WWE Battleground 2017 Review/Results; Worst PPV Of 2017 So Far

WWE Battleground 2017 happened and it is by far the worst PPV that the company has staged all year long. Aside from the tag-team contest, every other match suffered with poor booking, boring wrestling and questionable finishes. Not to mention the main event featured a match that was obscured from the live audience.

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The night kicked off with a meaningless match between Aiden English vs. Tye Dillinger. Ever since Dillinger debuted on Smackdown Live, he has been a complete afterthought. Aiden English won the match despite Dillinger being the better star. The match was nothing special.

The only good match of the night was the tag-team contest between The Usos and The New Day. The action was fast and there were a lot of kick-outs and false finishes. It was the only match that felt PPV worthy. In the end though, The New Day won to become the new WWE Tag-Team Champions.

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin looked good on paper, but the match itself fell flat. These two don't have any chemistry whatsoever and the finish was balls (literally). Corbin got himself disqualified for kicking Nakamura below the belt. It was the first of many stupid finishes at Battleground.

Next up was the Fatal 5 Way match to determine the number one contender for the Women's Championship. Natalya defeated Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair, Lana, and Tamina in a decent effort, but the finish again ruined things. Natalya won when Charlotte hit her head on the lower turnbuckle. Another lackluster ending to a match.

After that was Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles for the United States Championship. This could have been the match of the night, but it ended up being very boring. Owens and Styles don't have the same amount of chemistry that they have with other opponents. The conclusion was again pretty bad. Owens won by pinning Styles when he countered the crossface. Styles' shoulders looked like they were down on the mat. It's the third bad finish in a row!

John Cena vs. Rusev in a Flag Match was up next. I actually didn't mind this match, but the storytelling is weak. WWE is in a stupid phase where they feel anyone born outside of the USA is a bad guy. I didn't really care who won this match and it seemed as if I wasn't the only one. In the end though, Cena predictably won to hang the American flag high.

Sami Zayn vs. Mike Kanellis followed and it was another average match. WWE is again doing 50/50 booking so Zayn won this match after Kanellis won on Smackdown. At least Zayn won properly and this wasn't a controversial finish. It served its purpose for killing time until the main event.

The main event saw Jinder Mahal defeat Randy Orton to retain the WWE Championship inside the Punjabi Prison. This match lasted for over 27 minutes and it was a slow boring slog. The first half of the match was just the two of them holding to each others' legs to prevent escaping the first cage.

The second half picked up a little bit as they needed to climb out of the other cage. The Singh Brothers interfered and did a lot of cool bumps. One of them even crashed onto the announcer's table from the cage. In the end though, The Great Khali returned to prevent Orton from escaping. Mahal retains his title in what was a slow main event.

Overall, WWE Battleground 2017 is easily the worst show of the entire year. A combination of bad storylines, bad finishes and boring wrestling made it such a chore to watch. Hopefully WWE listens to the feedback so they don't make the same mistake again for next month's SummerSlam event.

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