New United States Champion Crowned At SmackDown Live, Rematch Next Week

  • New United States Champion Crowned At SmackDown Live, Rematch Next Week

New United States Champion Crowned At SmackDown Live, Rematch Next Week

Jinder Mahal defended his WWE Championship against Randy Orton in the main event, with their match taking place inside a modified steel cage known as the Punjabi Prison. Stop me when this sounds familiar; Jinder Mahal will continue his theme of bad-mouthing America's current negative attitude towards immigrants, which in his defense is not entirely inaccurate. WWE Champion Jinder Mahal will defend his title against Randy Orton in the punishing structure, one that's only been used twice in WWE history. The bell rang and Owens music immediately started to play. As Orton attempted to climb out of the prison, Khali came down the ramp and shook the cage after which Orton lost his balance. Mahal is a beatable Champion but he has two lackeys who will go through hell for him, and a giant to be the muscle. The question now becomes where do we go from here?

For Mahal to do that, he has to be freed from this feud with Randy Orton. Plus, based on the reaction in Phiadelphia, people are exhausted of this feud. Jinder uses the Khallis and pins Orton clean. With unwelcomed surprise returns, a lack of high-quality matches and some odd finishes, Battleground won't be going into the history books for any positive reasons. The first one is Men tag team Championship match. Now, that would involve seeing Khali in a match, which most people don't want to see, but that would be a simple solution.

It's not hard to see why the event was reportedly not sold out days before the show; fans could see the writing on the wall. Owens then shot some words back at McMahon, potentially setting up a feud or match between the two. We have a man who, at Battleground, literally triumphed with the American flag.

Confrontation - Jinder Mahal, John Cena and Daniel Bryan: Without the Singh Brothers by his side, Mahal delivered his typical promo. This is the third ever Punjabi Prison Match held in 2017 WWE event Battle Ground. Battleground, including the Kickoff Show, was about four hours and fifteen minutes.

It's unclear at this point, whether or not Khali will be sticking around on Smackdown for the foreseeable future. Since the addition of Charlotte to the Smackdown roster in April, we haven't seen her full ability to be a main eventer she once was on Raw.

Ah, the flag match, a stipulation that is always going to restrict athletes from putting on their best match and is always going to be based on national pride. The two shaved years off of each other, With Rusev even putting Cena to sleep with an Accolade.

New Japan's G1 is now producing matches of incredible quality on a nightly basis, while outstanding bouts took place this weekend in Mexico and Britain.

The PPV was largely uninteresting, but that didn't include the opening match.

4 matches. One solid finish.

Although the referee counts three and then duly signals that Owens was the victor, those in attendance reported that the Phenomenal One was "visibly upset" after the cameras cut away, and spent the next few minutes remonstrating with the official. Owens reversed a crossface into a pinfall, essentially wrapping Styles up with no way to escape. It was an odd ending to the match, and probably guarantees a rematch at Summerslam.

Natalya will take on Women's Champion Naomi at SummerSlam and it'll be interesting to see how their rivalry develops. The first part of the match highlighted the teamwork between Tamina and Lana, though that was put to an end with Becky Lynch forcing both of them to tap out. AJ then tosses Kevin out of the ring before pinning Chris for the win. This may be the last chance for The New Day before a new team steps up at SummerSlam.

Mike Kanellis vs. Sami Zayn: I hope there's a good reason for Kanellis losing his second televised match with Zayn.

Whilst he won the match by disqualification after a low blow from Corbin, the post match attack left the King of Strong Style laying in a heap, looking weak.