WWE Battleground Coverage: Rhodes Family vs. Shield
Oct 6, 2013 - by Michael Riba
The Rhodes Family (Cody Rhodes and Goldust) (w/Dusty Rhodes) vs. The Shield (Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins) (w/Dean Ambrose)
After brief action in the ring, there is a standoff with all six men on the outside. Back in the ring, Goldust chops Reigns against the ropes. Goldust tags in Rhodes, and they double-team Reigns for a moment before Goldust leaves the ring. Reigns takes control and takes in Rollins. Rollins kicks Rhodes to the corner and then stomps down on him. Rollins goes to the corner and tags in Reigns, who continues to keep control of the match for The Shield. Reigns beats down Rhodes for a bit and tags in Rollins. Rollins hangs Rhodes in the tree of woe in the corner and stomps away on him. Rhodes gets free and takes Rollins down with a moonsault. Rhodes tags in Goldust and Rollins tags in Reigns. Goldust takes control for his team and then goes up top. Goldust takes Reigns down with a cross-body from the top rope. Goldust goes for the cover, but Reigns kicks out at two. Reigns comes back and tosses Goldust to the outside. Back in the ring, Reigns gets Goldust in a headlock down on the mat. Goldust gets to his feet, but Reigns keeps control. Reigns tags in Rollins, who takes Goldust down. Rollins goes for the cover, but Goldust kicks out at two. Rollins gets Goldust in a headlock down on the mat. Goldust gets free, but Rollins keeps control. Goldust takes Rollins down with a power slam and gets to the corner to tag Rhodes. Rhodes delivers the Alabama Slam to Rollins and goes for the cover as Goldust takes Reigns out, but Rollins kicks out at two. Rhodes gets Rollins in the corner and drops him with a Muscle Buster and goes for the cover, but Reigns breaks it up at two. Rhodes takes Rollins down with the Disaster Kick as Ambrose tries to interfere. Dusty Rhodes decks Ambrose on the outside as Rollins takes Cody down in the ring. Goldust takes Reigns down on the outside. Rhodes connects with the Cross Rhodes on Rollins in the ring and gets the pin fall.
Winners: Cody Rhodes and Goldust.
After the match, various wrestlers and agents from the back come out and celebrate with the Rhodes Family.
We see the video hype package for the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view, which is on October 27th from Miami, Florida.
We then go to the expert Superstar Panel. The Miz marks out for seeing Dusty Rhodes’ Bionic Elbow. Titus says the show has been great so far and Tensai says he liked Antonio Cesaro’s swing on The Great Khali.
We go backstage and we see Brad Maddox and he is on the phone. Maddox tells the person on the phone that the Rhodes Family just won and Vickie Guerrero walks up. He says Triple H and Stephanie McMahon were on the phone and he needs her help to make sure the show goes according to plan. She laughs at him and says it’s all up to him.