2017 WWE Battleground will surely be remembered! For one, the Great Khali returned at 44 years old, 10 years after winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Khali returned to help his former escort Jinder Mahal retain his WWE Championship in a Punjabi Prison match against Randy Orton. The Punjabi Prison was brought back at the request of Mahal, who is a Punjab native. Although Mahal kept his championship, WWE 2017 Battleground featured two other title changes.
There are new Tag Team Champions. The New Day defeated the Usos by pinfall to claim the gold. Many believe this match was the best fight of the night. Big-E did not compete, so it was up to Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods to win the title at WWE 2017 Battleground.
Shinsuke Nakamura overcame Brian Corbin by disqualification. According to CBS Sports, “The two superstars did their best to make up for a lack of chemistry and collective athleticism with a stiff match that ended abruptly.” After the match ended, Corbin returned to WWE 2017 Battleground ring to attack Nakumura with the Bank briefcase he won.
Natalya defeated Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Lana and Tamina Snuka in a Fatal 5-Way Elimination match to be named the No.1 contender for the WWE Women’s Championship. The final two women were Natalya and Flair. These two had a previously brewing rivalry, which made the match even more entertaining at WWE 2017 Battleground!
Kevin Owens defeated AJ Styles to become the new United States Champion. The pay-per-view was already filled with upsets, Which continued when Owens overcame Styles to amaze the fans at WWE 2017 Battleground and claim his third U.S. Championship.
Mike Kanellis lost his first pay-per-view match to Sami Zayn at WWE 2017 Battleground. Zayn has not won many high profile fights but this match ended with him covering Kanellis for the pinfall.
WWE 2017 Battleground was on July 23, 2017 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The featured theme song for was “Whatever It Takes” by Imagine Dragons. The English version of WWE 2017 Battleground was commentated by Tom Phillips, Bryan Saxton, and former WWE professional wrestler John “Bradshaw” Layfield.
Written by Tyreese Butler
Edited by Jeanette Smith
CBS Sports: 2017 WWE Battleground results, recap, grades: Two title changes and a big return
Bleacher Report: WWE Battleground 2017 Results: Worst Booking Decisions from SmackDown PPV
WWE: WWE Battleground 2017 results: The Great Khali returns to unleash pain inside Punjabi Prison
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