Oct 2, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck
Credit: Ron Jouandot and Pwinsider.com
Big Show came out and cut a promo about how he’s been doing “bad things, to good people”. They showed a video package of all the people he’s knocked out recently. Then Big Show explains that he had to do what Triple H wanted so he could save his job and his family. This brought out Triple H who (no exaggeration) says he bought the Big Show’s house so now Show owes him everything. Triple H announces that the main event will be the Shield and Orton 4 on 1 vs Show.
RVD vs. Fandango: Solid match which ends in a DQ when Summer Rae knocks RVD off the turnbuckle as he’s going for the five star frog splash. Fandango attempts to get some plunder and Ricardo distracts him allowing rvd to get the upper hand and hit the Van Terminator on Fandango (and a trash can)
Ryback vs. R-Truth: The “Big Guy” pretty much squashes Truth. Post match Curtis Axel gets some revenge on Truth from his loss on Raw. This sets up a match between Truth and Axel at “Battleground”.
Alberto Del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler: As usual, an awesome match which went about 15-20 mins and ended with Dolph tapping to the cross arm breaker after several near falls on Del Rio. These guys worked their butts off.
Brie Bella vs. Aksana: Brie tried hard but Aksana has a long way to go. Brie wins with a face plant. Post match AJ and Tamina come out. AJ says that after she beats Brie at “Battleground”, Brie can retire and go have Goat-faced babies with Daniel Bryan. Then she said that instead of slapping the baby when it’s born, the doctor will slap her for having such a hideous baby.
Los Matadores vs. 3MB: Pretty good showcase for Los Matadores. The ‘Ole’ chant is kind of getting over. Matadores win with their double back breaker finisher.
Kofi Kingston vs. Big E Langston: Kofi wins a quick match with a roll up out of nowhere. Post-match, the Wyatts come out and surround Kofi which sets up a match between Bray and Kofi at “Battleground”.
Big Show vs. Randy Orton and The Shield: Show wins by DQ after Orton uses a steel chair when Show takes control of the match and fights off all four opponents. They overwhelm him but Daniel Bryan and the Usos make the save.
Big Show came out and apologized, saying he’s been doing bad things to good people lately. They showed a video of him knocking out Bryan, Dusty Rhodes and Miz. Shwo said he did what he had to do to keep his job and keep his family from being broke. HHH came out and said that he just purchased Big Show’s house and now Show has to rent from him. The announced main event of Show vs. The Shield in a 1 on 3 match has been changed to Show vs. The Shield & Randy Orton.
Rob Van Dam b Fandango via DQ due to interference by Summer Rae. After the match, Ricardo Rodriguez helped Van Dam and they laid Fandango out with the Van Terminator.
Ryback b R-Truth. After the match, Axel attacked Truth. Axel vs. R-Truth for the IC title was announced for Battleground.
Alberto Del Rio b Dolph Ziggler with the armbar. They had a great match, going more than 15:00.
Brie Bella b Aksana with the X-factor.
A.J. Lee came out and said that after she retires Brie Bella at Battleground, she can have goat faced babies.
Los Matadores b 3MB again
Kofi Kingston b Big E Langston with a roll-up.
The Wyatts surrounded the ring. Kingston vs Bray Wyatt was made official for B Battleground.
Big Show b Orton & Shield via DQ when Orton used a chair afer Show was making a comeback. They were beating him down until the Usos and Daniel Bryan made the save.