As expected, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose will attempt to settle their differences in a match at WWE‘s Battleground PPV on Jul. 20. No special stipulations have been announced as of yet.
Many wrestling fans believe the Ambrose/Rollins rivalry is the hottest program the company has going. People were stunned and angered when Rollins turned on the Shield and broke the popular threesome apart, but none more so than Ambrose. Rollins winning the Money in the Bank contract only escalated the bad feelings between the two. In turn, Ambrose has sworn to foil each and every one of Rollins’ cash-in attempts, and thus far he’s made good on his promise.
This is a match that people want to see. Battleground was heading straight towards throwaway PPV status before the addition of Chris Jericho vs Bray Wyatt, but now that a Rollins and Ambrose fight is happening, the card is significantly stronger. The thing that’s going to hurt Battleground the most is the main event, which has John Cena defending the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Roman Reigns, Randy Orton and Kane in a fatal four-way match. Cena winning is far too predictable, plus people don’t usually shell out big bucks for four-way matches.
The real question is, why did WWE book Orton to beat Ambrose last week on Monday Night Raw? I understand you want to keep Orton strong because he’s in the title match at the PPV and is slated for a match with Reigns at SummerSlam, but there are plenty of other guys on the roster who could have lost in that spot. Ambrose needs all the help he can get and doing squeaky clean jobs for Orton might not be the best way to get him over.
Never-the-less, the issues between Rollins and Ambrose probably won’t be fully settled this Sunday. If Battleground is the sizzle, SummerSlam is the steak. All of the major angles this summer are building towards the Los Angeles show on Aug. 17, and I don’t expect this program to be treated any differently.