WWE Battleground Results - Match For The Vacant WWE Title, Rhodes Family In Action
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- We go to Renee Young, who plus social media and a power couple poll on WWE's website.
- Mathews talks to Ryback and Paul Heyman, who are backstage. Heyman calls CM Punk a serial bully, a serial stalker. He says Punk and his fans are trying to bully his big, bad, beautiful Ryback. He says Ryback will stop Punk tonight.
We go to the ring and Lilian Garcia handles introductions. Damien Sandow comes out with his Money in the Bank briefcase and cuts a promo. Sandow says he will decimate Dolph Ziggler. Sandow promises when he does cash in, he will be the kind of champion we can model our life after. Sandow teases cashing in tonight. Out next comes Dolph Ziggler.
They lock up and go at it to start the match. We take a commercial after a few minutes in. Lots of back and forth action with pin attempts. Sandow takes control and puts knees to Ziggler's back after a big clothesline. Sandow keeps Ziggler grounded on the mat now.
Ziggler comes with a pin attempt but Sandow turns it back around. Sandow nails the Elbow of Disdain for another 2 count. Ziggler fights back but Sandow stops him. Sandow comes off the top but Ziggler dropkicks him in mid-air. Ziggler makes a big comeback and mounts Sandow with right hands in the corner. Ziggler with a neckbreaker. He misses the big leg drop and Sandow drops him. More pin attempts by Sandow. Ziggler gets a close pin attempt in. Sandow blocks the sleeper and Ziggler misses a splash in the corner. 2 count by Sandow. Sandow drops a big knee. The end comes when Sandow sells a knee injury and Ziggler hits the Zig Zag for the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler
- We get hype for the Rhodes Family storyline.
- The 2013 WWE Battleground pay-per-view kicks off with a promo video for tonight's matches.
We go right to the ring and out first comes Rob Van Dam with Ricardo Rodriguez. World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio is out next.
We get official introductions from Lilian Garcia before the match. Ricardo handles the intro for RVD. Del Rio insists Lilian introduce him in Spanish. Del Rio strikes first and beats RVD down to the mat. Del Rio with a suplex and a 2 count. The announcers talk about Sandow injuring his knee during the pre-show. Del Rio goes under the ring but RVD baseball slides and kicks him into the barrier. RVD follows and works Del Rio over on the floor. RVD with a moonsault off the barrier. RVD brings it back in the ring and grabs a steel chair. Del Rio blocks him. RVD springboards in with a DDT and drops Del Rio on the chair for a 2 count.
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