WWE Battleground ended without a conclusion to the pay-per-view’s final match for the second time in three years, likely setting up the main event of SummerSlam 2015. The Undertaker returned to finally get his revenge on Brock Lesnar, attacking him during his WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match with Seth Rollins.
Because of The Undertaker’s interference, the PPV ended with no titles changing hands. While the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, United States Championship and Tag Team Championship were defended, the Divas Championship and Intercontinental Title were not put on the line.
The PPV featured a big return, but a few of the biggest superstars on the roster didn’t make an appearance on Sunday. Dean Ambrose didn’t have a scheduled match, and an injury didn’t allow Ryback to defend his IC Title. Kane, Dolph Ziggler, Rusev and Cesaro also didn’t participate in the PPV.
There were seven matches on the WWE Battleground 2015 card, including the pre-show. Below are the complete results for the PPV, as well as a recap of each match.
Seth Rollins vs. Brock Lesnar (WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match)
A bell was never rung to signify the end of the match, as both the referee and Rollins were nowhere to be found when The Undertaker returned. Lesnar looked to be on his way to regaining the championship, punishing Rollins with supplex after supplex. After hitting Rollins with an F5 and going for the pin, the lights went out and the gong hit. The Undertaker delivered a chokeslam and two Tombstone Piledrivers to Lesnar before leaving the ring.
Winner: No Contest
John Cena vs. Kevin Owens (United States Championship Match)
Making his NXT debut in December, Owens was one of the most dominant forces in WWE during the first six months of his run with the company. But after Sunday’s loss to Cena, Owens has been defeated four times in the last month. Owens didn’t look weak in defeat, kicking out of every big move Cena threw at him, ultimately tapping out to the STF. Even though Cena has the 2-1 advantage, the feud might continue to SummerSlam.
Winner: John Cena
Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt
It’s looking like Reigns and Wyatt will do battle again at SummerSlam, since the heel cheated to get the win at Battleground. With Reigns standing outside of the ring, Luke Harper attacked the former Shield member, allowing Wyatt to hit his Sister Abigail finisher. A tag team match pitting Wyatt and Harper against Reigns and another wrestler could be in store for the next PPV.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
The Prime Time Players vs. The New Day (WWE Tag Team Championship Match)
The match was one of the best on the card, as the Prime Time Players were successful in their first title defense. Titus O’Neil pinned Big E after hitting his finisher.
Winner: The Prime Time Players
Brie Bella vs. Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks
The Divas match was a late addition to the card, and it ended up being one of the best matches at Battleground. The three teams that were formed on “Monday Night Raw” each picked a representative to take part in the match, and the NXT stars shined. Charlotte ended up forcing Brie to tap to her Figure 8 leg lock.
Randy Orton vs. Sheamus
Orton was the winner of a physical match, hitting an RKO to get the victory. He survived a Brogue Kick, rolling out of the ring after Sheamus hit his finisher. The loss for Sheamus continues the trend of Money in the Bank winners having difficulty winning their matches.
Winner: Randy Orton
R-Truth vs. King Barrett (Kickoff Match)
Barrett defeated R-Truth with the Bull Hammer to likely end their feud.
Winner: King Barrett