- The 2014 WWE Battleground Kickoff pre-show begins with host Renee Young welcoming us as fans pile into the Tampa Bay Times Forum. She is live from the arena and is joined by Booker T, Alex Riley and Christian. We see Jerry Lawler, JBL and Michael Cole making their way out to ringside. Renee plugs Cameron vs. Naomi on tonight's pre-show. Booker says what he really wants to see is tonight's Fatal 4 Way main event and they discuss that match next. Riley points out John Cena has a 75% chance of losing the title. We go to the announcers for our first match. JBL predicts Randy Orton will win the main event, Jerry Lawler goes with John Cena and Cole agrees.
Fandango vs. Adam Rose
Cole informs us Rose is celebrating a birthday today. Fandango strikes first and beats Rose down in the corner. Fandango with a 2 count. Summer and Layla lead a parade of Rosebuds around the ring as they hum Rose's theme song. Fandango confronts them and Layla smacks him. Summer smacks him next. Rose brings Fandango back in the ring and runs over him. Rose with a big spinebuster and a right hand in the corner. Rose nails the Party Foul for the quick win.
Winner: Adam Rose
- After the match, Rose dances away with the Rosebuds, Summer and Layla. They each give him a kiss on the cheek as we go to replays. They party some more as Fandango looks on from the ring. We go to promos.