WWE Battleground: Dolph Ziggler Vs. Damien Sandow (Kickoff Pre-show)

WWE Battleground: Dolph Ziggler Vs. Damien Sandow (Kickoff Pre-show) Photo: Nicole (@nicole_rose_54)
- The 2013 WWE Battleground Kickoff pre-show starts with Josh Mathews, Tensai, The Miz and Titus O'Neil talking about tonight's card.

- 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 Michael Cole, JBL and Jerry Lawler at ringside. Apparently the World Heavyweight Title match will open tonight's pay-per-view.

Damien Sandow vs. Dolph Ziggler

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.

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