- The Bella Twins are backstage talking about Battleground when Randy Orton walks up. Orton congratulates her on getting engaged to Daniel Bryan. He asks when the wedding is. He says she should schedule it sooner than later because there's a good chance Bryan won't make it down the isle after Sunday.
- Renee Young is backstage with Paul Heyman. She asks about CM Punk. Heyman says Punk is a nobody who became a Paul Heyman Guy. Renee says Ryback is around the corner and Axel is hiding behind equipment, wondering if Heyman has another trap set for Punk. Heyman dares Punk to make a move tonight.
- We get another vignette for Los Matadores.
Los Matadores vs. Heath Slater and Jinder Mahal
3MB wait int he ring as Los Matadores and their bull mascot El Torito come out for their debut. After a back and forth match that got a "boring" chant at one point, Matadores get the win after a double team move.
Winners: Los Matadores
- After the match, El Torito bounces on the ropes as Matadores celebrate.
- We get a look back at two weeks ago when Big Show knocked out Dusty Rhodes. Still to come, the big family summit. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are introduced. They come out to Triple H's theme song. Triple H invites the Rhodes family out and guarantees their safety. Dusty Rhodes' music hits and out he comes with Goldust and Cody Rhodes, all in suits.
Stephanie congratulates Cody on getting married and asks if he got the Bed, Bath & Beyond gift card. Triple H asks why they all have looks of hostility on their faces. Triple H says they have given chances to the Rhodes family and they keep failing. Triple H asks Dusty if he's upset he couldn't make it out of Florida and the NWA and failed when he tried working on a national level with a McMahon. Stephanie says they want to give Cody his job back and want to give Goldust a job, if they can beat Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns at Battleground. If they lose, they're done for WWE forever and Dusty loses his developmental job. Dusty says he will be in their corner at Battleground. Stephanie says Dusty is itching for a fight. She warns him to be careful what he wishes for because he just might get it. Stephanie and Triple H exit the ring as the Rhodes family looks on. As they're leaving, The Shield attacks. Roman Reigns spears Goldust. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose beat down Cody. They go after Dusty before triple teaming Cody and hitting the big powerbomb. Rollins stomps on Dusty some more and they taunt him. A "you suck" chant breaks out. The Shield stand over Dusty and pose as we go to replays.
- Still to come, Orton and Bryan will go face to face. Back to commercial.
R-Truth vs. Curtis Axel
Back from the break and out comes R-Truth in his new pink t-shirt. WWE Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel is out next with Paul Heyman for a non-title match.
They start off and Axel tosses Truth to the mat and talks some trash. Truth dances around and the crowd pops. Axel gets in his face and mushes him back. Truth with a big smack to the face that sends Axel down. Truth makes a comeback and Axel goes to the ropes. Lots of back and forth in the match. Fans start chanting for CM Punk. Axel turns it around and Punk's music hits, interrupting things. Heyman gets scared at ringside. Truth takes advantage of Axel being distracted and drops him for the win.
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