The Punjabi Prison match returns to WWE for the first time in a decade and only the third time in history. Jinder Mahal will climb into the structure to put his WWE Championship on the line against Randy Orton.
The WWE Championship isn’t the only title on the line tonight. AJ Styles won the United States Championship from Kevin Owens at a live event from Madison Square Garden a couple of weeks ago. Tonight, Kevin Owens gets his rematch when he challenges AJ for the US Championship. The Tag Team Championship is also on the line tonight when The Uso’s defend against The New Day. The Uso’s escaped with the titles at Money in the Bank by taking a count out loss. Can The New Day found a way to finally capture the Smackdown Tag Team Championship?
The Smackdown Women’s Championship isn’t on the line tonight, and champion Naomi won’t be seeing action, but the women of Smackdown will be competing in a five-way elimination match where the winner will wrestle Naomi for the Women’s Championship at Summer Slam. It’s going to be Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch vs. Tamina vs. Natalya vs. Lana. Which woman will be the last woman standing?
John Cena returned to WWE on the July 4th episode of Smackdown as a free agent. His return was interrupted by Rusev, and now the two men will meet inside the ring in a Flag Match. Which superstar will be able to climb the turnbuckles and pull down his country’s flag?
At Money in the Bank, Baron Corbin tried to take out Shinsuke Nakamura. While he failed to do that, Baron Corbin did win the Money in the Bank briefcase. Tonight, Shinsuke Nakamura looks to exact some revenge on Baron Corbin.
Finally, Sami Zayn will take on Mike Kanellis in a Smackdown rematch. Can Sami find a way to put away Mike Kanellis?
Battleground begins tonight at 7pm CT on WWE Network with a kickoff show happening at 6pm CT. On the kickoff show, Tye Dillinger will be going one-on-one with Aiden English. You can watch the Kickoff Show below LIVE at 6pm.
We’ll have a review of tonight’s Battleground posted either late tonight or tomorrow. If you’re reading this before the event starts, you can check out mine and Sandman’s predictions here.