WWE Great Balls of Fire / Battleground 2017 Double Feature

Another month gone by and another WWE double feature with the PPV’s Great Balls of Fire and Battleground on one great value double disc pack.

Great Balls of Fire – RAW Branded Show

  1. Cruiserweight Champion Neville vs. Akira Tozawa  (Kick-Off show match)
  2. Bray Wyatt vs. Seth Rollins
  3. Big Cass vs. Enzo Amore
  4. Cesaro and Sheamus vs. Jeff and Matt Hardy for Tag Team belts in a 30 minute Iron Man match
  5. Sasha Banks vs. Alexa Bliss for Women’s title
  6. IC Champ The Miz vs. Dean Ambrose
  7. Brawn Strowman vs. Roman Reigns in an Ambulance match
  8. Heath Slater vs. Curt Hawkins
  9. Universal Champion Brock Lesnar vs. Samoa Joe

Without a doubt a very strange (and stupid) title for a PPV however with the retro style presentation this did make it rather endearing.  The matches were overall not too bad with the poor old cruiserweights relegated to the pre-show again with the pointless Slater/Hawkins bout lasting a couple of minutes and Cass/Amore not much more.  I always enjoy Strowman being a scary dude, though.

Battleground – Smackdown Branded Show

  1. Aiden English vs. Tye Dillinger (Kick-Off show match)
  2. The New Day vs. The Usos for the Tag Team Title
  3. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin
  4. Fatal 5 Way Women’s title match between Becky Lynch, Lana, Tamina, Charlotte Flair and Natalya
  5. US Championship match between Kevin Owens and AJ Styles
  6. John Cena vs. Rusev in a pointless Flag match
  7. Sami Zayn vs. Mike Kanellis
  8. WWE Champion Jinder Mahal vs. Randy Orton in a Punjabi Prison match

This one however had a couple of real stinkers, almost half an hour on the Punjabi Prison match but at least the Singh Brothers are always good value and a flag match between Cena and the most under utilised wrestler WWE have in Rusev.  A flag match?  Is this the eighties again?  Owens and Styles was pretty good as well but the girls were let down again with hardly anytime to show off their considerable skills, well Becky, Charlotte and Nattie anyway.

  • Starring Charlotte Flair  Rusev  Brawn Strowman  Cesaro  The Miz  Becky Lynch
  • Distributor WWE / Fremantle