WWE BATTLEGROUND PREDICTIONS: Natalya vs Becky Lynch and Dana Brooke and Charlotte vs Sasha Banks and a Mystery Partner (July, 24th 2016)
Battleground Sunday is Finally Upon Us, and with it being the first Pay Per View since the WWE roster was shaken up by the return of the WWE Draft, some women could be seen as more likely to have contention over the divisions top title than others. Unfortunately tonight we will not see the Women’s Championship defended, but in return we get two women’s matches as Becky Lynch and Natalya take their rivalry to the max, and Sasha Banks allocates a fellow woman to battle her enemies of Dana Brooke and Women’s Champion Charlotte. So with this show not far off, let me weigh in on who exactly is walking out with a victory after tonight’s women’s division matches.
First, lets weigh in on the first singles clash on Pay Per View between Natalya and Becky Lynch. The Two have got into physical altercations since Natalya’s unexpected heel turn following the twos loss to the pairing of Dana Brooke and Charlotte at Money in the Bank, but Natalya looks to make her biggest statement by defeating the horsewoman in the Battleground tonight, certifying her first Pay Per View victory of the year. Overall, considering current momentum which appears to be divided, and because of the two women being drafted to the same brand, i expect Natalya to win to continue the rivalry and give Becky her own singles victory on Pay Per View at Summerslam.
The Match that also has much focus, if not more, regarding the Women’s Division at Battleground is the booked match that sees Sasha Banks summon a mystery partner to deal with current rivals Women’s Champion Charlotte and Dana Brooke. The Mystery lies on who will be at the side of Banks for tonight’s show, to help her one up against the women who have attacked her in recent weeks, with names like Naomi, Summer Rae, Bayley and even Lita thrown out just to name a few. While Bayley appears to be the most predictable choice aside Paige, i do feel WWE need to pull a shock factor in deciding Sasha’s partner. Naomi could be a shock as some don’t expect her to return as a face, though her alignment may seem apparent with plans teased to be in the works. Paige has mysteriously vanished from Television since a title loss to Charlotte that lead up to Banks return and laying claim to the title the Anti Diva was once fighting for. Summer could also be open to working aside Banks to give herself a storyline, no matter how temporary. But a Woman on the RAW brand would be more logical as a competitor from Smackdown would have less chance of siding with Banks after the show unless the title holder became exclusive to both brands. So unless Sasha selects a shock returning name or Hall of Famer then whoever works alongside Banks could be likely to turn on her after the match, though this also means with plans cemented, whoever may turn on her has no place in the Summerslam Championship Match. WWE have to be logically decisive in picking out Bank’s Partner tonight. Regardless of Partner, who i believe will be either Naomi, Eva Marie, Summer, Paige, Emma (quietly cleared as a possibility), Alundra Blayze (Unlikely One Night Option) or Bayley, i do believe Dana Brooke and Charlotte walk out victorious, but NOT by pinning Banks.
Tune into WWE Battleground at 1am UK Time Live on the WWE Network and on Sky Sports Box Office to see who walks out of THE Battleground victorious. Other matches include Darren Young vs The Miz for the Intercontinental Championship and Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins challenging Dean Ambrose for the WWE Championship.