In the event that WWE Battleground 2017 was a warm-up for SummerSlam, it was an incredible lukewarm one now and again.
The jingoistic storylines from Sunday's compensation per-see generally struggled. John Cena and Rusev conflicted in a Flag coordinate that felt like it continued for quite a long time. Jinder Mahal outlived Randy Orton in a fight inside the Punjabi Prison that couldn't conquer its convoluted contrivance.
WWE Battleground 2017
Be that as it may, where those enormous sessions came up short, The New Day's chase for the SmackDown Tag Team Championship excited.
Also, the occasion in Philadelphia had a decent measure of activity to enjoy. Poor endings frequently hurt those matches, however. An exclusion complete and a much too early title change couldn't coordinate the enthusiastic peak of The New Day versus The Usos in the opener.
The Usos vs. The New Day (SmackDown Tag Team Championship)
Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods began solid, however, some foot rear area guile gave The Usos the preferred standpoint. The champs backed the pace off and battered Woods in their corner.
In the long run, Kingston charged in however soon got himself shaky, also.
The Usos kept the weight on. The New Day, however, demonstrated heart to fight off the triumph. Woods hit an immense jumping elbow drop to secure the titleholders after a missed sprinkle.
Result: The New Day wins to end up SmackDown label champs.
Fatal 5-Way Elimination No. 1 Contender's Match
Becky Lynch vs Charlotte Flair vs Lana vs Natalya vs Tamina
Naomi sat in at editorial to see who might confront her at SummerSlam for the SmackDown Women's Championship.
Tumult denoted the early piece of the match. Lana clubbed her adversaries outwardly. The Ravishing Russian and Tamina at that point collaborated on Flair.
Lynch removed Tamina with a Dis-Arm-Her. Seconds after the fact, she constrained Lana to submit, as well.
At the point when just Natalya and Flair remained, The Hart Dungeon Diva countered a moon-sault and stuck The Queen. Natalya and Naomi gazed each other down before the foot sole area ventured away.
Result: Natalya is the last Superstar remaining to wind up noticeably No. 1 contender.
AJ Styles vs. Kevin Owens (United States Championship)
AJ Styles and Kevin Owens adhered to tangle wrestling in the opening minutes. A dropkick sent KO to the outside where the adversaries transformed things into a slugfest.
That is the place Owens flourished, crushing the champion into the canvas.
The Phenomenal One fought back with high-affect signature moves. KO, however, stayed in charge for a significant part of the challenge.
Owens tossed Styles into the arbitrator, leaving the authority entranced. The ref recouped in the nick of time to see Owens sticking Styles for the number of three.
Result: Owens wins by means of pinfall to recover the U.S. title.
John Cena vs. Rusev (Flag Match)
Rusev squandered no time in going for the banner. He nailed Cena with one shot to the gut and hoped to win this thing early.
The match at that point took a crushing pace as the two opponents slugged it out.
The Bulgarian Brute figured out how to wear out Cena. He recovered the Bulgarian banner, yet Cena thumped it out of his hands.
A shot to the ring steps didn't cut Rusev down sufficiently long for Cena to win. The two warriors combat on the on-ramp.
Cena kept Rusev from planting his banner and hit an Attitude Adjustment on the Old Glory-decorated platform to guarantee himself a win.
Result: Cena wins by planting the U.S. flag.
Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton (Punjabi Prison; WWE Championship)
The Singh Brothers declared they wouldn't be at ringside; Mahal needed to go only it against Orton.
The Viper started forcefully. He and Mahal soon rushed to get away from the open entryway, however, couldn't move beyond each other before the officials bolted it.
Mahal concentrated on Orton's arm as the two men exchanged blows.
The Singh Brothers developed and hauled out Mahal similarly as one of the entryways bolted. That left Orton inside the inward structure.
A race to escape resulted, one where The Maharaja had the favorable position as The Singh Brothers beat down the challenge.
Orton went out of control. He had Mahal beat, however, The Great Khali turned out to keep Orton from getting away.
Result: Mahal wins by means of escape to hold the WWE Championship
Sami Zayn vs. Mike Kanellis
Sami Zayn had Mike Kanellis on edge to open the session, smacking him around.
A diversion from Maria Kanellis, however, enabled the foot sole area to assume control. Kanellis kicked and clotheslined Zayn until the point when his legs wobbled.
Maria ventured in to interfere with Zayn's rebound, however, the underdog fought on in any case. A Helluva Kick earned Zayn the win.
Result: Zayn wins by pinfall.?
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin
Shinsuke Nakamura insulted and sidestepped Baron Corbin early.
The Lone Wolf got his prey. He started to beat on Nakamura, crushing him in and outside the ring. He hoped to press the let some circulation into of the previous NXT champ.
Corbin figured out how to stop one of Nakamura's rebounds.
At the point when The King of Strong Style seemed as though he was shutting on triumph, however, Corbin hit him with a low blow. Corbin grinned as Nakamura writhed in torment.
After the chime, Corbin laid out Nakamura with End of Days.
Result: Nakamura wins through exclusion
Tye Dillinger vs. Aiden English (Pre-Show)
Aiden English warbled in the ring before the session started.
He controlled the activity right on time against Tye Dillinger. The Perfect 10 attempted to move as English remained on him.
A red hot rebound saw Dillinger move over English. That constrained the foot rear area to withdraw and regroup.
English survived various high-affect moves before scoring an unexpected triumph.
Result: English wins by means of pinfall.