WWE Battleground 2016: The Results & Highlights You Need to Know

Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens

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Winner: Sami Zayn!

Highlights: Zayn ran right at Owens with a Helluva Kick, but Owens quickly rolled to the outside. The action stayed there for a bit as Owens threw Zayn into security barrier. Zayn responded by doing the same to Owens multiple times. Back in the ring, Zayn caught Owens off guard with a Jumping Calf Kick. Zayn looked to land his Spinning Tornado DDT, but Owens tripped him up and then flattened him with his Cannonball Splash into the corner. Owens made sure to stay on the offensive as he continued beating down Zayn. Owens even dropped Zayn ribs first onto the ropes with a suplex, which was then followed up with a Running Senton. Owens then locked Zayn into a tight Sleeper Hold for a lengthy amount of time.

When Zayn finally escaped, he took down Owens with a nice Michinoku Driver. Owens rolled to the outside and almost powerbombed Zayn onto the ring apron. Zayn then landed his Arabian Moonsault press onto Owens, but he landed awkwardly and hurt his shoulder. Owens began targeting his now injured limb, but Zayn fought him off when they got back into the ring with a Blue Thunder Bomb. Both men soon ended up vying for control on the top rope. Zayn pushed Owens off and looked to land a big splash, but Owens dodged underneath him and landed a Superkick to an unsuspecting Zayn. Zayn then got locked into a Crossface submission hold from Owens for a good while. Zayn fought off the hold by putting his foot on the bottom rope.

Back on his feet, Owens laid into Zayn with corner clotheslines. On his third attempt, Owens got stuck with an Exploder into the ring corner. Owens rolled out before he could catch Zayn’s finisher, though. In an insane moment, Zayn landed his Brainbuster right on the ring apron on Owens. Both Superstars managed to head back into the ring and stop the ref’s count. When they both got to their feet, a fist fight ensued. The action went back to the outside, which led to Zayn looking to hit his Tornado DDT. This failed though as Owens cut him off with a Superkick and another Cannonball Splash. Owens then took to the air to hit a beautiful Frog Splash. Owens looked to hit his finisher, but Zayn countered him with his Tornado DDT. Zayn ran into another Super Kick, but he made another comeback with two Half-Nelson Suplexes. Zayn ran full speed ahead to land his big finisher, but Owens dropped him with a Pop Up Powerbomb. Zayn escaped the pin by putting his foot near the bottom rope. Owens taunted Zayn with slaps, but it did nothing but piss off Zayn. Zayn responded with an Exploder, another Half-Nelson Suplex and two devastating Helluva Kicks.

Becky Lynch vs. Natalya

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Winner: Natalya!

Highlights: Becky went full steam ahead at Natalya with some quick suplexes. Natalya took a quick breather outside the ring and ran back in to land some quick snap offense of her own. Becky got the better of her again though and then began taking her to town outside the ring. Natalya kept running away from her once best friend over and over. Natalya tripped up Becky and caused he to fall on her knee on the outside ring apron. Natalya then aimed her offense right at Becky’s not weakened knee. Natalya locked Becky into a leg submission, but she almost got locked into Becky’s main submission soon after. Natalya escaped it with ease and went right back to injuring Becky’s leg.

Becky withstood a ton of leg work from Natalya and finally regained her composure. She soon got the better of Natalya with all her comeback offense. Both women soon began fighting for control of their submissions, which Natalya won by finally locking in the Sharpshooter. Becky escaped and followed that up with a stiff kick to the chest and a top rope Missile Dropkick. Natalya cheated by kicking Becky in her leg while the ref stood over her. Natalya took advantage of Becky’s weakened knee once agin after locking in one more Sharpshooter for the win.

The Miz (c) (with Maryse) vs. Darren Young (with Bob Backlund) (WWE Intercontinental Championship)

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Winner: No one…

Highlights: Darren got rough early with his champion rival. Young flipped The Miz over several times and got the better of their lockups. Miz eventually put Darren on his back with a few strikes, which angered Young and caused him to respond with even more takedowns. Young laid The Miz down with a nice Spinning Elbow strike as the match wore on. Maryse reared her ugly (pretty?) head during the match by distracting Darren. This led to Darren getting shoved off the top rope to the outside. The Miz then wasted no time in further injuring Darren in front of his mentor, Bob Backlund. Both men ended up locking each other into a Backslide pinning position, which Darren soon got the better of.

After some back and forth struggling, The Miz laid out Darren with a big boot. Darren made sure to respond to The Miz’s offense with a nice Clothesline. Then Darren turned the tide with his comeback offense, which was capped off with a Back Suplex to Miz on the ring apron. Darren looked for the Crossface Chickenwing, but The Miz fought him off and tried to leave the match. The Miz got confronted by Backlund, which made The Miz get grabbed by Darren and forced back into the ring. Madness ensued as Bob went nuts after getting slapped by Maryse and The Miz, which led to Darren causing the match to be thrown out after he locked a submission onto The Miz.

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