The next WWE pay-per-view event, Battleground, will be taking place Sunday night at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., and it marks the final PPV before the brand split takes effect in earnest. Three titles are on the line, while several feuds will push forward or may be resolved. So what can weexpect to see at Battleground?

WWE title could change hands in main event

First, let’s address the burning question of who’ll win the main event of Battleground – a three-way match featuring ex-Shield members Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns. Reigns is out of the question, as his recent suspension has put him in WWE’s doghouse for the time being.

And while I’m not a fan of short title runs, it might be time for Rollins to regain his WWE World Heavyweight Championship from Ambrose – with the help of some shenanigans from The Authority. RAW commissioner and Authority co-leader Stephanie McMahon, after all, wouldn't want it any other way.

No changes in the midcard belt scene

After starting out with such great promise, Darren Young’s team-up with WWE legend Bob Backlund lost its spark — at the end of the day, there's not much to get behind when a wrestler/manager tandem has so little chemistry, and those "Make Darren Young Great Again" vignettes got old pretty fast.So with that in mind, The Miz will likely walk away victorious and continue his career renaissance, with a fresh set of challengers in the SmackDown Live brand.

Young, on the other hand, might not have much upside as a RAW midcarder.

Likewise, Rusev should make quick work of Zack Ryder in their United States title match, and have his pick of future challengers from the RAW brand, while we all hope that Ryder does have a semblance of a push in the SmackDown Live brand.

The rest of the card: what to expect?

The Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens feud seems to have cooled down a bit in recent weeks, and many may be wondering whether Battleground will mark their big blow-off match. As both men were drafted to the RAW brand, I’d say the blow-off takes place at SummerSlam next month, with Owens taking the match at Battleground.

At Money in the Bank, we saw AJ Styles take advantage of a referee knocked out cold and enlist The Club’s help in defeating John Cena. But with The Club going to RAW (Balor Club, anyone?), and Styles going to SmackDown Live, it looks like the six-man tag team match against Cena, Enzo Amore, and Big Cass may mark the end of the Styles/Club partnership. Expect the Cena + Enzo and Cass trio to emerge victorious, with Styles possibly cutting his ties with The Club once and for all, blaming them for the loss and emerging as alpha heel on SmackDown Live.

Things are looking quite interesting as far as both women’s matches at Battleground are concerned. The feud between Becky Lynch and Natalya has had quite an intense buildup, with Natalya’s heel turn at Money in the Bank giving her character a much-needed shot in the arm.

This looks like a case of the heel getting the first win in the feud, which should continue on until SummerSlam.

As for Sasha Banks and her mystery partner against Charlotte and Dana Brooke, there have been many possibilities thrown around for the big reveal. Could it be Nikki Bella, who’s just been cleared to return to the ring? RAW draftee and NXT call-up Nia Jax? Paige, whose push has been in purgatory for quite a while?Your guess is as good as mine, but the match should go to Sasha/TBA, so as to set up a title match versus Charlotte at SummerSlam.

Last, but not the least, I predict The Wyatt Family is going out with a bang, with a big win over The New Day in a match where their Tag Team titles are not on the line.

Though their draft-enforced breakup came as a shock to some, the Wyatts have run their course for the meantime, and it seems fitting that their final match as a stable be a win over the popular and charismatic New Day, who have nothing to lose, and can move on to some actual challengers for the tag belts come SummerSlam.

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