WWE Battleground

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Battleground
WWE Battlegroung Logo.png
WWE Battleground logo
Promotion(s)WWE
Brand(s)SmackDown (2017)
First eventBattleground (2013)
Last eventBattleground (2017)

WWE Battleground was a professional wrestling event produced by the WWE, a Connecticut–based promotion, and broadcast live and available through pay-per-view (PPV) and the WWE Network. The event was established in 2013, debuting in October on WWE's pay-per-view calendar. In 2014, the event moved to the July slot of WWE's pay-per-view calendar. In 2016, the event is regarded as the last PPV event featuring both superstars from Raw and SmackDown, before the newly reinstated WWE brand extension went into full effect.

With the brand extension reinstated in 2016, the pay-per-view in 2017 was a SmackDown branded event. The event was expected to return in 2018, as a Raw branded event. However, the event was taken off of WWE's PPV lineup as all events after WrestleMania 34 became dual-branded.

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SmackDown-branded event
Event Date City Venue Main event
Battleground (2013) October 6, 2013 Buffalo, New York First Niagara Center Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan for the vacant WWE Championship
Battleground (2014) July 20, 2014 Tampa, Florida Tampa Bay Times Forum John Cena (c) vs. Randy Orton vs. Kane vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Battleground (2015) July 19, 2015 St. Louis, Missouri Scottrade Center Seth Rollins (c) vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Battleground (2016) July 24, 2016 Washington, D.C. Verizon Center Dean Ambrose (c) vs. Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins for the WWE Championship
Battleground (2017) July 23, 2017 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wells Fargo Center Jinder Mahal (c) vs. Randy Orton in a Punjabi Prison match for the WWE Championship
(c) – refers to the champion(s) heading into the match

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