Tonight, October 6, was the first annual Battleground pay per view, presented by WWE. Tonight’s show was held in the First Niagra Center in Buffalo, New York. Here are the results.
In the online Kickoff match that happened before the pay per view went live on the air, Dolph Ziggler pinned Damian Sandow with the Zig Zag.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel (with Paul Heyman) pinned R-Truth after hitting the Hangman’s Facebuster.
WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee (with Tamina Snuka) beat Brie Bella (with Nikki Bella). Lee rolled up Brie after Tamina distracted her.
Cody Rhodes and Goldust (with Dusty Rhodes) beat WWE Tag Team Champions The Shield (Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins) in a non-title match. Rhodes pinned Rollins after hitting the Cross Rhodes. Cody and Goldust now earned contracts with WWE once again.
Bray Wyatt (with Luke Harper & Erick Rowan) beat Kofi Kingston. Wyatt pinned Kingston after hitting Sister Abigail.
CM Punk pinned Ryback (with Paul Heyman) after hitting a low blow while the referee was distracted by Heyman.
Daniel Bryan versus Randy Orton for the vacant WWE Championship ended in a no contest. Bryan locked Orton in the No Lock but The Big Show came out and pulled the referee out of the ring before Orton could tap out. Bryan confronted Show, which caused Show to knock Bryan out. WWE RAW General Manager Brad Maddox then sent out referee Scott Armstrong to make the pinfall. Big Show then pulled Armstrong out of the ring and knocked him out too. Show then knocked out Orton as well. Big Show’s music played as both wrestlers and referees remained unconscious and the pay per view ended.