Home » WWE News » *Spoiler* New Match To Be Announced For WWE Battleground – Updated PPV Lineup

According to the Pro Wrestling Torch, a new match will be announced for Sunday’s WWE Battleground pay-per-view event during tonight’s episode of SmackDown (which has already aired in Australia). This Sunday, Kofi Kingston will take on Bray Wyatt.

An angle setting up the match took place on Monday’s Raw, as Wyatt and his henchmen interrupted Kingston’s victory celebration over Fandango, prompting the four-time Intercontinental Champion to seize a steel chair.

The updated line-up for Sunday’s pay-per-view event taking place in Buffalo, New York at the First Niagara Center is as follows:

* Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton (WWE Championship Match)

* World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio vs. Rob Van Dam (Battleground Hardcore Rules Match for the World Heavyweight Championship)

* CM Punk vs. Ryback

* WWE Divas Champion AJ Lee vs. Brie Bella (WWE Divas Championship Match)

* Cody Rhodes and Goldust vs. WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns

* WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel vs. R-Truth (WWE Intercontinental Championship Match)

* Kofi Kingston vs. Bray Wyatt

* Dolph Ziggler vs. Damien Sandow (Kickoff Match)

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    Whatever i’m already bored of Orton as WWE champion, same goes for Alboreto Del Rio please give us some decent Champions for once WWE!

    We haven’t had a decent WWE Champion in forever, now days its all Cena this or Orton that

  • millerj265

    So Kofi beats Curtis 2 times in a row in the weeks leading to NOC and there ic title match is a unannounced addition to the card, but r-truth beats him 6 days before the ppv (with help from cm punk mind you) and he gets a pre announced title shot at Battleground? wwe booking for ya right there, just going to show how little thought is given to the undercard talent in advance. And I know Vince doesn’t think the undercard or there titles draw ratings or ppv buys, but I would bet you anything that if there were two or three big time undercard rivalries either heading into there blow off match at Battleground or just starting to take off that the buy rate for this ppv which is estimated to be a historically low ppv buy, would make a much larger profit then its going to, and that’s the value of the undercard because with so many ppvs a yr and with so few main event guys, there storyline cant always be compelling going into every ppv, its not possible. Sometimes a big main event feud is just stating out, or its in the middle of a much longer drawn out storyline and the fans know that there match on this ppv is just a match to enhance the story and bring it to its nxt and more exciting faze. Or the main event feud is just boring and the storyline was a dud or the storyline has been going on to long and the fans interest is waning. Point is those are the ppvs that the mid card can help and can carry to still decent ppv buys, because for one there are a lot more mid carders then main eventers, so the potential match up and feuds are much more abundant, and two I don’t know if the wwe has forgotten this but the fans can and have been interested in what there superstars who aren’t in the main event are doing and having fans favorite mid card guys in meaningful compelling storylines will just add to there desire to purchase a ppv to not only see the main event feud but to also see the guys who they want to see as future main eventers square off in epic encounters. I mean my god just imagine the state the wwe would have been in by 98 and 99 if they felt that way about the mid card then. There nvr would have been the epic 97 mankind-HHH feud that helped catapult both men closer to the main event, there nvr would have been the Rock-Austin feud over the ic title which cemented the fact that one Austin was ready to be “The” guy in the wwe and it also cemented that the Rock was going to be a big time player in the wwe in the future. And the list goes on and on, and without those mid card rivalries and the importance placed on those mid card titles, the future of the wwe might not of been so bright once 98 and 99 rolled around, and without a wcw to put them in outright jeopardy like they were in 96-98, this lack of care for the mid card could seriously damage them in the long run and cause a ripple effect that sees even lower ppv buys, because without a focus on the mid card and the up and coming talent on the roster, the main event scene is just going to get smaller and smaller, and weaker and weaker then it is even now because there not letting the mid card go out there an shine and show that they can carry the ball and that they can be main eventers, there not letting them prove it to the fans who at this point have no reason to care or believe in 95% of the mid card, and there not letting them prove it to the head guys running the wwe, i.e. Vince and to a lesser degree HHH.

  • millerj265

    I agree with your top 2 matches, but RVD vs ADR at NOC was a dud so to me they need to go out there and steal the show for me to go out and say there a guaranteed decent match. And with RVD possibly either taking time off or leaving for good I hope he’s of the mind set that he wants to leave a very lasting impression in the wwe and leave the fans with a memorable RVD match if this is to be his last match for 90 days or perhaps his swan song in the wwe. Will it be a Shawn Michaels type final match where he can look back and go see that’s how good I was all the way to the very end, no I don’t think so, but man if it is his final match I hope he at least goes in with the drive and the intentions of having a match like that, whether its in the realm of possibility or not I really hope that’s what he try’s to do.

  • Johhny

    looking forward to seeing goldust,but that wont make me order it,other then that i can see rvd winning and sandow cashing in

  • JohnCena33

    WOW guess you misread it

    Orton vs Bryan
    Rhodes vs Shield
    Del Rio vs Van Dam

  • StocktonJoe

    Not a decent match on the card as shown.

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