WWE Battleground Results - Match For The Vacant WWE Title, Rhodes Family In Action
AJ turns things around and sends Brie out to the floor. AJ brings it back in the ring and covers for a 2 count. AJ keeps control and works on Brie's arm now. Brie fights back and they trade holds. AJ drops Brie with an armbreaker for a 2 count. AJ screams in frustration and pushes Brie back to the mat. AJ with knees to the back on the ropes now. AJ stomps away in the corner some more before showing off. She charges in the corner and misses. Brie tries for a comeback but AJ unloads on her arm. AJ with an armbar as Nikki Bella cheers her sister on from ringside. More back and forth action. AJ shows off and skips around the ring as the crowd pops. AJ turns around to a dropkick from Brie. Brie with a roll up. Brie with a clothesline and another dropkick, and another. Brie with a backbreaker over her knee for another 2 count. We see Tamina attacking Nikki at ringside. She shoves Nikki face first into the apron. This distracts Brie. Brie goes to save her sister but AJ rolls her up from behind for the win.
Winner: AJ Lee
- After the match, The Bellas check on each other as AJ and Tamina leave together. We go to replays.
- We get a recap video for the Rhodes family storyline.
- Renee Young is backstage with Cody Rhodes, Dusty Rhodes and Goldust. Dusty talks about family and being together. He says no matter what happens, they will leave Buffalo with their heads held high. Goldust says tonight, they will expose the Hounds of Justice for what they are - the authority's puppets. Cody puts over his dad and brother. He says there is no length he won't go to protect his family's future. Cody says tonight, they fight for their lives and their family.
We go to the ring and our first comes The Shield. WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns head to the ring with United States Champion Dean Ambrose. Out next comes Cody Rhodes and Goldust with their father Dusty, to his theme song. If Team Rhodes wins this one, Cody gets his job back with WWE and Dusty gets to keep his NXT job. If they lose, they're gone from WWE for good.
Cody starts things out with Rollins. Cody ducks and goes to work on Rollins, taking him to the corner. Reigns comes in and gets sent to the corner where Goldust gets some shots in. Goldust tags in and they double team Reigns but Rollins pulls him to safety. The Shield discuss strategy at ringside now. They walk towards Dusty at ringside and we get a 3 on 3 staredown. Goldust hits the ring and waits on Reigns. They go at it and trade shots. Goldust runs over Reigns and tags in Cody for a little double teaming. Rollins tags in and keeps Cody down in The Shield's corner.
Rhodes turns it around and takes Rollins to another corner for a beatdown. Rollins ducks a clothesline and sends Cody into the turnbuckle. Reigns comes in and runs over Cody with a shoulder. Reigns with a 2 count. Rollins comes in off the top with some double teaming as they keep Cody in their corner again. Cody looks to fight them both off but Rollins takes him to the top. A "we want Goldust" chant starts up. Cody fights Rollins and Reigns off. He nails a big moonsault on Rollins. Goldust and Reigns come in on tags. Goldust unloads and hits the big right hand. Goldust with an atomic drop and a kick to the face. Goldust mounts Reigns with right hands in the corner now. Reigns misses a splash in the corner. Goldust goes to the top and hits a big crossbody for a 2 count.
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