Taz opens today’s show by discussing last night’s Battleground PPV.
He says that the show as a whole wasn’t very good. We saw a return appearance from The Great Khali who helped Jinder Mahal retain his WWE Championship, and while Taz thought that booking was okay, he thought the finish of the match was slightly clunky.
He says that Punjabi Prison matches are very troublesome to work in and are also quite difficult to shoot from a production standpoint. While you might be able to criticize certain parts of this, he thought Orton, Mahal and WWE as a whole did a fine job of pulling off this difficult match. He says that WWE’s production value is something that must always be complimented.
Taz thought the finish to the Kevin Owens/A.J. Styles match seemed a little bit off. He’s not sure if something went wrong in that finish or if it was slightly botched, but it definitely didn’t appear to go smoothly or exactly as planned.
He thought the opening match of the night between The Usos and The New Day was absolutely terrific. While the match was very entertaining, both teams utilized a lot of false finishes and that made it a very difficult match to follow. He says that there were a couple very good false finishes during the Nakamura/Baron Corbin bout, but they barely garnered a response from the live crowd in Philadelphia due to what the audience witnessed in the first match of the night.