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BATTLEGROUND PPV RESULTS 10/6 (Hour 2): Rhodes Bros. vs. The Shield in a big tag match

Oct 6, 2013 - 9:50:30 PM
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WWE Battleground PPV Results
October 6, 2013
Buffalo, N.Y.
Report by James Caldwell (@JCTorch), PWTorch assistant editor


Second Hour PPV Results

A long video package on the Rhodes vs. McMahon Family issues opened the second hour setting up one of the top matches for the PPV.

Backstage: Renee Young was standing by with Cody, Dusty, and Goldust. Goldust was sporting his "alternative uniform" black & yellow gold outfit and facepaint that appeared to draw from his Black Reign run in TNA. Dusty spoke, then Goldust spoke, then Cody downplayed himself as being lucky if he had half of Dusty's charisma and half of Goldust's in-ring ability, but he has the sparkplug from a Cuban mother. Cody then channeled Dusty's way of talking that tonight they fight for their families.

In-ring: The Shield's music played to bring out tag champs Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns, joined by U.S. champion Dean Ambrose. On commentary, Cole stacked the deck against Rhodes, stressing that Shield has Ambrose ringside and Cody & Dusty have a 67-year-old grandfather in their corner. (Cole called him 68, but Dusty turns 68 on the day of the Cotton Bowl next Saturday.)

5 -- RHODES BROTHERS (CODY RHODES & GOLDUST w/Dusty Rhodes) vs. THE SHIELD (WWE tag champions SETH ROLLINS & ROMAN REIGNS w/U.S. champion Dean Ambrose) -- non-title match -- if the Rhodes Bros. win, they get their WWE jobs back; if they lose, they do not get their jobs back and Dusty Rhodes loses his NXT Developmental job

There was a six-man Buffalo Stand-off at ringside early on. Dusty pulled out his big belt to threaten The Shield, who decided to back away, regroup, and re-enter the ring. Rhodes Bros. double-teamed Reigns back in the ring, but Reigns cut off Cody and the heels began working on Cody. Cody eventually pulled out a top-rope moonsault to break free and make it to his corner.

The crowd popped for Goldust tagging in. Goldust scored with rapid-fire offense, but Shield dumped Goldust over the top rope to the floor. Goldust barely made it back into the ring before a ten-count, then Shield isolated The Natural and put a beating on him. Goldust's facepaint faded with each successive blow from Reigns and Rollins as JBL contemplated whether Goldust has ring rust. He answered JBL with a powerslam, then reached his corner to tag in Cody.

Cody entered hot with a dropkick for Rollins, a clothesline for Reigns off the ring apron, and a punt to the gut for Rollins. Cody wanted a spinning Alabama Slam and he connected. Cody covered, but Rollins escaped a pin attempt. Cody followed with a Muscle Buster out of the corner, but Reigns saved a pin attempt. This brought in Goldust, who took a punch to the heart. But, Cody smashed Reigns with a Disaster Kick. Chaos.

Suddenly, Ambrose and Dusty found themselves face-to-face ringside. Dusty pulled out his belt before popping Ambrose in the mouth with a Bionic Elbow, popping the crowd. More chaos ringside. Back in the ring, Rollins rolled up Cody, who kicked out of a pin. Cody then smashed Rollins with Cross Rhodes as the crowd exploded. Cody covered for the pin and the win.

Post-match: Big celebration in the ring for Cody and Goldust as Dusty sold tears ringside. Dusty then entered the ring to hug his sons and celebrate in the ring. Cole said the "good guys" won at Battleground tonight before WWE replayed the high points, finish, and victory hug. Another round of hugs on-stage before babyfaces and agents spilled out on-stage to celebrate. Arn Anderson, I.R.S., Dean Malenko, and Finlay were represented.

WINNERS: Rhodes Bros. at 13:55. The crowd was ready to explode for a babyface victory and the match delivered as advertised. Now, will Triple H and Stephanie McMahon make life miserable for Cody and Dustin after "winning their jobs back" in WWE? (***1/4)

Vignette: R-Truth "preached" about hell to promote the Hell in a Cell PPV later this month.

All-Star Panel: Josh Mathews brought in The Miz, Titus O'Neil, and Tensai to react to events thus far.

Backstage: A distressed Raw GM Brad Maddox was on the phone. Maddox relayed some bad news that the Rhodes just won their match. But, the rest of the night will go very smoothly. Smackdown GM Vickie Guerrero then walked in and Maddox relayed news that Triple H and Stephanie McMahon have left the show and he needs her help to make sure things go smoothly tonight. "Oh, now you need my help?" Vickie asked before cackling and walking off.

In-ring: Kofi Kingston was introduced for the next match. Then, the "feed cut out" to the Wyatt Family intro video. Back in the arena, Bray Wyatt's lantern led Bray, Roman Reigns, and Luke Harper down to ringside. On commentary, Cole tried to figure out why Bray targeted Kofi this past week. Cole then referenced Kane not being seen since Summerslam after being carried away by the Wyatts.

6 -- BRAY WYATT (w/Harper and Rowan) vs. KOFI KINGSTON

Bray slowed down the pace and worked on Kofi early on. Kofi tried to come back with a springboard move, but Wyatt intercepted with a big powerslam. More slow-down as Cole filled time discussing Kofi's college education. Kingston made a comeback with palm thrusts before landing a Boom Drop. Kofi wanted Trouble in Paradise to end it, but Wyatt avoided and smashed Kofi with a running body tackle.

Wyatt wanted to end the match, as indicated by Bray hanging upside down in the corner before crawling backwards out of the corner, freaking out Kofi, who bailed from the ring. Bray tried to follow up, but Kofi ducked and Bray crashed to the floor. Kofi then flip-splashed all three Wyatts ringside. Kofi tried to end the match back in the ring, but Wyatt escaped a top-rope cross-body splash. Kofi wanted to follow with an SOS, but Wyatt spun Kofi into Sister Abigail for the pin and the win.

Post-match: Bray crawled into a corner to recover as Harper and Rowan awaited instructions. Rowan received his instructions and bodyslammed Kofi before sending him into a big clothesline from Harper. Bray then took the mic and said there is no right and no wrong. He said there will be none of "them" left because they will all fall one by one. "Follow the buzzards," Bray declared as the feed "cut out."

WINNER: Bray at 8:17. Slow, methodical match continuing Bray's mission to bigger things.

DVD Plug: Triple H's tribute to himself.

Earlier Tonight: Antonio Cesaro swung around Great Khali and scored a victory.

Video Package: C.M. Punk vs. Ryback feud, with Paul Heyman the central figure in the equation.

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