According to a July 20 post from Bleacher Report, the results are in from the WWE Battleground pay-per-view spectacular that went down at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Fla. WWE Battleground, which was headlined with a Fatal 4-Way match for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, aired July 20 on the WWE Network and also on pay-per-view. John Cena put his title on the line, and Bray Wyatt took on Chris Jericho.
However, WWE Battleground got off to a rollicking start with a stacked preliminary card. The event opened with a kickoff show that featured a bout between Fandango and Adam Rose, plus a match pitting Naomi against Cameron. The Fandango vs. Rose and Naomi vs. Cameron bouts aired exclusively on the WWE Network, prior to the bouts that will be televised on pay-per-view later this evening. Both were entertaining affairs, as Fandango pranced and danced his way to the ring as Rose was escorted out by his party of rosebuds.
The feud between Fandango and Rose stemmed from Summer Rae and Layla teaming together to help out the party animal. Rae and Layla are now a tag-team, and they recently decided to align themselves with Rose. Both Fandango and Rose had been toiling in mid-card obscurity, so it was a key bout as far as impressing WWE higher-ups. Rose would ultimately notch the victory in a short match that didn't even last 10 minutes.
Rose continues to climb the ladder, while Fandango might not have many more chances at appearing on pay-per-view. Fandango's theme song has gotten over with WWE fans, but he's never considered an A-plus talent as far as wrestling skills go. Once the WWE Battleground pay-per-view starts, Jack Swagger opens the night with a bout against Rusev. In what is expected to be a squash match, Swagger looks to win one for America while Rusev tries to notch a victory for Mother Russia. Rusev is being hyped as the next great heel in the WWE, so chances are he'll beat Swagger easily.
Elsewhere on the WWE Battleground card, Dean Ambrose takes on Seth Rollins in one of the hottest angles the promotion has going right now. Ambrose is still fuming over Rollins' recent heel turn, so he's looking to get some payback on him at WWE Battleground. As most WWE fans know by now, Rollins famously smashed Roman Reigns with a steel chair to break up The Shield tag-team. He then aligned himself with The Authority, thus turning heel.
It's also widely expected that Sting will be making his WWE debut at the WWE Battleground event, although the promotion has tried to keep his appearance under wraps. Sting, the most popular wrestler to have never competed under the WWE banner, recently signed his name on the dotted line to work for the promotion. Sting hasn't yet competed inside the WWE ring, but he did make a cameo on the WWE Network.