Welcome to the WWE Battleground 2017 pay-per-view results. The latest event arrives on Sunday, July 23rd from Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Among the matches on tonight’s card are John Cena vs. Rusev in a Flag Match, Kevin Owens vs. AJ Styles for the U.S. title, and a Women’s No. 1 contender Giveaway Elimination match. Also, Randy Orton challenges Jinder Mahal for the WWE Championship inside the Punjabi Prison Match. Here are all of the results from Sunday night’s Battleground 2017 PPV!
Aiden English defeated Tye Dillinger on the Kickoff Show.
The New Day defeated The Usos via pinfall for the WWE SmackDown tag team titles. The Usos made a tag for Jey Uso to hit the Samoan Splash off the corner on Kofi. Kingston kicked out of it to the surprise of the Usos and the crowd. They set up for splashes from opposite sides of the ring. Big E rushed over to disrupt one of the Usos causing him to fall to the outside. The other Uso jumped and Kofi rolled out of the way. He tagged in Woods. Kofi hit Trouble in Paradise and then Woods did a flying elbow drop from the side ropes to get the pinfall win.
Shinsuke Nakamura defeated Baron Corbin due to disqualification. Late in the match, Nakamura connected on one kick to take down Corbin. As he knelt down on the mat, Shinsuke came back with a leg strike to the back of his head. Corbin was down on the mat, but Nakamura wanted to hit his knee strike finisher. Corbin wouldn’t get up, so Nakamura tried to stand him up. As he stood him up, Corbin back kicked Nakamura in the groin and the ref called for the bell. Post-match, Corbin left the ring and got his MITB briefcase. He started up the ramp, then stopped. Corbin went back into the ring to bash the briefcase on Shinsuke’s head to put him down.
Natalya won the Fiveway Elimination Women’s No. 1 contender match. WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi joined on commentary to watch. Several times, Tamina rushed in to save Lana from Becky’s Disarmher. At one point, Lana fell to the outside after Tamina saved her. Becky caught Tamina with a move. The first elimination came when Tamina was eliminated by Becky’s Disarmer. Lana eliminated right after by Disarmher. Late in the match, it came down to Charlotte vs. Natalya. Charlotte went for the Reverse Moonsault off the corner but Nattie got both knees up on it. Moments later, Natalya grabbed Charlotte with a schoolboy to hit the back of her head against the bottom turnbuckle. Moments later, she grabbed a pinfall for the final elimination to win the match. Post-match, Naomi got in the ring to offer a handshake of congrats to Nattie but Natalya looked at her for a bit and then walked out of the ring.
Kevin Owens defeated AJ Styles via pinfall for the U.S. Championship. The close had a shaky finish as Owens ended up tossing Styles and he knocked out the referee. Styles and Owens kept up the fight with Styles gaining control and putting the Calf Crusher onto Owens. Owens didn’t tap out of the hold. The ref continued to recover. Owens put a Crossface on Styles, but AJ managed to break the hold and put Owens into a Crossface of his own. Owens countered the move by rolling over, causing Styles’ shoulders to be on the mat. The ref was recovered and counted to three, giving Owens a pinfall win.
John Cena defeated Rusev in a Flag Match. At one point, each of the two stars was able to retrieve their flags, but they would stop one another from getting up the ramp. During another spot, Rusev performed a backdrop to slam Cena onto the stage. Next, Rusev set up two tables right near the steps where Cena had to put the American Flag. Cena battled back and managed to get the American Flag farther up the ramp, but Rusev stopped him from putting it into the holder by hitting the holder onto Cena. Later, Rusev put The Accolade on Cena up on the stage to put him down. He went and retrieved the Bulgarian flag near ringside and brought it up the steps towards his holder. Cena got up near the steps and blocked him at the last moment. Cena hoisted Rusev up for an AA but the Bulgarian Brute blocked him and then hit a Superkick on the stage. Moments later, Cena managed to recover again and this time grabbed Rusev for an AA from off the U.S. steps to the flag holder. He smashed Rusev through the two tables he’d set up earlier. From there, Cena grabbed the U.S. flag and put it into its holder to win the match.
The Fashion X Files – Breezeango worked on the case against who crashed their office and destroyed Fandango’s toy riding stuffed horse head. Fandango and Tyler Breeze were in their office dressed as Scully and Mulder. They felt they were close to solving the case. Suddenly, The Ascension showed up and confessed to the attacks. They said it was them the whole time but Fandango said it was impossible because they weren’t even at the show last week. He accused them of being at the Eddie Money show with two tickets to paradise. They dismissed Ascension. Moments later, the lights went out and some noises were heard. Fandango turned on a flashlight to look around and saw Breeze had been knocked to the ground. Moments later, someone hit Fandango and the light hit the ground. The camera showed Breeze and Fandango both knocked out. After a few moments, someone dragged Fandango from the room. A “To Be Continued” was shown on the screen.
Sami Zayn defeated Mike Kanellis via pinfall. Zayn connected on a Helluva Kick in the corner of the ring to put down Kanellis for the pin. Post-match, Maria checked on her husband as Zayn celebrated the win.
Jinder Mahal defeated Randy Orton in a Punjabi Prison match to retain the WWE World Championship. The ring announcer explained that the only way to win the match would be to escape the inner cage with four doors and the outer cage with no doors before your opponent. The inner doors would be attended by referees and would be held open for 60 seconds. They would shut forever if nobody could get through in that time. Both competitors were introduced and the ref called for the bell to start the match.
The two superstars battled inside the ring for quite some time. Three of the doors ended up being closed for good. The fourth was raised and the 60-second countdown began. Jinder went for his move on Orton but Randy surprised him with the RKO. The Singh Brothers appeared from underneath the ring near the fourth door and pulled Mahal to the outside. Orton recovered and tried to make it through the door but was too late as it was closed for good. On the outside, The Singh Brothers helped Mahal get to his feet. Meanwhile, Orton had to climb from inside the locked cage and over it. Mahal was nearing the top of the other outer cage. Orton managed to jump over to that outer cage and battled with Jinder. Orton fought off Jinder and he dropped to the floor. However, The Singh Brothers climbed up and each grabbed one of Orton’s legs to pull him off the wall to the ground. They gave Orton the beatdown to help out Mahal.
Mahal was nearing the top of the other outer cage. Orton managed to jump over to that outer cage and battled with Jinder. Orton fought off Jinder and he dropped to the floor. However, The Singh Brothers climbed up and each grabbed one of Orton’s legs to pull him off the wall to the ground. They gave Orton the beatdown to help out Mahal.
Later on in the match, Orton took control after using a Kendo Stick against Jinder. Orton made the climb up the wall, but one of the Singh Brothers climbed out through one of the prison wall holes. He climbed up the other side of the outer wall and grabbed Orton through the prison to keep him from moving up. Orton fought back, punching at him several times. Eventually, a final punch dropped the Singh brother off the wall and he crashed down through one of the announcers’ tables. Jinder and Orton fought on the outside with Orton eventually able to hit his draping DDT with one of Jinder’s legs stuck in the cage wall.
Orton managed to knock Mahal down to the floor. With Jinder down, Orton made the climb up the wall and looked like he was ready to get the win. Suddenly, Jinder’s music started to play again. Orton looked surprised by it. As he looked up the stage he saw The Great Khali emerge from backstage and come walking down the ramp. Khali got to the outer cage wall and began to shake it with Orton on it. Orton started to descend the inner part of the wall. Khali grabbed him through the cage with both hands to start choking out Orton. As he was doing so, Jinder had got back up and climbed up the inner cage wall. He got over the other side and started to climb down. He paused to look at Orton and smirked before finishing his descent to the floor. The bell rang and Jinder was announced as winner.
Post-match, Orton recovered from the chokehold inside the cage on the floor. On the ramp, Khali held up Jinder’s arm with the belt several times to celebrate as Battleground went off the air.