be.