WWE Battleground: Rusev Vs. Jack Swagger

- We get a SummerSlam promo and the announcers plug the event.

- They air a video to hype tonight's main event. Randy Orton walks up on Kane backstage. Orton apologizes for what happened on RAW but Kane says the devil doesn't apologize. Orton says they need to ensure Roman Reigns or John Cena don't leave with the titles tonight. Kane promises the winner of the match is standing right here and walks off.

- We go back to the panel. They give their predictions for tonight's main event again. Renee leads us to a replay from the détente with Rusev, Lana, Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter on RAW.

Rusev vs. Jack Swagger

We go to the ring and out comes Lana and Rusev. Lana takes the mic and a big USA chant starts. Rusev rants and Lana tells the fans to shut up. She says Americans should be insulted and afraid. We should be ashamed. She says we are leaderless and says they call our President a wuss. She says unlike their leader, Vladimir Putin. We see his face on the big screen. Lana says Putin is a man that takes responsibility and stands up for what he believes in and isn't afraid to speak the truth. A "Putin sucks" chant tries to start up. Lana says Putin will crush us all and Rusev will crush Jack Swagger. The music hits and Swagger makes his way out with Zeb Colter to a big pop. Swagger is waving an American flag.

Zeb says we've heard of Natasha and she slaps him. Rusev attacks Swagger and they go at it. Swagger gets the upperhand and sends Rusev over the top rope. We finally get the bell and Swagger stops Rusev from rushing in. Rusev goes back to the floor as fans continue to chant USA. Rusev comes in and kicks Swagger, going to work on him. Rusev takes Swagger to the corner but he fights out. Rusev misses a charge in the corner. Swagger goes for the Patriot Lock again but Rusev goes back to the floor.

Swagger brings it back in and works Rusev over in the corner. Rusev fires right back and runs over Swagger. Rusev with a big overhead throw. Rusev keeps Swagger grounded and continues to work him over now. Swagger breaks free but Rusev works him over with kicks in the corner. Rusev with a big kick to the head to knock Swagger down. Cole informs us that Dean Ambrose will not be returning tonight. Swagger blocks a kick and fights back. Rusev backdrops him over the top and Swagger lands hard on the floor.

Rusev keeps Swagger off the apron. Zeb gives Swagger a pep talk and he runs back in. Swagger makes a comeback and hits a big knee in the corner. Swagger with a big boot. Swagger nails a Swagger Bomb for a 2 count. Rusev fights back with big shots to the head. Swagger counters a move and slams Rusev for a 2 count. More back and forth. Rusev nails a big kick to the face. Swagger manages to get the Patriot Lock applied. Rusev reaches for the bottom rope but Swagger pulls him back. Rusev crawls back to the bottom rope and breaks the hold. Rusev falls out to the floor.

Swagger attacks on the floor and applies the Patriot Lock. Rusev counters and pulls Swagger head first into the ring post. Rusev makes it back in at the 9 count and Swagger gets counted out.

Winner by Count Out: Rusev

- After the match, Lana comes in the ring to pose with Rusev as the Russian flag drops down. Officials check on Swagger outside of the ring as Rusev celebrates and we go to replays. Lana tells Rusev to crush and he goes to the floor. Rusev lifts Swagger and rolls him in the ring. Rusev stomps on Swagger's back and applies The Accolade. Referees come in to break it as Zeb looks on. Rusev keeps it locked until Lana tells him to break it. Rusev yells some more and limps to the back.


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